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May 19, 2013 2:19 PM   Subscribe

On June 6th, 2013, Mel Brooks will be presented with the 41st AFI Life Achievement Award, but this post is about his Tomato and Onion Omelette. Bon Appétit talks cooking, coffee, and career with Mel Brooks, Omelette King.
posted by Room 641-A (23 comments total) 32 users marked this as a favorite

 
Great stories - good post. Thanks.
posted by mojohand at 2:32 PM on May 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


Brooks: Anyway, he eventually saw a rough cut of High Anxiety. He enjoyed it. But he said nothing after it. He just left. I [thought he] wasn't happy. The next day, about 11 o'clock in the morning, I get this enormous, beautiful case of Chateau Haut-Brion 1961. That was almost 20 years old [at the time]. I mean, it was priceless. And there were magnums six of them, in a wooden case. Haut-Brion. I mean, oh my God.

Bon Appétit: Wow. That sounds epic.
posted by Nomyte at 2:38 PM on May 19, 2013 [2 favorites]


Here's a Criticwire piece on why Mel Brooks' least-loved film shouldn't be: 'Dracula: Dead and Loving It' (and Loving It)
But seriously, 9% on Rotten Tomatoes? As bad as Adam Sandler's 'Grown Ups'?
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:42 PM on May 19, 2013


Chateau Haut-Brion 1961

A magnum of that vintage goes for $7000-$11000 nowadays. And he's got three.
posted by CheeseDigestsAll at 2:55 PM on May 19, 2013


Mel Brooks, $21000-aire.
posted by Nomyte at 3:06 PM on May 19, 2013 [10 favorites]


Dracula: Dead and Loving It deserves more than 9% for the "Yes, we have Nosferatu" line alone.
posted by kenko at 3:26 PM on May 19, 2013 [3 favorites]


If you haven't listened to it yet, check out the Mel Brooks episode of WTF. Marvelous stuff.

He also makes a cameo in the Carl Reiner episode. I'm not sure how many comedians could pull of a punchline with a 3-week waiting period, but Brooks does.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 3:31 PM on May 19, 2013 [6 favorites]


Q had him on for a whole hour this week. Great interview.
posted by maudlin at 3:42 PM on May 19, 2013 [2 favorites]


If you want to see what it's like to have dinner with Mel and Carl, Jerry Seinfeld can help you.
posted by Bill Peschel at 3:53 PM on May 19, 2013 [3 favorites]


Whenever I try to flip an omelette over in the pan I am compelled to say "I got it! I got it! I ain't got it." Thanks for that, Mel.
posted by orme at 4:43 PM on May 19, 2013 [4 favorites]


I'll just leave this here.
posted by nathancaswell at 4:45 PM on May 19, 2013 [4 favorites]


I am really super delighted by the BFFhood of Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner.
posted by elizardbits at 5:12 PM on May 19, 2013 [3 favorites]


If you want to see what it's like to have dinner with Mel and Carl, Jerry Seinfeld can help you.

I had to pause that video approximately 50 times to yell JEWS and then roll around on the floor in a fit of crazed brooklyn childhood nostalgia.
posted by elizardbits at 5:20 PM on May 19, 2013


Q had him on for a whole hour this week. Great interview.

Hilarious stuff. There's some teasing. Mel tries to convince Jian Gomeshi to change his name to "George Gomer". Discussion about what is offensive in art. Mel recites a risque joke that was deleted from the script of 'Blazing Saddles'...
posted by ovvl at 5:22 PM on May 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


"I am really super delighted by the BFFhood of Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner."

I'd love to see a documentary about their friendship. Mr. Warmth, The Don Rickles Project spends a lot of time with his BFF Bob Newhart and their wives and those stories are the best part.
posted by Room 641-A at 6:18 PM on May 19, 2013 [2 favorites]


I've heard that Hitchcock story several times. Always exactly the same. Always another big star having dinner with him.
posted by Splunge at 6:25 PM on May 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


Tomorrow night on PBS is an American Masters piece on Mel Brooks. I already set my TiVo for it, 2hrs on his life and comedy.

He was also a guest on the Bullseye podcast, and the interview was great.
posted by mathowie at 6:45 PM on May 19, 2013 [2 favorites]


I am just happy that seeing Brooks' name in a FPP didn't mean he'd died. Phew.
posted by item at 8:38 PM on May 19, 2013 [4 favorites]


I loved this. Mel Brooks was so instrumental to my childhood and formation of sense of humor. I could hear every one of his answers in his voice so clearly. Such a delight!
posted by whitneyarner at 9:03 PM on May 19, 2013 [5 favorites]


"Push the malt wine...we're stuck with it."
posted by jquinby at 6:35 AM on May 20, 2013


Watching the American Masters now ... he is just a lovely man.
posted by Sweetie Darling at 6:26 PM on May 20, 2013


this is the best thing
posted by elizardbits at 6:51 PM on May 20, 2013


Yes, it was!
posted by Room 641-A at 6:24 AM on May 21, 2013


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