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Blazing Saddles Episode 48: Candygram for Mongo

The Wilder Ride

Release Date: 05/01/2019

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In this first episode, hosts Alan Sanders and Walt Murray are joined by their wives, Susan Delmonico and Amy Murray, to discuss the beloved film, The Princess Bride. As part of our Patreon season, instead of breaking the film down minute-by-minute, we opt for a more relaxed and open discussion of the film, the actors and some of the behind-the-scenes stories we have researched. We hope you enjoy this month's Patreon special as we bring you a new episode each and every Wednesday during the off-season.

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This season, we opted for a new approach. Instead of moving through the movie in sequence, hosts Alan and Walt, along with guests, Susan Delmonico and Brad Stephens, kick back and talk about the film. It's a new and refreshing way for the listener to enjoy hearing our Wilder Ride take on this classic Cohen Brothers movie. The first episode is going to be available as a bonus episode. To get the rest of the weekly episodes, you will need to join us at Patreon.com/TheWilderRide and subscribe.

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Now that Blazing Saddle (the movie) is complete, we bring you a bonus recap of season two and a tease for season three. Several guests returned to give their thoughts on this past season. Walt and Alan provide additional thoughts and commentary before announcing the big reveal. After playing the trailer, our hosts sign off for their hiatus. However, they announce plans to cover 4-6 movies before the start of season three, all via their Patreon page. Thanks to everyone who was part of our Wilder Ride!

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Walt and Alan take the time in the final episode to go through the final seconds of the film and the 30 seconds of end credits. While going through the finale, they discuss the actors and some of their favorite lines and moments from the movie. By the end, they set the stage for one final bonus episode still to come.

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Our penultimate episode continues with Sheriff Bart and The Waco Kid riding their horses into the setting sun. As they get down the trail, they meet up with a Cadillac. They driver gets out while the passenger grabs the horses. The driver opens the doors for Bart and Jim. Once inside, the limo speeds off and continues their ride into the sunset.

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Bart admits he's leaving because things have gotten pretty dull. Revered Johnson gets emotional with his goodbye. This leads Mongo to also get a little emotional. Charlie wishes Bart well and as he slaps five with the Sheriff, Bart tells them all to keep the faith. As Bart rides to the edge of town, we see the Waco Kid. He asks Bart where he's headed. Bart simply says, "Nowhere special." The Waco Kid pushes his hat up and looks off into the West. "Nowhere special. I always wanted to go there."

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We open with Hedley commenting about the stuntwork of Douglas Fairbanks. He falls over and into what appears to be fresh concrete. The Waco Kid notes Bart shot the bad guy. They look down and see Hedley has written his name in the fresh concrete and added a dollar sign. They decide to go into the theater to check out the rest of the movie. We shift to the town of Rock Ridge, circa 1874. Howard Johnson implores Sheriff Bart to stay. Bart says his work there is done. The whole town then call him on his BS.

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The episode opens with a woman standing in Hedy Lamarr's shoes. Hedley walks by, correcting her as he heads into the theater. Hedley rushes to the counter to buy some Raisinets. The movie is already playing on the screen. Hedley sees Bart arriving on horseback. He spits out a mouthful of Raisinets and leaves, only to be confronted by Bart. "Ok, Lamarr, go for your gun!" Hedley says he's unarmed. Bart drops his gun. Hedley remembers he is armed and shoots. Bart dives, grabs his gun and shoots Hedley.

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As the episode opens, the rioters are still spilling out of the Warner Brother studios. Hedley Lamarr makes his way across the street to hail a cab. A man on the corner, not associated with the movie, managed to make it into the movie. As the cab pulls up, Hedley demands, "Drive me off this picture." Even though the theater is a 16 minute drive, it's suddenly late at night when Hedley arrives. He pushes his way to the box office and buys a ticket to see Blazing Saddles.

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The episode opens with the fight continuing to spill into the Warner Brothers commissary. A tour group gets appropriately pie-struck on their tour. Then Taggart gets smashed by Mongo and flies across the counter to the register. Suddenly, the men's room opens and Hedley mouths a naughty word before retreating back inside. A moment later he re-emerges, the remnants of a pie dripping from his face. He begins to make his way out. We end the minute with the rioters spilling out onto the streets of Burbank.

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We continue today with Van Johnson trying to convince the sheriff to help with Mongo. Bart asks who Mongo is. Jim responds Mongo is not so much of a who as a what. As Bart seems to agree, Van Johnson immediately thanks the sheriff and opens the door yelling the fool is going to... He looks back with a look of chagrin and changes his message to, "The Sheriff is going to do it!" As Bart goes to put on his guns, the Kid tells him not to do that. He tells Bart that if he shoots Mongo it will only make him mad. We then cut to the inside of the Rock Ridge Saloon where a group of men are being slowly crushed behind the piano. Three other bodies are strewn about, but for some reason, a lone man sits at a table, peeling an egg. Suddenly, Sheriff Bart arrives, dressed in a Western Union uniform. He announces he has a Candygram for Mongo. Mongo stops crushing the people to acknowledge that he is Mongo.

Today’s guest is B.K. from the radio show, B.K. on the Air, who returns from earlier in the season. You can listen to his weekly radio show, B.K. on the Air on AM 1450 and FM 100.3 WBHF online using the TuneIn Radio app and if you miss it, it will be hosted on Soundcloud for the following week.

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