Mullins, Bill Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Tue Jan 11 19:34:48 UTC 2005

> Yes. Even if the Duke himself had no idea, it's possible that
> the scriptwriter and MG got together for a little inside
> joke. Like the "Mongo! Santa Maria!" bit in Blazing Saddles.
Okay, you'll have to explain that one to me.

Blazing Saddles rewards the careful viewer. I just recently found out
the origin of
of the name of Mel Brooks' character: Gov. William J. LePetomaine
(Le Petomaine was a French music hall performer who could play tunes by
gas from his lower GI tract, or blow out candles from a few feet away --
them French are _so_ cultured!)

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