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Blazing Saddles Episode 63: Mongo straight!

The Wilder Ride

Release Date: 05/22/2019

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The Wilder Ride

Hosts Alan Sanders and Walt Murray are joined by Susan Delmonico and Brad Stephens to breakdown one of the 100 best comedies of all-time according to the American Film Institute -- Ghostbusters! The first episode is going to be available as a bonus episode to our regular listeners as well as our Patreon subscribers. To get the rest of the weekly episodes, you will need to join us at Patreon.com/TheWilderRide and subscribe at The Waco Kid level or higher.

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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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We continue today with Bart reviewing the writ sent by Hedley Lamarr for Mongo's release. He determines it's legal and goes to wake him up. He comments how those schnitzengrubers can really wipe you out. He then throws a bucket of water at Mongo, waking him. Mongo yawns, breaking all of the chains holding him in place. Bart tells Mongo he is a free man but Mongo won't go. He says Sheriff Bart is the only man to ever whip Mongo. The Waco Kid says it looks like Mongo has taking a liking to Bart. Mongo looks sheepish and then declares, "Mongo straight!"

Attorney and author, Brad Stephens grew up in Cassville, GA. This lifelong Georgia Bulldog became an alumnus in 2003 and has been practicing law since 2007. When he is not practicing law, he can be found turning back the clock at the gym or pretending to be a sommelier. His book, Reflections in Muddy Water, can be found online and many other regional bookstores. He claims the stories are all true but the names have been changed to protect the characters from themselves. Finally, he believes the snozzberries DO taste like snozzberries.   

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