I don't think we have a Monty Python reference here. Magic Wands and people/things getting turned into newts are far too common for that. Without the "getting better" part like in the Limerick Dungeon adventure, it isn't a Monty Python reference.
If a description mentioned cutting down an oak-tree you wouldn't call that a Monty Python reference. If you had to cut it with a herring, or someone said "Nih" it would be, but just cutting down oak trees isn't specific enough.--Gorgolok 09:32, 23 Aug 2005 (Central Daylight Time)
- Maybe it's another NetHack reference. You can find newts in NetHack, but I don't know if you can polimorph your NetHack familiar into a newt - I haven't played it too much. --Pcentella 06:52, 24 Aug 2005 (Central Daylight Time)
besides, the woman accused of witchery wasn't innocent... sir bedevere proves she is a witch, and she admits "'tis a fair cop"...
What stands out to me, in terms of whether or not the newt reference is genuine Pythonicity, is that this is also in the description of the "Pine" wand. Hearing that makes me think of the dead parrot sketch, as well. Yeah, that's a really ridiculous stretch of logic.--Al Khowarizmi 09:58, 4 June 2007 (CDT)