Ain't It Cool News (
Movie News

The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day must have an enormous schwanzstucker! Woof!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic! Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles were early introductions to a realm of smart, edgy comedy for me. Young Frankenstein was quoted daily around the house and Blazing Saddles was the movie I got much joy from while introducing it to my friends. I even took it to school and convinced my 9th grade English teacher to play it. Her only comment on it was looking up from grading papers (this was our free time post-finals) after about the 400th use of the N-word in the film saying simply, “I hate that word,” before going back to her work. Mel Brooks was a major presence in my developing years, so it is with great pleasure that I include one of my favorite films of his in this little column. Young Frankenstein has aged beautifully and has grown up with me, it seems. There are layers to the comedy that I hadn’t noticed in my earlier viewings. It’s a great spoof once you’ve seen the first three Frankenstein films… I didn’t see Son of Frankenstein until my late teen years and that’s where most of the actual spoofing in Young Frankenstein comes from, so you can imagine that peeled back yet another layer to the movie. The spoof movie is a lost art. Young Frankenstein can stand on its own and isn’t merely a series of recognizable scenes and modern references. Everything about the film, from the original Frankenstein props to the way Brooks shot it, makes it feel more like a comedy sequel. Gene Wilder wrote the script, so he has a lot to be thanked for on this one… but I’m such a big fan of his that I’d thank him for Citizen Kane, so my words on this are pretty suspect. Anyway, it’s a staged shot, but a color photo of the cast in wardrobe and on-set with Mel Brooks. See the Blue Peter Boyle, the crazy-eyed genius Marty Feldman and the incredibly hot young Teri Garr! Shame there’s no sign of Cloris Leachman’s Frau Blucher. (::nnnneeeeiiiggghhhh::) Enjoy!

If you have a pic you think should be included email me. I’m looking for the iconic, the rare or the just plain cool behind the scenes shots to feature here. Tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes pic will turn the day into nighttime and the night into daytime! See ya’ then! -Quint Follow Me On Twitter

Previous Behind the Scenes pics: - Alien
- Big Trouble In Little China
- Clash of the Titans
- Dr. Strangelove
- Sesame Street
- The Birds
- The Dark Knight
- Batman (1989)
- Batman: The TV Series
- Stephen King’s IT
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
- Superman
- The French Connection
- Tron
- The Road Warrior
- Ghostbusters
- King Kong (’33)
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke with Slate)
- Rebel Without A Cause
- Taxi Driver
- Metropolis
- The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
- Tommy Chong Meets The Blues Brothers
- The Empire Strikes Back (Filming the Crawl)
- John Carpenter’s The Thing
- Jaws
- Die Hard
- Aliens
- Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
- The Howling
- Revenge of the Creature
- The Empire Strikes Back (Vader & Luke Duel)
- The Godfather
- Rambo III
- Vertigo
- Planet of the Apes
- Pan’s Labyrinth
- Labyrinth
- RoboCop
- The Adventures of Robin Hood
- Marathon Man

Readers Talkback
comments powered by Disqus
    + Expand All
  • Aug. 19, 2010, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Never saw this

    by Longtime Lurker

    Oh well. Teri Garr was cute.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Best Mel Brooks film.

    by Nice Marmot

    Easily. Hands down.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Great Pic Quint!!

    by loc420

    We used to show that movie in school to see how many people come out and quote it throughout the day!

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Not really all that "behind the scenes"...

    by slone13

    <p>...but a great shot from a great flick nonetheless.</p> <p>P.S. This column is the best thing about AICN right now.</p>

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 1:20 p.m. CST

    I heart Teri Garr

    by tronknotts

    She's so easy to crush on. I always imagined that she'd accept me and my weird looking hair. Same with Gilda Radner.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Roll, roll, roll in the hey?

    by BoStrike1

    Yes please.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 1:24 p.m. CST

    This is the best "spoof" movie ever made.

    by Arcadian Del Sol

    The bit-part by Gene Hackman is about the funniest thing ever put to film.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 1:24 p.m. CST

    By the by...

    by BoStrike1

    I know (many) others have voiced this opinion, but this feature is my new favorite thing about AICN.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Utterly brilliant.

    by SonOfTorah

    Young Frankenstien and Blazing Saddles are my favourite comedies of all time. Brooks never reached the brilliance of those films in his career again. Absolute classic!

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Longtime Lurker

    by BoStrike1

    You're missing some of the best gags and funniest sequences in film history. Few moments in cinema are as comically disarming as the first time one watches the "Puttin on the Ritz" scene.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Puttin' on the Ritz...

    by toxictodd

    Funniest scene ever

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 1:30 p.m. CST

    At this point in my life...

    by BrooseTheScharuk

    ...Young Frankenstein is pretty much the only Mel Brooks film I like...and it's one of my all-time favorite movies. Blazing Saddles is ok, but I think it dates a bit.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 1:32 p.m. CST


    by Stuntcock Mike

    FUCK! Wrong movie.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 1:34 p.m. CST

    "Damn Your Eyes!"

    by LaserPants

    "Too late."

