During a White House ceremony held on Thursday to honor noted artists and humanitarians, one of those honored guests, Mel Brooks, tried a pretty funny trick on President Obama.

Brooks, a comic legend most known for his films “Blazing Saddles,” “Young Frankenstein,” “The Producers,” “Spaceballs,” and many others, was receiving his National Medal of Arts and clearly didn’t mind violating the ceremonial mood of the event just a tad.

Shortly after the POTUS placed the medal around the 90-year-old man’s neck, Brooks reached down and grabbed the president’s pants, giving them a quick yank.

Who else but Mel Brooks would have the gall to try and pants the most powerful man in the nation? Hilarious!


Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com