Episode #246: What a Guy! Monsieur Hood

Our team gets together to figure out where they learned the Robin Hood legend, and talk through all the adaptations of it that they’ve seen.

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Written versions

  • first mention in a ballad from 1370s by William Langland
  • Robin Hood and the Monk earliest surviving written ballad from 1450ish
  • The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle in 1820
  • Robin Hood character (1938, DC Comics, New Adventure Comics vol. 1 #23)
  • The King Raven Trilogy by Stephen R. Lawhead (2006)

Movie/TV versions

  • The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938, Errol Flynn)
  • Robin and the Seven Hoods (1964)
  • Robin Hood (1973, Disney)
  • Robin and Marian (1976, Sean Connery)
  • Robin of Sherwood (1984 series)
  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991, Kevin Costner)
  • Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993, Carey Elwes)
  • Robin Hood (2006 BBC series)
  • Robin Hood (2010, Russell Crowe)
  • Robin Hood: Ghosts of Sherwood (2012)
  • Once Upon a Time (2013, s2e19 to end)
  • Doctor Who (2014, s8e3)

Question of the Week: What is your favorite Robin Hood adaptation? If your answer is Men in Tights, what’s your second favorite?

For other similar discussions, check out our episodes on Sierra Burgess is a Loser (2018), Peter Pan adaptations, and Cinderella adaptations

Next: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

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1 thought on “Episode #246: What a Guy! Monsieur Hood

  1. I’m very disappointed that none of the hosts have seen (or maybe even heard of?) my favorite Robin Hood adaptation, which is the 1950s Disney live action movie, The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men. It’s entertaining, funny, and romantic, and it has Eleanor of Aquitaine as a character, which is always a plus. 🙂

    I’m also a fan of The Outlaws of Sherwood by Robin McKinley. It’s been a while since I’ve read it, so maybe it’s time to rectify that!

    P.S. King Richard did return to England after being ransomed. He was only there for a month or so, but he did return. Source: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Richard-I-king-of-England


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