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Blackadder11

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« Reply #40 on: 03-01-2004 19:58 »

I do love Young Frankenstein and Spaceballs, but nothing I've seen could ever top The Producers.
nerdlingus

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« Reply #41 on: 03-02-2004 02:53 »

That'd be Spaceballs and Blazing Saddles.
theZoid88

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« Reply #42 on: 03-03-2004 18:53 »
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spaceballs, the one line that i thought was funny was : " fuck ! even in the future nothing works!"    laff
nerdlingus

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« Reply #43 on: 03-04-2004 03:56 »

 
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Originally posted by ghoulishmoose:
Robin Hood Men in Tights was really good, really funny too   smile

I had forgotten about that film over the ages, funny as hell, cheers ghoulish  smile

"We didn't land on sherwood forest, sherwood forest landed on us!"
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #44 on: 03-04-2004 16:22 »
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Spaceballs was good.  Blazing Saddles had some funny moments.  I also love the TV show, Get Smart that he created.  The 1960's original verison, not the lame 1995 verison.  Get Smart was one of the influences that made me do SpyOrama.
Unknown

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« Reply #45 on: 03-05-2004 16:36 »

My top 5:
1. Young Frankenstein
2. Blazing Saddles
3. Spaceballs
4. Robin Hood: Men in Tights
5. History of the World Part I
I haven't seen The Producers, or it would probably be on the list.
Woodbot 2.0

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« Reply #46 on: 03-06-2004 02:17 »

Young Frankinstien.Also,I saw the last 2 segments in "World History Part I"for the first time.THEY WERE AWESOME!!!
boingo2000

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« Reply #47 on: 03-06-2004 15:35 »

Has anyone ever seen "When Things Were Rotten," Mel's short-lived 1960s sitcom about Robin Hood?  And if so, is it any good?
Coilette

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« Reply #48 on: 03-09-2004 15:40 »
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1. Men In Tights   

'My full name is Will Scarlett O'Hara'

2. Spaceballs

'You Idiots! These are not them... yo've captured their stunt doubles!'

3. Blazing Saddles

'WRONG, Just watch me it's so simple you sissy mearies, Give me the playback..... Watch.. Me.. Faggots.....'
               All together now!!

4. History of the world part 1.

'The Inquisition.. yeah yeah yeah....'

I haven't seen the Producers, I really want to though.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #49 on: 03-11-2004 02:13 »

I also heard that Mel Brooks was one of the producers of the movie, "The Elephant Man", but his name is not in credits because he felt his name would make the movie sound like a comedy instead of a drama film.
Ranadok

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« Reply #50 on: 03-11-2004 02:42 »

That's true, he is in an interview on the DVD saying exactly that.  Excellent movie, but I wouldn't count it among the others that are being considered, It is far too different.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #51 on: 03-11-2004 02:45 »
« Last Edit on: 03-11-2004 02:45 »

I wasn't counting it, I was giving out some trivia for those who didn't know.  Also, Mel Brooks did produce some great shows like Get Smart.
Ranadok

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« Reply #52 on: 03-11-2004 02:54 »

I figured that, but I didn't want my entire post to consist of "Yup, that's true."  Just like this one.

My favourite of his movies is Spaceballs, with Men in Tights close second.  I haven't seen all the way through Blazing Saddles (My mom usually makes me and my dad turn it off when it comes on TV, much to both our dismay), but what I have seen looked good.
chay´s head

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« Reply #53 on: 03-12-2004 00:55 »
« Last Edit on: 03-12-2004 00:55 »

   
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Originally posted by Pitt Clemens:
I knew it, I'm Surrounded by Ass-holes.

*Cashink*

KEEP FIRING ASS-HOLES!
CLASSIC!!!


   
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Originally posted by *Spaceballs*:
*"bring me a copy of space ball the movie"
..........
"what the hell am i looking at? when does this happen in the movie?"
"Now!, your looking at now sir,everything that happens now, is happening now"
"what happened to then?"
"we passed then"
"when?"
"just now!were at now, now"
"go back to then!"
"when?"
"now!"
"now?"
"now!"
"i can't"
"why?"
"we missed it"
"When?"
"just now"
....
"when will then be now?"
"SOON!"
....
"how soon?"
"sir"
"what?"
"we've identified their location"
"where?"
"its the moon of Vega"
"good set a course and prepare for arrival"
"WHEN!"
"1900 hours"
"by high noon tommorow they will be our prisoners"
"WHOOOOOOO!!!"
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god that was painful

if you dont know the movie than its not funny, but otherwise that is one of the best scenes in Spaceballs


