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High Anxiety

“Professor Little Old Man!” Mel Brooks stitches up Hitch like a kipper, and gag upon gag accumulates in the lobby. Our favourites include the ill-fated tracking shot into the restaurant, the Blow Up pisstake, and of course Ron ‘I got it… I got it… I ain’t got it’ Carey. Less celebrated than most Brooksiana, which is criminal. If you’re staring blankly at all of this, it’s nesser to make an appointment for this overlooked gem.

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  1. Lee James Turnock

    May 22, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    The scene where Brooks and Madeleine Kahn attempt to get through customs disguised as an elderly Jewish couple is one of the funniest things in the world, ever. “Mit der schnappy, mit der peppy, vhere is Murry Veintraub now? DEAD!”

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