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(TMZ)   Mel Brooks reveals Alex Karras used a stunt farter on Blazing Saddles   (tmz.com) divider line 81
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2012-10-30 09:07:42 AM
Now there's a guy who got better looking as he aged.

RIP, gasless man.
 
2012-10-30 11:07:57 AM
More beans, Mr. Taggart?

Funniest movie ever made.
 
2012-10-30 11:09:24 AM
Mongo like candy
 
2012-10-30 11:10:23 AM
Must be an old movie, maybe even B.T.B. (before Taco Bell)
 
2012-10-30 11:10:42 AM
I heard that the fart sounds were made the good old fashioned way, by cupping a hand under the armpit.
 
TWX
2012-10-30 11:12:51 AM
I always figured that the farting scene was from a foley stage anyway. That level of farting would degenerate into sharting very quickly, and this isn't Jackass after all...
 
2012-10-30 11:13:32 AM
That movie is hillarious for the first hour or so, then it just gets wierd.
 
2012-10-30 11:14:15 AM
But did he really punch out a horse?

dubsism.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-10-30 11:16:06 AM
Fun Fact -- the farting scene isn't just hilarious, it's historical ... according to reports, the ass-music scene was the first ever flatulence gag to be featured in a major motion picture.

It's no "first interracial kiss" but it's something. Trail blazing - and leaving a nice brown path.
 
2012-10-30 11:16:23 AM

sodomizer: Must be an old movie, maybe even B.T.B. (before Taco Bell)


Nope. Blazing Saddles came out in 1974. Taco Bell started selling franchises in 1964.
 
2012-10-30 11:17:47 AM
Well of course. The sounds would be added in post. Unless he was Johnny Fartpants out of Viz comic, that is.

s4.hubimg.com
 
2012-10-30 11:19:54 AM
www.fart-sounds.net
 
2012-10-30 11:21:37 AM

Onetrack: [www.fart-sounds.net image 185x177]


You are my new Fark BFF!
 
2012-10-30 11:23:03 AM

Bermuda59: I heard that the fart sounds were made the good old fashioned way, by cupping a hand under the armpit.


I heard they cupped their hands together with soapy water. Google "manualism". I can do it, but I can't get different tones like some pros can. Yes, there are professional manualists.
 
2012-10-30 11:26:24 AM
Much as I like Mel Brooks and his work. Blazing Saddles was the worst movie I think I've seen (except probably the South Park Movie)
 
2012-10-30 11:27:48 AM
Our forefather!
moviesmedia.ign.com
 
2012-10-30 11:28:56 AM

smadge1: Much as I like Mel Brooks and his work. Blazing Saddles was the worst movie I think I've seen (except probably the South Park Movie)


what the? it's..it's like I don't even know you.
 
Skr
2012-10-30 11:29:35 AM

MoronLessOff: Bermuda59: I heard that the fart sounds were made the good old fashioned way, by cupping a hand under the armpit.

I heard they cupped their hands together with soapy water. Google "manualism". I can do it, but I can't get different tones like some pros can. Yes, there are professional manualists.


The cupping can also be used to imitate a Loon's (bird) call if blown into correctly like other wind instruments. Fun to do if you have the knack for it.

--------
Mel Brooks is awesome. I selfishly wish he had made many more films. Alex seemed like a decent guy.
 
2012-10-30 11:30:51 AM

smadge1: Much as I like Mel Brooks and his work. Blazing Saddles was the worst movie I think I've seen (except probably the South Park Movie)


We're gonna need a shiatload of dimes.
 
2012-10-30 11:31:52 AM

KrispyKritter: smadge1: Much as I like Mel Brooks and his work. Blazing Saddles was the worst movie I think I've seen (except probably the South Park Movie)

what the? it's..it's like I don't even know you.


Probably more of a Dane Cook/Carrot Top aficionado.
 
2012-10-30 11:32:05 AM
Somebody go back and get a s*hit load of dimes
 
2012-10-30 11:34:49 AM
I sharted myself last week. (scroll down if you're eating, you've been warned)

Well it was particularly gases day in the ol'argument household, flat, apartment or what not.
I was out on the balcony having a smoke.
About ten minutes prior to said smoke I had some instant Ramon noodles that came with some pickled vegetables.

I felt a fart come on and I really thought it was gas (I had already had my morning poop) when to my horror i felt something come out that was solid not a lot but enough to know i was going to need a second shower that day.

I got to the washroom without spilling anything (thank god) and when i got the pants and underwear off what was in said underwear? The aforementioned Ramon noodles just the noodles undigested and covered in a thin layer of liquid poop mocking me and laughing at me.

In short, any noodle that you can cook just with hot water suck now (at least for me, and hopefully one other person reading this) Forever am I tortured by the events of last week and whenever I pass (and not through my bowels pass) by the instant noodle section of the supermarket my sphincter clinches a little until I am past it (which in china means a while, their instant noodle section is as large as a cereal section in America.)

In conclusion, I've learned my lesson fresh noodles are best.

