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Marla Gibbs shares an image from History of the World: Part II
September 16th, 2022 under Hulu, Marla Gibbs, Mel Brooks, Wanda Sykes, Young and Hungry. [ Comments: none ]

About a year ago, Hulu announced that they were teaming up with Mel Brooks to finally give us History of the World: Part II. Since then, we have not heard a lot about it.

However, this week, Marla Gibbs shared a photo on the set with Wanda Sykes, who is a writer on the show, and Kym Whitley. The three women and a mystery actor (no one I know could place him) are telling Shirley Chisholm’s story. She is the first African-American woman Congressperson and the first African-American to run for President in a majority party.

There is still no word when the series will debut. But this image makes me even more excited about it. Do you feel the same way?


We are finally getting History of the World Part II
October 18th, 2021 under Mel Brooks. [ Comments: none ]

Back when I was a kid, my dad showed me History of the World Part I. I was glued to the screen for every second of it. So when they showed the preview for History of the World Part II, I believed it was real. I spent most of my life believing it was real.

Then one day, the lightbulb went off. And I realized it was a joke. My heart was broken. I felt dumb and naive.

It turns out I wasn’t so dumb and naive. That is because Hulu teamed up with Mel Brooks to give us an 8-episode sequel to the 1981 movie.

Brooks, 95, is going to write and produce the follow-up. “I can’t wait to once more tell the real truth about all the phony baloney stories the world has been conned into believing are History!” Brooks said.

He will not be doing it alone. He will be joined in the writers’ room with Nick Kroll, Wanda Sykes, Ike Barinholtz, David Stassen, and Kevin Salter.

According to Variety, production is slated to begin in the Springtime, as in for Hitler. Wrong Brooks film.

Seriously, this is the best television news I have heard in a really long time. I just hope they don’t fuck it up. Or I will go all Spanish Inquisition on them.


Max Brooks reminds us youngsters why we need to social distance
March 16th, 2020 under Mel Brooks. [ Comments: 1 ]

We keep hearing that we need to practice social distancing. Many people cannot understand why we need to do this.

Mel Brooks’ son, Max Brooks, made a video explaining why this is important with his dad. While Max will be fine because he is only 47, his 93-year-old dad will not be. If his dad gets it, he might give it to Carl Reiner, 97, who will transmit it to Dick Van Dyke, 94. That would take out three comedic greats, and we need them to be with us when we finally get through this. Which we will.

The point of this video is not about you. It is about the people we love who are more vulnerable to it. We must keep Mel Brooks alive, so he can finally make Spaceballs 3: The Search for 2. We have been waiting a long time for it. However, not as long as History of the World: Part 2. Who else besides me thought that was a real thing?


Who asked for Young Frankenstein live?
January 8th, 2020 under ABC, Mel Brooks. [ Comments: none ]

I love Mel Brooks. I love Young Frankenstein. However, no one loved the Broadway musical Young Frankenstein. That is why it closed on so quickly on the Great White Way. It was considered a joke. Yet, for some reason, ABC thinks we want to see it live on our TV screens in the fall around Halloween. What are they thinking?

As the word, we say after you hear “Frau Blücher,” “Neigh!”

I don’t care if the revised version got positive reviews on The West End, there are hundreds of other musicals they can do first. If they are going to work with Mel Brooks, why not do The Producers with Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick? What else are they doing now?

Are you going to watch it? I will, but don’t tell anyone!


Did Rick Moranis just reveal that Spaceballs 2 is not happening?
May 10th, 2018 under Mel Brooks, Rick Moranis, The Goldbergs. [ Comments: 2 ]

For almost 30 years, we have patiently waited for a sequel to Spaceballs and it looks Rick Moranis killed all hopes for it. Even though, Mel Brooks said he working on it last year.

Last night, Moranis voiced Black Helmet on The Goldbergs and the actor got a lot of love from the fans. Therefore, after the West Coast airing of the sitcom, he tweeted, “Thank you for all the love Twitter. Its not Spaceballs 2, but it’s the closest we’ll get :D.” Does that mean it is not going to happen? We do not know, but it looks to be the case.

This post is not all little shop of horrors. Moranis is taking off his hiatus chastity belt to appear on Netflix’s SCTV comedy special along with Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short and Dave Thomas that will stream next year. It will be nice to see what he looks like under the Black Helmet these days because I miss the sweet face that gave us Seymour Krelboyne on the big screen.

Side note, if you live in Toronto or will be there this weekend, then you can still get tickets to Sunday for An Afternoon with SCTV moderated by Jimmy Kimmel.


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