|History of the World, Part I|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Mel Brooks|
|Produced by||Mel Brooks|
|Written by||Mel Brooks|
|Music by||John Morris|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
|Release date(s)||June 12, 1981|
|Running time||92 min. Mel Brooks (born Melvin Kaminsky; June 28, 1926) is an American director, Writer, Composer, Lyricist Mel Brooks (born Melvin Kaminsky; June 28, 1926) is an American director, Writer, Composer, Lyricist Mel Brooks (born Melvin Kaminsky; June 28, 1926) is an American director, Writer, Composer, Lyricist Mel Brooks (born Melvin Kaminsky; June 28, 1926) is an American director, Writer, Composer, Lyricist Madeline Kahn ( September 29, 1942 – December 3, 1999) was an American actress, known primarily for her comedic roles Harvey Herschel Korman ( February 15, 1927 &ndash May 29, 2008) was an American comedic Actor who performed Cloris Leachman (born April 30, 1926) is an Academy Award -winning American Actress of stage, Film and John Morris (born October 18[[ 926]] New Jersey) is an American Film and television composer best known for his work with filmmaker Mel Events 1381 - Peasants' Revolt: in England, rebels arrive at Blackheath. Events January 19 - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer acquires beleaguered concurrent United Artists.|
History of the World, Part I is a 1981 film written, produced and directed by Mel Brooks. English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States Events January 19 - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer acquires beleaguered concurrent United Artists. Mel Brooks (born Melvin Kaminsky; June 28, 1926) is an American director, Writer, Composer, Lyricist As he does in many of his other films, Brooks also gives himself a great deal of time in front of the camera, this time playing five roles: Moses, Comicus the stand-up philosopher, Tomás de Torquemada, King Louis XVI, and Jacques le garçon de pisse (the "piss-boy"). Moses ( Latin: Moyses,; Greek: grc Mωυσής in both the Septuagint and the New Testament; Arabic: ar موسىٰ Stand-up comedy is a style of comedy where the performer speaks directly to the audience with the absence of the theatrical " Fourth wall " Tomás de Torquemada (1420 – September 16, 1498) was a fifteenth century Spanish Dominican, first Inquisitor General of Spain and Louis XVI ( 23 August 1754 – 21 January 1793) Louis-Auguste de France, ruled as King of France and Navarre The large ensemble cast also features Sid Caesar, Shecky Greene, Gregory Hines, and Brooks regulars Dom DeLuise, Madeline Kahn, Harvey Korman, Cloris Leachman, Andreas Voutsinas and influential Irish comedy writer/actor and former The Goon Show star Spike Milligan. An ensemble cast is a cast in which the principal performers are assigned roughly equal amounts of importance in a dramatic production Isaac Sidney "Sid" Caesar (born September 8, 1922) is an Emmy Award -winning American comic actor and writer known as the leading man Shecky Greene (born Sheldon Greenfield, April 8, 1926) is a comedian known for his nightclub performances in Las Vegas, where he has been a Gregory Oliver Hines ( February 14, 1946 – August 9, 2003) was an American Actor, Singer, Dancer Madeline Kahn ( September 29, 1942 – December 3, 1999) was an American actress, known primarily for her comedic roles Harvey Herschel Korman ( February 15, 1927 &ndash May 29, 2008) was an American comedic Actor who performed Cloris Leachman (born April 30, 1926) is an Academy Award -winning American Actress of stage, Film and Andréas Voutsinas is a Greek actor In the English speaking world he is best known for his roles in three Mel Brooks films- 1968's The Producers, 1970's The Goon Show was a British Radio comedy programme originally produced and broadcast by the BBC Home Service from 1951 to 1960 Terence Alan Patrick Seán Milligan KBE ( 16 April, 1918 &ndash 27 February 2002) known as Spike Milligan, was an Anglo The film also has cameo appearances by Bea Arthur, Hugh Hefner, John Hurt, Barry Levinson, Jackie Mason, Paul Mazursky, and Henny Youngman, among many others. A cameo role or cameo appearance (often shortened to just cameo) is a brief appearance of a known person in a work of the Performing arts, such as Hugh Marston Hefner (born April 9 1926 is an American Magazine Publisher, and best known as the editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine John Vincent Hurt, CBE (born 22 January 1940 is an English Actor. Barry Levinson (born April 6, 1942) is an Academy Award -winning American Screenwriter, Film director, Actor Jackie Mason (born Yacov Moshe Maza, in Sheboygan, Wisconsin) is an American stand-up comedian. Paul Mazursky (born April 25, 1930) is an American Film director, Screenplay writer and Actor. Henry "Henny" Youngman ( March 16, 1906 – February 24, 1998) was a British -born American Comedian and violinist Orson Welles narrated the film, and briefly appeared on screen in that capacity. George Orson Welles (May 6 1915 – October 10 1985 was an Academy Award -winning director, writer actor and producer for film stage radio and television Because the film is broken up into short subjects, it is a package film, despite being live action. A package film is a Film consisting of several short films often a feature-length compilation of Short subjects in Animation.
