# CCV…”It’s Good to be The King!”…

As if you couldn’t tell from the title, today is the birthday of one of the most brilliant comedy writers of this century, actor/writer/producer Mel Brooks, who was born on this date in 1926.  Mel Brooks, in case you’ve been living under a rock, is a brilliant comedian whose penchant for his craft is unsurpassed, finding humor in almost everything from racism to politics (just like all greats) and is certainly not afraid to use his wits and character to amuse everyone.

Of course, depending on who you ask, you could run the gamut of “favorite movies” created by this magician…from “Spaceballs” to “Blazing Saddles” to “The Producers”, people have been laughing at the man’s material for years.  However, my two personal favorites, of course, are “Young Frankenstein” and “History of the World, Part I”, which, in my humble opinion, should have had a sequel (as promised at the end of the movie) but that has not come to fruition…yet!!!

Meanwhile, on Mr. Brooks’ birthday twin list; late star of “The Karate Kid”, Pat Morita, who also played the character Arnold in the TV series, “Happy Days” (1932-2005), late baseball umpire and author Ron Luciano (1937-1995), late comedian/actress Gilda Radner (the late wife of comedian Gene Wilder AND a pioneering comedienne on Saturday Night Live {when it was funny}) (1946-1989), veteran actress Kathy Bates (1948), Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway (1960) and southpaw Chicago Cubs alum Mark Grace (1964).

Also celebrating on this comically festive day are veteran actors John Cusack and Mary Stuart Masterson (both 1966), hometown (Jersey City, NJ) basketball star Bobby Hurley (1971), “Ridiculousness” host Rob Dyrdek (1974) and country pixie Kellie Pickler was born in 1986.

With that, I will leave you all with another quote from the star of our post:  “Humor is just another defense against the universe”…and that’s all that needs to be said!!!!

/,,,/ ROCK ON DUDEZ \,,,\


2 thoughts on “# CCV…”It’s Good to be The King!”…

  1. One of my favorite Mel Brooks movies is High Anxiety. I will always remember the spoofs on several Hitchcock classics, especially the shower scene from “Psycho” and the scene from The Birds.

    1. Thank you for visiting…I think that I will have to rewatch that, as I don’t believe I’ve seen it in a long time. But I do recall the movie’s references to Hitchcock and I should enjoy it more now than when I was a kid.

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