Mel Brooks was the guest on Conan last night and in one simple clip he managed to distill everything I f*cking love about Mel Brooks into a few minutes of interaction with the public. Why? Because, he’s getting a great honor in Hollywood yet just tries to go the extra mile simply for the idea that someone might possibly get a joke he makes, or not understand completely that they’re being screwed with. Wait for the reveal because even Conan didn’t catch it at first and his reaction is as honest as you can get.
After the prank reveal Brooks paid homage to the late, great Joan Rivers.