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)
Richard Dimitri ...
 Bertram / ... (13 episodes, 1975)
Henry Polic II ...
 Sheriff of Nottingham (13 episodes, 1975)
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 Maid Marian (13 episodes, 1975)
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 Little John (13 episodes, 1975)
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 Prince John (12 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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10 September 1975 (USA)  »

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Kdyz je vsechno jinak  »

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Robert Klein was offered the role of Robin Hood but turned it down. 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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Wonderful show!
21 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Apparently many of you out there were 12, as I was, when this show was on (according to all of your reviews!). I remember loving this show, as it was funny, witty and stupid all at the same time. Meaning, it was typical Mel Brooks. When I ask people if they ever saw it, they look at me with confusion, but I watched every episode as a kid. Dick Gautier was my favorite actor on the show, but they were all perfect in their roles. Who could forget a pre-Love Boat Bernie Kopell or the terrific Dick Van Patten? The visual jokes were the best, and the word-play made you think (and what kid didn't like being quicker on the uptake than their parents?). I would most definitely recommend this show to anyone who likes Mel Brooks, and also hope that TV Land decides to air this great '70s gem.

I would love to be able to purchase all the episodes on DVD, in their complete form. Hey Mel, how about it??


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