The film's story, such as it is, is a parody of the "historical spectacular" film genre, including the "sword and sandal epic" and the "period costume drama" sub-genres. A parody (ˈpɛɹədiː US, [ˈpaɹədiː] UK) in contemporary usage is a work created to mock comment on or poke fun at an original work its subject In Film theory, genre refers to the primary method of film categorization based on similarities in the narrative elements from which films are constructed Sword and sandal films or pepla (singular= peplum) are a Genre of adventure or Fantasy films that have subjects set in Biblical The historical drama is a Film genre in which stories are based upon historical events and famous persons The four main segments of the film consist of stories set during the Dawn of Man, the Roman Empire, the Spanish Inquisition, and the French Revolution. The Roman Empire was the post-Republican phase of the ancient Roman civilization, characterised by an autocratic form of government and large territorial The Spanish Inquisition started and was established in 1478 by Catholic Monarchs Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile to maintain The French Revolution (1789–1799 was a period of political and social upheaval in the History of France, during which the French governmental structure previously an The film also contains several other intermediate skits including reenactments of the giving of the Ten Commandments and the Last Supper. The Ten Commandments, or Decalogue, are a list of religious and moral imperatives that according to Judeo-Christian tradition were authored by God and given In the Christian Gospels the Last Supper (also called the Lord's Supper or Mystical Supper) was the last meal Jesus shared with his
The film opens with several scenes depicting the early behavior of man. The opening shot is set to Richard Strauss' Also Sprach Zarathustra, an obvious parody of the opening sequence of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Richard Georg Strauss (11 June 1864 &ndash 8 September 1949 was a German Composer of the late Romantic era and early modern era particularly noted Also sprach Zarathustra op 30 is a Tone poem by Richard Strauss, composed in 1896 and inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche 's book 2001 A Space Odyssey is a 1968 Science fiction film directed by Stanley Kubrick, written by Kubrick and Arthur C It features ape men standing for the first time. . . and immediately masturbating in a group (a play on the species name Homo erectus). Masturbation refers to Sexual stimulation especially of one's own genitals ( self masturbation) and often to the point of Orgasm, which Homo erectus ( Latin: "upright man" is an extinct species of the genus Homo, believed to have been the first hominin
We then move on to the DAWN OF MAN section proper. A group of cavemen (led by Sid Caesar) go about their lives as Welles gives out narration. Isaac Sidney "Sid" Caesar (born September 8, 1922) is an Emmy Award -winning American comic actor and writer known as the leading man Memorable scenes include depictions of inventing fire, the first marriages (the first "Homo sapiens" marriage was swiftly followed by the first homosexual marriage), the first artist (which in turn gives rise to the first critic), and early attempts at comedy and music. Human beings, humans or man (Origin 1590–1600 L homō man OL hemō the earthly one (see Humus
Moses (Mel Brooks) is shown coming down from Mount Sinai after receiving the law from God (the voice of an uncredited Carl Reiner). For other places named Mount Sinai see Mount Sinai (disambiguation Mount Sinai (Arabic طور سيناء, Hebrew הר סיני also Carl Reiner (born March 20, 1922) is an American Actor, Film director, producer, Writer and Comedian When announcing the giving of the reception of the law to the people, Moses proclaims "The Lord Jehovah has given unto you these fifteen. . . " (his proclamation is interrupted by his dropping and shattering of one of three tablets) "Oy!. . . Ten! Ten Commandments! For all to obey!"
The second act opens with a series of shots depicting comically nonsensical situations of life in first-century Rome such as a column salesman (Barry Levinson), an inventor giving a sales pitch for plumbing, an orgy (attended by Hugh Hefner) and a slave auction. Barry Levinson (born April 6, 1942) is an Academy Award -winning American Screenwriter, Film director, Actor Hugh Marston Hefner (born April 9 1926 is an American Magazine Publisher, and best known as the editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine Comicus (Brooks again), a stand-up philosopher, first appears trying to collect an unemployment payment (given out by an unbilled Beatrice Arthur) when his agent Swiftus (Ron Carey, a thinly veiled reference to "superagent" Swifty Lazar) informs him that he got him a gig at Caesar's Palace. Ron Carey ( December 11 1935 &ndash January 16 2007) was an American film and television Actor Irving Paul "Swifty" Lazar ( March 28 1907 &ndash December 30 1993) was a legendary talent agent and deal-maker representing En route to the palace Comicus meets and falls in love with a Vestal Virgin named Miriam (Mary-Margaret Humes) and befriends an Ethiopian slave named Josephus (Gregory Hines). In Ancient Rome, the Vestal Virgins ( sacerdos Vestalis) were the virgin Holy female Priests of Vesta, the Goddess of the Mary-Margaret Humes (born April 4, 1954) is an American actress best known in recent years for playing Gail Leery the title character's mother on the Gregory Oliver Hines ( February 14, 1946 – August 9, 2003) was an American Actor, Singer, Dancer The foursome rescue a horse from being beaten, only to discover that the horse is the famous racehorse Miracle (the horse figures prominently throughout the film, often rescuing characters from certain death). Josephus, initially condemned to death for assaulting Miracle's owner, is conscripted into the service of the Empress Nympho (Madeline Kahn) as a wine steward when Miriam pleads for him. Madeline Kahn ( September 29, 1942 – December 3, 1999) was an American actress, known primarily for her comedic roles
The scene at the Palace opens with Emperor Nero (Dom DeLuise) holding court. He receives treasures from General Marcus Vindictus (Shecky Greene), returned in triumph from his victory over the Spartans at Crete (and not, as the joke plays out, the "cretins at Sparta"), and listens to Comicus's performance. Shecky Greene (born Sheldon Greenfield, April 8, 1926) is a comedian known for his nightclub performances in Las Vegas, where he has been a Comicus starts off well, garnering huge laughs. He soon forgets his audience and begins to joke about tense subjects concerning Caesar, mainly jokes about obesity and corrupt politicians. Dismayed at his friend's plight, Josephus absentmindedly pours a jug of wine into the emperor's lap. Caesar is enraged and orders Josephus and Comicus to fight to the death in a gladiatorial manner. Gladiators (gladiatores "swordsmen" or "one who uses a sword" from la ''gladius'' "sword" were professional fighters in Ancient Rome who fought Both combatants are obviously unskilled and unwilling to kill each other. The fight ends with both agreeing to fight their way out of the palace. They are assisted in their escape by Miriam and Empress Nympho, who hides Josephus as a eunuch in her rooms, but he is foiled by an erotic dance performed by the priestess of Eros. A eunuch (ˈjuːnək is a Castrated man in particular one castrated early enough to have major hormonal consequences the term usually refers to those castrated in order to Erotic dance is a major category or classification of Dance forms or dance styles where the purpose is the stimulation or arousal of Erotic or sexual
The group is chased by several Roman soldiers through the streets of the city. The soldiers eventually corner the group when Miracle comes to their rescue once more. The rest of the chase is done on chariot. The group makes for the port with the soldiers right behind them. Ostia Antica is a district in the commune of Rome, Italy, five kilometers away from the coast It appears that the soldiers will catch the group, but Josephus spots a patch of plants by the road that turns out to be "Roman Red", a word play of the famous marijuana strain "Panama Red", and begins to burn it. Word play is a Literary technique in which the nature of the words that are used become the main subject of the work Cannabis, also known as marijuana or marihuana, or ganja (from Hindi / Sanskrit: गांजा gānjā hemp) is a Panama Red, Panamanian Red, or PR is a Cultivar of cannabis, popular among cannabis afficiandos of the 1960s and 1970s and renowned for its When the soldiers come through the area, the marijuana makes them high, leaving the soldiers incapacitated (and dancing the Lindy hop). Lindy Hop is an African American dance that evolved in New York City in 1927 The group then sets sail from the port to Judea on a ship bearing the El Al logo. Judea or Judæa ( Hebrew: יהודה Standard Yəhuda Tiberian Yəhûḏāh, "praised El Al (אל על skyward) ( TASE: ELAL is the National airline of Israel. Once there Miriam, Comicus and Josephus take jobs at a local restaurant while Swiftus goes to scout for gigs.
