Wednesday, July 30, 2014
A couple of weeks ago, Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, and Billy Crystal sat on the stage of the Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles to salute Sid Caesar.
For an hour and a half they reminisced and told one hilarious story after another recounting personal experiences they had with the master of comedy who died in February.
In this segment posted by the Paley Center, Mel Brooks tells about an incident at Columbia Pictures, where he was employed as a $1000 a week writer, and where he was trying to convince Caesar to make a move from television to motion pictures.
The story Brooks tells is how he got revenge at the Columbia Pictures executives when they fired a colleague of his by simply removing his nameplate from his office door. How did Brooks get back at them? Watch and laugh along with us.
(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS: THE VIDEO MAY NOT BE VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY ON SOME COMPUTERS AND TABLETS. YOU MUST CLICK ON THE TITLE AT THE TOP OF THE EMAIL TO REACH THE JEWISH HUMOR CENTRAL WEBSITE, FROM WHICH YOU CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON IN THE VIDEO IMAGE TO START THE VIDEO.)
(A tip of the kippah to Esther Kustanowitz for bringing the live streamed event to our attention.)