Young Frankenstein is awesome

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It was made 8 years before I was born but its one of my favorite movies (It even has a 94% on RT!). Its not one of my favorite comedies but one of my favorite films in general due to the play-it-straight comedy that Wilder and Brooks went for. I can't imagine it cost much at all to make judging by the lack of location shooting. If you can recall the lines from the screen caps you are my friend. And if anyone can explain the exchange between Dr Frankensteen and the boy at the train station please explain the joke to me. To this day I still dont get his reaction to "Want a shine?"

Young Frankenstein is one of those films that gets better with each viewing. There is so much going on in it that it takes several times for it all to sink in, and almost every time there is something new discovered.
From the song "Chattanooga Choo Choo" by Glenn Miller

Pardon me, boy
Is that the Chattanooga choo choo?
Track twenty-nine
Boy, you can gimme a shine
Mel Brooks was a genius at incorporating that naive childish slapstick kind of humor and still making it funny for adult audiences. It's screwball comedies like his and Naked Gun that I do dearly miss in this day and age.

"How many times have I TOLD you not to interrupt me when IM WORKING?!
New this was a favourite, when I was a little tootsie, long before I understood it at all. When I grew up again I watched it again and suddenly so much more made sense to me. Awesome film _b
Stay close to ze candles. Ze staircase cannn be treacherous.

(Just wrapping up the OP quotes.)

Anyway, an underquoted exchange:

"I'll never forget my old dad. When these things would happen to him, the things he'd say to me."
"Oh? What did he say?"
Let me out. Let me out of here. Get me the hell out of here. What's the matter with you people? I was joking! Don't you know a joke when you hear one? HA-HA-HA-HA. Jesus Christ, get me out of here! Open this goddamn door or I'll kick your rotten heads in! Mommy!
Igor: You know, I'll never forget my old dad. When these things would happen to him... the things he'd say to me.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: What did he say?
Igor: "What the hell are you doing in the bathroom day and night? Why don't you get out of there and give someone else a chance?"
Inga: Werewolf!
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Werewolf?
Igor: There.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: What?
Igor: There, wolf. There, castle.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Why are you talking that way?
Igor: I thought you wanted to.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: No, I don't want to.
Igor: [shrugs] Suit yourself. I'm easy.
"Igor, would you give me a hand with the bags?"

"Coitainly, you take the blonde, I'll take the one in the toiban."

In fact that whole scene was brilliant. Gene's hushing sound is done all of the time within my family as well as SEDAGIVE?!?!
Ha, we do this too! "Ahh wedonmemvemrevnemr"

Fun trivia fact: Hackman ad libbed "I was gonna make espresso!"

(Fun trivia fact you already knew: that was Gene Hackman)
Love this movie so much.

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: You know, I'm a rather brilliant surgeon. Perhaps I can help you with that hump.
Igor: What hump?
One of Mel's best movies, without a doubt. I've seen it so many times but the most recent, which was at a Halloween party last year, was the best experience I've had with this movie yet. Everyone was really getting into it and enjoying it. One guy who was already quite familiar with the film was laughing so hysterically throughout the whole movie.
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