Mel Brooks & Richard Pryor

Mel Brooks (born Melvin Kaminsky; June 28, 1926) is an American film director, screenwriter, composer, lyricist, comedian, actor and producer. Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor (1 December 1940 – 10 December 2005) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, social critic, writer, and MC. 5.0/5

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Yeah you’re right. Richard Pryor was a genius that wasn’t accepted widely. Mel Brooks ha…
Had forgotten about this bit in Blazing Saddles. Mel Brooks and Richard Pryor, man. They KNEW.
Mel Brooks wanted Richard Pryor to play Sheriff Bart but Warner execs thought he was too much of a…
Blazing Saddles is on Netflix now. Arguably the funniest movie ever. Writing just doesn't happen like Richard Pryor and Mel Brooks anymore.
Gene Wilder on working with Richard Pryor and Mel Brooks (1989)
Blazing Saddles...still one of the best movies ever made thanks to Richard Pryor and Mel Brooks!
A great line from a classic written by Mel Brooks and Richard Pryor
Legendary comic Mel Brooks talks 'Blazing Saddles,' Richard Pryor in Orange County: The storied life of Mel Brooks…
Dream: went on a nature hike with Mel Brooks, who ended up doing a spot-on impression of Richard Pryor for some reason.
It's a Mel Brooks movie, but that line was written by Richard Pryor.along with almost everything Gene Wilder says.
I'm not a Hillary fan, but if human pond scum like Linda Tripp is criticizing anyone, it's more funny than Mel Brooks & Richard Pryor
Mel Brooks is famous for his Jewish satire, Richard Pryor for his racial satire - see where I'm going with this.?
I'd have to add Lily Tomlin, Harvey Korman, Madeline Kahn, Mel Brooks, Stiller and Meara, Ruth Buzzy, Carlin, and Richard Pryor
Okay.So remember my post lamenting the entertainment industry and "The N WORD" well I am about to be a COMPLETE Hypocrite!! So I am watching "Blazing Saddles" on AMC and they have taken the word out of the entire movie.Actually I find that MORE OFFENSIVE. Hey "the N word" is another character in the movie and to take it out is like taking Yoda out of The Empire Strikes Back!!! Richard Pryor (YES THAT RICHARD PRYOR) knew what he was doing when he wrote the film with Mel Brooks. Its satire of the highest order and its mean to speak to the state of the overt racism of the 70's and even the covert racism of today. Simply don't show the movie if you can't show it untouched imho!!
Mel Brooks is a comedy icon, and when we got the chance to discuss his masterpiece Blazing Saddles with him, we had no idea just how much fun it would end up being. In this epic conversation, we discuss Richard Pryor, race language, Brooksfilms, and much more.
Happy 40th birthday, "Blazing Saddles", the funniest movie ever made and a film that could not be made today. It is a celebration of the enduring talents of Mel Brooks, Richard Pryor, Cleavon Little, Madeline Kahn. and Gene Wilder.
As a warm-up to tomorrow's Mel Brooks/"Blazing Saddles" piece, here's a link back to a Richard Pryor piece I wrote.
Watching Mel Brooks Blazing Saddles which was more than just a comedy about the old west. Write by Mel Brooks and Richard Pryor, The film satirizes the racism obscured by myth-making Hollywood accounts of the American West.
Mel Brooks paired with Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder is comedic genius. Blazing Saddles rocks my socks :)
What I wouldn't give to spend a day with Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, and Mel Brooks. They were like the Ratpack of modern comedy.
FREE movie Tuesdays & Thursday (TNT) nights at Cine El Rey NO COVER & FREE POPCORN. Drink specials all night. Feel free to bring your own snacks, food i.e. pizza, burritos, burgers, candy, sandwiches just NO drinks please. TUESDAY February 18th a special 40 year anniversary screening of Blazing Saddles at The Historic Cine El Rey Theatre. Doors open at 8:00pm & film will start at 8:30pm Live music In "The Lobby" after the film from The TUESDAY NIGHT MUSIC CLUB featuring members of The Brotherhood Revival (on Tues) 10:30pm-2am with Drink specials throughout night. All/Any musicians are encouraged to come on down and enjoy a jam session. Blazing Saddles is a 1974 satirical Western comedy film directed by Mel Brooks. Starring Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder, the film was written by Brooks, Andrew Bergman, Richard Pryor, Norman Steinberg, and Al Uger, and was based on Bergman's story and draft. The movie was nominated for three Academy Awards, and is ranked No. 6 on the American Film Institute's 100 Years...10 ...
