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) does not 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.
  • Don't Explain the Joke: When Robin appoints Ahchoo as the new Sheriff of Rottingham, the townspeople exclaim, “A black sheriff?” Ahchoo responds by pointing out, “It worked in Blazing Saddles,” just in case you didn’t catch the reference.
  • 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.
    • Then again, given that this is a Mel Brooks parody movie, this may very well have been intentional.
  • Ugly Cute: Latrine.