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Sweet! Big ups for this one! My favs are Spaceballs, High Anxiety, & Young Frankenstein. That's the only ones I've seen (so far). Gotta do zzz right now but I'll talk more about them later 4 sure! That guy was def a genius. :nod:
Mel Brooks is one of my favourite people! I have a good few of his films, including young frankenstein, to be or not to be, silent movie, high anxiety, the twelve chairs, history of the world: part 1, life stinks, etc.
And Blazing Saddles of course, which is my all-time favourite movie. Probably something to do with the fact that I also love Gene Wilder and Madeline Kahn.
He had some VERY crazy ideas and they were awesome! One really fun part of Young Frankenstein was the Frau Blucher thing. Dr Fronkensteen (lol) would say her name and the horses reared back and whined! Some peeps though it was because "blucher" meant glue in German but I've had a few semesters of German and glue is either "der klebstoff" or "der leim". Also, there is no word "blucher" in German except as a surname.
What Mel Brooks did was from German history. Gebhard Leberecht von Blucher (1742-1819) was the "gung ho" German general who beat Napolean at Waterloo in 1815. And he was fast and victorious in a lot of other battles too. The Germans have an expression "Going at it like Blucher" which means the same as "gung ho". Anyway, that's what Mel Brooks was using for a reference and that scene is even funnier when I'm remembering that.