Black Spoof Films That Still Make Us Laugh on XFINITY On Demand™

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by Shadow And Act
April 16, 2013 9:42 AM
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'Blazing Saddles'
A good parody film uses pop culture references and zingy one-liners to amuse the audience. A great one can satirize a genre while still telling an original story, and by bringing the audience into the joke using smart, sharp, tongue-in-cheek references. This month, XFINITY On Demand™ will feature two great films that successfully spoofed the Western and Blaxploitation genres of the past: "Blazing Saddles" and "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka." Check out the synopses and tune in!

"Blazing Saddles" - In Mel Brooks' satirical Western comedy, a corrupt political kingpin tries to ruin a town by appointing a Black sheriff (played by Cleavon Little), who quickly becomes his rival. A little-known fact: Comedian Richard Pryor came up with the character of "Mongo."

"I'm Gonna Git You Sucka" - In this Blaxploitation parody, Jack Spade (Keenen Ivory Wayans) brings together former Black heroes from the '70s, such as Jim Brown and Isaac Hayes, to help him get revenge on the villainous Mr. Big (John Vernon). A little-known fact: A television sequel was created called "Hammer, Slammer, & Slade," though it was never picked up. Actor Eriq LaSalle took on the character of Jack Spade instead of Keenen.

XFINITY On Demand™ is currently featuring "Blazing Saddles," "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka" and other great comedies. Learn more and join the celebration of Black entertainment at xfinity.com/celebrateblacktv.

Editor's Note: Shadow and Act partnered with XFINITY to celebrate Black entertainment. Be sure to visit xfinity.com/celebrateblacktv, a unique digital community built around the love of Black TV, film, sports, music and more. Shadow and Act hopes to enrich this community and provide a launching pad for insightful discussion. Look to Shadow and Act for features and content examining and exploring key themes and topics that run throughout the history of Black entertainment.

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4 Comments

  • kirk | April 18, 2013 4:34 PMReply

    Let me get an order of ribs! No....just one rib!

  • getthesenets | April 16, 2013 2:07 PMReply

    another little known fact to add


    there was a tv pilot filmed after Blazing Saddles....called "Black Bart"

    starred...............wait for it...........Lou Gossett Jr. and Steve Lansberg (one of the cops from Barney Miller)


    the pilot appeared on a dvd release for Blazing Saddles... and it's up on the video sites

    VERY CORNY though.......

  • miktal | April 16, 2013 10:02 AMReply

    Blazing Saddles was ahead of it`s time. A true measure of a classic film.

    "I didn't get hurmph out of that guy"
    "Let the Governor have hurumph"
    "Hurumph"

    LOL

    "You watch your ass"

  • miktal | April 16, 2013 10:05 AM

    "Qualifications?"
    "Rape, murder, arson and rape"
    "You said rape twice"
    "I ilike rape"

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