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Friar Tuck (Character)
from The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

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Robin Hood (1973)
Little John: You're burning the chow!
Robin Hood: Sorry, Johnny. Guess I was thinking about Maid Marian again. I can't help it. I love her, Johnny.
Little John: Look, why don't you stop moonin' and mopin' around? - Just - Just marry the girl.
Robin Hood: Marry her? You don't just walk up to a girl, hand her a bouquet and say, "Hey, remember me? We were kids together. Will you marry me?" No. It just isn't done that way.
Little John: Aw, come on, Robbie. Climb the castle walls. Sweep her off her feet. Carry her off in style.
Robin Hood: It's no use, Johnny. I've thought it all out, and... it just wouldn't work. Besides, what have I got to offer her?
Little John: Well, for one thing, you can't cook.
Robin Hood: I'm serious, Johnny. She's a highborn lady of quality.
Little John: So she's got class? So what?
Robin Hood: I'm an outlaw, that's what. That's no life for a lovely lady. Always on the run. What kind of a future is that?
Friar Tuck: Oh, for heaven's sake, son. You're no outlaw. Why, someday you'll be called a great hero.
Robin Hood: A hero? Do you hear that, Johnny? We've just been pardoned.
Little John: That's a gas. We ain't even been arrested yet.

Friar Tuck: Alright, laugh, you two rouges, but there's gonna be a big to-do in Nottingham.
[tastes the stew and coughs]
Friar Tuck: Well done, ain't it? Old Prince John's having a championship archery tournament tomorrow.
Little John: Archery tournament? Huh! Old Rob could win that standing on his head. Huh, Rob?
Robin Hood: Thank you, Little John, but I'm sure we're not invited.
Friar Tuck: No, but there's somebody who will be very dissapointed if you don't come.
Little John: Yeah, ol' Bushel Britches, the Honorable Sheriff of Nottingham.
Friar Tuck: No, Maid Marian.
Robin Hood: Maid Marian?
Friar Tuck: Yeah. She's gonna give a kiss to the winner.
[laughs]
Robin Hood: A kiss to the winner? Oodelaly! Come on, Johnny! What are we waiting for?
Friar Tuck: Wait a minute, Rob. Hold it. That place will be crawling with soldiers.
Robin Hood: Ah, but remember faint hearts never won fair lady. Fear not, my friends.
[he shoots an arrow, it ricochets off a washing tub; Robin then throws his hat in the air, where it is ran through by the arrow and lands back on his head]
Robin Hood: This will be my greatest performance.

Sheriff of Nottingham: It smarts, don't it, Otto? But Prince John says if taxes should hurt.
Friar Tuck: [shouts] Now, see here, you evil, flint-hearted leech-!
Sheriff of Nottingham: Now, now, now, now! Save your sermin, preacher. It ain't Sunday, you know.

Robin Hood: That's all of them. Get going!
Little John: This ain't no hayride. Let's move it outta here. Ho!
Friar Tuck: On to Sherwood Forest!

Friar Tuck: [the Sheriff has taken the only coin from the Poor Box, and Friar Tuck is furious] You thieving scoundrel!
Sheriff of Nottingham: Now, take it easy, Friar, I'm just doing my duty.
Friar Tuck: Collecting taxes for that arrogant, greedy, ruthless, no-good Prince John?
Sheriff of Nottingham: Listen, Friar, you're mighty preachy and you're gonna preach your neck right into a hangman's noose.
Friar Tuck: [shouts] Get out of my church! Out! Out! Out! Out!
[pushes the Sheriff out into the rain]
Friar Tuck: You want taxes? I'll give you taxes!
[begins assaulting the Sheriff]

Friar Tuck: Praise the Lord, and pass the tax rebate!

Sheriff of Nottingham: Well, greetings from your friendly neighborhood tax collector.
Otto: Oh, take it easy on me, Sheriff. What with this busted leg and all, I'm way behind on my work, Sheriff.
Sheriff of Nottingham: I know, Otto, but you're way behind on your taxes too.
Friar Tuck: Oh, have a heart, Sheriff. Can't you see he's laid up?

Little John: [singing] All the world will sing of an English king a thousand years from now / And not because he's passed some law or had that lofty brow / While bonnie good King Richard leads the Great Crusade he's on / We'll all have to slave away for good for nothing, John / Incredible as he is inept / Whenever the history books are kept, they'll call him the Phony King of England.
Friar Tuck: [singing] A pox on the Phony King of England.

Friar Tuck: Little John? It can't be.
Little John: [unchains Friar Tuck] Shh. Quiet, we're busting out here.
Friar Tuck: Thank God. My prayers have been answered.

Mother Church Mouse: Friar Tuck, we've saved this. It's not much, but please take it for the poor.
Friar Tuck: Your last farthing? Oh, Little Sister, no one can give more than that!
[deposits farthing into the poor box]
Friar Tuck: Bless you both!
Father Saxton: Oh, we were just saving it for a rainy day.
Friar Tuck: Well, it's raining now!


"Robin Hood: Total Eclipse (#3.1)" (2009)
Friar Tuck: I have nothing in my life except my god and my country.

