Mel and Max Brooks Encourage Social Distancing in Funny PSA

Author-Actor Max Brooks and honoree Mel Brooks  - Getty - H 2020
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The accomplished author talks about why it is important to keep away from his father right now, the 93-year-old film icon.

Mel Brooks and his son, Max, shared a funny PSA on Monday about social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. 

In the nearly minute-long video posted to Twitter, Max, an accomplished author, talks about why it is important to keep away from his father, the 93-year-old film icon. 

While Max talks, his dad can be seen watching from inside his house, a window separating them. 

"If I get the coronavirus, I'll probably be OK, but if I give it to him, he could give it to Carl Reiner, who can give it to Dick Van Dyke. And before I know it, I've wiped out a whole generation of comic legends," Max says. "When it comes to coronavirus, I have to think about who I can infect. And so should you." 

Max then proceeds to list good practices to combat the spread of the virus. "Do your part, don't be a spreader," he says. 

The video ends with Mel (comically) telling his son to leave. 

On Sunday, Arnold Schwarzenegger posted an entertaining isolation-coping video with a miniature horse and donkey. It has been watched millions of times. 

Watch the Brooks' family PSA below.