Make Friends And Alienate ‘Morons’ With These ‘Blazing Saddles’ Quotes

By: 09.29.15  •  30 Comments

Warner Brothers

Some people often cite Jim Carrey‘s 1994 as the most successful year of anyone in Hollywood, and with good reason. With blockbuster hits Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask, and Dumb & Dumber all being released during the same calendar year, you’d be hard-pressed to find a year that tops it. However, two decades earlier, Mel Brooks set the original standard, as the director of two blockbuster hits that were released within 10 months of each other, Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein.

With Blazing Saddles (1974), Brooks proved that parody and satirical movies could be successful in Hollywood again. Grossing $119.5 million on a budget of only $2.6 million, it’s largely responsible for the genre’s re-birth. A few short years later, directors like David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker would find success into the 1980’s with Airplane!, Police Squad!, and others, but Blazing Saddles will forever be the trailblazer, and perhaps the gold standard. (Experience Mel Brooks in Blazing Saddles on Digital HD.)

Starring Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder, Brooks’ satirical take on racial prejudice set within the confines of a Hollywood Western received nominations for three different Academy Awards, and is currently ranked as the No. 6 funniest movie of all time by the American Film Institute. It’s also one of the most easily-quoted movies ever. In fact, some lines have become such a part of our lexicon that it’s probably a safe bet that you’ve quoted the movie yourself, perhaps without even realizing it. So, with all that said, here are some of those lines.

Around The Web


From Showman To Shaman: How An Assassination Attempt Changed Bob Marley’s Life And Music

From Zero To Guitar Hero, Meet The Small-Town Musician Who’s Well On His Way

Hannibal Buress On ‘Comedy Camisado,’ Animation, And Doing Stand-Up In Japan

Phil Matarese And Mike Luciano Talk ‘Animals.’ And Creating Television In Their Apartment

‘Black Sheep’ Revisited: The Farley-Spade Classic That Could’ve Been, 20 Years Later

EAT THIS CITY: Chef Callie Speer Shares Her ‘Can’t Miss’ Food Experiences In Austin, Texas

Kimbo Slice Is Down To Fight Kurt Angle And Roy Jones, Jr. As Soon As He Settles His Business At Bellator 149

By:  •  2 Comments

A Top Recruit Michigan Landed On Signing Day Isn’t Who You Think He Is At All

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. On How His Personal Ancestry Obsessions Led To ‘Finding Your Roots’

Love Books? Plan A Trip To The Most Literary City In The Country

What The Shot-For-Shot Remake Of The ‘Magnum P.I.’ Intro Tells Us About ‘Archer’ Season 7

By:  •  2 Comments

‘The Most Badass Event’: Experiencing A Truck Race On A Ski Mountain, Which Is As Crazy As It Sounds