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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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2014-02-07 04:08:20 PM  
It's sad that a movie like that could not be made today...
 
2014-02-07 08:02:56 PM  
Harrumph
 
2014-02-07 08:07:03 PM  
I'd like to offer this laurel, and hardy handshake to our new ...
 
2014-02-07 08:07:57 PM  

ferretman: It's sad that a movie like that could not be made today...


It could, but it would be on Vimeo and YouTube, not theaters and TV.
 
2014-02-07 08:08:27 PM  
I'll be here if you need me...

/but I probably won't get credit for it
 
2014-02-07 08:08:32 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Harrumph


You watch your ass!
 
2014-02-07 08:12:21 PM  
How 'bout some more beans, Mr. Tagget?
patospapa.files.wordpress.com
I'd say you boys have had enough!

Funniest interracial buddy comedy EVER! I still laugh.
 
2014-02-07 08:12:23 PM  
huh.

before I saw this I muttered 'candy gram for mongo' to no one at all for no reason while standing beside the pop machine out in the shop

weird, man. that's weird.
 
2014-02-07 08:12:58 PM  

Mitch Taylor's Bro: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Harrumph

You watch your ass!


The Sheriff is near!
 
2014-02-07 08:17:34 PM  
I consider this the greatest movie ever made.

There, I said it.
 
2014-02-07 08:18:20 PM  

Brakefornobody: Mitch Taylor's Bro: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Harrumph

You watch your ass!

The Sheriff is near!


Excuse me while I whip this out.
 
2014-02-07 08:18:31 PM  

don't understand: I consider this the greatest movie ever made.

There, I said it.


Mongo have feelings for Sheriff Bart.


MONGO STRAIGHT.
 
2014-02-07 08:21:52 PM  
"Now who can argue with that? I think we're all indebt to Gabby Johnson for stating what needed to be said. I am particulary glad that these lovely children are here today to hear that speech. Not only was it authentic frontier gibberish, it expressed the courage little seen in this day and age. "
 
2014-02-07 08:23:08 PM  
Give the Governor "Harumph!"
 
2014-02-07 08:23:43 PM  
Well somebody's gonna have to go back and get a whole SHIATload of dimes!
 
2014-02-07 08:26:03 PM  

Flappyhead: Excuse me while I whip this out.


As funny as that line is, it's the old lady in the crowd screaming and passing out on hearing it, that always busts me up.
 
2014-02-07 08:26:41 PM  
"A man who drinks like that and doesn't eat is going to die."

"...when?"
 
2014-02-07 08:28:58 PM  

ferretman: It's sad that a movie like that could not be made today...


A lot of movies couldn't get made today.
 
2014-02-07 08:31:05 PM  
Funniest part of that is the comment section.  Evidently NPR's filters were deleting a lot of comments for being offensive--- Comments where people were quoting the movie.
 
2014-02-07 08:36:50 PM  
"There I was, standing face to face, with a six-year old kid. Well, after that, I just threw down my gun and walked away. Little bastard shot me in the ass."
 
2014-02-07 08:38:53 PM  
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WyDave: Funniest part of that is the comment section.  Evidently NPR's filters were deleting a lot of comments for being offensive--- Comments where people were quoting the movie.


Somebody work up a number six on em.
 
2014-02-07 08:39:30 PM  
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.
 
2014-02-07 08:52:46 PM  
Not just interracial buddy, but interracial cop buddy genre. There could be no Lethal Weapon or Die Hard 3 without Blazing Saddles. Or maybe there could, I don't know, I'm not too hot on the buddy movies of the late 70's and 80's.
 
2014-02-07 08:53:31 PM  
You know, morons.
 
2014-02-07 08:53:56 PM  
"You said rape twice!"

"I like rape".

... and thus was a Fark meme born.
 
2014-02-07 08:54:34 PM  

theorellior: You know, morons.


They are, after all, the common clay of the earth.
 
2014-02-07 08:55:23 PM  
Where all the white women at?
 
2014-02-07 09:00:03 PM  
I'm typing this comment in authentic frontier gibberish.
 
