History Trivia / BlazingSaddles

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.
6th May '16 1:55:00 PM ironballs16
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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. This is also quite ironic, given that Young's character was a recovering alcoholic.
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''
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