Cultural References

Mel Brooks (People)

"Ooh, nice office. It's good to be the dean."
("It's good to be the king.")

"It's good to be the king" is a line that originally appeared in the 1981 Mel Brooks movie, History of the World, Part 1. Brooks, as Louis XVI, observes to the camera that it's nice being a monarch, especially when beautiful women throw themselves at you. The line became a Brooks catchphrase, popping up again in Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993), and the stage production of The Producers (2001), as well as other non-Brooks-related media, such as an episode of Stargate: SG-1, and the computer game World of Warcraft. The Hearst Lampoon boys apply it to the dean, whose office is large and well appointed, but one would imagine the stress of his job outweighs the benefits of his office.

3.03 "Wichita Linebacker"

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