2014-02-07 09:03:42 PM  

Hagbard23: .WyDave: Funniest part of that is the comment section.  Evidently NPR's filters were deleting a lot of comments for being offensive--- Comments where people were quoting the movie.

Somebody work up a number six on em.


What's a number six?
 
2014-02-07 09:04:26 PM  
"Oh baby, you are so talented. And they are so dumb."
 
2014-02-07 09:05:08 PM  
What do you like to do?

Play chess, screw.

Let's pay chess.
 
2014-02-07 09:07:05 PM  
Men, you are about to embark on a great crusade to stamp out runaway decency in the west. Now you men will only be risking your lives, whilst I will be risking an almost certain Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
 
2014-02-07 09:08:20 PM  
I'd give it "first interracial buddy comedy". The first interracial buddy movie was The Defiant Ones.
 
2014-02-07 09:08:42 PM  

stoli n coke: "There I was, standing face to face, with a six-year old kid. Well, after that, I just threw down my gun and walked away. Little bastard shot me in the ass."


"How's that hand look?"

"Steady as a rock."

"Yeah but I shoot with this one."
 
2014-02-07 09:10:44 PM  
You'd do it for Randolph Scott...
 
2014-02-07 09:12:07 PM  

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".
 
2014-02-07 09:12:13 PM  

Ronin Around: Hagbard23: .WyDave: Funniest part of that is the comment section.  Evidently NPR's filters were deleting a lot of comments for being offensive--- Comments where people were quoting the movie.

Somebody work up a number six on em.

What's a number six?


That's where we go into town, a ridin and a whoopin every living thing within an inch of its life. Except the women folk of course
 
2014-02-07 09:12:25 PM  
 My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives.

/Prettier than a 20 dollar whore
 
2014-02-07 09:16:53 PM  
"Is it me, or is the earth...risin'?"
 
2014-02-07 09:17:06 PM  

Hagbard23: Ronin Around: Hagbard23: .WyDave: Funniest part of that is the comment section.  Evidently NPR's filters were deleting a lot of comments for being offensive--- Comments where people were quoting the movie.

Somebody work up a number six on em.

What's a number six?

That's where we go into town, a ridin and a whoopin every living thing within an inch of its life. Except the women folk of course


You spre the women folk?
 
2014-02-07 09:17:37 PM  
"Why don't you remove your buwwets."

/I adore Madeline Kahn
 
2014-02-07 09:18:25 PM  
I get no kick from champagne. Mere alcohol doesn't thrill me at all.
 
2014-02-07 09:20:10 PM  

AbiNormal: Hagbard23: Ronin Around: Hagbard23: .WyDave: Funniest part of that is the comment section.  Evidently NPR's filters were deleting a lot of comments for being offensive--- Comments where people were quoting the movie.

Somebody work up a number six on em.

What's a number six?

That's where we go into town, a ridin and a whoopin every living thing within an inch of its life. Except the women folk of course

You spre the women folk?


Aww no we rape the shiat out of them at the number six dance later that night!!!
 
2014-02-07 09:27:25 PM  
didyouseethatone.files.wordpress.com


Oblig shot of Madeline Kahn's goods.
 
2014-02-07 09:28:46 PM  
Robyn Hilton.

Crap.  I'm wasted.
 
2014-02-07 09:28:51 PM  
I liked it when they broke down the fourth wall. Literally. "You sissy Marys!"
 
2014-02-07 09:29:40 PM  
It's twue! It's TWUE!
 
2014-02-07 09:31:42 PM  

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


Oblig shot of Madeline Kahn's goods.


Uh, no. I mean, they're nice and all, but no.
 
2014-02-07 09:32:34 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-02-07 09:33:19 PM  

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


Oblig shot of Madeline Kahn's goods.


That's not Madeline Kahn. This is.

citizenscreenings.files.wordpress.com


Your photo is of Robyn Hilton.
 
2014-02-07 09:33:47 PM  

Friend_Computer: Oblig shot of Madeline Kahn's goods.


I don't think those are Madeline Kahn's cans.
 
2014-02-07 09:35:09 PM  
Yeah.  Caught myself right after hitting send.  Need to start using Preview instead.
 
2014-02-07 09:35:30 PM  
Qualifications?

