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The Best Movie Directed By Mel Brooks

Dave, Neil, and Joanna debate Brooks’s best movie: ‘Spaceballs,’ ‘Young Frankenstein,’ ‘Blazing Saddles,’ or ‘Robin Hood: Men in Tights’


This week, in honor of the 50-year anniversaries of Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles, Dave, Neil, and Joanna are debating the best movie directed by Mel Brooks! They start by talking about the legend that is Mel Brooks and the impact of his movies (10:00). Then, they discuss some pretrial dismissals (48:42) before revealing each of their top picks for the best movie directed by Mel Brooks, hearing some of your favorites, and figuring out which four should make it to the final poll (53:55).

Now it’s up to you to decide! What is the best movie directed by Mel Brooks? You can vote for the winner at ⁠⁠, on The Ringer’s X feed, and in the Spotify app, where you’ll find Trial by Content. The winner will be announced on the next episode! You can send your picks for the next topic and a few sentences to support your pick to ⁠⁠.

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What is the best movie directed by Mel Brooks?

This poll is closed

  • 18%
    Dave: ‘Spaceballs’
    (104 votes)
  • 30%
    Joanna: ‘Young Frankenstein’
    (169 votes)
  • 39%
    Neil: ‘Blazing Saddles’
    (216 votes)
  • 11%
    Listener: ‘Robin Hood: Men in Tights’
    (62 votes)
551 votes total Vote Now

Hosts: Dave Gonzales, Joanna Robinson, and Neil Miller
Associate Producer: Carlos Chiriboga
Additional Production Supervision: Arjuna Ramgopal
Theme Song and Other Music Credits: Devon Renaldo

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