Watch funny movies and TV programs. Even if your taste runs more to drama or horror, take a break from your usual habits and watch something with Will Ferrell in it. Find the things that make you laugh the hardest and check spend time laughing instead of thinking hard about a plot or being depressed by a documentary. If modern comedies don't do it for you, check out the hucksters of yore. Watch Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor cut up together, or check out one of Mel Brooks' parodies. Go back even farther and check out I Love Lucy, the Marx Brothers, Abbot & Costello, and Buster Keaton to get some sense of the grandparents of comedy. It doesn't matter how old you are: Tom & Jerry is funny. Pour a bowl of sugary cereal and recreate the Saturday mornings of childhood.
Famous Movie Quotes "Put the candle back.” Gene Wilder “220 – 221 What ever it takes” Michael Keaton “The FBI doesn’t have a sense of humor I’m aware of.” Tommy Lee Jones “To be. . . . or not to be.” Mel Brooks or Jack Benny “The fall will probably kill you.” Paul Newman “Hello Mrs. Robinson.” Dustin Hoffman “V.D. I’m really into penicillin.” Dudley Moore “You’re incorrigible.” Madeline Kahn “Who ever did this thing.” Tony Soprano “I made him an offer he couldn’t refuse.” Marlin Brando “Would you like to roll in the hay?” Teri Garr “Left my Jag in Kansas City.” Richard Pryor “Like crap through a goose.” George C. Scott “He don’t start fights, he finishes them.” Robert Duvall “Won’t fall for a banana in the tailpipe.” Eddie Murphy “Tell Victor I have Herpes simplex ten, and he needs to see his physician before his stuff starts falling off.” Eddie Murphy “I’m a rag top man.” Nick Nolte “My brain is my secon ...
One of Warner Bros. biggest mistakes: just found out Richard Pryor was Mel Brooks 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice for the lead in Blazing Saddles, but WB voted it down. Blazing Saddles is one of my favorite comedies, the ONLY thing that could've made it better was Pryor.. *** the possibilities are mind bottling
When it comes to comedy I don't like Will Farrell, David Spade, Chris Farley, Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, Chris Rock or any other newer comedy actors. I tend to lean to the old school comedies and actors like Jonathan Winters, Mel Brooks, Robin Williams, The Three Stooges, Bill Cosby and the Blue Collar crew namely Bill Engvall, Jeff Foxworthy, Larry The Cable Guy and Ron White, Richard Pryor and old George Carlin. The only modern comedies I have are the Austin Powers Trilogy and the first four Scary Movies
Blazing Saddles (1974) Movie Info Vulgar, crude, and occasionally scandalous in its racial humor, this hilarious bad-taste spoof of Westerns, co-written by Richard Pryor, features Cleavon Little as the first black sheriff of a stunned town scheduled for demolition by an encroaching railroad. Little and co-star Gene Wilder have great chemistry, and the delightful supporting cast includes Harvey Korman, Slim Pickens, and Madeline Kahn as a chanteuse modelled on Marlene Dietrich. As in Young Frankenstein (1974), Silent Movie (1976), and High Anxiety (1977), director/writer Mel Brooks gives a burlesque spin to a classic Hollywood movie genre; in his own manic, Borscht Belt way, Brooks was a central player in revising classic genres in light of Seventies values and attitudes, an effort most often associated with such directors as Robert Altman and Peter Bogdanovich . Some of this film's sequences, notably a gaseous bean dinner around a campfire, have become comedy classics.
Mel Brooks at his funniest - along with some help from a comedian named Richard Pryor...
Steve Martin, Richard Pryor, Mel Brooks, and my dad- how I learned humor.