While waiting tables at the restaurant, Comicus blunders into a private room where the Last Supper is taking place, interrupting Jesus (John Hurt) repeatedly. In the Christian Gospels the Last Supper (also called the Lord's Supper or Mystical Supper) was the last meal Jesus shared with his John Vincent Hurt, CBE (born 22 January 1940 is an English Actor. Eventually Leonardo da Vinci arrives to paint the group's portrait: the result is shown, with the "halo" behind Jesus's head revealed to actually be a platter held in place by the broadly grinning Comicus. Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci ( April 15 1452 – May 2 1519 was an Italian Polymath, having been a scientist Mathematician, Engineer
The Spanish Inquisition segment is performed in the style of a grandiose Busby Berkeley production. Busby Berkeley ( November 29, 1895 – March 14, 1976) born William Berkeley Enos in Los Angeles California, was a highly The segment is one long song-and-dance number featuring Brooks as the infamous Torquemada. Tomás de Torquemada (1420 – September 16, 1498) was a fifteenth century Spanish Dominican, first Inquisitor General of Spain and Several instances of "comical" torture are shown including a spinning iron maiden and "water torture" re-imagined as an Esther Williams aquatic ballet. An iron maiden is a Torture device usually an Iron cabinet, but can be built with wood or iron For the Fijian academic business woman see Esther Williams (academic Esther Jane Williams (born August 8 1921 is a retired Jackie Mason has a cameo in this scene as a Jewish torture victim. Jackie Mason (born Yacov Moshe Maza, in Sheboygan, Wisconsin) is an American stand-up comedian.
The segment opens with a sequence depicting the squalor of Paris. On the Rue de Merde (literally "Shit Street") vendors are selling apple cores and rats for food and one vendor is shown selling "absolutely nothing. Shit is one of the most functionally diverse words in the English language, and is also one of the most frequently used nouns " Beggars beg from beggars. The next scene takes place in the tavern of Madame Defarge (Cloris Leachman) where a mob of "scum" has gathered to discuss their situation. Madame Thérèse Defarge is a fictional character in the book A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. Cloris Leachman (born April 30, 1926) is an Academy Award -winning American Actress of stage, Film and Madame Defarge rails that ". . . we are so poor we do not even have a language. Just a stupid accent!" Another plebeian chimes in, "She's right, we all talk like Maurice Chevalier, honh-honh-honh!" The final line from the scene belongs to Madame Defarge when she announces to the mob of "scum" ". Maurice Auguste Chevalier ( September 12, 1888 &ndash January 1, 1972) was a French Actor, Singer, and . . And now, let's end this meeting on a high note. " She then sings a high A which the rest of the "scum" join. The mob, thus incited, goes on to plot the French Revolution.
