“Blazing Saddles” Would Never Work In This PC World.

“Blazing Saddles” may be a groundbreaking comedy, but director Mel Brooks doesn’t think Hollywood would make the iconic Western parody in this current “stupidly politically correct” climate. The Oscar winner discussed PC culture in a recent interview with BBC Radio 4, calling it “the death of comedy.” “No, no, I mean maybe ‘Young Frankenstein.’ Maybe……

via Mel Brooks: ‘Blazing Saddles’ Would Never Be Made in Today’s ‘Stupidly Politically Correct’ Culture — Variety

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Orville Premiere Does Well

Sunday’s Hurricane Irma-delayed Nielsen numbers are in, and Fox’s The Orville premiered to 7.3 million total viewers and a 2.3 demo rating (per fast nationals and pending additional adjustment due to Irma news coverage), on par with what what Son of Zorn debuted to a year ago leading out of football (6 mil/2.4) and marking…

via Sunday Ratings: The Orville Launches Well With NFL Lead-In — TVLine

Legendary Comic Writer and Editor Len Wein Dies at 69

Len Wein, the influential comics writer who co-created characters including Wolverine and Swamp Thing, has died. He was 69. DC Comics confirmed the news following an outpouring of tributes from the comics community overflowed online. “Len Wein was one of the most welcoming people and legends in comics from the moment I joined DC eight……

via Len Wein, Legendary Comics Writer Who Co-Created Wolverine, Dies at 69 — Variety