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(NPR)   Blazing Saddles turns 40 today. Here is how it started a movie genre all by itself: The Interracial Buddy movie   (npr.org) divider line 136
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2014-02-08 02:01:07 AM  
That's HEDLEY!
 
2014-02-08 02:21:52 AM  
Froggy? Where's my froggy?
 
2014-02-08 02:26:27 AM  
A great movie and one of Gene Wilder's best performances. Which one might have been better? Hmmmmm, I wonder......
 
2014-02-08 02:38:59 AM  
Are we awake?
 
2014-02-08 02:47:35 AM  

jayfurr: Are we awake?


Are we black?
 
2014-02-08 03:14:35 AM  
Boris! We can't hear ourselves think.
 
2014-02-08 03:32:41 AM  

AbiNormal: Friend_Computer: [didyouseethatone.files.wordpress.com image 500x334]


Oblig shot of Madeline Kahn's goods.


That's not Madeline Kahn. This is.


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So's this:


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CSB: Once the TV in some waiting was tuned into a network broadcast of the movie, and most of the slurs and swearing was censored. They even got rid of the farts in the campfire, leaving it just a bunch of people bobbing up and down like it was exercise time. Then, I heard one line shouted in all its uncensored glory: ALL RIGHT, WE'LL GIVE SOME LAND TO THE N*****S AND THE CHINKS, BUT WE DON'T WANT THE IRISH!!! Everyone within an earshot looked up at the TV in shock.

 
2014-02-08 04:26:06 AM  
I've seen the fart noises censored out.. but the scene still works, they're just all doing SBDs.
 
2014-02-08 04:46:19 AM  
Some esoteric trivia...

George Harrison's 1976 song Crackerbox Palace has a reference to Blazing Saddles... it's at 2:12 (Harrison commented in an interview that he thought that was one of the funniest lines in the movie, and he wanted to use it in a song - He wasn't sure if Mel Brooks would give him permission, but Mel's wife, the actress Anne Bancroft, was a Beatles fan, and told Mel to give Harrison whatever he wanted).
 
2014-02-08 05:46:52 AM  
"NOW GO OUT THERE AND DO.....THAT VOODOO.....THAT YOU DO....SOOO WELLLLL!!!!!!"
 
2014-02-08 05:57:50 AM  
"Now if you gentlemen will excuse me, but the affairs of state must take precedence of the affairs of state."

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aaahh... the lovely Ms. Stein...
Would you believe she was 34 and a mother of two at the time this was filmed?
 
2014-02-08 06:14:49 AM  

LonMead: "Now if you gentlemen will excuse me, but the affairs of state must take precedence of the affairs of state."

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aaahh... the lovely Ms. Stein...
Would you believe she was 34 and a mother of two at the time this was filmed?


(checks IMDB)  She'll be about 73 now..  wasn't in many films.
 
2014-02-08 08:09:37 AM  

theorellior: gilatrout: I used to have email from my boss play "Work, work, work" leaving the "hello boys I missed you" part off so I could keep my job.

I always thought it was jarring that he was calling female breasts "boys".


Agreed, it's as dumb as calling the clitoris the little MAN in the boat.
 
2014-02-08 09:26:35 AM  

Friend_Computer: [didyouseethatone.files.wordpress.com image 500x334]


Oblig shot of Madeline Kahn's goods.


That's not Madeline Kahn

No, no, zayt nisht meshuge! Loz im geyn! Cop a walk, it's alright. Abi gezint! Take off! Hosti gezen in dayne lebn? They darker than us! Woof!
 
2014-02-08 09:34:52 AM  
"Isn't this the cruelist thing you've ever seen?" I about laughed myself out of my seat when they were beating up the old lady.
 
2014-02-08 09:50:24 AM  
BUT WE DON'T WANT THE IRISH!!!

The look on the guy's face (and tone of his voice when he says "OK...everybody.." sells that bit completely..one of my favorite nuanced scenes
 
2014-02-08 11:23:45 AM  
Bart: Well, Jim, since you are my guest and I am your host, what's your pleasure? What do you like to do?
Jim: Oh, I don't know. Play chess... screw...
Bart: [quickly] Well, let's play chess.
 
2014-02-08 11:40:04 AM  
"Never mind that shiat.......HE COMES MONGO!"
 
2014-02-08 12:16:29 PM  

bass555: BUT WE DON'T WANT THE IRISH!!!

The look on the guy's face (and tone of his voice when he says "OK...everybody.." sells that bit completely..one of my favorite nuanced scenes


I told that line to a black friend - a film buff who for whatever reason had never seen Blazing Saddles - and he just about gave himself a concussion when he collapsed from laughing.
 
