Suffice to say, "Spamalot" kicked ass, especially with Alan Tudyk ("Wash") as Lancelot
COUNTRY MUSIC PLAYS
AFTER A FEW MOMENTS WE HEAR HORSE'S HOOVES GETTING CLOSER AND CLOSER. OUT OF THE MIST WALKS Malcom Reynolds FOLLOWED BY Zoe WHO IS BANGING TWO COCONUTS TOGETHER.
They approach a ranch
Farmer: Halt! Who goes there?
Mal: It is I, Reynolds, son of....hmmmm....don't know, from the ship of Serenity. King of all Brown Coats, defeator of Beylix, sovereign of all Borders!
Farmer: Get away!
Mal: I am...And this my trusty servant, Zoe. We have ridden the length and breadth of the land in search of men who will join our crew at Serenity. I must speak with your lord and master.
Farmer: What? Ridden on a horse?
Farmer: You're using coconuts!
Farmer: You've got two empty halves of coconuts and you're banging them together.
Mal: So? We have ridden since the snows of winter covered this land, through the planet of Ariel
Farmer: Where did you get the coconuts?
Mal: Through ... We found them.
Ariel: Found them? In Ariel? The coconut's tropical!
Mal: What do you mean?
Farmer: Well, this is a temperate zone.
Mal: A Firefly may fly across suns, or the space reavers or the ranchers seek warmer hot lands in winter, yet these are not strangers to our land.
Farmer: Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?
Mal: Not at all. They could be carried.
Farmer: What? A Firefly carrying a coconut?
Mal: Why not?
Farmer: I'll tell you why not. Because someone flying a Firefly would not be involved in shipping a coconut that you'd be lucky to find under a pound. You would have to ship thousands to be cost-effective.
Mal: The ship could grip it by the husk
Farmer: It's not a question of where one grips it, It's a simple matter of fuel weight - ratios ... A hundred-ton ship could not hold a a one pound coconut and make a profit off it.
Mal: Well, it doesn't matter. Go and tell your master that Reynolds from the crew of Serenity is here.
Farmer: Look! To maintain profitability, a Firefly needs to ship four hundred and ninety three coconuts every route. Right?
Farmer: Am I right?
Mal: I'm not interested
Second Farmer: It could be carried by an Alliance Firefly. The Alliance is bureaucratic enough to ship one coconut.
First Farmer: Oh yes! An Alliance Firefly maybe ... but not a Persephone Firefly. That's my point.
Second Farmer: Oh yes, I agree there...
Mal: Will you ask your master if he wants to join my crew of Serenity?
First Farmer: But then of course, Alliance Fireflies are non-servicable. You wouldn't catch one near this shithole, let alone shipping coconuts.
Second Farmer: Oh yes.
Mal raises his eyes heavenwards and nods to Zoe. They turn and go off into the mist.
First Farmer: So they wouldn't be able to ship a coconut back anyway.
Second Farmer: Wait a minute! Suppose two Fireflies carried it together?
First Farmer: Why would they do that? Can you imagine the route line?