Movie Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)

Watched 20100707 (Netflix, Instant)
Watched 20140609 (Netflix, Instant)
Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) Mel Brooks. 104 min.

Robin Hood (right) (Cary Elwes) and Ahchoo (left) (Dave Chappelle)
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Prince John (Richard Lewis) and the
Sheriff of Rottingham (Roger Rees)
[20140609 Edit]
I love most of the movie's anachronisms. They fit particularly well in a movie that is over-the-top in all respects. I would note, however, that most of the humor is just inside-the-head funny as opposed to laughing-out-loud funny.

Maid Marian (Amy Yasbeck)
In fact, there was only one scene for which I gave a chuckle and that happened during the wedding scene.
For some parts in this movie, namely the rapping sequences, I could have benefited from watching the movie with caption.
Blinkin (Mark Blankfield)
The Wikipedia article mentions how director Mel Brooks includes references to his older films and spoofs other Robin Hood movies.

Overall, while not a great film, I find Robin Hood: Men in Tights worth watching at least once.

Broomhilde (Megan Cavanagh) and Marian
Stunt Coordinator
Sword and Fight Coordinator
Archery Master
Wrangler Ramrod
Dialogue Coach

Little John (Eric Allan Kramer) and Robin Hood
"Men in Tights" - lol
"Marian" - I liked the End Credit Duet version of this

In contrast to my previous viewing, today I was chuckling for more than just one scene throughout the movie.

Latrine (Tracey Ullman)
I would slightly improve on my earlier recommendation, saying that if you enjoy Mel Brooks's style of humor, then you will surely enjoy Robin Hood: Men in Tights. For those who have not yet seen a movie directed by Mel Brooks, then I would recommend Robin Hood: Men in Tights to those who enjoy watching comedies. Overall, Robin Hood: Men in Tights is a good film and worth watching at least once.

Don Giovanni (Dom Deluise)
Instant Comments:
"There must be another way to do the credits."
References King Kong (1933) (1976) (2005).
"Great strength of feet."
"Who possesses a key to my..." [looks down] "...heart."

Haha. "You want certain, hire yourself a witch! Me, I'm just your cook."
Changed it to Latrine. "Yeah, used to be 'Shithouse.'"
"Abe Lincoln."
"It's the principal of the thing."
Will Scarlet O'Hara. "We're from Georgia." References Gone With the Wind (1939).

Blinkin, Ahchoo, Robin Hood, Little John, and Will Scarlet O'Hara
"Man, white men can't jump." References White Men Can't Jump (1992).
"What a smoothie, he's definitely a smoothie."
"Because, unlike some other Robin Hoods, I can speak with an English accent." Reference to Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991).
Ha! Picks up the gauntlet.

Asneeze (Isaac Hayes) and Robin Hood
I thought 'gross,' but Robin says "That's disgusting." (lend me your ears)
Hehe. Bubbles.
"I have a mole?"
Hehehe. "I touched it."
Mel Brooks! (Rabbi Tuckman)

"You Prince of Thieves, you."
References/Spoofs The Godfather (1972).
References On the Waterfront (1954). "I coulda been a contender..."
Hahahahaha. "Go like this." [click-cluck-click-cluck] "He can't do it! I love to tease him."
"We'll make him an offer he can't refuse."

"Let me see the script."
"Let me see the script." A similar bit was done in The Muppet Movie (1979).
A lifesaver!
The toilets shall be known as Johns.
References Blazing Saddles (1974).