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Goose!Goose! That's me, honeyShow me the way home, honeyRegistered User regular
Today is Mel Brooks' 90th birthday. The writer, director, producer, and actor in some of the most classic and funniest films of the last 100 years such as:

Blazing Saddles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgSPO191GrQ

Young Frankenstein

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2p5AG0Tqh3A

History of the World, Part 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5VsYT5vbWE

Spaceballs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtPzInmj8JU

Robin Hood: Men in Tights

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G59JnM4JKNQ

And several more.

So yeah, twitter scared the bejeesus out of me when I saw Mel was trending, so let's celebrate the man while he's alive.

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    FawstFawst The road to awe.Registered User regular
    God damn, I knew he was old, but...

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    MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    edited June 2016
    Things I like to do: play chess, screw.

    Mysst on
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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Fun fact: Mel Brooks was a producer on The Fly

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    LTMLTM Bikes and BeardsRegistered User regular
    Mysst wrote: »
    Things I like to do: play chess, screw.

    Between the thread title and this, we've possibly hit the two best lines already...

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    Werewolf!

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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    It's good to be king.

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    Darth WaiterDarth Waiter Elrond Hubbard Mordor XenuRegistered User regular
    Candygram for Mongo!

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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    Moriveth wrote: »
    Werewolf!

    There!

    Wolf!

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    I... am your father's mother's sister's brother's former roommate.

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    YukiraYukira Registered User regular
    Mysst wrote: »
    Things I like to do: play chess, screw.

    Well, let's play chess.

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Mel Brooks looks like he's pushing 90.

    The guy that blows me away is Shatner. Dude is 85 and easily could pass for 50!

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    MuzzmuzzMuzzmuzz Registered User regular
    Fun fact: Mel Brooks was a producer on The Fly

    And he didn't openly put his name on the film because he knew his name would give the audience the wrong impression. "Oh cool, another comedy from Mel BrooOHMYGOD!"

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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    I love Mel Brook's movies so much.

    This just reminds me I need to get them all on bluray.

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    OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel floof Registered User regular
    Mel Brooks looks like he's pushing 90.

    The guy that blows me away is Shatner. Dude is 85 and easily could pass for 50!

    On the other hand, he looks great for a 2000 year old(/pound/dollar) man.

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    LTMLTM Bikes and BeardsRegistered User regular
    Uriel wrote: »
    I love Mel Brook's movies so much.

    This just reminds me I need to get them all on bluray.

    They have a packaged set that is pretty cheap and all bluray. I think I got it at Fry's one time on a whim, iirc.

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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    LTM wrote: »
    Uriel wrote: »
    I love Mel Brook's movies so much.

    This just reminds me I need to get them all on bluray.

    They have a packaged set that is pretty cheap and all bluray. I think I got it at Fry's one time on a whim, iirc.

    This one on amazon?

    https://www.amazon.com/Mel-Brooks-Collection-Blu-ray/dp/B007LNBS2I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1467133540&sr=8-1&keywords=mel+brooks+collection

    I've had it on my wishlist for a long time.

    I should really grab it.

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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    possibly my favorite bit from any comedy

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mzcgyk62cHU

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    Goose!Goose! That's me, honey Show me the way home, honeyRegistered User regular
    Mysst wrote: »
    Things I like to do: play chess, screw.

    Well, let's play chess

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    LTMLTM Bikes and BeardsRegistered User regular
    Uriel wrote: »
    LTM wrote: »
    Uriel wrote: »
    I love Mel Brook's movies so much.

    This just reminds me I need to get them all on bluray.

    They have a packaged set that is pretty cheap and all bluray. I think I got it at Fry's one time on a whim, iirc.

    This one on amazon?

    https://www.amazon.com/Mel-Brooks-Collection-Blu-ray/dp/B007LNBS2I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1467133540&sr=8-1&keywords=mel+brooks+collection

    I've had it on my wishlist for a long time.

    I should really grab it.

    That looks like it, yeah.

