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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.

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

YOUTUBE PART THREE: Mel Names His Favorite Mel Brooks Movies

 

(Photo: SidCaesar.com)


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