History Film / BlazingSaddles

4th Feb '17 5:30:17 AM Mario500
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The year is 1874. Railroad construction runs into quicksand and the path needs re-routing, but the tiny town of Rock Ridge stands in the way of progress. Territorial Attorney General ''Hedley'' (not Hedy) Lamarr (Harvey Korman) schemes to get his hands on the now-priceless real estate by hiring thugs to kill the sheriff and terrify the locals into leaving. When they don't leave, Lamarr convinces bumbling Governor William J. [=Le Petomane=] (Brooks) to appoint a black man named Bart (Cleavon Little) awaiting a death sentence for striking a white man as the new sheriff, a move calculated to result in Bart being killed by the racist townspeople and/or said townspeople leaving in disgust (which would give Lamarr free rein over the land). Once Bart arrives in Rock Ridge, HilarityEnsues. Adding to the fun are alcoholic gunslinger The Waco Kid (Creator/GeneWilder) and sexy German chanteuse Lili Von Shtupp (Creator/MadelineKahn), among others.

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The year is 1874. Railroad construction runs into quicksand and the path needs re-routing, but the tiny town of Rock Ridge stands in the way of progress. Territorial Attorney General ''Hedley'' (not Hedy) [[Creator/HedyLamarr Hedy]]) Lamarr (Harvey Korman) schemes to get his hands on the now-priceless real estate by hiring thugs to kill the sheriff and terrify the locals into leaving. When they don't leave, Lamarr convinces bumbling Governor William J. [=Le Petomane=] (Brooks) to appoint a black man named Bart (Cleavon Little) awaiting a death sentence for striking a white man as the new sheriff, a move calculated to result in Bart being killed by the racist townspeople and/or said townspeople leaving in disgust (which would give Lamarr free rein over the land). Once Bart arrives in Rock Ridge, HilarityEnsues. Adding to the fun are alcoholic gunslinger The Waco Kid (Creator/GeneWilder) and sexy German chanteuse Lili Von Shtupp (Creator/MadelineKahn), among others.
4th Feb '17 5:03:18 AM Mario500
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The year is 1874. Railroad construction runs into quicksand and the path needs re-routing, but the tiny town of Rock Ridge stands in the way of progress. Territorial Attorney General [[strike:Hedy]] ''Hedley'' Lamarr (Harvey Korman) schemes to get his hands on the now-priceless real estate by hiring thugs to kill the sheriff and terrify the locals into leaving. When they don't leave, Lamarr convinces bumbling Governor William J. [=Le Petomane=] (Brooks) to appoint a black man named Bart (Cleavon Little) awaiting a death sentence for striking a white man as the new sheriff, a move calculated to result in Bart being killed by the racist townspeople and/or said townspeople leaving in disgust (which would give Lamarr free rein over the land). Once Bart arrives in Rock Ridge, HilarityEnsues. Adding to the fun are alcoholic gunslinger The Waco Kid (Creator/GeneWilder) and sexy German chanteuse Lili Von Shtupp (Creator/MadelineKahn), among others.

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The year is 1874. Railroad construction runs into quicksand and the path needs re-routing, but the tiny town of Rock Ridge stands in the way of progress. Territorial Attorney General [[strike:Hedy]] ''Hedley'' (not Hedy) Lamarr (Harvey Korman) schemes to get his hands on the now-priceless real estate by hiring thugs to kill the sheriff and terrify the locals into leaving. When they don't leave, Lamarr convinces bumbling Governor William J. [=Le Petomane=] (Brooks) to appoint a black man named Bart (Cleavon Little) awaiting a death sentence for striking a white man as the new sheriff, a move calculated to result in Bart being killed by the racist townspeople and/or said townspeople leaving in disgust (which would give Lamarr free rein over the land). Once Bart arrives in Rock Ridge, HilarityEnsues. Adding to the fun are alcoholic gunslinger The Waco Kid (Creator/GeneWilder) and sexy German chanteuse Lili Von Shtupp (Creator/MadelineKahn), among others.
4th Feb '17 5:01:42 AM Mario500
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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.

