Meeting EYE-Gor

It wouldn’t be Halloween for me if I didn’t watch this movie. “Young Frankenstein” is one of the funniest movies ever and it still holds up to the test of time.

This 1974 film is a parody of Universal studios, “Frankenstein” films of the 1930s. Written jointly by Gene Wilder and director Mel Brooks the film uses the actual sets from the original “Frankenstein” film starring Boris Karloff.

In an interview in the Los Angeles Times, in 2010, Mel Brooks said about the film:

I was in the middle of shooting the last few weeks of Blazing Saddles somewhere in the Antelope Valley, and Gene Wilder and I were having a cup of coffee and he said, I have this idea that there could be another Frankenstein. I said not another – we’ve had the son of, the cousin of, the brother-in-law, we don’t need another Frankenstein. His idea was very simple: What if the grandson of Dr. Frankenstein wanted nothing to do with the family whatsoever. He was ashamed of those wackos. I said, “That’s funny.”

The film was listed at number 28 as one of the top 100 comedies of all time.

In this scene, Dr. Fronkonstein (Gene Wilder) meets his assistant, Eyegor (Marty Feldman)


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