Favorite Scenes and Quotes – A to Z 2015 – G – Gun Hand

just a great piece with Wilder!


Back to the grindstone with the A to Z choice for G. I chose the bit with Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder in the comedy classic Blazing Saddles. You know most classics have multiple funny quotes or scenes. This movie is no slacker in that regard. With a cast including Mel Brooks, Harvey Korman and Madeline Khan how could you miss? Obviously they did not.

But the one that I find so funny is when Cleavon Little’s Bart is talking with Wilder’s Jim “The Waco Kid” in the sheriff’s office. Wilder’s character tells him he is known as “The Waco Kid”. Little comments about how steady his hand is. Then Wilder shows his left hand that he shakes violently.

Yes, I know there are so many clever and funny lines in this movie that I could have chosen so many others, but for me this one takes the prize. What about you…

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