Best Young Frankenstein Quotes

Young Frankenstein (1974) is one of writer-producer- director Mel Brooks' best films - a nostalgic, hilarious spoof-tribute to classic horror films (with its authentic black and white cinematography and production design/set decoration), and in particular, of Mary Shelley's classic novel. This was his follow-up film to his westerns spoof (Blazing Saddles (1974)). Later, co-writer and actor Wilder attempted his own Old Dark House genre spoof, Haunted Honeymoon (1986).

1

Abby who?

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Whose brain did you put in him?
Igor: Err... Abby something...
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Abby who?
Igor: Abby... Normal. Yes that's it, Abby Normal!
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Are you saying that you put an abnormal brain in a 7 foot tall, 54 inch wide GORILLA!!!???
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Are you saying that you put an abnormal brain in a 7 foot tall, 54 inch wide GORILLA?

2

Taffeta

Elizabeth: Taffeta, darling. Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Taffeta, sweetheart. Elizabeth: No, the dress is taffeta. It wrinkles so easily.

3

What hump?

Igor: What hump?

4

Where you going?

Blind Hermit: [As the monster runs out the door.] Wait. Where you going? I was going to make espresso.

5

Of course the rates have gone up

Igor: My grandfather use to work for your grandfather. Of course the rates have gone up.

6

Frokensteen

Igor: Dr. Frankenstein?
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Frokensteen.
Igor: You're putting me on.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: No, it pronounced, "Frokensteen".
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: No, it pronounced, 'Frokensteen'.
Igor: Do you also say Froaderick?
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: No . . . "Frederick."
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: No... 'Frederick.'
Igor: Well, why isn't it "Froaderick Frokensteen"?
Igor: Well, why isn't it 'Froaderick Frokensteen'?
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: It isn't, it's "Frederick Frokensteen"
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: It isn't, it's 'Frederick Frokensteen'.
Igor: I see.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: You must be Igor. [He pronounces it ee-gor.]
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: You must be Igor. [he pronounces it ee-gor.]
Igor: No, it's pronounced "eye-gor."
Igor: No, it's pronounced 'eye-gor.'
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: But they told me it was "ee-gor"..
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: But they told me it was 'ee-gor'..
Igor: Well, they were wrong then, weren"t they?

7

Life! Life, do you hear me?!

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Life! Life, do you hear me?! Give my creation LIIIFEEE!!!!!!
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Life! Life, do you hear me?! Give my creation LIIIFEEE!

8

PENETRATE THE VERY WOMB OF IMPERVIOUS NATURE HERSELF!!!

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: From the very first day when filthy bits of slime crawled out of the sea and called to the stars "I am man", our greatest dread has always been the knowledge of our mortality. But tonight, we will hurl the gauntlet of science into the frightful face of death itself. Tonight, we shall ascend into the heavens! We shall mock the earthquake! We shall command the thunders and PENETRATE THE VERY WOMB OF IMPERVIOUS NATURE HERSELF!!!
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: From the very first day when filthy bits of slime crawled out of the sea and called to the stars 'I am man', our greatest dread has always been the knowledge of our mortality. But tonight, we will hurl the gauntlet of science into the frightful face of death itself. Tonight, we shall ascend into the heavens! We shall mock the earthquake! We shall command the thunders and PENETRATE THE VERY WOMB OF IMPERVIOUS NATURE HERSELF!

9

Roll in the hay

Inga: Hello. Do you want to go for a roll in the hay?
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Err...
Inga: (singing) Roll, a roll, a roll in the hay!
Inga: [singing] Roll, a roll, a roll in the hay!