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Mel Brooks: The Difference Between Comedy & Tragedy Is...

Clip: 05/20/2013 | 57s | Video has closed captioning.

The logic here is, as long as it isn't happening to Mel Brooks, it's funny.

Aired: 05/20/13

Expired: 05/20/21

Rating: TV-PG

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