Mel Brooks Sorry, Adam Sandler ... There's Only ONE Sheriff in This Town!

12/5/2015 6:56 AM PST

Adam Sandler can gun for the greatest western/comedy of all time, but he's gonna come up short ... according to the legend who DID make the greatest western/comedy of all time!

We got Mel Brooks in Bev Hills and asked what he thought about Sandler's new flick, "Ridiculous Six." Mel didn't just stand up for his classic, "Blazing Saddles" ... he made a bold declaration about the 1974 movie's place in history.

He did wish Sandler the best of luck with 'Ridiculous,' but c'mon ... you don't need no stinking badge to know it can't possibly match 'Saddles.' Even Adam knows that.