Robin Hood: Men in Tights

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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Trivia: The line "unlike some other Robin Hoods, I can speak with an English accent" is making fun of Kevin Costner who played the character in "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" with an American accent, despite the character being an English nobleman.


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

Trivia: Robin's speech to the villagers is reminiscent of Winston Churchill's speech before commons on June 4th, 1940.

Trivia: "Robin Hood: Men In Tights" references at least three other Mel Brooks movies. The hangman and the comment about a black sheriff at the end of the movie are both from "Blazing Saddles", the music to the song "Men In Tights" is the same music from "Jews In Space" in "History Of The World Part 1", and Prince John's moving mole and comment "I have a mole?" refer to Igor's hump in "Young Frankenstein".

Trivia: When the Sheriff falls through Latrine's roof, Latrine says, "I was this close... I touched it." The last part was not in the script. Mel Brooks thought it was so funny, he left it in the movie.

Trivia: The little boy who comes running out of the woods is a spoof of Home Alone and the character Kevin from that film. He even says that he has to "go home alone now" and does Kevin's signature scream twice.


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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Question: When one of the characters shoots an arrow and then says, "We're from Georgia", what does he mean?

Answer: Will Scarlet says, "My whole name is Will Scarlet O'Hara. We're from Georgia." Scarlet O'Hara is a character from "Gone with the Wind" which is set in Georgia.


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