/oh sweet potato noodles rule!
/herocoo soup is nice
 
2012-10-30 11:35:02 AM
My favorite Mel Brooks movie is Robin Hood Men in Tights.
 
2012-10-30 11:36:05 AM
When I was a young boy, in the days before VCRs, I saw Blazing Saddles on network television. I was sorely disappointed to discover that Fart Scene had been censored. I guess it was considered too offensive. The N-work was not removed from the dialogue.
The last time I saw Blazing Saddles on cable television the Fart Scene was included but the N-word was removed from the dialogue.

Progress?
 
2012-10-30 11:36:09 AM

MoronLessOff: More beans, Mr. Taggart?

Funniest movie ever made.


Seconded.
 
2012-10-30 11:36:58 AM
Stunt farter? I had a uncle who was a stunt codpiece
 
2012-10-30 11:37:03 AM
Saw it at the drive in in 74. It was fart breaking.
 
2012-10-30 11:37:16 AM

smadge1: My favorite Mel Brooks movie is Robin Hood Men in Tights.


Now we know you're trolling. Should have stopped with your Weeners.
 
2012-10-30 11:38:15 AM

smadge1: My favorite Mel Brooks movie is Robin Hood Men in Tights.


I agree with you on this, but Blazing Saddles is still awesome.
 
2012-10-30 11:39:01 AM
Mongo's asshole only pawn in game of life Hollywood foley artistry.

// and I bet there was also some shenaniganry in the scene where the Waco Kid steals the chess piece from Bart
 
2012-10-30 11:40:05 AM
What in the Wide World of Sports is a-going on here?
 
2012-10-30 11:41:22 AM
My DVD of Blazing Saddles has the pilot for Black Bart on the extras. Holy crap was that bad. And it used the Nig... word more than every late 90s hip hop album combined.
 
2012-10-30 11:41:40 AM

Skr: The cupping can also be used to imitate a Loon's (bird) call if blown into correctly like other wind instruments. Fun to do if you have the knack for it.


I have the knack for it. I can get loud as hell, but not quite as loud as a wolf whistle.
 
2012-10-30 11:42:30 AM
Shart? I always called them, "Gambled and Lost"
 
2012-10-30 11:49:13 AM

smadge1: Much as I like Mel Brooks and his work. Blazing Saddles was the worst movie I think I've seen (except probably the South Park Movie)


Oh, Please. The 1970's had all sorts of classics:

Groove Tube
Up In Smoke
Kentucky Fried Movie.

Mel was the first one to actually make it coherent.
 
2012-10-30 11:51:31 AM

blatz514: But did he really punch out a horse?

dubsism.files.wordpress.com


Sort of.

Back when westerns were still a popular genre, there were 'stunt horses' that were trained to do
particular gags like jumping or swimming or the like. One of those specialties was horses that would
fall on command to simulate being shot. All they did was get one of those horses and they
choreographed the scene such that when Karras threw the punch, they fired of a blank pistol and
the horse did the rest.
 
2012-10-30 11:55:18 AM

KrispyKritter: smadge1: Much as I like Mel Brooks and his work. Blazing Saddles was the worst movie I think I've seen (except probably the South Park Movie)

what the? it's..it's like I don't even know you.


There's always one.

I bought Blazing Saddles on HD-DVD. It's ace. The picture is fantastic and best of all you can change the language to French then add English subtitles and pretend it is a foreign film.

Look, there's not much to do with an HD-DVD player, ok?
 
2012-10-30 12:02:58 PM

DjangoStonereaver: blatz514: But did he really punch out a horse?

[dubsism.files.wordpress.com image 325x244]

Sort of.

Back when westerns were still a popular genre, there were 'stunt horses' that were trained to do
particular gags like jumping or swimming or the like. One of those specialties was horses that would
fall on command to simulate being shot. All they did was get one of those horses and they
choreographed the scene such that when Karras threw the punch, they fired of a blank pistol and
the horse did the rest.


I trained my dog to do this. I put up my dukes and she hops up on her hind legs. I punch her and she goes down. It's damn adorable.
 
2012-10-30 12:19:48 PM
Did he say the sheriff is near?
 
2012-10-30 12:24:11 PM

Skr: MoronLessOff: Bermuda59: I heard that the fart sounds were made the good old fashioned way, by cupping a hand under the armpit.

I heard they cupped their hands together with soapy water. Google "manualism". I can do it, but I can't get different tones like some pros can. Yes, there are professional manualists.

The cupping can also be used to imitate a Loon's (bird) call if blown into correctly like other wind instruments. Fun to do if you have the knack for it.

--------
Mel Brooks is awesome. I selfishly wish he had made many more films. Alex seemed like a decent guy.


My mother used to be able to cup her hands together and blow into them around her thumbs. It made a tone similar to a recorder and if she wiggled her fingers she could change the pitch. I never could figure out how to imitate that.
 
2012-10-30 12:25:57 PM
I WANT TO BELIEVE
 
2012-10-30 12:26:54 PM
Was his grandmother Dutch?
 
