History Film / BlazingSaddles

23rd Jan '16 2:27:52 AM AnotherGuy
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* VisualGag: Since Bart's family is ostracized by the rest of the wagon train, when the Indians attack, circling the wagons with only one wagon means they go in circles by themselves.
22nd Jan '16 1:20:46 PM MisterDrBob2
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** Towards the end of the film, Hedley flags down a Burbank taxi driver to "Drive me off this picture."
21st Jan '16 3:54:04 PM AHI-3000
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''Blazing Saddles'' is completely, offensively, and unapologetically politically incorrect – and it also skewers damn near every [[TheWestern western]] trope listed on this site (and likely a few we haven't thought of yet). Instead of making a movie saying "racism is bad", Brooks decided to make a movie where all the racists are idiots – a similar philosophy he used when dealing with the Nazis in his movies.
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''Blazing Saddles'' is completely, offensively, and unapologetically politically incorrect – and it also skewers damn near every [[TheWestern western]] trope listed on this site (and likely a few we haven't thought of yet). Instead of making a serious movie saying "racism is bad", Brooks decided to make a movie where all the racists are idiots – a similar philosophy he used when dealing with the Nazis in his movies.
18th Jan '16 12:49:55 PM StFan
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** In addition to the standard edits for television, stations such as The Family Channel and its ABCFamily followup changed Taggert's "Kansas City faggots" line to "Kansas City horses". Makes one wonder why they bothered showing it in the first place.
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** In addition to the standard edits for television, stations such as The Family Channel and its ABCFamily Creator/ABCFamily followup changed Taggert's "Kansas City faggots" line to "Kansas City horses". Makes one wonder why they bothered showing it in the first place.
22nd Dec '15 7:53:11 PM notShemp
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* WorseWithContext: While masquerading as a member of the Ku Klux Klan, Sheriff Bart tells Hedley Lamarr why he should be a part of Lamaar's criminal army. -->'''Lamaar''': Qualifications?\\ '''Bart''': Stampeding cattle.\\ '''Lamaar''': That's not much of a crime.\\ '''Bart''': Through the Vatican.\\ '''Lamaar''': Kinky! Sign here.
16th Dec '15 5:58:26 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* NinjaProp: The ending. ''All of it.''
13th Dec '15 9:45:16 PM TheWanderer
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* ThePerilsOfBeingTheBest: The Waco Kid is essentially this trope being PlayedForLaughs instead of drama.
4th Dec '15 9:50:52 AM theenglishman
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** The Indian chief played by Mel Brooks has "Kosher for Passover" written in Hebrew on his headdress… but with the letters arranged in such a way as to translate as "Posher for Kassover".
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** The Indian chief played by Mel Brooks has "Kosher for Passover" written in Hebrew on his headdress… but with the letters arranged in such a way as to translate as "Posher "[[{{Spoonerism}} Posher for Kassover".Kassover]]".
20th Nov '15 11:28:22 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: Parodied with the Indian chief, played by Mel Brooks, speaking Yiddish. ** [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign As Long As It Looks Foreign]]: Pariodied in the movie poster, see above. (The headdress headband apparently has Hebrew characters on it)
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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: Parodied with the Indian chief, played by Mel Brooks, speaking Yiddish. ** [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign As Long As It Looks Foreign]]: Pariodied in the movie poster, see above. (The Yiddish. His headdress headband apparently also has Hebrew characters Yiddish written on it)it as a BilingualBonus

* BilingualBonus: The Indian chief played by Mel Brooks has "Kosher for Passover" written in Hebrew on his headdress… but with the letters arranged in such a way as to translate as "Posher for Kassover".
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* BilingualBonus: BilingualBonus: ** The Indian chief played by Mel Brooks has "Kosher for Passover" written in Hebrew on his headdress… but with the letters arranged in such a way as to translate as "Posher for Kassover".

