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Slightly Adequate Relatively Unknown Pythony Factoids #14 - Ex-Lepers and loose beards:
The first attempts [at the Leper scene] failed for various reasons. During one take, Graham tried to throw a coin into his [Michael’s] begging cup but missed. “Half a denari for me bloody life story,” ad-libbed Michael, “and you can’t even hit my bloody cup!” After a couple of usable takes, somebody noticed that Mandy didn’t have her beard. She is supposed to be holding it in her hand as she returns from the stoning.
"Shit, I left it at the hotel," recalled Terry J. A quick conference determined that they would just carry on without it. Mandy would just keep one hand out of sight of the camera…
"Everyone around here is so helpful, especially about moustaches and beards coming loose," noted Michael. "I’ve had people cross through a very crowded courtyard and go to a great deal of trouble and inconvenience to point it out, even though I was long aware of it."