History Film / BlazingSaddles

19th May '17 8:07:06 PM kquinn0830
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** Lamarr convinces the governor to appoint a random black man as Rock Ridge's new sheriff, in the hopes that the racist townspeople will be so demoralized that they give up and run off. He certainly wasn't counting on the sheriff actually helping them and winning them over.

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** Lamarr convinces the governor to appoint a random black man as Rock Ridge's new sheriff, in the hopes that the racist townspeople will be so demoralized that they give up and run off. He certainly wasn't counting on the Unfortunately for him, Bart turns out to be a very competent sheriff actually helping them that manages to stop the crime and winning win them over.
19th May '17 11:19:26 AM Josef5678
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* OneSteveLimit: The entire town of Rock Ridge is named "Johnson". Best not to dwell on it...
19th May '17 7:49:49 AM Josef5678
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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 [[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.

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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 [[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=] [=LePetomane=] (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.



* AntagonisticGovernor: Gov. William J. Le Petomane isn't exactly antagonistic, but he is incompetent and an easy mark for State Attorney General Hedley Lamarr, who acts as his EvilChancellor. Le Petomane's assigning of a black man as sheriff (under Hedley's suggestion, as part of his plan to clear the residents of Rock Ridge) is what sets the plot in motion.



* AntagonisticGovernor: Gov. William J. Le Petomane isn't exactly antagonistic, but [[CluelessBoss he is incompetent and an easy mark]] for [[BigBad State Attorney General Hedley Lamarr]], who acts as his EvilChancellor. Le Petomane's assigning of a black man as sheriff (under Hedley's suggestion, as part of his plan to clear the residents of Rock Ridge) is what sets the plot in motion.

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* AntagonisticGovernor: Gov. William J. Le Petomane [=LePetomane=] isn't exactly antagonistic, but [[CluelessBoss he is incompetent and an easy mark]] for [[BigBad State Attorney General Hedley Lamarr]], who acts as his EvilChancellor. Le Petomane's [=LePetomane=]'s assigning of a black man as sheriff (under Hedley's suggestion, as part of his plan to clear the residents of Rock Ridge) is what sets the plot in motion.



* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Governor Le Petomane is complete and total moron who is only interested in having sex with his secretary and playing with toys.

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Governor Le Petomane [=LePetomane=] is complete and total moron who is only interested in having sex with his secretary and playing with toys.



* DoNotTauntCthulu: Don't shoot Mongo. It just makes him mad.

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* DoNotTauntCthulu: DoNotTauntCthulhu: Don't shoot Mongo. It just makes him mad.



* HesBack: Jim was the fastest gun in the West, but the stress of having every gunslinger coming for him (culminating in getting shot in the hinder by a little kid) left him with shattered confidence, a shaky hand, and a drinking problem. When he comes back better than ever, he sits tall in his saddle and confidently shoots the guns out of everybody's hands, so fast that you never see his gun leave its holster.
** It is implied that he never really lost the shakes in his hand, though. He just ''[[FridgeBrilliance learned to shoot with his other hand]]''.

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* HesBack: Jim was the fastest gun in the West, but the stress of having every gunslinger coming for him (culminating in getting shot in the hinder by a little kid) left him with shattered confidence, a shaky hand, and a drinking problem. When he comes back better than ever, he sits tall in his saddle and confidently shoots the guns out of everybody's hands, so fast that you never see his gun leave its holster.
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holster. It is implied that he never really lost the shakes in his hand, though. He just ''[[FridgeBrilliance learned to shoot with his other hand]]''.



* InvisibleBackingBand: Subverted. Just as you're wondering where the music is coming from, Bart rides past Count Basie and His Orchestra.

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* InvisibleBackingBand: InvisibleBackupBand: Subverted. Just as you're wondering where the music is coming from, Bart rides past Count Basie and His Orchestra.



* LeeroyJenkins: Averted before the confrontation with Mongo: "If you shoot him, you'll only make him mad."

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* LeeroyJenkins: Averted Defied before the confrontation with Mongo: "If you shoot him, you'll only make him mad."



* MeaningfulName
** Lili von Shtupp. "Shtupp" is the Yiddish word for "fuck".
** Also Governor William J. Le Petomane. "Le Pétomane" was a performer from the 1890s famous for being able to fart at will.

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* MeaningfulName
MeaningfulName:
** Lili von Von Shtupp. "Shtupp" is the Yiddish word for "fuck".
** Also Governor William J. Le Petomane.[=LePetomane=]. "Le Pétomane" was a performer from the 1890s famous for being able to fart at will.



-->'''Governor Le Petomane:''' ''[looks at her breasts]'' Hello boys, I missed you…!

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-->'''Governor Le Petomane:''' [=LePetomane=]:''' ''[looks at her breasts]'' Hello boys, I missed you…!



* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Oddly, Hedley Lamarr doesn't show as much blatant bigotry as his henchmen, Mr. Taggart and Lyle. He doesn't show as much racism as the InnocentBystanders that the black sheriff is protecting! When hiring outlaws the BigBad advertises himself as an [[EqualOpportunityEvil Equal Opportunity Employer]] and specifically mentions in his famous LongList that he wants criminals of many different races and backgrounds working for him. On the other hand, he doesn't hesitate to [[WouldHitAGirl slap Lily around]] and insult her [[AcceptableTargets German ancestry]] when she does a HighHeelFaceTurn. Hedley is also in charge of appropriating land in Colorado from the local Indians, justifying this by claiming "they're such children."
** Even that could be chalked up to playing to his audience, the governor and his cabinet. Lamarr is pretty much does it for the money and power.

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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Oddly, Hedley Lamarr doesn't show as much blatant bigotry as his henchmen, Mr. Taggart and Lyle. He doesn't show as much racism as the InnocentBystanders that the black sheriff is protecting! When hiring outlaws the BigBad advertises himself as an [[EqualOpportunityEvil Equal Opportunity Employer]] and specifically mentions in his famous LongList that he wants criminals of many different races and backgrounds working for him. On the other hand, he doesn't hesitate to [[WouldHitAGirl slap Lily around]] and insult her [[AcceptableTargets German ancestry]] when she does a HighHeelFaceTurn. Hedley is also in charge of appropriating land in Colorado from the local Indians, justifying this by claiming "they're such children."
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children", and even that could be chalked up to playing to his audience, the governor and his cabinet. Lamarr is pretty much does it for the money and power.



* PunchPunchUhOh: Subverted in the grand fight scene where an effeminate, tuxedo-clad dancer beats ineffectually on the chest of a large cowboy before bursting into tears and collapsing into the cowboy's arms. The cowboy comforts him. ("There, there.")

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* PunchPunchUhOh: PunchPunchPunchUhOh: Subverted in the grand fight scene where an effeminate, tuxedo-clad dancer beats ineffectually on the chest of a large cowboy before bursting into tears and collapsing into the cowboy's arms. The cowboy comforts him. ("There, there.")