I strive to reach the dreams of my youth... For decades, one of the biggest dreams I had was to be as funny as Mel Brooks for 5 minute increments, two times a month... As of yet, I am constantly reminded by others that I fail at this task... Still, I dream... I think, therefore I kvetch... I kvetch, therefore the bris of '66 worked for something... & now, some haiku: Torquemada said Everybody jump queen Why am I in drag Fabulous knockers I'm Garr'd for life now, thank you I be not normal Springtime for Hitler The fall of Semite-antics Bang-croft graduate Navin R. Johnson Tattooed on my left butt cheek My thermos is full The *** boy is king Marcel Marceau spoke loudly Two thousand years old Mork won an Oscar Saturday Night Live has died Bring back the Borscht Belt I miss Buddy Hackett... I miss Harvey Korman... I miss Johnathan Winters... I miss Richard Pryor... I miss Lenny Bruce... I'm going to be sad when I miss Mel Brooks... ¶€
What's this movie on BOUNCE with Richard Pryor and Mel Brooks?😳
My comedic influences include Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Tina Fey, Richard Pryor, Jerry Seinfeld, and alcohol. Lots of it.
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Love Willy Wonka! He made some funny movies with Richard Pryor and Mel Brooks!!
The Richard Pryor doc was funny and moving. Mel Brooks: 'So let's meet tomorrow for breakfast.' Richard Pryor: 'Great, I'll see you at 4.'
"Richard Pryor on BBC4. Genius." Good to see Mel Brooks: on still pretty sharp too.
if u have Mel Brooks, Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Dan Ackroyd, Harold Ramis, Doug Kenney or Brian Doyle-Murray it helps
Paula Deen's favorite movie: Richard Pryor was supposed to play the Sheriff but didn't, though he did write a lot of the script. At times very funny, at times very slow but definitely boundary breaking and a landmark film for Mel Brooks. 4 out of 5 stars.
You know why guys like Don Rickles, Richard Pryor, Mel Brooks, George Carlin, Lenny Bruce and others got away...
just finished watching Marina Zenovich's RICHARD PRYOR:OMIT THE LOGIC on Showtime. Whoa.amazing. The brilliance came from such truth and pain.I spent the last 45 minutes alternating between laughter and tears streaming down my face. What a talent...you are truly missed Richard Pryor! The past couple years Richard Pryor's concert films, Lewis Black, Jon Stewart, and Mel Brooks have kept me from going crazy at times. "put some sunshine on your face."
Interesting tidbit of information that I just learned. Mel Brooks co-wrote Blazing Saddles with Richard Pryor.
Happy Birthday Gene Wilder (born Jerome Silberman) Retired American stage and screen actor, comedian, director, screenwriter, author and activist. Wilder began his career on stage, and made his screen debut in the TV-series Armstrong Circle Theatre in 1962. Although his first film role was portraying a hostage in the 1967 motion picture Bonnie and Clyde, Wilder's first major role was as Leopold Bloom in the 1968 film The Producers for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. This was the first in a series of collaborations with writer/director Mel Brooks, including 1974's Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein, the latter of which garnered the pair an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. Wilder is known for his portrayal of Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) and for his four films with Richard Pryor: Silver Streak (1976), Stir Crazy (1980), See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989), and Another You (1991). Wilder has directed and written several ...
Mongo just pawn in game of life. - Richard Pryor wrote Mongos dialogue and Mel Brooks wrote the part for him, the studios just were not havin it.
Enjoying and LMBAO watching Mel Brooks on PBS' American Masters. The world of Jewish humor is a beautiful thing, indeed. May the Schwartz be with you. :)
Blazing Saddles is on Encore... Here's your "mind blown" fact: The role of Bart was intended for Richard Pryor, but due to the controversial nature of Pryor's stand-up routines of the day and his background, Mel Brooks couldn't secure financing for the project with Pryor in that role. So Pryor was made a co-writer of the script, and Cleavon Little played Bart. Pryor later got to star in a different western comedy - Adiós Amigo.