* BrickJoke: At the Chinese Theater, a couple is looking at the actor and actresses' signatures in front of it. -->'''Female tourist:''' Look, Irv. I'm in HedyLamarr's shoes! -->'''Hedley:''' ''(running by)'' '''''HEDLEY!'''''
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* BrickJoke: At the Chinese Theater, a couple is looking at the actor and actresses' signatures in front of it. -->'''Female tourist:''' Look, Irv. I'm it. Hedley corrects them, as he always does. Later, after Hedley is killed, we see that he's signed his face impression in HedyLamarr's shoes! -->'''Hedley:''' ''(running by)'' '''''HEDLEY!'''''the cement and underlined the DL in his name.

** TheMelBrooksNumber: A big song-and-dance routine full of HoYay lyrics performed by a chorus of AmbiguouslyGay men.

** * TheMelBrooksNumber: A big song-and-dance routine full of HoYay lyrics performed by a chorus of AmbiguouslyGay men.

* NoodleIncident: At some point someone named Richard Dix apparently tried to take over the town. ** A man in a wheelchair is about to be hung and Lamarr references the "Dr. Gillespie killings". Doubles as a shoutout to a 1940s movie detailing said incident, but a noodle incident as far as this film's plot is concerned.
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* NoodleIncident: NoodleIncident: ** At some point someone named [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Dix Richard Dix Dix]] apparently tried to take over the town. ** A man in a wheelchair is about to be hung and Lamarr references the "Dr. "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calling_Dr._Gillespie Dr. Gillespie killings". Doubles as a shoutout to a 1940s movie detailing said incident, but a noodle incident as far as this film's plot is concerned.killings]]".

* NWordPrivileges ** No way anyone but Creator/MelBrooks could have gotten away with half of the jokes in this movie. ** It helped having Creator/RichardPryor on board as co-writer. But Mel Brooks has confirmed that most of the n-word jokes came from himself, and Richard Pryor was largely responsible for the character of Mongo. ** It helps that those in the know are well aware that, much like Norman Lear's ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', the use of the word (and other racial and sexual-preference epithets uttered by characters) was intended as a direct ''attack'' on racism by illustrating how stupid it is.
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* NWordPrivileges NWordPrivileges: ** No way anyone but Creator/MelBrooks could have gotten away with half of the jokes in this movie. ** movie. It helped having Creator/RichardPryor on board as co-writer. But Mel Brooks has confirmed that most of the n-word jokes came from himself, and Richard Pryor was largely responsible for the character of Mongo. ** It helps that those in the know are well aware that, much like Norman Lear's ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', the use of the word (and other racial and sexual-preference epithets uttered by characters) was intended as a direct ''attack'' on racism by illustrating how stupid it is.Mongo.

* PottyDance: When Taggart gets an idea he gets excited and jumps around. Hedley Lamarr thinks he's doing one of these.
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* PottyDance: When Taggart gets an idea idea, he gets excited and jumps around. Hedley Lamarr thinks he's doing one of these.

** "All right! We'll take the niggers and the chinks, ''but we don't want the Irish!''"
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** "All right! We'll take the niggers and the chinks, ''but but we don't ''don't want the Irish!''"

** Hedley Lamarr being addressed as "[[Creator/HedyLamarr Hedy]]". *** "That's ''HEDLEY''!" ** Also the cattle.
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** Hedley Lamarr being addressed as "[[Creator/HedyLamarr Hedy]]". *** Hedy]]" and him snapping, "That's ''HEDLEY''!" ** Also the Rock Ridge being infested with cattle.

** Speaking of Mongo, the famous scene of his punching out a horse is a nod to Mel Brooks's beloved mentor Creator/SidCaesar, who did the exact same thing when a horse threw Mrs. Caesar from its back.
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** Speaking of Mongo, the The famous scene of his Mongo punching out a horse is a nod to Mel Brooks's beloved mentor Creator/SidCaesar, who did the exact same thing when a horse threw Mrs. Caesar from its back.
15th Nov '15 1:08:44 PM toonman
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** Actor Burton Gilliam, in one of the DVD release featurettes, says he was very uncomfortable about having to use the word and sought out Cleavon Little's blessing. Little reassured Burton that it was just acting and he knew it didn't reflect Burton's own attitude.
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