History Film / BlazingSaddles

28th Aug '16 11:03:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* GratuitousNazis: Among the people who apply for Hedley Lamarr's henchmen call are a bunch of [[NazisWithGnarlyWeapons Wehrmacht]] soldiers. Yes, in the Old West. (not that surprising given Mel Brooks is known for [[AdolfHitlarious making a mockery out of the Third Reich]].) It doesn't hurt there are some UsefulNotes/WorldWarI German soldiers also in line.

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* GratuitousNazis: Among the people who apply for Hedley Lamarr's henchmen call are a bunch of [[NazisWithGnarlyWeapons [[UsefulNotes/NazisWithGnarlyWeapons Wehrmacht]] soldiers. Yes, in the Old West. (not that surprising given Mel Brooks is known for [[AdolfHitlarious making a mockery out of the Third Reich]].) It doesn't hurt there are some UsefulNotes/WorldWarI German soldiers also in line.
26th Aug '16 8:10:16 PM Adept
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** The famous RunningGag regarding Hedley Lamarr's name is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by the governor when he points out that it's 1874, meaning that "You'll be able to sue ''[[Creator/HedyLamarr her]]''!" Made even funnier by the fact that [[Creator/HedyLamarr she]] did in fact sue Brooks (they settled out of court).

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** The famous RunningGag regarding Hedley Lamarr's name is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by the governor when he points out that it's 1874, meaning that "You'll be able to sue ''[[Creator/HedyLamarr her]]''!" Made even funnier by the fact that [[Creator/HedyLamarr she]] she did in fact sue Brooks (they settled out of court).



* PunnyName: In addition to [[HedyLamarr Hedley Lamarr]], the Johnson clan in Rock Ridge includes [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Johnson%27s Howard Johnson,]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_Johnson Van Johnson,]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Johnson Dr. Samuel Johnson,]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olsen_and_Johnson Olson N. Johnson.]]

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* PunnyName: In addition to [[HedyLamarr Hedley Lamarr]], Lamarr, the Johnson clan in Rock Ridge includes [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Johnson%27s Howard Johnson,]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_Johnson Van Johnson,]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Johnson Dr. Samuel Johnson,]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olsen_and_Johnson Olson N. Johnson.]]



** Hedley Lamarr being addressed as "[[Creator/HedyLamarr Hedy]]" and him snapping, "That's ''HEDLEY''!"

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** Hedley Lamarr being addressed as "[[Creator/HedyLamarr Hedy]]" "Hedy" and him snapping, "That's ''HEDLEY''!"
26th Aug '16 12:17:45 PM Geoduck
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** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongo_Santamar%C3%ADa "Mongo! Santa Maria!"]]

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** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongo_Santamar%C3%ADa org/wiki/Mongo_Santamaria "Mongo! Santa Maria!"]]
8th Aug '16 1:21:52 PM Saveelich
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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Hedley's list of bad guys, culminating with Methodists as apparently the worst of the bunch.

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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Hedley's list of bad guys, guys to recruit, culminating with Methodists as apparently the worst of the bunch.
6th Aug '16 11:52:55 PM mariic
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* TitleThemeTune: Frankie Laine, who sings the film's opening song, was told it was "a Western dealing with racism" (technically true). Nobody told him ''the film was a comedy''. [[TookTheBadFilmSeriously After he gave an amazing performance]], Mel Brooks couldn't bring himself to tell Frankie the truth. Brooks had set out to get the theme performed by "a Frankie Laine type", thinking he couldn't afford the real thing. Thank goodness he was mistaken!

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* TitleThemeTune: Frankie Laine, who sings the film's opening song, was told it was "a Western dealing with racism" [[FromACertainPointOfView (technically true). true).]] Nobody told him ''the film was a comedy''. [[TookTheBadFilmSeriously After he gave an amazing performance]], Mel Brooks couldn't bring himself to tell Frankie the truth. Brooks had set out to get the theme performed by "a Frankie Laine type", thinking he couldn't afford the real thing. Thank goodness he was mistaken!
24th Jul '16 5:15:05 PM rudest_dudeist
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'''Bart:''' ''(shrugging)'' All right, you caught me. "Speak the plain truth" is getting pretty damn dull around here.

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'''Bart:''' ''(shrugging)'' All right, you caught me. "Speak Tellin' the plain truth" is truth, it's getting pretty damn dull around here.
9th Jun '16 7:10:35 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* SpringtimeForHitler: Natch.

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* SpringtimeForHitler: Natch.SpringtimeForHitler:
6th Jun '16 7:40:37 PM dsneybuf
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->''"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGcfHvUTfac He rode a blazing saddle]],''\\

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->''"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGcfHvUTfac He ->''"He rode a blazing saddle]],''\\saddle,''\\




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-->--'''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGcfHvUTfac Theme Song]]'''
31st May '16 5:29:25 AM Doug86
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* GratuitousNazis: Among the people who apply for Hedley Lamarr's henchmen call are a bunch of [[NazisWithGnarlyWeapons Wehrmacht]] soldiers. Yes, in the Old West. (not that surprising given Mel Brooks is known for [[AdolfHitlarious making a mockery out of the Third Reich]].) It doesn't hurt there are some WorldWarI German soldiers also in line.

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* GratuitousNazis: Among the people who apply for Hedley Lamarr's henchmen call are a bunch of [[NazisWithGnarlyWeapons Wehrmacht]] soldiers. Yes, in the Old West. (not that surprising given Mel Brooks is known for [[AdolfHitlarious making a mockery out of the Third Reich]].) It doesn't hurt there are some WorldWarI UsefulNotes/WorldWarI German soldiers also in line.
29th May '16 8:54:31 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* ArchEnemy: Bart and the Waco Kid have Hedley Lamarr, who is trying to take over their town.
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