They originally wanted Richard Pryor to star in it. They ended up letting Richard help write the script with Mel Brooks.
BTW, that's the original Muppet Movie - the one with Richard Pryor, Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn, Steve Martin and Orson Welles
Top 5 Time Travel Destination: Being in the same room with Mel Brooks and Richard Pryor while they wrote Blazing Saddles.
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Embarassed? Don't be - it's the wonder of Mel Brooks and Richard Pryor!
Thank you, Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Madeleine Kahn, Richard Pryor (writer), Harvey Korman, Slim Pickens, David Huddleston, a great group I can remember right now and.Mel Brooks.
Trivia question – Who are your favourite comedians or comic actors? I love comedies. I always find them extremely entertaining. They often have very touching moments, can involve some solid plot lines ( not always – some comedies present really dumb plot lines), have certain twists and often provide moral statements and provide food for thought in odd logical manner and best of all, they make you laugh – a very precious stress relief in a too often serious world. There are certain guys that when I see a video, DVD, blue ray etc., I have to spend a certain amount of time pondering whether I want to purchase it even if I haven’t heard of the film. Here’s my list of comedians or actors that always catch my attention. Probably in this order - Woody Allen, Steve Martin, Richard Pryor, Chris Rock, Mike Myers, Adam Sandler, John Candy and in some of his movies – Peter Sellers , Mel Brooks and Mel Gibson Honorary mention – Owen Wilson. I should mention some older guys who I love and always find a .. ...
Blazing Saddles released 39 years ago today. Django Unchained owes as much to Mel Brooks & Richard Pryor as it does to Sergio Corbucci
My parents bought a Betamax in the late 1970's betting it would be the hardware of choice to view classic films that you could now own. Of course they bet wrong and VHS became the dominant player (much like blu ray vs HD). We owned only 3 movies when production was halted and Blazing Saddles was one of them, I must have watched this film 50-75 times over & over. Django Unchained is good but in my opinion is extremely derivative of this Mel Brooks classic and can hardly compare. That said what became of Cleavon Little?
The last time we saw Marc Maron live, he told a great story in which Carl Reiner also ended up doing an episode of *** because Mel Brooks just to confirm a suspicion of Brooks’. We’re not going to give anything away because you should just be listening to some wonderful stories this week from both B...
Watching "The Muppet Movie" with the 9 yr old (the original from '79), I forgot the extent of star power in it. You'd have a tough time putting a bill like that together today. (Bob Hope, Milton Berle, Richard Pryor, Mel Brooks, Steve Martin, Dom DeLuise, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Orson Welles, Telly Savalas, James Coburn, Charles Durning, Elliott Gould, Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy) And the movie's humor holds up.
NPR's Renee Montagne talks to actor, comedian, director, writer and all-around funny guy Mel Brooks, the man behind such cracked classics as...
In fairness, that's a Mel Brooks film. He meant the ones he made with Richard Pryor. He was wrong though.
Think of some of the greatest comedians you can and try to realize that they not only pushed the limits of acceptability, but made a regular point of completely obliterating those limits. Bill Hicks, George Carlin, Sarah Silverman, Richard Pryor, Lenny Bruce, Eddie Murphy, Whoopi Goldberg, Steve Martin, Robin Williams, Maria Bamford, Louis C.K., Eddie Izzard, Ellen DeGeneres, Jon Stewart, Dennis Miller, Margaret Cho, Mel Brooks, Sandra Bernhard, Jim Carrey, Wanda Sykes, Lewis Black, Janeane Garofalo, Dave Chappelle, Roseanne Barr, Bernie Mac, Paula Poundstone, Jerry Seinfeld, Gilbert Gottfried, Chris Rock, Woody Allen, Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais…the list goes on and on. Imagine how much laughter we’d be without if those comedians were forced, by an overly sensitive society, to be politically correct in order to not offend anyone’s delicate sensibilities.
on itv4 what a film man! Comin genius. Richard Pryor and Mel Brooks at their best.
Richard Pryor is dead, and Mel Brooks is considering putting Blazing Saddles on Broadway. How Manu black folks are going to fuss?
