Die hard Gene Wilder fans probably like all his movies. But for casual fans like me, "Young Frankenstein" and "Blazing Saddles" top the list with everything else far behind. "Young Frankenstein" was shown on TCM the other day. But where the heck is "Blazing Saddles?"
It's not set for TCM broadcast on their Gene Wilder tribute day which could lead one to believe they're afraid it might be politically incorrect.
Race relations was the joke around which the story was spun as the redneck world got turned upside down by a black sheriff. But when the movie was released the most controversial thing about it was the fart joke. We can't blame TCM, though, since race relations have gotten so bad in the last half dozen years. What a shame.
At least TCM has the movie available for purchase.
P.S. I found a copy at the local library. If you are looking, try to get the 30th anniversary edition with Mel Brooks' commentary.