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Melomaniac

March 15, 1987

Mel Brooks need not worry about what the critics say ("Back on the Launch Pad," by Patrick Goldstein, March 8). With a "Drewish Princess" and "Pizza the Hut," he undoubtably has once again raised comedy to the level that few others have--pure enjoyment.

As an usher during high school, I saw "Blazing Saddles" more than 175 times, and to this day I still laugh out loud whenever I see it. Brooks has indeed left his mark on comedy. Long live Sheriff Bart, Lillie von Shtupp, Mongo, et al.

MARK J. LEVY

North Hollywood

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