History Trivia / BlazingSaddles

17th Feb '17 12:40:57 PM themisterfree
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* RecycledTheSeries: ''Black Bart'' was an attempt to bring the movie to TV, only without the presence of Creator/MelBrooks, Cleavon Little, Creator/GeneWilder, or jokes. It never got past the {{pilot}} episode.

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* RecycledTheSeries: ''Black Bart'' was an attempt to bring the movie to TV, TV on Creator/{{CBS}}, only without the presence of Creator/MelBrooks, Cleavon Little, Creator/GeneWilder, or jokes. It never got past the {{pilot}} episode.episode in public, but apparently they kept making episodes (WB's intentions were to make the movie into a yearly series much like the ''Franchise/CarryOn'' movies in Britain, only for Brooks' contract to say they had to keep making stuff or else lose the rights- the TV show was their way around this) until around 1979, when they realized a sequel most likely wasn't needed. Only the pilot has ever been publicly released, on the Blu-Ray.
17th Dec '16 5:52:11 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ActingForTwo: Mel Brooks plays the Governor and a Yiddish-speaking Indian Chief that appears in Bart's flashback sequence.
7th Dec '16 11:43:02 PM cjqtwm
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** Jewish-American Creator/MadeleineKahn as the very Germanic Lili von Shtupp.

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** Jewish-American Creator/MadeleineKahn Creator/MadelineKahn as the very Germanic Lili von Shtupp.



* RecycledSet: The movie was filmed on the same outdoor sets as ''Film/{{Westworld}}.

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* RecycledSet: The movie was filmed on the same outdoor sets as ''Film/{{Westworld}}.''Film/{{Westworld}}''.
5th Sep '16 11:12:30 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CreatorCameo: The voices for the drunk who Lili Von Shtupp kicks off the stage and the German soldier who joins her later in the show are both provided by Creator/MelBrooks.
* CutSong: Creator/MelBrooks wrote a song called "Bart" which would reveal that character's back-story as a pimp, but it was cut before filming began because he felt it slowed the film down and would make it less likely for audiences to sympathize with his plight.



** Mel Brooks as a Native American chief. This is a reference to the early Hollywood practice of casting "dirty whites" such as Jews and Italians as Native Americans. The role's overt Jewishness also goes along with the theme of kinship between marginalized groups in American history.
** Jewish-American Madelein Kahn as the very Germanic Lili von Shtupp.

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** Mel Brooks Creator/MelBrooks as a Native American chief. This is a reference to the early Hollywood practice of casting "dirty whites" such as Jews and Italians as Native Americans. The role's overt Jewishness also goes along with the theme of kinship between marginalized groups in American history.
** Jewish-American Madelein Kahn Creator/MadeleineKahn as the very Germanic Lili von Shtupp.



* LifeImitatesArt: It's unlikely if Mel Brooks knew the story, but in RealLife, a black man was named as the postmaster of Punta Gorda, UsefulNotes/{{Florida}} by a man who held a grudge against the town's founders, as a deliberate affront to its Southern sensibilities.

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* LifeImitatesArt: It's unlikely if Mel Brooks Creator/MelBrooks knew the story, but in RealLife, a black man was named as the postmaster of Punta Gorda, UsefulNotes/{{Florida}} by a man who held a grudge against the town's founders, as a deliberate affront to its Southern sensibilities.



* PropRecycling: At the beginning of the scene in which Mongo awakens chained up in the sheriff's office, when Bart is hanging up posters on the board, there is a wanted poster already hanging up on the wall. This same wanted poster can be seen on the wall in the jail house in ''Film/RioBravo''.



* RecycledTheSeries: ''Black Bart'' was an attempt to bring the movie to TV, only without the presence of Mel Brooks, Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, or jokes. It never got past the {{pilot}} episode.

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* RecycledSet: The movie was filmed on the same outdoor sets as ''Film/{{Westworld}}.
* RecycledTheSeries: ''Black Bart'' was an attempt to bring the movie to TV, only without the presence of Mel Brooks, Creator/MelBrooks, Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Creator/GeneWilder, or jokes. It never got past the {{pilot}} episode.



** Numerous scenes were cut from the film, including a scene where Bart tricks Mongo into diving for treasure and a scene with the governor touring the fake Rock Ridge with the press. Some of them were used to pad out a censored version of the film that has aired on TV, and are included on the Blu-ray release.

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** Numerous scenes were cut from the film, including a scene where Bart tricks Mongo into diving for treasure and a scene with the governor touring the fake Rock Ridge with the press. Some of them were used to pad out a censored version of the film that has aired on TV, and are included on the Blu-ray release.release.
** Creator/GeneWilder was originally offered the role of Hedley Lamarr, but didn't feel right for it, and told Brooks that he wanted The Waco Kid instead. However, Brooks wanted someone older for The Waco Kid, someone like Dan Dailey. Dailey was originally considered for the role of the Waco Kid, but poor health and declining eyesight forced him to decline.
** Creator/DomDeLuise has claimed that the role of the director of the film-within-a-film, "The French Mistake", was originally meant to be played by Creator/PeterSellers. However, after Brooks endured an exhaustive four-hour audition, he instead cast DeLuise.
** Brooks also asked Creator/JohnnyCarson to play the Waco Kid; he refused.
** The original plan for the film was to have Creator/AlanArkin direct with Creator/JamesEarlJones playing Bart.
* WorkingTitle: ''Tex X''.
2nd Sep '16 1:34:59 PM NWolfman
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* MoneyDearBoy: While he clearly put his heart and soul into the final product, Brooks readily accepted the directing duties, despite his preference to direct scripts that he, himself, had conceived, because he was completely broke after [[Film/TheProducers his first]] [[Film/TheTwelveChairs two films]] bombed.
29th May '16 12:24:41 AM CKD
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* FanNickname: The clergyman of Rock Ridge doesn't have an official name, but since he's a clergyman, and since everybody in Rock Ridge is named Johnson, fans often call him Reverend Johnson.
18th May '16 7:56:56 PM Geoduck
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** Numerous scenes were cut from the film, including a scene where Bart tricks Mongo into diving for treasure and a scene with the governor touring the fake Rock Ridge with the press. These are included on the Blu-ray release.

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** Numerous scenes were cut from the film, including a scene where Bart tricks Mongo into diving for treasure and a scene with the governor touring the fake Rock Ridge with the press. These Some of them were used to pad out a censored version of the film that has aired on TV, and are included on the Blu-ray release.
17th May '16 1:16:10 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* RecycledTheSeries: The failed TV {{pilot}} ''Black Bart''.

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* RecycledTheSeries: The failed TV {{pilot}} ''Black Bart''.Bart'' was an attempt to bring the movie to TV, only without the presence of Mel Brooks, Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, or jokes. It never got past the {{pilot}} episode.
6th May '16 2:01:52 PM JoieDeCombat
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** Wilder himself was a last-minute replacement for Gig Young, who turned up on the set too inebriated to act. Several other actors were considered before Young. This is also quite ironic, given that Young's character was a recovering alcoholic.

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** Wilder himself was a last-minute replacement for Gig Young, who turned up on the set too inebriated to act. Several other actors were considered before Young. This is also quite ironic, given that Young's character was the Waco Kid is a recovering alcoholic.
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