Your Weekly, Sunday Interlude: Blazing Saddles, “Yes, Jesus Loves Me?”

Did you ever notice the Blazing Saddles‘ title song sounds like “Yes, Jesus Loves Me?” Other than reading other comments from people who recognize the similarity between the hymn “Yes, Jesus Loves Me,” and the title song to Blazing Saddles, I haven’t found any first-person confirmation from Mel Brooks or Richard Pryor, the writers for the movie. Anyway, now I can’t get the parallel out of my head. If you have never seen this movie, stop, just stop right now. It is a must-see. And even though it was released in 1974, it keeps being relevant to the times, which isn’t always a good reflection on society, but at least it helps us laugh at our conditions. And it’s simply hilarious. Enjoy.