Friar Tuck: [to Robin] I can't let you kill Robin Hood.

Robin Hood: Why are you doing this?
Friar Tuck: You know, years ago, when I left this country, the people of this nation were proud, strong, full of spirit. Now I come back to find their backs broken, their hope shattered. Everywhere I go, I see fear and suspicion haunting their faces. And yet everywhere, I hear one name. Even from the mouths of children. One name, whispered in hope. One name that keeps the flame of England burning: Robin Hood.
Robin Hood: Well, maybe that name's already dead... because I'm done with it.

Friar Tuck: Every day it gets worse. Injustice, cruelty, corruption. These people suffer and they starve. And you'll abandon them.
[Robin walks away]
Friar Tuck: Robin, where are you going?
Robin Hood: Look. I can't help them. I've got nothing else to give.
Friar Tuck: You will believe in yourself again - I know it.
Robin Hood: I struggled! I fought, I gave everything I had.
[beat]
Robin Hood: I even gave the life of the woman I love. Why are you doing this? Why does it matter so much to you?
Friar Tuck: Because I have nothing in my life except my God and my country. I have no family, no wife, yet I have a full heart. That passion must go somewhere, Robin. I'm just saying rest first. Then maybe speak to that scruffy gang of yours.
Robin Hood: I said terrible things to those men. The bravest, most loyal men in England. I didn't want anymore blood on my hands. Truth is, I'd die for them.
Friar Tuck: Give yourself a chance.
Robin Hood: No Tuck, I'm finished for good. I walk a few yards and I'm shattered. And you say I'm the last great hope for England.

Guy of Gisborne: So tired. Every time I close my eyes, they come.
Friar Tuck: They?
Guy of Gisborne: Demons. Clawing at my brain. How can I get some peace?

Friar Tuck: You're a big lad, but you're out of condition.

Friar Tuck: The people built this to remember Robin Hood.
Robin Hood: [quietly] I never knew they felt like this.
Friar Tuck: You see the power you have? This is why God spared you - to give the people hope.
Robin Hood: ...I don't deserve it.
Friar Tuck: Gisbourne's taken your friends. They are to be put to death tomorrow.
Robin Hood: ...what should I do?
Friar Tuck: What would Robin Hood do? Look into your heart, Robin, You'll find the answer.

Friar Tuck: You and your master Prince John have not just broken man's law, but the Lords! And for this you will be punished! Soon God will speak: the skies will darken and the sun will disappear. There! It's happening. Have faith! For soon a new day will dawn, and you will be saved! For out of this darkness, a legend will rise! Hope will be reborn! You see, the sun emerges again, like England's protector! He appears into the light, and he will save you! He has returned, the legend is alive!

Robin Hood: My father used to say when we die we become stars. If that's true, this time tomorrow we could be lighting up the night sky.
Friar Tuck: That's a glorious thought.


"Robin Hood: The King Is Dead, Long Live the King... (#3.8)" (2009)
Much: It's Sheridan.
Kate: Who?
Tuck: The keeper of the crown.
Robin Hood: Used to be the King's favorite trainer of knights... he trained me.

Tuck: If God had wanted you to have the crown, he's have given it to you.

Robin Hood: If you were Sheridan, where would you hide the crown?
Tuck: Well, you know him better then I do.
Robin Hood: Well, apparently not.
Tuck: Come on, Robin, trust yourself.
Robin Hood: What did he say? "Surrounded by outlaws, where outlaws fear to tread."
[Looks at Tuck, they both have the same thought]
Robin Hood: The Dungeons.

Little John: The stable boy says the horses are all accounted for.
Tuck: Robin couldn't have made it.
Kate: You should have kept moving, Much.
Much: He had a knife in your side!
Allan A Dale: She can take care of herself.
Much: Oh, right. So that's why you stepped in, in the tavern, right.
Allan A Dale: I stepped in 'cause I was worried about her.
Much: You stepped in because you were showing off.
Allan A Dale: What?
Much: I did what I did because I care.
Allan A Dale: *I* care!
Much: You care about yourself.
Allan A Dale: Is that right?
Much: Yes!
Little John: STOP IT!
Tuck: Come on! Robin could be dead and you're squabbling like a couple of school boys!
[Both stop, ashamed]
Tuck: Put them out of their misery, will you?
[to Kate]
Kate: He's right. You know, I'm sick of you two trying to protect me. We've got to keep our minds on the mission.
Much: Right.
Tuck: If Robin didn't make it, then Sheridan has the crown. If Sheridan has the crown, Prince John can carry on with his coronation. We can't let that happen.
Kate: ...what about Robin?

Much: Well?
Tuck: We got the crown.
Little John: Hey-hey!
Tuck: ...but they followed us. With dogs.
Robin Hood: I have to get a horse from Nettlestone and get this crown to London.
Little John: London?
Robin Hood: The King may still have supporters there. I'll be back.
Tuck: We'll take care of the guards.
Kate: Good luck!

