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.

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