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- "Long ago there were a race of men called the Druids who seemed to have strange abilities. It was never really proven that they were anything special, only that they were strange. But now Arthur and his knights will come face to face with them. This is that story."
- —Opening Text, Arthur vs. the Druids vs. the Grail
As the title implies, the series focuses on the adventures of Arthur Pendragon and the Knights of the Round Table. The first three movies, filmed in the fall of 2005, the first of which for an English class project, were made public a year later. When compared to other projects by RMA Studios, the three films have received substantially lower viewership and popularity.
Eventually, more Arthur films were made, one even introduced the character of Nox Decious, but still have yet to be publicly released. Some other aspects that tie in with Stupid Mario Brothers are Merlin's table, which appears as a location several times. The Nether Saber, a powerful beam sword once used by Merlin to defeat Decious also reappears. Although some elements are connected with Stupid Mario Brothers, it should be noted that many canonical aspects greatly differ between the two series, effectively rendering the series as source material for Merlin and Decious' back story.
Arthur vs. the Druids vs. the GrailEdit
Arthur and his comrades Lancelot and Robin are bored and try to think of something to do. Robin suggests going on a quest to find an expensive piece of dining ware, but Lancelot disagrees as he believes that no such thing exists. Moments later, Arthur sees the Holy Grail in front of him, but Lancelot and Robin don't see anything and think that he is crazy. Later, King Arthur leaves and goes to Merlin (who has an insane personality) and tells him about the Grail. Merlin sends Arthur to the Mountain of Dune Tah Too Tae to find the Grail and defeat the Druids who own it. So Arthur and his comrades arrive at the mountain and fight the Druids and kill the Druid King, who had the Holy Grail inside his crotch. In the end, King Arthur, much to Merlin's displeasure, destroys the Grail and heads back home with his friends. The film ends with them singing "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life".
The Revenge of MorganaEditAfter a long narration, King Arthur is about to knight their new comrade Tristian, when Excalibur suddenly loses power. So he and Robin go to the Lady of the Lake so that she can bring Excalibur back to its full abilities. Afterwards, Arthur, Lancelot, Robin, and Tristian have a party because of this, but Arthur is later tricked into having sex with the evil Morgana so she can give birth to her son Mordred. She then tells them that she is going to kill Merlin so that he won't stand in her way, so Arthur and the gang head to Merlin's Table to save him. Morgana arrives at Merlin's Table in order to kill Merlin, where he reveals that he only started using a crazy personality so Arthur would make his own decisions rather then relying on him. The two wizards then engage each other in a sword fight, but Morgana gains the upper hand and successfully defeats Merlin. After Morgana leaves, Arthur and his friends arrive at the table only to find Merlin dying, but he tells them to stop Morgana before she gives birth to Mordred and then dies. Morgana later shows up and fights Arthur and his friends, kills Robin and later flees. In the end, Morgana gives birth to her son Mordred.
The Return to Mount Dune Tah Too TaeEditSet 20 years after the second film, Morgana has raised her son Mordred into a merciless killer. Declaring that he will defeat Arthur without his mother, he kills her with a revolver pistol, takes over her army and sets out to kill Arthur and his friends. Meanwhile, Arthur, Lancelot and Tristian have grown older and have learned that Mordred is raising an army. They wonder how they will manage to defeat him, since there is only three of them. Lancelot then gets the idea of teaming up with the Druids, to which Arthur agrees. They get into the Holy Honda and drive to the Mountain of Dune Tah Too Tae, but eventually get out and walk due to traffic. They eventually arrive and are surprised to see the Druid King alive. Arthur reveals the problem so the Druids and Arthur put their differences aside and team up to fight Mordred and his army. After a long battle with Mordred and his men, Arthur hears the ghost of Merlin who tells him to kill the Druid King so he can get the Holy Grail out of him and use it to defeat Mordred. After repeating the same process as before, Arthur successfully defeats the Druid King again, but is mortally wounded in the battle. With Arthur down for the count, Tristian and Lancelot confront Mordred who kills Tristian. Running out of options, Lancelot takes the Grail and uses it to freeze Mordred's body so he can kill him. Lancelot successfully kills Mordred, and under the request of the dying Arthur, Lancelot goes to the Lady of the Lake so she can throw Excalibur into the water. He arrives only to find she has gone to a magic people's convention. Lancelot then realizes that with Excalibur, he can become king, but falls into the water and drowns. After Lancelot dies, the film ends.
Characters from the Arthur TrilogyEdit
- Doug Orofino as Arthur, Druid #2, Mordred.
- Matt Provencal as Robin, the Druid King, Mordred Minion #1.
- Rich Alvarez as Merlin, Lancelot, Druid #1, Mordred Minion #2.
- Chris Muller as Tristian, Druid #3, Mordred Minion #3.
- Christine Alvarez as Morgana, the Lady of the Lake.
- The three films are probably inspired by Monty Python and the Holy Grail and the Broadway Musical Spamalot.
- A shot of the Druids not present in any of the three films appears in the trailer of the first film.
- Due to an encoding error in YouTube's online compression system, the visual element in the .flv version of fourth part of The Revenge of Morgana is missing. Downloading a .webm version from a third party site will restore the image.
- The "Boom-swah-tee-oosh" incantation uttered by Merlin and the Lady of the Lake is a direct reference to a phrase occasionally used by the character Filbert from Rocko's Modern Life.
- Arthur utters the word "Mellon" to open the gates of the Lady of the Lake's pool, a reference to a scene in The Lord of the Rings where Gandalf says an Elvish word to open the doors of Moria.
- In The Return to Mount Dune Tah Too Tae, the first instance of Slap Combat breaks out between the Druid King and one of Mordred's soldiers.
- Arthur and Lancelot crossed over with the cast of Bored of the Rings in a portion of the film not yet entirely released.
- Other films in the series include: The prequel, Arthur vs. Lancelot vs. His Youth, focuses on the days of Arthur's father, Uther and the creation of Excalibur. The sequels, Oops! We Broke the Table Part I: The God of Eternal Magicalness and Oops! We Broke the Table Part II: Galahad, the Last Knight, focus on Nox Decious' betrail of his brother and his conflicts with the Knights of the Round Table. Two parts of Arthur vs. Lancelot vs. His Youth were uploaded to YouTube by RMA Studios sometime in 2007, but were privatized later for unknown reasons. Several clips from the Oops! We Broke the Table movies also exist on the RichAlvarez channel. The most famous of these scenes was the scarring of Decious' face, but the clip has been privatized. The full movie is said to have an approximate running time of about 50 minutes.
- A third part of Oops! We Broke the Table was planned, but was never finished, as RMA Studios decided to start the production of what eventually led to Stupid Mario Brothers instead.
- A brief clip of Merlin lifted from Arthur vs. Lancelot vs. His Youth was used in the RandumbProd sketch, Intervention.
Arthur vs. the Druids vs. the Grail:
- Part 1
- Part 2
- Part 3
- Arthur vs. the Druids vs. the Grail - Trailer
- Alternate Lightsaber Ending (Archived)
The Revenge of Morgana:
The Return to Mount Dune Tah Too Tae: