10 Hidden Scenes in Blazing Saddles

Following is our collection of Blazing Saddles facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Blazing Saddles film message.

; when Lyle and the rest of Taggart's men are singing "Camptown Ladies", there is no sound is coming out of the banjo even though there is a person playing the banjo.
; when Lyle and the rest of Taggart's men are singing "Camptown Ladies", there is no sound is coming out of the banjo even though there is a person playing the banjo.
One of the characters reacts to Mongo (Alex Karras) arriving to town by saying "Mongo! Santa Maria!" This is a reference to Jazz musician Mongo Santamaria, famous in the 1950's and 60's.
One of the characters reacts to Mongo (Alex Karras) arriving to town by saying "Mongo! Santa Maria!" This is a reference to Jazz musician Mongo Santamaria, famous in the 1950's and 60's.

Blazing Saddles Movie Trivia Facts

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  1. When Mongo rides into town on his bull it has YES and NO on his backside. This is because back then tractor-trailers had one on each side to indicate the safe side to pass on (left) and the joke was that Mongo was as big as truck.

  2. Mel Brooks hired Frankie Laine- a singer who had performed many themes to Western movies like 3:10 to Yuma (1957)- to sing the theme for the movie. However, Laine had no idea Blazing Saddles was a comedy and thought it was a drama. He sang the song seriously.

  3. The "Indian Chief" is actually Mel Brooks and he is speaking Yiddish.

Blazing Saddles Hidden Facts

1 - When Mel Brooks' Native American chief character encounters Sheriff Bart's family, he says "Shvartses!" the Yiddish word for "blacks." Brooks later uses the etymologically similar German word "scwartz" to describe the dark force-like power in his film Space Balls.
When Mel Brooks' Native American chief character encounters Sheriff Bart's family, he says "Shvartses!" the Yiddish word for "blacks." Brooks later uses the etymologically similar German word "scwartz" to describe the dark force-like power in his film Space Balls.
1 - Jim (Gene Wilder) mentions to Bart (Cleavon Little) that a note was addressed to "The deputy spade". "Spade" was a derogatory term used towards black people in the time the movie was set
Jim (Gene Wilder) mentions to Bart (Cleavon Little) that a note was addressed to "The deputy spade". "Spade" was a derogatory term used towards black people in the time the movie was set
1 - Lili von Shtupp (Madeleine Kahn) makes a small joke about Premature Ejaculation when she says "They're always coming and going and going and coming, and always too soon."
Lili von Shtupp (Madeleine Kahn) makes a small joke about Premature Ejaculation when she says "They're always coming and going and going and coming, and always too soon."
1 - (1974), during the chess scene, you can see that Bart is using the black chess pieces, obviously referring to his skin.
(1974), during the chess scene, you can see that Bart is using the black chess pieces, obviously referring to his skin.
Blazing Saddles poster
Blazing Saddles poster

Blazing Saddles Plot

In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black Sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Blazing Saddles. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Comedy, Western
Director Mel Brooks
Stars Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, Harvey Korman
IMDB score 7.7