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BLAZING BROOKS: MEL SAYS 'SADDLES' COULDN'T BE MADE IN 2012
http://www.breitbart.com ^ | 16 Nov 2012 | by Christian Toto

Posted on 11/17/2012 4:17:46 AM PST by SMGFan

Edited on 11/17/2012 11:18:24 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

It's a good thing Mel Brooks' inspiration for "Blazing Saddles" struck in the early 1970s and not 2012. Had Brooks come up with the western genre spoof today, it wouldn't pass muster at any major studio.

Brooks himself shared that sad truth during a visit to "Jimmy Kimmel Live" last night. "Blazing Saddles" starred Gene Wilder, Cleavon Little, Harvey Korman and Madeline Kahn in a zany send up of classic western films. And while "Superbad," "Bridesmaids" and "Project X" push the boundaries of modern cinema, they couldn't compare to the outrageous gags Brooks sprinkled throughout his 1974 comedy classic. "It couldn't be made today," Brooks tells Kimmel flatly before launching into a classic story about an early preview of the film, and how a man high up at Warner Bros. told him to make some major cuts ... or else. "We had this preview, people went crazy. They laughed, they enjoyed it. Afterwards, he grabs me by the collar and shoves me into an office ... and he says, “Okay, here’s a legal pad, here’s a pencil, take these notes...” “N-word, OUT! We don’t say it. No punching a horse. Noooo punching a horse. Around the campfire, cut out the farting… out! It's out! You can’t punch an old lady. Lily von Schtupp and the black sheriff … you can’t – OUT, OUT.”


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The Sheriff is a **BONG**
1 posted on 11/17/2012 4:17:52 AM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

It’s twoo, it’s twoo......


2 posted on 11/17/2012 4:21:14 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (George W. Bush is the Emmanuel Goldsten of the modern era.)
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To: SMGFan

Yes, but...

Chris Rock would be in it instead and making racist comments about rich white guys, you know, the ones who are the job producers...the hated class...making fun of them is ok and very unifying to the country. Sarc off/


3 posted on 11/17/2012 4:22:41 AM PST by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLNQv19YpG4 - trailer


4 posted on 11/17/2012 4:22:47 AM PST by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: SMGFan

Springtime for Hitler would be too offensive for gays.


5 posted on 11/17/2012 4:23:21 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

“Pardon me, while I whip this out...”


6 posted on 11/17/2012 4:24:05 AM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: SMGFan

Every time I watch Blazing Saddles, I think the same thing. Today, Mel Brooks would be strung up for such a movie.

One of the best comedies ever, IMHO.


7 posted on 11/17/2012 4:24:24 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: SMGFan

Mongo LIKE Candy.


8 posted on 11/17/2012 4:24:52 AM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: SMGFan

Hey, where the white women at?


9 posted on 11/17/2012 4:26:57 AM PST by MD Expat in PA
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To: CincyRichieRich

Will assume you never saw Rock’s classic show where he goes after the home team.


10 posted on 11/17/2012 4:28:06 AM PST by sakic
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To: fatnotlazy

Great Theme Song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-HRbsejTyw


11 posted on 11/17/2012 4:28:17 AM PST by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: cripplecreek

Why?


12 posted on 11/17/2012 4:28:51 AM PST by sakic
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To: Mad Dawgg

“’Scuse me while ah whip this out!”

Classic.


13 posted on 11/17/2012 4:30:55 AM PST by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: SueRae

“little bastard shot me in the a$$...”


14 posted on 11/17/2012 4:31:55 AM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Mad Dawgg

“Mongo only pawn in game of Life.”


15 posted on 11/17/2012 4:34:39 AM PST by Maigrey (Life, for a liberal, is one never-ending game of Calvinball. - giotto)
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To: fatnotlazy
Reverse the race of all the characters in the film and it would get to the theaters. It it would suck but there would be nothing taboo about it.

I love how the non-gay, Christian, male, is the only person not aloud to be offended.

16 posted on 11/17/2012 4:34:46 AM PST by DYngbld (I have read the back of the Book and we WIN!!!!)
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To: cripplecreek

The French Mistake
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMK6lzmSk2o


17 posted on 11/17/2012 4:35:07 AM PST by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: MD Expat in PA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGQ-ISsDm8M&feature=fvwrel


18 posted on 11/17/2012 4:36:30 AM PST by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: fatnotlazy

The thing is Blazing Saddles was not only a satire of classic movie westerns and movie making in general but also a satire on race relations and prejudices - the black sheriff was the hero of the movie. And Mel Brooks as the Indian chief who speaks Yiddish- “They darker than us! Woof!” LOL!


19 posted on 11/17/2012 4:36:45 AM PST by MD Expat in PA
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To: sakic
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20 posted on 11/17/2012 4:38:03 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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