Tossing Salt Presents:
A Day Of Dougie
BlazingSaddles, Hamburgler, and Pinky & TheBrain
July 3, 2021
Good morning and welcome to another warm-up edition of A Day Of Dougie. “What are you warming up for?”, you ask? It starts tomorrow. Ten Days Of Dougie, exclusive here at the site. Well, it’ll be on my Facebook and Twitter too, but you know what I mean. That starts tomorrow so watch for it. But that is then and this is now and today is upon us and ready to go. Let’s get straight to the Magic Bag and figure out what the chit-chat will be about for today. We have Blazing Saddles, Pinky & The Brain, and Hamburgler. This won’t take long. Let’s do it.
One of the greatest movies of all time, written and directed by Mel Brooks, this movie pushed all the envelopes and was groundbreaking for its time. Hell, it would be considered too controversial to be made now and everyone would be offended and their feelings would be hurt, but in the seventies, people had a sense of humor and we could laugh at ourselves and take a joke. What the hell happened to our country? It’s all about a small town, a corrupt politician, and a black Sheriff. The movie was and is still laugh out loud funny, at least to anyone with half a brain and a sense of humor. Mel Brooks is a comedic genius and when it comes to playing on stereotypes and making nonsense into humor, nobody does it better.
Pinky & The Brain…
I remember this cartoon, but admittingly never really watched it. Pinky was a rat who had been experimented upon in a lab and he was the idiot sidekick to another rat, the Brain, who wanted and constantly plotted world domination. Sounds like a plan to me if I’m remembering correctly. But for whatever reason, usually the screw-up of Pinky, they never managed to achieve their goals. Too bad because even a smart rat would be better than what we have now, a Pedo and a ‘Ho. I may have to go to YouTube and watch some old editions of this show one day. Nah, maybe not, but the little I do remember, it was cool.
Back in the’70s and early ’80s, Ronald McDonald wasn’t quite so creepy and had friends. There was Mayor McCheese, Grimace, and a few others including the Hamburgler. He was a shifty little dude who did exactly what his name implied and stole hamburgers. And contrary to a rumor started by The Rock back in the Attitude Era, his real identity was not Shane Helms, aka The Hurricane. He didn’t speak so much as chitter-chattered, much like Cousin Itt from the Addams Family, and he was always nervous and always on the prowl. He was a crackhead for hamburgers. But all of Ronald’s buddies got a little too scary and politically incorrect to last and stick around as time went on and people began to be health-conscious and offended. The last thing I ever heard about the Hamburgler was that he was in the dungeon of the White Castle after being caught trying to bang some chick named Wendy. He was cool though. I miss him and the whole McDonalds gang.
And there you go. My thanks for reading and I hope you were amused. It’s time now to get ready for work. Comments, thoughts, and any questions are welcome and appreciated. Until the next time, take care of yourself and stay safe. Have a good one and sure to make today and every day a great one by making it a Day of Dougie. I’ll see you on the flip side.