Meanwhile, King Louis of France (Brooks yet again) is having a great time at his palace, playing a game of gangbanging chess and the target practicing of the local peasants. Surrounded by the beautiful ladies of the court whom he frequently grabs, he regularly remarks straight into the camera "it's good to be the king", breaking the fourth wall. The fourth wall is the imaginary wall at the front of the stage in a Proscenium Theater, through which the audience sees the action in the world of the play He also has a snuffbox, but he sniffs like he is using cocaine, after which he says "everything's so greeeen. Cocaine ( benzoylmethyl ecgonine) is a Crystalline Tropane Alkaloid that is obtained from the leaves of the Coca plant . . ". Eventually, he is warned by his advisor, the Count de Monet (Harvey Korman), whose name is mispronounced by other characters as "Count-da-Money", as a running gag, with the news that the peasants do not think that he likes them. Harvey Herschel Korman ( February 15, 1927 &ndash May 29, 2008) was an American comedic Actor who performed He responds to concerns that violence may arise by declaring "I hate violence, it's the one thing I detest", while simultaneously skeet shooting using peasants in lieu of clay pigeons. Skeet shooting is one of the three major types of competitive shotgun shooting at targets (the others are Trap shooting and Sporting clays) A beautiful woman, Mademoiselle Rimbaud (Pamela Stephenson), approaches the King and asks him to free her father, who has been imprisoned in the Bastille for ten years after for being overheard saying "the poor ain't so bad" (a possible reference to Charles Dickens' classic novel, A Tale of Two Cities). Pamela Stephenson also known as Pamela Stephenson Connolly, The Bastille was a Fortress - Prison in Paris, known formally as Bastille Saint-Antoine —Number 232 Rue Saint-Antoine—best known today A Tale of Two Cities (1859 is the second Historical novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the He agrees to the pardon under the condition that she have sex with him that night.
De Monet manages to convince the king that he needs to go into hiding and that they will need a stand-in to pretend to be him. In a moment of inspiration Monet claims "You look like the piss boy!", to which the king replies "And you look like a bucket of shit!" Thus Jacques (also Brooks in a fifth role), the garçon de pisse - whose job it is to carry a bucket in which the royals can urinate - is chosen to impersonate the real king. Later that night, Mlle Rimbaud, unaware of the subterfuge, arrives and offers herself to the "piss-boy" dressed as the king. As she lies supine inviting him to take her virginity, he wryly comments, "It's good to be the King" (see below), but after he realizes why she has come, he simply pardons her father without requiring the sexual favors. After Mlle Rimbaud and her senile father (Spike Milligan) return from the prison, the peasants burst into the room and capture the piss-boy "king" and Mlle Rimbaud. Terence Alan Patrick Seán Milligan KBE ( 16 April, 1918 &ndash 27 February 2002) known as Spike Milligan, was an Anglo With the false King's head in the guillotine, at first the false king believes that he can die like a king despite not living or acting like one. But after seeing the Guillotine he asks for Novocaine to which the French reply "Such a thing is not known to medical science. Procaine is a Local anesthetic drug of the Amino Ester group It is used primarily to reduce the pain of Intramuscular injection of " the false king say's he wants to wait until it does. Mlle Rimbaud says, "Only a miracle can save us now!" The act and the movie proper come to a close with a classic deus ex machina when Miracle suddenly arrives, drawing a cart with Josephus driving. A deus ex machina ( lat. ˈdeːus eks ˈmaːkʰina literally "god from a/the machine" is an improbable The last shot is of the party approaching a mountain carved with the words "THE END. "
At the very end of the film, there is a teaser trailer for History of the World: Part II, narrated by Brooks, which promises to include Hitler on Ice, a Viking funeral, and Jews in Space. A teaser trailer, or teaser is a short trailer used to advertise an upcoming movie game or television series Hi and welcome to Wikipedia! Please understand that this article is frequently vandalized and vandalism is reverted immediately The Vikings often cremated their dead in Ship burials known from archaeology Sagas Old Norse poetry, and notably from the account of Ahmad PLEASE TAKE NOTE************ The melody for the "Jews in Space" song was later recycled by Brooks for the "Men in Tights" musical number in Robin Hood: Men in Tights. Robin Hood Men in Tights is a 1993 Comedy of the story of Robin Hood (primarily parodying Robin Hood Prince of Thieves The music that underscores the Viking Funeral segment is Vorobyaninov's Theme, composed for an earlier Brooks film, The Twelve Chairs. The Twelve Chairs is a 1970 Slapstick comedy Film directed by Mel Brooks, starring Frank Langella, Dom DeLuise The "Jews in Space" sequence is thought by some to be a harbinger of the later Mel Brooks science fiction movie spoof Spaceballs. Spaceballs is a 1987 Science fiction Parody film of Star Wars co-written directed by and starring Mel Brooks.
