Robin Hood: Men in Tights

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.


Continuity mistake: 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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King Richard: You are no longer worthy to wear this scared symbol of authority.
Prince John: Oh, please have mercy on me, brother. It wasn't my fault. I got some really bad advice from Rottingham.
Crowd: [coughing] Bullshit! Bullshit!
King Richard: Brother, you have surrounded your given name with a foul stench. From this day forth, all the toilets in the kingdom shall be known as...Johns.
Prince John: NOOOOOOOOO!
King Richard: Take him away. Put him in the Tower of London. Make him part of the tour.

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Trivia: When Robin and the Merry Men meet Rabbi Tuckman, Tuckman comments that Robin and Maid Marion belong together and that the union of their families, Locksley and Baghel, "can't miss". This is a pun on lox and bagels, a food combination popularized by Jewish immigrants.

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Question: When Abbot is walking down the aisle at the wedding, everyone says "Good morrow Abbot", but one guys says "Hey Abbot!" and Abbot says "I hate that guy!" Is this a reference to something? I never got the joke.

Carl Missouri

Chosen answer: The scene is an homage to the late, great comedy team, Abbott and Costello. Bud Abbott was the straight man and Lou Costello was the goofy laugh-getter. Part of their act was Costello getting frustrated trying to understand Abbott and yelling "hey Abbott" at him.


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