Clark Collis
October 19, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Mel Brooks’ greatest musical moments

”Springtime for Hitler” from The Producers (1968)
Famously off-color Third Reich-praising tune.
Best Lyrics
”Don’t be stupid/ Be a smartie/ Come and join the Nazi party!” (dubbed by Brooks).

”I’m Tired” from Blazing Saddles (1974)
Madeline Kahn’s Wild West singer Lili Von Shtupp explains why she has had enough sex.
Best Lyrics
”I’ve had my fill of love/ From below and above.”

”Puttin’ on the Ritz” from Young Frankenstein (1974)
Wilder and Boyle’s monster make like Astaire and, well, a monster.
Best Lyrics
The title, every time the unintelligible Boyle ”sings” it.

”The Inquisition” from History of the World Part 1 (1981)
Dungeon dancin’.
Best Lyrics
”We’ll flatten their fingers/ We’ve branded their buns/ Nothing is working/ Send in the nuns!”

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