Blazing Saddles

Movie • 1974 • Western  

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A town—where everyone seems to be named Johnson—stands in the way of the railroad. In order to grab their land, robber baron Hedley Lemar sends his henchmen to make life in the town unbearable. After the sheriff is killed, the town demands a new sheriff from the Governor, so Hedley convinces him to send the town the first black sheriff in the west.
This movie contains 35 potentially triggering events.
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
1 supporters
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Silod
No dogs are depicted.
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Is an animal sad?
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Are there sudden loud noises?
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Is there throat mutilation?
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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Is someone choked?
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Are any hands damaged?
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Is someone stabbed?
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Are there dislocations?
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Abandonment
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
77 supporters
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Addiction
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Use of marijuana in one scene and a couple instances of cigar smoking.
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Is there addiction?
11 supporters
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Silod
Depiction of alcoholism. The cast includes two different town drunks. Jim the disgraced sharpshooter is openly acknowledged to be an alcoholic. He is sobering up in the town jail when we first meet him and drinks an alarming amount of whiskey in subsequent scenes. Gabby Johnson, a respected speaker of "authentic frontier gibberish", is shown gulping whiskey in a few scenes. He has a staggering walk, slurred speech, and knocks out an opponent with his breath during a brawl scene.
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Sid
Jim is a drunk and is seen drinking huge amounts of alcohol but he never actually acts intoxicated
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
82 supporters
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Does a horse die?
60 supporters
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Jessie Atkins
You see the horse standing on the platform with a noose loosely around its neck. In the next shot you hear a noise but see nothing

Later on you see prop horses being flown in the air as if exploded by dynamite.
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
110 supporters
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12
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TheGrandDisciple
It's implied but happens off camera
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Are animals abused?
129 supporters
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11
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3
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Silod
Non-diagetic: Trained stunt horses are used throughout the film and we see them perform a number of prat falls. Some people may find this offensive. Use your discretion.
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Is there a dead animal?
73 supporters
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Does a cat die?
114 supporters
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
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Are there snakes?
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Are there sharks?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
1
pedanther
Lamarr slaps Lili when she defies him after switching her allegiance to Bart.
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Is someone drugged?
20 supporters
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Is there pedophilia?
75 supporters
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Is someone held under water?
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Is rape mentioned?
47 supporters
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10
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
14 supporters
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3
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1
Yes
8
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KnightWhoSaysNi
Two characters are tied up after being arrested.
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8
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Silod
No one is sexually assaulted, however there are a number of rape jokes and there is one scene in which a man loses control of himself and attempts to kiss a woman without her consent (she turns her back on him and he hits his mouth on the back of her head, injuring himself).
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Is someone's mouth covered?
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3
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Bodily Harm
Yes
12
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3
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Bess
A character shaves with a cutthroat razor, but doesnt nick or cut himself.
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there decapitation?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Is someone burned alive?
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4
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maxenporter
There is a scene where railroad workers stumble upon quicksand and struggle to get out, though they are never entirely submerged and they are not buried by another person. Entirely environmental factors.
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Is there body horror?
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
28 supporters
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Silod
No one is hanged on-screen, but there is a seemingly endless line for the gallows and a few different people are shown with the noose around their neck, including a horse and rider and a gentleman in a wheelchair. We also hear distinct thumping sounds that are indicated to be off-screen hangings. The protagonist is scheduled to be hanged at the beginning of the film, but the antagonist recalls him just before it is his turn to use him for an evil scheme, instead.
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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6
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Silod
A man attempts to rush in and kiss a woman with whom he is plotting. She turns away and he hits his face on the back of her head. She does not flinch, but he recoils in pain, clutching his upper front teeth. Some damage is implied, but the extent is unclear.
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Does someone become unconscious?
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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maxenporter
A man is kneed in the groin and falls over. The moment is comical, non-gruesome, and generally inoffensive
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
62 supporters
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10
Does someone fall down stairs?
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3
Does someone fall to their death?
10 supporters
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Is there eye mutilation?
68 supporters
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Does a major character die?
15 supporters
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3
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1
Does a non-human character die?
