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(Entertainment Weekly)   The AFI to extend a laurel, and hearty handshake to Mel Brooks, as he is presented their lifetime achievement award   (insidemovies.ew.com) divider line 145
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2013-05-24 05:46:54 PM  
Ah, Mel Brooks. Smoke em' if you got em.

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2013-05-24 05:50:23 PM  
No performer deserves it more:

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2013-05-24 05:55:27 PM  
Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstien and High Anxiety. Three of the funniest movies ever made.
 
2013-05-24 05:59:36 PM  

Dinki: Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstien and High Anxiety. Three of the funniest movies ever made.


I'd say History of the World Part 1 outdoes Young Frankenstein.
 
2013-05-24 06:02:14 PM  
PU'IN ONA RIIIZZZZ!
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2013-05-24 06:15:50 PM  
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2013-05-24 06:26:15 PM  
Mel Brooks is the biggest distraction in any Mel Brooks movie.
 
2013-05-24 06:33:51 PM  

calbert: Mel Brooks is the biggest distraction in any Mel Brooks movie.


Not in Blazing Saddles. That would be Miss Stein.
 
2013-05-24 06:41:52 PM  
"Sed-a-give?"
 
2013-05-24 06:45:03 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: calbert: Mel Brooks is the biggest distraction in any Mel Brooks movie.

Not in Blazing Saddles. That would be Miss Stein.


yeah, but that's a happy distraction.

:)
 
2013-05-24 06:49:04 PM  

Dinki: Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstien and High Anxiety. Three of the funniest movies ever made.


Gotta add Spaceballs to that list.  Not #1, but it belongs with the group.
 
2013-05-24 07:03:59 PM  
"My Favorite Year" is my favorite unofficial Mel Brooks movie (he produced it, and it's based on his life, but he didn't write or direct it).
 
2013-05-24 07:07:04 PM  
"It's Good to be the King."
 
2013-05-24 07:14:26 PM  

downstairs: Dinki: Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstien and High Anxiety. Three of the funniest movies ever made.

Gotta add Spaceballs to that list.  Not #1, but it belongs with the group.


And "The Producers".
 
2013-05-24 07:24:15 PM  
i guess their very proud of ya now
 
2013-05-24 07:32:38 PM  
It's good to be the king

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2013-05-24 07:39:06 PM  
♫  Hello, my baby, Hello, my honey, Hello, my ragtime gal ♫
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2013-05-24 07:39:21 PM  
I said, the honeree is a Ki*BONG*

He said the honoree is a kind man!

No! No! I said...
 
2013-05-24 07:41:54 PM  
26.media.tumblr.com

"There are tings here"
 
2013-05-24 07:43:49 PM  
He's like George Lucas. Let him loose with full control and you're in trouble. Working with other writers... gold.
 
2013-05-24 07:45:18 PM  
No love for Robin Hood:Men in Tights?

"Hey Blinkin!"

"Did you say 'Abe Lincoln'"?
 
2013-05-24 07:45:44 PM  
With the exception of life stinks I have enjoyed his work
 
2013-05-24 07:50:09 PM  
No, no, zayt nisht meshuge! Loz im geyn!
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2013-05-24 07:50:10 PM  

BadReligion: No love for Robin Hood:Men in Tights?

"Hey Blinkin!"

"Did you say 'Abe Lincoln'"?


Not the best of his work, but still funny as Hell...

My favorite part is where Blinkin is standing guard and Robin asks him what he's doing up there.

"Guessing?" " I GUESS no one's coming..." For some reason, that one kills me every time.
 
2013-05-24 07:52:36 PM  

Mikey1969: BadReligion: No love for Robin Hood:Men in Tights?

"Hey Blinkin!"

"Did you say 'Abe Lincoln'"?

Not the best of his work, but still funny as Hell...

My favorite part is where Blinkin is standing guard and Robin asks him what he's doing up there.

"Guessing?" " I GUESS no one's coming..." For some reason, that one kills me every time.


Blinkin is great.

The part where Robin comes back and he starts hugging the Venus De Milo.

"Oh Master Robin, you've lost your arms in battle! But you grew some nice boobs."
 
