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Mel Brooks said what we’re all thinking about ‘The One Show’ and it was beautiful

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Tom Victor
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The One Show is one of those things that makes no sense if you actually stop and think about it.

Celebrity interviews and big TV announcements, interspersed with human interest stories that have very little (if anything) to do with them.

Every day we see the presenters pivot from one to the other with no cue beyond a more pronounced look to camera, like some kind of school disco Frank Underwood.

It’s one of those things that we just allow to happen, even though it makes no sense. It’s just easier to let it continue, for fear that questioning it would destroy the entire fabric of our being.

That was, until Mel Brooks took his seat on the sofa.

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Brooks was on the primetime BBC show alongside Russell Crowe, Lesley Joseph and Ross Noble on Wednesday evening, during which time presenters Alex Jones and Matt Baker moved onto one of those famous human interest segments.

Or at least they tried to.

No sooner had they begun discussing ‘Patricia’ and her search for her long-lost father and they were interrupted by their 91-year-old guest.

He didn’t exactly poke holes in the format – it was more a case of destroying everything The One Show stands for, or has ever stood for.

The director of The Producers and Blazing Saddles is always good for a memorable story, such as his recollection of his first meeting with Gene Wilder, and comic timing clearly hasn’t deserted him, even at the age of 91.

“What a crazy show this is,” Brooks blurts out, to the amusement of his fellow guests.

In his defence, not a single thing he says is a lie, but there’s a time and a place, Mel.

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