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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 Maid Marian (13 episodes, 1975)
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 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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When Things Were Rotten
Performed by Charles Strouse
Music by Artie Butler
Lyrics by Lee Adams
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great show
9 May 2004 | by (South Portland, ME) – See all my reviews

Created by Mel Brooks, this comedy was actually a spoof on Robin Hood and his Merry Men of Sherwood Forest. Instead of the brave and heroic Robin of legend, he was portrayed as a complete moron, and his band were nothing but a bunch of boobs who only succeed because of the utter incompetence of Prince John and his henchman - the Sheriff of Nottingham. Maid Marian was Robin's cute but brainless love interest. Critics loved this show but Mel Brooks probably doesn't have enough mass appeal to sustain a weekly run and it was cancelled after a few months. I, for one, loved this show. I was about 12 during its' run, and even then I recognized a good farce when I saw it and was very disappointed when it ended. Thirty years later, I still remember it and am so glad to find out other people do too! Let's hope for a TV land run in the future! Hooray for cable!




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