2000 Year Old Man is an old Brooks-Reiner comedy routine turned into a half-hour animated TV special. Reiner, a TV reporter, interviews Brooks, a man claiming to be 2000 years old. The ... See full summary »

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2000 Year Old Man is an old Brooks-Reiner comedy routine turned into a half-hour animated TV special. Reiner, a TV reporter, interviews Brooks, a man claiming to be 2000 years old. The interview consists of a serious of questions regarding the history of the world. Brooks' answers to Reiner's questions are priceless. Written by Sandra Azzollini

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The cartoon was created in 1975, but the soundtrack is the original 1961 recording made by Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks. This is revealed in the opening scene, when the Interviewer tells the viewers that the 2,000 Year Old Man has arrived at Idlewild, the nickname for New York International Airport. This was renamed John F. Kennedy Airport in 1963 and certainly by 1975 everybody routinely referred to it as "JFK". See more »

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2000 Year Old Man: Paul Revere was anti-semitic! Yelling all through the night, the Yiddish are coming the Yiddish are coming!
Interviewer: He was saying the British were coming
2000 Year Old Man: Oh.
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Brilliant
26 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm baffled the ratings aren't uniformly high. This is classic stuff and very, very funny. It's in the tradition of the great Catskills comedy circuit, of Your Show of Shows, of both the earlier and later works of both Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks, and it's just plain funny. I first heard the material from Brooks and Reiner 30 years ago when the films Brooks directed were beginning to take off and I've never stopped listening or appreciating them.never stopped listening to it again and again. It's actually fairly pointed satire in many places and indicates how comics in that period were able to find their way around the edges of the limits placed on television or recording artists.


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