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The Best Characters In Mel Brooks Movies

Updated June 14, 2019 861 votes 86 voters 1.6k 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.

  • 1

    Sheriff Bart

    Blazing Saddles
    40
    7
  • 2

    Dark Helmet

    Spaceballs
    35
    9
  • 3

    Taggart

    Blazing Saddles
    35
    13
  • 4

    Frederick Frankenstein

    Young Frankenstein
    35
    14
  • 5

    Igor

    Young Frankenstein
    30
    9
  • 6

    Hedley Lamarr

    Blazing Saddles
    29
    13
  • 7

    Lili Von Shtupp

    Blazing Saddles
    26
    10
  • 8

    Frau Blücher

    Young Frankenstein, Role Model: Gene Wilder
    24
    10
  • 9

    The Monster

    Young Frankenstein
    21
    9
  • 10

    Inga

    Young Frankenstein, Young Frankenstein
    16
    6
  • 11

    Ahchoo

    Robin Hood: Men in Tights
    15
    5
  • 12

    Barf

    Spaceballs
    18
    12
  • 13

    Marty Eggs

    Silent Movie
    14
    9
  • 14

    Pizza The Hutt

    Spaceballs
    13
    7
  • 15

    Sheriff of Rottingham

    Robin Hood: Men in Tights
    12
    6
  • 16
    13
    8
  • 17

    Blinkin

    Robin Hood: Men in Tights
    13
    10
  • 18

    Robin Hood

    Robin Hood: Men in Tights
    19
    17
  • 19

    Princess Vespa

    Spaceballs: The Animated Series, Spaceballs
    14
    12
  • 20

    Richard Thorndike

    High Anxiety
    12
    10
  • 21

    Leo Bloom

    The Producers, The Producers
    19
    20
  • 22

    Lone Starr

    Spaceballs
    11
    10
  • 23

    Goddard Bolt

    Life Stinks
    7
    7
  • 24

    Max Bialystock

    The Producers
    20
    27
  • 25

    Dom Bell

    Silent Movie
    10
    17