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The Critic (1963)

Approved | | Animation, Comedy, Short | 20 May 1963 (USA)
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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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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Hear hilarious Mel Brooks in The Critic
7 October 2006 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

After years of hearing of the short narrated by Mel Brooks as a very old man, I finally got to see The Critic on YouTube. All that abstraction and Brooks as an 81-year-old Jewish man from Russia about to die soon has got me in stitches! And that harpsichord music! If you've only known Brooks as the co-creator of "Get Smart" or the director of such movie classics as The Producers, The Twelve Chairs, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankinstein, and Spaceballs (I know some might dispute the last title) or as the 2,000-year-old man with straight man Carl Reiner, then I highly recommend you seek out The Critic on YouTube and hope someone puts it out on DVD soon! Also recommended to animation buffs especially Ernie Pintoff fans.


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