Kate: We're too late!
Much: We can still tell the archbishop! Tell him the truth!
Robin Hood: He already thinks he's seen the body. It'll be our word against theirs!
Tuck: We can't let the Prince take power like this! We have to stop him. Assassinate him if we have to.
Robin Hood: If we assassinate him, Tuck, we risk invasion - civil war, even!
Tuck: This is treason!
Robin Hood: I know! And I hate him as much as you do, but while Richard's away, Prince John is our only leader.
Tuck: That's all very well while he's Prince, but when he's King he can make new laws, say what he wants, do what he wants, spend what he wants!
Robin Hood: Well then we stop him becoming King, don't we?
Much: How?
Robin Hood: Well, for a coronation to take place, you need a crown, am I right? Well then, we steal his crown.

Tuck: These are the abbey doors. We need to go in here, here, and here and storm the alter. First one to the crown makes it out, the rest of us deal with the consequences. He might have the crown, but he's not King until that crown makes it onto his head.
Much: [exhales] Good. But doesn't "storm" imply that there's more then five of us?
Robin Hood: How about six?
Kate: Robin!
Little John: Please tell us you've got a better plan then this one.
Robin Hood: I have, actually. We're going to need shields, just like those ones the Prince wanted for his guards. It's going to be blinding, Allan.

Tuck: If this is God's will, then I have to question his judgment


Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
Friar Tuck: Let us open a bottle and do our best to save each other's souls.
Azeem: Alas, I am not permitted.
Friar Tuck: Fine then, you talk, I'll drink.

Friar Tuck: This is grain, which any fool can eat, but for which the Lord intended a more divine means of consumption. Let us give praise to our maker and glory to his bounty by learning about... BEER.

Robin Hood: Do you yield?
Friar Tuck: I'd rather roast in hell.

Will Scarlett: It was your anger that drove them apart! It's not a lie! You ruined my life! I have more reason to hate you than anyone. But I found myself daring to believe you. What I want to know brother, is will you stay with us and finish what you've started?
Robin Hood: I have a brother? I have a brother!
[hugs and holds Will]
Robin Hood: So I'll stand with you, side by side. Until the end.
Bull: Until the end!
Little John: We are all bloody in!
Friar Tuck: Damn buggers!
Robin Hood: We finish this.

Friar Tuck: [singing drunkenly] Old King Richard's gone to war, loves his wine and warring/But for those of us who stay at home, there's only beer and whoring/Play the music, dance the day, think not on tomorrow...
Guy of Gisborne: FRIAR! I'm sure you shall find it much more difficult to sing with a sword in your gullet!
Friar Tuck: Yes, my lord.
[laughs, to himself]
Friar Tuck: You pig.

Friar Tuck: By the power vested in me, of God's holy church, I say let any man who has reason why these two should not be joined, let him speak now or forever hold his peace.
[silence]
Friar Tuck: Then, I now pronounce you...
King Richard: Hold, I speak!
[Everyone turns around to see knights coming]
Marian: Richard!
[Everyone, except Marian and a confused Azeem, bows]
King Richard: I will not allow this wedding to proceed...
Robin Hood: [gets up] My lord...
King Richard: ...unless I'm allowed to give the bride away! You look radiant, cousin.
Marian: Oh, Richard.
[they exchange kisses on the cheeks]
Robin Hood: I'm deeply honored, your majesty.
King Richard: It is I who is honored, Lord Locksley. Thanks to you, I still have a throne. Friar, proceed!
Friar Tuck: Husband and wife. You may kiss the bride.
Robin Hood: I know that.
[They kiss, and everyone cheers. The camera shifts to the Friar, who breaks the fourth wall and looks at the camera]
Friar Tuck: Now, get out of it! We're wasting good celebration time!

Friar Tuck: So, you sold your soul to Satan, Your Grace? You accused innocent men of witchcraft and let them die!
Bishop of Hereford: Brother Friar, you would not strike a fellow man of the cloth?
Friar Tuck: No, no, I wouldn't. In fact, I'll help you pack for your journey.
[weighs the Bishop down with several heavy sacks]
Friar Tuck: You're going to need lots of gold to help you on your way - you're a very rich man, eh? This too, and that!
[holds up one last bag]
Friar Tuck: Here's thirty pieces of silver, to pay the Devil... ON YOUR WAY TO HELL!
[shoves the Bishop to his death out a window]


"Robin Hood: Something Worth Fighting For: Part 1 (#3.12)" (2009)
Guy of Gisborne: I'll take that.
[Takes letter from Messenger]
Robin Hood: Tie him up, then!
Tuck: [Taking letter from Gisborne and opening it] It's from Isabella to Prince John. "My Prince, I understand the urgency of your request. Richard returns from the crusades within the month. Troops loyal to him await his return in Loughborough. We must be ready."
Allan A Dale: Richard. King Richard?
Kate: The King's coming home.
Robin Hood: Read the rest.
Tuck: "You asked for 300 men, food, and supplies. I will dispatch them at sunset to join with your northern forces in Doncaster."
Robin Hood: So where's Isabella got 300 men from?
Tuck: "England will soon be yours."
Robin Hood: [to Messenger] You give the Sheriff this message. England will never be a slave to Prince John, not while Robin Hood fights for King Richard!

