Thursday, February 13, 2014
Sid Caesar RIP
Sid Caesar has died at 91.
The scene in Blazing Saddles where Mongo punches the horse was inspired by an incident where Caesar punched a horse in Central Park. He lifted weights, was very healthy. That may have been something like his real personality in It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World.
Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner and Neil Simon among others worked on his show, Your Show of Shows. Woody Allen was a writer on The Sid Caesar Show a few years later.
Posted by Waldo Scott at 1:21 AM