Mel Brooks leaves an unusual mark on Hollywood ... with an extra finger

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Mel Brooks Leaves an Unusual Mark on Hollywood

Mel Brooks has left his mark in cinema with his long-lasting, six decade plus career -- and now he's literally left his mark in Hollywood, Reuters video reports.

The 88-year-old funnyman and director of milestone comedies like "Young Frankenstein" and "Blazing Saddles" is also an eternal practical joker making the Hollywood Walk of Fame a little funnier.

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Mel Brooks leaves an unusual mark on Hollywood ... with an extra finger
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT - Comedy legend Mel Brooks signature, hand, and foot print at his hand and footprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 in Los Angeles. The ceremony coincides with the release of the "Young Frankenstein" 40th Anniversary Blu-ray on Tuesday, Sept. 9. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision for Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment/AP Images)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT - Comedy legend Mel Brooks attends his hand and footprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 in Los Angeles. The ceremony coincides with the release of the "Young Frankenstein" 40th Anniversary Blu-ray on Tuesday, Sept. 9. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision for Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment/AP Images)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT - Comedy legend Mel Brooks attends his hand and footprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 in Los Angeles. The ceremony coincides with the release of the "Young Frankenstein" 40th Anniversary Blu-ray on Tuesday, Sept. 9. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision for Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment/AP Images)
Director/Comedian Mel Brooks displays his cement-covered hands, with his left hand sporting an extra finger, during his Hand and Footprint ceremony on the 40th anniversary of the movie "Young Frankenstein," in front of the TCL Chinese Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Comedy legend Mel Brooks greets fans at his hand and footprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 in Los Angeles. The ceremony coincides with the release of the "Young Frankenstein" 40th Anniversary Blu-ray on Tuesday, Sept. 9. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision for Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment/AP Images)
Director/Comedian Mel Brooks displays his cement-covered hands, including one with a prosthetic finger, during his Hand and Footprint ceremony marking the 40th anniversary of the movie "Young Frankenstein," in front of the TCL Chinese Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Entertainer Mel Brooks casts both hands, with his left hand sporting an extra finger, in wet cement during his Hand and Footprint ceremony on the 40th anniversary of the movie "Young Frankenstein," in front of the TCL Chinese Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT - Comedy legend Mel Brooks attends his hand and footprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 in Los Angeles. The ceremony coincides with the release of the "Young Frankenstein" 40th Anniversary Blu-ray on Tuesday, Sept. 9. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision for Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment/AP Images)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT - Comedy legend Mel Brooks attends his hand and footprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 in Los Angeles. The ceremony coincides with the release of the "Young Frankenstein" 40th Anniversary Blu-ray on Tuesday, Sept. 9. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision for Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment/AP Images)
Director/Comedian Mel Brooks displays his cement-covered hands, with his left hand sporting an extra finger, during his Hand and Footprint ceremony on the 40th anniversary of the movie "Young Frankenstein," in front of the TCL Chinese Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Director/Comedian Mel Brooks, center, is assisted onto a platform of wet cement by Alwyn Hight Kushner, President and COO of TCL Chinese Theatres, right, and Laval How during Brooks' Hand and Footprint ceremony on the 40th anniversary of the movie "Young Frankenstein," in front of the TCL Chinese Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
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At a ceremony honoring him at tourist mecca TCL Chinese Theatre, he wore a prosthesis on his left hand to give his cement imprint some "extra" pizzaz.

"Just in case somebody from Des Moines, Iowa says 'Harry, Harry, look, Mel Brooks had six fingers on his left hand!' Anyway, it's my job to make people laugh, and I hope this peps up the cement business here at Grauman's Chinese," said Brooks, who also took his chance in the limelight to chastise photographers and do his famous Hitler impression, proving that Mel Brooks is truly the gift that keeps on giving.
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