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 1:37 p.m. CST

    "There! I touched my food. Happy?"

    by DrCaligari111

    So many great quotable lines from that movie. One of my all time favorites.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 1:39 p.m. CST

    You haven't even touched your food...

    by force_fed

    There! I've touched it! Tried this once on my parents after seeing YF for the first time. Genius. Although I was smacked in the face with a pokchop for my comedy stylings. Classic film. I still qoute it at least 50 times a year.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 1:40 p.m. CST

    I didn't laugh once during this film

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    I'm in my late 20's so maybe I just don't get the humour of that time, but I can't remember laughing once when i saw Young frankenstien. Not a bad movie persay, but to see it continuously pop up on best of comedy lists baffles me

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 1:41 p.m. CST

    nike alliance

    by toudefusheng

    Free Shipping Activities discount 40%discount Our company specializes in manufacturing from located in CHINA and Australia,,With more than 6 Years of experience,we are mainly dealing with are:Nike shox,Christan Audigier t-shirt,Ed Hardy ,COACH Bag,New Era cap ,Tiffany_Ring. More products. Supply . COACH Bag,Nike shox.Ed Hardy t-shirt. Safe Payment.Paypal Fast Shipment.5-7 days you can receive your order product. No min order request.You can order only one product Free Shipping.The price on our website are including everything.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 1:42 p.m. CST

    Touché Dr. Caligari...

    by force_fed

    I new that was going to happen.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 1:44 p.m. CST

    Peter Boyle did not pass away!!!

    by tj donkey show

    He faked his death, put on a blond wig, and is currently running for governor of California. You haven't fooled me "Meg Whitman".

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Interesting, RedBull_Werewolf

    by gruntybear

    Because your reaction to "Young Frankenstein" is exactly the reaction that everyone who is NO LONGER IN THEIR 20's has to "Scott Pilgrim." Well, at least the discerning ones.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 1:56 p.m. CST

    That N-word story...

    by JediRob great. Can you imagine the reaction now? Ah what a different world it was.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 2 p.m. CST


    by c4andmore

    How's it feel to be dead inside? Never mind, you obviously can't feel anything.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 2:03 p.m. CST

    I did laugh more than once during this film

    by Samuel Fulmer

    As a matter of fact, too many times to count. Mel Brooks best in my opinion, followed by Silent Movie, the Producers, and Blazzing Saddles. I even have a soft spot for High Anxiety even though it's more on how well Brooks recreated iconic Hitchcock scenes than how funny it is.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 2:06 p.m. CST

    "What knockers!"

    by Tacom

    "Oh thank you Doctor!"

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 2:11 p.m. CST


    by Manos

    (Thunder crashes...horses scream in terror)

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Where Is KHAN?

    by puto tenax

    God, how I miss her!

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 2:19 p.m. CST

    One of my most watched movies, it's brilliant!

    by SoylentMean

    But that picture is clearly posed! Posed! I want candid shots, dammit. Wait, I'm not actually doing any of the work here. Carry on then, carry on.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 2:27 p.m. CST

    One of my favorite movies

    by Eyegore

    Obvious from my nickname here?

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 2:28 p.m. CST

    I had to kill Mel Brooks for making a mistake....

    by DickJones

    ...that mistake being Spaceballs the Animated Series.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Madeline Kahn was the fucking shit.

    by Half-Baked-Goggle-Box-Do-Gooder

    That whole hotsie-totsie, cock tease / Bride of Frankenstein bit is still a scream to this very day. The Snort, though, pushes it into the realm of the sublime...

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Filmed in black and white! No offense!

    by VadersCrotchDoor

    I always found that to be one of the funniest lines, and it's from Brooks' narration in the trailer!

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Could this be The Perfect

    by Guy Gaduois

    Comedy of the 70s? Is there such a thing? Madeline and Teri are so beautiful in this. <p> I don't think 'Blazing Saddles' would get made today. Oversensitive, PC douche nozzles are too many. <p> Again, best thing at AICN is this column and here's hoping for AMAD's soon return. Somebody needs a raise. Elevate me! Right here, Doctor - now?

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Terri Gar= The Alyson Hannigan of the 70's

    by Galactic

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Oh, you men are all alike.

    by Mike Fornes

    Seven or eight quick ones and then you're out with the boys to boast and brag. You better keep your mouth shut!

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 2:38 p.m. CST

    RedBull_Werewolf , you're not alone

    by Bouncy X

    i saw this for the first time a few years ago and didnt find it funny at all either. like you i kept hearing about how hilarious it was, hell my mom kept saying how funny it was my whole life. she's the reason i gave it a shot but yeah, guess its one of those movies you have to be from the time to truly enjoy. though most "classic comedies" are boring to me so not being a huge comedy fan doesnt help. all that said, its funny seeing them in color..especially Boyle, didnt think he was blue.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Gene Hackman

    by Mike Fornes

    Badass in this as well

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 2:41 p.m. CST

    photo is a reverse

    by clark_kent

    the photo is actually a mirror image of the original. compare it to feldman's eyes in other photos. here is the original: http://compare.ebay. com/like/320575165215?ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&rvr_id=127007255163&crlp=1_263602_263632&UA=WXI8&GUID=7d10ef4a12a0a06c1c45a735ffe825b0&itemid=320575165215&ff4=263602_263632

