A parody of numerous Robin Hood movies, the film spoofed the Kevin Costner version in particular. Robin returns from the Crusades to discover that his castle is gone, and all that is left is a blind servant. Robin succeeds in uniting a band of peasants, and then proceeds to battle corruption, save the country, and win the heart of Maid Marian.
The line during the wedding scene, "It's good to be the King", is a reference to the French King in "History of the World, Part 1".
The actor who portrays the hangman is the same actor that portrays the hangman in "Blazing Saddles". (Robert Ridgley)
Mel Brooks made a cameo appearance in this film, as Rabbi Tuckman.
The melody to the song, 'Men in Tights', is the same melody used in the song 'Jews in Space' from History of the World, Part 1.