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by Richard Brookhiser

Okay, more in the spirit of the original question: Blazing Saddles was a piece of Mel Brooks fluff, and half of it is Mel Brooks junk, but oh the other half…

Favorite lines:

Gene Wilder’s speech to Cleavon Little ending, “They’re morons.”
Madeline Kahn: “Well, Tex ma’am, get your boots off ze stage.”

Mel Brooks’s impressions of his foreign trip.

Dom de Luis instructing the chorus boys how to dance, which PC Kathryn won’t let me quote.

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