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 2:42 p.m. CST

    The Strange Case of Dr. JettL93 and Mr. Choppah

    by HapaPapa72

    The Choppah's kinda reminding me of a more aggresive and hyped up JettL with his name drops and hanging with movie stars. If I had to bang a mom from the 80s I think I'd choose Dee Wallace over Teri Garr. It'd be a tough choice, though.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Don't get this movie

    by RPLocke

    It's not my favorite Brooks movie by any means.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 2:43 p.m. CST

    mel brooks is a legend

    by laslowpanaflax

    love this guy... spaceballs is awesome

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 2:43 p.m. CST

    mel brooks is a legend

    by laslowpanaflax

    love this guy... spaceballs is awesome

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Oh, and JAKA is The Choppah

    by RPLocke

    100 bucks says the Choppah isn't even from the US.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 2:46 p.m. CST


    by spidercoz


  • Aug. 19, 2010, 2:48 p.m. CST

    if you didnt think Young Frankensteinw as funny

    by redkamel

    At least for me, its funny in the sense that while I don't laugh out loud, I do chuckle...but the scenes and joke are so classic and never got old. Compared with most people think is "funny" now, its much better. Things like the hangover aren't funny after the first time for me. But young frankenstein never gets old.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 2:49 p.m. CST


    by spidercoz

    I about piss myself every time when Peter Boyle belts that out. Funniest. Shit. Ever.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 2:50 p.m. CST

    A lot of stoners in my high school look like that GENE WILDER

    by Tigger Tales

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Mel Brooks is a litmus test for me

    by Sonny_Williams

    If you don't find Mel Brooks movies funny (at least YF and BS) you can't be my friend. Sorry, but that's how it is. Took a girl to see Young Frank back in '77. I was pissing myself laughing throughout the movie while she chuckled a couple of times. Even though she was a great fuck, that was the end of that. Threw her body in a dumpster behind a gay bar on 6th St. No, just kidding; it was a biker bar.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 2:55 p.m. CST


    by Mattyboy122

    Teri Garr was so fucking hot. Young Frankenstein and Close Encounters. Shit, man, she was off the chain.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 2:58 p.m. CST

    Imagine hanging with Boyle during Taxi Driver

    by HapaPapa72

    Hell, imagine hanging with Cybill Shepherd during Taxi Driver. Heard she was kinda bitchy during Moonlighting but damn she's hot in Taxi Driver.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 3 p.m. CST

    SPACEBALLS or Blazing Saddles

    by RPLocke

    I can watch those over and over.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 3 p.m. CST

    Teri Garr has never been given her due as a sexy woman...

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    She's always been a comedic actress, but she is totally hot in a very girl-next-door kinda way. Hard to find that anymore. Her eyes always look so damn innocent. <p> However, for those in the know, she has a GREAT scene in Let it Ride where's she's in a naughty outfit that really highlights her...assets.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Terri Garr in that one Star Trek episode

    by RPLocke


  • Aug. 19, 2010, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Let me out...

    by Liberty Valance

    Let me out of here, get me the Hell out of here. What's the matter with you people, I was joking! Don't you know a joke when you hear one?!? HA HA HA HA!! Jesus Christ, get me out of here! OPEN THIS GODDAMN DOOR I'LL KICK YOUR ROTTEN HEADS IN! MOMMYYYYY!!!!

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 3:22 p.m. CST

    What hump??

    by Six Demon Bag

    (awkward pause like only gene wilder could do)<p>let's go

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Terri Garr..look at the folk she worked with

    by skimn

    Coppola, Brooks, Spielberg, Ballard, Pollack, etc. All heavy hitters..

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Freakin' Hysterical!!

    by Arcangel2020

    Quint!! Yet another spot on commentary/posting of a true classic Mel Brooks film! It sounds like..judging by what your wrote..that you and I grew up in the same era of films and TV shows! I totally agree with you about the various layers of comdey this truely funny film has...Mel Brooks was and will always BE a wiley comedic genius who not only went for the total visual shtick but also the subtle silly pause to look at the camera "did you get that one? type wink wink nudge nudge" look The cast of this movie was just such a melding of true profesionals and comedic screwballs that was just can you NOT like this film and NOT enjoy the silliness of Gene WIlder, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle, Chloris Leechman and even a young HOT ooking Terri Gar? (Holy crap, Terri Garr was one of those actresses who seemed to defy Age for a while...she was in an old episode of Star Trek, Young Frankenstein, Mr Mom...just to name a few!) Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles will ALWAYS be my favorite Mel Brooks of all time!

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 3:24 p.m. CST

    It's "Fronkensteen"....

    by meCPS

    Trying hard not to laugh out loud here at work just reading the numerous quotes you guys are throwing out there. I could watch this film a hundred more times and still make myself sick from laughing so hard.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Anyone who doesn't

    by meCPS

    think YF is hilarious needs to get themselves to a hospital for a funnybone implant...STAT

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Say it....

    by meCPS

    He vass my BOYFRIEND !!!

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 3:36 p.m. CST

    "Hey there handsome."

    by meCPS

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 3:36 p.m. CST

    If you don't laugh at Putting on the Ritz alone...

    by lock67ca

    You do not have a soul. You do not exist. You do not have one thing in you that makes you what we would define as human. You are a loser. Nuff Said.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 3:37 p.m. CST

    The ultimate Terri Garr film...

    by Rameses

    Is One from the Heart.Shes great ,plus shower scene.Nastasia Kinski's never looked hotter either.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 3:51 p.m. CST

    To those that don't think this movie is funny

    by tronknotts

    What do you think is funny? Just curious. Also, it's great to hear that people don't like something as amazing as YF. Shows that even though not everyone likes the stuff I do, that my stuff might still be amazing.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Ramses, bless you...

