When Things Were Rotten

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (35)

  • Prince John: (Robin slides down drapes to challenge the Sheriff) Hey! Those are my mother's favourite drapes!

  • Robin: (composing letter to Sheriff of Nottingham) Let me see - "My Dear Frog Face" (to horse) Is that a good start? (horse whinnies) Ah, you like it?

  • Robin: (Robin has Bertram cornered) How goes it, Bert?
    Bertram: Up to this moment, swell.

  • Peasant: Bertram has announced the new tax scheme This is unseemly! First you take all our money in taxes and now you're telling us your're selling our land! What shall we have left?
    Bertram: Nothing, I imagine.

  • Prince John: (finds Isabelle in the Marquis’ arms) What are you doing with my wife?!
    Marquis: The backstroke?
    Prince John: The treaty is off!

  • Sheriff of Nottingham: (finds the fly Little John put in the Marquis’ water) What is this fly doing in the Marquis’ water?
    Little John: The backstroke?

  • Marquis: It’s a toss-up. (between Marian and Isabelle)
    Prince John: I’ll tell you something – you’re the one who’s going to be tossed out, frog-face! That’s my wife!

  • Robin: (assigning his men their places in the castle) Friar, you come to the kitchen with me.
    Friar Tuck: The kitchen? (waves a joyous finger heavenward) Oh, thank you!

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Notes (4)

  • Co-writer/co-creator Mel Brooks makes an unbilled cameo as a Guard at the party who, after being overtaken by Robin's men, says "The party's over!"

  • This episode is the first of only three episodes currently available, on VHS tape from Paramount. The other two episodes are "The Wedding Bell Blues" and "The Ultimate Weapon".

  • This episode is the second of only three episodes currently available, on VHS tape from Paramount. The other two episodes are "The French Dis-connection" and "The Ultimate Weapon".

  • This episode is the third of only three episodes currently available, on VHS tape from Paramount. The other two episodes are "The French Dis-connection" and "The Wedding Bell Blues".

Trivia (2)

  • Goof: When Prince John’s bath duck goes down the drain, you can see the duck is attached to a metal pole.

  • Bernie Kopell uses the accent he originally used as Siegfried on "Get Smart" to mimic Otto Bahn.

Allusions (1)

  • When the weapon destroys Gibraltar, a messenger brings Prince John all that's left of it, a fist-sized chunk. Prince John says he "always wanted a piece of the rock," alluding to Prudential Life Insurance's slogans and ads, which feature the Rock of Gibraltar.