Despite this, no sequel has been released, and the "Part I" of the film's title is merely a historical joke. The History of the World was a book written by Sir Walter Raleigh while prisoner in the Tower of London. Sir Walter Raleigh or Ralegh (c 1552 – 29 October 1618 was a famed English writer Poet, Soldier, Courtier and Explorer Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress, more commonly known as the Tower of London (and historically as The Tower) is a historic monument in central London He had only managed to complete the first volume before being beheaded. Sequel references occur in other Brooks movies: Spaceballs, according to the character Yogurt, is supposed to be followed by Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money. Spaceballs is a 1987 Science fiction Parody film of Star Wars co-written directed by and starring Mel Brooks. And in Robin Hood: Men in Tights, in the rap reprise, "Robin Hood 2" is mentioned in the lyrics. Robin Hood Men in Tights is a 1993 Comedy of the story of Robin Hood (primarily parodying Robin Hood Prince of Thieves
This popular catch phrase comes from its repeated use during the French Revolution segment of the film. Mel Brooks (born Melvin Kaminsky; June 28, 1926) is an American director, Writer, Composer, Lyricist Madeline Kahn ( September 29, 1942 – December 3, 1999) was an American actress, known primarily for her comedic roles Harvey Herschel Korman ( February 15, 1927 &ndash May 29, 2008) was an American comedic Actor who performed Cloris Leachman (born April 30, 1926) is an Academy Award -winning American Actress of stage, Film and Ron Carey ( December 11 1935 &ndash January 16 2007) was an American film and television Actor Gregory Oliver Hines ( February 14, 1946 – August 9, 2003) was an American Actor, Singer, Dancer Pamela Stephenson also known as Pamela Stephenson Connolly, Shecky Greene (born Sheldon Greenfield, April 8, 1926) is a comedian known for his nightclub performances in Las Vegas, where he has been a Isaac Sidney "Sid" Caesar (born September 8, 1922) is an Emmy Award -winning American comic actor and writer known as the leading man Mary-Margaret Humes (born April 4, 1954) is an American actress best known in recent years for playing Gail Leery the title character's mother on the George Orson Welles (May 6 1915 – October 10 1985 was an Academy Award -winning director, writer actor and producer for film stage radio and television Hugh Marston Hefner (born April 9 1926 is an American Magazine Publisher, and best known as the editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine Barry Levinson (born April 6, 1942) is an Academy Award -winning American Screenwriter, Film director, Actor John Vincent Hurt, CBE (born 22 January 1940 is an English Actor. A catch phrase (or catchphrase) is a phrase or expression recognized by its repeated utterance Brooks, as Louis XVI, says this blatantly into the camera on several occasions as if to justify the King's wanton behavior. Louis XVI ( 23 August 1754 – 21 January 1793) Louis-Auguste de France, ruled as King of France and Navarre Brooks also portrays "Le Garçon de Pisse", "The Lowly Pissboy", who carries a bucket for royalty to urinate into and later impersonates the King. Brooks as Le Garçon delivers the same line with a sense of surprise when he is able to sample the King's luxurious lifestyle for the first time. Brooks recorded a hip-hop song of the same name which reached the 67th position on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. Hip hop music, also referred to as rap music, is a Music genre typically consisting of a rhythmic vocal style called rap which is accompanied with See Billboard (Turkish magazine Billboard is a weekly American Magazine devoted to the Music industry Billboard 's Hot Dance Club Play chart (also known as Club Play Singles, and formerly known as Hot Dance Music/Club Play and Hot Dance/Disco The line would be used by Brooks twice more: once in Robin Hood: Men in Tights, when King Richard kisses Maid Marion, and later in his stage musical version of the film, The Producers, as a lyric in a musical number about a Broadway producer titled "The King of Broadway. Robin Hood Men in Tights is a 1993 Comedy of the story of Robin Hood (primarily parodying Robin Hood Prince of Thieves Richard I (8 September 1157 &ndash 6 April 1199 was King of England from 6 July 1189 until his death Maid Marian (short for maiden usually named Lady Marian Fitzwalter of Leaford (first mentioned c The Producers is a Comedy - musical adapted by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan from Brooks' 1968 film of the same name, "
The phrase "It's good to be king" is the name of a Stargate SG-1 episode. Season eight of Stargate SG-1, an American - Canadian Television series, began airing on July 9, 2004 on In the episode, Jack O'Neill says the phrase to a character who naturally loves being a king. Major General Jonathan "Jack" O'Neill (born October 20, 1952) is a Fictional character in the science fiction feature film Stargate
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