2014-02-08 12:19:38 PM  
Dammit now I am going to have "I'm so tired" in my head all day. Time to share the pain
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Uai7M4RpoLU
 
2014-02-08 12:30:37 PM  

everlastinggobstopper: A great movie and one of Gene Wilder's best performances. Which one might have been better? Hmmmmm, I wonder......


Young Frankenstein.
 
2014-02-08 12:36:43 PM  

LukeR: lamecomedian: Baby, you're sucking on my elbow.

I've always heard that line was cut from the movie.  I think the last time I watched it it wasn't in the movie. Is that true?


Yes it is!  My mother saw it in the theaters and you almost never see the uncut version anywhere but it DOES occasionally come up.


/Somebody head back to town and get a shiatload of dimes.
 
2014-02-08 01:32:59 PM  

phlegmmo: "You know, Nietzsche says, "Out of chaos comes order."
"Oh, blow it out your ass, Howard."


That is my favorite line in the movie, and yet I can't explain why
 
2014-02-08 02:03:41 PM  

just_intonation: everlastinggobstopper: A great movie and one of Gene Wilder's best performances. Which one might have been better? Hmmmmm, I wonder......

Young Frankenstein.


Agreed. I've always felt Young Frankenstein was a better movie.
 
2014-02-08 02:55:49 PM  

Marquis de Sod: That is my favorite line in the movie, and yet I can't explain why


Because that is pretty much how every philosophy discussion breaks down.


I'm tired...tired of being in love.  I've had my fill of love from below and above.  Tired, tired of being admired, tired of love uninspired.  Let's face it, I'm tired!


/goddamit, I'm exhausted
 
2014-02-08 03:10:50 PM  
Mongo only pawn in game of life
 
2014-02-08 03:40:23 PM  

bass555: BUT WE DON'T WANT THE IRISH!!!

The look on the guy's face (and tone of his voice when he says "OK...everybody.." sells that bit completely..one of my favorite nuanced scenes


Didn't that guy later honor a bunch of "urban achievers"?
 
2014-02-08 04:27:09 PM  
A great pleasure of my life as a father was showing this movie to him on DVD at about the same age (12) that I saw it. It cracked him up and he's got parts of it memorized. Still hilarious, although I think Young Frankenstein, somewhat strangely, holds up better.
 
2014-02-08 06:15:41 PM  

Waldo Pepper: just_intonation: everlastinggobstopper: A great movie and one of Gene Wilder's best performances. Which one might have been better? Hmmmmm, I wonder......

Young Frankenstein.

Agreed. I've always felt Young Frankenstein was a better movie.


They're both awesome in completely different ways.  Though I do wish they'd copy the Blues Brothers and release unedited versions of the films so we get all the extras in them (i.e., the rest of the Bart vs Mongo Looney Tunes segment, LePetomane visiting the town in Blazing Saddles, Friedrich breaking the violin, the rest of the intellectual discussion, etc....).
 
2014-02-08 06:44:18 PM  

LonMead: Some esoteric trivia...

George Harrison's 1976 song Crackerbox Palace has a reference to Blazing Saddles... it's at 2:12 (Harrison commented in an interview that he thought that was one of the funniest lines in the movie, and he wanted to use it in a song - He wasn't sure if Mel Brooks would give him permission, but Mel's wife, the actress Anne Bancroft, was a Beatles fan, and told Mel to give Harrison whatever he wanted).


The band SR71 mentioned Blazing Saddles in their song Politically Correct.
 
2014-02-08 06:57:43 PM  

LukeR: lamecomedian: Baby, you're sucking on my elbow.

I've always heard that line was cut from the movie.  I think the last time I watched it it wasn't in the movie. Is that true?


It's twue! It's twue!!!!
 
2014-02-08 08:08:06 PM  

buckeyebrain: LukeR: lamecomedian: Baby, you're sucking on my elbow.

I've always heard that line was cut from the movie.  I think the last time I watched it it wasn't in the movie. Is that true?

It's twue! It's twue!!!!


Is that how those people are 'gifted'?
 
2014-02-08 09:05:32 PM  
The sheriff is a ni*GONG*
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/What did he say?
 
2014-02-08 09:06:53 PM  

deansnose: "Isn't this the cruelist thing you've ever seen?" I about laughed myself out of my seat when they were beating up the old lady.


On a related note, it was at a showing of Young Frankenstein that I actually did see a guy in the row in front of me quite literally fall out of his seat laughing. Only time I've ever witnessed that.
 
2014-02-08 09:33:25 PM  

LukeR: lamecomedian: Baby, you're sucking on my elbow.

I've always heard that line was cut from the movie.  I think the last time I watched it it wasn't in the movie. Is that true?


Supposedly, it was cut because it took so long for the joke to register with the audience, that they started laughing well into the next scene. It threw off the timing of the movie. An alternate version of the line was "Baby, why you licking my arm?"
 
2014-02-09 12:38:36 AM  
"Just think of your secretary..."
 
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