History Film / RobinHoodMenInTights

20th Aug '17 12:51:39 PM CosmicFerret
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Really, it was only a matter of time before Creator/MelBrooks turned his sights on the venerable legend of RobinHood and completely shredded it (again - see ''Series/WhenThingsWereRotten''). This anachronistic, irreverent romp through one of the best-known tales of the Western world runs roughshod over classic and modern adaptations alike, aiming most of its quips at Creator/KevinCostner's ''[[Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves Prince of Thieves]]'' version but getting in a good many jabs at the classic Creator/ErrolFlynn ''Film/TheAdventuresOfRobinHood'' as well.

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Really, it was only a matter of time before Creator/MelBrooks turned his sights on the venerable legend of RobinHood Myth/RobinHood and completely shredded it (again - see ''Series/WhenThingsWereRotten''). This anachronistic, irreverent romp through one of the best-known tales of the Western world runs roughshod over classic and modern adaptations alike, aiming most of its quips at Creator/KevinCostner's ''[[Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves Prince of Thieves]]'' version but getting in a good many jabs at the classic Creator/ErrolFlynn ''Film/TheAdventuresOfRobinHood'' as well.
19th Aug '17 3:38:15 PM JStryker47
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* LosingAShoeInTheStruggle: When the Sheriff's plot to marry Maid Marian fails, he grabs her and runs. This sudden motion causes her shoes to fall off.
2nd Jul '17 6:20:55 PM Demetrios
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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: When Blinkin is hacking and slashing his way through what he thinks is an army of {{mook}}s (he's actually just beating up a wooden support beam), one of the castle maids hiding under the stairs is giving him a "WTF?" look.
10th Jun '17 10:19:42 AM nombretomado
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** ''Twice'', and in quick succession. First with Robin as WinstonChurchill, then with Ahchoo ([[RunningGag BLESS YOU!]]) as UsefulNotes/MalcolmX (complete with glasses).

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** ''Twice'', and in quick succession. First with Robin as WinstonChurchill, UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill, then with Ahchoo ([[RunningGag BLESS YOU!]]) as UsefulNotes/MalcolmX (complete with glasses).
17th May '17 10:57:25 PM rafi
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* ImprobableAimingSkills: Subverted. [[RuleOfThree He was aiming for the hangman.]]



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: "You had to mention the archery contest, didn't you, Maid Marian?



* OffhandBackhand: Do You Know Praying Mantis?

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* OffhandBackhand: OffhandBackhand:
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Do You Know Praying Mantis?



* SomethingElseAlsoRises: The moonlight serenade.

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* SomethingElseAlsoRises: The moonlight serenade.serenade ends with an exceedingly suggestive silhouette on a sheet that makes the Merry Men cheer (It's actually Robin's sword).



* SwordOverHead
* SwordSparks: Lampshaded.

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* SwordOverHead
SwordOverHead: Variant. After Robin defeats the Sheriff of Rottingham, he turns away, compliments his sword, and makes to sheathe it ... and ''accidentally'' runs the Sheriff through as he tries to backstab Robin.
* SwordSparks: Lampshaded.Lampshaded when Robin looks at the camera and exclaims "Shocking!", just after the Sheriff's sword makes sparks from striking a stone column.



** Both Italian and French versions say: "I'm not someone who DancesWithWolves".

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** Both Italian and French versions say: "I'm not someone who DancesWithWolves".Film/DancesWithWolves".



* ThemeTuneRap

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* ThemeTuneRapThemeTuneRap: The group of minstrels who frame the story do so using this trope. What are hip-hop and dark-skinned people doing in 12th-century England? [[RuleOfFunny Don't ask]].



%%* UncleTomfoolery: Parodied by Creator/DaveChappelle.

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%%* * UncleTomfoolery: Parodied by Creator/DaveChappelle.Creator/DaveChappelle. While this was a pastiche of other Robin Hood films (especially the Costner version), because of the extremes that this role sometimes goes to in a movie playing it straight, this rather exaggerated parody was actually not that far off the norm.



* UnfortunateNames: Latrine. Her ancestors changed it ''to'' Latrine -- it used to be "Shithouse."

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* UnfortunateNames: UnfortunateNames:
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Latrine. Her ancestors changed it ''to'' Latrine -- it used to be "Shithouse."



* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: [[NiceJobBreakingItHero You had to mention the archery contest, didn't you, Maid Marian?]]
12th May '17 11:05:47 AM Quanyails
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* FreezeFrameBonus: The "magic pill" that Latrine 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 the Sheriff after he's run through to save his life is a [[JustForPun Lifesaver]]Lifesaver]].
16th Apr '17 2:35:42 AM CumbersomeTercel
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Really, it was only a matter of time before Creator/MelBrooks turned his sights on the venerable legend of RobinHood and completely shredded it (again - see ''Series/WhenThingsWereRotten''). This anachronistic, irreverent romp through one of the best-known tales of the Western world runs roughshod over classic and modern adaptations alike, aiming most of its quips at Kevin Costner's ''[[Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves Prince of Thieves]]'' version but getting in a good many jabs at the classic ErrolFlynn ''Film/TheAdventuresOfRobinHood'' as well.

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Really, it was only a matter of time before Creator/MelBrooks turned his sights on the venerable legend of RobinHood and completely shredded it (again - see ''Series/WhenThingsWereRotten''). This anachronistic, irreverent romp through one of the best-known tales of the Western world runs roughshod over classic and modern adaptations alike, aiming most of its quips at Kevin Costner's Creator/KevinCostner's ''[[Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves Prince of Thieves]]'' version but getting in a good many jabs at the classic ErrolFlynn Creator/ErrolFlynn ''Film/TheAdventuresOfRobinHood'' as well.
2nd Apr '17 11:37:35 PM NWolfman
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** Of course, the whole movie picks all of the best parts of many other beloved Robin Hood films (ErrolFlynn's epic poses in ''Film/TheAdventuresOfRobinHood'', the AwardBaitSong in ''Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves'' and even the archery contest from [[Disney/RobinHood the Disney version]]) and distills it into a lighthearted pastiche.
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23rd Mar '17 11:04:02 AM Demetrios
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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: [[NiceJobBreakingItHero You had to mention the archery contest, didn't you, Maid Marian?]]
14th Mar '17 2:20:23 PM NWolfman
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* WackySoundEffect: The [[VisualGag 12th century fox]] dashes off to the woods to the sound of a ricocheting bullet and... a dolphin cry?
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