History Trivia / BlazingSaddles

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.
22nd Aug '17 7:04:32 PM NWolfman
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* WriteWhatYouKnow: The gag of Mongo punching a course in the mouth wasn't just some sophomoric joke the writers tossed up. Mel Brooks had actually seen his former colleague Creator/SidCaesar (who was known for his [[LargeAndInCharge intimidating stature]] and [[HairTriggerTemper violent outburst]]) do that once.

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* WriteWhatYouKnow: The gag of Mongo punching a course horse in the mouth wasn't just some sophomoric joke the writers tossed up. Mel Brooks had actually seen his former colleague Creator/SidCaesar (who was known for his [[LargeAndInCharge intimidating stature]] and [[HairTriggerTemper violent outburst]]) do that once.
16th Aug '17 5:21:57 PM NWolfman
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* WriteWhatYouKnow: The gag of Mongo punching a course in the mouth wasn't just some sophomoric joke the writers tossed up. Mel Brooks had actually seen his former boss Sid Caeser (who was known for his intimidating stature and violent outburst) do that once.

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* WriteWhatYouKnow: The gag of Mongo punching a course in the mouth wasn't just some sophomoric joke the writers tossed up. Mel Brooks had actually seen his former boss Sid Caeser colleague Creator/SidCaesar (who was known for his [[LargeAndInCharge intimidating stature stature]] and [[HairTriggerTemper violent outburst) outburst]]) do that once.
16th Aug '17 5:20:10 PM NWolfman
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* WriteWhatYouKnow: The gag of Mongo punching a course in the mouth wasn't just some sophomoric joke the writers tossed up. Mel Brooks had actually seen his former boss Sid Caeser (who was known for his intimidating stature and violent outburst) do that once.
25th Jul '17 9:05:15 PM Drcynic24
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** Also applied to Harvey Korman, who plays the villain, but in reality had trouble keeping himself in character because of his penchant for corpsing at the slightest provocation.


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** They nearly missed out on Wilder as well as he was just about to leave for Europe to film his part in The Little Prince. Wilder convinced the director of that movie to rearrange the shooting schedule to allow him to film his scenes at the end of the production in order so that he could do this favor for Brooks.
16th Jun '17 1:22:08 PM NWolfman
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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.



* 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.
17th May '17 5:43:28 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* IronyAsSheIsCast: Creator/MadelineKahn - a classically-trained opera singer, among her other talents - playing the German Lili Von Schtupp in Blazing Saddles. Lili is extremely popular for her sex appeal, but her singing voice is deep, heavily accented, and mostly off-key. Namely because she's an old-west parody of Creator/MarleneDietrich.
11th May '17 10:46:15 PM Theriocephalus
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** 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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** 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 ''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, ''Young Guns'' and its' sequel, its sequel are basically just villain protagonist action films with an old west setting. Dances ''Dances with Wolves Wolves'' has the Indians as the good guys who are victimized by the white settlers. Unforgiven ''Unforgiven'' is a Deconstruction deconstruction of virtually every western Western trope.
26th Apr '17 9:52:37 AM dsneybuf
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* InMemoriam: After Creator/GeneWilder's death, AMC brought ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'' and this back to the big screen for a limited time.
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