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If you don't know who Mel Brooks is, you could be a teenager, born without a sense of humor or someone who hasn't been paying attention for a really long time. Just in case, Brooks, 86, is one of the rare performers known as an Egot (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony) winner -- multiple times.

A comedian, actor, singer, director, producer and lyricist, Brooks is the brains behind "The Producers," "Blazing Saddles" and "Young Frankenstein." He chats openly with his pal, Alan Yentob of the BBC, in an hourlong conversation, "Mel Brooks Strikes Back!" Monday, Dec. 10., on HBO. He had another open and long talk with Zap2it, condensed here.

Zap2it: What is your favorite one-liner?

Mel Brooks: "Walk this way." Don't ask me why. Groucho did it, and the double entendre was he walked in a funny way.

Zap2it: What's your favorite song?

Mel Brooks: It's probably "High Anxiety. »

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