Mel Brooks—Actually, make that Mel Kaminsky—has a message for the residents of New York’s ninth state senate district:
And if you’re gonna vote, why not cast your ballot for Todd Kaminsky who, it turns out, is Mel’s grand-nephew.
“He’s not only smart and talented, but he is absolutely honest,” Brooks gushes in a new robocall currently hitting residents of the Long Island district. “…Which is pretty rare for people in my family.”
Here’s Todd and his uncle Mel in September.
— Todd Kaminsky (@toddkaminsky) September 2, 2016
And here’s Todd with someone who may or may not be Mel dressed as the Easter Bunny. Who knows.
— Todd Kaminsky (@toddkaminsky) March 26, 2016
Mel’s pre-recorded message is, in typically Brooks-ian fashion, a blend of bombastic self-eggrandizement, sly wink-wink humor, and some genuine heart thrown in as well. You can listen to the whole thing, below:
As Gothamist points out, this is actually Mel’s second time robocalling on behalf of Kaminsky. He cut a(n extremely similar) spot last April during a special election, in which Kaminsky ran to fill Dean Skelos’ seat.