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Anthony J Lombardi
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For me this comes down to three films. 
Blazing Saddles, History of the World Part 1 and Young Frankenstein. Each and everyone of them are comedy gold. Of the three I think History of the World Part 1 is the funniest film.

 However my absolute favorite film is Young Frankenstein. It had a perfect cast wonderful story and it's a loving tribute to the Universal Horror films. 
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Eric Sofer
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"Blazing Saddles" slightly beats out "Young Frankenstein", more for the situation when I first saw it than its quality and content (which are both absolutely superb.)

When BS was released, I was too young to see it - but my mother snuck me in to see it (I was always kinda big for my age, so as long as I just shut up and said nothing...) One of the best family moments in my memory.
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History of the World Part 1
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Joe Hollon
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BLAZING SADDLES
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SPACEBALLS

If you don't name SPACEBALLS, you are not my friend. And I won't talk to you ever again. 
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ROBIN HOOD: MEN IN TIGHTS

As much as I enjoy his other films, this one makes me laugh the most, especially with the late Roger Rees' performance as Rottingham.
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Not even a race for me;

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
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John Popa
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THE PRODUCERS
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Young Frankenstein
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Robert Bradley
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Young Frankenstein.
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John Byrne

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I'll go with THE PRODUCERS, since it's a pretty close tie between that and YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, but the latter was actually Gene Wilder's project. Brooks was "only" the director.
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Michael Penn
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My thinking too, JB.

BLAZING SADDLES as well began as the work of Andrew Bergman and was co-written by Richard Pryor (not a lightweight). 

I go with THE PRODUCERS.

Brooks' original work. No adaptation. No spoof. 
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Anthony J Lombardi
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I'll go with THE PRODUCERS, since it's a pretty close tie between that and YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, but the latter was actually Gene Wilder's project. Brooks was "only" the director.
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JB while it's true that it was Gene Wilder's project. Mel Brooks did more than direct. He wrote the screenplay with Wilder.
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Petter Myhr Ness
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Another truly difficult one, but I'll have to go with a classic comedy that brilliantly spoofs my all-time favourite director: HIGH ANXIETY.
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Shaun Barry
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I was about to state the same thing, Anthony, so YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN gets my vote... a movie I've watched steadily over the years since I was about 8 years old; and the one Brooks film I think has aged the least.

(And like any great parody, edit-out all the humor and one-liners, and you're still left with a compellingly-told Frankenstein film!)



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Rick Senger
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YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (the pinnacle of both MB and GW). 
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Brian Floyd
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YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN.
 
I somewhat agree with Anthony, but for me I like THE PRODUCERS more than HISTORY OF THE WORLD PT. 1.That would be my #4.
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John Byrne

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I'll go with THE PRODUCERS, since it's a pretty close tie between that and YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, but the latter was actually Gene Wilder's project. Brooks was "only" the director.

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JB while it's true that it was Gene Wilder's project. Mel Brooks did more than direct. He wrote the screenplay with Wilder.

sigh

I guess schools no longer teach the many uses of quotation marks. . .

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Eric Smearman
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BLAZING SADDLES edges out YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN by a razor-
thin margin. And that's just today; tomorrow my answer might be
different.
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Anthony J Lombardi
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sigh

I guess schools no longer teach the many uses of quotation marks. . .

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sigh

It's been decades since I've been in school. I wouldn't know what they're teaching kids these days.  

I am curious as to why you would wrote he was "only" the director. I mean based upon your response to what I wrote. You must have known he did more.

edited to add

Since I misunderstood your usage of the quotation mark JB. I'm open to a bit of education on their many uses.



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Marc Baptiste
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I am going to go with HIGH ANXIETY - it's one of those "can watch it over and over - comfort food" movies for me!!

Marc
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Anthony J Lombardi
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I am going to go with HIGH ANXIETY - it's one of those "can watch it over and over - comfort food" movies for me!!

Marc
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I don't remember very much about this one. I know it was a parody of suspense movies specifically Hitchcock's films.
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Rodrigo castellanos
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YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, easily. 
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Robert Shepherd
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Young Frankenstein tops the list.

Always liked History of the World pt1...the Lord has given me these 15...(drops the tablet).....10...10 commandments for all to obey. Loved that skit.

I don't know if I ever actually saw Silent Movie, but I recall my friend telling me all about it, and we were rolling with laughter. I think that movie gets an honorable mention because my friend portrayed it so well. We might have been 12.
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Shane Matlock
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Young Frankenstein.
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