May 20, 2013
Mel Brooks’ top 10 Jewy Jewish scenes [VIDEO]
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4) Hitler Rap (“To Be or Not to Be,” sort of)
The first clip was made in conjunction with Mel Brooks’ remake of “To Be or Not to Be”. It was world famous… in Warsaw. Plenty of good Nazi stuff in the film, but I had trouble finding good clips on YouTube, so the trailer will have to do.
3) The Inquisition Here We Go (“History of the World Part I”)
He does Sephardic suffering too…
2) Yiddish-speaking Indians (“Blazing Saddles”)
You want to know the difference between Woody Allen and Mel Brooks? Woody Allen takes his neurosis, sense of outsiderness, otherness, and he bathes in it. Mel Brooks comes from the same place, but turns all that baggage on its head — and gives us Yiddish-speaking Indians. (No good version with embed code, so click here.)
1) Every second of “The Producers”
First, this film reminds us that Mel Brooks can create works of genius on his own, not just brilliantly spoofs of the works of others. And, more importantly, he taught us how to laugh at Hitler.
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