Film Friday – “Lend me your ears!”

Film Fridays is a project initiated by Darren from over at The Arty Plantsman and me.

(By now you should know the drill so I’m not going to copy the intro text this time, and if you don’t know what this is all about just click here.)

Inspired by the lovely Lani from over at Life, Universe and Lani who chose one of her childhood favorites for Film Friday last week, I decided to pick my own for today’s post. Like hers mine is considered a truly awful film by many, but I can’t help it, I simply love it!

Robin Hood: Men in Tights is a 1993 American musical adventure comedy film and a parody of the Robin Hood story. The film was produced and directed by Mel Brooks and stars Cary Elwes, Richard Lewis, and Dave Chappelle in his film debut. It includes frequent comedic references to previous Robin Hood films (particularly Prince of Thieves, upon which the plot is loosely structured, Disney’s Robin Hood, and the 1938 Errol Flynn adaptation, The Adventures of Robin Hood).

I think I’ve watched this film about a hundred times when I was a kid, and now over twenty years later I still couldn’t stop laughing when I just watched some clips on Youtube right now to remind me of the best scenes.

And let’s face it – Cary Elwes is a real hottie. 😉 And Mel Brooks is just brilliant of course.

So to help wet your appetite in case you have never seen this film, here come a few lines and dialogues:

Prince John:
Such an unusual name, “Latrine.” How did your family come by it?

Latrine:
We changed it in the 9th century.

Prince John:
You mean you changed it TO “Latrine”?

Latrine:
Yeah. Used to be “Shithouse.”

Prince John:
It’s a good change. That’s a good change!

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Blinkin:
This never would have happened if your father was alive.

Robin Hood:
He’s dead?

Blinkin:
Yes.

Robin Hood:
And my mother?

Blinkin:
She died of pneumonia while – oh, you were away!

Robin Hood:
My three brothers?

Blinkin:
Died of the plague.

Robin Hood:
My dog Pogo?

Blinkin:
Run over by a carriage.

Robin Hood:
My goldfish Goldie?

Blinkin:
Eaten by the cat.

Robin Hood:
My cat?

Blinkin:
Choked on the goldfish. Oh, it’s good to be home, ain’t it, Master Robin?

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Prince John:
I tell you that tonight, we shall have a wedding. Or a hanging. Either way, we ought to have a lot of fun, huh?

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Sheriff of Rottingham:
Over that boy hand!

Sheriff of Rottingham:
Hand over that boy!

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Prince John:
Save me, save me! Hurt them, hurt them!

Sheriff of Rottingham:
Save them, save them, hurt you, hurt you, yes, I’ve got it!

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Scarlet:
Blinkin! Fix your boobs; you look like a bleedin’ Picasso!


Robin Hood:
I am Robin Hood, and these are my Merry Men!

Rabbi Tuckman:
Faygeles?

Robin Hood:
No, straight. Just Merry.

And if these weren’t enough to convince you, here are some clips:

Hope this post brought a smile on your face! We can all do with a good laugh these days, can’t we?

Wishing you a lovely weekend! Take care!

26 thoughts on “Film Friday – “Lend me your ears!”

  1. What a pleasant surprise! I wasn’t expected to be the inspiration for this post 😛

    Do you know I’ve never seen this??? I’ve only seen bits and they are hilarious when I did. I enjoy those parodies like Major League, Top Gun, Airplane, etc. so this will be right up alley. Yeaaaa! I love a good funny film. Thanks!

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    • I think you’re going to love this one, Lani – it’s just brilliant and so much fun! Perfect for the times we find ourselves in. 😀
      How’s the Seven Sisters marathon going? 😉 xo

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