Robin Hood: Men in Tights

1993 US comedy film directed by Mel Brooks

Robin Hood: Men in Tights is a 1993 film parody of the story of Robin Hood, particularly parodying Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. Other Robin Hood films, such as The Adventures of Robin Hood and Disney's Robin Hood, are also parodied. The film is reminiscent of Brooks's 1975 Robin Hood based sitcom When Things Were Rotten.

Directed by Mel Brooks. Written by Mel Brooks, J.D. Shapiro, and Evan Chandler.
The legend had it coming... Find out where Robin Hood put his Little John, what made Will Scarlet, and what did Friar Tuck into his tights that had Maid Marion all of a quiver?

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  • Prince John: Tell everyone that when the day is out we shall have a wedding. Or a hanging. Either way, we're gonna have a lot of fun, huh?
  • Ahchoo: Let's get out of this ladies clothing and get into our tights!


Robin Hood: Kindly let me pass.
Little John: Uh, no. Sorry, but a toll is a toll, and a roll is a roll, and if we don't get no tolls, then we don't eat no rolls. [proudly] I made that up.
Robin Hood: It's very fascinating. But I'm afraid I'm going to have to hurt you.

Robin Hood: You've just entered the territory of Robin Hood and his Merry Men.
Rabbi Tuckman: [makes a suggestive wave of his hand] Faigelehs?
Robin Hood: No, no, we're straight, just merry.
Rabbi Tuckman: Azoy?

Robin Hood: Blinkin, I'd like you to meet Ahchoo.
Blinkin: A Jew? Here?

Prince John: Such an unusual name. Latrine. How did your family come by it?
Latrine: We changed it in the 9th Century.
Prince John: You changed it to Latrine?
Latrine: Yeah! It used to be Shithouse.
Prince John: It's a good's a good change.

Sheriff of Rottingham: The old man is Loxley.
Prince John: Are you sure? He looks like Mark Twain.

[After Achoo is named the new Sheriff of Rottingham]
Townspeople: A black sheriff?!
Blinkin: He's black?
Achoo: And why not? It worked in Blazing Saddles.

Boy: Thank you for saving me life, me lord. I'll tell every man that there is one who is not afraid to stand up to Rottingham.
Robin Hood: Good. Tell them that. And tell them I vow to put an end to the injustice. Right the wrongs. End the tyranny. Restore the throne. Protect the forest. Introduce folk dancing. Demand a four-day workweek and health care for Saxons and Normans...

Sheriff of Rottingham: Sire, I have news!
Prince John: And what sort of news do you have? It's not bad news, is it? You know I can't take bad news. The day started out so good. I had a good night's sleep, I had a good B.M. I don't want to hear any bad news. Now, what kind of news is it?
Sheriff of Rottingham: Well, to be perfectly frank, it's bad.
Prince John: I knew it! I knew it would be bad news. Wait, I have an idea. Maybe if you tell me the bad news in a good way, it wouldn't sound so bad.
Sheriff of Rottingham: The bad news in a good way. Yes, yes, I can do that. The bad news in a good way. Well, here it goes. [hysterically] Ha! Ha! Ha! W-wait till you hear this! I just saw Robin of Locksley, he's back from the crusades. [laughs] You know, he just beat the crap out of me and my men. [laughs] He hates you and he loves your brother, Richard! [laughs] And... [laughs] ... he wants to see you hanged! [laughs and snorts loudly] We, we're in an awful lot of trouble! [laughs]
Prince John: What, are you crazy?! Why are you laughing?! This is terrible news!


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