Mel Brooks is arguably the greatest comedic director of all time. You don't become the greatest comedy director of all time without being a bit of a prankster, as Brooks has proven in all of his films. They're filled with sight gags, meta-references, inside jokes, and Easter eggs, many of which involve props and costumes.
Thankfully fans have identified many such prop and wardrobe details from Mel Brooks movies, which we've cataloged below.
In 'Spaceballs,' A Mirror Is Under The Landspeeder To Produce The Illusion That It's FloatingPhoto: Spaceballs / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
From Redditor u/crbatte:
Spaceballs (1987) - A mirror was used at the bottom of the landspeeder to make it appear as if it’s floating.347Cool secret?
In 'Spaceballs,' Dark Helmet Drinks Out Of A Styrofoam Cup Because Crewmembers Would Leave Them Around The SetPhoto: Spaceballs / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
From Redditor u/Numerous-Lemon:
In Spaceballs (1987), Dark Helmet is drinking from a Styrofoam cup because crew members would leave them around the set. So, Mel Brooks decided to just make them a part of the universe.318Cool secret?
'Blazing Saddles' Used The Set From 'Westworld'Photo: redditmason / Imgur
From Redditor u/redditmason:
Westworld (1973) and Blazing Saddles (1974) were shot on the same set.241Cool secret?
In 'Robin Hood: Men in Tights,' You Can See Pink Bunny Slippers That Belong To Prince JohnPhoto: Robin Hood: Men in Tights / 20th Century Fox
From Redditor u/s4b3r6:
Prince John's pink bunny slippers are visible in Robin Hood: Men In Tights.277Cool secret?