   
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Originally posted by *Spaceballs*:
no sir i didnt see you playing with your dolls

thats whole scene is sooo funny

another funny thing i just noticed, when it scrolls through all the cassetes (mostly other brooks film but underneath it has Rocky I - Rocky XIV hahah, there are some others to the left but cant quite read them... can anyone else?
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Why two? oh hehehehehehe
zapperdan

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« Reply #54 on: 03-12-2004 08:57 »

blazing saddles
Coilette

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« Reply #55 on: 03-12-2004 13:49 »

In Spaceballs, the video collection pretty much consists of Mel Brooks's Movies. Such as High Anxiety, Silent Movie, History of the World part 1.

'Who are you?'
'~BARF-'
'Not in here fella, this is a Mercedes.

Oh and don't forget Pizza the Hut + Yoghurt.
chay´s head

Space Pope
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« Reply #56 on: 03-12-2004 21:11 »

i love mel as yoghurt, hes sooo funny,

"i see you Shwartz is as big as mine!"
nothing to do with yoghurt but funny anyway
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #57 on: 06-11-2005 23:24 »

*BUMBED*

My favorite is Spaceballs, though Men in Tights comes in at a close second. The "Now" conversation in the movie is one of my favorite moments in film history, and the rader being "jammed", BRILLIANCE!
TheGlob

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« Reply #58 on: 06-12-2005 01:28 »
« Last Edit on: 06-12-2005 01:28 »

Well what can i say i love Pizza The Hutt!  big grin   big grin   big grin   big grin   big grin   big grin
Smurfbabe

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« Reply #59 on: 06-12-2005 04:21 »

Robin Hood men in tights has been my favourite comedy movie since forever!  I probably quote it everyday, especially
"the rest of you gentlemen can BUGGER OFF"
and
"would you care for a date? HAHA next thursday!"

Reading this thread though just made me remember to hire out blazing saddles cos ive never seen it!  Spaceballs is worth another viewing too, i seem to remember a scene about 'combing the surface' with an actual comb that made me laugh.
Gorky

Space Pope
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« Reply #60 on: 06-12-2005 06:51 »

Whoa...huge bump.

Yeah, okay, I'm not high or anything, it's just that that was a big bump and all and it befuddled me and it doesn't take much to befuddle me and...now I'm rambling.

Er, anyway, I've always thought that "Young Frankenstein" and "Dead and Lovin' It" were brilliant, in part because Brooks managed to very closely adapt the actual books that were his source material, then spoof the hell out of 'em. I mean, those two movies are so much closer to the actual stories than so-called "classic" dramatic adaptations of the books of "Frankenstein" and "Dracula" And, there's no denying that both movies are flat-out hilarious. Especially if you read both books, were bored out of your mind by "Frankenstein, actually liked "Dracula", and knew exactly what Brooks was spoofing.
Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #61 on: 06-12-2005 13:23 »

 
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We're men... we're men in tights
We roam around the forest looking for fights.
We're men... we're men in tights.
We rob from the rich and give to the poor, that's right.

We may look like sissies,
but watch what you say or else we'll put out your lights. (bang)

We're men... we're men in tights
always on guard defending the peoples rights.

(Can can music)
la la la la la la la la la, la la la la la la la la la...
lalalalalalala (repeat).

We're men..manly men
We're men in tights, yes (with lisp)
We roam around the forest looking for fights.
We're men, we're men in tights
We rob from the rich and give to the poor that's right.

We may look like pansies,
but don't get us wrong or else we'll put out your lights. (bang)

We're men... we're men in tights (tight tights)
Always on guard defending the peoples rights,
When your in a fix just call for the men in tiiiiiiiiights.  We're butch!
I also enjoyed Young Frankenstein, but I'd hardly consider it any closer to Mary Shelley's original than any of the other movies.

"What knockers!"
"Vy sank you Dokter!"
DotheBartman

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« Reply #62 on: 06-12-2005 14:32 »

This guy has some great work under his belt (and I still need to see some of it, granted), but I'd say Blazing Saddles was the best.  Some of the gags were hilariously inventive, not the least of which was the idea of everyone fighting through the Warner Bros. studio, and then the two heroes going to see the end of Blazing Saddles at the, well, end (and one of them still has the popcorn!  The paradox...).  Also loved the tollbooth gag, and this exchange:  "What do you like to do, Jim?"  "I dunno.  Play chess.  Screw."  "Well let's play chess".

"Spaceballs" is great too, for Star Wars geekiness reasons.  But Blazing Saddles is the overall winner.
DogDoo8

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« Reply #63 on: 06-12-2005 22:12 »

Ludercris Speed.

