Look Closely: Mel Brooks' Unique Hollywood Walk of Fame Handprint

September 9, 2014
Source: BuzzFeed

Mel Brooks

It's a rite of passage for any star of entertainment to get a spot on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The sidewalks of Tinseltown are covered with the stars, along with the imprints of their hands and feet. Just yesterday, American comedy icon Mel Brooks (writer and director of Spaceballs, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein and more) was given that very honor, and the master of laughter wasn't going to let this opportunity for what will be a more permanent joke just slip away. The comedy legend, who is actually fairly active on Twitter despite his oage, posted a picture of his imprint after he was done. Notice anything weird?

Here's the image Mel Brooks posted on his Twitter, along with some other photos from BuzzFeed:

Mel Brooks

Mel Brooks

Mel Brooks

And here is Brooks appearing on "Conan" shortly after, with his special ceremony hand intact:

That's just the perfect way for a funnyman like Brooks to stand out. The funny things is, some who don't read about the ceremony and this prank may never even notice the difference whilst touring the sidewalk in front of the landmark Chinese Theatre. Or if they do, they might actually think that Brooks had six fingers and they just never noticed. It's subtle but also outrageous, because that's going to be there forever. Cool?

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  • Nathan Williams
    I love this man! That's funny!
    WOW!! I thought he would have been inducted in his heyday. Still it is glad to see him getting his star. Love the fact he made it into a joke.
  • Still funny. :-)
  • I shook his hand a few months ago after spotting him at a DTLA supermarket. He asked me "whats your fav movie of mine?" I felt tested suddenly but replied "all of them". He smiled at me and said "good answer"! Oh man, what a legend!
    • avconsumer2
      Wow. So surreal to see a legend in a normal everyday place. Star way past due imo.
    COMEDY LEGEND PERIOD... just watch High Anxiety and watch him skewer Hitchcock just brilliant
  • R3last
    Obligatory, "I see you have six fingers on your left hand..."
    • grimjob
      "Someone was looking for you."
  • Avi
    the man is a legend and spaceballs is my favorite comedy ever besides everything from laurel and hardy because they are of a complete other level than others. Over and over they are copied, but never did get the credits they deserve because it was just black and white movies.
  • grimjob
    I love this man.
  • Dick Channing
    VERY cool




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