Mel Brooks


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Lee Adams

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Lee Adams and Charles Strouse on the play, "The American" - written with Mel Brooks
Lee Adams and Charles Strouse on writing a song for Mel Brooks' "When Things Were Rotten"

Peter Boyle

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Peter Boyle on playing the monster in the Mel Brooks film "Young Frankenstein"

James Burrows

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James Burrows on meeting Mel Brooks

Sid Caesar

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Sid Caesar on an infamous case of losing his temper with Mel Brooks during the run of Your Show of Shows
Sid Caesar on working with writer Mel Brooks on Your Show of Shows

Ron Clark

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Ron Clark on working with Mel Brooks on the feature "Silent Movie" 
Ron Clark on working on various Mel Brooks films

Sam Denoff

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Sam Denoff on working on the Sid Caesar Reunion special

Barbara Feldon

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Barbara Feldon on the subtext of Get Smart - a satire about the world of political espionage
Barbara Feldon on Get Smart co-creators Buck Henry and Mel Brooks

William Froug

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William Froug on being asked to teach screenwriting to Mel Brooks' sons

Larry Gelbart

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Larry Gelbart on the talent of Mel Brooks on Caesar's Hour

Lucille Kallen

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Lucille Kallen on Mel Brooks on Your Show of Shows

Ernest Kinoy

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Ernest Kinoy on writing for The Imogene Coca Show

Bernie Kopell

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Bernie Kopell on appearing in When Things Were Rotten created by Mel Brooks and co-starring Dick Van Patten

Harvey Korman

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Harvey Korman on working with Mel Brooks in Blazing Saddles

Barry Levinson

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Barry Levinson on leaving The Carol Burnett Show to work with Mel Brooks on his films "Silent Movie" and "High Anxiety"
Barry Levinson on how Mel Brooks encouraged him to write a movie about "the diner guys" Levinson often told him about, and how that led to him writing his movie, "Diner"

Howard Morris

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Howard Morris on the writing staff of Your Show of Shows, including Mel Brooks and Larry Gelbart

Dick Van Patten

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Dick Van Patten on his work on several Mel Brooks projects

Carl Reiner

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Performer/writer Carl Reiner on knowing and working with writer Mel Brooks (on Your Show of Shows)

Norman Stiles

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Norman Stiles on leaving Sesame Street and co-creating When Things Were Rotten with Mel Brooks

Charles Strouse

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Lee Adams and Charles Strouse on the play, "The American" - written with Mel Brooks
Lee Adams and Charles Strouse on writing a song for Mel Brooks' "When Things Were Rotten"

Grant Tinker

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Grant Tinker on how NBC got Get Smart

Mel Tolkin

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Mel Tolkin on working with Mel Brooks on Your Show of Shows
Mel Tolkin on Mel Brooks writing for Caesar's Hour

Alan Zweibel

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Alan Zweibel on the influence of The Dick Van Dyke Show, and on his friendship with Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks

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