Show notes are blatantly stolen from the post for this episode on The Way of the Game site.
Blazing Saddles – February 7, 1974
Director: Mel Brooks
Producer: Michael Hertzberg
Writers: Andrew Bergman, Mel Brooks, Richard Pryor, Norman Steinberg, Al Uger
Actors: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Harvey Korman, Slim Pickens, Madeline Kahn, Mel Brooks, Dom DeLuise
Distributor: Warner Bros.
The course of the conversation:
This is a combo-episode, inspired by and releasing for the Back Seat Producers as well.
Sausagefest is discussed. You can continue to donate at sausagefeststl.com.
We were asked to respond to a past BSP episode. Jonathan’s been holding a grudge about Blazing Saddles for a while.
Jonathan explains We Just Watched a Movie a bit.
When did you first experience Mel Brooks and or Blazing Saddles?
In defense of Gene Wilder.
Madeline Kahn is simply incredible.
Slim Pickens walks a tight rope.
The guys talk about racism. Shocking.
Jonathan diverges into talking about The Simpsons.
Jonathan diverges into talking about Penny Arcade.
Racism seems much more prominent today than when BSP was recording.
It’s too bad this movie couldn’t be made today.
Mel Brooks is at his best when he parodies a genre, not a specific movie.
Jonathan diverges into talking about Grand Theft Auto 5.
The Way of the Game would like to apologize to our listeners for Nathaniel.