Thursday, January 26, 2017
In 1997 Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks published a book and CD titled The 2000 Year Old Man in the Year 2000. The 2000 Year Old Man skit was originally created in 1961 at Brooks' beachfront house in Fire Island.
Brooks had just undergone surgery for gout. Because of his post-surgical discomfort, Brooks quipped, "I feel like a 2000-year-old man," which led Reiner to begin questioning him about what it's like to be a 2000-year-old man and to describe history as Brooks saw it.
To promote the book and CD, the duo made an appearance on Jay Leno's Tonight Show. They performed an updated version of the skit and then went on to explain how they got the famous campfire flatulence scene in Blazing Saddles past the censors.
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