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When Things Were Rotten 

Comedy in the Mel Brooks style about Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men, along with Maid Marion. Set in Sherwood Forest, they struggle against Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Dick Gautier ...  Robin Hood 13 episodes, 1975
Dick Van Patten ...  Friar Tuck 13 episodes, 1975
Bernie Kopell ...  Alan-A-Dale 13 episodes, 1975
Richard Dimitri Richard Dimitri ...  Bertram / ... 13 episodes, 1975
Henry Polic II ...  The Sheriff of Nottingham 13 episodes, 1975
Misty Rowe ...  Maid Marian 13 episodes, 1975
David Sabin David Sabin ...  Little John 13 episodes, 1975
Ron Rifkin ...  Prince John 9 episodes, 1975
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Comedy in the Mel Brooks style about Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men, along with Maid Marion. Set in Sherwood Forest, they struggle against Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham. Written by anonymous

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Adventure | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kdyz je vsechno jinak See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The theme song was written by Lee Adams and Charles Strouse, who wrote the famous opening theme for "All in the Family," as well as musicals such as "Annie" and "Bye Bye Birdie" (which is mentioned in one of the early chapters). See more »

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Version of Robin Hood (1912) See more »

Soundtracks

When Things Were Rotten
Performed by Artie Butler
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Lee Adams
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Wonderful show!
21 February 2008 | by billmelaterSee 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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