* SleazyPolitician: Governor LePetomane is an idiot who seems to care mostly about floozies. His attorney general Hedley Lamarr is even more corrupt.

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* SleazyPolitician: Governor LePetomane [=LePetomane=] is an idiot who seems to care mostly about floozies. His attorney general Hedley Lamarr is even more corrupt.



--->'''Buddy:''' Have you got it?!\\

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--->'''Buddy:''' -->'''Buddy:''' Have you got it?!\\
18th May '17 2:48:09 PM xcountryguy
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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: Parodied with the Indian chief, played by Mel Brooks, speaking Yiddish. His headdress also has Yiddish written on it as a BilingualBonus
* AsideComment: Several examples of BreakingTheFourthWall don't explicitly acknowledge the audience.
** After Sheriff Bart takes ''himself'' hostage, he retreats to his new office and says, "Oh, baby you are so talented...''(looks into the camera)'' and they are so ''dumb''."
** When Bart hears the Waco Kid moaning in his bunk, he turns to the camera and says "The drunk in number two must be awake."
** After boring the Waco Kid to sleep, Sheriff Bart looks at the camera and says, "I like to keep my audience riveted."
** As two thugs assault a little old lady, she turns to the audience and asks, "Have you ever seen such cruelty?"
** Harvey Korman as the villain, is pondering his next move out loud and looks to the camera and says "Why am I asking you?"

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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: Parodied with the Indian chief, played by Mel Brooks, speaking Yiddish. His headdress also has Yiddish written on it as a BilingualBonus
* AsideComment: Several examples of BreakingTheFourthWall don't explicitly acknowledge the audience.
** After Sheriff Bart takes ''himself'' hostage, he retreats to his new office and says, "Oh, baby you are so talented...''(looks into the camera)'' and they are so ''dumb''."
** When Bart hears the Waco Kid moaning in his bunk, he turns to the camera and says "The drunk in number two must be awake."
** After boring the Waco Kid to sleep, Sheriff Bart looks at the camera and says, "I like to keep my audience riveted."
** As two thugs assault a little old lady, she turns to the audience and asks, "Have you ever seen such cruelty?"
** Harvey Korman as the villain, is pondering his next move out loud and looks to the camera and says "Why am I asking you?"
BilingualBonus.
18th May '17 1:59:32 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* TheAce: Bart is the only one to take down Mongo, beats Lily von Schtupp at her own game, and [[spoiler:defeats Hedley Lamarr]].



* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Governor Le Petomane is complete and total moron who is only interested in having sex with his secretary and playing with toys.



* CrowdPanic:When Mongo first arrives in Rock Ridge, a crowd in the street sees him, panics and runs away.

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* CrowdPanic:When CrowdPanic: When Mongo first arrives in Rock Ridge, a crowd in the street sees him, panics and runs away.



* InformedAbility: Lili von Shtupp, the Teutonic Titwillow, isn't all that good a singer. Then again, men aren't necessarily paying to [[MsFanservice listen to her]].

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* InformedAbility: InformedAbility:
**
Lili von Shtupp, the Teutonic Titwillow, isn't all that good a singer. Then again, men aren't necessarily paying to [[MsFanservice listen to her]].her]].
** Mongo is definitely ''strong'', but Bart takes him out just a little too easily. Two cut scenes show Bart having to work a bit harder at subduing Mongo, including blasting him with a small cannon, and tricking him into climbing into a pool of water in an old diving suit, then stopping the air pump.



* MoodWhiplash: Jims story on how he quit being the Waco Kid. It seems to start out as a typical tragic gunslinger story, implying a dark ending even for a parody like Mel Brooks, but the punchline turned it into one of the most funniest scenes in the movie.

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* MoodWhiplash: Jims Jim's story on how he quit being the Waco Kid. It seems to start out as a typical tragic gunslinger story, implying a dark ending even for a parody like Mel Brooks, but the punchline turned it into one of the most funniest scenes in the movie.



** And the Reverend, who combines this with ReasonableAuthorityFigure.

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** And the Reverend, who combines this with ReasonableAuthorityFigure. He's the only one who even moderately accepts Bart at first (though begrudgingly).



** ...which is very interesting, because as written it subverts and mocks the stereotype, but as played it reinforces it, making it more ''bigoted''---[[UnfortunateImplications showing where the executives' priorities were]].
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* AllBikersAreHellAngels: Outlaw bikers are seen in the line signing up to be Hedley Lamarr's {{Mooks}}.

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* AllBikersAreHellAngels: AllBikersAreHellsAngels: Outlaw bikers are seen in the line signing up to be Hedley Lamarr's {{Mooks}}.
18th May '17 1:21:54 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* UnEvilLaugh: Hedley Lamarr makes the mistake of starting an EvilLaugh while sucking on a candy, and almost chokes on it before spitting it out.
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* TheGunfighterWannabe: Jim recalls encountering a lot of these types back when he was the FastestGunInTheWest and how "it got so that every piss-ass prairie punk who thought he could shoot a gun would ride into town to try out The Waco Kid", including the one that sent him into his HeroicBSOD: a six year old kid with a revolver. (Who promptly shot Jim in the ass when he threw down his guns and walked away).



* TheIgor: Boris, the inexplicably out of place limping hunchbacked medieval hangman . What exactly a medieval hangman is doing in a ''Western'' can be attributed to RuleOfFunny. He later shows up in ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights'', where he fits the aesthetic somewhat better.
* TheImmodestOrgasm: Lily Von Schtupp breaks into one of these during her SexFaceTurn with Sheriff Bart. A cut line reveals she was sucking his elbow. There's probably a good reason they cut that.



* TheKlan: Among the many criminals recruited into the outlaw army of the bad guys are a number of Klansmen. Bart and Jim use their sheets to hide in the crowd, but Bart blows his identity when he reveals his black hands.



* ThePhilosopher: Mongo of all characters is surprisingly philosophical. When asked what "where the choo-choo go?" has to do with Rock Ridge, he responds, "Don't know. Mongo only pawn in game of life."



* {{Schoolmarm}}:
-->'''Schoolmarm:''' To the honorable William J. [=LePetomaine=], Governor...
-->'''Crowd:''' Louder! We can't hear you!
-->'''Schoolmarm''': I am sorry, [[UnaccustomedAsIAmToPublicSpeaking I'm not used to public speaking]]. [[LargeHam WE THE WHITE, GODFEARING CITIZENS OF ROCK RIDGE]] wish to express our '''extreme''' displeasure with [[MagicalNegro your choice]] of sheriff. Please remove him immediately! The fact that you have sent him here just goes to prove that you are the leading [[PrecisionFStrike asshole]] in the state!



* SexFaceTurn: Lili von Shtupp, with Sheriff Bart.