Robin Hood: We have to get the rest of out supplies to Locksley, that'll keep the women and children alive until we return their crops and livestock.
Tuck: Robin. What about the men?
Robin Hood: What about them?
Tuck: Well, when are they going to fight?
Robin Hood: Tuck. These men are farmers, they're not warriors.
Tuck: The Lord helps those who help themselves, Robin. Your protection weakens them. We are failing in our mission. We're supposed to be inspiring these men to stand up and fight for themselves, giving them real hope.
Robin Hood: These men are terrified for their lives! They've forgotten how to hope.
Tuck: Then, my friend, it's time we lit the flame in them again.

Little John: TRAITOR!
[Choking Allan]
Little John: What did you tell them, Judas?
Tuck: It's all over Nottingham. Allan's been pardoned by the Sheriff for services rendered.
Allan A Dale: WHAT?
Robin Hood: John, let him go.
Allan A Dale: Let me speak!
Little John: Oh, yeah, you're good at that, aren't you? Speaking, lying...
Robin Hood: John! John, come on! Let him go.
Tuck: Come on.
Little John: [as he's pulled off Allan] Liar!
Robin Hood: [to Allan] All right?
Allan A Dale: I have done anything! I swear, I haven't betrayed you! Much!
[Much stares stony faced]
Allan A Dale: ... You believe me, Guy. Tuck? Robin. So you think I'm a coward? Is that it, yeah? What, that I've... sold you out to save myself somehow, yeah?
Much: You've done that before.
Allan A Dale: I know. And EVERY DAY I wish I could take that back, you know that! None of you? None of you believe me?... I'll be off, then.
Much: No. You tell her about the tunnel?
Allan A Dale: I told you, I haven't said...
Robin Hood: Tie him up!
Allan A Dale: What? No, no, no, no.
Robin Hood: I can't take the risk.
Allan A Dale: Robin.
Robin Hood: Once we have secured the castle we will come back and we will sort this out.
Allan A Dale: John, don't do this.
Robin Hood: ...get it done.

Tuck: Those of you who can fight must help us intercept the supply train. Those are your crops inside the castle, your livestock. Your brothers! Damn it, men, it's time to stand up and fight! Take back what's rightfully yours!
Little John: Brother Tuck...
Tuck: They've been trodden on, John, and they're taking it! If they would only stand together, they can defeat the Sheriff.
Little John: Defeating the Sheriff is our job, Tuck! Even if it is the last thing we ever do.

Tuck: Nearly time.
Little John: It's quiet, isn't it? Calm. Like when you're hunting. The moment you spot your prey, your stag, there's a... stillness. Just for a moment. You wonder whether you can go through with it, whether you can slaughter this beast with so much...
Tuck: Dignity?
Little John: Yeah. Dignity.

Little John: They're brave, but they can't fight, Tuck. Look at them, it'll be a massacre.
Tuck: They're not going to fight, John.
Little John: What?
Tuck: Gentlemen. These gates will open soon. Now, it is our task to stop the supply train in it tracks, and that is exactly what we're going to do. As an army, as a militia, we would be crushed. The Sheriff's men would hack us down like weeds. But it's harder to cut the spirit with a blade. When these gates open, when the supply train pulls out, we are going to sit down. Just sit. In silence. My friends, we are going to turn the other cheek.
Little John: They will be - WE will be crushed.
Tuck: Dignity, John, dignity! Even when everything has been taken from us, we still have that. And the Sheriff's men will be faced with a choice - stand aside or carry out a massacre.
Little John: These are the Sheriff's men. I think we know what choice they're going to make.
Tuck: They may be soldiers, John, but they are still men. Just men. And faced with the power of truth, a man can change. If we all stand together, we can have that power. We can be unstoppable.


Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)
Robin Hood: Rabbi, you seem to be on the side of good. Will you come and share with us some of your wisdom, some of your council, and perhaps... some of your wine?
[Merry Men snicker]
Rabbi Tuckman: Wisdom and council, that's easy. But this is sacrimental wine! It's only used to bless things.
Merry Men: Awwwww...
Rabbi Tuckman: [pauses] Wait a minute! There's things here! There's rocks, there's trees, there's birds, there's squirrels. Come on, we'll bless them all until we get vashnigyered
[drunk]
Rabbi Tuckman: Join me!
Robin Hood: Let's hear it for the Rabbi!
Merry Men: [Cheer]

Robin Hood: You are entering the territory of Robin Hood and his Merry Men.
Rabbi Tuckman: Faygeles?
[clears their throats, trying to act macho]
Robin Hood: No, no. We're straight. Just... merry.
Rabbi Tuckman: As I. And who are you, with the exceptionally long feather in your hat?
Robin Hood: I am Robin of Loxley.
Rabbi Tuckman: Robin of Loxley? I've just come from Maid Marian, the woman whose heart you've stolen, you prince of thieves, you! I knew her parents before they were taken in the plague, Lord and Lady Bahgel. You know, you two were made for each other. I mean, what a combination. Loxley and Bahgel! It can't miss!

