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Subj: Re: Yes, "Second Funniest"
Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 at 08:00:27 pm EDT
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Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 at 02:54:13 pm EDT

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> > It's from Mel Brook's second funniest film (Young Frankenstein wins) "Blazing Saddles". When asking for a resumé of a desperado's vile deeds, the bad guy leader has that exchange with them.
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> I dunno, there. Might need a vote. While Young Frankeinstein is without a doubt one of the funniest films of all time, there are those of us who may get a kick (from cocaine.....)err (movie reference too).. the anchronistic marvel that is Blazing Saddles \:\)
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> I mean c'mon. the sheriff is 'a neer \:\)

But Young Frankenstein has Gene Wilder playing it relatively straight, Marty Feldman at his most hysterical, Madeleine Kahn in her best performance (Paper Moon to one side... possibly) and just when you think it can't get any better, Gene Hackman shows up with the funniest cameo this side of John Cleese in Doctor Who....

> > > It's from Mel Brook's second funniest film (Young Frankenstein
> > > wins) "Blazing Saddles". When asking for a resumé of a desperado's
> > > vile deeds, the bad guy leader has that exchange with them.
> >
> > I dunno, there. Might need a vote. While Young Frankeinstein is
> > without a doubt one of the funniest films of all time, there are
> > those of us who may get a kick (from cocaine.....)err (movie
> > reference too).. the anchronistic marvel that is Blazing Saddles \:\)
> >
> > I mean c'mon. the sheriff is 'a neer \:\)
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> But Young Frankenstein has Gene Wilder playing it relatively straight,
> Marty Feldman at his most hysterical, Madeleine Kahn in her best
> performance (Paper Moon to one side... possibly) and just when you
> think it can't get any better, Gene Hackman shows up with the funniest
> cameo this side of John Cleese in Doctor Who....

Not to mention the great performance by Peter Boyle (RIP).

To be honest though, Young Frankenstein was much easier to watch before the bulk of the main cast died. These days it just makes me so sad that we've lost all of these greats. Awesome movie though.
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