Arson, armed robbery, mayhem...
 
2014-02-07 09:39:37 PM  
farm4.staticflickr.com
 
2014-02-07 09:39:41 PM  
What in the wide world of sports is going on here?
 
2014-02-07 09:40:54 PM  
Oh, and I have been known to use the line "I am not from HAVANA, baby!" in bed with my wife.
 
2014-02-07 09:41:23 PM  
De camp town ladies?
 
2014-02-07 09:43:16 PM  

Friend_Computer: Yeah.  Caught myself right after hitting send.  Need to start using Preview instead.


In your defense, they're real, and they're spectacular!
 
2014-02-07 09:56:34 PM  

ferretman: It's sad that a movie like that could not be made today...



Sure you could:

i86.photobucket.com
 
2014-02-07 10:00:02 PM  
p6.storage.canalblog.com
 
2014-02-07 10:03:19 PM  
such small feet
 
2014-02-07 10:04:58 PM  

BadReligion: De camp town ladies?


I get no kick from Champagne
(woo woo woooooo)
Mere alcohol doesn't thrill me at all...
 
2014-02-07 10:09:43 PM  
Oh, blow it out your ass, Howard.
 
2014-02-07 10:13:42 PM  
paging hundreddollarman, hundreddollarman pick up the white courtesy phone.
 
2014-02-07 10:13:49 PM  
I would probably enjoy this thread if I was from Havana
 
2014-02-07 10:14:44 PM  

ClavellBCMI: "You said rape twice!"

"I like rape".

... and thus was a Fark meme born.


One of many. At least a half dozen, I'd reckon.
 
2014-02-07 10:21:11 PM  

jso2897: I'd give it "first interracial buddy comedy". The first interracial buddy movie was The Defiant Ones.


Which is exactly what TFA says.
 
2014-02-07 10:33:03 PM  

wildcardjack: Not just interracial buddy, but interracial cop buddy genre. There could be no Lethal Weapon or Die Hard 3 without Blazing Saddles. Or maybe there could, I don't know, I'm not too hot on the buddy movies of the late 70's and 80's.


not a cop movie but did everyone forget the TV show Ispy with Cosby and Culp in the 60's
 
2014-02-07 10:33:27 PM  
WRONG!!
 
2014-02-07 10:35:26 PM  

Huck And Molly Ziegler: I liked it when they broke down the fourth wall. Literally. "You sissy Marys!"


"Not in the face!"
 
2014-02-07 10:36:05 PM  
 
2014-02-07 10:41:08 PM  

TheManofPA: paging hundreddollarman, hundreddollarman pick up the white courtesy phone.


You rang?

"... from the Harley Races, to the Barry Windhams... to the Ric Flairs..."

"Never mind that shiat, here comes Mongo!"


i.imgur.com
 
2014-02-07 10:46:05 PM  
"You know, Nietzsche says, "Out of chaos comes order."
"Oh, blow it out your ass, Howard."
 
2014-02-07 10:46:57 PM  
Baby, you're sucking on my elbow.
 
2014-02-07 10:49:49 PM  

Waldo Pepper: I'll just leave this here
http://blogs.indiewire.com/shadowandact/oddball_japanese_interracial _6 0s_buddy_film_black_sun_now_on_criterion


My answer is "The Little Colonel" and that's that. Shirley Temple and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson were "buddies," right?
 
2014-02-07 11:01:15 PM  

DrBenway: Waldo Pepper: I'll just leave this here
http://blogs.indiewire.com/shadowandact/oddball_japanese_interracial _6 0s_buddy_film_black_sun_now_on_criterion

My answer is "The Little Colonel" and that's that. Shirley Temple and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson were "buddies," right?


that could open up  a whole other discussion.
 
2014-02-07 11:03:20 PM  
We're gonna need a shiat load of dimes

and

Heady - You spare the women?
Taggert  Naw - we rape the shiat of them later that night at the Number 5 dance
 
2014-02-07 11:08:44 PM  
No Cool or Spiffy tag?
 
2014-02-07 11:10:49 PM  

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?
 
