Robin Hood: Men in Tights

Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)

Plot summary

It's the era of the Crusades and Robin Hood escapes from prison in Jerusalem and swims home to England. Rob arrives home at Loxley Hall just as it is being confiscated for failure to pay back taxes so RH's ancestral home is nothing more than foundations, a copy of the Venus de Milo and Blinkin, the family's loyal blind servant, sat on the privvy with a copy of Playboy for the blind (I'll let your imagination run wild with that one!).
Robin decides to take on Prince John and the Sheriff of Rottingham and gate crashes a party that evening. Along the way he meets Little John (who is decidely not little) and Will Scarlett (full name: Will Scarlett O'Hara. He's from Georgia).
While at the party, Rob meets Maid Marian and it's love at first sight. Villages throughout the land send their best warriors to join Robin and his merry men and clad in their finest green tights, they begin training. And boy do they need it...
Prince John and Rotty plot to have Robin killed during an archery contest, Marian tries to save Robin's life by promising to marry Rotty (who seriously fancies her). The wedding is planned for that afternoon and in case Marian changes her mind, Rotty has Robin prepared to be hanged. The merry men arrive to save the day, Marian is kidnapped by Rotty, Rob fights him and wins, King Richard arrives back, Prince John is carried off to jail and Rotty marries Prince John's cook, the facially challenged (or downright ugly depending on how you like to look at it) Latrine.

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Robin Hood: For my first order of business, I wish to appoint a new Sheriff of Rottingham. My friend, Achoo.
Achoo: All right.
Crowd: A black sheriff?
Blinkin: He's black?
Achoo: And why not? It worked in Blazing Saddles.

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The first time we see Maid Marian in the bath, it's full of bubbles. When she stands up, they've all vanished in a matter of seconds!

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The "magic pill" that Latrine offers the sheriff to save his life from the impalement is a Lifesaver candy (Polos in the UK).

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