Blazing Saddles Question - Mongo

Watched Blazing Saddles last night, uncut. on Dish Satellite’s HD Movie Channel (Channel 130)

But I do think a scene or two was cut out when Sheriff Bart was capturing Mongo. They showed Bart giving Mongo a CandyGram. But that was the only one.

But wasn’t there a scene where Mongo in a deep sea diving garb? and another that slips my mind?

I have seen Blazing Saddles probably about 20 times, in bits and pieces. but I have never seen Blazing Saddles on DVD so I don’t think it is “extra bonus scenes” that might have been added to a DVD.

The diving scene was not in the theatrical release, but in the release for TV.

I dunno, me only pawn in game of life.

thanks, OK I do remember the shootout scene with the cannon now.

I do not remember Bart and Jim picnicking with the Born Again Christians or the other scenes you have mentioned.

I guess I should have looked at IMDB. But what the heck, another Blazing Saddles thread can’t be all bad, can it?

Hard to believe that Mongo will be 77 later this month.

Bizzarely, I only remember about half of these. I would swear up and down that the baptism scene has been in every time I’ve seen the movie, that I’ve only seen the “Deep sea diving” scene once or twice, and I’ve NEVER seen the Governor arriving in Fake Rock Ridge.

Movie versions are weird.

I saw the Mongo underwater and Govenor scenes all the time on TV as a kid in the 80s, but never saw the others.
It does bring up question I’ve always wondered. When films are aired on TV, who does the edits? The movie studio, the syndicator, or individual stations?

I wasn’t familiar with the deep-sea diving bit, but I do recall the baptists moment (Bart and Jim are wearing robes stolen from a couple of Klansman, have to bolt when Lamarr discoveres the ruse, they stumble on a baptismal ceremony with people wearing similar robes and join them, singing - as I recall - Wade in the Water, Children) and Petomaine’s visit to Rock Ridge (“Governor, what are your impressions of Rock Ridge?”, followed by Petomaine briefly doing an impression of Harpo Marx).

Of course, I’d seen the movie several times before I found out about the campfire farting scene, it being routinely cut for television.

Now I wonder how many “versions” there are. Likely more than for Blade Runner.

Blazing Runner would be an interesting movie.

“Tell me only the good things about your mother, Heddy.”

::shoots him underneath table:: “That’s HEDLEY!”


I do not remember the baptism scene or the LePetomane/Rock Ridge scene at all (that one sound hilarious).

I never saw Blazing Saddles in a theater. First time I saw it was on HBO when I was a freshman or Sophomore in High School. At a friends house. 1976 or 1977.

I think we’re all indebted to Gabby Johnson for clearly stating what needed to be said. I’m particulary glad that these lovely children were here today to hear that speech. Not only was it authentic cityspeak gibberish, it expressed a courage little seen in this day and age.

I’m pretty sure all of those scenes are on the Blazing Saddles 30th Anniversary DVD.

I first saw Blazing Saddles when it was first released, in a theater. I ended up with Jujubes all over my pants from literally falling out of my seat laughing.

The TV edits don’t add anything, and they destroy anything wonderful about the film. SBDs aren’t funny.

It was only years later I got what the Mexican said when Mongo rode into town.

Mongo seen things Sheriff Bart not believe.
Choo-choos on fire near the quicksand bog.
Mongo watch glow worms in dark near phony turnpike gate.
All those moments lost in my brain, like rain in tears.
Time to punch.


That’s odd. I remember him doing an impression of Toulouse-Lautrec.

Him, too.

And I have a book version of Blazing Saddles, and it includes, some in pictures, some of the “deleted” scenes mentioned in this thread, but not all.

“It’s twue! It’s twue!”, “Ma’am…that’s my arm” is in the book.

So many versions exist. They’re all good.

I thought the deleted line was: “I hate to disappoint you, but you’re sucking on my elbow.”

Yeah, you’re probably right. I didn’t feel like getting up from the computer to find the actual line in the book, and besides, since this is the SDMB, I knew some Doper would save me the trouble. :slight_smile:

I do remember the made for TV scenes. Although they are not awful, it does not make up for the abomination that is the cut-up version of the movie. Silence during the fart scene. “The little bastard shot me in the ass” turned into “the little punk shot me in the you know”. Just awful.

If it’s being shown on a network, then the network’s own censors edit it. If it’s being shown on a local station (do they still DO that?), then the station’s film cutters—probably to put in more commercials, since it’s likely they rented a bowldlerized version in the first place.