Bart: That's a sure way to get him killed! Brooks and his team of edgy comics were quickly becoming the masters of holding up a mirror to society. I'm the marshal in this here town, and you're nothin' but a big fat ferret. Governor Lepetomane: Evewything below the waist is kaput! "We draped Gig Youngs legs over and hung him upside down. Badges? Hedley Lamarr: It's not *Hedy*, it's *Hedley*. Governor Lepetomane: Supposedly Pryor was obsessed with writing lines for Mongo, but this quote is so obviously in Pryors voice that its clear he was at the typewriter for this moment. What do you like to do? It's so simple, you sissy Marys! Multiple actorsincluding Johnny Carsonturned down the part before screen veteran Gig Young was hired for the role. Chewing gum on line, eh? Buddy Bizarre: Dang, that was lucky. Mornin', ma'am. Although the Duke apparently found it hilarious, he chose not to join the cast, fearing for his career. This scene shows off what Wilder does best, shooting off ridiculous lines with his laconic voice. Then why don't you get your fwiggin' feet off the stage? Starring Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder, Blazing Saddles is one of two groundbreaking films that Mel Brooks released in 1974 (the other was Young Frankenstein) -- the comedic auteur was operating at his peak that year. O Lord, do we have the strength to carry off this mighty task in one night? Good hunting! (You can check out his official site here.). While Blazing Saddles plays with a lot of racial humor, it's moments like these that there's more than racism afoot. Mongo was easy. Lili Von Shtupp: Singer: "Blazing Saddles" : When outlaws ruled the West / And fear filled the land / A cry went up for a man with guts / To take the West in hand. Van Johnson: She'll bring him to his knees. Blazing Saddles, which just celebrated its 45th anniversary, is considered one of the most entertaining movies of all time. He said the sheriff's near. This is one of the most well known and oft-quoted line from Blazing Saddles. Source: IMDB. Pain in the ass! Better check it out. We don't care if it's the first act of "Henry V," we're leaving! Everyone freaks out but relaxes when he pulls out the letter. He was ashamed of those wackos. Its one of those lines that permeate the culture so much that its more like it belongs to everyone rather than a movie. No, you *say* that, Governor. [to himself] I didn't see him wanna come in. What'll it cost, man, what'll it cost? Bart says that in order to save the town they have to work together, and allow people of every race to live in Rock Ridge in peace. Have you ever seen such cruelty? Tourist Mother: Don't know. Something like"Swing low, sweet chariot" Lyle: Don't know that one, huh. God darnit, Mr. Lamarr, you use your tongue prettier than a twenty dollar whore. A subversive, fearless satire bent on tackling the ever-present absurdity of prejudice, it has maintained an impressive and growing fan base more than four decades later. In this quick moment before a massive food fight breaks out in the Warner Bros. commissary, an actor playing Hitler is a film says to a friend, They lose me right after the bunker scene. As a Jewish man who fought in World War II, Brooks is obviously a fan of dunking on Hitler whenever the chance presents itself, thus this little nod to the Fuhrers suicide. In an appearance on Conan, he explained that the cut joke occurred when Sheriff Bart, played by Cleavon Little, goes to visit Lili von Shtupp, played by Madeline Kahn. We dont need no stinking badges. Hedley Lamarr: Candygram for Mongo! / He wore a shining star. How many times have I told you to wash up after a weekly cross burning? Throw up your hands/Stick out your tush/Hands on your hips/Give 'em a push/You'll be surprised, you're doing the French Mistake/Voila! It is an incredible moment where everyone in this world can quote this alone. Right here. Bart: Richard Pryor was very passionate about writing lines for Mongo, but this line is very clear in Pryors voice that he is the typewriter at this time. the Waco Kid. Holy underwear! [high-pitched voice] Well that was lucky! Just a day before her work on Blazing Saddles began, Madeline was fired from Mame. What's a dazzling urbanite like you doing in a rustic setting like this? [singing] Eventually, he came up with Blazing Saddles; like so many other great ideas, it came to the writer/director while he was taking a shower. I must have killed more men than Cecil B. DeMille. Excuse me, Mr. Taggart, sir, but I sure do hate to see you like this. The painting is hanging just above Lamaar's head when he is looking at the map of Rock Ridge. This completely means that Jim is not a racist just the same as the rest in Rock Ridge, and with that, he is more worried about where he is going to take his next drink other than the color of anyones skin complexion.if(typeof ez_ad_units!