That being said.
1. Spaceballs
2.Men in tights
3.Blazzing saddles
4.Young frankinstien
5. Dracula dead and loving it
6.Silent movie.

GOOOOOO SPACEBAAAAAALLLLLLLS!!!!!!!
Gorky

Space Pope
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« Reply #64 on: 06-13-2005 06:35 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by Nerd-o-ramaI also enjoyed Young Frankenstein, but I'd hardly consider it any closer to Mary Shelley's original than any of the other movies.

Perhaps, in the case of Young Frankenstein, it just seems as if you can appreciate it better after reading the book (which, like I said, I hated, but...) I mean, yeah, tons of stuff is omitted (of course, you're dealing with a sort of "Frankenstein: The Next Generation" sorta thing), but I always felt that Brooks had a clear sense of what the book was about, and managed to adapt certain aspects to the novel on the screen better than other directors before him.

As for Dead and Loving It, this one is considerably closer to the book than a number of Dracula adaptations. Sure, for some inexplicable reason, Mina Harker is somehow related to Dr. Seward (and there are a few other character inconsistencies, if I recall correctly), but other than some sort of different family tree, this movie is dead-on as far as the basic plot of the movie goes. There are things ommitted, there are things added (which you can expect from a parody), but I've always felt that this and Young Frankenstein were helpful in understanding the two respective books, moreso than the dramatic interpretations of the movie. Just my opinion.

Me_In_Honey

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« Reply #65 on: 06-16-2005 14:45 »

Spaceballs rocks!!
DaveMason

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« Reply #66 on: 06-16-2005 15:20 »

Passion of Jesus Christ
Coilette

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #67 on: 06-16-2005 16:18 »

There was an interview with Gene Wilder on BBC Radio 2 last week, he mentioned that his favourite was Young Frankenstein too... (in no small part to him being in it I'm sure  tongue)

I have yet to see it, but I understand that it's a real laugh.
Wooter

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« Reply #68 on: 06-16-2005 19:46 »

Young Frankenstein is awesome. The jokes don't come as rapid fire as Blazing Saddles, but the mood is just... perfect. It was in black and white, too, so that gives it extra points.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #69 on: 06-16-2005 21:34 »

Man, I just saw "The Producers" for the first time last night....and the "Springtime of Hitler" song has to be one of the funniest things ever in cinema.
fromage

Starship Captain
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« Reply #70 on: 06-16-2005 22:10 »

that would be Young Frankenstein and Spaceballs

brilliant movies.
RS 2thou

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« Reply #71 on: 06-21-2005 09:45 »

Spaceballs the only Mel Brooks film I have seen more than once
i_c_weiner

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #72 on: 06-21-2005 12:03 »

On George Lucas' Lifetime Achievement Award thing last night, they had a little bit about Spaceballs, and it had the scene with the battle between Lone Starr and Dark Helmet. I hadn't seen the movie in a few months, and I remembered how funny it was. You could hear the audience laugh in the backround, or it was just one of those "TV fill-in-the-laughs" things, though it was more likely the first.
Nanmo

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« Reply #73 on: 06-22-2005 02:47 »

Spaceballs, Robinhood Men In Tights, History of the World Part one and Young Frankenstein are my favorite movies of his. Not sure which I would choose as my most favorite.

A_Vatar

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« Reply #74 on: 06-22-2005 09:51 »

Spaceball's the best!

"Who's he?"
"That's Asshole sir."
"I know THAT, what's his name?"
"That is his name, Asshole sir, Major Asshole."  big grin
IDIOTSVILLE

Starship Captain
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« Reply #75 on: 06-22-2005 12:07 »

space balls
JDB

Professor
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« Reply #76 on: 06-22-2005 22:00 »

My Three Favourites Are:
1. Spaceballs
2. Robin Hood: Men In Tights
3. Dracula: Dead and Loving It
Idan_Aharoni

Professor
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« Reply #77 on: 06-25-2005 10:21 »

Spaceballs should return and parodize the new trilogy... and boy do they have alot of material to work on.
i_c_weiner

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #78 on: 06-25-2005 10:53 »

They have been planning that for the last year or so. Mel was trying to get it released by the release of Revenge of the Sith, but that didn't happen, but I think I read that he's trying to get it released before 2007.
the claw

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« Reply #79 on: 06-26-2005 18:36 »

Blazing Saddles and Spaceballs are my favorites, but I've enjoyed all of his movies (except "Dracula Dead and Loving It" that wasn't very good)
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