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* SettleItWithoutWeapons: A "make the fight fair" version is {{subverted}}. Sheriff Bart has tracked down Hedley Lamaar at the movie theater and is ready for the final gunfight.
-->'''Sheriff Bart''': Freeze it! Okay, Lamarr, go for your gun.\\
'''Lamarr''': Wait, wait, I'm unarmed!\\
'''Sheriff Bart''': All right, we'll settle it like men. With our fists. [Tosses away his gun]\\
'''Lamarr''': [pulls out a Derringer] Sorry, I just remembered. I am armed.\\
'''Sheriff Bart''': [Does a diving roll to grab his gun and shoot Lamaar]
* SexFaceTurn: Lili von Shtupp, Shtupp pulls this after being surprised and overjoyed at how {{big|gerIsBetterInBed}} Bart turns out to be. "''It's twue, it's twue!''"
** Had the [[MediaWatchdog censors]] and / or {{executive|Meddling}}s not objected, this was to have been played
with Sheriff Bart.for parody; Bart's next line after this was to have been to politely point out that Lili was, in fact, sucking on his elbow.
** ...which is very interesting, because as written it subverts and mocks the stereotype, but as played it reinforces it, making it more ''bigoted''---[[UnfortunateImplications showing where the executives' priorities were]].



* ShamingTheMob: The Reverend tries, at least, but is quickly intimidated out of doing so.

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* ShamingTheMob: The Subverted when the Reverend tries, at least, but is quickly intimidated interrupts an imminent lynching by loudly proclaiming the Word of God while brandishing the Bible high in the air. The townspeople respond by blasting the Bible out of doing so.his hands with a round of gunfire, at which point the Reverend turns to the mob's intended victim and tells him, "Son... you're on your own."
* TheSheriff: Parodied by Sheriff Bart. He was actually appointed by the state government, rather than elected by the town, mainly because the previous sheriff had been murdered and nobody in Rock Ridge wanted to be the replacement.
* ShesGotLegs: Lili von Shtupp, pointed out by Hedley.
* ShotInTheAss: After being in a whole series of gunfights against a bunch of wannabe gunfighters, the Waco Kid hears a voice from behind him shout "Reach for it, mister!" and turns around with his guns drawn to see his challenger: a six year old with a set of revolvers. At this point Waco goes to throw down his guns and walk away, but the "little bastard shot me in the ass."



* ShutUpGunshot: Taggart shoots into the air twice to stop Lyle and the other white railroad workers when they got carried away, singing "Camptown Ladies".



* SleazyPolitician: Governor LePetomane is an idiot who seems to care mostly about floozies. His attorney general Hedley Lamarr is even more corrupt.



* SnarkBall: Mongo (having just been used to give Rock Ridge one heck of a load of exposition) looks right at the screen and intones solemnly, [[spoiler:"Mongo only pawn, in game of life."]]



* SomeonesTouchingMyButt: Inverted in a cut line in the bed scene; after Lili mutters, "Oh, it's twue, it's twue!", Sheriff Bart responds, "Ma'am, you're sucking on my elbow." Not to mention the 'froggy' incident.



* SpeakInUnison: "You bet your ass!"
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: It's HEDLEY!



* {{Sssssnaketalk}}:
--->'''Buddy:''' Have you got it?!\\
'''"French Mistake" Dancers:''' Yessssssssss.\\
'''Buddy:''' Sounds like steam escaping....



* StopTrick: Lili Von Shtupp does this when she changes into something "more comfortable".



* SurveillanceAsThePlotDemands: Parodied when Hedley goes into a movie theater to escape Bart, sits down, and sees the hero coming into the theater on the screen.



* ThinkingOutLoud: Subverted when Hedley Lamar, alone in his office, talks through his evil plan to hire a repellent sheriff to drive away the Rock Ridge residents. Toward the end of the speech, he turns to the camera wondering, "Where would I find such a man?" After a pause, he says, "Why am I asking you?"



* TisOnlyABulletInTheBrain: The Waco Kid warns Black Bart not to shoot Mongo. "It'll just make him mad." PlayedForLaughs.



* TrainingThePeacefulVillagers: The villagers contribute by making a fake version of their town to lure the bandits into it and then blow it up. Then the heroes lead the whole town in a massive brawl with the remaining bandits.



* TheTropeKid: The Waco Kid

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* TheTropeKid: The Waco KidKid.
* TrouserSpace:
-->'''Bart:''' Excuse me while I whip this out.
-->(reaches into waistline as crowd gasps and screams; Bart pulls out paper, they sigh with relief)
-->(Or was it disappointment?)



* UngratefulTownsfolk: Bart arrives in Rock Ridge and is met which scorn and racist taunts. when Mongo arrives they rush to him for help. He saves the day and is given a pie by an old lady, who thanks him but tells him to have the good taste not to tell anyone. (This, of course, is part of the satire of the movie.)



* UnskilledButStrong: Mongo is a bit slow, but can take out a horse in one punch.
* UnsoundEffect: Lampshaded during a meeting with the governor. After it's announced that Rock Ridge had been bombed, the Governor shouts "We must do something about this immediately! Immediately! Immediately! Harumph! Harumph! Harumph!" Everyone else says Harumph along with him, with one notable exception. "I didn't get a 'harumph' out of that guy."



* VictoryIsBoring: The final scene:
-->"My work here is done. I'm needed elsewhere now. I'm needed wherever outlaws rule the West, wherever innocent women and children are afraid to walk the streets, wherever a man cannot live in simple dignity, wherever a people cry out for justice."
-->"Bullshit!"
-->"All right, you caught me. To speak the plain truth it's getting pretty darn dull around here."



* VisualInnuendo: The Governor trys to put a pen back into its holder. Hedley Lamarr just tells him, "Think of your secretary," and he gets it right into the little... place it's designed to go.



* WaterWakeup: Bart and Jim do this to wake up the now-securely bound-with-chains Mongo. Mongo casually breaks loose while ''yawning''. (Fortunately, Mongo's in a good mood, considering.)



* WhatHeSaid: Mongo has just ridden into town.
-->'''Sheriff Bart:''' Who is this Mongo, anyway?\\
'''Waco Kid:''' Well, Mongo ain't exactly a "who". He's more of a "what".\\
'''Van Johnson:''' What he said.
* WhatIsGoingOn: When Taggert arrives at the railroad worksite to find [[ItMakesSenseInContext all his foremen singing "Camptown Ladies"]]:
--> '''Taggert''': What in [[AnachronismStew the wide, wide world o' sports]] is a-goin' on here?!



* WheresTheKaboom: The heroes plan to blow up the fake town of Rock Ridge with explosives, but the detonator fails. The Waco Kid has to set off the dynamite by shooting it with a revolver, at a range that would be a challenge to a sniper with a scope mounted rifle.



* WorkingClassPeopleAreMorons: "You've got to remember that these are just simple farmers. These are people of the land. The common clay of the New West. You know... morons!"



* YiddishAsASecondLanguage: Mel Brooks as the Indian chief.

