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May 15, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Producer/writer/director/comedian Mel Brooks says he’s grateful that he was able to make Blazing Saddles before the PC police cracked down. In an interview with Tavis Smiley on PBS, Brooks acknowledged that even he was a bit concerned about the use of the N-word in the movie but was supported by comedian Richard Pryor, who worked as a writer on the film and who insisted that he “must” use it. Studios today, who inspect every word in a script to make certain no one will be offended, wouldn’t allow him to do that today, Brooks indicated. “Political correctness restricts and restrains humor,” he said. “Humor has to be very crazy and very free and very liberated. And dangerous!” he added.