Viewers can get a peek inside the madcap mind of Mel Brooks when he sits down with BBC creative director Alan Yentob for the interview/conversation, "Mel Brooks Strikes Back!" (tomorrow at 9 p.m. on HBO). And while he's now best known for his movie work, Brooks has a long TV history. Take these five:
2. THE 2,000 YEAR OLD MAN (1961) -- Brooks and Reiner created this comedy routine about the oldest man in the world that became a staple of TV variety shows before becoming a series of highly successful record albums.
4. WHEN THINGS WERE ROTTEN (1975) -- Brooks created this sitcom satire of the Robin Hood legend that critics loved, but viewers didn't. (Brooks reused some of the bits from the series in his 1993 big-screen satire, "Robin Hood: Men in Tights.")
5. THE NUTT HOUSE (1989) -- Brooks co-created (with "Sledge Hammer!'s" Alan Spencer) this unsuccessful comedy about a fading New York City hotel that starred Harvey Korman and Cloris Leachman, veterans of his '70s movie classics ("Young Frankenstein," "Blazing Saddles" and "High Anxiety").