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    I never knew that shower scene existed...

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 3:53 p.m. CST

    "said - a .... dirty word! he said a dirty word!"

    by sonnyhooper

    "said- a ...give? said a give! give him a sedative!" <p> "right on the nose-y" <p> "SAID-A-GIVE?!?!?" <p> was there ever a better comedy cast put together than YF? wilder, leechman, kahn, boyle, garr, marty fucking feldman? i think not.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 3:56 p.m. CST

    DVD outtakes

    by Skraggo

    The outtakes of the scene where Feldman says "You take the blond, I'll take the one in the turban," are absolutely classic. Feldman is killing everyone in the scene. They can't get through it. I love the Groucho style delivery. "Toibin."

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 3:56 p.m. CST

    I never knew....

    by meCPS

    that Gene Wilder wrote the script. May explain why he seemed to attack this role with such relish and abandon. May be the funniest acting effort of his career.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Puttin On The Ritz is priceless, but the Gene Hackman

    by skimn

    hermit scene is genius. The expression on Peter Boyle face as he suffers time after time is the stuff of silent comedy legends.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 4:02 p.m. CST


    by Half-Baked-Goggle-Box-Do-Gooder

    You know what's sad? <p>Most of the geeks that live on this site will never get that joke.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Abby Normal someone...

    by Sulla

    Are you saying that I put an abnormal brain into a seven and a half foot long, fifty-four inch wide Gorilla?

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 4:05 p.m. CST

    I thought BS was funnier

    by gooseud

    but this is still a classic. For me, BS edges it out just for the one scene: "The new sheriff is a" (BONGGGG) "What did he say?" "He said the new sheriff is near!!"

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Slim Pickens

    by Skraggo

    Comedians of today take note --- all the "fucks" you can utter will never be as funny as ONE well-placed "Awww, shit!" from Slim Pickens in Blazing Saddles.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 4:13 p.m. CST

    There's one for your dirty shirts...

    by Skraggo

    ...and the other one is for socks and poo poo undies.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Gene Hackman was amazing.

    by Yelsaeb

    The first time I saw Young Frankenstein I had no idea Gene Hackman was in it. When I saw him I was like "Hey look! It's Reverend Scott!"

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Saw an interview (on TCM?) with Gene Wilder

    by skimn

    interviewed by Alec Baldwin about a year ago. What a sweetheart of a guy.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 4:23 p.m. CST

    These days Quint's teacher

    by Skraggo

    would be forced to resign and be nationally vilified as every 24 hour news channel scrambled to book Al Sharpton for his expert analysis of the situation. <p> The only cool movie we ever got to watch in school was the original "Clash of the Titans." It was my English teacher's lazy way of "teaching" mythology. Worked out well for me however because by then I'd seen it about 37 times, aced the test on it without trying, and scored 15 bonus points on the essay question by correctly transcribing Calibos's "ring riddle" from memory. Good times.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 4:26 p.m. CST

    Agreed about this movie

    by thepoohguy

    Why is Madeline Kahn not in this picture? She stole this movie out from under Teri's twoo it's twoo. As she did in every movie, Blazing Saddles, Clue. A true loss to the comic world when she died!

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 4:27 p.m. CST

    THIS is what I'm TALKING about!!!

    by Royston Lodge

    Behind the scenes pics that actually teach a lesson about film-making.<p> I never knew that Peter Boyle's make-up was blue. I said to myself, "self, why would they do that?"<p> Did the DP choose blue instead of green (or even gray) because he thought it would turn out different when shot in black & white? I've read that blue tends to come out a little lighter than green when shot in B&W, but would the difference really be that noticeable?<p> Or maybe blue makeup is just cheaper than green makeup, or maybe the blue makeup didn't smell as bad or irritate the skin or something like that?<p> Or maybe it was just coincidence?<p> Regardless, this is the sort of picture I LOVE to see from the BTS series, cuz it makes me think about the film-making process.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 4:29 p.m. CST

    On another note, one of my friends' mom looks like Teri Garr.

    by Royston Lodge

    His house was very popular amongst the geeky adolescent boys in the neighbourhood.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Gene Wilder

    by Skraggo

    Nobody could play spooky-funny-seething-manic-unhinged like that guy. Hell, half of that was his hair! Think about his Wonka for a moment. You could never be sure if he was going to give you a smile and a warm pat on the head or if he might slip a razor blade in your candy. Brilliant.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 4:33 p.m. CST

    "There wolf." "There castle."

    by Lao_Che_Air_Freight

    "Why are you talking that way?"<p>"I thought you wanted to"<p>"No, I don't want to."<p>That exchange slays me every time...

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 4:35 p.m. CST


    by Quint

    Suit yourself, I'm easy.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Well this explains the music.

    by palimpsest

    It's still warm.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Igor, help me with the bags.

    by palimpsest

    Soitenly. You take the blonde, I'll take the one in the turban.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Would ze doktor care for a brandy?

    by Skraggo

    No thank you. <p> Some varm milk perhaps? <p> No. Thank you. I'm a little tired. <p> ...Ovaltine. <p> No! Nothing! Thank you!

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 4:43 p.m. CST

    And of course...

    by Skraggo

    "Put. The candle. Back."

