Blazing Saddles

The Canon #89 August 15, 2016

This week, Devin and Amy discuss Mel Brooks’ timeless Western satire, “Blazing Saddles.” They examine the brilliance of old farting cowboys, why this movie couldn’t be made today, and Mel Brooks’ response to the censorship he faced in production. Later, they get into the specific performances of the film, praising Cleavon Little’s dignity and grace, the incredible energy of Madeline Kahn, and the sadness that permeats Gene Wilder’s characters. Head to the Earwolf forums to cast your vote on whether “Blazing Saddles” should be considered Canon-worthy!

This episode is sponsored by Casper Mattresses and Harry’s.

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