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    ProlegomenaProlegomena Frictionless Spinning The VoidRegistered User regular
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    possibly my favorite bit from any comedy

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mzcgyk62cHU

    For some reason a lot of pro-Brexit people keep posting Gene Wilder memes, so I'm thinking a lot of "hard working farmers...people of the land...the common clay... you know....morons"

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    MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    I think the Blazing Saddles fart scene was also the first of its kind in a movie, while also being plenty hilarious on its own.

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    SyphyreSyphyre A Dangerous Pastime Registered User regular
    Has anybody got a dime?

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    Did you say "Abe Lincoln?"

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    MugginsMuggins Registered User regular
    edited June 2016
    Severe lack of The Producers in here

    Muggins on
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    Darth WaiterDarth Waiter Elrond Hubbard Mordor XenuRegistered User regular
    Syphyre wrote: »
    Has anybody got a dime?

    Somebody needs to go back and get a shitload o' dimes.

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    Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    Veretas wrote: »
    Severe lack of The Producers in here

    seriously one of the best roles Zero Mostel ever had

    wish I could find a YouTube clip of the part where he yells "I'M WEARING A CARDBOARD BELT!"

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    StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    His wrote the Zombie Survival Guide and subsequent books/movie.

    I only like the first because it's a dry humor and no straight-up zombie stuff

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    I think world war z is still a pretty good book

    real real bad movie though

    I have a podcast about Power Rangers:Teenagers With Attitude | TWA Facebook Group
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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    I think world war z is still a pretty good book

    real real bad movie though

    ISRAEL FUCK YEAH

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    BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    World War Z is a fun, if dumb and totally ridiculous, book that had the best audio book I've ever heard.

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    I ZimbraI Zimbra Worst song, played on ugliest guitar Registered User regular
    I learned to swear from Spaceballs and Blazing Saddles, so Mel Brooks will also have a special place in my heart.

    If you have a chance, watch the panel that Brooks and Carl Reiner did at the Paley Center a couple of years back, because it's delightful.

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    Desert LeviathanDesert Leviathan Registered User regular
    Mel Brooks wrote:
    “Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die.”

    Having written some comedic materials now and then, I think about this quote a lot. It really slices right to the heart of the matter.

    Realizing lately that I don't really trust or respect basically any of the moderators here. So, good luck with life, friends! Hit me up on Twitter @DesertLeviathan
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    DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    I think world war z is still a pretty good book

    real real bad movie though

    ISRAEL FUCK YEAH

    Turns out a country that has been building literal walls around itself as a matter of course for the past several decades is able to survive a zombie apocalypse.

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    #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    Blankzilla wrote: »
    World War Z is a fun, if dumb and totally ridiculous, book that had the best audio book I've ever heard.

    World War Z is a great book and it breaks my heart that that audiobook is abridged.

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    DisruptedCapitalistDisruptedCapitalist I swear! Registered User regular
    I heard some rumor about Spaceballs 2. I just did a google search on it an I see a bunch of websites I can't go to. Is there any truth to the rumors?

    "Simple, real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time." -Mustrum Ridcully in Terry Pratchett's Hogfather p. 142 (HarperPrism 1996)
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    DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    #pipe wrote: »
    Blankzilla wrote: »
    World War Z is a fun, if dumb and totally ridiculous, book that had the best audio book I've ever heard.

    World War Z is a great book and it breaks my heart that that audiobook is abridged.

    Apparently they went back and did an unabridged version of the audiobook when the film was made.

    I need to actually get around to listening to it, as the parts that were taken out of the abridged version were mainly things that were actually specified as not being able to be recorded in the book.

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    wirehead26wirehead26 Registered User regular
    Somebody go back and get a shitload of dimes!

    I'M NOT FINISHED WITH YOU!!!
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    rhylithrhylith Death Rabbits HoustonRegistered User regular
    I heard some rumor about Spaceballs 2. I just did a google search on it an I see a bunch of websites I can't go to. Is there any truth to the rumors?

    They made a bad animated series a while back.

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    JarsJars Registered User regular
    the contrast between blazing saddles and young frankenstein, which came out in the same year, is amazing

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