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Oh my God. Woof.

    by palimpsest

    Ahh, Madeline Kahn...

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Robin Hood Men in Tights is the best Brooks

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    dont get sucked into internet group think with teh same ol BZ/YF.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 4:49 p.m. CST

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    BZ/YF are more amusing and clever but Robin Hood is actually ha ha funny.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 4:52 p.m. CST

    by TakingScorpiosCalls


  • Aug. 19, 2010, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Another theory on the blue makeup.

    by Royston Lodge

    I just quickly watched a couple of scenes on YouTube to see how the monster's skin tone compares to the other actors.<p> From a "brightness" point of view, there isn't much of a difference. He doesn't look much darker or brighter than the others.<p> However, from a "contrast" point of view there does appear to be a difference.<p> It appears that the blue make up absorbed or scattered more of the light while the natural skin toned people reflected it more.<p> So there are more "hot spots" on the flesh-toned people, and the shadows on their faces are more defined.<p> On the monster the contrast levels on the skin seem more uniform or dull. I assume this was intentional to get a dull, grey "dead skin" sort of look as opposed to the bright, shiny, "alive" look of the flesh-toned people.<p> When shot in black & white, blue makeup doesn't just show up as being lighter, it also would absorb yellow light. Also, the shade of blue looks sort of hald-way between blue and cyan. Cyan absorbs red. Since skin tone reflects a fair bit of yellow and red, that shade of blue makeup might be why the monster looks slightly "duller" by comparison.<p> It's just a theory, but I like it.<p> FYI: I would also like to note that the monster is blue on the original posters for Young Frankenstein, so it's not like they were every trying to imply that he was a different colour.<p> Grey-Blue is really closer to the true colour of dead flesh than bright green, after all.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 4:52 p.m. CST

    This was the first movie I ever saw in the theater.

    by Skraggo

    I was three years old and my parents had taken me with them to see it. I have a very clear memory of the film getting stuck in the projector and melting during the scene where Igor is looking at the brain jars. I love it. I love the fact that my very first movie was "Young Frankenstein." There's got to be some kind of nerd award for that, right?!? Well... it's the first one I can ever remember seeing in the theater. Man... I hope they didn't take me to something shitty when I was a baby. And if they did, I hope I screamed and cried and made them leave. People used to do that in the 70's. People used to actually take their screaming brats into the lobby so as not to disturb the other paying patrons. That's a lost art of parenthood now. I saw the theatrical re-release of "The Exorcist" several years back and someone had brought their baby with them. To the fucking Exorcist. The kid, rightfully, started screaming its fool head off. Imagine that for a minute. Someone took their infant to a screening of The Exorcist with all its nightmarish imagery and blood curdling audio track. That's fucking child abuse, isn't it? That kid is probably killing neighborhood cats now.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Spaceballs is my favourite Mel Brooks movie.

    by Royston Lodge

    Maybe I'm just a sucker for a Star Wars parody, but I find the pacing on Brooks' older movies a little odd.<p> Spaceballs seemed to do a better job of keeping things moving along. However, even it has a few moments where I'm left wondering if the editor wasn't really trying that hard.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 5 p.m. CST


    by SkidMarkedUndies


  • Aug. 19, 2010, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Final theory on the blue makeup.

    by Royston Lodge

    Red is the predominant colour in human skin.<p> Blue is farther away from red on the spectrum than green is.<p> Therefore, when shot in black and while, green would look similar to the flesh-toned actors than blue does.<p> Hence, blue make-up.<p> Really, this seems like the simplest explanation, and I am a slave to guys named Occam wielding sharp blades.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 5:23 p.m. CST

    "I think...before ve go around killink people...

    by Blue_Demon

    ve had better make DAMN SURE! That young Frankenstein is indeed...VOLLOWINGINHISGRANDFAZERSVOOTSHTAPS!"<p>"WHAAAAT?"<p>"Vollowing in his grandfather's voot-shtaps, voot-shtaps, voot-shtaps!"<p>"OHHHHH!"

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Crap...screwed the paragraph up.

    by Blue_Demon


  • Aug. 19, 2010, 5:32 p.m. CST


    by spaceherpe

    Sorry RedBull_Werewolf, but it has nothing to do with age. I am 27 and this is my favorite comedy along with Dr. Strangelove. There is just something so wrong with not liking Young Franskenstein.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 5:36 p.m. CST


    by listo65

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 5:42 p.m. CST

    "Never saw this"

    by redrain

    dude! check it out whatever way you can! (so jealous)

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 5:43 p.m. CST

    Perhaps, but this is TRANSYLVANIA...!

    by Darkman

    ...and you are a FRONKENSTEEN!

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 5:48 p.m. CST

    oh, and one more thing

    by redrain

    Teri Garr vs. david letterman, man that was great!

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 5:49 p.m. CST

    oh,and one more thing

    by redrain

    thanks quint!

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 5:53 p.m. CST

    My Grandfather's work was doo-doo!

    by VadersCrotchDoor

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Wait! Come back!

    by VadersCrotchDoor

    I was gonna make espresso.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 5:55 p.m. CST


    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 5:59 p.m. CST

    The Blue Make-up.....

    by Rameses

    Boris karloffs make-up was shades of green looks like they chose blue/grey for Boyles make-up to get as close as possible without infringing tight copywrite laws.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Gene Wilder leering into the camera..

    by nolan bautista

    ..when he was asked what did he "receive" in return after the transplant operation..classic!

