The 25 Greatest Jewish Characters in Movies

24. Mel Brooks as Rabbi Tuckman in Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)

Notable Jewish Moment: He's a traveling Moyle. And a Rabbi.
Classic Quote: [Regarding circumcision] "It's the latest craze. The ladies love it."

Picking a single Mel Brooks role over all the others isn't easy: Plenty of his most ostensibly Jewish characters aren't technically Jewish, but more Jew-ish, and all of his movies have at least a few references to his religion laced throughout.

Rabbi Tuckman—a play on Friar Tuck, from the actual Robin Hood tale—stands out for being the most explicitly Jewish of these characters and one of the most important saving graces to Robin Hood: Men In Tights, a movie that's brilliant in some parts, and in others, not so much.

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