#13 Young Frankenstein (1974)

#13 Young Frankenstein (1974)
Mel Brooks is a comedy god, and Gene Wilder is his messiah. Need proof? Look no further than the legendary classic Young Frankenstein. Peter Boyle's portrayal of the monster was hilarious, and Marty Feldman as Igor is so much more than a funny face. The most pure form of parody, this movie riffs on science fiction and horror genre's masterfully. They just don't make 'em like they used to, and holy hot damn were they good! Although Brooks is not in this movie, his presence is far from absent, and regardless of the genre being parodied there is never a shortage of stale Jewish jokes that never seem out of place. The monster is both afraid of fire, but sits at a fireplace for minutes, almost comforted by it. Igor's character breaks the fourth wall and it seems right at home in this crazy movie. It was a tough call between this movie or Blazing Saddles, and I have to say that the aesthetic of this movie sealed the deal. The black and white footage just charms the paint right off the walls in my opinion. Apart of me wanted to choose Spaceballs, because Rick Moranis is awesome, but as comedy film the gags aren't as rich or well executed (John Candy really held that movie together). Without further ado, here is some footage of the greatest duet in film history.

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