2013-05-24 07:55:09 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: downstairs: Dinki: Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstien and High Anxiety. Three of the funniest movies ever made.

Gotta add Spaceballs to that list.  Not #1, but it belongs with the group.

And "The (

Gene Wilder/Zero Mostel) Producers".

CTFY

/still good to see Mel get filthy rich off the stage version, but the original kicks ass
 
2013-05-24 07:56:06 PM  
Will they give him a harrumph?
 
2013-05-24 07:57:56 PM  

nmrsnr: "My Favorite Year" is my favorite unofficial Mel Brooks movie (he produced it, and it's based on his life, but he didn't write or direct it).


"I am not an actor I'm a movie star."

/one of my favorite movies.
 
2013-05-24 07:59:09 PM  
the man has been an enjoyable inspiration for most of my life. plus, he gets to bang anne bancroft

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2013-05-24 08:02:53 PM  
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2013-05-24 08:08:25 PM  
Mel Brooks: a National Treasure beyond measure. Blazing Saddles, in and of itself, is worthy of placing him upon a pedestal, but The Producers elevates him to True Greatness.
 
2013-05-24 08:09:16 PM  

BadReligion: Mikey1969: BadReligion: No love for Robin Hood:Men in Tights?

"Hey Blinkin!"

"Did you say 'Abe Lincoln'"?

Not the best of his work, but still funny as Hell...

My favorite part is where Blinkin is standing guard and Robin asks him what he's doing up there.

"Guessing?" " I GUESS no one's coming..." For some reason, that one kills me every time.

Blinkin is great.

The part where Robin comes back and he starts hugging the Venus De Milo.

"Oh Master Robin, you've lost your arms in battle! But you grew some nice boobs."


LOL, forgot about that one. People have been writing that movie off since it came out. Hell, they even try to say that he left his racist jokes out, but by hey had camels with jockeys riding across the beach, how could people miss that?
 
2013-05-24 08:13:05 PM  
That's another fine headline you've gotten us into, Subby.

What you did there...I saw it.
 
2013-05-24 08:16:13 PM  

Mikey1969: BadReligion: Mikey1969: BadReligion: No love for Robin Hood:Men in Tights?

"Hey Blinkin!"

"Did you say 'Abe Lincoln'"?

Not the best of his work, but still funny as Hell...

My favorite part is where Blinkin is standing guard and Robin asks him what he's doing up there.

"Guessing?" " I GUESS no one's coming..." For some reason, that one kills me every time.

Blinkin is great.

The part where Robin comes back and he starts hugging the Venus De Milo.

"Oh Master Robin, you've lost your arms in battle! But you grew some nice boobs."

LOL, forgot about that one. People have been writing that movie off since it came out. Hell, they even try to say that he left his racist jokes out, but by hey had camels with jockeys riding across the beach, how could people miss that?


Not to mention a jive talking black man.

"A black sheriff?"
"He's Black?
"And why not? It worked in Blazing Saddles!"
 
2013-05-24 08:17:11 PM  
I got to see Blazing Saddles on the big screen last week. An awesome experience; the energy in the room is so awesome when everyone is expecting the lines yet surprised by the comedic timing.  I even noticed things I'd never seen before.  In the first three seconds of the pie fight, Hitler is standing on a table giving the salute as fast as he can.  I've seen the film a thousand times, but both my buddy and I pointed it out and realized we'd never really seen that.  Hilariously, Hitler gets smoked with a pie and tackled.  Looks like it hurt, but fark that guy.
 
2013-05-24 08:19:09 PM  

Dinki: Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstien and High Anxiety. Three of the funniest movies ever made.


Mel says that Young Frankenstein was Gene Wilder's movie.  Wilder had the idea and wrote the script.
 
2013-05-24 08:23:17 PM  
The Producers is a masterpiece with a perfect cast and script.

Mel Brook's Brooksfilms produced "The Elephant Man,"  "Frances" and "84 Charing Cross Road."
 
2013-05-24 08:24:26 PM  
I parsed that as AFI the band, and was extremely confused. Had to spend a few moments with the google.

Now I feel retarded.
 
2013-05-24 08:24:27 PM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: Mikey1969: BadReligion: Mikey1969: BadReligion: No love for Robin Hood:Men in Tights?

