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  • The Mel Brooks Appreciation Thread

    Way overdue...in no particular order
    12 Chairs
    The Producers
    Blazing Saddles
    Young Frankenstein
    High Anxiety
    To Be or Not To Be
    Spaceballs
    Silent Movie
    Robin Hood, Men in Tights
    History of the World, Part I

    plus Get Smart and When Things Were Rotten on TV...

    THe man is a genius and an American Treasure.
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    Tough choice between Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein.

    Had to go with Blazing Saddles.

    I don't think I've seen 12 Chairs.
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    • #3
      Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein are my favorites but "It's good to be King."
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      • #4
        All the ones I've seen were very good - but I thought The Producers was genius. I would also have voted for the song "To Be or Not to Be" -I've still got the 7" floating around here somewhere.
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        • #5
          I have only seen Spaceballs, I wanted to see Robin Hood so badly.

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          • #6
            Blazing Saddles! A movie so insanely funny it could never be made today, or at any time in the last 25 years. Written with the help of some pretty funny guys in their own rights, like Buck Henry and Richard Pryor.


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            • #7
              Blazing Saddles for the movie and The Producers the play

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              • #8

                "Springtime For Hitler", Ally



                You're lucky I even opened this thread.

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                You, on the other hand, are like the third ex wife I never had!








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                After reading this thread numerous times, I am now becoming convinced that based on the life I have led so far, that I will wind up in Raleigh, NC when I die, for all eternity...

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                • #9
                  Blazing Saddles
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                  • #10
                    THB - I like your new look!!!!!!!!!
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                    • #11
                      THB - I like your new look!!!!!!!!!


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                      Thanks! It's a classic.


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                      • #12
                        I always seem to be the only person who hated "Blazing Saddles"........I thought it was one of the worst movies I've ever seen. Maybe my sense of humor is weird. Some of his other movies ( the one's I've seen ) were just "ok". I didn't think any of them were great, so maybe I just don't like Mel Brook's style.
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                        • #13
                          The Producers - the FIRST one. I thought the 2nd was a waste.

                          Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Dick Shawn and Kenneth Mars - the funniest movie I've ever seen.

                          After that would be Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein and High Anxiety. I haven't yet seen 'The 12 Chairs' but, if DM recommends it, then I'm there.

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                          • #14
                            The Producers - the FIRST one. I thought the 2nd was a waste.

                            Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Dick Shawn and Kenneth Mars - the funniest movie I've ever seen.

                            After that would be Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein and High Anxiety. I haven't yet seen 'The 12 Chairs' but, if DM recommends it, then I'm there.

                            Who's buying the popcorn?

                            here, you can have your own bag...
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                            Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally used up and worn out, shouting '...man, what a ride!'

                            "The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively" ~Bob Marley

                            Solipsism is the new empiricism. -Alan Burdick

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                            • #15
                              The fart scene in Blazing Saddles is one of the funniest moments in film history.


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