- Oct 17, 2006
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It might have been short lived, but WHEN THINGS WERE ROTTEN or Robin Hood and his Merry Men meet Mel Brooks, bears another look. I would like to see this sit-com make an appearance on DVD. Who can forget Dick Gautier's Robin Hood and Maid Marian, Misty Rowe - whoa ! and of Course Dick Van Patten as the always hungry Friar Tuck. Bernie Kopell, Richard Dimitri and even Sid Ceasar round out the cast. These episodes from Mel Brooks' short-lived 1975 television series are good, wacky fun. Brooks and his team present a gag-filled, often hilarious send-up of the Robin Hood legend. Overall, this is fun television -- complete with sight gags, nutty dialogue, over-the-top anachronisms, a silly theme song, and skillful comedic acting. For fans of Brooks, historical parody, and 1970's television, this is highly recommended. There was a VHS tape out some time ago from Paramount and there's been rumors about a DVD release, but it's in its infancy. HOORAY FOR ROBIN HOOD ! I'd be pretty upset if something like THE CHARMINGS or JOANIE LOVES CHACHI beats this one out. Heck, POLICE SQUAD ! was only 6 episodes and that's due out on DVD. Let's go Paramount - RELEASE THE HOUNDS !!!