Trivia On MEL Brooks

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  • 1. 

    What was the nickname given to Mel Brooks by his new friends in "Life Stinks"?

    • A.

      Hank

    • B.

      Aspirin

    • C.

      Pepto

    • D.

      Sparky

    Correct Answer
    C. Pepto
    Explanation
    In the movie "Life Stinks," Mel Brooks is given the nickname "Pepto" by his new friends. This nickname is most likely given to him because Pepto-Bismol is a well-known brand of medicine used to relieve stomach discomfort and indigestion. The nickname may be a playful reference to Mel Brooks' character's constant complaints about the hardships and unpleasant experiences he faces in the film.

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  • 2. 

    What popular and zany 1960's TV series was co-created by Mel Brooks?

    • A.

      Mad About You

    • B.

      Dream On

    • C.

      Get Smart

    • D.

      Laugh In

    Correct Answer
    C. Get Smart
    Explanation
    "Get Smart" is the correct answer because it was a popular and zany 1960's TV series that was co-created by Mel Brooks. The show followed the adventures of bumbling secret agent Maxwell Smart, played by Don Adams, as he worked to thwart the plans of the evil organization known as KAOS. The show was known for its comedic and satirical take on the spy genre and became a cultural phenomenon during its run from 1965 to 1970.

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  • 3. 

    What was Mel Brooks' first film?

    • A.

      The Twelve Chairs

    • B.

      Blazing Saddles

    • C.

      The Producers

    • D.

      Young Frankenstein

    Correct Answer
    C. The Producers
    Explanation
    Mel Brooks' first film was "The Producers." This comedy film, released in 1967, follows the story of a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his accountant who scheme to make a profit by intentionally producing a flop musical. The film was well-received, winning Brooks an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and establishing him as a talented comedic filmmaker.

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  • 4. 

    What was the name of Robin Hood's blind sidekick in "Robin Hood: Men In Tights"?

    • A.

      Steffano

    • B.

      Blinkin

    • C.

      Winkin

    • D.

      Nod

    Correct Answer
    B. Blinkin
    Explanation
    In the movie "Robin Hood: Men In Tights," Robin Hood's blind sidekick is named Blinkin. This character adds comedic relief to the film and often provides humorous moments due to his blindness.

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  • 5. 

    What song opens up the Mel Brooks movie "To Be Or Not To Be"?

    • A.

      A Little Piece

    • B.

      Ladies

    • C.

      Bronkys Clowns

    • D.

      Sweet Georgie Brown

    Correct Answer
    D. Sweet Georgie Brown
    Explanation
    The song "Sweet Georgie Brown" opens up the Mel Brooks movie "To Be Or Not To Be".

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  • 6. 

    What comes after "Go back to town and get a #%@!-load of" from Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles"?

    • A.

      Beans

    • B.

      Two-By-Fours

    • C.

      Whores

    • D.

      Dimes

    Correct Answer
    D. Dimes
    Explanation
    In the movie "Blazing Saddles," the line "Go back to town and get a #%@!-load of" is followed by the word "dimes." This suggests that the character is asking someone to go back to town and bring a large amount of dimes. The context of the movie and the use of profanity imply that the character is planning to use the dimes for a particular purpose, which is not explicitly mentioned in the question.

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  • 7. 

    What is hidden inside the chairs in the Mel Brooks movie "The 12 Chairs"?

    • A.

      A Key To A Safe

    • B.

      The Family Jewels

    • C.

      Amber

    • D.

      Rubles

    Correct Answer
    B. The Family Jewels
    Explanation
    In the Mel Brooks movie "The 12 Chairs," the hidden item inside the chairs is revealed to be the family jewels. This suggests that the chairs were used as a hiding place for valuable and precious items, possibly belonging to a wealthy family. The term "family jewels" is often used metaphorically to refer to valuable possessions or heirlooms passed down through generations.

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  • 8. 