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Shut the Fuck up Donny...

    by Rameses

    More peaple need to know of that shower scene , I should make it my lifes work to spread the word.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Oh hell yeah... Terri Garr back in the day!

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    That weird old episode of Trek that was trying to spin off some crazy new series, she was in that rockin' miniskirts and go-go boots. She was hot in CE3K and even Mr. Mom, too.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 6:06 p.m. CST

    REdbull_Werewolf didn't find it funny...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...See what I'm talking about in the Chelsea Handler post? Mongoloid America, my friends.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Man, I so used to want to bang Teri Garr.

    by TheBikeShopOwnerFromDifferentStrokes

    70's and 80's she was hot!

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 6:12 p.m. CST


    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...How about Dee Wallace, Terri Garr and the chcik from Jaws in succession. Or better, all at once!

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 6:17 p.m. CST


    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview about the hillbilly parents who start smacking the kid when it cries, only causing it to cry even more. "Aw dunn tol' yoo Earl Joonyer, stop that thar cryin' else'n thar's mo' asskickin' whar that dun come frum!"

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Of course I meant the naked chick from Jaws...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ... not Brody's wife. Or hell, the chick wearing the kerchief who yelled "Shark! Shark in the pond! It's in the pond!" She was pretty cute, too.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 6:22 p.m. CST

    God damn, Terri Garr was a HOPA in that movie.

    by Playkins

    That and on "One From the Heart". Dayum.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Young Frank

    by Kraven Morehead

    Is good but so many things stand on its shoulders that it appears dated inretrospect. With that said, Blazing Saddles makes today's movies look tame with its racial humor. God that movie's funny.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 6:33 p.m. CST

    Because THEY ARE JEALOUS!!

    by Billyeveryteen

    This is a nice boy. This is a good boy. This is a mother's angel. And I want the world to know once and for all, and without any shame, that we love him. I'm going to teach you. I'm going to show you how to walk, how to speak, how to move, how to think. Together, you and I are going to make the greatest single contribution to science SINCE THE CREATION OF FIRE!!!<p>Dr. Fronkensteen! Are you all right?<p>MY NAME IS FRANKENSTEIN!<p>That's some good shit.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 6:44 p.m. CST

    I'll kick your rotten heads in!

    by ballyhoo

    Best part of the film.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 6:48 p.m. CST


    by BadMrWonka

    seeing as how you think "persay" is a word, I'm going to assume your brand of comedy is a

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 6:57 p.m. CST


    by jimmy rabbitte

    This is my favorite pic, of this series, so far. Well done, Quint.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 7:03 p.m. CST

    who wouldn't want to roll in the hay with TG

    by paulloch

    so underrated, she should have won for Tootsie, it was the harder part to play, not Jessica. Remmeber her on Letterman about 100x, when he was funny. The one where she takes the shower is hilarious. So sad that so many of the cast had serious health problems later in life, including TG, Marty, Maddy, and Gene

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 7:29 p.m. CST


    by akiraclass

    To this day, whenever I watch that movie, even though I know it's coming, that line still makes me laugh out loud. Every. Time. God bless Mel Brooks.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 7:37 p.m. CST

    "Certainly - you take the blond and I'll take the one in the tur

    by MisterBlue

    great line - delivered in "Groucho-ese"

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 7:42 p.m. CST


    by MisterBlue

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 7:56 p.m. CST

    Teri Garr...

    by th3480 so freakin' hot in this movie.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 7:58 p.m. CST

    A riot, is an ugly thing ...

    by zacUpquark

    And I think it's just about time THAT WE HAD ONE!!!

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 8:22 p.m. CST

    HE VASH MAH...

    by alice133


  • Aug. 19, 2010, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Rameses: But my theory was so well-researched!!!!

    by Royston Lodge

    Now I am deflated. Sigh...<p> ;-)

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Just watching High Anxiety earlier today.

    by BilboRing

    Caught it for a couple of minutes. Love that movie. Brooks is a god. I wish he had more winners after Life Stinks, which was pretty damn funny. Kind of makes me want to go out and get all of them on Bluray if available.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Cool picture!

    by Manatee

    Man, what a great year Mel Brooks had! Young Frankenstein AND Blazing Saddles.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 9:02 p.m. CST

    "Walk this way."

    by redshirt

    You have to see it...

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 9:15 p.m. CST

    Red Bull - Bouncy X et al

    by freedunit01

    I'm gonna give you chaps a break (no not in the head) given your 'boring' assessment of this movie (and Marathon Man, too.) See by the time I finally got the chance to see Monty Python's Holy Grail (my Senior year of H.S.) I had heard many of the jokes,bits, references so it didn't provide quite the same zing as my friends claimed it would. If that is your situation I pity you and hope that at some point in your life you will have matured enough that these classic bits of celluloid greatness can be seen in a better light. Much like realizing that there is far more to a Monet that just blurred colors

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Taffeta darling...

    by Juggernaut125

    taffeta sweetheart...

