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The Best Characters In Mel Brooks Movies

Updated June 14, 2019 674 votes 63 voters 1.1k views27 items

List RulesVote up your favorite characters from movies directed by Mel Brooks.

Gather ‘round as we rank Mel Brooks’ most popular movie characters. As one of the leading pioneers of parodies, Mel Brooks is known for making movies that play off of various cinematic genres. He does this, in part, by populating his works with memorable characters who have unique and humorous personality traits.

The director first made a splash in 1967 with The Producers, a comedy that went on to spawn a 2005 remake, as well as a popular Broadway musical. It features two of the all-time greatest characters in any Mel Brooks movie: Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom. The 1970s were his most successful decade as he delivered Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein, both of which are among the most popular comedy movies ever made. The '80s brought another smash hit, Spaceballs. The Star Wars spoof remains beloved to this day. It, too, gave us memorable characters like Dark Helmet and Pizza the Hutt.

Which one is your favorite? Vote below for the best characters in any Mel Brooks movie, both male and female. And feel free to add your own favorites if they’re not already listed.

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    Sheriff Bart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters In Mel Brooks Movies
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    Sheriff Bart

    Blazing Saddles
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    Igor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters In Mel Brooks Movies
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    Igor

    Young Frankenstein
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    Frederick Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters In Mel Brooks Movies
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    Frederick Frankenstein

    Young Frankenstein
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    Hedley Lamarr is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters In Mel Brooks Movies
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    Hedley Lamarr

    Blazing Saddles
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    Lili Von Shtupp is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters In Mel Brooks Movies
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    Lili Von Shtupp

    Blazing Saddles
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    Dark Helmet is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters In Mel Brooks Movies
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    Dark Helmet

    Spaceballs

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    Frau Blücher is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters In Mel Brooks Movies
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    Frau Blücher

    Young Frankenstein, Role Model: Gene Wilder
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    The Monster is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters In Mel Brooks Movies
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    The Monster

    Young Frankenstein
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    Taggart is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters In Mel Brooks Movies
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    Taggart

    Blazing Saddles
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    Inga is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters In Mel Brooks Movies
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    Inga

    Young Frankenstein, Young Frankenstein
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    Leo Bloom is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters In Mel Brooks Movies
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    Leo Bloom

    The Producers, The Producers
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    Robin Hood is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters In Mel Brooks Movies
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    Robin Hood

    Robin Hood: Men in Tights

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    Richard Thorndike is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters In Mel Brooks Movies
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    Richard Thorndike

    High Anxiety
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    Princess Vespa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters In Mel Brooks Movies
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    Princess Vespa

    Spaceballs: The Animated Series, Spaceballs
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    Pizza The Hutt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters In Mel Brooks Movies
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    Pizza The Hutt

    Spaceballs
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    Max Bialystock is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters In Mel Brooks Movies
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    Max Bialystock

    The Producers
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    Marty Eggs is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters In Mel Brooks Movies
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    Marty Eggs

    Silent Movie
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    Barf is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters In Mel Brooks Movies
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    Barf

    Spaceballs

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    Blinkin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters In Mel Brooks Movies
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    Blinkin

    Robin Hood: Men in Tights
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    Goddard Bolt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters In Mel Brooks Movies
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    Goddard Bolt

    Life Stinks
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    Ahchoo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters In Mel Brooks Movies
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    Ahchoo

    Robin Hood: Men in Tights
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    Lone Starr is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters In Mel Brooks Movies
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    Lone Starr

    Spaceballs
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    President Skroob is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Characters In Mel Brooks Movies
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    Inspector Kemp is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters In Mel Brooks Movies
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    Inspector Kemp

    Young Frankenstein, Young Frankenstein
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    Mel Funn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Characters In Mel Brooks Movies
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    Mel Funn

    Silent Movie
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