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’Blazing Saddles,’ The Best Interracial Buddy Comedy, Turns 40

Repost from NPR. This article celebrates the 40th anniversary of Blazing Saddles, Mel Brooks’ Western spoof that satirizes racism. It focuses on the friendship between Gene Wilder and Cleavon Litttle’s characters, Jim and Black Bart, “Bart and Jim are never pitted against each other; they’re allies right off the bat, and the enemy, in this case, is white racism.” Continue reading at NPR

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