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29 Of The Most Ingenious Moments From Mel Brooks Movies

The man has an EGOT for a reason.

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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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