    In what Mel Brooks movie can you hear the line: "Those who are late do not get fruit cup"?

    • A.

      High Anxiety

    • B.

      Men In Tights

    • C.

      The Producers

    • D.

      Young Frankenstein

    Correct Answer
    A. High Anxiety
    Explanation
    In the movie "High Anxiety" directed by Mel Brooks, there is a line that says "Those who are late do not get fruit cup". This suggests that the correct answer is "High Anxiety" as it is the only movie out of the given options where this line is spoken.

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  • 9. 

    For which film did Mel Brooks receive an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay?

    • A.

      Blazing Saddles

    • B.

      Young Frankenstein

    • C.

      The Twelve Chairs

    • D.

      The Producers

    Correct Answer
    D. The Producers
    Explanation
    Mel Brooks received an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for the film "The Producers." This film, released in 1967, was a satirical comedy about two producers who scheme to make a Broadway flop to scam investors. The screenplay was praised for its clever and witty dialogue, unique characters, and humorous storyline. Mel Brooks' writing in "The Producers" showcased his comedic talent and earned him recognition in the form of an Academy Award.

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  • 10. 

    Who plays a torture victim in the Inquisition segment of Mel Brooks' "History of the World: Part I"?

    • A.

      Mel Brooks

    • B.

      Sid Caesar

    • C.

      Jackie Mason

    • D.

      Gene Wilder

    Correct Answer
    C. Jackie Mason
    Explanation
    Jackie Mason plays a torture victim in the Inquisition segment of Mel Brooks' "History of the World: Part I".

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  • 11. 

    What is Mel Brooks' birth name?

    • A.

      Melvin Brooks

    • B.

      Mel Brooks

    • C.

      Melvin Kaminsky

    • D.

      Robert Shumacher

    Correct Answer
    C. Melvin Kaminsky
    Explanation
    Mel Brooks' birth name is Melvin Kaminsky. This is the correct answer because it accurately identifies his original name before he changed it to Mel Brooks.

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  • 12. 

    What was Gene Wilder's name in the Mel Brooks movie "Blazing Saddles"?

    • A.

      Jim

    • B.

      Victor

    • C.

      Steve

    • D.

      Bart

    Correct Answer
    A. Jim
    Explanation
    The given question asks for Gene Wilder's name in the Mel Brooks movie "Blazing Saddles". However, the correct answer is not provided in the options. Therefore, an explanation cannot be generated as the question is incomplete.

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  • 13. 

    Who played the blind man, Harold, that Frankenstein visits in "Young Frankenstein"?

    • A.

      Peter Boyle

    • B.

      Mel Brooks

    • C.

      Gene Hackman

    • D.

      John Cleese

    Correct Answer
    C. Gene Hackman
  • 14. 

    In "Spaceballs", what does Dot Matrix say upon meeting John Candy's character?

    • A.

      Pleased To Meet You

    • B.

      Not In Here, This Is A Mercedes

    • C.

      Are You From Triple-A?

    • D.

      What Exactly Is A Mog?

    Correct Answer
    B. Not In Here, This Is A Mercedes
    Explanation
    Dot Matrix says "Not In Here, This Is A Mercedes" upon meeting John Candy's character. This line is a humorous response indicating that the Mercedes is a high-class vehicle and not the appropriate place for their meeting. It adds to the comedic tone of the movie and showcases Dot Matrix's quick wit.

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  • 15. 

    In "Robin Hood: Men in Tights", who was appointed as Sheriff of Rottingham?

    • A.

      Robin Of Loxley

    • B.

      Blinkin'

    • C.

      Will Scarlett O'Hara

    • D.

      Achoo

    Correct Answer
    D. Achoo
    Explanation
    In the movie "Robin Hood: Men in Tights," Achoo is appointed as the Sheriff of Rottingham. This can be inferred from the context of the question and the options provided.

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  • 16. 

    In "Robin Hood: Men in Tights", who played King Richard the Lionhearted?

