History of the World: Part I

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Caesar orders his guards to kill and seize Mel Brooks, he calls for more wine and a servant comes to pour him some If you notice his shirt, it is clean and white. In the shot right after he calls for it, when the servant is walking up behind Caesar laughing, you can see that Caesar's shirt is stained purple. This is caused from repeated takes, because right after the servant walks up he spills the entire container on Caesar. But yet, in the finished movie, Caesar's shirt is purple before it even gets spilled on.


Revealing mistake: When Comicus et al are running from the Roman soldiers, Miriam pulls Comicus through a secret marble door. When it closes, you can see the glue residue revealing that it's Formica.

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Narrator: See: Hitler on Ice.

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Trivia: The Viking funeral gag was a Jewish in-joke, based on the libelous old myth that Jews had horns. (Making light of anti-Semitism has long been one of Mel Brooks' trademarks.)

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