History of the World: Part I (1981) – Here we begin a huge effort to make up for the days I missed while on vacation. History of the World: Part I is a Mel Brooks movie. That’s about all there is to it. If you’ve seen one, you know. He’s not exactly trying new things or innovating comedy. If you like Mel Brooks, this is Mel Brooks. If you don’t like Mel Brooks, watch something else.