YMMV: Robin Hood: Men in Tights

  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Was the Sheriff all that bad? Was Robin Hood such a hero? Robin can seem like a real Good Is Not Nice hero several times through the movie, while the Sheriff is something of a Punch Clock Villain just doing his job.
    • The Sheriff tried to force Marion into marriage, and later tried to rape her. Yes, he is evil. If anyone, Prince John is a more sympathetic villain; just a dopey man trying to relax and not lose his position of power.
  • Angst? What Angst?: Robin has a brief moment of distress at finding his family dead upon his return, then shrugs it off and begins his new life of adventure.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: The Home Alone parody bit (with the kid running around and shouting) doesn't withstand the test of time and just comes off as odd now.
    • For some though, this left-field oddness makes the scene even funnier. If nothing else, the boy who plays the Young Lad is fantastic.
  • Crowning Music of... Funny?: The musical switchups during Robin and Little John's staff fight. It gets faster and sillier the shorter their staffs get, then finally turns into a chirpy, cartoonish ditty when they're reduced to smacking each other's knuckles with sticks.
  • Ear Worm:
    • Rottingham's "theme": Da daaaaaaaaaaaaah, dadadadadadaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah, dadadadadada-da-da, dada-da-DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!
    • The "Men In Tights" song.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: This was Dave Chappelle's first film. Who would have guessed he would later make a successful and over-referenced gag out of a guy named Lil Jon?
    • Will Scarlett O'Hara is played by Matthew Porreta, who played Robin Hood later on in a TV series. note  They replaced him in the role long before it was discontinued.
    • A minor one, but the Italian assassin who Don Giovanni dispatches to kill Robin? His name is "Dirty Ezio."
  • Ho Yay: Prince John and the Sheriff of Rottingham, in spades.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Patrick Stewart as Richard the Lionhearted.
    • Rabbi Tuckman, who is one of the most iconic characters of the movie but appears in only two scenes
    • The Young Lad. Though his scene is a cheap Home Alone gag, the young actor's over-the-top performance makes it one of the funniest scenes in the movie.
  • Special Effects Failure: Blinkin runs into what is obviously a fake tree at one point.
  • Ugly Cute: Latrine.