The Famous Fart Scene in Blazing Saddles
At the time, Mel Brooks thought his movie "Blazing Saddles" would be particularly offensive. Thirty years later, he sounds almost shockingly naive. He says that he asked a studio executive about the farting scene ("We knew that had never been done in a movie") and the one where Mongo appears to punch out a horse and was told, "Mel, if you're going to go up to the bell, ring it." When the movie premiered, Brooks says that the head of Warner Brothers told him to take out the farting scene and the horse punch. "Can you imagine if I didn't have final cut?" Brooks asks.