History Film / BlazingSaddles

15th May '18 12:42:27 PM eroock
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-->--'''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGcfHvUTfac Theme Song]]'''

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* ImprobableAimingSkills: Parodied when The Waco Kid shoots the guns out of the hands about ten Mooks in two seconds.

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* ImprobableAimingSkills: Parodied when with The Waco Kid Kid.
** When he
shoots the guns out of the hands about ten Mooks in two seconds.seconds.
** At the end he manages 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.
8th May '18 9:25:27 PM Mdumas43073
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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. [=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.

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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) (Creator/HarveyKorman) 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. [=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.
3rd May '18 8:13:39 AM KZN02
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* InsurmountableWaistHeightFence: The villagers of Rock Ridge hold off Hedley's men… by installing a tollbooth. "Somebody's gotta go back and get a shitload of dimes!" Yes, absurd, as the booth is set up in the middle of a stretch of desert where they can easily go around it, but since Taggart thinks that his corrupt money-grubbing boss installed the thing, it actually makes sense that he doesn't go around.

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* InsurmountableWaistHeightFence: The villagers of Rock Ridge hold off Hedley's men… by installing a tollbooth.[[TollBoothAntics tollbooth]]. "Somebody's gotta go back and get a shitload of dimes!" Yes, absurd, as the booth is set up in the middle of a stretch of desert where they can easily go around it, but since Taggart thinks that his corrupt money-grubbing boss installed the thing, it actually makes sense that he doesn't go around.
7th Apr '18 5:11:34 PM nombretomado
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* BaitAndSwitch: "Excuse me while I whip this out." Bart proceeds to reach for a speech letter in his pocket, while the townsfolk gasp and cower in fear, [[IThoughtItMeant thinking he's going to whip something else out instead]]. Then they all go "Awwww…"

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* BaitAndSwitch: "Excuse me while I whip this out." Bart proceeds to reach for a speech letter in his pocket, while the townsfolk gasp and cower in fear, [[IThoughtItMeant [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant thinking he's going to whip something else out instead]]. Then they all go "Awwww…"
28th Mar '18 10:09:24 AM Dravencour
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''Blazing Saddles'' is completely, offensively, and unapologetically politically incorrect – and it also skewers 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.

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''Blazing Saddles'' is completely, offensively, and unapologetically politically incorrect – and it also skewers 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 Mar '18 10:24:08 AM ryanasaurus0077
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* ClusterFBomb: Until ''Film/DjangoUnchained'' was released, this may very well have been the record-holder for most uses of the "N" word in a mainstream movie.
23rd Feb '18 9:15:49 AM Laurus
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* AlterKocker: The Indian Chief even speaks [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign ''Hebrew'']].

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* AlterKocker: The Indian Chief even speaks [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign ''Hebrew'']].''Yiddish'']].
13th Feb '18 12:57:48 PM kquinn0830
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** Though the trope is also subverted since the ethnic railroad workers are clearly smarter than their WASP bosses.
3rd Jan '18 3:51:57 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* BestialityIsDepraved: Possibly. Rock Ridge sends a letter to the governor saying Taggart's outlaws (among many other crimes) raped their cattle, but considering the list also includes a mention of "women stampeded," they might've just gotten a few words mixed up.

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* BestialityIsDepraved: Possibly. Rock Ridge sends a letter to the governor saying Rev. Johnson says that Taggart's outlaws (among many other crimes) raped their cattle, the cattle of Rock Ridge, but considering the list also includes a mention of "women stampeded," they he might've just gotten a few words mixed up.
3rd Jan '18 3:50:05 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* BestialityIsDepraved: Possibly. Rock Ridge sends a letter to the governor saying Taggart's outlaws (among many other crimes) raped their cattle, but considering the list also includes a mention of "women stampeded," they might've just gotten a few words mixed up.



* BoomerangBigot: The CampGuy musical director Buddy does not spare the homophobic slurs when chewing out his CampGay cast members.

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* BoomerangBigot: The CampGuy CampGay musical director Buddy does not spare the homophobic slurs when chewing out his CampGay cast members.
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