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Blazing Saddles Scene 5

Scene 5

Scene 5

  • We find Bart looking dashing in his sheriff's outfit as he rides into Rock Ridge. On his way, he passes the Count Basie orchestra, which is playing his intro music out in the middle of the desert.
  • And if you're wondering how they got there, don't. Mel Brooks might as well be standing right beside you saying, "Hey, don't worry about it."
  • A welcome party is at Rock Ridge waiting for the new town sheriff. Gabby Johnson sees Bart coming and tries to tell everyone that he's black. But no one can understand Gabby's gibberish.
  • Once the people of Rock Ridge see that Bart is black, they all go for their guns. But Bart outsmarts them by putting a gun to his head and threatening to kill himself if they don't back off.
  • For some reason, this trick works and Bart is able to back away until he's safe in one of the town's buildings. So yeah, the folks of Rock Ridge aren't all that bright.