"Hey, where the white women at?"
Just typing Blazing Saddles makes me laugh. It's my all-time favorite comedy. I'll take this movie over any Marx Brothers move including Duck Soup. The actors, the direction, the writing, the satire, the jokes--Blazing Saddles is about as perfect as perfect can be.
Hedley Lamarr: My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives.
Taggart: God darnit Mr. Lamarr, you use your tongue prettier than a twenty dollar whore.
Interestingly enough, given that we live in a politically correct society, Blazing Saddles would never see the light of day if it was pitched to a movie executive. Case it point: ALL RIGHT! WE'LL GIVE SOME LAND TO THE NIGGERS AND THE CHINKS -- BUT WE DON'T WANT THE IRISH!
Thanks Mom for reminding me about this movie today. It put a smile on my face. And thank you for taking Stephen, my good friend Steve Murray, and me to the Tacony-Palmyra Drive-In so many years ago to watch this classic for the first time.
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