"Hey Blinkin!"

"Did you say 'Abe Lincoln'"?

Not the best of his work, but still funny as Hell...

My favorite part is where Blinkin is standing guard and Robin asks him what he's doing up there.

"Guessing?" " I GUESS no one's coming..." For some reason, that one kills me every time.

Blinkin is great.

The part where Robin comes back and he starts hugging the Venus De Milo.

"Oh Master Robin, you've lost your arms in battle! But you grew some nice boobs."

LOL, forgot about that one. People have been writing that movie off since it came out. Hell, they even try to say that he left his racist jokes out, but by hey had camels with jockeys riding across the beach, how could people miss that?

Not to mention a jive talking black man.

"A black sheriff?"
"He's Black?
"And why not? It worked in Blazing Saddles!"


Wasn't that Dave Chapelle's first role?  Add "discovering Dave Chapelle" to the list of achievements.

/watch Chapelle during the musical numbers.  He has an "I can't believe I'm doing this shiat" look on his face most of the time.  It's so funny!
 
2013-05-24 08:25:02 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: Bathia_Mapes: downstairs: Dinki: Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstien and High Anxiety. Three of the funniest movies ever made.

Gotta add Spaceballs to that list.  Not #1, but it belongs with the group.

And "The (Gene Wilder/Zero Mostel) Producers".

CTFY

/still good to see Mel get filthy rich off the stage version, but the original kicks ass


The first time I saw the original "Producers," I laughed so hard I nearly passed out!

The remake? Hated it.

The original doesn't get as much love as it should.
 
2013-05-24 08:25:16 PM  

chopit: I got to see Blazing Saddles on the big screen last week. An awesome experience; the energy in the room is so awesome when everyone is expecting the lines yet surprised by the comedic timing.  I even noticed things I'd never seen before.  In the first three seconds of the pie fight, Hitler is standing on a table giving the salute as fast as he can.  I've seen the film a thousand times, but both my buddy and I pointed it out and realized we'd never really seen that.  Hilariously, Hitler gets smoked with a pie and tackled.  Looks like it hurt, but fark that guy.


Hey, he knew he was done for the day after the bunker scene anyhow.
 
2013-05-24 08:34:31 PM  

WTF Indeed: [25.media.tumblr.com image 500x246]


Think about your secretary.

Have to give more love for Robin Hood: Men In Tights.  The "Walk this way" sashaying gets me every time, but my favorite line will always be "King illegal forest to pig wild kill in it a is!"
 
2013-05-24 08:42:31 PM  
Just reading everyone's comments and seeing all the gifs has me crying with laughter.

I know what I'm doing when I get home tonight.

/no not that
/not that either
 
2013-05-24 08:42:44 PM  
The original Producers will be in my all time top 10 films until the end of time.

/Ooooooooh! I want that money!!!

//ooh. I fell on my keys.
 
2013-05-24 08:43:30 PM  
Saw Blazing Saddles again on cable - it has aged really well except for the fact that they censored it way too much.
 
2013-05-24 08:43:35 PM  

hardinparamedic: Dinki: Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstien and High Anxiety. Three of the funniest movies ever made.

I'd say History of the World Part 1 outdoes Young Frankenstein.


You LOSE, sir. You get NOTHING.
 
2013-05-24 08:46:23 PM  
Mel Brooks, Monty Python, and Benny Hill formed the basis of my sense of humor.
Happy to see Mel get this.
 
2013-05-24 08:50:08 PM  

Dinki: Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstien and High Anxiety. Three of the funniest movies ever made.


I'd swap Silent Movie for High Anxiety.  (Hitchcock really doesn't parody well)

It's good to be King.
 
2013-05-24 08:51:03 PM  
His work as Charlie the Raven on the Munsters was what put him over the top into the legend category.
 
2013-05-24 08:58:33 PM  
IIRC, Japan has a designation for cultural institutions they call "National Treasures," reserved for artisans of their most worthy and ancient arts and crafts (and I don't mean what you learn at camp), and for honoring skills that take a lifetime to master and perfect and are worthy to pass along to future generations.

If we had National Treasures, surely Mel Brooks would be one.
 
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