A Rootin’ + Tootin’ Good Time

Gold Canyon, Arizona

Our friends Jan and Wayne hosted a Blazing Saddles dinner party last night.

What fun!

Blazing-SaddlesAlas, Rich is still in Boise, so he wasn’t able to join the rest of us as we focused on the feast with the Superstition Mountains in view.


We’re in the middle of a bit of a chilly spell, so neighbors Rita and Stewart provided the outdoor heater. 0224151809

Much of the menu focused on the famous farting scene from Blazing Saddles.

(Side Note: I met Slim Pickens (the guy who says, “I’d say you’ve had enough!” at the end of the scene) at the Reno Rodeo many years ago. 🙂  )

Two types of ribs smoked to perfection!


Barbecued chicken legs.


Rib sticking potatoes.


Cornbread baked in a cast iron skillet.


And, of course, two types of beans!


We all dressed the part including Mike in his cowboy hat and Brothel Inspection sheriff’s star.


A rootin’ and tootin’ good time was had by all!

8 thoughts on “A Rootin’ + Tootin’ Good Time”

  1. I had forgotten about Slim Pickens at the Reno Rodeo. I was watching/listening to the video and Mike heard the first fart and asked if that was Hazel incredulously. She has been LOUD lately….

  2. I think Mom walked up to Slim Pickens and started talking with him. Between Mom and Bob Getto it’s a toss up for who talked with more people. 🙂

  3. JP just had to ask me “who was that”? I couldn’t stop laughing. I am immature, I admit it because this scene has always made me laugh. What a huge fun party. What were you dressed in?

    1. I watched that scene four times in a row while I was writing the post and it made me laugh out loud each and every time. 🙂 I wore all black so that I looked like Gene Wilder’s character, Jim, and my cowboy boots.

  4. I love that movie and Young Frankenstein. I love the candygram scene as well as 9 schitzengruben is my limit…. In Young Frankenstein, the reason the horses whinny is because Frau Blucher means glue in Yiddish….

    1. My favorite Young Frankenstein line was when Marty Feldman said whose brain was used. “Abby something…. Abby Normal.” 🙂

  5. I’m always surprised when people don’t know what the heck I’m talking about when I say “Abby Normal”. Makes perfect sense to me! 🙂

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