History Film / RobinHoodMenInTights

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?
10th Mar '17 2:33:02 PM NWolfman
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** Rottingham has his moments. During his final duel with Robin, he politely tells him "''En garde!''" and Robin, just as politely, thanks him for the warming.

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** Rottingham has his moments. During his final duel with Robin, he politely tells him "''En garde!''" and Robin, just as politely, thanks him for the warming.warning.
10th Mar '17 2:32:42 PM NWolfman
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* AffablyEvil: The dungeon master in the opening scene, who acts more like a hotel concierge.

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* AffablyEvil: AffablyEvil
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The dungeon master in the opening scene, who acts more like a hotel concierge.concierge.
** Rottingham has his moments. During his final duel with Robin, he politely tells him "''En garde!''" and Robin, just as politely, thanks him for the warming.
24th Feb '17 8:37:50 AM Ambaryerno
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* {{Expy}}: Cary Elwes is essentially playing [[Film/ThePrincessBride Westley]] playing Robin Hood. And in the ''Film/{{Godfather}}'' scene, Don Giovanni is [[Film/{{Godfather}} Don Corleone]], Filthy Luca is [[Film/{{Godfather}} Luca Brasi]], and Dirty Ezio is Film/DirtyHarry. Bonus point for the last one, for being a convincing doppelganger of Creator/ClintEastwood.

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* {{Expy}}: Cary Elwes is essentially playing [[Film/ThePrincessBride Westley]] playing Robin Hood.Hood, with Creator/DaveChappelle pretty nicely echoing Cleavon Little from ''Film/BlazingSaddles''. And in the ''Film/{{Godfather}}'' scene, Don Giovanni is [[Film/{{Godfather}} Don Corleone]], Filthy Luca is [[Film/{{Godfather}} Luca Brasi]], and Dirty Ezio is Film/DirtyHarry. Bonus point for the last one, for being a convincing doppelganger of Creator/ClintEastwood.
21st Feb '17 1:36:10 PM GunarmDyne
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** One of the villagers does this to one guard accidentally while celebrating taking another one down a moment beforehand.
19th Feb '17 7:18:58 AM Prfnoff
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* MisspellingOutLoud:
-->'''Don Giovanni''': OK, you want plain English: Robin is gonna be dead. D-E-D. Dead.
8th Jan '17 2:44:32 PM VicGeorge2011
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* CripplingCastration: Rabbi Tuckmann offers to circumcise Robin and his group of Merry Men, only for them to refuse when he illustrates the circumcision as putting one's manhood on the chopping end of a small guillotine.

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* CripplingCastration: Rabbi Tuckmann Tuckman offers to circumcise Robin and his group of Merry Men, only for them to refuse when he illustrates demonstrates the circumcision as putting one's manhood on through the chopping end of a small guillotine.
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