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Wed Oct 21, 2020, 11:25 AM

Mel Brooks, is 94. He has never made a political video. Until now.


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Reply Mel Brooks, is 94. He has never made a political video. Until now. (Original post)
sabra Oct 2020 OP
samnsara Oct 2020 #1
mucifer Oct 2020 #2
George II Oct 2020 #37
SergeStorms Oct 2020 #47
Cha Oct 2020 #58
Paladin Oct 2020 #3
BumRushDaShow Oct 2020 #4
mucifer Oct 2020 #7
BumRushDaShow Oct 2020 #12
Tanuki Oct 2020 #11
BumRushDaShow Oct 2020 #14
Brother Buzz Oct 2020 #19
BumRushDaShow Oct 2020 #23
KS Toronado Oct 2020 #24
Dark n Stormy Knight Oct 2020 #54
Botany Oct 2020 #5
Laelth Oct 2020 #6
LonePirate Oct 2020 #9
TreasonousBastard Oct 2020 #15
KS Toronado Oct 2020 #27
Marcuse Oct 2020 #33
MyOwnPeace Oct 2020 #59
Mike 03 Oct 2020 #10
Trumpocalypse Oct 2020 #16
sarge43 Oct 2020 #25
sarge43 Oct 2020 #20
Leith Oct 2020 #21
2naSalit Oct 2020 #46
yellowdogintexas Oct 2020 #64
Gidney N Cloyd Oct 2020 #51
crickets Oct 2020 #34
Laelth Oct 2020 #39
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Trumpocalypse Oct 2020 #13
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mcar Oct 2020 #18
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no_hypocrisy Oct 2020 #28
calimary Oct 2020 #29
MyOwnPeace Oct 2020 #61
StarryNite Oct 2020 #30
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bif Oct 2020 #32
Botany Oct 2020 #35
bif Oct 2020 #48
Marcuse Oct 2020 #36
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TreasonousBastard Oct 2020 #40
Sherman A1 Oct 2020 #41
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iscooterliberally Oct 2020 #43
Behind the Aegis Oct 2020 #49
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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 11:28 AM

1. i want to be him when i grow up!

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 11:29 AM

2. Wow. That was sweet. He usually does not get political. I wasn't sure he was a democrat until I saw:





I love Mel !

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Response to mucifer (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 01:24 PM

37. That photograph was taken just days before we lost Carl Reiner.

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Response to George II (Reply #37)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 02:24 PM

47. I wish Carl could have hung on...

to see Trump flushed down the toilet. He cared about it so much.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #47)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 06:06 PM

58. I know.. I was too hoping..

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 11:31 AM

3. Love it, love it, love it.

Live long(er) and prosper, Mel Brooks.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 11:31 AM

4. I wish I had his energy! THAT is fantastic.



Never heard anything about his kids.

(ETA - Max is the "baby" )

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 11:35 AM

7. His son Max Brooks is a popular fiction writer. He's in the video

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Response to mucifer (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 11:44 AM

12. Yup, I saw him in the video

His oldest 3 kids would be older than me (and I'm 58). Max is 48 this year.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 11:43 AM

11. Max's mother was the late actress Anne Bancroft.

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Response to Tanuki (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 11:46 AM

14. Yes I saw that too

That wasn't his first wife though. It's just that he is such a larger-than-life guy who has been so active, whether on-screen and/or behind the scenes writing and directing, that he was usually the focus.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 11:53 AM

19. Early on in this Covid19 shit, he did a nonpolitical PSA's social distancing thing with Max....

It made a big impact. (and never mind Carl Reiner died AFTER it was filmed)

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #19)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 12:03 PM

23. I remember seeing a lot of Rob and Carl Reiner quips posted on DU

because both were very politically outspoken, but those Brooks PSAs were pretty cool.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #19)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 12:05 PM

24. "I have to think about who I could infect" I felt was the best line in your video. Thank you.

Could be rephrased for non-maskers, "Do you ever think about the people you could infect?"

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #19)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 05:29 PM

54. Great to see that one along with the OP.

Thanks.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 11:34 AM

5. Mel Brooks!

n/t

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 11:35 AM

6. Mel Brooks has always been political.

Blazing Saddles is a highly political commentary on race in the United States.

-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 11:39 AM

9. Yeah, there is no way any Republican would have made Blazing Saddles back in the 1970s.

The film was total condemnation of racism and corruption, albeit in a satirical manner, and we all know how right wingers are challenged, to put it mildly, with understanding satire.

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Response to LonePirate (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 11:51 AM

15. Or "The Producers". Imagine a Republican getting away with "Springtime for Hitler". BTW, he's...

got three new projects going.

