updated 12/07/2009 AT 1:35 PM ET
•originally published 12/07/2009 AT 2:05 PM ET
"I was telling [Mel Brooks] that I went to see Blazing Saddles when I was 10. And he pointed out that I think, according to the ratings, I should not have been allowed in the theater. That’s true. I think I had a fake ID. But the statute of limitations has passed."
President Barack Obama at the Kennedy Center Honors Sunday night, joking about having to sneak in to see Brooks’s famed 1974 comedy.