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''Blazing Saddles'' is completely, offensively, and unapologetically politically incorrect and it also skewers damn near nearly 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.
1st Feb '17 1:48:33 AM 06tele
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-->'''Gabby Johnson''': You get back hayurr, you payass, canely-ass sadewainder! Ain't no way that nobody's gonna leave this town! Hail, I was born harr, I was raised harr, and dad gum it, I'm gonna die harr! And no sadewindin', bushwhackin', hornswogglin cracker-crucker is gonna rull may bishencutter!
23rd Nov '16 4:20:58 PM HawkbitAlpha
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--> "''Schmucks!''"

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--> "''Schmucks!''"-->'''Hedley''': Now, repeat after me: "I..."\\
'''Thugs''': I...\\
'''Hedley''': ...[[HelloInsertNameHere your name]]...\\
'''Thugs''': [[ExactWords Your name]]...\\
'''Hedley''': ''(under his breath)'' Schmucks...
4th Oct '16 2:19:07 PM DimensionalShambler
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** At the ending, where the cast brawl spills out of its set, flies right into a Creator/FredAstaire-esque BusbyBerkeleyNumber, then crashes into 1970s Hollywood, and back to the old west... where our heroes are chauffeured away in a fancy car.

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** At the ending, where the cast brawl spills out of its set, flies right into a 20s-30s Creator/FredAstaire-esque BusbyBerkeleyNumber, then crashes into 1970s Hollywood, and back to the old west... where our heroes are chauffeured away in a fancy car.



* BusbyBerkeleyNumber: "The French Mistake" rehearsal.

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* BusbyBerkeleyNumber: "The French Mistake" rehearsal.rehearsal that the cast of Blazing Saddles wind up crashing into.



* TheChosenZero: The sheriff.

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* TheChosenZero: The sheriff.sheriff, a no-name black (in a time where being black was being seen as sub-human) railway worker deliberately pulled to sheriff duty to disgust the townsfolk into leaving. However, in a twist of fate, he's an extremely capable sheriff, much to the town's bewilderment (and then acceptance).
4th Oct '16 12:44:34 PM Josef5678
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* AnachronismStew: Nazis (and Arabs and bikers) in the Old West for one thing.
** And Bart having to invent the Candygram to deal with Mongo. Bonus points for the movie soundtrack sampling the Looney Tunes theme right before it blows...
** And at the ending, where the cast brawl spills out of its set, flies right into a Creator/FredAstaire-esque BusbyBerkeleyNumber, then crashes into 1970s Hollywood, and back to the old west... where our heroes are chauffeured away in a fancy car.

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* AnachronismStew: AnachronismStew:
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Nazis (and Arabs and bikers) in the Old West for one thing.
** And Bart having to invent the Candygram to deal with Mongo. Bonus points for the movie soundtrack sampling the Looney Tunes theme right before it blows...
** And at At the ending, where the cast brawl spills out of its set, flies right into a Creator/FredAstaire-esque BusbyBerkeleyNumber, then crashes into 1970s Hollywood, and back to the old west... where our heroes are chauffeured away in a fancy car.
4th Oct '16 12:43:03 PM Josef5678
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4th Oct '16 1:22:48 AM DimensionalShambler
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** And at the ending, where the cast brawl spills out of its set, flies right into a Creator/FredAstaire-esque BubsyBerkeleyNumber, then crashes into 1970s Hollywood, and back to the old west... where our heroes are chauffeured away in a fancy car.

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** And at the ending, where the cast brawl spills out of its set, flies right into a Creator/FredAstaire-esque BubsyBerkeleyNumber, BusbyBerkeleyNumber, then crashes into 1970s Hollywood, and back to the old west... where our heroes are chauffeured away in a fancy car.
4th Oct '16 1:22:05 AM DimensionalShambler
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** And Bart having to invent the Candygram to deal with Mongo. Bonus points for the movie soundtrack sampling the Looney Tunes theme right before it blows..

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** And Bart having to invent the Candygram to deal with Mongo. Bonus points for the movie soundtrack sampling the Looney Tunes theme right before it blows.. blows...
** And at the ending, where the cast brawl spills out of its set, flies right into a Creator/FredAstaire-esque BubsyBerkeleyNumber, then crashes into 1970s Hollywood, and back to the old west... where our heroes are chauffeured away in a fancy car.



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