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TV Diary quiz: Mel Brooks

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016 03:19 am
Mel Brooks. The name says it all. The multi-talented, multi-faceted writer, producer, director, actor. He can do it all and he has! Tonight on Cinemax, "Blazing Saddles" airs at 8:25 p.m. The 1974 film pays homage to Westerns as a railroad is slated to be diverted through an existing town. The governor appoints a black sheriff to run a town whose citizens all have the same last name. Brooks has many film credits. Here is a quiz about him.

1. He played Richard H. Thorndyke in which 1977 parody of Alfred Hitchcock films he also directed?

2. He was a writer on which 1950s variety show that featured Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Howard Morris and Carl Reiner?

3. What was the first feature film Brooks directed?

4. Brooks wrote and directed which 1974 film about a grandson of a infamous scientist who must prove he's not insane?

5. Brooks wrote, starreted and directed which 1976 film about a film director trying to produce the first silent feature film in 40 years?

6. Brooks played a rabbi on which 1993 film about a thief who robs the rich and gives to the poor?

7. He provided the voice of Mr. Toilet Man in which 1990 film about sibling rivalry between Mikey and Julie?

Answers: 1. "High Anxiety." 2. "Your Show of Shows." 3. "The Producers" (1967). 4. "Young Frankenstein." 5. "Silent Movie." 6. "Robin Hood: Men in Tights." 7. "Look Who's Talking Too."


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