History Trivia / BlazingSaddles

19th Dec '17 1:43:15 PM kquinn0830
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* GenreKiller: It was quite a while before anybody took TheWestern seriously again.
** Although the genre had already been on its way out for about a decade at that point.
** Not necessarily out, but the genre had shifted to darker and edgier with Sergio Leone's Spaghetti Westerns. However after this movie nobody would ever take the Western seriously again. More than forty years later there have essentially been only four successful westerns made and each had to turn a lot of the old cliches on their ear: ''Silverado'' has an old story line, but there isn't even so much as a mention of Indians and one of the heroes is black. ''Young Guns'' and its sequel are basically just villain protagonist action films with an old west setting. ''Dances with Wolves'' has the Indians as the good guys who are victimized by the white settlers. ''Unforgiven'' is a deconstruction of virtually every Western trope.

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* GenreKiller: It was quite a while before anybody took TheWestern seriously again.
** Although the genre had already been on its way out for about a decade at that point.
** Not necessarily out, but
again. While not completely dead, the genre had shifted to darker and edgier with Sergio Leone's Spaghetti Westerns. However after this movie nobody would ever take the Western seriously again. More than forty years later there have essentially been only four successful westerns made and each had to turn a lot of the old cliches on their ear: ''Silverado'' has an old story line, but there isn't even so much as a mention of Indians and one of the heroes is black. ''Young Guns'' and its sequel are basically just villain protagonist action films with an old west setting. ''Dances with Wolves'' has the Indians as the good guys who are victimized by the white settlers. ''Unforgiven'' is a deconstruction of virtually every Western trope.
16th Dec '17 10:55:02 AM Kitchen90
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* RecycledTheSeries: ''Black Bart'' was an attempt to bring the movie to TV on Creator/{{CBS}}, only without the presence of Creator/MelBrooks, Cleavon Little, Creator/GeneWilder, or jokes. It never got past the {{pilot}} 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.

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* RecycledTheSeries: ''Black Bart'' was an attempt to bring the movie to TV on Creator/{{CBS}}, only without the presence of Creator/MelBrooks, Cleavon Little, Creator/GeneWilder, or jokes. It never got past the {{pilot}} 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'' ''Film/CarryOnSeries'' movies in Britain, only for Brooks' contract to say they had to keep making stuff or else lose the rights- 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.
8th Dec '17 12:37:35 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: Burton Gilliam (Lyle) was quite reluctant to drop all the N-bombs in the script, until Cleavon Little (Bart) assured Gilliam that he would not be offended as long as he ''only'' said it in the movie.

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* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor:
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Burton Gilliam (Lyle) was quite reluctant to drop all the N-bombs in the script, until Cleavon Little (Bart) assured Gilliam that he would not be offended as long as he ''only'' said it in the movie.



* ReferencedBy: The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode ''Swarm of the Century'' has Twilight suggest building an exact replica of the town a short distance away.

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The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode ''Swarm of the Century'' has Twilight suggest building an exact replica of the town a short distance away.
13th Nov '17 8:31:44 PM NWolfman
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** The gag of Lili finding out the truth about "[Bart's] people [[BlackIsBiggerInBed being gifted]]" originally included the punchline "[[SubvertedTrope I hate to disappoint you ma'am]], [[GagPenis but you're sucking on my]] ''[[CrossesTheLineTwice arm]]''." This was apparently the only thing the censors wouldn't let pass, so it was removed from the film.

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** The gag of Lili finding out the truth about "[Bart's] people [[BlackIsBiggerInBed being gifted]]" originally included the punchline "[[SubvertedTrope I hate to disappoint you ma'am]], [[GagPenis but you're sucking on my]] ''[[CrossesTheLineTwice arm]]''." This The line was apparently the only thing the censors wouldn't let pass, so audacious that ''Mel Brooks himself'' though it was removed from the film.too much and had it cut.
13th Nov '17 8:29:57 PM NWolfman
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* DescendedCreator: In addition to his three acting roles, Brooks provided some of the (fake) fart noises during the campfire scene



** Frankie Laine was not informed that the movie was a comedy. Mel Brooks simply told him it was about racism and Laine, assuming it was a ''serious'' movie about racism, sang it 100% sincerely. He only found out at the premiere.
*** In the commentary Brooks credited the result with him developing his distinctive comedy style of complete absurdity played utterly straight.

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** Frankie Laine was not informed that the movie was a comedy. Mel Brooks simply told him it was about racism and Laine, assuming it was a ''serious'' movie about racism, sang it 100% sincerely. He only found out at the premiere.
*** In the commentary
premiere. Brooks credited the result with said that this helped him developing develop his distinctive comedy style of complete absurdity played utterly straight.
13th Nov '17 7:33:57 PM Geoduck
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* ActingForTwo: Creator/MelBrooks plays the Governor and a Yiddish-speaking Indian Chief that appears in Bart's flashback sequence.

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* ActingForTwo: Creator/MelBrooks plays the Governor and Governor, a Yiddish-speaking Indian Chief that appears in Bart's flashback sequence.sequence, and (very briefly) one of the thugs waiting in line to interviewed by Hedley.
13th Nov '17 12:20:12 AM dvorak
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* ReferencedBy: The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode ''Swarm of the Century'' has Twilight suggest building an exact replica of the town a short distance away.
** ''VideoGame/WestOfLoathing'' has a gang of bandits hanging around in a fake town they built.
17th Oct '17 7:58:13 PM ImpudentInfidel
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*** In the commentary Brooks credited the result with him developing his distinctive comedy style of complete absurdity played utterly straight.
23rd Sep '17 11:24:36 PM KingClark
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** The gag of Lili finding out the truth about "[Bart's] people [[BlackIsBiggerInBed being gifted]]" originally included the punchline "[[SubvertedTrope I hate to disappoint you ma'am]], [[GagPenis but you're sucking on my]] ''[[CrossesTheLineTwice arm]]''." This was apparently the only thing the censors wouldn't budge on.

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** The gag of Lili finding out the truth about "[Bart's] people [[BlackIsBiggerInBed being gifted]]" originally included the punchline "[[SubvertedTrope I hate to disappoint you ma'am]], [[GagPenis but you're sucking on my]] ''[[CrossesTheLineTwice arm]]''." This was apparently the only thing the censors wouldn't budge on.let pass, so it was removed from the film.
3rd Sep '17 11:11:12 AM AnotherGuy
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* SignatureScene: Mongo punching out a horse.
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