Rabbi Tuckman: I am Rabbi Tuckman, purveyor of sacramental wine and moyel extraordinaire.
Merry Men: 'ello Rabbi!
Rabbi Tuckman: Hello boys!
Robin Hood: A moyel... I don't believe I've ever heard of that profession.
Rabbi Tuckman: A moyel is a very important guy. He makes circumcisions.
Scarlet: What, pray tell, sir, is a circumcision?
Rabbi Tuckman: It's the latest craze. The ladies love it!
Little John: I'll take one!
Ahchoo: Hey, put me down for two!
Robin Hood: I'm game. How's it done?
Rabbi Tuckman: It's a snap.
[demonstrates with a carrot and a miniature guillotine]
Rabbi Tuckman: I take my machine here, I take your little thing, I put it through this hole, and then...
[releases the blade, cutting the end off the carrot]
Rabbi Tuckman: I nip the tip! Whose first?
Merry Men: [groan]
Little John: I changed me mind!
Ahchoo: I forgot, I already got one.
Blinkin: [puts his hand in the air] Question...
[Ahchoo pulls his arm down silencing him]
Rabbi Tuckman: I gotta start working with a younger crowd.

Robin Hood: Rabbi!
Rabbi Tuckman: [sticks his head out of his tent] Who calls?
Robin Hood: It is I, Robin of Loxley! We wish to get married in a hurry!
Rabbi Tuckman: Married in a hurry? That's great! Hold on, I'm on my last customer. I'll be right out.
[goes back inside his tent, then something being chopped off is heard, followed by a man screaming. The rabbi comes back out]
Rabbi Tuckman: Put a little ice on it. You'll be fine.
[to Robin]
Rabbi Tuckman: Married in a hurry, married in a hurry! Please invite me to the briss.

Rabbi Tuckman: [performing the marriage] Robin, do you?
Robin Hood: I do.
Rabbi Tuckman: Marian, do you?
Maid Marian: I do.
Rabbi Tuckman: I now pronounce you man and...
King Richard: I object!
Rabbi Tuckman: Who asked?

Rabbi Tuckman: Excuse me, King. Why, if you like this guy so much, do you object to his marrying Maid Marian?
King Richard: I have no objection, but I have not yet kissed the bride. It is a custom, and my royal right.
[hands the rabbi his sword]
King Richard: Hold this, Father.
Rabbi Tuckman: Rabbi.
King Richard: Whatever.
[tilts Maid Marian and gives her a very long kiss]
Rabbi Tuckman: [impressed] It's good to be the king.
King Richard: Now...
[voice squeaking]
King Richard: *you* may marry them!
Rabbi Tuckman: Thank you. Here's your knife.
King Richard: Sword.
Rabbi Tuckman: Whatever.


"Robin Hood: Something Worth Fighting For: Part 2 (#3.13)" (2009)
[last Lines]
Much: I never thought it - it would end like this.
Tuck: It does not end, Much, Robin Hood goes on. Our work here is far from finished.
Much: Our leader and our friend is dead. We can't go on.
Tuck: Would you let his legacy die along with him?
Kate: He wouldn't want us to give up.
Tuck: As long as Prince John and his allies bring misery and suffering to the people of England, we will fight it.
Little John: We are Robin Hood.
Archer: I'm with you.
Little John: Much. For Robin.
Much: [Leads All] Robin Hood!

Tuck: Robin! Robin. If we use this much byzantine fire, we'll destroy everything - the castle, the sheriff's arm.
Kate: And with it, his power. Everything he has, gone forever. That's what we want, isn't it?
Tuck: Kate! We'll kill every man, woman, and child in here.
Archer: ROBIN! The tunnel! Isabella's just cleared it.
Little John: ROBIN! They're coming!
Robin Hood: ...hold them out. Tuck, you're in charge.

Kate: You're hurt. Robin.
Robin Hood: Just go on to the other side. I'll see you there, go on.
[Stops Archer]
Robin Hood: Archer, she mustn't know, all right?
Tuck: Know what? What's happened?
Robin Hood: There's something you need to know.

Much: Where is he? Where's Robin? He should be here to celebrate!
Tuck: Listen to me. There was a fight in the tunnel. Isabella cut Robin with a dagger. The blade was poisoned.
Much: What?
Tuck: He's dying, Much, and quickly. It's time to say goodbye.

Tuck: The people need you, Robin.


Robin Hood (1991)
Friar Tuck: Welcome to hell!

Friar Tuck: [Robin and two outlaws have their swords at Tuck's throat] So you'll be Robert Hode then?

Friar Tuck: [Swings his sword at Robin Hood] Shall I bless you now or when you're dead?


"Robin Hood: Cromm Cruac (#3.7)" (1986)
Friar Tuck: Cromm Cruac...
Robert of Huntingdon: What's wrong?
Friar Tuck: I'm not coming. And if you take my advice you won't either. I've heard that name before... I don't know where, but I don't like it.

Abbot of Thornton Abbey: Has the devil send an apparition to haunt me, or is it Brother Tuck?
Friar Tuck: You look well, Father.
Abbot of Thornton Abbey: I am well. And all the better for having seen the back of you!

Abbot of Thornton Abbey: Come and visit us again, Brother Tuck. Satan may have laid claim to your body, but perhaps there's still hope for your soul.
Friar Tuck: Thank you, Father.
Abbot of Thornton Abbey: Don't thank me, just go. Before your example undermines all our faith.
Abbot of Thornton Abbey: [as Tuck and Marion ride off, the father speaks to himself] And my blessings go with you.


