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Blazing Saddles 1974

  • Mel Brooks
  • February 7, 1974
  • 93 mins
  • English
  • Comedy, Western
Never give a saga an even break!
The Ultimate Western Spoof. A town where everyone seems to be named Johnson is in the way of the railroad. In order to grab their land, Hedley Lemar, a politically connected nasty person, sends in his henchmen to make the town unlivable. After the sheriff is killed, the town demands a new sheriff from the Governor. Hedley convinces him to send the town the first Black sheriff in the west.


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The second time around, and still cracks me up, one of the funniest Westerns out there, Mel brooks did a great job on this film, Guns blazing all the way through.. RIP to such a great actor Gene Wideler, my name is Jim, and most people call me Jim. haha

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This makes at least my top 5 comedies ever made. Airplane! might take number one, but after that I have a hard time figuring out the proper ranking. Doesn't matter though, the important thing to remember is how great this is. I had seen almost all of the Mel Brooks movies as a child, but my parents were good parents, and they didn't let me see this until I grew up.

But that was an advantage. Seeing this movie for the first time as an adult helps make sure you don't miss jokes that would've gone over my head (except fart jokes, those are funny no matter what your age). I think my favorite scene might be with the governor. Mel Brooks plays that character so well. His distraction, physical problems, anger, lust, idiocy; it's all good. Gene Wilder also just knows comedic timing better than almost any other actor out there, so every scene with him is great.

Check this out if you haven't seen it. Just, again, probably not with any kids.

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one of my all time favourites, any more beans mister taggart

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