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    29 Of The Most Ingenious Moments From Mel Brooks Movies

    The man has an EGOT for a reason.

    1. When they "comb the desert" in Spaceballs.

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    But still don't find shit.

    2. The "walk this way" gag.

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    3. The "Men in Tights" song.

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    4. Which is basically the "Jews in Space" song.

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    5. This realization from Spaceballs.

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    6. When 15 commandments became 10.

    7. All of the perfect obliviousness.

    8. When this pearl is unleashed.

    9. Every time the fourth wall breaks.

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    10. This self-referential logic bomb from Men in Tights.

    11. The "Puttin' on the Ritz" performance from Young Frankenstein.

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    12. This fight scene.

    13. The Blazing Saddles tollbooth scene.

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    14. Isaac Hayes' cameo in Men in Tights.

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    15. Chapelle as Malcolm X.

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    16. Every glorious second of the totally-not-too-long Spaceballs intro.

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    17. This mishap from Young Frankenstein.

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    18. When the sheriff holds himself hostage in Blazing Saddles.

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    19. The "stand-up philosopher" bit from History of the World Part 1.

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    Comicus: "[I'm a] stand-up philosopher. I coalesce the vapors of human existence into a viable and meaningful comprehension."

    Dole Office Clerk: "Oh, a bullshit artist!"

    20. This potshot from Dracula: Dead and Loving It.

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    21. This Abbott and Costello reference from Men in Tights.

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    22. This jumpsuit/car combo from High Anxiety.

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    23. The alien dance routine in Spaceballs.

    24. This sign from High Anxiety.

    25. The Hitler audition from The Producers.

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    26. And then "Springtime for Hitler," obviously.

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    27. When Dark Helmet plays with his dolls.

    28. Every second of golden Mel Brooks Yoda.

    29. Or pretty much every time the man himself makes a cameo.

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    I bet it is, Mel. I bet it is.

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