RMG 170: Blazing Saddles (1974)

February 27, 2019

In this episode, the Retro Movie Geek crew are joined by Vince, and they’re geeking out over Blazing Saddles (1974) and

  • racism in comedy vs. real life racism
  • Mel Brooks
  • a French flatulist artist
  • mayonnaise
  • and much, much more!

Synopsis:

The railroad’s bound to run right through the sleepy town of Rock Ridge. Land there will be worth a fortune. Only trouble is, the folks in Rock Ridge already own all their land. How do you run them out? Send in a gang of the roughest, toughest, leanest, meanest men you’ve got… and appoint a new sheriff, you figure will last about 24 hours.

But that’s not really the plot of Blazing Saddles. That’s just the pretext! Once Mel Brook’s lunatic film is underway, logic is lost in a blizzard of gags, jokes, quips, puns, howlers, growlers, and outrageous assaults upon good taste – or any taste at all.

With a mind-boggling brawl that spills off the set, into a neighboring soundstage, Blazing Saddles goes out in a blaze of glory… Somehow the Old West will never be the same.

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