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Coming up with a name for something can be incredibly difficult. It needs to be catchy, easy to remember and explanatory (if possible). So how did the Monty Python lads end up with, well, "Monty Python", which defies the aforementioned guidelines? Well, it was just one of many options, including "The Toad Elevating Moment" and "Owl Stretching Time".

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Monty Python is as awesome today as it was in the 70s and 80s and it's sad to think future (and some current) generations will be unaware of its existence. Fortunately, the internet is doing a bang up job keeping it alive, especially when talented channels such as CineFix put together amazing recuts like this "dramatic" take on The Holy Grail.

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The disappearing "wipe" act. You've seen it a hundred times before in as many films — a car or bus drives past the camera and as if by magic, our villain or hero vanishes. Have you ever wondered where they go exactly? This clip by the ever-comedic Aussie-based Michael Shanks provides us with one very surreal (and bloody) theory.

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Jaws might not be as terrifying as it was when it was first released in 1975, but you have to give director Steven Spielberg and the rest of the movie's cast and crew credit for what they collectively concocted without cutting-edge CG. Even this surprisingly informative clip from Honest Trailers admits the film's strengths more than make up for its (few) weaknesses.

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Video: Even if those friends are half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herders. Maybe especially then. This mash-up, from the talented and tasteful OneMinuteGalactica, reveals Han Solo's secret, shameful life as one of the galaxy's biggest lushes for an absolutely chilling (and very '70s) drunk driving PSA. Sure, you may think it's just a gag, but this makes far too much sense.

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If you haven't seen TJ Miller on Silicon Valley, you'll almost certainly recognise him as the bar owner from Deadpool. Miller serves a similar purpose in both pieces of media — that of deadpan comedy relief. And while we get to see the very best lines and delivery from the actor, these are often curated from a much larger selection.

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Oh Steven Seagal. How the mighty fall. From the respectable heights of Under Siege to the deplorable depths of Half Past Dead. It's no secret Seagal went, uh, off the path as his films transitioned from the silver screen to direct to video, but you don't realise just how far until you listen to storyteller extraordinaire Stephen Tobolowsky explain how it was working with the guy.

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Video: This short animation Death in Space by Thomas Lucas is a collection of two-second scenes that show people dying in space in the most random ways. It's totally silly, but it's funny because it pokes fun of the careless curiosity of human nature. Yes, we're going to jab that creature that might swallow us alive. Sure, we'll open up this box that might vaporise us. Of course, we'll add another drop into a solution that might explode.