Thursday, December 03, 2015

Throwback Thursday - Blazing Saddles & The Ritz

I interrupt my nightly blogging regarding anti-gay distortions to make this announcement:

There is just too much damn sadness in the world today.  So for Throwback Thursday, I posting clips from two of my favorite movies.

The first is from the Mel Brooks comedy Blazing Saddles. Never mind what it's about. Let's just say it began as a comedy western until the fourth wall was broken, thereby causing this inside joke about old Hollywood musicals to erupt in delightfully offensive chaos:

The second clip is from the movie The Ritz, which really didn't do that well as a motion picture, but it was a hit as a Broadway play, which earned Rita Moreno a Tony award as incredibly bad singer Googie Gomez. Here she is doing her hit number in a gay bath house. And it is bad. Hilariously so. Although I LOVED the way she walked out at the beginning:

1 comment:

Glenn Ingersoll said...

That Rita Moreno clip was pretty great. Had never heard of The Ritz before but it looks worth a gander.