Best comedy movie trivia of 1974

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Trivia: When Lamarr tells Le Petomane that his name is Hedley Lamarr and not Hedy, Le Petomane says that since it's 1874, Hedley could sue her. In 1974, actress Hedy Lamarr filed a lawsuit against Mel Brooks claiming the joke infringed on her privacy. The lawsuit was settled out of court.

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Trivia: The Laboratory equipment is the same equipment used in the original Frankenstein.

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Trivia: When the film was released Burt Reynolds arranged to have this film shown in maximum security prisons all over the US, because the prisoners obviously couldn't get to the theaters to see it themselves.

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Trivia: When Doolittle is floating through space after the explosion, a piece of debris which floats by him is marked "toilet tank thx 138" - a reference to George Lucas' first film (01:20:40)

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Trivia: This was Sid James' Carry On swansong. He passed on two years later.

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Trivia: Sissy Spacek was the film's set dresser.

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Trivia: The producers were originally considering Walter Brennan to play Grandpa Steinmetz as the lead character. But since he was unable to work due to ill health, they cast Helen Hayes as Grandma Steinmetz instead.

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