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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