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History of the World: Part I (1981) Poster

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Edited from 

The Vikings (1958)

References 

The Twelve Chairs (1970)
The Vorobjaninov Theme is heard in the scene with the Wiking funeral.
The Godfather (1972)
The Three Musketeers (1973)
References king's human chessboard in royal garden

Referenced in 

Spaceballs (1987)
Cassette tape on the Mel Brooks video shelf
Larry King Live: Episode dated 27 July 1993 (1993) (TV Episode)
Brought up by Larry King, Mel Brooks elaborates
Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)
Rabbi Tuckman's line "It's good to be the king"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Outlaw (1993) (TV Episode)
Tom: "It's good to be the king."
Saved by the Bell: The College Years: Marry Me (1994) (TV Episode)
Dean McMann says, "It's good to be the dean."
Boy Meets World: Quiz Show (1997) (TV Episode)
Topanga says, "It's good to be queen."
Orgazmo (1997)
Duke Nukem: Time to Kill (1998) (Video Game)
The X-Files: The Rain King (1999) (TV Episode)
The quote "It's good to be the king".
Waiting (2000)
"It's good to be the king"
Scrubs: My Super Ego (2001) (TV Episode)
J.D. often says to himself "It's good to be the king"
The Fairly OddParents: Boys in the Band/Hex Games (2002) (TV Episode)
"It's good to be queen."
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
Young Vivi says the line, "Don't get saucy with me, Bernaise."
Flesh for the Beast (2003)
dialog: "It's good to be the king!"
Angel: Just Rewards (2003) (TV Episode)
Spike: It's good to be the king, isn't it?' is aline from the Mel Brooks' movie
Floris (2004)
Pi uses a cloud of weed to disorient a batalion of soldiers
Stargate SG-1: It's Good to Be King (2005) (TV Episode)
The episode title is a reference to the catchphrase of one of Mel Brooks' characters.
The Naked Archaeologist: Biblical Food (2005) (TV Episode)
Quotes the famous line from the movie "It's good to be king"
Danika (2006)
DVD seen in The Good Guys store
Garfield 2 (2006)
"It's good to be the king!"
Spring Break 24/7 (2007) (Video)
"It's good to be the king."
Veronica Mars: I Know What You'll Do Next Summer (2007) (TV Episode)
"It's good to be the king"
Everybody Wants to Be Italian (2007)
"It's good to be a monger."
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Drops' Out (2008) (TV Episode)
Nicky remarks, "It's good to be the king, I suppose", a line repeated several times in the movie.
Spaceballs: The Animated Series: The Skroobinator (2008) (TV Episode)
Scroob says: It's good to be the President.
Robot Chicken: Two Weeks Without Food (2009) (TV Episode)
The Wizard of Oz says, "It's good to be the wizard!"
ER: I Feel Good (2009) (TV Episode)
"It's good to be the king"
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.121 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of an $800 clue in the category "20th Century Fox History"
Mad: Cliffordfield/Big Time Rushmore (2010) (TV Episode)
In "Big Time Rushmore," George Washington says, "It's good to be king!"
The Super Hero Squad Show: So Pretty When They Explode! (2011) (TV Episode)
Thor says 'This good to be an Asgardian.'
Hop (2011)
Carlos says, "It's good to be the king!"
Nostalgia Critic: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (2012) (TV Episode)
"I felt closer to finding God in History of the World: Part I than this movie."
Californication: In the Clouds (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue
Mel and His Movies (2013) (Video)
poster shown

Featured in 

Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982) (TV Movie)
Moses (Mel Brooks) delivers the 15, no 10, commandments from the Lord, and as King Louis XVI, and the "Big Ending" scene.
I Love the 80's 3-D: 1981 (2005) (TV Episode)
in the 1981 episode
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Year One/Whatever Works/The Proposal (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips shown when Brett calls "Year One" a remake of this movie.
Brows Held High: The Devils (2012) (TV Episode)
"Please tell me Mel Brooks has seen this movie" and a clip is shown.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Youngblood #5/Star Wars 3-D #1 (2013) (TV Episode)
recalling Jews in Space
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mel Brooks (2013) (TV Movie)
film clips shown
Music Movies: The Producers (2014) (TV Episode)
"It's good to be the king."

Spoofs 

Roman Scandals (1933)
The entire roman episode is built around gags and characters from the earlier film
Road to Morocco (1942)
Mel Brooks and Gregory Hines sing "Road to Judea" with the same music from "Road to Morocco."
Quo Vadis (1951)
Much of the material in The Roman Empire segment of the Mel Brooks film references Quo Vadis, including names, personalities and some events.
Million Dollar Mermaid (1952)
Spoofs water candle ballet
The Ten Commandments (1956)
Moses coming down from Mt. Herob, upon which he breaks five of the "original" 15 Commandments, and when Moses parts the water while being robbed are spoofs from the Cecil B. DeMille epic.
Oedipus Rex (1957)
Ben-Hur (1959)
Spartacus (1960)
Comicus and Josephus's gladiator fight is a spoof of Spartacus's.
King of Kings (1961)
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
Last supper sequence
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
The opening scene, which is narrated by Orson Welles, is a parody of the opening scene in "2001," in which we witness the birth of our "ancestors."
Battlestar Galactica (1978) (TV Series)
A sequence at the end spoofs the space battles in "BSG"
Caligula (1979)

Spoofed in 

Come Away Home (2005)
Lampoons a character from that film
American Dad!: It's Good to Be the Queen (2006) (TV Episode)
The episode title spoofs a line repeated several times by King Louis XVI (Mel Brooks): "It's good to be the king."
About a Boy: About a Slopmaster (2014) (TV Episode)
"Suck it, king. It's good to be the slopmaster."

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