Skip to comments.BLAZING BROOKS: MEL SAYS 'SADDLES' COULDN'T BE MADE IN 2012
Posted on 11/17/2012 4:17:46 AM PST by SMGFanEdited 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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It’s twoo, it’s twoo......
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/
Springtime for Hitler would be too offensive for gays.
“Pardon me, while I whip this out...”
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.
Mongo LIKE Candy.
Hey, where the white women at?
Will assume you never saw Rock’s classic show where he goes after the home team.
Great Theme Song
“’Scuse me while ah whip this out!”
“little bastard shot me in the a$$...”
“Mongo only pawn in game of Life.”
I love how the non-gay, Christian, male, is the only person not aloud to be offended.
The French Mistake
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!