"Robin Hood: The King's Fool (#1.5)" (1984)
Robin of Loxley: I'm going to the King!
Friar Tuck: Walk into the lion's den? Do you think you're Daniel? Why should he listen to you?

Robin of Loxley: It's time to pay us, Sir Knight.
King Richard: Pay you?
Robin of Loxley: For the meal.
King Richard: But you said I was your guest.
Robin of Loxley: And so you are, one of many, but they've each had to pay.
King Richard: So much for hospitality.
Friar Tuck: No, so much for the venison and so much for the ale.

Robin of Loxley: I was wrong, from the beginning. He's a warrior. Nothing else matters to him.
Friar Tuck: And he'll leave England to the mercy of people like the Sheriff.


"Robin Hood: Too Hot to Handle (#3.7)" (2009)
Robin Hood: This is what you do...
Tuck: ...and you do it well.
Robin Hood: No. WE do it well.

Much: That's the last drop.
Tuck: God help us.

Tuck: Change is coming, Robin.
Robin Hood: Is it, now? I'm beginning to wonder if we can ever really change anything.
Tuck: The Sheriff is dead, is that not change enough?
Robin Hood: Well, in his place is a Prince who does nothing while his peoples wells run dry and they die of thirst.
Kate: Thank goodness for me, then.
Robin Hood: Your recce went well?
Kate: 2 guards, 1 door, and 20 barrels of Prince John's cool fresh water hidden in a barn, just begging to be sampled!


"Robin Hood: Do You Love Me? (#3.6)" (2009)
Allan A Dale: [referencing Prince John and his men ] What are they doing in the forest?
Robin Hood: Well, it's obvious, isn't it?
Allan A Dale: Yeah, all right...
Robin Hood: When they break camp, they use the north road to get to Nottingham.
Little John: Why is he coming?
Tuck: He's visiting all the nobles throughout England to grease their palms.
Robin Hood: He's trying to buy their loyalty before King Richard returns, isn't he?
Allan A Dale: What, he thinks it can be bought?
Tuck: He knows it can. He's buying the nobles and their men to seize the throne, so that King Richard returns to King John's England.
Robin Hood: Every noble he buys will bring us closer to a civil war, and a war between Prince John and King Richard... it'll tear this country apart.
Little John: If he's going to buy them, he'll be carrying gold.
Tuck: More then a little.
Robin Hood: Well, we stop him stealing the crown by stealing his gold.
Allan A Dale: [everyone laughs] This is mad!
Little John: Yes, it is. Utterly mad!

Much: The King's evil!
Much: Prince, Tuck. Prince is evil.
Tuck: Oh, no no no no no no no. Price John is searching for a victim of scrofula.
Robin Hood: So he repeat that same feat. Prove his divine right to the throne, yeah?
Tuck: We can give him a victim - I can make a potion which brings out red blisters on the neck which looks exactly like scrofula!
Robin Hood: So the nobles all assemble in the great hall. In comes Prince John with his victim. He touches him...
Tuck: ...fails.
Robin Hood: Then we humiliate him!
Little John: Which distracts the nobles while we steal the gold.
Much: That might work.

Robin Hood: [to angry gang] She said she can help us.
Isabella: Look, I can get you into the castle.
Tuck: You want us to trust her with our lives?
Little John: Gisborne's sister?
Robin Hood: Yes. I trust her with mine.
Allan A Dale: All right, so she gets us in the castle. Then what?
Much: Then we get captured and I presume, killed.


"Robin Hood: Cause and Effect (#3.2)" (2009)
Kate: We all thought you were gone forever. My little sister thinks Robin Hood's just a story...
Tuck: Stories are good. Stronger than truth. Heroes inspire us.
Allan A Dale: Tuck always talks like that. Just nod and smile.

Much: ...so they tried to fight their way out, and that's when her brother was killed. And then all hell broke loose, and then Gisborne found out that Robin was with them, and now the Sheriff has Robin in the castle, heavily guarded.
Little John: Right. We go to Nottingham.
Kate: What about the village men? They're shipping them out to Ireland today!
Tuck: Robin is our priority.
Kate: Losing an entire generation of men will kill all the villages for miles around. You put one man before stopping that?
Tuck: Kate... villages are dying across England. The only thing that people have is a spark of hope called Robin Hood. He's more important then any one man: he's an idea. Something the people can believe in.
Kate: ...I gave up Robin Hood to Gisborne.
Allan A Dale: You what?
Much: You didn't say that!
Kate: I'd do it again, to save my little brother. He wasn't important enough. He was just a village man who wanted to raise a family and live an honest life. Well, I believed in HIM. Now he's dead. And you think that the idea of Robin Hood is more important then his life. You make me sick.


"Robin Hood: The Swords of Wayland (#2.5)" (1984)
Friar Tuck: How easy it is for the young to fall into temptation. Alas, even my own sister...
Earl Godwin: What happened to her, Friar?
Friar Tuck: Oh, she made a fortune...

Friar Tuck: Pacts with the devil are not legally binding.
Robin of Loxley: Tell that to James.


