REIN WHEN I DIE
Mel Brooks best friend has died the day after Mel Brooks birthday. Talk about timing. Carl Reiner, who was tweeting until a few days before his death, was considered a legend in US TV. Not only was he the co-writer and muse for Brooks, and the father of Rob “This Is Spinal Tap When Harry Met Sally” Reiner, but he was also the director of several of Steve Martin’s breakthrough roles, including The Jerk. He is God in The History of the World Part 1, a Judge in Fatal Instinct, and Saul in the Oceans Eleven films. So you better call him. He was one of the last surviving cast from comedy all star farce It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World. He also created the Dick Van Dyke Show. In the 1950s he worked with Neil Simon, Mel Brooks and Sid Caesar. He met Brooks in the 1940s and they spent much of the next 70 years inseparable, meeting for regular dinners, work sessions, and interrupting each others interviews, as Brooks did during Reiner’s episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
Reiner was picked by 20 teams, including Eternity Tours and Wayne Manor.
20 March 1922 – 29 June 2020
Give it 8 years, Carl…