Battle of Wounded Egos

“Blazing Saddles could never get made today.”

We all know how virulent political correctness has become. In fact, to cite another tedious cliché, it’s been “going mad” (exclamation point optional unless you’re a Daily Mail commenter) since, by my count, around 1993.

But this particular — and weirdly popular — platitude regarding Mel Brook’s 1974 blockbuster western parody is patently false.