Western spoof concerning the adventures of a black sheriff and his fast-drawing sidekick fighting corruption and bigotry in the old west. Based on the feature film Blazing Saddles (1974).

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Black Bart (as Lou Gossett)
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Reb Jordan
Millie Slavin ...
Belle Buzzer
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Fern Malaga
Ruben Moreno ...
Moonwolf
Theodore Lehmann ...
Mr. Swenson
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Curley
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Jennifer
Tamar Cooper ...
Mrs. Swenson (as Tamara Cooper)
Rand Bridges ...
Porter
Poindexter Yothers ...
Hughie (as Poindexter)
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Western spoof concerning the adventures of a black sheriff and his fast-drawing sidekick fighting corruption and bigotry in the old west. Based on the feature film Blazing Saddles (1974).

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Originally, the pilot teleplay was titled "Superdude" when it was written by 'Michael Elias' and Frank Shaw. Additionally, the main role (which ended up being Black Bart) was called Johnny Digs and three actors were in mind for the role: Louis Gossett Jr. (who got the part), Richard Pryor, and Cleavon Little. For the role of Belle, Sally Kellerman, Tammy Grimes, and Amanda Blake were considered. Finally, Bert Remsen, Lou Frizzell and Sorrell Booke were considered for the part of Mayor Malaga. See more »

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Fern Malaga: You are already the highest paid black Sheriff in the West!
Black Bart: Milk Face... I am the *only* black Sheriff in the West!
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Failed Pilot Based On "Blazing Saddles"
5 September 2003 | by (Orlando, Florida) – See all my reviews

A failed pilot from 1975 based on "Blazing Saddles" featuring Lou Gossett in the role of Black Bart, originally and much more memorably played by Cleavon Little in the movie. Vastly inferior to the film with the writers trying to replicate and failing dismally at echoing the Mel Brooks type of humor. Was recently shown as part of Trio's "Brilliant But Canceled" specials. A misnomer if there ever was one considering it was neither brilliant nor ever had the chance of getting canceled because it never made it on in the first place.


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