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A cartoonish look at life...
I just caught Mel Brooks’ classic western comedy Blazing Saddles on the tube today (I still don’t have a flat screen). It was just what I needed after spending hours and hours working on taxes. I have seen Blazing Saddles countless times and I never get tired of it. The same goes for the original The Producers with Gene Wilder and Zero Mostel. That is my all time favorite comedy and maybe my favorite movie ever. It’s pure genius. Zero Mostel’s facial expressions alone are a good enough reason to watch it. I’m laughing just thinking about it. There is one other Brooks’ movie that if I come across it I just have to watch; Young Frankenstein. All three of those movies have such terrific casts and memorable lines. Both Blazing Saddles and The Producers are so politically incorrect that I wonder if they could even be made today. That may be why they are so terrific. It seems that the more politically correct society becomes the less sense of humor society has, and I say if we can’t laugh at ourselves as well as each other we’re the ones that’ll end up looking like clowns.
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Don't forget "Get Smart." Mel Brooks was one of the creators, if I recall correctly.
Read your cartoons all the time. You named my three movie favorites of all time also...you said it Political correctness has had the result of making us all defensive, hurt mongerers. Keep the good work coming. ssj.