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The Zany Adventures of Robin Hood (1984)

In this made-for-TV spoof, Robin Hood (George Segal) and his merry men must attempt to gather together the necessary ransom money to free King Richard from a nasty Duke.

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In this made-for-TV spoof, Robin Hood (George Segal) and his merry men must attempt to gather together the necessary ransom money to free King Richard from a nasty Duke.

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22 May 1984 (USA)  »

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As Loucuras de Robin Hood  »

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First film of Roger Ashton-Griffiths. See more »

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Lady Marian: Please, not in front of the peasants.
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Amazingly funny IF you like this sort of quirkiness
9 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The Zany Adventures of Robin Hood" is a love-it or hate-it proposition. The humor is relentlessly quirky. Think of "Last Action Hero" or "Demolition Man". Not for everybody, but perfect for some. I think it's a laugh riot.

"Zany Robin Hood" was made for TV. It's sort of a mini-movie. As far as I know, it exists only on the VHS tapes of those lucky enough to have recorded it. I watch it every couple of years and laugh every time I see it.

"Zany Robin Hood" is very hard to describe. It's a combination of broad slapstick and subtle irony. Most of the actors are first-rate.

Plot: Robin Hood rallies the peasants by promising that King Richard will establish what is, essentially, a 20th-century socialist democracy.

Examples of the sort of humor to expect:

  • When Robin's Merry Men jump from the trees to attack, they yell


"Geronimo"! - Robin secures funding for his rebellion by promising to establish a Jewish state of Israel. - Robin's minstrel thinks he's a musical genius. No one can stop him from making up terrible songs about the slightest of their deeds.

Like I said, not everyone's cup of English tea. But if you have the right sort of funny bone, this will be one of your favorites.


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