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 9:37 p.m. CST

    There isn't any modern equivalent

    by smudgewhat

    To how freakin' great these movies were. This and Blazing Saddles featured actual human beings being natural, funny and human. That sounds obvious but look at how bad comedies are now.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 9:42 p.m. CST

    One of the funniest movies ever!

    by The Dark Shite

    I must have seen it a hundred times & know all the lines by heart, but I still sit there with a goofy smile on my face all the way through & "Puttin' On The Ritz" gives me a belly laugh every single time. & for those guys who don't like it, I don't think age/time period has anything to do with it. It came out 4 years before I was even born, I saw it sometime in the 90's & I love it! Funny is funny.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 9:44 p.m. CST

    Young Frankenstein Trivia

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    Mel Brooks didn't think the "Puttin' On the Ritz" gag was funny. He didn't even want to shoot it. Gene Wilder fought for it and after the first screening Brooks congratulated Wilder for sticking to his guns because it got such a big laugh.But Brooks still doesn't think it's that funny.<br /><br />And... Aerosmith wrote "Walk This Way" as a tribute to the scene where Marty Feldman says that, and then Wilder mimics his walk.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Or did Frau Blucher say it?

    by cymbalta4thedevil

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 9:51 p.m. CST

    This needs a reboot

    by Ye Not Guilty

    Needs to be rebooted for today's generation.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 9:54 p.m. CST

    Pardon me boy. Is this the Transylvania station?

    by Juggernaut125

    <p>Yah! yah! Track 29. Oh. And can I give you a shine?</p> <p>Uhhh.. no thanks.</p>

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 9:56 p.m. CST


    by redshirt

    Then: Young Frankenstein. Now: Vampires suck. Oh how low we have fallen...

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 10:01 p.m. CST


    by Juggernaut125

    I weep for the future of this so-called civilization.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Behind the scenes - Press Kit Stills

    by RPLocke

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Walk This Blu Ray

    by DangerMan

    The Blu Ray features much better behind the scenes shots than this.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 10:32 p.m. CST

    Could be worse,

    by Ivan Alexeev

    it could be raining. I use this line a lot. I don't think people get it.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 10:33 p.m. CST

    You know. I'll never forget my old dad

    by Juggernaut125

    <p>when these things would happen to him. The things he would say to me.</p> <p> What did he say?</p> <p> What the hell are you doing in the bathroom day and night?! Why don't you get out of there! Give someone else a chance!</p>

  • Quint, Thank you for not putting the focus on Mel as the mastermind. Don't get me wrong, Mel was my comic idol for years, I went out of my way to get my photo taken with him when I was 15. Thought he was the funniest movie maker out there. Then the reality set it,,,,, every film that I enjoyed that he directed, he only had part in writing it. Spontaneous,,,,yes!!!!!!!!! Funny BET!!!!!!!!!!! Genius NO!!!! Orson Well is genius,,, Hitchcock is genius,,,, they can write a complete script and direct their way to perfection. Mel's talent was sifting through others work and sifting the shit out and adding icing on the cake....Mel Brooks even was against the Puttin' on the Ritz scene. Gene insisted on shooting it. I remember when I heard about Mel teaming up with Leslie Nielson (Dracula, Dead and Loving It) thought it would by dynamite!! Boy I was wrong, it seems he tried too hard to copy the exact pace and timing that Gene did with writing Young Frankenstein.

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 12:24 a.m. CST

    Terri Garr was HOT

    by AmericanMovieFan

    She was definitely a hottie. Like Alyson Hannigan crossed with Lisa Kudrow. It's a testament to the history of film (and degradation of quality in writing and acting) that her ditzy/bombshell hotties of comedies characters will stand the test of time while Alyson Hannigan's American Pie character probably won't get much more than a mention on I Love the Early 21st Century part 3 circa 2020.

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 12:44 a.m. CST

    Much Love for Mel

    by RosemarysBabyDaddy

    "Young Frankenstein" is definitely Mel Brooks' best film. But I want to give a shout out to two of his films that haven't been mentioned in this TB as of yet: "Silent Movie" and "History of the World: Pt 1". Neither of these movies are anywhere close to the perfection that is YF (Mel shoulda stayed behind the camera for his post "Young Frankenstein" career). But both "Silent Movie" and "History of the World" are funny movies, and they don't get the love and respect they deserve. I'd recommend "The Twelve Chairs" too, but I haven't seen it in 20 years, so I don't remember if it's funny or not. In fact, I don't remember it at all.

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 12:52 a.m. CST

    My fav Brooks

    by killianx

    is History of the World pt. 1! The Spanish Inquisition scene is quite possibly the funniest thing I have ever seen on film! and yes Terri Garr is in the top 10 of all time!

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 3:06 a.m. CST

    Younger generation...

    by Briannicus

    "We are talking about the nonsensical ravings of a lunatic mind, DEAD IS DEAD" Favorite line there. The real problem is that comedy is becoming more and more low bro merely pandering to idiots. Look at the current crop of spoof movies, it's some of the most idiotic jokes tied together with nothing even resembling a storyline. The current crop of comedians nowadays are not even close to funny (look at SNL from the 70's and early 80's and look at it now and tell me, which one was truly funnier.) I like intelligent comedy, I'll take some slapstick but when crap like BORAT or Will Ferrel are what's considered funny...I'm sorry, I'll throw in the towel.

