I love Marty Feldman. And while he didn’t have a whole lot of historical film roles, you can’t say he wasn’t memorable in the ones that he did do. Graves Disease, a thyroid disorder, was responsible for his protruding eyes, which Feldman used to great comedic affect, but before the disease altered his features, I need you all to appreciate that Marty Feldman looked like this:
Young Frankenstein (1974)
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother (1975)
The Last Remake of Beau Geste (1977)
What’s your favorite Marty Feldman historical role? Tell us about it in the comments!
You know, I’m a rather brilliant doctor. I can do something about that hump.
What hump? YF is definitelly my fave.
I really want to read his autobiography, Eye Marty.
‘Eye-gor’ is my favourite, although Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Smarter Brother runs a close second.
His eyes have always freaked me out, so they definitely worked in a monster film like Frankenstein.
Young Frankenstein is my favorite, but I adored seeing him as the twin of Michael York in The Last Remake of Beau Geste.
Eyyyyyyyye ain’t got no boooooody, yack-a-ta-ta, yack-a-ta-ta!
Two hilarious jokes stuffed into one line.
I loved his episode of The Muppet Show, where he dressed as Scherazade…
He also got to meet his favorite Muppet, Cookie Monster. “Something about him just appeals to me.”