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* WouldHarmASenior: Lampshaded. As Hedley's henchmen punch an old lady, she turns to the camera and comments "Have you ever seen such cruelty?"
* YiddishAsASecondLanguage: Mel Brooks as the Indian chief. His headdress actually reads "Posher l'Kesach": roughly, "Posher for Kassover." When he meets Bart's family, he says in Yiddish, "Blacks!" When one of the other Indians raises his tomahawk, Brooks says, "No, no, don't be crazy. Let them go!" After Bart's family has ridden away, Brooks mutters, "Have you ever seen in your life?" He finishes in very Yiddish-accented English, "Dey darkuh den us! Wuff!"
* YouGotMurder: "Candygram for Mongo". Bart actually delivers the Candygram, has Mongo sign for it, then walks away as the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' theme plays. The box doesn't actually ''explode'' until Mongo opens it. Imitators just yell it as they throw the bomb.


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* YouNeedABreathMint: Gabby Johnson weaponizes his bad breath the big brawl in Rock Ridge.


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* YoungGun: Parodied in the Waco Kid's backstory: TheGunfighterWannabe that finally managed to defeat him (and humiliated him by [[ShotInTheAss shooting him in the ass]], turning him into TheAlcoholic), was a ''[[EnfanteTerrible six-year-old kid with a gun]]'' (in his defense, the Waco Kid WouldntHurtAChild-the other (literal) kid just happened to exploit that).
* YouWannaGetSued: Inverted:
--> '''Governor''': Thank you, Hedy, thank you.
--> '''Hedley Lamarr''': It's not ''Hedy''; it's ''Hedley''. Hedley Lamarr.
--> '''Governor''': What the hell are you worried about? This is 1874. You'll be able to sue ''her''! [[note]]Funnily enough, Hedy Lamarr ''did'' end up suing the movie over the use of her name. [[/note]]
* YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry: Don't pull a gun on Mongo, you'll just make him mad.
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* AddledAddict: Jim/the Waco Kid starts out with a bad case of the DT's, at least on one side, although he gets over it fairly quickly.
* AdolfHitlarious: An actor dressed as Hitler (who is implied to be Jewish) mentions "the bunker scene" before the place explodes into a hilarious pie fight. As the brawl unfolds, said actor can be seen in the background, tossing out rapid-fire Nazi salutes for absolutely no reason at all.



* AffectionateParody: Westerns.

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* AffectionateParody: Westerns.Of westerns. So affectionate that the singer of the theme song, Frankie Laine, did not know it was a parody. They added the whip sounds into the music later.



* AllBikersAreHellAngels: Outlaw bikers are seen in the line signing up to be Hedley Lamarr's {{Mooks}}.
* AlterKocker: The Indian Chief even speaks [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign ''Hebrew'']].
* AlwaysCamp: "The French Mistake" number combines acting, dancing and musical theatre.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Jim might be:
-->'''Bart:''' As I am your host and you are my guest, what do you like to do?\\
'''Jim:''' Oh, I dunno... Play chess... Screw...\\
'''Bart:''' Well, let's play chess.



* AntagonisticGovernor: Gov. William J. Le Petomane isn't exactly antagonistic, but [[CluelessBoss he is incompetent and an easy mark]] for [[BigBad State Attorney General Hedley Lamarr]], who acts as his EvilChancellor. Le Petomane's assigning of a black man as sheriff (under Hedley's suggestion, as part of his plan to clear the residents of Rock Ridge) is what sets the plot in motion.



* ApatheticCitizens: Exaggerated and PlayedForLaughs when the brawl between the townspeople of Rock Ridge and Hedley Lamarr's goons, after having swept up a CampGay musical production in its wake, literally crashes into the Warner Brothers studio commissary. Not only do the characters eating in the commissary not flee or try to break up the fight, but they escalate the conflict by snatching up cream pies and throwing them at random people in an enormous "pie fight." Even the unsuspecting tour group that enters the commissary and gets repeatedly pied doesn't seem to mind what's happening.



* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Hedley's list of bad guys to recruit, culminating with Methodists as apparently the worst of the bunch.

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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Hedley's ArsonMurderAndJaywalking:
** Hedley Lamarr gives out a long
list of bad guys evil people that he wants to recruit, culminating recruit as {{mook}}s, topping it off with a triumphant, "...and ''Methodists!''". There's no given reason why Methodists as apparently are lumped in with such villains.
** Later in
the worst of film the bunch.bigoted people of Rock Ridge face being completely overwhelmed by Lamarr's EvilArmy unless they accept the help of a large group of railroad workers, and in return give some of local land to these workers. (Said workers are mostly black and Chinese.) After a bit of discussion the people announce "Ok, we'll give some land to the niggers and the chinks, but we ''don't want the Irish!''." This is a deliberate attempt to show how meaningless prejudice and racism is, and how what are now seemingly generic groups were once a major target of such prejudice.



* AsideComment: Several examples of BreakingTheFourthWall don't explicitly acknowledge the audience.
** After Sheriff Bart takes ''himself'' hostage, he retreats to his new office and says, "Oh, baby you are so talented...''(looks into the camera)'' and they are so ''dumb''."
** When Bart hears the Waco Kid moaning in his bunk, he turns to the camera and says "The drunk in number two must be awake."
** After boring the Waco Kid to sleep, Sheriff Bart looks at the camera and says, "I like to keep my audience riveted."
** As two thugs assault a little old lady, she turns to the audience and asks, "Have you ever seen such cruelty?"
** Harvey Korman as the villain, is pondering his next move out loud and looks to the camera and says "Why am I asking you?"



* AsYouKnow: "I don't have to tell you people what has been happening to our beloved town..."

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* AsTheGoodBookSays: This wonderful exchange:
-->'''Reverend Johnson:''' Gentlemen, gentlemen, allow not hatred to rule the day. [holds up his Bible] As your spiritual leader, I implore you to pay heed to this good book and what it has to say!\\
[Townspeople shoot the Bible, blowing it apart]\\
'''Reverend Johnson:''' [to Bart] Son, you're on your own.
* AstonishinglyAppropriateInterruption:
** The preacher is commencing his sermon when a bundle of dynamite is thrown through the window:
--->'''Preacher:''' We will now read from the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and... {{Duck}}
** Also:
--->'''Chairman:''' As chairman of the welcoming committee, it is my privilege to extend a [[Creator/LaurelAndHardy laurel, and hardy handshake]] to our new..... ''[sees Bart]'' nigger.
* AsYouKnow: "I Everyone in the town is gathered in the church to discuss what to do about the bandits ransacking the town - and the preacher begins by letting everyone know that bandits are ransacking the town. He even begins his speech by saying that he doesn't have to tell them any of this: sheriff murdered, crops burned, stores looted, women stampeded, and cattle raped.
-->"I
don't have to tell you people what has been happening to our beloved town..."



