Blazing Saddles

Trivia: The language that the Indians speak is actually Yiddish.

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Trivia: The late Richard Pryor, who helped write the screenplay, was originally supposed to play Bart. However, his controversial stand-up comedy routines made it difficult to secure financing. Cleavon Little was eventually cast in Pryor's place.

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Trivia: When Lamarr tells Le Petomane that his name is Hedley Lamarr and not Hedy. Le Petomane says that since it's 1874, Hedley could sue her. In 1974, actress Hedy Lamarr filed a lawsuit against Mel Brooks claiming the joke infringed on her privacy. The lawsuit was settled out of court.

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Trivia: The governor's name, Le Petomaine, means the "fartomaniac" or "Farting Maniac" in French. It references the stage name of French flatulist Joseph Pujol.

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Trivia: When this was first shown on American TV, the campfire scene was heavily dubbed over with horse whinnies in order to mask out the farting and not cause possible offence.

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Trivia: In the recruiting scene, the outlaw in the aviator's goggles and jacket is none other than Mel Brooks. He would go on to wear the same outfit in his next film, Silent Movie.

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Trivia: When the town welcomes the new sheriff, it's with a "laurel and hearty handshake." This is a reference to the great comedy duo, Laurel and Hardy.

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