The Movie: Blazing Saddles (1974)
What Is It?: Mel Brooks and Richard Pryor barbecue racism, and transform Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, and Alex Karras into Western heroes for the seventies, but what does everyone remember most fondly? A bunch of cowboys eating beans and farting. I think you boys have had enough.
Why Today?: On this day in 1935, Alex Karras is born.