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Mel Brooks Part 2: Sid Caesar and Your Show of Shows

Posted By Bill Newcott On November 30, 2012 @ 10:35 pm In Entertainment | Comments Disabled

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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 remembers Sid Caesar, the man who gave him his first big break…and tells why his fellow TV writers-among them Woody Allen, Buck Henry, and Neil Simon-hated him (at first).

CLICK HERE  to read my AARP.org 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. [2]

YOUTUBE PART ONE: Mel Remembers The 2,000 Year Old Man [3]

YOUTUBE PART THREE: Mel Names His Favorite Mel Brooks Movies [4]

 

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[1] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRM_0Tuh_s4

[2] CLICK HERE  to read my AARP.org 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.: http://www.aarp.org/entertainment/movies-for-grownups/info-11-2012/mel-brooks-who-else-has-been-funny-for-2000-years.html

[3] YOUTUBE PART ONE: Mel Remembers The 2,000 Year Old Man: http://blog.aarp.org/2012/11/30/mel-brooks-part-1-i-love-to-make-em-laugh-and-i-love-being-jewish-3/

[4] YOUTUBE PART THREE: Mel Names His Favorite Mel Brooks Movies: http://blog.aarp.org/2012/11/30/mel-brooks-part-3-mels-favorite-mel-brooks-movies-2/

[5] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/sid.2.jpeg

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