Blazing Saddles

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 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: 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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New this month Suggested correction: Actually, the Aviator jacket and goggles were worn by Marty Feldman, complete with a long white muffler.

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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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Trivia: During a September 2017 interview on the BBC 4 Today programme, legendary comedian and comic filmmaker Mel Brooks was asked if he thought he could make some of his most famous films (such as "The Producers," "Blazing Saddles," and "Young Frankenstein") in today's over-sensitive, thin-skinned political climate. Brooks replied: "Maybe Young Frankenstein, but never Blazing Saddles, because we have become stupidly politically correct, which is the death of comedy. It's okay not to hurt feelings of various tribes and groups. However, it's not good for comedy. Comedy has to walk a thin line, take risks. Comedy is the lecherous little elf whispering in the king's ear, always telling the truth about human behavior."

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Jim: Well, it got so that every piss-ant prairie punk who thought he could shoot a gun would ride into town to try out the Waco Kid. I must have killed more men than Cecil B. DeMille. It got pretty gritty. I started to hear the word "draw" in my sleep. Then one day, I was just walking down the street when I heard a voice behind me say, "Reach for it, mister!" I spun around... And there I was, face-to-face with a six-year old kid. Well, I just threw my guns down and walked away. Little bastard shot me in the ass. So I limped to the nearest saloon, crawled inside a whiskey bottle, and I've been there ever since.

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When the crook kicks the door on a building in the fake town it falls over, but the same building falls over again when the dynamite goes off.

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