The 2000 Year Old Man: The Complete History (4 Disc Box Set) (3 CDs and 1 DVD)

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The 2000 Year Old Man: The Complete History (4 Disc Box Set) (3 CDs and 1 DVD)

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Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks' 2000-year-old man routine started in the early '50s as impromptu and improvised performances at parties, but the premise -- a very old, slightly grumpy man (Brooks) has had silly encounters with every person of note in history, and Reiner is eager to interview him about his recollections -- allowed the pair to take their mostly spontaneous dialogue in any direction they chose. Steve Allen convinced the duo to take the routine into the recording studio in 1960, and the resulting comedy album, 2000 Years with Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks, was a big success, spawning four sequels (the most recent in 1997), several TV appearances, and an animated television special. The routine itself was part Yiddish dialect and part vaudeville, with Brooks spinning like a comedy top while Reiner maintained a straight man's calm, guiding and pacing the flow by rising to certain comments, which in turn would spur Brooks to more silliness. This four-disc box set packages the complete history of this comedy franchise, including all five albums, a live set at the Cannes Film Festival, and several radio spots and interviews, while the fourth disc is a DVD that captures the pair's 1961 appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show and the New Steve Allen Show, the animated special from 1975 and on-screen discussions from Reiner and Brooks on the whole phenomenon. Casual listeners may find that it's maybe three discs more than necessary (Reiner and Brooks were really always riding a bit of a one-trick pony), but fans of the routine in all of its variations will be delighted to have everything in one place. ~ Steve Leggett, Rovi

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Artist: Carl Reiner
Studio Label: CD
Edited: N
Format: CD
Enhanced: N
Number of Discs: 4
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.79
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.5 x 0.5 x 7.44
Walmart No.: 0
UPC: 0082666311526
1. 2000 Year Old Man
2. Fabiola
3. The Astronaught
4. In A Coffee House: The Depressed One/The Actor/The Painter/The Folksinger
5. The Peruvian
6. The Psychiatrist
7. 2000 And Six Month Man
8. The Tax Expert
9. Two Hour Old Baby
10. The New Technique Psychiatric Society
11. The Third Best Poet
12. The Cannes Film Festival: Adolph Hartler/Frederico Fettucini/Tippy Skittles
13. Dr. Felix Wheird
14. 2000 And Two Year Old Man
15. The L.M.N.O.P. Ad Agency
16. Intro
17. Will To Live
18. Slow Growth
19. Natural Foods
20. Phil
21. Asparagus
22. Origin Of Words
23. Great Inventions
24. Strawberries
25. Miracle Fruits
26. The Greatest Invention
27. Ancient Poetry
28. The Fig Leaf
29. Paul Revere
30. Ma And Pa
31. Jesus And The Apostles
32. Generals
33. Winston Churchill
34. War Of The Roses
35. Dolly Madison
36. Lord Byron
37. 21000 Doctors
38. Jolson
39. America's Economic Plight
40. Hope For Mankind
41. A Re-Pleasure To See You
42. See Moses Run
43. Diseases And The Plagues
44. Pain
45. Wives And Famous Women
46. Parents
47. First Place You Ever Lived
48. Yarmulkes Galore And The Inquisition
49. Computer Sex And Self Help
50. Exercise And Infomercial
51. Music
52. Height And Plastic Surgery
53. Seven Wonders Of The World
54. Famous People
55. Pet Peeves And Words Of Wisdom
56. Ballantine Beer Radio Spots: Dick Cavett Interviews The 2500 Year Old Brewmaster
57. 2000 Year Old Man TV Appearances: The Ed Sullivan Show (February 12 1961)
58. 2000 Year Old Man TV Appearances: The New Steve Allen Show (October 18 1961)
59. The 2000 Year Old Man: AnimatedTV Special - 1975)
60. Carl Reiner And Mel Brooks Discuss The 2000 Year Old Man (August 5 2009)

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