History Trivia / YoungFrankenstein

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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* 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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* 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.
2nd Apr '16 8:09:49 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Herr Falkstein was the last film role played by beloved character actor Richard Haydn, who was (among many other parts) Uncle Max in ''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic'' and the Caterpillar in ''Disney/AliceInWonderland''.
** Tell anyone who hasn't seen the film that Gene Hackman is the blind hermit and they won't believe you.
** Roger Bart, the original Carmen Ghia (and later one of the follow-up Leo Bloom actors) from TheMusical version of ''Film/TheProducers'' is Frederick in TheMusical version of ''Young Frankenstein''.
** Andrea Martin of ''Series/{{SCTV}}'' fame is Frau Blücher (*WHINNY*!) and vamps up the role in TheMusical for the song "He Vas My Boyfriend."
** Broadway actress Sutton Foster takes the Inga role in TheMusical, and would later do ''Film/ThoroughlyModernMillie'' and ''Theatre/AnythingGoes'' for Broadway too.
** Many younger viewers should recognize the monster, played by Peter Boyle, as [[Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond Frank Barone.]]
** And if Inspector Kemp looks and sounds a bit like [[Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle Otto Mannkusser]], it's because he is. (He was also [[Disney/WinnieThePooh Owl]] and [[Film/TheProducers Franz Liebkind.]]
** Lesser-known example: the sadistic jailer who mashes the Monster's BerserkButton one time too many (scaring him with lit matches) is Oscar Beregi, who played the sadistic Nazi who receives a suitably [[DrivenToMadness karmic punishment]] in the ''TwilightZone'' episode "Death's-Head Revisited".
** In a deleted scene, [[Series/HogansHeroes General Burkhalter]] reads the old Baron's will.
** The old man in Dr Frankenstein's demonstration at the start of the film is the Reverend in BlazingSaddles.
12th Mar '16 12:25:29 PM maxwellsilver
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* RecycledSet: A lot of the laboratory equipment were Kenneth Strickfadens original props from the ''Film/{{Frankenstein 1931}}''.



** The bit where Frederick accidentally stabs himself with a scalpel wasn't in the script--Gene Wilder accidentally did that for real. ''[[AwesomeMoments And kept going.]]''

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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. ''[[AwesomeMoments And ''And kept going.]]''''



* ContinuityNod: A lot of the laboratory equipment were Kenneth Strickfadens original props from the 1931 Frankenstein.
4th Mar '16 2:12:11 PM Doug86
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* The {{Aerosmith}} song 'Walk This Way' is named after Igor's cane gag.

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