R | | Comedy, History, Musical
Mel Brooks brings his one-of-a-kind comic touch to the history of mankind covering events from the Old Testament to the French Revolution in a series of episodic comedy vignettes.
Included amongst the American Film Institute's 2000 list of the five hundred movies nominated for the Top 100 Funniest American Movies.
What fool put a carpet on the wall?
When Josephus slips on the banana peel, his foot misses the peel.
Last shot of the film shows a wagon riding off into the horizon with a mountain carved into the words "THE END" in the background.
The German TV version is missing the "Hitler on Ice" segment during the finale. Also, there is a small bit missing in the stone age segment, showing the invention of art (wall painting), and the first critic taking a leak on the masterpiece.
English, Latin, French
$4,792,731 14 June 1981