Robin Hood (2010)
Friar Tuck: [regarding his bees] I keep them and they keep me.

Friar Tuck: So why do they call you 'Little John'?
Little John: What are you tryin' to get at? I'm proportionate!


"Robin Hood: The Inheritance (#3.4)" (1986)
Little John: Well, well, Brother Tuck...with company! I send you out to bag us some lunch, and this is what you bring back. I must say, your aim is improving!
Friar Tuck: This is Isadora. I found her.

Little John: We're wasting a lot of time.
Friar Tuck: We're lost.
Will Scarlet: How can you lose a castle?


"Robin Hood: Lost in Translation (#3.3)" (2009)
Much: You're an educated man. Who sais it is better to give than to receive?
Friar Tuck: Oh, it's nobody important. Just some carpenter from Nazareth.
Much: Oh, him!

Sheriff of Nottingham: Beautiful day. Almost makes you want to burst into song.
Friar Tuck: You start off, I'll harmonise.


"Robin Hood: Alan a Dale (#1.4)" (1984)
Alan a Dale: My fate awaits me in Nottingham. The world has become an empty place, and life is merely the echo of mocking laughter.
Little John: I'm not surprised!
Robin of Loxley: Why do you want to kill the Sheriff?
Alan a Dale: Have you seen an innocent flower mercilessly crushed in a mailed fist?
Will Scarlet: He's right round the Maypole!
Alan a Dale: To save the lady of my heart, I would ride through fire!
Little John: What? On that horse?
Alan a Dale: He means to marry her!
Little John: Marry?
Will Scarlet: What? The Sheriff?
Lady Marion: He'll never marry!
Friar Tuck: He hates women!
Alan a Dale: It's Mildred... Oh, Mildred!

Friar Tuck: [Tuck hands Alan a Bible] Here, mumble over that.
Will Scarlet: Can he read?
Friar Tuck: He doesn't have to. Half the priests can't.


"Robin Hood: Seven Poor Knights from Acre (#1.3)" (1984)
Little John: Who are they?
Lady Marion: Templars.
Friar Tuck: Poor Knights of the Temple of Solomon.
Will Scarlet: Poor? I'd hate to see the good ones.

Friar Tuck: The're monks. They take an oath of poverty.
Little John: Fighting monks?
Will Scarlet: And I thought you were the only one.


The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
Little John: You'll sweat the lard out of that fat carcass of yours before this day is over, my pudgy friend.
Friar Tuck: And I hope some Norman sword whittles you down to size.

Little John: It'll take all the deer in Sherwood Forest to fill that belly!
Friar Tuck: And twice that to fill your empty head!


Robin and Marian (1976)
Robin Hood: They've turned us into heroes, Johnny. Will, you didn't make it up.
Will Scarlett: These songs, I don't know where they come from, but you hear them everywhere. We go from town to town and ...
Robin Hood: What do you do for a living?
Friar Tuck: While I take confessions, he takes the horses.
Will Scarlett: And everywhere we go, they want to hear about the things you did.
Robin Hood: We didn't do them.


"Robin Hood: Herne's Son: Part 1 (#3.1)" (1986)
Little John: Lichfield!
Friar Tuck: Eh?
Little John: Lichfield. That's where his brother lives! I knew it began with L.
Friar Tuck: And it'll end in 'ell if I know Scarlet.


"Robin Hood: Sins of the Father (#3.4)" (2009)
Edmund: ...you're untying me.
Tuck: Well, you have to eat. And you're WAY to big to be spoon fed...


"Doctor Who: Robot of Sherwood (#8.3)" (2014)
The Doctor: [pulls off Friar Tuck's sandal] This isn't a real sandal!
Friar Tuck: Yes, it is!
The Doctor: [sniffing it] Oh yes, it is.


"Robin Hood: The Sheriff of Nottingham (#3.5)" (1986)
Friar Tuck: His name is Philip Mark.
Little John: Yes?
Friar Tuck: [continuing] and he used to be Head Forester of Lincolnshire.
Robert of Huntingdon: I know that name.
Friar Tuck: Oh, he has other names. Up there they called him the Butcher. The Butcher of Lincolnshire.
Will Scarlet: So? I like meat too!


The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men (1952)
Maid Marian: Just what do you think you are doing?
Robin Hood: Getting up.
Maid Marian: You are not. Come now, a sup of barley broth.
Robin Hood: I'm sick to death of barley broth. And once more I've been bullied long enough by you and that turniped faced friar.
Friar Tuck: Hmph!
Maid Marian: Now you drink this!
Robin Hood: You drink it!
Friar Tuck: [sits on Robin Hood so he can't move] Pour it down his throat.


