Mel Brooks is an old man watching abstract animations. He doesn't understand them, so he heckles with strange commentary, to the annoyance of those around him.

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Mel Brooks is an old man watching abstract animations. He doesn't understand them, so he heckles with strange commentary, to the annoyance of those around him. Written by Scott Hutchins <scottandrewh@home.com>

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20 May 1963 (USA)  »

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Il critico  »

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Old Man from Russia: What the hell is this? Must be a cartoon.
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Featured in The Lady with the Torch (1999) See more »

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'Dis IS the Funniest Short of the Century!
2 May 1999 | by (Baltimore, Maryland) – See all my reviews

This short film by Ernest Pintoff is probably the funniest short ever made. It stars Mel Brooks as an Old Man from Russia who watches a series of abstract cartoons. He can make neither head nor tail of them, and comments outrageously the entire time, much to the disturbance of the other patrons. Here is some of the earliest Brooks humor, and already it keeps your rolling in the aisles! Produced in association with Brooks' Crossbow Productions (the precursor of Brooksfilms).


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