2014-02-07 11:22:35 PM  

Flappyhead: stoli n coke: "There I was, standing face to face, with a six-year old kid. Well, after that, I just threw down my gun and walked away. Little bastard shot me in the ass."

"How's that hand look?"

"Steady as a rock."

"Yeah but I shoot with this one."


I pictured it in my head.... I love that scene.
 
2014-02-07 11:22:37 PM  
Of course, you'll have the good taste not to mention that I spoke to you.

/Of course.

//LO friggin L
 
2014-02-07 11:24:10 PM  
[Jim downs a bottle of whiskey in one long guzzle]
Bart: A man drink like that and he don't eat, he is going to DIE.
Jim: [eagerly] When?
 
2014-02-07 11:26:13 PM  
You use your tongue prettier than a $20 whore.
 
2014-02-07 11:30:29 PM  
Boo Farking Whoo, the gays and the women got made fun of. The writer couldn't help making the "victims" of today, the victims of yesterday.
 
2014-02-07 11:36:44 PM  
Gentlemen, this bill is a giant leap forward in the treatment of the insane gambler!
 
2014-02-07 11:37:36 PM  
They said you was hung!
 
2014-02-07 11:39:40 PM  

redheededstepchild: They said you was hung!


and they was right!

/actually from havana. or iowa. whatever.
 
2014-02-07 11:47:39 PM  
I have Blazing Saddles on HD-DVD. It's ace. There are loads of language options on the disc so I sometimes set it up in French with English subtitles so I can pretend I'm watching a poncy foreign film.

Also this
i734.photobucket.com
 
2014-02-07 11:58:31 PM  

theorellior: You'd do it for Randolph Scott...


RANDOLPH SCOTT!
 
2014-02-08 12:02:17 AM  

trotsky: MONGO STRAIGHT.


Suuuuure you are.

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-02-08 12:12:00 AM  

Strongbeerrules: You use your tongue prettier than a $20 whore.


Sh*tkicker.


I want rustlers, cut throats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, con men, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswogglers, horse thieves, bull dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass-kickers, shiat-kickers and Methodists.
 
2014-02-08 12:13:22 AM  

harleyquinnical: Strongbeerrules: You use your tongue prettier than a $20 whore.

Sh*tkicker.


I want rustlers, cut throats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, con men, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswogglers, horse thieves, bull dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass-kickers, shiat-kickers and Methodists.


Can you repeat that?
 
2014-02-08 12:18:54 AM  
EwoksSuck: What in the wide world of sports is going on here?

What in the wide wide world a sports is a goin' on here?
 
2014-02-08 12:19:30 AM  

Omahawg: redheededstepchild: They said you was hung!

and they was right!

/actually from havana. or iowa. whatever.


That's ok, your mom is Dutch.
 
2014-02-08 12:32:40 AM  
I remember seeing Blazing Saddles when it first aired on CBS in the early 80s.  They left all the n-words in but the fart sounds in the campfire scene were edited out.  And to think they now allow fart jokes on kid shows now.
 
2014-02-08 12:33:25 AM  
My buddy is nicknamed "ding ding" thanks to this fine film.
/he's black
//he nicknamed himself
 
2014-02-08 12:33:29 AM  
content7.flixster.com

qorkfiend:Can you repeat that?

Did you say that?
 
2014-02-08 12:45:59 AM  
"Now, four decades on, it remains as biting a satire as ever, and its impact on Hollywood can still be felt."

And it's quoted on Fark's Politics tab or a nearly daily basis.
 
2014-02-08 01:05:00 AM  

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


Oblig shot of Madeline Kahn's goods.


Heretic!

/i miss madeline
 
2014-02-08 01:59:42 AM  

hundreddollarman: TheManofPA: paging hundreddollarman, hundreddollarman pick up the white courtesy phone.

You rang?

"... from the Harley Races, to the Barry Windhams... to the Ric Flairs..."

"Never mind that shiat, here comes Mongo!"

[i.imgur.com image 275x420]


Man, you work fast

/twss
 
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.


[citizenscreenings.files.wordpress.com image 462x331]



So's this:


GIF (too big to post)

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."

celebpictu.com

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."

[celebpictu.com image 320x240]

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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