YMMV / Young Frankenstein

The film:

  • Award Snub: Concerning the Oscars, the movie did receive nominations for Screenplay and Sound, but woefully ignored Marty Feldman, Cloris Leachman, and Madeline Khan's hilarious performances. Not to mention nominations for Set Decoration or Costume.
  • Beam Me Up, Scotty!: Would you believe that it's entirely because of this film that the character of the deformed lab assistant is known as Igor? The character was named Fritz in the 1931 film, while Bela Lugosi played a completely different character named Ygor in its sequel Son of Frankenstein, which was transferred to the Fritz counterpart in this film.
  • Cult Classic: It has managed to get historical and cultural significance several years after it was made
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Most of the cast were already members of Brooks' Production Posse, but this is the film that introduced many Americans to Marty Feldman.
  • Memetic Mutation: This is where the Dramatic Chipmunk music comes from, when they first look up as the castle.
    • Also, I dare you to listen to a normal version of "Puttin' On The Ritz" without doing an impression of Peter Boyle as the Monster.
    • Every punchline is a quotable wonder. The movie is up there with Blazing Saddles as one of Mel Brooks' most-quoted films.
  • Misaimed Marketing: Somehow, the "Puttin' On the Ritz" number turned up on the kid-targeted Anastasia Sing-Along/Anastasia's Music Box Favorites video. The clip itself doesn't have anything too inappropriate, but woe to the parents of any children who asked to watch the whole movie after seeing this clip...
  • Nightmare Fuel: The Mood Whiplash of the corrupt policeman who tormented The Monster with fire For the Evulz.
    • In the musical, after Frankenstein gives some of his intelligence to the Monster, the townsfolk catch him and actually hang him! Thankfully, the Monster saves him.
  • One-Scene Wonder:
    • Gene Hackman as the blind hermit.
      "Come back! I was going to make espresso!"
    • The cruel policeman who tormented The Monster with fire while he was imprisoned, and unlike most of the story, it's played very dark.
  • Special Effect Failure: The obvious padding on Gene Wilder's thigh when he stabs himself with the scalpel.
  • Tear Jerker: See Soundtrack Dissonance; the music is incredibly moving.
    • Also, The Monster's speech after Frederick's personal sacrifice. Of course, there's Mood Whiplash afterward with Inspector Kemp.
    • The DVD commentary. Brooks starts crying during the credits over all the friends he has since lost.
    • Frederick's Soliloquy in the musical, where he proudly accepts his name as a Frankenstein before the townsfolk hang him. He survives, but still!

The Musical:


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