The scene was originally going to be an awesome fight sequence between a whip and a sword. The swordsman trained for months, and they rehearsed the sequence several times on set. When the day came to actually shoot it Harrison Ford wasn’t feeling very well, because he ate some bad food the night before. Ford ended up suggesting he just shoot the swordsman instead, and Steven Spielberg ran with it. In the end, it turned out to be a great scene that many of us found funny.