• Harvey Korman, who made his reputation on the old “Carol Burnett Show” but made himself immortal (at least for moviegoers of a certain age) as Hedley Lamarr in Mel Brooks’ “Blazing Saddles,” died yesterday at age 81.
- KC's View:
There are so many great moments in “Blazing Saddles” that is hard to pick out one or two to share here…especially because so many of them involve words not generally used on a family-friendly website.
But could anyone else have said these lines with the same level of smarmy conviction:
“My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives.”
“My mind is aglow with whirling, transient nodes of thought careening through a cosmic vapor of invention.”
Nothing vaporous about Harvey Korman’s talent. Just ask Tim Conway.