='undefined'){ez_ad_units.push([[300,250],'z_word_com-box-4','ezslot_12',133,'0','0'])};__ez_fad_position('div-gpt-ad-z_word_com-box-4-0'); This line exudes when Bart arrives in Rock Ridge to take over as the new sheriff. A key piece of land, Rock Ridge, is inhabited by a flock of Johnsons, all deeply entrenched in the town. These are people of the land. Got to do with where choo-choo go. Ugh, Harvey Korman can do no wrong in this movie. [hears a crash in the prison cells] He's [realizes Bart is on the opposite side of the room, and turns around]. Governor Lepetomane: If I could find a sheriff who so offends the citizens of Rock Ridge that his very appearance would drive them out of town. Yeah, but I shoot with this one. The pilot for a spinoff TV series called Black Bart was filmed in 1975. Following the rallying cry, Taggert goes to punch the director, who asks him to not punch him in the face. If you want to see Taggarts noggin meet the business end of a shovel, check out the hilariousand definitely NSFWclip below: He was magnificent! Brooks said of Wilder in the 2004 Blazing Saddles DVD documentary Back in the Saddle. It is not only Gene Wilder is surprising with these parts of the scene, but also his dry cleverness is complete exhibits here. Got him locked up downstairs. Piss on you, I work for Mel Brooks! Mel Brooks has written and directed a number of classic parodies in his time. Taggart: Hedley Lamarr: I think we're all indebted to Gabby Johnson for clearly stating what needed to be said. Alex Kasprak is an investigative journalist and science writer reporting on scientific misinformation, online fraud, and financial crime. Fifteen is my limit on schnitzengruben. Convict in Line (uncredited) Ralph Manza . Am I wrong? Max Brooksthe son of Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroftwas born while his dad was busy writing the film. The film did not only contain jokes, but each of such jokes stands as the mirror on our society in the process that a few comedies make. These lines became the next great of slight comparison. "- Taggart: The surveyors say they may have run into some quicksand up ahead. Sheriff murdered, crops burned, stores looted, people stampeded, and cattle raped. Governor Lepetomane: At no point in this slide show, furthermore, is there a discussion of how a mistake led to a line not originally intended for the film. I'm leaving. Obviously, the line doesnt sit well with the Klansmen and they fall for the trick. There you go. Boris: Oh, thank you very much! In this raucous parody of the Western film genre, greedy land developer, Hedley Lamarr ( Harvey Korman) greases palms of insane Earl Long/Blaze-type governor ('Mel Brooks') to induce his help to snatch land to build Hedley's railroad. It's twue. / Then out of the sun rode a man with a gun / And Bart was his name, yes Bart was his name. [Hedley arrives at Grauman's Chinese Theater]. What are your favorite lines from Blazing Saddles? Taggart: Just think of your secretary. The line is funny, but its a devastating commentary on how little race relations had changed since the days of the Wild West. Gotcha! Okay, I'll send down a team of horses to check out the ground. Could you repeat that, sir? Wait a minute there might be legal precedent. Hedley Lamarr: R. Lee Ermey is one of the most memorable actors in any of Stanley Kubrick's films. Bart: Sorry about the "Up yours, nigger". Not only is the film jam-packed with jokes, but each of them holds a mirror up to society in a way that few comedies ever do. Buddy Bizarre: When Von Shtupp flirts with Bart she blows out some candles. [standing up proudly] Jim and Bart, disguised as members of the KKK say that theyre wanted for stampeding cattle through the Vatican. Look, Irv. It was his first commercial hit, starred Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder. Jim.". You'll be able to sue *her*. Taggart: Alex Karras was a defensive tackle for the Detroit Lions who began appearing in films during the early 1960s. The sheriff is a nig Taggart: Johnson: Well, boys, the break's over. Hedley Lamarr: When Headley Lamarr tells Taggart who he wants to join his gang he says. In the film, Jim (Gene Wilder) pretends to capture Bart in front of a pair of the Klansman. I didn't know there was going to be so many! Mongo: Or is the world rising? [hurrying through the movie theater, he stops at the concession stand] Who is the black guy that played in Blazing Saddles? This film that consists of so many comedic geniuses, will continue to be loved even for the next generations. He rode a blazing saddle. I must have killed more men than Cecil B. DeMille. Can't you see that man is a ni? Work, work, work. Lyle: Oh, you know! Yes, the Doctor Gillespie killings. Hoping to include the Western genres most recognizable star, Brooks asked John Wayne to read the script. Bart: Listen to him, men. Well, do your best. Lyle: Hedley Lamarr : [grumbling as he takes his ticket] Pain in the ass! February 7, 1974 (USA)Blazing Saddles / Release date. Men, you are about to embark on a great crusade to stamp out runaway decency in the west. Theres really no one other than Gene Wilder who could pull this kind of deadpan line off, and its one of the many times in Blazing Saddles that he hits the audience with a hangdog expression and a ridiculous line. Obviously, the scene is meant to play to the audiences basest instincts, and while it works on a juvenile level, theres just something so funny and suave about the way says that he has a limit of schnitzengruben. An ad that is included as a paid link on the websites of several media outlets uses a picture of actress Madeline Kahn from the 1974 Mel Brooks classic film "Blazing Saddles" to present the claim that the film's "most loved line was a mistake.