Monday, October 29, 2012

Young Frankenstein

My favorite Halloween movie is Young Frankenstein. It's a comedy instead of a thriller or horror film, but I don't care. It's just hysterical, no matter how many times or what time of year I see it.  

Mel Brooks' 1974 black and white film, co-written by Gene Wilder, is the perfect parody of the old Universal Studios horror classics. 

Wilder, Marty Feldman, Terri Garr, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Kenneth Mars, Gene Hackman, and Peter Boyle are so funny and perfectly cast in their roles. The “walk this way” routine and other gags are timeless, flowing smoothly from scene to scene.

These are few of my favorite punch lines and quotes:

What knockers!” 


Vould you like a roll in ze hay? 
     Roll, roll, roll in ze hay”

Igor, will you give me a hand with the bags?
Soitainly, you take the blonde, and I'll take the one in the turban.”

Put... ze candle... *back*!”

Frau Blucher”...[horse whinny]

He vould have an enormous schwanzstucker.


Oh sweet mystery of life, at last I've found you.”

If you haven't seen Young Frankenstein in a while, be sure to watch this week with a big bowl of popcorn.  Have a safe and happy Halloween!