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Mel Brooks and His Son Max Show How to Distance Oneself in Video Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Kareena Koirala
Mar 19, 2020
03:00 A.M.
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Hollywood veteran Mel Brooks and his son Max Brooks have also taken the initiative to motivate the public to practice social-distancing, and they do so with a hilarious Coronavirus PSA.

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The world is in a state of crisis with the COVID-19 pandemic running rampant across the globe. Even in a time of global panic, legendary comedian Mel Brooks and his son Max Brooks have not lost their sense of humor.

The father-son duo played their part in initiating the public to practice safe social distancing, given the current pandemic, with a PSA video on the "World War Z" author's Twitter feed.

Max and Mel Brooks at the 20th anniversary screening of "The Shawshank Redemption" at the AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on November 18, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. | Source: Getty Images

Max and Mel Brooks at the 20th anniversary screening of "The Shawshank Redemption" at the AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on November 18, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. | Source: Getty Images

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FATHER-SON PSA

The 47-year-old author introduced himself in the first few seconds of the video, just before his father appeared behind him, protected by a glass door. Max then explained how he is more likely to fight the viral infection than his 93-year old father.

He further humored that if, by any chance, he had Coronavirus, he could infect the "Spaceballs" star, who would then pass it on to Carl Reiner, who could yet again give it to Dick Van Dyke.

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"Before I know it, I've wiped out a whole generation of comedic legends," the author entertained the possibility, before advising his followers to think about who they must avoid at any cost.

SAFE-PRACTICES

"The Harlem Hellfighters" author then went on to reinforce the purpose of the video with a proper list of safe-practices against the rapidly spreading Coronavirus.

- practice social-distancing,

- avoid crowds,

- wash your hands,

- keep 6 feet away from people, and

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- if you have got the option to stay home, just stay home.

Max and Mel Brooks at a ceremony for Mel to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on 23 April 2010. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

Max and Mel Brooks at a ceremony for Mel to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on 23 April 2010. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

In the final few seconds of the video, as the apocalyptic author was urging the viewers to do their part and not be a spreader, his father knocked on the glass door and asked him to go back home. Max happily obliged.

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A GLOBAL PANDEMIC

The virus has spread rapidly, with quite a few well-known faces of the entertainment industry also testing positive for the illness. One of the first names on the list were Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson.

Mel Brooks at his Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony, April 2010 | Source: Wikimedia Commons

Mel Brooks at his Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony, April 2010 | Source: Wikimedia Commons

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The "Cast Away" star recently expressed his gratitude to the people from Australia, who have been helping him cope while under quarantine, with a post on Instagram.

"Thanks to the Helpers. Let's take care of ourselves and each other. Hanx," he wrote alongside a snap of two slices of toast daubed with vegemite, next to a cute Kangaroo toy.

We at AmoMama do our best to give you the most updated news regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, but the situation is constantly changing. We encourage readers to refer to the online updates from CDC, WHO, or Local Health Departments to stay updated. Take care!

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