Thursday, September 26, 2019

Blazing Saddles (1974)


Pax and Michael are once again joined by Evan Hanson, this time to discuss Mel Brooks' Western satire starring Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder.

2 comments:

  1. I think Blazing Saddles is something of a product of its time. And in comparison to say Young Frankenstein (another homage/satire of a genre) it is probably more mean spirited since it's confronting something that is essentially very mean spirited in itself.

    And this may make me dead to you, but I find Rustler's Rhapsody almost unbearable to watch. Too much of a cheese factor for me to take I guess. (And perhaps a bit similar to how I find much of McFarland's material - too few laughs for the being forced to sit through the rest of the content feeling intellectually insulted.)

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  2. Ha! You'll never be dead to me, Zeke. I'm really used to RR not striking most people as funny as it does me.

    And thanks for the comment on Blazing Saddles. I think you're probably right. I do have a hard time getting into most mean humor even when it's mean for a reason that I understand.

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