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Which is the funnier Mel Brook's movie?

Young Frankenstein
29 (70.7%)
Spaceballs
12 (29.3%)

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Re: Young Frankenstein vs. Spaceballs
« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2007, 04:47:19 PM »
Young Frankenstein, hands down.

Both movies are very funny, but YF has much more entertainment going on... Spaceballs is good for a quick laff, though.
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Re: Young Frankenstein vs. Spaceballs
« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2007, 04:57:56 PM »
Spaceballs is funny but you can see the jokes coming from a mile away.

And it didn't have that cast.  I mean, just think of all the funny women alone in Young Frankenstein....and then think Daphne Zugna (sp?)...   :(


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Re: Young Frankenstein vs. Spaceballs
« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2007, 07:50:42 PM »
spaceballs is amazingly funny.  but has less replay factor.  it requires you have a decent idea of the movie its parodying.  not so true with young frankenstein. 


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Re: Young Frankenstein vs. Spaceballs
« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2007, 07:55:29 PM »
spaceballs is amazingly funny.  but has less replay factor.  it requires you have a decent idea of the movie its parodying.
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....not so true with young frankenstein.

But if you do know those films....it's great.


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Re: Young Frankenstein vs. Spaceballs
« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2007, 07:58:01 PM »
with frankenstien if you do know what its refferring to its merely icing on a an already tasty cake. 

with spaceballs if you know what its refferring to its like they are allowing to have a slice of their cake. 

two very different scenarios. 


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Re: Young Frankenstein vs. Spaceballs
« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2007, 08:52:00 PM »
with frankenstien if you do know what its refferring to its merely icing on a an already tasty cake. 

with spaceballs if you know what its refferring to its like they are allowing to have a slice of their cake. 

two very different scenarios. 

Good analogy!   :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Re: Young Frankenstein vs. Spaceballs
« Reply #21 on: August 21, 2007, 05:21:02 AM »
A togher one: Spaceballs or Robin Hood- Men in Tights?


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Re: Young Frankenstein vs. Spaceballs
« Reply #22 on: August 21, 2007, 07:25:22 AM »

I voted Spaceballs over Young Frankenstein... I've always liked both movies, but like others have said, Spaceballs holds a special place just beause of the subject matter. I was a big fan of the orignal Star Wars trilogy... being nine years old when RotJ released.... and Spaceballs came around just long enough afterwards to where I could laugh at all the silly aspects that Brooks poked fun at. Young Frankenstein is every bit as good, and probably better, for a whole different set of reasons... but I revisit Spaceballs much more often and that's why it gets my vote.

Men In Tights had it's moments... I guess... but at best, it's the Ringo Starr of the four Brooks movies mentioned in this thread.


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Re: Young Frankenstein vs. Spaceballs
« Reply #23 on: August 21, 2007, 09:36:00 AM »
Young Frankenstein by far -- any movie that has the Brooks-Wilder collaboration wins in my book....

I agree with the first response to the initial thread -- Young Frankenstein v. Blazing Saddles would maeke a formidable debate.
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Re: Young Frankenstein vs. Spaceballs
« Reply #24 on: August 21, 2007, 09:45:01 AM »
Young Frankenstein by far -- any movie that has the Brooks-Wilder collaboration wins in my book....

Imagine if Mel had directed Willy Wonka

Oh and I also voted for Young Frankenstein


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Re: Young Frankenstein vs. Spaceballs
« Reply #25 on: August 21, 2007, 09:46:43 AM »
Young Frankenstein by far -- any movie that has the Brooks-Wilder collaboration wins in my book....

Imagine if Mel had directed Willy Wonka

I honestly don't think it would have been all that different...

maybe there'd be a bit more slapstick?


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Re: Young Frankenstein vs. Spaceballs
« Reply #26 on: August 21, 2007, 09:51:37 AM »
Between Frankenstein and Saddles? Hmmm... uhhhh.....gnnnnnnn.... heaaaadddd..... huuuurrrrttttssss.....
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Well, great, now my head's blown up. I'll choose Young Frankenstien, because the concept is more compelling.


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Re: Young Frankenstein vs. Spaceballs
« Reply #27 on: August 21, 2007, 01:41:06 PM »
Young Frankenstein by far -- any movie that has the Brooks-Wilder collaboration wins in my book....

Imagine if Mel had directed Willy Wonka

I honestly don't think it would have been all that different...

maybe there'd be a bit more slapstick?

Based on The Producers, I think a Mel Brooks musical would have had much, much more terrifying (and hilarious) songs than the ones in the Mel Stuart Willy Wonka movie.  In Mel Stuart's movie, the songs ranged from mildly pleasant (the Bucket family songs, Wonka's songs) to mildly creepy (the oompa loompas' Old Testament-style moralizing songs which justify the childrens' fate).


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Re: Young Frankenstein vs. Spaceballs
« Reply #28 on: August 21, 2007, 07:09:34 PM »
Here's one:  High Anxiety or Silent Movie?


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Re: Young Frankenstein vs. Spaceballs
« Reply #29 on: August 21, 2007, 07:15:15 PM »
High Anxiety without a doubt.