* AudienceMurmurs: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] about as hard as possible:
-->'''Cabinet men:''' harrumphharrumphharrumphharrumphharrumphharrumphharrumph\\
'''Governor:''' I didn't get a "harrumph" outta that guy!\\
'''Hedley Lamarr:''' Give the governer a "harrumph!"\\
'''That Guy:''' Harrumph.\\
'''Governor:''' You watch your ass!
* BadassBandolier: The bandito who gives the "Badges? We don't need no stinking badges!" speech wears one.
* BadassBystander: Gabby Johnson, the resident drunkard of Rock Ridge, can take out bandits simply by grabbing them by the collar and breathing his "beer-breath" on them.



* BallroomBlitz: The FinalBattle busts right out of the movie and into the studio next door, where a rehearsal for a dance number is taking place.
* BarBrawl: The fight between Hedley's thugs and the citizens of Rock Ridge eventually spills out into the Warner Bros.' commissary.



* {{Bathos}}: "Waco Kid" Jim tells the woeful story of his career and how he reached a point where he nearly gunned down a six-year old who challenged him. He threw down his gun to end his career, at which point the "little bastard shot me in the ass!"



* BiggerIsBetterInBed: Bart actually manages to convert Kahn's Lili Von Schtup to the good guys purely by impressing her with his penis. An extended cut of the scene reveals she was sucking on his elbow.



--> "You said 'rape' twice."\\
"I like rape."

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--> "You -->'''Hedley Lamarr:''' What are we going to do about Rock Ridge?\\
'''Taggart:''' I got it, I got it! We'll work up a Number 6 on 'em.\\
'''Hedley Lamarr:''' Number 6? I'm afraid I'm not familiar with that one.\\
'''Taggart:''' That's where we go a-ridin' into town, a-whampin' and whompin' every living thing that moves within an inch of its life! Except the women folks of course.\\
'''Hedley Lamarr:''' You spare the women?\\
'''Taggart:''' Nah, we rape the shit out of them at the Number 6 Dance later on!
** Later in the movie though, we learn it didn't quite go as planned:
--->'''Pastor (addressing the town)''': Sheriff murdered, crops burnt, people stampeding, and cattle raped.
** And later still, as Hedley is assembling his army of villains to wipe out the town:
--->'''Hedley:''' Qualifications?\\
'''Applicant:''' Rape, murder, arson and rape.\\
'''Hedley:''' You
said 'rape' rape twice."\\
"I
\\
'''Applicant:''' I
like rape."



::::In the original script, this was followed by Sheriff Bart saying, "I hate to disappoint you ma'am, but you're sucking on my ''arm''."

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::::In ** In the original script, this was followed by Sheriff Bart saying, "I hate to disappoint you ma'am, but you're sucking on my ''arm''."



* BornInTheTheatre: Hedley Lamarr is talking to himself while facing the camera in thinking up a plan. He then says to us "Why am I talking to you?"



** The end fight scene, where they break through the wall of the studio and continue the fight across several sets, culminating in Hedley Lamarr fleeing to Grauman's Chinese Theatre, and dying next to Douglas Fairbanks's footprints.

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** The end fight scene, where they break through the wall of the studio and continue the fight across several sets, culminating in Hedley Lamarr fleeing to Grauman's Chinese Theatre, and dying next to Douglas Fairbanks's footprints.Creator/DouglasFairbanks's footprints.
** The final scene in the movie escalates directly to NoFourthWall, in which [[spoiler:the two main characters watch the end of their own movie together at the Chinese Theatre.]]
--->'''Waco Kid:''' Ooh. I hope there's a HappyEnding.
* BreathWeapon: During the big fight scene, Gabby Johnson the grizzled drunk mountain man grabs a bad guy by the collar and exhales in his face, knocking him out.



* CampStraight: Hedley Lamarr. A buffoonish [[TheDragon Dragon]] with AmbiguouslyGay characteristics, likes women. [[DepravedBisexual He's at least bi]]. Don't forget how he [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic molests the statue of Justice]].
--> [[SayMyName Oh Lily, Lily, Lily, Lily,]] [[ShesGotLegs legs]], [[HelloNurse Lily, Lily.]]
* CardboardPal: Carried out on a grand scale when the citizens of Rock Ridge built a mock-up of the whole town, complete with cardboard versions of themselves, so that the bad guys would attack the wrong town.



* ChangingClothesIsAFreeAction: Lili von Schtupp pulls a curtain shut for an instant and re-emerges wearing something "more comfortable", which is an outfit just as elaborate as the one she was previously wearing.



-->Well, it got so that every piss-ant prairie punk who thought he could shoot a gun would ride into town to try out the Waco Kid. I must have killed more men than Creator/CecilBDMille. It got pretty gritty. I started to hear the word "draw" in my sleep. Then one day, I was just walking down the street when I heard a voice behind me say, "Reach for it, mister!" I spun around... and there I was, face-to-face with a six-year old kid. Well, I just threw my guns down and walked away. Little bastard shot me in the ass. So I limped to the nearest saloon, crawled inside a whiskey bottle, and I've been there ever since.
* ChineseLaborer: We see one working on the railroad who collapses from exhaustion.
-->'''Lyle''': [[KickTheDog Dock that Chink a day's pay for napping on the job.]]



* CleanUpTheTown: Bart has to clean up the town and resorts to unorthodox methods. Candy Gram, anyone?



* ClusterBleepBomb: Cable showings can suffer from this. It's practically a silent movie.



-->Daddy loves Froggy. Froggy love Daddy? (squeak squeak) Aaaaaahhh.... ribbit... ribbit... ribbit...



* CorruptPolitician: Hedley Lamarr, a corrupt attorney general who is driving honest settlers off their land for the benefit of the railroad company he has an interest in.



* CoveredInGunge: The big fight scene at the end spills out of its set into another soundstage, then spreads into the studio commissary and escalates into a food fight. Hedley tries to evade it by ducking into a restroom, then emerges a second later with a faceful of pie.



* CrowdPanic: When Mongo first arrives in Rock Ridge.

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* CrowdPanic: When CrowdPanic:When Mongo first arrives in Rock Ridge.Ridge, a crowd in the street sees him, panics and runs away.
* CryIntoChest: Parodied when it's done with two guys, the crier being a CampGay.
-->"You brute, you brute, you vicious brute!"
-->"All right, all right.."



* DanceSensation: "The French Mistake".



* DeathSeeker: The Waco Kid

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* DeathSeeker: The Waco KidKid. After nearly gunning down a kid, Jim gave up gun-fighting and tried to drink himself to death.



* DeconstructorFleet: Western movie tropes. At one point Hedley complains, "'Head them off at the pass?' I HATE THAT CLICHÉ!"
* DefeatMeansFriendship: The cause of Mongo's HeelFaceTurn.