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 3:31 a.m. CST

    Nice to see the love...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...for Young Frankenstein. I started chuckling when I read the first few quotes from the film in this talkback, and by the time I got to the guy who mentioned “voot shteps, voot shteps, voot shteps!” I was laughing out loud. There is not one single comedy I can think of other than YF that puts me in that weird mood where I can laugh out loud just thinking about it (not even Blazing Saddles which I dearly love). The humor in YF is the rare kind that not only hits you right in the face but also slips under your skin and assaults your funny bone from within and takes up permanent residence there, ready to strike you at the most inopportune moments (such as right now at work). <p> I agree that YF is a litmus test. Not thinking it’s funny is like not liking Midnight Run – it makes you a person I wouldn’t want to have anything to do with because your brain is obviously alien to everything I find basic in life.

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 3:34 a.m. CST

    On a side note...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...and speaking of horror spoofs, I actually subjected myself to Stan Helsing fairly recently on DVD. I literally felt my spine curve, my brain jellify and my lifespan shorten by ten years when it was over. Christ almighty, it's impossible to conceive that both YF and SH are the products of the same civilization.

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 4:47 a.m. CST

    Aww, cute picture. And one hell of a funny film.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 7:48 a.m. CST


    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    You do know that Teri Garr played Lisa Kudrows mother in friends? <p>This is probably my favourite comedy ever. Loving the love on here. <p>But Kudos for Stuntcock Mike for The PRoducers reference. Second best conedy of all time, mayhaps?<p>"I was born in Duseldolf and that is why they call me Ralph" <br>"Dont be stupid, be a smarty; come and join the Nazi party!"

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 8:02 a.m. CST

    Who wouldn't want Teri Garr back in the day

    by leo54304

    as the single mother next door? Even in Mr Mom she had it working. And the Letterman bit? Just a wonderful and beautiful woman.

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 8:06 a.m. CST

    That Blazing Saddles bit with the sheriff is a GONG!!

    by leo54304

    Still is funny. What'd he say? The sheriff is near. No, dagnabitt I said the sheriff is GONG!! Oh, we know the sheriff is near. Right up there with the inflatable auto pilot scene in Airplane!

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 8:07 a.m. CST

    Don't be stupid,be a smarty:come join the nazi party!

    by leo54304

    Great, now I can't get that out of my head.

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 8:56 a.m. CST

    Even in middle age...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...Teri Garr stirred the lust of intergalactic despot, Todd Spengo. <p> "I will have you, Marge Nelson! Mwahahahaha!!"

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Nice. One of the best comedies EVER...

    by The_Ritty

    don't think so? I don't care cuz you're a loser then. If you don't respect Mel or Woody...then u don't know comedy.

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Take the money and run...hehehehe

    by leo54304

    How about Banana's? Doesn't he play himself and get shot in the opening minutes?

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Royston Lodge...

    by Rameses

    Your theory still holds up.... Karloffs make-up was green,{ after several other colours were tested} exactly because of the efect it has in Black and white.So Boyles make-up just followed the same approach

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Ahhhh... There's the sweet validation I crave so much...

    by Royston Lodge's an addiction, it is.

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 2:19 p.m. CST

    What Knockers!!!

    by diverdan

    Ohh...thank you Doctor. Saw this once on TV and they edited that line so he says "What Jugs!" How on earth did some censor decide jugs less offensive than knockers? Ruined the joke,made no sense whatsoever and completely only brought attention to Teri's charms as I'm sure there must have been 5 or 6 people watching who didn't get the joke! This was like 25 years ago and it still makes me mad! lol

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 12:42 a.m. CST

    Great quotes everybody

    by detectivesoap

    laughing a ton here. What a great film. Somebody already said it but I'm really partial to "There wolf. There castle." My old ass dad still does the "Walk this way..." schtick. Haaaa

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 5:01 a.m. CST


    by zxcvbnm1988

    welcome to: The website wholesale for many kinds of fashion shoes, like the nike,jordan,prada, also including the jeans,shirts,bags,hat and the decorations. All the products are free shipping, and the the price is competitive, and also can accept the paypal payment.,after the payment, can ship within short time. free shipping competitive price any size available accept the paypal 90X Extreme Fitness System ONLY ONLY 42$$$$$$$ jordan shoes $32 90X Extreme Fitness System ONLY ONLY 42$$$$$$$ nike shox $32 Christan Audigier bikini $23 Ed Hardy Bikini $23 Smful short_t-shirt_woman $15 ed hardy short_tank_woman $16 Sandal $32 christian louboutin $80 Sunglass $15 COACH_Necklace $27 handbag $33 AF tank woman $17 puma slipper woman $30 90X Extreme Fitness System ONLY ONLY 42$$$$$$$

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 7:27 p.m. CST

    "Abby somebody...Abbbby Normal"

    by Rebeck2

    One of the greatest comedies of all time.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 10:30 a.m. CST

    In no particular order..

    by Big_Daddy_Nero

    "Class... dismissed..." ---- "Would you mind telling me whose brain.. I... DID.. put in?" ----- "Don't inhale til the tip glows. WAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!" ------ "Nice workin' with ya." ---- "..and I'll BLOCK the bookcase with my body.. *CRUNCH*" ----- "He's going to be very popular." ----- "I just wish I could give you a little PEACE.." ------ "No tongues!" Oh and on nd on and on... I could literally sit here and watch this entire movie from beginning to end, that is how many times I have seen it and how much love I carry around for it. Easily top 5 comedy of all time.