December 9th, 2012 12:22pm EST

Mel Brooks Strikes Back! Poster From the groundbreaking TV series “Your Show of Shows” to landmark films like “Blazing Saddles” and “Young Frankenstein,” Mel Brooks has been one of the most influential voices in comedy. MEL BROOKS STRIKES BACK! looks at the Brooklyn native’s early life, show-business influences, early career and ascension as one of Hollywood’s most successful writers and directors. Appearing onstage with Alan Yentob, creative director for the BBC, this entertainment legend looks back on his remarkable career with the same trademark wit that earned him his success. In the clips below, Mel puts this wit on display as he discusses his mother's accent, 'pool tumblers,' and Gene Wilder.

MEL BROOKS STIRKES BACK! debuts MONDAY, DECEMBER 10th (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) exclusively on HBO.

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