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* DeconstructiveParody: The film took ''everything'' from the American Western genre, a couple dozen more from every other genre of American film, and proceeded to nuke them (particularly the racist elements) in a way that only Creator/MelBrooks and Creator/RichardPryor could manage. It was almost two decades before anyone took the Western seriously again.
* DeconstructorFleet: Western movie tropes. At one point Hedley complains, "'Head them off at the pass?' I HATE THAT CLICHÉ!"
CLICHÉ!" The whole goal of the movie was to highlight how artificial and out-of-date the entire genre was, mostly by taking tropes about "the common clay of the new West" and showing what they'd actually be like. Finally, the movie ends by shattering its fourth wall to bits, the characters spending the entire final act either on a sound stage or in a movie theater.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: The cause of After Sheriff Bart blows up Mongo and captures him:
-->'''Mongo:''' Mongo stay with Sheriff Bart. Sheriff first man ever whip Mongo. Mongo impressed, have deep feelings for Sheriff Bart.
-->'''Waco Kid:''' Uh oh, you better watch out, big fella. I think
Mongo's HeelFaceTurn.taken a little fancy to you.
-->'''Mongo:''' Aww, Mongo ''straight!''



* DeterminedHomesteader: The townsfolk of Rock Ridge, although this being a comedy, their determination wavers a bit.



* DodgeTheBullet: Hedley Lamarr ducks out of the final fight unstained, only to apparently get nailed with a pie by some malicious party lurking in the washroom.
* DoNotTauntCthulu: Don't shoot Mongo. It just makes him mad.
* DoomedNewClothes: Played with when bandits overrun the town of Rock Ridge early in the film. A well-dressed dude is lassoed and dragged behind a horse through the mud. He simply notes: "Well, that's the end of this suit!"



* EitherOrTitle: On the promotional posters, the film was advertised as ''Mel Brooks' Blazing Saddles or Never Give a Saga an Even Break''.



* EqualOpportunityEvil: Hedley Lamarr's "Thugs Wanted" ad literally ends with "Equal Opportunity Employer".

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* EqualOpportunityEvil: Hedley Lamarr's "Thugs Wanted" ad literally ends with "Equal ads specify that he's "An Equal Opportunity Employer".Employer", and it includes several representatives from hate groups like TheKlan and the Nazis.
-->'''Lamarr:''' I want you to round up ''every'' vicious criminal and gunslinger in the west. Take this down.
-->''(Taggart looks for a pen and paper while Hedley talks)''
-->'''Lamarr:''' I want [[ArmyOfThievesAndWhores rustlers, cut throats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperadoes]], [[RhymingList mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers]], [[LongList con men, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswogglers, horse thieves, bull dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass-kickers, shit-kickers]] and ''[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Methodists!]]''
* EthnicMenialLabor: Bart starts out as a railroad worker. He later comes back for the other laborers [[spoiler:so they can build a fake Rock Ridge to trick the bandits, in exchange for some land to grow crops.]] While Bart is black, Chinese and Irish workers also show up.
-->'''Howard Johnson:''' All right. We'll take the niggers, and the chinks. But we don't want the Irish. ''[the assembled laborers turn and act as if they're about to go home]'' Oh, prairie shit. All right. Everyone!



* EverybodyWasKungFuFighting: After the "fake Rock Ridge" is blown up by the Waco Kid, Sheriff Bart leads every single one of the townspeople in a wild and confused attack on Hedley Lamarr's gang. Even the women throw punches, the preacher [[GroinAttack knees some guy in the groin]] (immediately asking God to forgive him for that), and the town drunk knocks a thug [[BreathWeapon simply by breathing on him]]. The free-for-all eventually literally [[BreakingTheFourthWall Breaks The Fourth Wall]] - [[NoFourthWall not that there was much of one to begin with]] - onto the Warner Brothers studio lot where ''Blazing Saddles'' is being filmed, with other productions being swept up in the turmoil and everyone eventually fighting their way into the studio cafeteria, where one of the cooks ''just happens'' to have a huge tray of custard pies handy so the entire cast can [[PieInTheFace throw pies at each other]].
* EveryoneIsArmed: This was the reception Sheriff Bart received upon entering Rock Ridge for the first time. Even the school marm was packing!



* EveryoneJoinTheParty: The brawl at the end is between all the bad guys and all the townsfolk and spills out into adjacent studios. A baker shows up in the studio commissary and hands out custard pies to the brawlers "for the big pie fight", even though he'd had no idea of knowing there was going to be a fight of any kind.



* {{Expy}}: Madeline Kahn's Lili von Shtupp for Creator/MarleneDietrich

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* {{Expy}}: Madeline Kahn's Lili von Shtupp for Creator/MarleneDietrichCreator/MarleneDietrich.
* FastestGunInTheWest: Jim the Waco Kid is a ludicrously extreme version. He can draw, fire six shots, and re-holster his gun before anyone else even draws. He can even take an object in front of him without seeming to move. His backstory also parodies the "unwanted attention from every two-bit thug with something to prove" aspect; Jim describes how he lost faith in everything when he was challenged by a seven-year-old; disheartened, Jim dropped his guns and turned away... and "the little bastard shot me in the ass."



** TheDarkChick: Lili Von Shtupp ([[HeelFaceTurn like Mongo, it doesn't last]])
* [[FlashBack/{{Film}} Flash Back]]: Sheriff Bart's story about how his parents came out West in a covered wagon and dealt with hostile Indians.

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** TheDarkChick: Lili Von Shtupp ([[HeelFaceTurn like Mongo, it doesn't last]])
last]]).
* [[FlashBack/{{Film}} Flash Back]]: {{Flashback}}: Sheriff Bart's story about how his parents came out West in a covered wagon and dealt with hostile Indians.Indians.
* FoodFight: The final brawl turns into a pie fight.



* FriendlyAddressPrivileges: Played with.
--> '''Sheriff Bart:''' What's your name?\\
'''The Waco Kid:''' Well, my name is Jim, but most people call me... Jim.
* FriendOrFoe: In the battle royale, The Waco Kid punches Bart before realizing who he is. He pats his cheek by way of apology and then throws himself back into the fray.
* FunetikAksent: At one point, Sheriff Bart reads aloud a note from Lili Von Shtupp asking him to "meet [her] in [her] Dwessing Woom," suggesting the note is written like that.



* GoSeduceMyArchnemesis: Hedley Lamarr sends Lili von Shtupp to seduce and abandon Bart. She does a HeelFaceTurn too.



* GoshDangItToHeck: Taggart gives us this gem:
-->What in the Wide World of Sports is a-going on here? I hired you people to get a little track laid, not to jump around like a bunch of Kansas City faggots!



* [[GroinAttack/{{Film}} Groin Attack]]: Happens to a cowboy, a {{mook}}, a film CampGay director (just for laughs) and Hedley Lamarr (who's ''shot'' in the groin).
* GuileHero: Bart.

