History Trivia / YoungFrankenstein

14th Apr '17 4:56:04 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* TheCastShowOff: Mel Brooks, who knew that Madeline Kahn had a lovely singing voice, felt so guilty about making her [[HollywoodToneDeaf sing badly on purpose]] in ''Film/BlazingSaddles'' that he gave her a short scene where her character sings "Battle Hymn Of The Republic" to make up for it.

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* TheCastShowOff: Mel Brooks, Creator/MelBrooks, who knew that Madeline Kahn had a lovely singing voice, felt so guilty about making her [[HollywoodToneDeaf sing badly on purpose]] in ''Film/BlazingSaddles'' that he gave her a short scene where her character sings "Battle Hymn Of The Republic" to make up for it.



** Igor's hump, which changes position from scene to scene; Marty Feldman decided to do this on his own, without telling anybody beforehand. When someone finally noticed, they added a bit where Frederick does as well.

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** Igor's hump, which changes position from scene to scene; Marty Feldman Creator/MartyFeldman decided to do this on his own, without telling anybody beforehand. When someone finally noticed, they added a bit where Frederick does as well.



*** The monster's shout of "PUTTINAHNDARIZZZ!" was Peter Boyle's idea.

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*** The monster's shout of "PUTTINAHNDARIZZZ!" was Peter Boyle's Creator/PeterBoyle's idea.




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* WrittenByCastmember: Creator/GeneWilder co-wrote the script with Creator/MelBrooks.
2nd Apr '17 9:36:05 PM NWolfman
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* CreativeDifferences: By all accounts it was a smooth shoot, so much so that new scenes were added and filmed just because the actors were having so much fun. However, Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder frequently butted heads, especially over the now-famous "Puttin' On The Ritz" scene which Wilder had to fight for until he was blue in the face just to prove how badly he wanted it keep it. One particularly brutal day ended with the two parting ways after a huge fight, only for Mel to call him that night and apologize in his own special way by asking "Who was that asshole you were fighting with today? If you ask me, he should be fired!"
2nd Apr '17 9:27:34 PM NWolfman
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* TheCastShowOff: Mel Brooks, who knew that Madeline Kahn had a lovely singing voice, felt so guilty about making her [[HollywoodToneDeaf sing badly on purpose]] in ''Film/BlazingSaddles'' that he gave her a short scene where her character sings "Battle Hymn Of The Republic" to make up for it.
22nd Sep '16 8:35:26 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** Brooks ad-libbed the sound of a cat getting hit with one of Frederick's darts.
** Almost a Throw It ''Out'' moment; in some interviews, Mel Brooks stated that the only point during production where he and co-writer Gene Wilder seriously disagreed was the inclusion of the "Puttin' On the Ritz" number. Gene loved the idea but Mel hated it. After Gene vehemently defended the scene, Mel decided, "If you feel that strongly about it, we'll shoot the scene. If it works, we'll use it, if not, we won't." They shot it and it became one of the highlights of the movie.

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** Brooks Creator/MelBrooks ad-libbed the sound of a cat getting hit with one of Frederick's darts.
** Almost a Throw It ''Out'' moment; in some interviews, Mel Brooks stated that the only point during production where he and co-writer Gene Wilder Creator/GeneWilder seriously disagreed was the inclusion of the "Puttin' On the Ritz" number. Gene loved the idea but Mel hated it. After Gene vehemently defended the scene, Mel decided, "If you feel that strongly about it, we'll shoot the scene. If it works, we'll use it, if not, we won't." They shot it and it became one of the highlights of the movie.



* The Music/{{Aerosmith}} song 'Walk This Way' is named after Igor's cane gag.


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* The Music/{{Aerosmith}} song 'Walk This Way' is named after Igor's cane gag.
6th Sep '16 6:16:01 PM gsbr
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* BillingDisplacement: Teri Garr, who portrays Inga, is billed below Madeline Kahn (Elizabeth) and Cloris Leachman (Frau Blücher), despite being the female lead and having more screentime.
5th Sep '16 11:19:44 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* Tuckerisation:

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* Tuckerisation: {{Tuckerisation}}:



* WhatCoulHaveBeen: Originally in the script, after Igor drops the brain jar, he was to turn to the camera and quip, "Funny thing is, I tried!"

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* WhatCoulHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen: Originally in the script, after Igor drops the brain jar, he was to turn to the camera and quip, "Funny thing is, I tried!"
5th Sep '16 11:19:13 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AFIS100Years100Laughs: #13
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* CreatorCameo: The howling wolf sound on the ride to the castle was made by Creator/MelBrooks. He also voices the cat Frankenstein hits with a dart and the original Dr. Frankenstein.
* DeletedRole: Leon Askin played a lawyer (reading the last will) but was cut out.



* PlayingAgainstType: Creator/GeneHackman appears in a rare comedic role.



*** This has appeared again in other Mel Brooks films - Prince John does it with his facial mole in ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights''.

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*** This has appeared again in other Mel Brooks Creator/MelBrooks films - Prince John does it with his facial mole in ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights''.



** The bit where Frederick accidentally stabs himself with a scalpel wasn't in the script--Gene Wilder accidentally did that for real. ''And kept going.''
** "Soitenly! You take the blond, I'll take the one in the toiban!" Marty Feldman's Groucho Marx-esque riff was one of many moments that Mel Brooks was not expecting, to his delight.
** The blind man's parting line "I was going to make espresso!" was improvised by Gene Hackman. The scene ''immediately'' fades to black to cover up the laughter of the film crew.

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** The bit where Frederick accidentally stabs himself with a scalpel wasn't in the script--Gene Wilder accidentally did that for real. ''And kept going.''
** "Soitenly! You take the blond, I'll take the one in the toiban!" Marty Feldman's Groucho Marx-esque Creator/GrouchoMarx-esque riff was one of many moments that Mel Brooks was not expecting, to his delight.
** The blind man's parting line "I was going to make espresso!" was improvised by Gene Hackman.Creator/GeneHackman. The scene ''immediately'' fades to black to cover up the laughter of the film crew.




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** The Gasthaus, or guest house at the beginning of the riot scene is Gasthaus Gruskoff, named after producer Michael Gruskoff.
** The name on the third brain when Igor makes his selection is that of the movie's assistant property master, Charles Sertin.
* WhatCoulHaveBeen: Originally in the script, after Igor drops the brain jar, he was to turn to the camera and quip, "Funny thing is, I tried!"
31st Aug '16 4:01:53 PM _____________
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26th Apr '16 1:53:00 PM rjung
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** The blind man's parting line "I was going to make espresso!" was improvised by Gene Hackman.

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** The blind man's parting line "I was going to make espresso!" was improvised by Gene Hackman. The scene ''immediately'' fades to black to cover up the laughter of the film crew.
26th Apr '16 1:51:54 PM rjung
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** The blind man's parting line "I was going to make espresso!" was improvised by Gene Hackman.
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