Ivanhoe (1982) (TV)
Friar Tuck: Make room, make room for your godly father and his prisoner. I am like an eagle, with it's prey in it's clutches. A victim to my sword.
Isaac of York: For the love of God would someone take me away from this madman.
Robin Hood: Where did you find him?
Friar Tuck: I was looking for a draft of noble Norman wine, when down in the cellar I found this infidel. I was going to beat his brains out but I took pity upon his gray hair and converted him then and there.
Isaac of York: That's a lie, I'm not converted, he lies.
Friar Tuck: You call me a liar, then I must teach you better manners.
[about to punch Isaac of York]
King Richard: [Stops Friar Tuck] Hold! Strike me, Friar, if you dare. I'll stand by your blow if you'll stand by mind.
Friar Tuck: Right. Then down you go.
[Punches King Richard who barely moves]
King Richard: Now, my turn
[Punches Friar Tuck who falls to the ground]
Friar Tuck: I think you broke my jaw.
King Richard: I think not, you can still speak. Come, let's put an end to this nonsense.
[Helps Friar Tuck up]
Isaac of York: I am Isaac of York. Has anyone seen my daughter Rebecca?
Robin Hood: We saw her. Carried off by Brian Guilbert when the castle fell.
Isaac of York: Is done dead. Where was she taken?
Robin Hood: If I had to guess, I would say north to Templestone where the knights of the Templar gather.
Isaac of York: I must leave at once, I must pay the ransom. Please, who would guide me, I will pay money to anyone who would guide me.
Friar Tuck: Oh dear, sweet, gentle Jew... I apologize if we had harsh words before. I would be happy to guide you to Templestone for a small fee. 200 stekas.
Isaac of York: 200 stekas.
Friar Tuck: We shall leave in the morning.
Isaac of York: We shall leave at once.
Friar Tuck: We leave at once.


"Robin Hood: Let the Games Commence (#3.5)" (2009)
Isabella: Why is Gisborne after you?
Robin Hood: Because I'm an outlaw.
Tuck: ...it's a long story.


"Robin Hood: The Prophecy (#2.1)" (1984)
Little John: Don't worry, we'll take care of you.
Will Scarlet: Like he was gold.
Friar Tuck: He will be. If they pay the ransom.


Carry on Christmas (1973) (TV)
Robin Hood: I shot an arrow in the air, it came to earth, I know not where!
Friar Tuck: I'll show you!
[stands up, and turns to reveal the arrow sticking out of his cloak]
Robin Hood: You should have turned the other cheek!


"Robin Hood: The Cross of St. Ciricus (#3.6)" (1986)
Little John: Tuck, get the food ready!
Friar Tuck: Is it always me...
Little John: You want me to cook it?
Friar Tuck: No, once was enough.


"Robin Hood: The Enemy of My Enemy (#3.11)" (2009)
Tuck: Robin working with Gisborne could help us. It'll show the power of Robin Hood, and the nobility of our cause. That he can change his enemy into his friend.
Little John: Show who? The people of Locksley hate him, the people of Nottingham hate him.
Kate: Everybody hates him.
Little John: Robin doesn't even seem to care about the crimes Gisborne's committed.
Tuck: He's bringing us Gisborne, and he's bringing us his brother to fight alongside. We are striving not just to protect Nottingham, but England. Not to settle old scores, John.
Little John: It's not about settling scores, Tuck, it's about justice!
Tuck: If Robin feels he can work with Gisborne...
Little John: ...then Robin is wrong! We fight to protect people from animals like Gisborne. Kate's brother was murdered by Gisborne, and he hasn't been punished!
Kate: Hey, I'm prepared to trust Robin!
Little John: What? If he can bring Gisborne into our forest and call him "one of us..."
[shakes head and walks away]


"The Adventures of Robin Hood: A Guest for the Gallows (#1.6)" (1955)
Friar Tuck: It's a strange piece of logic, Robin Hood, to rescue a prisoner by becoming one yourself.
Robin Hood: It's a strange piece of logic, Friar Tuck, to reform the sinners in a tavern by becoming one yourself.


"Robin Hood: Herne's Son: Part 2 (#3.2)" (1986)
Little John: What happened to Tuck?
Will Scarlet: I dunno. He could've lit every bonfire in England by now!
Friar Tuck: [trying to light a fire] The flames of hell would be easier to light!


"Robin Hood: The Witch of Elsdon (#1.2)" (1984)
Friar Tuck: It brings tears to your eyes...
Little John: It will do if you don't get off me foot!


"Robin Hood: The Betrayal (#3.8)" (1986)
Will Scarlet: Ah, you can't beat a nice bit o'pig.
Little John: I don't know, I think I prefer beef.
Friar Tuck: I like a nice slice of mutton. Well, you get sick of venison.


"Robin Hood: The Time of the Wolf: Part 1 (#3.12)" (1986)
Will Scarlet: Grimstone Abbey, eh?
Robert of Huntingdon: Geoffrey de Mandeville seized it in King Stephen's time. He turned it into a fortress.
Friar Tuck: Gulnar's chosen well.
Will Scarlet: Yeah, if he's there.
Friar Tuck: Oh, he's there.
Will Scarlet: Yeah? Can you see him?
Friar Tuck: I don't need to. My ears tell me.
Will Scarlet: I can't hear nothing.
Friar Tuck: That's what's wrong. Look, monks go to pray at three and at five. The bell hasn't rung.
Will Scarlet: Well, you learn something new every day, don't you?


"Rocket Robin Hood" (1966)
Friar Tuck: If there's one thing I cannot abide is being interrupted at mealtime.