Jake's Journey

Synopsis: A normal teenager is transported to a Monty Pythonesque medieval fantasy land where an odd, adamant knight takes him on a quest.
25 min


I'm Jake Sibley.

That's my family and that's our

home in good old Dayton, Ohio.

My life was terrific until

my dad got this job in England

and took us all with him

to the other side of the world.

See my mom and my dad and my sister

keep telling me how great it is here.

But I don't get it.

Any place where they drive

on the wrong side of the road,

play all the wrong sports, and it rains

all the time can't be that great.

The truth is I'd like to go home.

Here's to another beautiful day.

What are you up to, Sarah?

- We're going on a field trip today.

Oh, that's nice.

I wish Jake would go

on a field trip or something.

Any trip to the USA, Jake would

be out of here like a shot.

Good morning Jake.

Straighten your tie dear.

Why do I have to

dress like this?

I mean, I feel like I

park cars for a living.

Oh, come on, it's not that bad.

All your friends have to wear uniforms.

All my friends live in Dayton, Ohio dad.

I don't know anyone here yet.

And if I did they wouldn't

know that the Yankees

are playing a double header

against the Indians today.

And if I told them they wouldn't care.

I don't have any friends

here and I never will.

Well, you know Fiona Penwarden.

Or you'd like to.

Shut up, Sarah.

Don't you talk to your sister like that.

Now who is Fiona Penwarden?

She's some girl who lives down

on the corner, I don't even know her.

I've seen her twice.

He means stared at her.

He was practically drooling.

He wants to ask her to

the dance next Saturday.

But he's too scared.

You know, an accident can be arranged.

You were never shy before, Jake.

I never lived in England before, dad.

I mean, if you haven't noticed,

they do things differently here.

It's all coats and ties and I'm

terribly terribly pleased to meet you.

And even if I did talk to her she'd

probably think I was a total nerd.

No way, people aren't that different here.

Hey, did this phone ring?


Watch my mouth:

Did this phone ring?

No. No, it didn't.

No hold on, why shouldn't she like you?

You're a good looking boy.

- Yeugh.

Mom, she's much too classy for him.

You know, I'd like to stay at this table

and get picked on for another

hour or two, really I would.

But I don't want to find out

what happens to you if

you're late for school.

I think they'll probably

beat me with a stick.

Have a nice day, dear.


Why don't you just ask the girl?

- What if she says no, dad?

Well that's better than not knowing.

And she might say yes.

Look, you just got to join in

with life here a bit more.

It's an adventure.

Take some risks.

What have you got to lose?

Thanks dad.

Take some risks.

What have I got to lose?

Oh, just total humiliation.

My life. You know, that sort of thing.

Fiona Penwarden.

That's her.

Alright, stay cool Jake.

Just relax, just stay calm.

Hold it out, lad.

Keep it steady!

Help me up then lad,

don't just stand there.

I told you to hold

that thing steady.

You've ruined a perfectly

good second hand tabard.

What's going on?

What am I doing here?

People on quests

don't ask questions like that.

What did you do that for?

Good question.

Bright lad.

Well, it's tradition, I suppose.

I'm obliged to if you answer back.

What if I don't answer back?

You always do.

Pages always answer back,

otherwise it's considered dumb insolence.

You're not being dumb

and insolent are you?

- Good lad, well done.

- Thank you.

They always do.

Right, now this quest...

Aren't you going to ask me what quest?

It's alright to talk if I ask you to.

- Ah, okay.

- Sometimes.

Right, off we go.

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Graham Chapman

Graham Arthur Chapman (8 January 1941 – 4 October 1989) was an English comedian, writer, actor, author and one of the six members of the surreal comedy group Monty Python. He played authority figures such as the Colonel and the lead role in two Python films, Holy Grail and Life of Brian. more…

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