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It’s been over four decades, and Mel Brooks still has us laughing. As we mark the 45th anniversary of Young Frankenstein, Jon and Sam discuss the spooky comedy’s legacy as one of our latest “Extra Milestone” films. Starring Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Teri Garr, and many more familiar faces, Young Frankenstein proves that even a parody film can be just as thrilling and satisfying as a bonafide sequel in the Universal Monsters canon.

Don’t forget to vote for the movie we’re watching next month! Click here to see all the nominees and cast your pick.

Theme Music: the opening credits of Young Frankenstein, composed by John Morris.

Show Notes:

  • 00:02:25 – The movies we didn’t select for this month’s show
  • 00:20:35 – How did Young Frankenstein get made?
  • 00:53:00 – How did you watch the film for the first time?
  • 01:00:30 – What are your general thoughts on Young Frankenstein?
  • 01:43:40 – Movies to vote on for next month!

Jon Negroni

Jon is one of the co-founders of InBetweenDrafts and our resident film editor. He also hosts the podcasts Cinemaholics, Mad Men Men, and Rookie Pirate Radio. He doesn't sleep, essentially.


  • Officer Bradley says:

    I’m probably a tad biased, but this is my favorite Extra Milestone yet. And it’s not even my favorite movie you guys have talked about! (Seven Samurai)

  • Sam's Dad says:

    Now that I know that whatever movie I select out of the contenders will be the next Extra Milestone, I shall use my newfound power judicially… Bwah-hahahahahaha!!!! The Cinemaholics are at my mercy! You shall now embark on reviewing every bad movie from the 1980’s!!! Ice Pirates! Metalstorm-The Destruction of Jared Syn (in 3-D)! I may take mercy on your souls and select only Arnold Schwarzenegger movies! Bwah-hahahaha! I am drunk on power!

  • Sam's Dad says:

    I select, bwah-hahahahaha, even though if is not on the list of contenders, is
    The Usual Suspects! One of the best movies from the 1990’s, in my humble opinion. As a bonus, it is the only movie that Stephen Baldwin is actually a good actor in! You will have to wait for the best of the 1980’s for another month…

  • Gary Watts says:

    I shall vote out of the bird box and go for HIS GIRL FRIDAY.

  • Cory W says:

    As much as I love Before Sunrise, I miss when you guys talked about the more classic films of yesteryear, so I’m a second vote for His Girl Friday.

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