This week, we saddle up with The Next Picture Show‘s Keith Phipps to look back at the 1974 Mel Brooks comedy classic Blazing Saddles!
Equal parts raunchy and deliciously subversive even today, Blazing Saddles is a beautifully acerbic parody of the classic Western, following a black sherriff (Cleavon Little) tasked with defending/offending the puritanical town of Rock Ridge, while scheming huckster Hedy (“Hedley!”) Lamarr (Harvey Korman) plots the down’s demise. It’s a drop dead hilarious movie that still holds up today, and is a wonderful testament to one of comedy’s greatest filmmakers. Check out our episode along with our custom cocktail and drinking rules!
THIS EPISODE’S DRINK:
DRINKING RULES FOR BLAZING SADDLES:
- Any time you see intentional historical anachronisms
- Every time a character addresses the camera/audience
- Whenever you hear a, well, pejorative slur
FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:
Bart says to the Waco Kid, “Come on, let’s check out the end of the flick.”
Join us next week as we roll the dice with the Matt Damon/Edward Norton card-shark movie Rounders!