19 supporters
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Does someone die?
11 supporters
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5
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
27 supporters
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5
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4
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pedanther
The actual r-slur is not used, but there are uses of several other slurs related to mental disability. (In the interview scene mentioned by the other commenter, the r-word used is "rape", which is not the word this question is about.)
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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7
Does a parent die?
13 supporters
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11
Does someone cheat?
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8
Is a child's toy destroyed?
18 supporters
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7
Does a family member die?
15 supporters
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3
Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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9
Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Are there natural bodies of water?
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3
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0
Is trypophobic content shown?
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3
Are there razors?
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10 supporters
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Is there a shower scene?
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Are there mannequins?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
65 supporters
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Is someone eaten?
23 supporters
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3
Is there on-screen pooping?
25 supporters
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3
Does someone spit?
10 supporters
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24
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0
5
Jesse Billington
An entire scene is dedicated to flatulence. It's iconic. Heck even the thumbnail for this category is taken from that scene!
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Is there audio gore?
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Is there farting?
6 supporters
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12
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2
SiHodosn
A whole scene dedicated to it
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
18 supporters
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4
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6
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maxenporter
The man protagonist of the movie is a black sheriff in the post-reformation American west. While it’s not typical copoganda, it does show law enforcement in a positive light and as “the good guys”
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5
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JoeLollo
Sheriff Bart arrests multiple people and keeps them in a jail.
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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4
Yes
3
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3
1
bigpapi69
the word f*ggot is said a few times
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6
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
18 supporters
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4
Is there bisexual cheating?
18 supporters
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Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
3 supporters
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5
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
17 supporters
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12
Are needles/syringes used?
26 supporters
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9
Is there a mental institution scene?
21 supporters
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10
Is there a hospital scene?
12 supporters
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10
Is there menstruation?
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4
Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
34 supporters
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6
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0
1
JoeLollo
Mongo is strongly coded as being mentally ill or with an intellectual disability. Governor Petomane is very likely a narcissist.
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Does someone self harm?
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50 supporters
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0
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8
Is autism misrepresented?
26 supporters
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0
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5
Yes
13
No
1
4
Harlbior
Mongo, who is portrayed as stereotypically mentally challenged, is a thug who punches horses and tries to crush saloon patrons behind a piano for his own amusement.
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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0
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7
Yes
0
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8
1
mxmango
[spoiler?] typical mel brooks fashion, it's revealed they're filming blazing saddles in a fourth wall break sort of way
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Does someone have a meltdown?
8 supporters
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2
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1
Is there misophonia?
30 supporters
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Yes
1
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7
Is there ABA therapy?
18 supporters
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0
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5
Is there body dysphoria?
10 supporters
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0
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6
Is there body dysmorphia?
19 supporters
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0
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9
3
Harlbior
One of the jokes in this movie is the new black sheriff pointing a gun at himself and pretending to hold himself hostage, warning bystanders that "The next man that makes a move, the n****r gets it."
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Are there anxiety attacks?
23 supporters
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7
Is there a claustrophobic scene?
16 supporters
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9
Does someone have an eating disorder?
27 supporters
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0
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9
Is there autism specific abuse?
35 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Yes
0
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9
Noxious
Are there underwater scenes?
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3
Does a baby cry?
14 supporters
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5
Is there shakey cam?
26 supporters
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2
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6
1
Silod
There is one scene with camera shake at the very beginning of the film, as the camera pans along a railroad track. The rest of the film is steady.
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Is there screaming?
9 supporters
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3
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0
Is there obscene language/gestures?
6 supporters
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7
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0
Are there flashing lights or images?
32 supporters
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0
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6
Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
8 supporters
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Yes
2
No
1
Yes
19
No
1
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Harlbior
The final battle at the end of the film is a literal fourth wall break - the fight between outlaws and townsfolk breaks out of the stage and into another neighboring set where a musical is being filmed.
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
18 supporters
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0
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8
Is there childbirth?
17 supporters
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0
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9
Are there abortions?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
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9
Are there babies or unborn children?
14 supporters
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0
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7
Does someone miscarry?
