History Headscratchers / BlazingSaddles

8th Nov '17 8:17:09 PM DeadpanOkapine
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** It was crowded behind the piano, and Mongo couldn't fit the drunk in.
7th Oct '17 9:29:34 PM nombretomado
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** RuleOfFunny. This troper had seen BlazingSaddles over a hundred times over forty years and not picked up that line--it always sounded like he was just roaring something incomprehensible. When I watched it with a group with the subtitles and finally realized how Hedley Lamar ended his rant, I laughed so hard I nearly broke my chair. [[DontExplainTheJoke Some things are just damned funny.]]

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** RuleOfFunny. This troper had seen BlazingSaddles ''Film/BlazingSaddles'' over a hundred times over forty years and not picked up that line--it always sounded like he was just roaring something incomprehensible. When I watched it with a group with the subtitles and finally realized how Hedley Lamar ended his rant, I laughed so hard I nearly broke my chair. [[DontExplainTheJoke Some things are just damned funny.]]
4th Jun '17 12:13:44 AM CaptainCrawdad
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Concerning Blazing Saddles but other films more generally, why is Mel Brooks still allowed to work in Hollywood? Consider that in Blazing Saddles, his cast ran amock and disrupted the filming of a musical in the next soundstage, in Film/{{Spaceballs}} a cameraman was killed by Dark Helmet and in [[Film/RobinHoodMenInTights Robin Hood: Men In Tights]], Mel Brooks fire arrows of fire into an innocent village just to create the title sequence.
* RefugeInAudacity. Because of the way that he blatantly show these things happening in the movies instead of cutting the sequences in question, people think that it's AllPartOfTheShow. Reputedly, he had the family of the cameraman killed when they made inquires into the accident.
* Fear.
** Lord knows I wouldn't stand up to the man. My thatched roof cottage is all I have.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive syndrome? Who cares who dies/gets hurt as long as they get their paycheck.
* He's got the Schwartz! It's far too powerful!
* Of ''course'', that cameraman's death wasn't real. A direct hit from a ''real'' light saber would've set his clothes on fire.
** They use "safety" sabers in the movies. They are still sharp, but they don't radiate as much heat as real light saber. They can't actually deflect blaster rounds though, so those have to be composited in.
* "Piss on you -- I'm workin' for Mel Brooks!": clearly, Mel Brooks is the secret power that governs Hollywood, and as such can get away with absolutely anything.
* There's more than one Mel Brooks, so if you get rid of one, another just takes his place. The Commentary for ''Spaceballs'' says that the writer, named Mel Brooks, did the movie as a favor for the Producer, also named Mel Brooks, who did it as a favor for the director, also named Mel Brooks. The actor who played Skroob, also named Mel Brooks, did it as a favor as well.
** This is obviously the case. Why, there are three of him in this movie alone (the governor, the Indian chief, and a World War 1 soldier).
15th Apr '17 11:28:23 AM AbnormalMoose
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** Mongo smell fear! Mongo not smell fear on drunk. Drunk only smell of sadness and regret. Mongo sad for drunk.
1st Feb '17 2:49:05 AM 06tele
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* [=DeMille=] made epic movies long before Hollywood had proper health & safety standards, and he was famous for insisting that actors and extras do dangerous stunts. To be fair, he'd often try the stunt himself to prove it could be done, but it was still unreasonable of him to demand that VictorMature should wrestle a lion or PauletteGoddard should risk getting seriously burned. He was also a vengeful {{Jerkass}}, so this is Mel Brooks getting a bit of revenge on behalf of anyone who was ever injured on a [=DeMille=] set.

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* [=DeMille=] made epic movies long before Hollywood had proper health & safety standards, and he was famous for insisting that actors and extras do dangerous stunts. To be fair, he'd often try the stunt himself to prove it could be done, but it was still unreasonable of him to demand that VictorMature should wrestle a lion or PauletteGoddard Paulette Goddard should risk getting seriously burned. He was also a vengeful {{Jerkass}}, so this is Mel Brooks getting a bit of revenge on behalf of anyone who was ever injured on a [=DeMille=] set.
1st Feb '17 2:48:52 AM 06tele
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* [=DeMille=] made epic movies long before Hollywood had proper health & safety standards, and he was famous for insisting that actors and extras do dangerous stunts. To be fair, he'd often try the stunt himself to prove it could be done, but it was still unreasonable of him to demand that VictorMature should wrestle a lion or PauletteGoddard should risk getting seriously burned. He was also a vengeful {{Jerkass}}, so this is Mel Brooks getting a bit of revenge on behalf of anyone who was ever injured on a [=DeMille=] set.
28th Aug '16 11:02:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* Why does the line for Hedley's 'recruitment scene' include Mexican ''banditos'', hillbillies, NazisWithGnarlyWeapons, Arabs, bikers, and Klansmen?

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* Why does the line for Hedley's 'recruitment scene' include Mexican ''banditos'', hillbillies, NazisWithGnarlyWeapons, UsefulNotes/NazisWithGnarlyWeapons, Arabs, bikers, and Klansmen?
28th May '16 6:48:56 PM MURPHYCHACHO
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** Perhaps Mongo operates similarly to a T-Rex and is drawn to movement? So the other patrons panicked, tried to run, and were attacked while that one guy was smart enough to sit still.
26th May '16 1:19:32 PM stuthehistoryguy
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** RuleOfFunny. This troper had seen BlazingSaddles over a hundred times over forty years and not picked up that line--it always sounded like he was just roaring something incomprehensible. When I watched it with a group with the subtitles and finally realized how Hedley Lamar ended his rant, I laughed so hard I nearly broke my chair. [[DontExplainTheJoke Some things are just damned funny.]]
14th Oct '15 11:21:28 AM erforce
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** First answer is the correct one. See the "Cuban Superman" scene in TheGodfatherPartII.

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** First answer is the correct one. See the "Cuban Superman" scene in TheGodfatherPartII.''Film/TheGodfatherPartII''.
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