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The clip A sheriff for Rock Ridge from Blazing Saddles (1974) with Harvey Korman
A sheriff! But law and order is the last thing I want.
Wait a minute. Maybe I could turn this thing to my advantage.
If I could find a sheriff who so offends the citizens of Rock Ridge...
...that his very appearance would drive them out of town...
But where would I find such a man?
Why am I asking you?
Welcome to Hanging House. Not to worry...
...everyone is equal in my eye.
The clip Urgent telegram from Rock Ridge from Blazing Saddles (1974) with Harvey Korman
Okay, is that it? Anything else?
Just this urgent telegram from Rock Ridge.
It arrived last Friday.
Read it, read it.
"Sheriff murdered. Church meeting bombed. Reign of terror must cease.
"Send new sheriff immediately. "
Sheriff murdered. Innocent women and children blown to bits!
We've got to protect our phony-baloney jobs, gentlemen.
We must do something about this immediately, immediately, immediately!
I didn't get a "hrumph" out of that guy!
Give the governor a "hrumph. "
You watch your ass.
Gentlemen, please, rest your sphincters.
As Attorney General, I can assure you...
...that a suitable sheriff will be found to restore the peace in Rock Ridge.
The clip Rock Ridge from Blazing Saddles (1974) with Don Ames
"There was a peaceful town called Rock Ridge,
"... where people lived in harmony.
"They never had no kind of trouble.
"There was no hint of misery.
"The town saloon was always lively...
"... but never nasty or obscene.
"Behind the bar stood Anal Johnson.
"He always kept things nice and clean!
"And all at once the trouble started.
"A pack of murderers and thieves...
"... like swarms of locusts they descended...
"... their aim to make the townsfolk flee. "
Well, that's the end of this suit!
Have you ever seen such cruelty?
The clip Taking over Rock Ridge from Blazing Saddles (1974) with Harvey Korman
And right here, Mr. Lamarr, is where we ran into quicksand.
And so the railroad has got to go through Rock Ridge.
Rock Ridge. Rock Ridge. Splendid.
Yes, sir. Yes, sir.
Rock Ridge. Rock Ridge.
Be still, Taggart. Be still.
My mind is aglow with whirling, transient nodes of thought...
...careening through a cosmic vapor of invention.
Ditto? Ditto, you provincial putz!
I'm sorry, sir.
A plan. We need a plan.
Scene from Blazing Saddles. Gabby Johnson Says what needed to be said
Sister Hazel are an alternative rock band from Gainesville, Florida, whose style also blends elements of folk rock, pop, classic rock 'n' roll and southern rock. Their music is characterized by highly melodic tunes and generally optimistic lyrics. The band's instrumentation often features abrupt shifts among electric, acoustic and a cappella, with striking use of tacets. Though often described as alternative, Sister Hazel leans toward an upbeat sound and away from the dark emotions and clashing punk discordance often association with the alternative rock genre.
Sister Hazel formed in Gainesville, Florida in 1994 and was named for Sister Hazel Williams, a local nun who ran a homeless shelter. The group released its self-titled debut album in 1994 through its independent record label, Croakin' Poets and shortly after its release, singer/guitarist Ryan Newell and drummer Mark Trojanowski joined the band. Newell played on the album before officially joining the group.
The band's second album, ...Somewhere More Familiar was released in 1997 and sold approximately 30,000 copies through its initial pressing, prompting Universal Records to sign the band. Universal re-released ...Somewhere More Familiar in late 1997. A single from the album, "All For You" hit #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 and remains the band's most successful single.
The band's third album Fortress was released in 2000 by Universal. The band worked with producers Mike Clink (Guns N' Roses, Mötley Crüe, Heart), Richie Zito (Cheap Trick), and Paul Ebersold (3 Doors Down). The album featured minor pop hits "Champagne High" and "Change Your Mind."
In 2003, after the band split from Universal, they released their fourth studio album, Chasing Daylight, on the Sixthman label and toured throughout the year to promote the album. The band's internet presence emerged during this time period, and hardcore fans dubbing themselves "Hazelnuts" studied setlists, shared bootleg concert recordings, and initiated a promotion scheme with the band through their official website. 2003 also saw the simultaneous release of Live*LIVE, a two-disc live album, and A Life in the Day, a live DVD.
