Young Frankenstein – Tamara’s Never Seen

Tamara’s never seen Young Frankenstein. Have You?

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  1. As an aside. Eyegor was played by the brilliantly comedic Marty Feldman. The man who made his accident-given looks his key strength and ran with it. 🙂

    • Tamara never mentions Marty Feldman or Madleine Kahn by name. I’m going to chock it up to Tamara’s age as to why she doesn’t seem to know who these comedy legends are. She doesn’t seem to know who Terri Garr is either, since again she never mentions her by name.

      • The Real Silverstar

        Or Chloris Leachman, who played Frau Blucher. (horse whinny)

        • Snorgatch Pandalume

          Cloris Leachman was in another Mel Brooks film, the underrated Hitchcock parody High Anxiety, where she played the creepy Nurse Diesel. Watching it after some decades, the strange growling tone she used to deliver her lines seemed very familiar. Then it struck me. She sounded like Agent Smith from the Matrix! I now wonder if Hugo Weaving based his performance on hers.

        • Several of this actors have other comedy film connection, especially to Mel Brooks.
          Young people could learn a lot about who was big in the 70s from watching old episodes of The Muppet Show.

          • Snorgatch Pandalume

            Marty Feldman was also in Mel Brook’s “Silent Movie,” as well as “The Last Remake of Beau Geste.” Kenneth Mars (who played Inspector Kemp) and Madeline Khan were both in “What’s Up, Doc?”, one of the funniest movies ever made, IMHO. Gene Wilder and Kenneth Mars were both in “The Producers,” Madeline Khan and Cloris Leachman were both in “High Anxiety,” and Madeline Khan was in “Clue.” And of course, both Gene Wilder and Madeline Khan were in “Blazing Saddles.”

  2. Mel Brooks is my idol.

  3. If you liked this movie you absolutely have to watch Blazing Saddles. It’s even better.

    • Yes! I was gonna suggest if you (or another) hadn’t. I so want to see her reaction especially since it extends both the Brooks and Wilder angle. Maybe even after she could try History of the World, Part 1 or Spaceballs.

  4. You’ll definitely love watching The Producers. I think it’s Gene Wilder at his best

  5. The Movie Explorer

    I first saw this at the drive-in. I AM OLD!

    I disagree with the previous commenters. Those other movies are good, too, but Mel Brooks was never as spot-on, consistently hilarious as Young Frankenstein.

  6. You must watch “Blazing Saddles” if you have not seen it yet.
    I can not recommend it enough.
    Also, considering your age and tastes, I would assume you haven’t seen
    “Escape From New York” or “Repo Man” (The one with Emilio Estevez).
    Hope you get a chance to see them, and enjoy some 80’s fun.

  7. Absolutely…Hilarious!

    I was also reluctant to see this movie for growing up. Even though I was trying to see ALL kinds of old movies in high school. It’s weird hearing this one being called REAL old (I guess maybe I could call see that now, but I watching Charlie Chaplin stuff before I saw this).

    I just had such a love and appreciation for those Universal horror classics from the 30s and 40s, and had just come to realize that for all the limitation of that time they real appreciated the heavy themes of there source material. Most of the attempts to treat Frankenstein as comedy didn’t seem to do that so I was like, “Why should this be any better?”

    Thankful Mel Brooks got it and he was brilliant. He went out of way to make it look as authentic as possible and sound as much like the source material as possible. Some of the dialogue even came from the book, especially the monsters speech at the end. The themes of loneliness and alienation and living with technical marvels and there dangers are all there, yet still as you said…hilarious.

    I love how not only look, but sound like Peter Boyle at 7:38

  8. I didn’t know that Gene Wilder was in Young Frankenstein. I’ve never seen it either. Also, now I want a bed gown as well. ^.^ One last thing: “Youtube censorship?” Did I miss something?

  9. Snorgatch Pandalume

    Gene Wilder said he got the idea for Young Frankenstein because he wanted to do Frankenstein but with a happy ending. He wrote an outline and gave it to his agent, who said he wanted him to do the movie with Marty Feldman and Peter Boyle. When Wilder asked him why those two, his agent said: “Because I just signed Marty Feldman and Peter Boyle.” Wilder and Brooks also decided it would be funny to have Teri Garr say all the dirtiest lines. And in case you didn’t catch it, that was Gene Hackman as the blind man.

  10. YMMV: Everyone has their favorite Mel Brooks movie. As a child of the 80s and a huge Sci-Fi nerd I’m partial to SpaceBalls with the legendary John Candy, Joan Rivers, Bill Pullman, and of course Rick Moranis as Dark Helmet in his greatest role. So many great lines.

    Blazing saddles is probably his best, but damn if I don’t love me some Spaceballs!

  11. These videos are quickly becoming my favorite thing on this site. 🙂

  12. I like Young Frankenstein a lot. RIP Gene Wilder.

  13. Young Frankenstein isn’t exactly my favorite Mel Brooks production (it’s a tie between Robin Hood: Men in Tights and the T.V. show Get Smart for me). However, I still love this movie and find it to be incredibly hilarious. Igor will always make me roll with laughter, as well as Frau Blucher and Inga. The amount of times my family and I quote this movie is unreal. Classic comedy.

  14. this is definitely the movie that gets quoted the most among my family:D

  15. Tamara, could you record an audio commentary of you watching these movies because I think it would be a real great experience seeing just how well you respond to things in the films? Although it’d probably be even more precious to watch you doing it because then we could really see how you respond to these things. Maybe do a live one for a con where y’all screen a film and fans get to watch along with you for your first experience.

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