History Trivia / YoungFrankenstein

22nd Jul '17 8:40:06 PM Drcynic24
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** Because both felt that their friendship was suffering after having worked so closely together, this was the last project that they collaborated so closely on. Wilder was increasingly drawn to screenwriting and Brooks was uncomfortable directing anything he didn't write, and encouraged Wilder to start directing his own movies. Neither Brooks nor Wilder were ever quite as successful apart as they had been together, either at the box office or critically, and this movie is generally regarded as the high water mark of both men's careers.
28th Jun '17 2:47:22 PM NWolfman
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* ChannelHop: The film was originally in development at Creator/UniversalPictures, who balked the moment he mentioned that he wanted to do it in black and white.
25th Jun '17 12:42:48 PM KoopaKid17
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* 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!"

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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Originally in the script, after Igor drops the brain jar, he was to turn to the camera and quip, "Funny thing is, I tried!"tried!"
** The "Puttin' on the Ritz" number almost didn't make it into the film. Wilder fought tooth and nail with Brooks to include it until the latter relented.
20th May '17 1:27:05 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.



* RecycledSet: A lot of the laboratory equipment were Kenneth Strickfadens original props from the ''Film/{{Frankenstein 1931}}''.

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* RecycledSet: A lot of the laboratory equipment were Kenneth Strickfadens original props from the ''Film/{{Frankenstein 1931}}''.



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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.
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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* 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!"
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