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* [[GroinAttack/{{Film}} Groin Attack]]: GroinAttack: Happens to a cowboy, a {{mook}}, a film CampGay director (just for laughs) and Hedley Lamarr (who's ''shot'' in the groin).
* GuileHero: Bart. Of particular note is the incident in which he escaped from an entire town of people with guns aimed at him by ''taking himself hostage'' and using himself as a human shield to get to safety.



* HaveAGayOldTime: the film's use of racist language (particular the N-word) has made it a hot potato for many modern broadcasters, and with some modern viewers misunderstanding that the use of the word (in a film where Creator/RichardPryor was one of the writers) was intended as an attack on racism, rather than an attempt to generate cheap laughs. As one of those behind the film's production states in the DVD featurette, Brooks intended the film to walk up to racism and punch it in the face. That said, the film is rarely broadcast unedited anymore.

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* HaveAGayOldTime: the The film's use of racist language (particular the N-word) has made it a hot potato for many modern broadcasters, and with some modern viewers misunderstanding that the use of the word (in a film where Creator/RichardPryor was one of the writers) was intended as an attack on racism, rather than an attempt to generate cheap laughs. As one of those behind the film's production states in the DVD featurette, Brooks intended the film to walk up to racism and punch it in the face. That said, the film is rarely broadcast unedited anymore.anymore.
* HaveANiceDaySmile: Hedley Lamarr's "army" of evildoers includes among its ranks a pair of Ku Klux Klansmen with smiley faces and the phrase "have a nice day!" written on the back of their robes. This is either hilarious or terrifying, depending on how you look at it (or both!).



* HesBack: The Waco Kid.

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* HesBack: The Waco Kid.Jim was the fastest gun in the West, but the stress of having every gunslinger coming for him (culminating in getting shot in the hinder by a little kid) left him with shattered confidence, a shaky hand, and a drinking problem. When he comes back better than ever, he sits tall in his saddle and confidently shoots the guns out of everybody's hands, so fast that you never see his gun leave its holster.



* HometownNickname: Jim AKA The Waco Kid.
* HonorIsFairPlay: Sheriff Bart confronts Hedley Lamarr at the movie theater and tells him to go for his gun. Lamarr claims to be unarmed, so (following the Code of the West) Sheriff Bart throws away his gun and prepares to fight Lamarr with his fists. Lamarr smugly announces that he is armed and pulls out a derringer, whereupon Bart dives to grab his gun back and shoots him.



* HumanShield: See HostageSituation above.

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* HumanShield: To escape the bigoted mob of the town that he has just been appointed sheriff of, Bart ''takes himself hostage''. The townspeople, of course, believe that he'll actually do it and stand down. "Ooh, baby, you are so talented! And they are so ''dumb''!"
* IAmNotLeftHanded: Inverted when Jim, The Waco Kid, is explaining his backstory (and downfall) to Bart:
--> '''Jim:'''
See HostageSituation above.this hand? (holds out his right hand)
--> '''Bart:''' Steady as a rock!
--> '''Jim:''' Yeah, but I shoot with this hand. (Holds out his left hand, which shakes violently).
* IFightForTheStrongestSide: After Sheriff Bart has defeated Mongo:
-->Mongo stay with Sheriff Bart. Sheriff first man ever whip Mongo. Mongo impressed, have deep feelings for Sheriff Bart.



* ImpossibleTheft: Jim encourages Bart to clap his hands onto a chess piece starting with his hands about about a foot apart, and Jim halfway across the room. Bart claps his hands around the piece, and Jim apparently doesn't even move. When Bart opens his hands, he finds them empty, and Jim reveals that the chess piece is now in his previously empty holster.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Parodied when The Waco Kid shoots the guns out of the hands about ten Mooks in two seconds.



* InsistentTerminology: Hedley Lamarr is cursed with a name similar to a noted actress... in a joke that may by now have suffered from the WeirdAlEffect.



* InvisibleBackingBand: Subverted. Just as you're wondering where the music is coming from, Bart rides past Count Basie and His Orchestra.



* ISurrenderSuckers: Hedley Lamarr during his confrontation with Sheriff Bart.

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* ISurrenderSuckers: Hedley Lamarr during refuses to duel Bart, claiming, "But I'm unarmed!" Then when Bart throws down his confrontation with Sheriff Bart.gun and puts up his fists, Hedley says "Sorry, I just remembered—I am armed!" and goes for his Derringer.



* LeeroyJenkins: Averted before the confrontation with Mongo: "If you shoot him, you'll only make him mad."



* LetsFightLikeGentlemen: When confronted by Bart, Hedley Lamarr claims to be unarmed. Bart puts aside his gun for a fistfight. Hedley was lying. Hedley ends up getting shot anyway.
* LettingTheAirOutOfTheBand: The townsfolk have a band playing when the new sheriff arrives in town, which peters out suddenly when they see it's a [[CurseCutShort NI-DONG!]]



* LiveActionCartoon: The film has many antics and sight gags similar to a ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' cartoon, no fourth wall, the villain drives off-set at the end, and more.



* MadeOfExplodium: "Mongo like candy." Mongo open box. Mongo not know what next.



* MagnificentMoustachesOfMexico: The Mexican banditos signing up for Hedley Lamarr's army have mustaches.
* MandatoryUnretirement: The Waco Kid is a RetiredGunfighter who gives up his drunken ways and becomes a hero again to help Bart save Rock Ridge.



* MediumAwareness: Hedley goes to the opening of ''Blazing Saddles'' and finds out Bart and Jim have tracked him down when the movie screen shows them outside the theater... and they then go into the theatre to find out how things end...
* MeekTownsman: Just about everyone in Rock Ridge, though ironically they prove to be armed to the teeth when approached by a friendly black man who wants to help them.



* MountainMan[=/=]{{Prospector}}: Gabby Johnson

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* MountainMan[=/=]{{Prospector}}: Gabby JohnsonJohnson, who speaks only "Authentic Frontier Gibberish".



* MusicalisInterruptus: "The French Mistake" is interrupted twice: once when a dancer trips, and once when the fight comes crashing in from the Blazing Saddles set next door.



* NinjaProp: The ending. ''All of it.''

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* NapInducingSpeak: After Bart finishes telling Jim his life story, Jim snores because he's fallen asleep. Bart says "Always like to keep my audience riveted."
* NinjaProp: The ending. ''All epic climax eventually spills off the set into the rest of it.''the studio where the film was being shot, with the brawl entering the set of a musical, the cafeteria (where it turns into a pie fight), the studio tour, and eventually the streets of Burbank. It culminates in Hedley Lamarr trying to escape the film by taking a taxi to the premiere of ''Blazing Saddles'' at Grauman's Chinese Theatre... only to find, while watching the film, that Bart has followed him there.



* OneDropRule: A parodic inversion. When the foreman of the railroad gang says he wants "a couple of niggers" to check for quicksand, Bart points out that his grandmother was Dutch and therefore he wasn't entirely Black.
* OneSteveLimit: The entire town of Rock Ridge is named "Johnson". Best not to dwell on it...



