Young Frankenstein Classic Comedy Analysis

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In order for a comedy to be considered a classic comedy, it has to have specific qualities. The film must be timeless so it will be easily understood after many years, contain a universal plot relatable to the viewer and must utilize superstantial levels of humor. Young Frankenstein, directed by Mel Brooks, is crafted in such a way it encapsulates all of these qualities. In the film Young Frankenstein, the qualities of timelessness, a universal plot and humor can be found in memorable scenes, witty lines and the personality of the characters. A memorable scene is the Abby Normal scene. At the brain depository, Igor drops the brain Dr. Frankenstein requested after being frightened by thunder and instead gets a brain labeled as “abnormal”. After Dr. Frankenstein puts the brain into the monster, he notices something is off-kilter after the monster attacks him. Dr. Frankenstein calmly questions Igor about the brain. Igor misremembered the label of “abnormal” for the name “Abby Normal”. This famous scene is part of what makes this movie timeless. The reason why this scene makes this movie timeless is because even after 41 years since the release of this film (1974), corny scenes like these are still funny to the audience. Scenes with corny jokes will be relatable among generations because of the little amount of processing it takes to understand the joke. It is the timeless appeal of grabbing something the character supposed to and misremembering the label on it, alongside with the film being in black and white in its entirety. The quote that expresses the universal plot of love would be when Dr. Frankenstein is talking to Inga and Igor. He said “And I want the world to know once and for all, and without any shame, that we love him. I'm going to teach you. I'm going to show you how to walk, how to speak, how to move, how to think. Together, you and I are going to make the greatest single contribution to science since the creation of fire.” This symbolizes love because...
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