Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Don’t Be Stupid Be a Smarty

Finally.  Mel Brooks will be getting is star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  What has taken so long?!  He will receive his honor on Friday, April 23.  I would love to be there; but hope the wonders of the internet will help recreate the moment.  Anyone lucky enough to be there is just that---plain lucky.

When I create my dream luncheon, Mel Brooks is always on the guest list.  I want to be surrounded with laughter, good food, and great memories.

Here are a few classics:

The Producers

At least watch the first few minutes.

History of the World Part I

This movie should be required viewing in every World History course.  Very difficult to pick out a favorite clip.  Whenever I meet someone by the name of Bob, I instantly become Madeline Kahn.

Young Frankenstein

My absolute favorite.  There is no way I could pick out a favorite scene. 

Blazing Saddles

Mr. Brooks, please consider becoming governor of the great state of California.  It would be such an improvement.

Best wishes and congratulations to Mel Brooks on finally being recognized for all of his wonderful work.  I look forward to a large booth at Canter’s soon. 


Aunt Snow said...

We love Mel Brooks - my husband and I often recite lines from his movies in passing.

Taffeta, darling!

I used to work for a theatrical rental supply that supplied equipment for every star-dedication ceremony - so I used to keep track of who was being honored.


*Aunt Snow - He's one of my favorites. My daughter was at the ceremony. Wish I could have joined her.