Except for the ridiculous costume and the equally ridiculous sexual references, this video aptly describes my state of mind. In lieu of the line about “slept with thousands of men,” substitute “dealt with thousands of carpools/play dates/elderly parent health crises,” and you’ve got the things in my life that leave me just loving this song:
I actually first saw the movie Blazing Saddles at a revival theater when I was living in England. I went with a couple of friends, and was the only one in the theater laughing. I guess you have to be American (and, maybe, Jewish) to appreciate much of the humor.
I especially lost it, giggle-wise, when I first saw the name for Madeline Kahn’s character: Lilly von Schtupp. It helped that, unlike everyone else in the theater, I had/have a passing acquaintance with Yiddish.
After the movie, I explained to one of my British friends why I thought the name so funny. Quick as can be, she tossed back, “You mean, as in that famous 18th Century comedy, “She Schtups to Conquer“? I admire a brain that agile.