History Film / RobinHoodMenInTights

31st May '16 12:18:42 AM Seanette
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* MessOnAPlate: Latrine's omelet from hell. The intact eyeballs aren't the most visually disturbing thing on that plate.
30th May '16 1:29:20 PM JamesAustin
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* BreakingTheFourthWall: Repeatedly. It's a signature Creator/MelBrooks trope. See also CameraAbuse, below.

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* BreakingTheFourthWall: Repeatedly. It's a signature Creator/MelBrooks trope. See also CameraAbuse, below.As one example, at one point they pull out the script to see what happens next.



* CelebrityParadox: At one point, they pull out the script to see what happens next.
** Or during the wedding:
--->'''Person in Crowd:''' Good morrow, Abbot.\\
'''Abbot:''' Good morrow.\\
'''Person in Crowd:''' Good morrow, Abbot.\\
'''Abbot:''' Good morrow.\\
'''Person in Crowd:''' Heeeeey [[Creator/AbbottAndCostello Abbbboooot!]]\\
'''Abbot:''' ...I ''hate'' that guy!



[[YoungFrankenstein I have a mole?]]

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[[YoungFrankenstein [[Film/YoungFrankenstein I have a mole?]]



--->'''Boy''': Well, it's getting late and I've got to go [[HomeAlone home alone]] now. Ahhhhhh!

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--->'''Boy''': Well, it's getting late and I've got to go [[HomeAlone home alone]] Film/{{home alone}} now. Ahhhhhh!Ahhhhhh!
** Or during the wedding:
--->'''Person in Crowd:''' Good morrow, Abbot.\\
'''Abbot:''' Good morrow.\\
'''Person in Crowd:''' Good morrow, Abbot.\\
'''Abbot:''' Good morrow.\\
'''Person in Crowd:''' Heeeeey [[Creator/AbbottAndCostello Abbbboooot!]]\\
'''Abbot:''' ...I ''hate'' that guy!



** [[Creator/AbbottAndCostello HEY ABBBBOOOOOOT!!!]]
--->'''Abbot: I HATE THAT GUY!'''



** "[[Film/{{TheGodfather}} We'll make him an offer he can't refuse]]", and the whole Don Corle..Don Giovanni scene. "I was just gonna say that!!". Also during this scene, Dirty Ezio is a doppelganger for ''Film/DirtyHarry'''s Creator/ClintEastwood.

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** "[[Film/{{TheGodfather}} "[[Film/TheGodfather We'll make him an offer he can't refuse]]", and the whole Don Corle..Don Giovanni scene. "I was just gonna say that!!". Also during this scene, Dirty Ezio is a doppelganger for ''Film/DirtyHarry'''s Creator/ClintEastwood.
13th May '16 9:33:40 AM Jeduthun
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* BadNewsInAGoodWay: TropeNamer. Prince John requests that the Sheriff keep his news positive, but when the Sheriff attempts to try it, it doesn't come off very well:
--> '''Prince John:''' I knew it! I knew it would be bad news. Wait, I have an idea. Maybe if you tell me the ''bad'' news in a ''good'' way, it wouldn't sound so bad.\\
'''Sheriff of Rottingham:''' The bad news in a good way. Yes, yes, I can do that. The bad news in a good way. Well, here it goes. ''[hysterically]'' Ha! Ha! Ha! W-wait till you hear this! I just saw Robin of Locksley, he's back from the crusades. ''[laughs]'' You know, he just beat the ''crap'' out of me and my men. ''[laughs]'' He hates you and he loves your brother, Richard! ''[laughs]'' And... ''[laughs]'' ... he wants to see you hanged! ''[laughs and snorts loudly]'' We, we're in an awful lot of trouble! ''[laughs]''\\
'''Prince John:''' What, are you crazy?! Why are you laughing?! This is terrible news!



* BadNewsInAGoodWay: TropeNamer
9th May '16 1:27:04 AM Cifer
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* TrainingThePeacefulVillagers: Parodied.

