30 Best 'Blazing Saddles' Quotes: Stinking Badges To Schnitzengruben

By Jacob Shelton
Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder in 'Blazing Saddles.' Source: IMDB

Starring Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder, Blazing Saddles is one of two groundbreaking films that Mel Brooks released in 1974 (the other was Young Frankenstein) -- the comedic auteur was operating at his peak that year. Not only is the film jam-packed with jokes, but each of them holds a mirror up to society in a way that few comedies ever do. It’s funny, and it was biting, but there was one joke that Brooks thought was so dirty that he had to cut it.

If you’ve seen Blazing Saddles you know that this is a take-no-prisoners film that makes fun of everyone and everything in the name of showing the worst and best in the human race. So what was so over the top that even Mel Brooks didn’t want to use it? Let’s find out.