History Headscratchers / BlazingSaddles

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''.
25th Jun '15 9:42:53 AM Elan
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** Because that would mean spending a lot more money, and he's very greedy.

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** Because that would mean spending a lot more money, and he's very greedy.greedy.
** He doesn't want the land so he can build the railroad. Railroad's coming either way. He wants the land because ''after'' it's built, the land will be worth a fortune, and he wants to own it.
25th Jun '15 9:38:30 AM Elan
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** 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).
30th May '15 7:37:19 AM shawn_allen
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** He shoots with both, as shown in the scene where he shoots the guns out of Lyle and his gang's hands.
8th May '15 8:46:07 AM MrDeath
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* Why didn't Hedley just pay the people of Rock Ridge to let them build the railroad through their town? It would have been less of a hassle than throwing bandits at it and having them burn it down.

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* Why didn't Hedley just pay the people of Rock Ridge to let them build the railroad through their town? It would have been less of a hassle than throwing bandits at it and having them burn it down.down.
** Because that would mean spending a lot more money, and he's very greedy.
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