I was just perusing the television listings, and I noticed that tonight on the ABC Family Channel, they’re airing Blazing Saddles.
Now, I love that movie, but I don’t think it qualifies as “family” entertainment. Unless your family is the Bundys.
I’m half-tempted to watch it, though. I’m curious to see how they deal with a few key essential portions of the story.
1) The repeated dropping of “the n-word.” Especially when Sheriff Bart arrives, and is greeted with “As chairman of the welcoming committee, it’s a pleasure to present a Laurel, and Hardy handshake to our new nigger.”
B) The campfire scene. ‘Nuff said.
III) The whole character of Lili Von Schtupp, from her song, to her “Oh. It’s twue! It’s twue!” moment.
Nah, I think I’ll skip it. I’m still disgusted with how AMC gutted “The Blues Brothers” to make it “suitable” for airing. Besides, looks like there’s a new Mythbusters on tonight.
And they wonder why DVDs are getting more and more popular…