The President honors Mel Brooks, quips that he had to sneak in to see Blazing Saddles

By People Staff
Updated December 07, 2009 02:05 PM
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"I was telling [Mel Brooks] that I went to see Blazing Saddles when I was 10. And he pointed out that I think, according to the ratings, I should not have been allowed in the theater. That’s true. I think I had a fake ID. But the statute of limitations has passed."

• President Barack Obama at the Kennedy Center Honors Sunday night, joking about having to sneak in to see Brooks’s famed 1974 comedy.