* OrAreYouJustHappyToSeeMe:
** "Is that a ten-gallon hat, or are you just enjoying the show?"
** "Oh, it is twue!" This would have been a subversion, if the censors hadn't objected to the next line: "You're sucking on my elbow."
* OscarBait: Parodied when Hedley Lamarr announces to his gang of thugs near the climax:
-->You will only be risking your lives, while I will almost certainly be risking an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
* OverlyLongGag: The notorious "baked beans" scene. Mel Brooks was asked to cut down the number of farts, but he realized the length of the gag would enable people to get over their initial shocked reaction and start laughing.



* PokeThePoodle: Bart has a hard time thinking up villainous acts while impersonating a thug.
-->'''Hedley''': Qualifications?\\
'''Bart''': Stampeding cattle...\\
'''Hedley''': [[LampshadeHanging That's not much of a crime.]][[note]]In some places it would actually be a ''very'' serious crime, as in places with narrow streets, there's nowhere for people trying to avoid the stampeding cattle to go, potentially leading to people getting trampled to death.[[/note]]\\
'''Bart''': ...through the Vatican?\\
'''Hedley''': Kinky!
* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: Parodied. The movie set in a very racist version of the Wild West. Bart is probably the smartest character in the film - he tricks his racist employers into dancing around while singing "Camptown Ladies", exploits the AngryBlackMan stereotype to 'kidnap' himself from the middle of a lynch mob, and uses the 'servants are unnoticed' tendency to trick Mongo into accepting a delivery of explos... er...''candy''.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Oddly, Hedley Lamarr doesn't show as much blatant bigotry as his henchmen, Mr. Taggart and Lyle. He doesn't show as much racism as the InnocentBystanders that the black sheriff is protecting! When hiring outlaws the BigBad advertises himself as an [[EqualOpportunityEvil Equal Opportunity Employer]] and specifically mentions in his famous LongList that he wants criminals of many different races and backgrounds working for him. On the other hand, he doesn't hesitate to [[WouldHitAGirl slap Lily around]] and insult her [[AcceptableTargets German ancestry]] when she does a HighHeelFaceTurn. Hedley is also in charge of appropriating land in Colorado from the local Indians, justifying this by claiming "they're such children."
** Even that could be chalked up to playing to his audience, the governor and his cabinet. Lamarr is pretty much does it for the money and power.



* PreacherMan: Parodied (of course) by Reverend Johnson. Among other things, he attempts to save Sheriff Bart from execution but desists when someone shoots a hole through his Bible.



* PrimaDonnaDirector: Buddy Bizarre, the director of "The French Mistake". (Though, given that a massive Western brawl had just burst through the wall into his musical number, he's hardly overreacting.)



* PromotedToScapegoat: Hedley wants to run the inhabitants of Rock Ridge off their land and resell it to the railroad at a huge profit. To this end, he appoints Bart as the (extremely racist) town's new sheriff in an effort to sow confusion. To his frustration, Bart actually manages to do his job quite well.



* PsychoForHire: Hedley Lamarr holds auditions and recruits an ''army'' of them.
* PunchPunchUhOh: Subverted in the grand fight scene where an effeminate, tuxedo-clad dancer beats ineffectually on the chest of a large cowboy before bursting into tears and collapsing into the cowboy's arms. The cowboy comforts him. ("There, there.")



* QuickDraw: The Waco Kid pulls off shots without visibly drawing his revolvers. Not only does he draw and fire before we see him even move, ''he gets his guns back into their holsters as well''.



* RailroadPlot: Blazing Saddles starts with this when the local railroad runs into quicksand, forcing the company to attempt to tear down a nearby town to make sure construction runs on schedule.

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* RailroadPlot: Blazing Saddles The film starts with this when the local railroad runs into quicksand, forcing the company to attempt to tear down a nearby town to make sure construction runs on schedule.schedule.
* RapePillageAndBurn:
** Hilariously subverted, as the townspeople build a fake town to lure out Hedley Lamarr's {{mooks}}.
** And [[{{Inverted}} spoofed]] in the beginning, where the mayor of Rock Ridge complains of "people stampeded, and [[BestialityIsDepraved cattle raped]]."
** And in the part where Taggart is describing his plan (Number 6) to Hedley:
-->'''Taggart:''' We'll work up a Number 6 on 'em.\\
'''Hedley Lamarr:''' ''[frowns]'' "Number 6"? I'm afraid I'm not familiar with that one.\\
'''Taggart:''' Well, that's where we go a-ridin' into town, a-whompin' and a-whumpin' every livin' thing that moves within an inch of its life. Except the women folks, of course.\\
'''Hedley Lamarr:''' You spare the women?\\
'''Taggart:''' Naw, we ''rape the shit out of them'' at the Number Six Dance later on!\\
'''Hedley Lamarr:''' Marvelous!



* RealityEnsues: PlayedForLaughs at the start with the quicksand pit Bart and a coworker stumble into. Suffice it to say, the one unrealistic detail of the pit is its very location.

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* RealityEnsues: PlayedForLaughs at the start with RealityEnsues:
** No, quicksand is not an all-consuming demonic force of nature that swallows up everything in its path, and you won't even go in up to your neck, even if your waist does go under. The two men who sink in
the quicksand pit are even able to get themselves out with just enough effort. That said, one thing quicksand is is a construction hazard, and the railroad company is forced to find a different path for the track as soon as the quicksand pit is discovered in its path.
**
Bart and a coworker stumble into. Suffice it to say, the one unrealistic detail spends part of the pit is its very location.movie trying to earn acceptance by a bunch of racist rubes, which to his frustration, doesn't happen overnight. His first day on patrol gets him called a "nigger" by an old lady. When Bart brings down an outlaw, the old lady does apologize, but still would prefer not be seen with him in public.



* RetiredBadass: The Waco Kid
* RetiredGunfighter: The Waco Kid

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* RetiredBadass: The Waco Kid
Kid, until he befriends Bart.
* RetiredGunfighter: The Waco KidKid.


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* StylisticSuck: The final battle interrupts what looks to be an intensely stupid Busby Berkeley-style musical number.
-->"Throw out your hands, stick out your tush/hands on your hips, give 'em a push!/Don't be surprised, you're doing the French Mistake, VOILA!


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* ThirdPersonPerson: Mondo like to play.
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* BadassGay: Buddy Bizarre's dancers may be as camp as twelve rows of tents, but damn if they don't step up when Taggart punches him in the stomach.
** Although they [[CurbStompBattle quickly prove out of their league]], as many of them are shown to be capable of little more than impotent sissy-slapping.

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* BadassGay: Buddy Bizarre's dancers may be as camp as twelve rows of tents, but damn if they don't step up when Taggart punches him in the stomach. \n** Although Subverted as they [[CurbStompBattle quickly prove out of their league]], as many of them are shown to be capable of little more than impotent sissy-slapping.
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