    • A.

      Howie Mandel

    • B.

      Bill Pullman

    • C.

      Patrick Stewart

    • D.

      Mel Brooks

    Correct Answer
    C. Patrick Stewart
    Explanation
    Patrick Stewart played King Richard the Lionhearted in "Robin Hood: Men in Tights." He is a well-known actor who has portrayed various iconic characters in film and television, including Captain Jean-Luc Picard in "Star Trek: The Next Generation." Stewart's portrayal of King Richard added a touch of gravitas and regality to the character, making him a memorable part of the comedic retelling of the Robin Hood story.

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  • 17. 

    What year was Mel Brooks' film "History of the World: Part I" released?

    • A.

      1993

    • B.

      1975

    • C.

      1987

    • D.

      1981

    Correct Answer
    D. 1981
    Explanation
    "History of the World: Part I" is a film directed by Mel Brooks. The correct answer is 1981. This means that the film was released in 1981.

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  • 18. 

    Who played Caesar in "History of the World: Part I"?

    • A.

      Mel Brooks

    • B.

      Dom DeLuise

    • C.

      Harvey Korman

    • D.

      Sid Caesar

    Correct Answer
    B. Dom DeLuise
    Explanation
    Dom DeLuise played Caesar in "History of the World: Part I."

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  • 19. 

    Who spoke the only words in the Mel Brooks film "Silent Movie"?

    • A.

      Mel Brooks

    • B.

      Gene Wilder

    • C.

      Marcel Marceau

    • D.

      Dom DeLuise

    Correct Answer
    C. Marcel Marceau
    Explanation
    Marcel Marceau is the correct answer because he was a famous French mime artist known for his silent performances. "Silent Movie" is a comedy film directed by Mel Brooks, and the entire film is mostly silent with only one word spoken, which is spoken by Marcel Marceau. Therefore, he is the one who spoke the only words in the film.

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  • 20. 

    Which of these Mel Brooks movies did not feature Harvey Korman in a supporting role?

    • A.

      History Of The World, Part I

    • B.

      High Anxiety

    • C.

      Blazing Saddles

    • D.

      Young Frankenstein

    Correct Answer
    D. Young Frankenstein
    Explanation
    Harvey Korman did not feature in a supporting role in the movie "Young Frankenstein".

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  • 21. 

    In how many Mel Brooks movies has comedy actress Madeline Kahn starred?

    • A.

      One

    • B.

      Four

    • C.

      Five

    • D.

      Three

    Correct Answer
    B. Four
    Explanation
    Madeline Kahn has starred in four Mel Brooks movies.

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  • 22. 

    What type of jam does Lone Starr use to jam the satellite in Mel Brooks' "Spaceballs"?

    • A.

      Orange Marmalade

    • B.

      Raspberry

    • C.

      Blueberry

    • D.

      Strawberry

    Correct Answer
    B. Raspberry
    Explanation
    In the movie "Spaceballs," Lone Starr uses raspberry jam to jam the satellite. This is a reference to the common practice of using jamming signals to disrupt or interfere with satellite communications. The choice of raspberry jam adds a comedic twist to the concept, as it is unexpected and humorous.

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  • 23. 

    How was Frau Blucher related to Victor Frankenstein in Mel Brooks' "Young Frankenstein"?

    • A.

      He Created Her

    • B.

      He Was Her Father

    • C.

      He Was Her Boyfriend

    • D.

      He Was Her Son

    Correct Answer
    C. He Was Her Boyfriend
    Explanation
    In Mel Brooks' "Young Frankenstein," Frau Blucher was Victor Frankenstein's girlfriend. This can be inferred from the given options, where it is stated that "He Was Her Boyfriend."

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  • 24. 

    In the Mel Brooks film "Spaceballs", what does Yogurt do in his cave?

    • A.

      Write Poetry

    • B.

      Run An Ice Cream Shop

    • C.

