I believe, in my neck of the woods, March is coming in like a lion. The weather is supposed to be rainy or icy...maybe some snow....blecchhh. Between the dumbass truckers (my blog, I can say that since...it's true), dumbass covid and scary Putin, I mean, Puddin', we have a lot of angst in this world. In Lviv, Ukraine, there is a Cat Cafe where 20 cats live, roam, sleep etc.. at this cafe. Instead of leaving, the owners have kept their cafe open and will not leave because of their cats. Talk about love! We need to hear more love and more laughter so I am presenting some laughs to cheer one's soul. I hope you like the theme I picked
1. THE FRENCH MISTAKE FROM BLAZING SADDLES-1974
Yes, I am doing Mel Brooks this week and I had to include this gem from Blazing Saddles. I laughed so hard ("Come on Girls!"). I already showcased the great Madeline Kahn a couple of posts back from the same film so I chose this one. They break, no, obliterate the 4th wall in this climax of a film and it is so much fun. You have a feeling that everyone had a great time making this film...except Hedly Lamarr..oops Hedy Lamarr who sued Mel.
2. THE INQUISITION FROM HISTORY OF THE WORLD PART 1-1981
I was rolling in the aisles when I watched this on the big screen. You can tell how much Brooks loves the old musicals in this one especially, once again, Esther Williams' movies since she helped bring synchronized swimming to the foreground.
3. MEN IN TIGHTS SONG FROM ROBIN HOOD: MEN IN TIGHTS-1993
I just love this movie and this song also made me laugh. You have to admit it must be something for some men to wear these tights.
I was fully going to use "Springtime For Hitler" because it is hilarious, in my opinion but because Putin is trying to take over Ukraine and he has been under many investigations for murder, taking money by the billions (he is estimated to be worth around $40 billion), plus many other atrocities, I thought you might kill me if I put this one up even though Mel Brooks is Jewish and knows how foul Hitler is. I just stopped myself.