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  • Series Premiere Date: Dec 10, 2012
  • Season #: 1
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  • Summary: Filmed at Geffen Playhouse, Mel Brooks discusses his life and career with the BBC's Alan Yentob.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
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  1. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Dec 7, 2012
    83
    Brooks remains quick-minded and vivid. [14 Dec 2012, p.66]
  2. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Dec 7, 2012
    83
    For Mel Brooks lovers everywhere (you know who you are), but it's on the light side.
  3. Reviewed by: Dorothy Rabinowitz
    Dec 7, 2012
    80
    This hour [is] packed with Mr. Brooks at his most endearing.
  4. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Dec 10, 2012
    80
    Brooks makes it fresh, and not just because he comments on clips from "Blazing Saddles" or "Your Show of Shows," the seminal TV show he worked on with Sid Caesar in the early 1950s.
  5. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Dec 7, 2012
    75
    He holds forth telling wonderful stories about his childhood, about working as a "tummler" at Grossinger's, what it was like working with Sid Caesar and his enduring love for Gene Wilder, whose role in "Blazing Saddles" initially went to Gig Young, in between clips from too few of his many great films and TV work.
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