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50th anniversary of Blazing Saddles today! (2/7/74)

Old 02-08-24, 01:15 AM
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50th anniversary of Blazing Saddles today! (2/7/74)

Today is the 50th anniversary of Mel Brooks Blazing Saddles- Catch it on multiple streaming services. (Netflix,MAX, Paramount+, Apple TV, and others)
https://www.yahoo.com/.../blazing-saddles-50th...
(And coming to theatres in September for 2 nights)
https://www.fathomevents.com/.../blazing-saddles-50th.../


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I haven't watched it in a really long time but in the era of censorship and "being canceled" I'm glad the movie is still widely available. The absurdity and moral of the story is pretty simple and that's, "Racism is Stupid".
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I spent much of my childhood watching this with my dad…on basic cable.

Imagine my surprise when I finally saw the unedited version on VHS/DVD.


Despite the ending, which I don’t care for, this is one of the greatest comedies of all time.
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This flick is still f'n hilarious. Surprised the pansy mob hasn't tried to "cancel" it yet.
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Re: 50th anniversary of Blazing Saddles today! (2/7/74)

I always loved how Gene got Cleavon to break with the 'You know, morons" line.
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Re: 50th anniversary of Blazing Saddles today! (2/7/74)

Well, I'm going to get me a s**tload of dimes and watch this again!
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Re: 50th anniversary of Blazing Saddles today! (2/7/74)

I wonder what people seeing it for the first time today think of it, people who have no idea what's being satirized.
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Re: 50th anniversary of Blazing Saddles today! (2/7/74)

Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum
I wonder what people seeing it for the first time today think of it, people who have no idea what's being satirized.

I was curious as well- so I went to YouTube and looked at a few reation videos and surprisingly those watching it for the 1st time- were laughing histerical and enjoyed it.
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Re: 50th anniversary of Blazing Saddles today! (2/7/74)

Some of the Blazing Saddles reaction videos are hilarious.
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Re: 50th anniversary of Blazing Saddles today! (2/7/74)

Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum
I wonder what people seeing it for the first time today think of it, people who have no idea what's being satirized.

What's interesting is that so many people don't want to look beyond what their told to actually watch it and realize it's not a racist movie as much as a movie that makes fun of racists.
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Re: 50th anniversary of Blazing Saddles today! (2/7/74)

Originally Posted by Bluelitespecial
I haven't watched it in a really long time but in the era of censorship and "being canceled" I'm glad the movie is still widely available. The absurdity and moral of the story is pretty simple and that's, "Racism is Stupid".
When my kids were little (so, 20 years ago or so), it actually ran on the Family Channel. They bleeped "god" from goddamn, but not . . . you know. The whole thing was really weird.

Great movie though!
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Re: 50th anniversary of Blazing Saddles today! (2/7/74)

I remember it being playing at the theatres multiple times over the years. I still have an ad from 1981 when it played at the drive-in with Superman II, a seemingly random choice.


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