- Date: June 12, 1981
- Type: Movie
This Movie parodies 2001: A Space Odyssey part of 2001: A Space Odyssey
"History of the World" parodies the "Dawn of Man" section of "2001".
History of the World, Part I is a 1981 comedy film written, produced, and directed by Mel Brooks. Brooks also stars in the film, playing five roles: Moses, Comicus the stand-up philosopher, Tomas de Torquemada, King Louis XVI, and Jacques, le garcon de pisse. The large ensemble cast also features Sid Caesar, Shecky Greene, Gregory Hines (in his film debut), Charlie Callas; and Brooks regulars Dom DeLuise, Madeline Kahn, Harvey Korman, Cloris Leachman, Andreas Voutsinas and Spike Milligan.