18 supporters
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0
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10
Does a pregnant person die?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
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8
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
36 supporters
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0
No
8
Yes
0
No
14
1
JoeLollo
Bart is the only black guy, and he's alive and well in the end.
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Yes
19
No
0
3
Silod
There are slurs in multiple scenes, as well as hyperbolic homosexual stereotypes.
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Silod
There are no anti-Semitic remarks/actions, but the antagonist recruits Nazis and the KKK to help with his plot and there is a scene in which a stereotypical Native American man speaks Yiddish mixed with German. (I didn't get the joke.) Use your discretion.
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Shepperoni
The men aren't in dresses at the time, but the punch line is definitely that they act girly, even yelling "get them girls," when they rush into battle.
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Is there hate speech?
20 supporters
Yes
22
No
1
4
Silod
Repeated use of slurs against African Americans, Native Americans, Chinese people, and homosexuals, as well as jabs at the Irish and Methodists.
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AZaySays
Mel Brooks appears as a Native American character...speaking Yiddish.
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Does an LGBT person die?
26 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
1
JayHay
There is a character in a trope of giant man being totally inept, making fun of a cognitive disability and being treated at such. They hit him a lot, he gets chained to a wall because he's super strong. While he defects, still can be uncomfortable.
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Are there n-words?
25 supporters
Yes
28
No
1
7
TheGrandDisciple
A focal point of the movie
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Is there aphobia?
16 supporters
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0
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4
Race
Is there blackface?
22 supporters
Yes
1
No
4
1
mxmango
not blackface per se but mel brooks is depicted as an indigenous american with his face painted darker than it is
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
27 supporters
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0
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6
Religious
Is religion discussed?
11 supporters
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Yes
4
No
0
Are there demons or Hell?
9 supporters
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0
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3
Sex
Yes
19
No
1
4
Silod
There are a number of rape jokes and an entire song sequence in which a woman sings about being tired out from being treated as a sex object.
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Sid
I can’t remember her name but the lady who performs the vaudeville number sings about how tired she is of being objectified, whilst the audience objectify her
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Are there nude scenes?
1 supporters
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1
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5
Is there bestiality?
56 supporters
Yes
1
No
5
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Anonymous
There’s mention of cattle being raped
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Is there BDSM?
1 supporters
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0
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3
Does someone lose their virginity?
9 supporters
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3
Are there incestuous relationships?
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61 supporters
Yes
4
No
6
6
theficus
There’s a running joke in how nearly everybody in Rockridge has the same last name of Johnson. While not expressly stated, incest is heavily implied to be occurring.
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Sexism
Yes
0
No
4
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
9 supporters
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0
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6
Does someone have a chronic illness?
11 supporters
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0
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3
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
19 supporters
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0
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6
Is someone terminally ill?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
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3
Social
Yes
2
No
4
1
JoeLollo
Gabby Johnson, the town drunk and "professional gibberish speaker," is most likely homeless and is meant to emulate stereotypical perceptions of old, raggedy homeless men.
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
27 supporters
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Yes
0
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6
Are there fat suits?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
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7
Yes
2
No
1
2
JoeLollo
Jim and Bart briefly discuss finding purpose in life.
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
2 supporters
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10
Are there end credit scenes?
1 supporters
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0
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3
Yes
0
No
17
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Bess
Very happy ending.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
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9
Does a car honk or tires screech?
1 supporters
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Yes
1
No
4
Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
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10
Is someone hit by a car?
16 supporters
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0
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10
Violence
Yes
0
No
10
0
JoeLollo
It's set in an era before nuclear bombs existed, so obviously no.
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1
No
7
1
JoeLollo
Mild blood shown through characters wounded in gunfights, but it's not a focal point.
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Does someone drown?
11 supporters
Yes
0
No
8
3
DogPTSD
Not in water. There is a scene where workers come close to sinking in quicksand. Use your best judgment on whether or not that would trigger the viewer.
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17
No
0
3
Silod
This is a Western parody, so guns are waved around a lot. There are multiple chaotic brawl scenes with gunfire, as well as more specific instances of people being shot - sometimes fatally, sometimes not.
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