When Things Were Rotten (1975– )

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Comedy about Robin Hood, who was a complete idiot, and his band o incompetents in Sherwood Forest. Prince John, the Sheriff of Nottingham, and their gang were even more incompetent. Maid ... See full summary »

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 Robin Hood (13 episodes, 1975)
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 Friar Tuck (13 episodes, 1975)
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 Alan-a-Dale (13 episodes, 1975)
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 Bertram / ... (13 episodes, 1975)
Henry Polic II ...
 Sheriff of Nottingham (13 episodes, 1975)
Misty Rowe ...
 Maid Marian (13 episodes, 1975)
David Sabin ...
 Little John (13 episodes, 1975)
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 Prince John (9 episodes, 1975)
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Comedy about Robin Hood, who was a complete idiot, and his band o incompetents in Sherwood Forest. Prince John, the Sheriff of Nottingham, and their gang were even more incompetent. Maid Marion, Robin's girlfriend, was a played as a twit. The show lasted three months. Written by J.E. McKillop <jack-mckillop_<>_worldnet.att.net>>>

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Robert Klein was offered the role of Robin Hood but turned it down. See more »

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Version of Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) See more »

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When Things Were Rotten
Performed by Charles Strouse
Music by Artie Butler
Lyrics by Lee Adams
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I loved it as a kid and would like to see it again as an adult
23 October 2003 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Mel Brooks is one of our true comic geniuses. He was overlooked for many years, but I am glad that he was able to make a comeback with the Broadway version of his original hit film The Producers. He started off in television with Carl Reiner and the 2,000 year old man skits and he also created Get Smart with Don Adams. When Things Were Rotten is another series that he created that I feel has been overlooked. It came along in a really bad tv season and was unjustly cancelled after only about half a season. Dick Gautier, Bernie Kopell, Dick Van Patten, Henry Polic 11 and Misty Rowe all made a great comic team. Unlike tv shows today, this one made you laugh innocently and not feel guilty about it. Mel Brooks has always been so creative and original in everything that he does. He brought that special quality to this series and I only wish that they would show it again. I was stationed in Korea and saw some episodes on videotape. Brooks made a film almost twenty years later in 1993 called Robin Hood: Men In Tights and he used a lot of the stuff that he used on this show (they pointed that out in a review they did of the film).


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