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* TrainingThePeacefulVillagers: Parodied.As it turns out, the villagers are not really suited to be trained - Robin's men wonder if it might not be best to go with the training dummies instead. In the end, they manage to get their act together and [[BigDamnHeroes come to the rescue]].
10th Apr '16 8:33:45 AM Bissek
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* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Robin and the Merry Men are never shown robbing the rich or giving to the poor. For that matter, their actions to take down Prince John and restore Richard to the throne boil down to being mildly irritating, resulting in John focusing all his attention on taking down Robin until Richard returns and deals with his brother by himself.
10th Apr '16 8:27:20 AM Bissek
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* IdiotBall: Robin grabs it hard when he decides that he absolutely ''has'' to compete in the archery tournament at the festival, which he didn't learn about until '''after''' he was told that the festival was a trap. Everyone present when he makes that decision realizes it, too.
8th Apr '16 8:19:30 PM Bissek
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* StockPoses: If Robin isn't in motion, he's doing some kind of dramatic pose. On occasion he manages to maintain it while he ''is'' in motion.
25th Mar '16 1:48:21 AM Kitch
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* RecycledSoundtrack: The song "Men in Tights" has the same backbeat as "Jews in Space" from ''Film/HistoryOfTheWorldPartOne''
2nd Mar '16 12:12:26 AM drac0blade
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* FreezeFrameBonus: The "magic pill" that Latrine gives to gives to the Sheriff after he's run through to save his life is a [[JustForPun Lifesaver]]

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* FreezeFrameBonus: The "magic pill" that Latrine gives to gives to the Sheriff after he's run through to save his life is a [[JustForPun Lifesaver]]
21st Feb '16 12:31:11 AM GrammarNavi
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* ThousandYardStare: PlayedForLaughs, of course, when Robin develops a [[LargeHam hammed-up version]] as Blinkin goes over [[EverybodysDeadDave the long list of Robin's loved ones, now deceased]]. Blinkin, being blind, is totally obli

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* ThousandYardStare: PlayedForLaughs, of course, when Robin develops a [[LargeHam hammed-up version]] as Blinkin goes over [[EverybodysDeadDave the long list of Robin's loved ones, now deceased]]. Blinkin, being blind, is totally oblioblivious to it and is overjoyed at Robin's return.
* ThrowingDownTheGauntlet: Parodied: the Sheriff of Rottingham slaps Robin with a glove to challenge him to a duel, and Robin counters with an ''actual'' gauntlet by way of accepting the challenge. Rottingham then lays out the terms of the duel, which happen to include [[JustYouAndMeAndMyGuards calling in a whole mess of guards]].
* TitleDrop: A funny variation.
--> '''Rabbi Tuckman:''' Robin of Locksley? I just came back from Maid Marian, the lady whose heart you stole. You [[Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves prince of thieves]] you!
** A straighter (but still funny) variation would be the musical number "Men In Tights" in the middle of the movie.
* TrainingThePeacefulVillagers: Parodied.
* TrickArrow: Laser-guided Patriot Arrow.
* TrollBridge: Guarded by Little John.
%%* UncleTomfoolery: Parodied by Creator/DaveChappelle.
* {{Understatement}}: Robin briefly complains that his noose is a little tight. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshade]] courtesy of the [[StealthPun hangman]].
* UnfortunateNames: Latrine. Her ancestors changed it ''to'' Latrine -- it used to be "Shithouse."
** Also Ahchoo, son of [[IncrediblyLamePun Ahsneeze]].
*** '''BLESS YOU!!!'''
* VillainsWantMercy: Prince John tries to beg his way out of trouble with King Richard.
--> '''John''': It's not my fault. I got a lot of bad advice from Rottingham.
--> '''Merry Men''': [[CoughSnarkCough *cough* Bullshit! *cough* Bullshit]]!
* VisualInnuendo: The moonlight serenade.
* VisualPun: Look closely at the magic pill Latrine gives the Sheriff to "save his life."[[note]]For British viewers, what you call Polo mints are called Life Savers in the States.[[/note]]
** Also,
--->Lend me your ears!\\
[''cue [[HavingAHeart inevitable joke]]'']\\
...that's disgusting.
** In addition, Dom's little iguana apparently has a problem with narcolepsy, a reptile dysfunction. How sad. Either that or he can't keep it up...
--->'''Rottingham''': Excuse me for saying, Dom Giovanni: Your lizard...seems limp.
* WalkThisWay: Led by the Sheriff of Rottingham after the archery contest.
* WeddingDeadline
* WeWillMeetAgain: Parodied and subverted.
-->'''Thug''': You haven't seen the last of us!
-->''(Robin does his [[KnifeOutline six arrows at once thing]], pinning him to the tree)''
-->'''Thug''' ''(sheepishly)'': You've seen the last of us.
* WhatAreYouInFor: "...Jaywalking."
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We never see the results of Prince John and Latrine's plan to get the Sheriff drunk.
** Or, for that matter, the potion she promised John to poison Robin.
* YiddishAsASecondLanguage: Really, most movies Creator/MelBrooks has been in.
* YouFightLikeACow
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