10 Questions for Mel Brooks

Funnyman Mel Brooks on late-night TV hosts, womb envy and not getting credit for inventing the cell phone

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What is a day in Mel Brooks' life like now?

It seems to be my year for honors. I've got an HBO thing and a PBS honor. I'm busy finding pictures of my mother in Russia. I'm looking for my first tricycle. I'm looking for the appendix that was removed. I'm just trying to help [documentarians] out.

Do you worry that these things suggest end of career?

I feel that. But in London, this spring, I'm going to do Young Frankenstein again, so I'm going to be busy. And maybe I'll come up with a musical version of Blazing Saddles.


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