Amazing-- Hollywood's RBG.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #15)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 12:08 PM

27. Love your "Hollywood's RBG"

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Response to LonePirate (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 12:39 PM

33. Blazing Saddles: An allegory of the Obama Administration

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Response to LonePirate (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 07:52 PM

59. Truly!

They wouldn't get the complete line-up of "applicants" for "the gang" (actually looks like the crowd at a 'Trump' rally now!)

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Response to Laelth (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 11:40 AM

10. Definitely.

History of the World Part I is also quite political. He just uses humor. A bit like Kubrick does in Dr. Strangelove.

I've never seen The Producers but given the subject matter that had to be political.

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Response to Mike 03 (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 11:51 AM

16. Never seen The Producers???

 

That's just not right.

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Response to Trumpocalypse (Reply #16)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 12:06 PM

25. The expressions' on the audience's faces.

That makes that scene.

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Response to Mike 03 (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 11:58 AM

20. The Producers is political

It's a slam of vulture capitalism.

Because Brooks always punched up, his comedy is timeless

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Response to Mike 03 (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 11:59 AM

21. It's great

BUT you have to see the version with Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder. Don't bother with the 2005 remake.

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Response to Leith (Reply #21)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 02:21 PM

46. +1

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #46)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 10:43 PM

64. +2 one of the funniest movies ever

Wilder and Mostel were perfection

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Response to Leith (Reply #21)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 04:51 PM

51. +2

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Response to Laelth (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 12:51 PM

34. Mel Brooks has always been one of the best at being political

by not only pointing out society's flaws, but pointing out how wrong they are by making us laugh really hard at them. Blazing Saddles is one of my favorite movies of all time. It has aged, as we all have, but the humor and the point are still as sharp today as then. I got a boxed set of Mel's movies last Christmas, and I was just looking through them last night to pick a "cheer me up, laugh me down" movie. It's sometimes easy to forget how many well known, hilarious movies Mel Brooks has given us until you're holding a fistful all at once. What an amazing man!

This is a great ad. It was timely and generous of Mel to make it.

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Response to crickets (Reply #34)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 01:39 PM

39. Absolutely! n/t

-Laelth

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 11:36 AM

8. This is great. Love the three generations coming together for this ad.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 11:46 AM

13. Springtime for Trump!!!!

 

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 11:52 AM

17. Wow!

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 11:52 AM

18. Mel Brooks and Sam Elliott - what more could one ask for?

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 12:00 PM

22. BRAVO!!!



Love Mel!


Comedic genius.


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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 12:08 PM

26. Bookmarking t show to my wife after she gets home from work.

#notmypresident

RESIST

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 12:17 PM

28. Mel did it partly for his love for

his BFF Carl Reiner who loathes Trump.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 12:18 PM

29. "That was good!"

Yes it was, Mel.

And so are you!

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Response to calimary (Reply #29)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 07:56 PM

61. Great catch, calimary!

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 12:21 PM

30. I love this!

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 12:27 PM

31. Many years ago I was on a flight with him, Anne Bancroft,

and baby Max from Hilo to Los Angeles. They were very sweet.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 12:35 PM

32. Anyone have a link to the video?

I'd love to share this.

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Response to bif (Reply #32)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 12:52 PM

35. Click on the youtube thing on the bottom and then copy the URL

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Response to Botany (Reply #35)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 03:09 PM

48. Wow, when I clicked on it it brought up Melania doing a tRump commercial

Before the Mel video started.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 01:00 PM

36. Never made a political video? Mel Brooks is Antifa!













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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 01:32 PM

38. "Fall time for Twitler" ?




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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 01:48 PM

40. OK, this thread did it to me-- I've seen all of his works over the years, but now I must OWN them...

He is the last of his kind.

Until the next one shows up, and we never know when that will be.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 01:48 PM

41. Cool!

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 01:59 PM

42. Loved it!!

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 02:09 PM

43. Yogurt The Wise!



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Response to iscooterliberally (Reply #43)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 03:17 PM

49. Please, it's just plain Yogurt.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #49)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 03:43 PM

50. I hate yogurt!



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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 02:10 PM

44. I miss my mom. I haven't seen her since March.

I'm voting for Joe with the hope that I'll be able to see her again before too long.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 02:10 PM

45. KR NT

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 05:18 PM

52. "ByeDon" 2020, what a great

homonym!

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 05:27 PM

53. Love it

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 05:42 PM

55. An American treasure.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 05:43 PM

56. Love this!

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 06:04 PM

57. Rt.. TY Mel Brooks!

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 07:55 PM

60. Mel Brooks is an absolute treasure of humanity.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 08:50 PM

62. Election Day? High Anxiety.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 08:55 PM

63. he looks great!..it's good to be king

of comedy

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Thu Oct 22, 2020, 02:14 AM

65. I love Mel Brooks



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