In his final interview Carl Reiner talks about Mel Brooks, work, and God

Carl Reiner Portrait Shoot - March 25, 1987

Carl Reiner Portrait Shoot - March 25, 1987

You probably haven't heard about it but the web series “Dispatches From Quarantine” has been chronicling the coronavirus quarantines of famous entertainers as they stay at home. — featured what turned out to be Carl Reiner’s final interview. In it, the 98-year-old Reiner, who died Monday, talks about his love of comedy, meeting his wife and having kids, and creating the “Dick Van Dyke Show,” which he calls “my best work.” It was recorded just weeks ago on May 12, and the timing is ironic considering the passing of the comedy genius this past Monday.

In it, the 98-year-old Reiner talks about his love of comedy, meeting his wife and having kids, and creating the “Dick Van Dyke Show,” which he calls “my best work.”

He also talks about meeting Mel Brooks for the first time on “Your Show of Shows.” It was a friendship that endured: During quarantine, Reiner says of Brooks, “He comes every night. We watch ‘Jeopardy,’ among other things. We watch movies we remember fondly, you know, old-time movies.”

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