Mel Brooks Pranks President Obama, Pretends to Pull His Pants Down

The actor and comedian pretended to pull down Obama's pants.

After Obama placed the medal around the legendary comedian's neck, Brooks pretended to pull down the president's pants.

Some reports speculate that the filmmaker was simply pretending to fall down under the weight of the medal.

Still, the moment caused many in the audience to laugh and applaud.

At the end of the ceremony, Obama quipped that "Mel Brooks kind of set the tone for this thing," adding that normally it's "been a much more staid affair."