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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I love this man! That's funny!

Nathan Williams on Sep 9, 2014


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.

DAVIDPD on Sep 9, 2014


Still funny. 🙂

Carpola on Sep 9, 2014


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!

Sascha Dikiciyan on Sep 9, 2014


Wow. So surreal to see a legend in a normal everyday place. Star way past due imo.

avconsumer2 on Sep 10, 2014


He was awesome and very nice!

Sascha Dikiciyan on Sep 10, 2014


COMEDY LEGEND PERIOD... just watch High Anxiety and watch him skewer Hitchcock just brilliant

DJROBL on Sep 10, 2014


Obligatory, "I see you have six fingers on your left hand..."

R3last on Sep 10, 2014


"Someone was looking for you."

grimjob on Sep 11, 2014


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.

Avi on Sep 10, 2014


I love this man.

grimjob on Sep 11, 2014


VERY cool

Dick Channing on Sep 17, 2014

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