      The Schwartz

    • D.

      Merchandizing

    Correct Answer
    D. Merchandizing
    Explanation
    In the Mel Brooks film "Spaceballs," Yogurt is shown to be running a merchandising operation in his cave. This is a reference to the popular practice of creating and selling merchandise related to movies and other forms of media. In the film, Yogurt humorously promotes various Spaceballs-themed products, poking fun at the commercialization of popular franchises. This answer choice accurately reflects Yogurt's role in the movie and his involvement in merchandising.

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  • 25. 

    Which bandleader appeared in the Mel Brooks movie "Blazing Saddles"?

    • A.

      Lawrence Welk

    • B.

      Benny Goodman

    • C.

      Count Basie

    • D.

      Duke Ellington

    Correct Answer
    C. Count Basie
    Explanation
    Count Basie appeared in the Mel Brooks movie "Blazing Saddles". Blazing Saddles is a 1974 satirical Western comedy film directed by Mel Brooks. In the film, Count Basie makes a cameo appearance as himself, leading his orchestra in a performance. Basie was a renowned jazz pianist, composer, and bandleader, known for his contributions to the swing era. His appearance in the film adds to its comedic and musical elements.

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  • 26. 

    In the Mel Brooks movie "Spaceballs", what did the bumper sticker on Spaceball 1 say?

    • A.

      May The Schwartz Be With You!

    • B.

      We Brake For Nobody

    • C.

      Don't Get Too Close

    • D.

      We Brake For Hot Girls

    Correct Answer
    B. We Brake For Nobody
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "We Brake For Nobody". In the movie "Spaceballs", the bumper sticker on Spaceball 1 says "We Brake For Nobody". This phrase humorously implies that the Spaceballs are so arrogant and confident in their abilities that they do not need to slow down or stop for anyone or anything. It reflects the over-the-top and comedic nature of the film.

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  • 27. 

    After escaping Roman soldiers in "History of the World: Part I", what did Comicus do?

    • A.

      Palm Cutter For Palm Sunday

    • B.

      Waiter At The Last Supper

    • C.

      Crucifix Maker

    • D.

      Rock Salesman For Stonings

    Correct Answer
    B. Waiter At The Last Supper
    Explanation
    Comicus became a waiter at the Last Supper after escaping Roman soldiers. This suggests that he managed to find refuge and a new job in a significant historical event. The Last Supper is a famous event in Christianity, where Jesus shared his final meal with his disciples before his crucifixion. Comicus's role as a waiter implies that he had a direct involvement in serving the meal to Jesus and the disciples, highlighting his unexpected participation in this important event.

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  • 28. 

    What character actor played Sailor in the Mel Brooks movie "Life Stinks"?

    • A.

      Howard Morris

    • B.

      Bob Denver

    • C.

      Fred Gwynne

    • D.

      Billy Barty

    Correct Answer
    A. Howard Morris
    Explanation
    Howard Morris is the correct answer because he played the character Sailor in the Mel Brooks movie "Life Stinks".

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  • 29. 

    Which of these characters did Mel Brooks play?

    • A.

      Dr. Thornbush

    • B.

      President Scroob

    • C.

      Rabbi Tucky

    • D.

      President Screwball

    Correct Answer
    B. President Scroob
    Explanation
    Mel Brooks played the character President Scroob.

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  • 30. 

    In "The Producers", which part of Zero Mostel's wardrobe upset him?

    • A.

      Patched Trousers

    • B.

      Cardboard Belt

    • C.

      Cheap Blazer

    • D.

      Holey Socks

    Correct Answer
    B. Cardboard Belt
    Explanation
    Zero Mostel's character in "The Producers" is known for his flamboyant and extravagant wardrobe. However, the use of a cardboard belt in his outfit would have upset him as it is a cheap and low-quality material. This would not align with his desire for high-end and luxurious clothing, causing him to be dissatisfied with this particular element of his wardrobe.

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