Too bad Mel Brooks and Richard Pryor beat him to it by, like, thirty years: Blazing Saddles RULES!
Jimmy Kimmel is a repeat(I never watch anyhow)...Mel Brooks is a guest. He is talking about "Blazing Saddles",one of my faves.He said that Richard Pryor even helped write it.
Mel Brooks and Richard Pryor were buddies and they also wrote Blazing Saddles together. JUST THINK ABOUT THAT.
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Blazing Saddles. You can tell it is written by Richard Pryor and Mel Brooks. Classic!
It kind of gets away with it because it was written by Mel Brooks & Richard Pryor... Horrible film though.
*Comedy legend Mel Brooks said had to call Richard Pryor and get his blessing while making his cult movie “Blazing Saddles” because there were so many j
a Mel Brooks movie that was co-written with Richard Pryor. OMG, you gotta see it!
I want to live in a world where: It is run by Carol Burnett, Tim Conway, Harvey Korman, The Marx Brothers, Mel Brooks, Red Skelton, Redd Foxx, Richard Pryor, Earnie Kovacs, Wierd Al Yankovich, Frank Zappa-get my drift?
Older comedians, such as Bill Cosby, Billy Crystal, Richard Pryor, Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, Don Knotts, and others are so much better than newer comedians.
.Actually Mel Brooks hired Richard Pryor as a writer on that film, because he didn't feel comfortable writing that word
Early question to see if you can answer it without searching for it: what movie was co-written by Mel Brooks and Richard Pryor?
Mel Brooks and Richard Pryor summed up the attitude of half of America toward Obama in one famous scene from Blazing Saddles. Clevon Little smiles at a sweet little old lady from Rockridge and says. . ."isn't it a lovely morning?" Most of you remember her response.
You've got to remember these are simple folk, people of the land, the common clay. You know? Morons. (Mel Brooks & Richard Pryor)
This week's poster is a redux of Mel Brooks' satirical western comedy "Blazing Saddles". The poster was designed by digital artist Brandon Schaefer. Director Brooks originally wanted Richard Pryor to play the sheriff (played by Cleavon Little), but Warner Bros executives expresse...
Big ups to Mel Brooks, Doc Ellis, Kevin Smith, Bill Hicks, the everlasting Carlin, Richard Pryor, David Cross, and last but not least my ghetto philosopher Tupac. Two of these things are not like the others.
Amen to that! I also love that movie. Mel Brooks was a genius! Did you know Richard Pryor was supposed to get the lead role?
From Blazing Saddles. Sherriff Bart: "I am starting to become a huge underground success in this town." Waco Kid: "Yeah, in another 25 years, you'll be able to shake their hands in broad daylight." Mel Brooks and Richard Pryor were way ahead of their time with Blazzing Saddles and spent the whole movie lampooning stupidity and prejudice.
I never knew that Dre! I love Blazing Saddles. Written by Richard Pryor & Mel Brooks.
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Remember: We DON'T vote on "rights" - they ARE rights! ...And, generally, when it HAS been attempted, the majority votes down those "rights" trying to be extended to minorities...because THEY ARE THE MAJORITIES WHO HAVE THE RIGHTS ALREADY and, well, harrumph, those others don't seem 'Mericun enuff to get OUR rights, too... Remember, as Mel Brooks and Richard Pryor wrote in "Blazing Saddles," "All right... we'll give some land to the n*rs and the ch**ks. But we don't want the Irish!"
I miss real comedians: Gene Wilder, Mel Brooks, Richard Pryor.you know, the classics.
In today's modern world, if you don't have a great sense of humor you are pretty much getting run over. So I'd like to thank the following people: Bill Murray, Mel Brooks, Ricky Gervais, George Carlin, Louic C.K., The Monty Pythons, Mr. Show, Ali G, Tim & Eric, Amy Sedaris, Early Eddie Murphy, Bill Hicks, John Stewart, Trey Parker, The Muppets, Matt Goening, Seth MacFarlane, Richard Pryor, Danny McBride, Christopher Guest and on and on and on :)
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