In 2004, Sister Hazel released their next studio album Lift. Songs from Lift were re-recorded for 2005's Lift: Acoustic Renditions, an EP of studio acoustic takes on five of the songs, offered exclusively through Apple's iTunes Store. In July 2005, the Sister Hazel album was re-issued again by Sixthman, in response to claims that the album had become difficult to find in stores.
Sister Hazel then promoted their album, Absolutely, which was released on October 10, 2006. The band also continued to tour and hold annual fan gathering events, The Rock Boat and The Rock Slope. Absolutely is the band's highest charting album on the Billboard charts following Fortress and it received 4 out of a possible 5 stars from Allmusic, a tie with Fortress's score.
On June 5, 2007, Sister Hazel released a "hybrid" album entitled BAM! Volume 1. It contains B-sides from the Absolutely recording sessions and some from previous albums.
Sister Hazel also released a holiday album called Santa's Playlist on September 25, 2007.
On February 9, 2008, Sister Hazel performed a live concert at Daytona International Speedway for the Budweiser Shootout.
Sister Hazel released a live acoustic album on June 17, 2008 entitled Before The Amplifiers, Live Acoustic on Croakin' Poets/Rock Ridge Music. The record features sixteen tracks, including the band's hits, fan favorites, and live concert staples, all in a stripped-down, acoustic format. The album was recorded on January 12 at Nickel & Dime Studios in Atlanta (other bands who have recorded there in the past include Indigo Girls, The B-52's, Shawn Mullins) in front of 100 lucky fans who were chosen at random from more than five thousand entries.
At the July 18, 2008 concert at Wolf Trap Farm Park, drummer Mark Trojanowski took paternity leave for his newborn child. Former Vertical Horizon and current Doobie Brothers drummer Ed Toth played in his place.
On July 9, 2009 Ford Motor Company announced a collaboration with Sister Hazel to promote the company's new Sync Technology, which is available on a number of Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles. The band has been chosen to be the face of the company's "Sync My Ride" website, www.syncmyride****.
The band released their seventh studio album of original songs (tenth album overall) on August 18, 2009. The album, entitled "Release", contains 12 tracks and is on the Rock Ridge Music label. On the day of release, "Release" was the number one album on iTunes. Here is a live webcast with the band, celebrating the release: *******app.synclive****?show/31263
The band entered the studio less than six months after releasing "Release" and began work on their new album, "Heartland Highway". The album was released on October 12, 2010 and is led by the first radio single "Stay A While"
The clip Town council from Blazing Saddles (1974) with Liam Dunn, John Hillerman
I said, "Order"!
You know, Nietzsche says, "Out of chaos comes order. "
Oh, blow it out your ass, Howard!
Now everyone be quiet...
...whilst we listen to Harriet van Johnson, our esteemed schoolmarm...
...as she reads a telegram that she herself has composed to the governor...
...expressing our feelings about the new sheriff.
"To the Honorable William J. Le Petomane, Governor. "
Louder! Speak up! We can't hear you!
I'm not used to public speaking.
"We, the white, God-fearing citizens of Rock Ridge...
"... wish to express our extreme displeasure...
"... with your choice of sheriff.
"Please remove him immediately.
"The fact that you have sent him here... "
"... just goes to prove that you are the leading asshole in the state. "
The clip A black sheriff from Blazing Saddles (1974) with Harvey Korman
Oh, not my ear!
Official business, sir.
Is it important?
It's very crucial.
Be with you in a minute.
Throw something on and stay in that position.
Forgive me, I was just, ah, walking the parapet, taking a look around.
What can I do for you?
Governor, as per your instructions...
...I'd like you to meet the new sheriff of Rock Ridge.
I'd be delighted... Wow!
I've got to talk to you. Come here. Have you gone berserk?
Can't you see that man is a nig...
Wrong person. Forgive me. No offense intended.
Have you gone berserk? Can't you see that man is a nig?
Don't worry, sir.
The clip Setting an execution from Blazing Saddles (1974)
Why, Taggart, you've been hurt!
That uppity nigger hit me on the head with a shovel.
I'd sure appreciate it, sir, if you could find it in your heart...
...to hang him up by his neck until he was dead.
Got him locked up downstairs.
Consider it done, stout fellow.
I've got a special. When can you work him in?
