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I was expecting just eight minutes or so on the phone talking with Mel Brooks about his new DVD/CD/Book Collection “The Incredible Mel Brooks: An Irresistible Collection of Unhinged Comedy.” But as you’ll hear in my You Tube video above, when Mel Brooks wants to talk, you don’t try to stop him (not that I wanted to!).

I had to toil mightily to cut our 45-minute chat down to three short segments. In this part, Mel tells me about his early days in show biz (as “The Man of a Thousand Faces”), his classic character The 2,000 Year Old Man…and why he loves being Jewish.

CLICK HERE  to read my article about my chat with Mel—and about halfway down the page, click the link to hear my two-minute Movies for Grownups Radio Show with him.

YOUTUBE PART TWO: Mel Remembers Sid Caesar

YOUTUBE PART THREE: Mel Names His Favorite Mel Brooks Movies


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