2012-10-30 12:27:46 PM

MoronLessOff: DjangoStonereaver: blatz514: But did he really punch out a horse?

[dubsism.files.wordpress.com image 325x244]

Sort of.

Back when westerns were still a popular genre, there were 'stunt horses' that were trained to do
particular gags like jumping or swimming or the like. One of those specialties was horses that would
fall on command to simulate being shot. All they did was get one of those horses and they
choreographed the scene such that when Karras threw the punch, they fired of a blank pistol and
the horse did the rest.

I trained my dog to do this. I put up my dukes and she hops up on her hind legs. I punch her and she goes down. It's damn adorable.


Call Don King. You probably get her a contract.
 
2012-10-30 12:28:42 PM

MoronLessOff: DjangoStonereaver: blatz514: But did he really punch out a horse?

[dubsism.files.wordpress.com image 325x244]

Sort of.

Back when westerns were still a popular genre, there were 'stunt horses' that were trained to do
particular gags like jumping or swimming or the like. One of those specialties was horses that would
fall on command to simulate being shot. All they did was get one of those horses and they
choreographed the scene such that when Karras threw the punch, they fired of a blank pistol and
the horse did the rest.

I trained my dog to do this. I put up my dukes and she hops up on her hind legs. I punch her and she goes down. It's damn adorable.


I have trained my basset hound to play dead, but she is now old and completely blind (both eyes have been removed due to severe glaucoma). She can get up on her hind legs and dance, but she would never see the punch coming and it would be too cruel to teach that. I just let her get into the chair in the living room and sleep all day. And fart. Bassets can fart and kill a small animal if they eat pork.
 
2012-10-30 12:29:40 PM

Anastacya: My mother used to be able to cup her hands together and blow into them around her thumbs. It made a tone similar to a recorder and if she wiggled her fingers she could change the pitch. I never could figure out how to imitate that.


Probably because you were trying to blow around your thumbs. Try blowing between your thumbs, using the slit as a whistle.

/your mom blows
//if you're female and you can blow around your thumbs, tell us more
 
2012-10-30 12:31:34 PM

Anastacya: Skr: MoronLessOff: Bermuda59: I heard that the fart sounds were made the good old fashioned way, by cupping a hand under the armpit.

I heard they cupped their hands together with soapy water. Google "manualism". I can do it, but I can't get different tones like some pros can. Yes, there are professional manualists.

The cupping can also be used to imitate a Loon's (bird) call if blown into correctly like other wind instruments. Fun to do if you have the knack for it.

--------
Mel Brooks is awesome. I selfishly wish he had made many more films. Alex seemed like a decent guy.

My mother used to be able to cup her hands together and blow into them around her thumbs. It made a tone similar to a recorder and if she wiggled her fingers she could change the pitch. I never could figure out how to imitate that.


It takes practice, but once you get it down it's easy as pie. You just have to remember that you don't blow into the hole between your thumbs, you blow across it.
 
2012-10-30 12:32:10 PM

DjangoStonereaver: blatz514: But did he really punch out a horse?

[dubsism.files.wordpress.com image 325x244]

Sort of.

Back when westerns were still a popular genre, there were 'stunt horses' that were trained to do
particular gags like jumping or swimming or the like. One of those specialties was horses that would
fall on command to simulate being shot. All they did was get one of those horses and they
choreographed the scene such that when Karras threw the punch, they fired of a blank pistol and
the horse did the rest.


Not quite. Note the position of the horseman's hands.
 
2012-10-30 12:37:43 PM

Anastacya: but she is now old and completely blind (both eyes have been removed due to severe glaucoma).


Goddammit. I come to Fark to laugh throughout the work day, and then you post some heart wrenching shiat like this! What gives?

Seriously though, good on you for taking care of your baby.

Mine certainly knows what's up with the trick. She sees me put up my dukes and she gets ready, I (slowly and gently) give her a shot to her mug and she goes down. She won't dive until I connect, so if you want to teach her it's a physical queue. OTOH, I think blind doggie should be fine dancing, sleeping and farting.
 
2012-10-30 12:39:06 PM
I don't think will pass the filter, but I always thought if we got an NBA team here, they should be called the Kansas City F*g*ts.
 
2012-10-30 12:39:14 PM

DingleberryMoose: DjangoStonereaver: blatz514: But did he really punch out a horse?

[dubsism.files.wordpress.com image 325x244]

Sort of.

Back when westerns were still a popular genre, there were 'stunt horses' that were trained to do
particular gags like jumping or swimming or the like. One of those specialties was horses that would
fall on command to simulate being shot. All they did was get one of those horses and they
choreographed the scene such that when Karras threw the punch, they fired of a blank pistol and
the horse did the rest.

Not quite. Note the position of the horseman's hands.


He looks like he's pulling back on the reigns. That could be part of the horse's training, though, or
even the actual trigger for the fall for the horse instead of a starter pistol.
 
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