History of the World: Part I

Trivia: During the Roman Empire, the woman says walk this way, and they walk like she did. This joke was featured in Young Frankenstein, as well.

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.)

Trivia: Gregory Hines was cast as a last-minute replacement for then controversial comedian Richard Pryor, who had severely burned himself while freebasing cocaine.

Trivia: The robe that Mel Brooks wore when he was portraying Moses, is the exact same robe that Charlton Heston wore when he played Moses in The Ten Commandments.

Trivia: While the film's title makes it seem that there will be a sequel, there never was.

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