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The 2000 Year Old Man in the Year 2000

(1997)
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In 1960, two young, little-known comedians released an album of largely improvised sketches in which a journalist interviews a 2,000-year-old man. The journalist was Carl Reiner; the crotchety Jewish Methuselah was Mel Brooks. The album was a hit, giving a huge boost to both of their careers. It was followed by three more records over the next 13 years, as well as numerous "2,000-year-old man" TV appearances by the pair. Now, after a 24-year hiatus, Brooks and Reiner have revived the 2,000-year-old man in honor of the millennium, soliciting his views on everything from voice-mail trees to rap music--from the Mars landing to infomercials. While the format doesn't have the breakthrough freshness it did in 1960--and while jokes about being old may have a more poignant edge now coming from these two--Brooks and Reiner are still very funny men, and The 2,000 Year Old Man in the Year 2000 is a welcome visit with them.



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"Among the true classics of modern comedy." - Steve Allen


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Hardback Editions

January 1998 : USA Hardback
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Title: The 2000 Year Old Man in the Year 2000: The Album
Author(s): Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks
ISBN: 1-56826-855-6 / 978-1-56826-855-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Rhino Records
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October 1997 : USA Hardback
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Title: The 2000 Year Old Man in the Year 2000: The Book
Author(s): Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner
ISBN: 0-06-017480-3 / 978-0-06-017480-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperEntertainment
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Paperback Editions

October 1998 : USA Paperback
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Title: The 2000 Year Old Man in the Year 2000: The Book
Author(s): Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner
ISBN: 0-06-092992-8 / 978-0-06-092992-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
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Audio Editions

June 1995 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The 2000 Year Old Man in the Year 2000
Author(s): Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner
ISBN: 1-56826-856-4 / 978-1-56826-856-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Rhino Records
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