I will admit to not being a huge Mel Brooks fan, but I am a fan of those who are willing to do the unexpected and act in a way where the “normal” is turned on its ear. And, this is where Mel Brooks proved he is a comedienne who has comedy to span generations.
A quick glance may prevent you from seeing his humorous spin on the Chinese Theater experience. Using a prosthetic extra finger and allowing it to be captured in concrete, will give this Hollywood “star stop” a very interesting back story for years to come. Did he really have 6 fingers on one hand? I never knew he had 6 fingers. But, in a generation of smartphone owners, any legends created just for fun will quickly be shot down by a Googling public. Regardless, I applaud this attempt to make a fun and lasting impression in a world where extreme behaviors are normalized.