Mel Brooks Still Wants To Make A Spaceballs Sequel

We've been waiting a long time for the next Star Wars movie... but we've been waiting even longer for a sequel to Spaceballs, Mel Brooks' Star Wars spoof. But now, Brooks says he actually wants to make this happen, and he aims to start work on it soon after The Force Awakens comes out. » 2/08/15 11:31am 2/08/15 11:31am

Mel Brooks Co-Wrote A Musical Based On The Archy And Mehitabel Books

Did you know that Mel Brooks co-wrote an Archy and Mehitabel musical? I didn't, until after I wrote about the Don Marquis books about the cockroach and cat the other day. Eartha Kitt — Eartha Kitt! — starred in the original stage version. And later, they did an animated movie version. » 2/05/15 8:00pm 2/05/15 8:00pm

Science Conclusively Determines The Best Kind Of Slapstick

There's an old adage about humor: Explaining a joke is like dissecting a frog. Nobody's that interested, and the frog dies. It turns out that some people really are that interested. Here's a quick experiment that tries to figure out, scientifically speaking, which sort of slapstick is funnier. » 7/14/14 12:41pm 7/14/14 12:41pm

Spaceballs' Animated Return May Mean That G4 Hates Us

Of all the science fiction movies to find themselves given new life on television, why did G4 choose Mel Brooks' anemic Star Wars » 9/14/08 11:00am 9/14/08 11:00am parody ? And why has the series - now slated to begin next weekend - taken so long to make it to screen? We look at the show's history, as well as a trailer that will make you wish that…

Look Inside The High-Tech HQ Of Control In Get Smart

A ton of new production stills from July's Get Smart just came out, and they show the gleaming futuristic interior of Control's headquarters. What is that weird globe-like thing behind Steve Carrell? For a moment, I hoped it might be the Cone of Silence, but I don't think so, sadly. Click through for a gallery, plus… » 5/22/08 1:37pm 5/22/08 1:37pm