May 08, 2014
Blazing Saddles Turns 40
Blazing Saddles is probably the best comedy ever made. Mel Brooks is an absolute comedic genius. The movie made us laugh at racism at a time when America was overcoming its racist attitudes.
No one could get away with doing a similar movie today. The PC crowd is just too stringent and humorless. If you haven't seen it, go treat yourself now. Rent it or stream it. Or better yet, buy it. You can usually find it in the DVD bargain bins at Wal-mart.