Top 10 Facts About the Movie 'History of the World, Part I'Metal_Treasure I like this comedy because it is a pretty entertaining interpretation of the World History.
One of my favorite scenes is when they show how music was invented - by smashing each other's feet with rocks to get screams, and practicing this until being able to perform Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus".
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Also starring him in several roles.
Speaking of Mel Brooks, although slightly off-topic:
I love this movie and I love Spaceballs. I regard them as two of my favorite comedy movies, and every minute or so there's a hilarious slapstick joke or pun, they are fast paced and constantly deliver something to loudly laugh about. But I never got why Young Frankenstein was so highly praised. While I can see it detailedly and carefully recreated the atmosphere and settings of the original 30s Universal movies... I never found it to be truly funny. There are a few giggles here and there ("What knockers", the blind man, the musical number,...) but also large slow paced parts with little to no jokes going on. What's so special about it? - Martin_Canine
I also think this movie is much funnier than some more praised comedies. - Metal_Treasure
But it was considered a commercial disappointment - Metal_Treasure
Nudity is seen mainly in the scenes of the Stone Age because people had no decent clothing back then, LOL - Metal_Treasure
I have seen this movie several times and I haven't seen anything worse than in the PG-13 rated Austin Powers movies. Unlike the German FSK rating system, which is often random and unpredictable because it rates the movie from a psychological point of view, a harsh rating by the American MPAA can be very easily avoided by staying within the boundaries, and for what I know this movie actually does (no harsh language, the "nudity" is also not there, and the sexual content is just verbal). - Martin_Canine
@Metal_Treasure: hehe, that's Bea Arthur's dialog.
But there are a few scenes of slapstick violence as well, such as King Louis trapshooting people or a caveman getting hit with a speer, but still there are "worse" scenes of comic violence in most PG-13 parody or slapstick movie (head bitten off in "Austin Powers", guy being torn apart in "Vampires Suck", heart being ripped out of chest in "Dumb and Dumber"), so it should be easy to get the movie re-rated. - Martin_Canine
"Violence" is also only verbal or comical, and the most "violent" scene is when an unemployed gladiator of the Roman Empire goes to the unemployment agency in ancient Rome, and is having this conversation with the clerk:
Dole Office Clerk : Occupation?
Gladiator : Gladiator.
Dole Office Clerk : Did you kill last week?
Gladiator : No.
Dole Office Clerk : Did you try to kill last week?
Gladiator : Yeah.
Dole Office Clerk : Now, listen, this is your last week of unemployment insurance. Either you kill somebody next week or we're going to have to change your status, got it? - Metal_Treasure
And of course, no sequel has been released. - Metal_Treasure
Sir Walter Raleigh (circa 1554 - 29 October 1618) was an English landed gentleman, writer, poet, soldier, politician, courtier, spy and explorer.
He was arrested in 1603, charged with treason for his involvement in the Main Plot against Elizabeth's successor, James I, and imprisoned in the Tower of London, in the so called Bloody Tower. - Metal_Treasure
This is one of my favorite scenes! - Metal_Treasure
It was 4 years before her portrayal of Dorothy Zbornak in "The Golden Girls" (with which she became famous over here), but she has already had a leading role in "Maude" and has acted in several other series. - Martin_Canine
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2. This film is a parody of several subgenres
3. The film has 4 main segments set during the Stone Age, the Roman Empire, the Spanish Inquisition, and the French Revolution