History Trivia / BlazingSaddles

15th Apr '16 1:38:04 PM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** [[Series/MagnumPI Higgins]] appears as Howard Johnson.
** The Waco Kid is Creator/GeneWilder
** Taggart is played by actor/musician Slim Pickins, who is probably best remembered outside of this film as Major Kong of ''Film/DrStrangelove''
** And ''Film/TheBigLebowski'' himself appears as Olson Johnson.
** Lyle, Taggart's squinty lieutenant, is Floyd from ''Film/PaperMoon'' and the shooting range gun salesman in ''Film/BackToTheFuture3''
15th Mar '16 11:45:29 AM eroock
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* FollowTheLeader: According to film critic Dave Kehr, this was the first major motion picture to include a fart joke. That fact, assuming it's true, makes it the most influential comic film of all time.
4th Dec '15 11:39:00 AM said43
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** Numerous scenes were cut from the film, including another 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 another 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 Blu-ray release.
4th Dec '15 11:37:01 AM said43
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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.

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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.Young.
** Numerous scenes were cut from the film, including another 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.
20th Nov '15 11:35:52 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** Frankie Laine's earnest rendition of the opening theme sang came about in part because Mel Brooks never told him the movie was a comedy. Brooks decided to keep Laine in the dark about the true nature of the film, thinking his performance would be better if Laine thought it was an authentic Western.
*** After he heard it, Brooks didn't have the heart to tell Laine the truth. Laine only found out at the premiere.

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** Frankie Laine's earnest rendition of the opening theme sang came about in part because Mel Brooks never told him the movie was a comedy. Brooks decided to keep Laine in the dark about the true nature of the film, thinking his performance would be better if Laine thought it was an authentic Western.
*** After he heard it, Brooks didn't have the heart to tell Laine the truth.
Western. Laine only found out at the premiere.



** The Waco Kid once [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory ran a strange chocolate factory.]]
** Apparently, that nuke blasted [[Film/DrStrangelove Major Kong]] 90 years into the past.

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** The Waco Kid once [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory ran a strange chocolate factory.]]
is Creator/GeneWilder
** Apparently, that nuke blasted [[Film/DrStrangelove Taggart is played by actor/musician Slim Pickins, who is probably best remembered outside of this film as Major Kong]] 90 years into the past.Kong of ''Film/DrStrangelove''


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** Lyle, Taggart's squinty lieutenant, is Floyd from ''Film/PaperMoon'' and the shooting range gun salesman in ''Film/BackToTheFuture3''
18th Aug '15 10:10:48 AM Josef5678
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** The Waco Kid once [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory ran a strange chocolate factory.]]
22nd May '15 6:34:21 PM ANTMuddle
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* CompletelyDifferentTitle: Many countries didn't go with the puny title (though Greece expanded with "Boots, spurs and saddles hot"). Latin America was "Madness in the West", Brazil and Portugal had "A Mess in the West", France was "The Sheriff is in Prison", Germany "The Wild Wild West" (in contrast to [[Series/TheWildWildWest that show]] being "The Crazy Wild West"), Finland "Wild Wilder West", Italy "HighNoon and a Half of Fire", Turkey "Silver Saddles", and Sweden followed the "Springtime for Hitler" title for ''Film/TheProducers'' with "Springtime for the Sheriff".

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* CompletelyDifferentTitle: Many countries didn't go with the puny punny title (though Greece expanded with "Boots, spurs and saddles hot"). Latin America was "Madness in the West", Brazil and Portugal had "A Mess in the West", France was "The Sheriff is in Prison", Germany "The Wild Wild West" (in contrast to [[Series/TheWildWildWest that show]] being "The Crazy Wild West"), Finland "Wild Wilder West", Italy "HighNoon and a Half of Fire", Turkey "Silver Saddles", and Sweden followed the "Springtime for Hitler" title for ''Film/TheProducers'' with "Springtime for the Sheriff".
5th Apr '15 12:50:20 PM DrOO7
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* AFIS100Years100Laughs: #6



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5th Apr '15 12:49:47 PM DrOO7
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9th Mar '15 5:17:15 PM TropeLicious
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* 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.

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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: 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.
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