I couldn't possibly fit him in until Monday, sir. I'm booked solid.
Thank you, sir. And don't you worry.
We'll make Rock Ridge think it's a chicken...
...that got caught in a tractor's nuts!
It's all right, Taggart. Just a man and a horse being hung out there.
The clip Learning of the plan from Blazing Saddles (1974) with Alex Karras
Maybe you know why a high-roller...
...like Hedley Lamarr is interested in Rock Ridge.
Don't know. Got to do with where choo-choo go.
Mongo, why would Hedley Lamarr care about where the choo-choo goes?
Mongo only pawn in game of life.
I think this might be a good time to mosey out...
...to where they're building the railroad...
...and maybe do a little snooping.
The clip Reunion at the railroad from Blazing Saddles (1974) with Charles McGregor, Cleavon Little
Damn, damn, damn!
Hey, how are you doing Bart? Get down off that horse!
Oh, you shifty nigger! They said you were hung!
And they were right!
Look at that star, hoo-ee! Civil service!
Wait. Back off, scamp.
You are addressing the duly appointed sheriff of Rock Ridge.
Rock Ridge? Hey, the railroad is going through there!
Back up off your brother! Don't mess up your brother!
The clip Applause for the Waco Kid from Blazing Saddles (1974) with Slim Pickens, Burton Gilliam
Holy mother of pearl!
It's that nigger that hit me on the head with the shovel!
Now what the hell do you think you're doing with that tin star, boy?
Watch that "boy" shit, redneck! You're talking to the sheriff of Rock Ridge.
Well, now if that don't beat all!
Here we take the good time and trouble...
...to slaughter every last Indian in the West, and for what?
So they can appoint a sheriff that's blacker than any Indian!
I am depressed.
Excuse me, Mr. Taggart, sir, but I sure do hate to see you like this.
What if me and the boys were to shoot that nigger dead?
Would that pep you up some?
Well, it might help.
All right, boys. On the count of three.
I wouldn't do that if I were you.
Don't pay no attention to that alky.
He can't even hold a gun, much less shoot it.
Like I said. On the count of three.
Well, just don't sit there looking stupid, grasping your hands in pain.
How about a little applause for the Waco Kid?
The clip An army against Bart from Blazing Saddles (1974) with Harvey Korman, Madeline Kahn
All right, I'm through being Mr. Goodbar!
The time has come to act and act quickly!
All my plans have backfired!
Instead of the people leaving, they're staying in droves!
Vhy don't you admit it? He's too much of man for you. I know.
You going to need an army to beat him!
Fertig! Fahrblunged! Fahrcocked!
Shut up! You Teutonic twat!
I must think.
Wait a minute. She said army. Of course!
An army of the worst dregs ever to soil the face of the West!
I've decided to launch an attack that will reduce Rock Ridge to ashes!
What do you want me to do, sir?
I want you to round up every vicious criminal and gunslinger in the West.
Take this down.
I want rustlers, cutthroats, murderers, bounty hunters...
...desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, half-wits, dimwits...
...vipers, snipers, con men, Indian agents, Mexican bandits...
...muggers, buggerers, bushwackers, hornswagglers...
...horse thieves, bull dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass kickers...
...shit kickers and Methodists!
Could you repeat that, sir?
The clip Discovered in the line from Blazing Saddles (1974) with Gene Wilder, Cleavon Little
Boy, is he strict!
We've got to get in there close and find out what's happening.
There's our ticket!
Look what I've got there!
Hey, where are the white women at?
Man, that was pretty! I liked that.
Be ready to attack Rock Ridge at noon tomorrow. Here's your badge.
We don't need no stinkin' badges!
That's not much of a crime.
Through the Vatican!
Why, Rhett, how many times have I told you...
...to wash up after weekly cross-burning?
See, it's coming off.
And now, for my next impression, Jesse Owens!
Hold up, men, we'll head them off at the pass!
Head them off at the pass? I hate that clich�!
The clip Waking up the workers from Blazing Saddles (1974)
Say, "hello. "
Listen to me, and listen to me good.
I want you to get all the brothers together...
...round up all the lumber, canvas, paint and nails you can lay your hands on...
...and meet me tonight 3 miles due east of Rock Ridge at midnight.
Say, "goodbye. "
Thanks a lot, brother.