Did Mongo actually punch a horse?

Mongo’s horse punch was based on an actual event. Brooks worked with Sid Caesar on Your Show Of Shows and in Caesar’s 1982 biography, “Where Have I Been?” he details the story of how while riding on the trail with his wife their horse acted up and he slugged the horse between the eyes.

Who knocked out the horse in Blazing Saddles?

Alex Karras, the former American footballer-turned-actor, has died at his home in Los Angeles aged 77. He remains best known for his role as the illiterate outlaw Mongo in Mel Brooks’ comedy Blazing Saddles, in which he punched a horse unconscious.

Who punched a horse in a movie?

One of the most iconic and memorable scenes from Blazing Saddles is the scene in which Mongo punches a horse after the horse’s owner informs him that he cannot park his animal in a particular area.

Are any cast members of Blazing Saddles still alive?

Little died in 1992; Wilder in 2016; Harvey Korman (Hedley Lamarr) in 2008; Pickens in 1983; Madeline Kahn (Lili Von Shtupp) in 1999; and Karras in 2012. Of the rest, Robyn Hilton, the governor’s secretary, might still be alive, though as Legit reports, she’s more or less disappeared from public view.

Who was the black actor in Blazing Saddles?

Cleavon Little
Cleavon Little, the actor best remembered for his role as a black sheriff hired to save a redneck town in Mel Brooks’s 1974 comedy “Blazing Saddles,” died yesterday at his home in Sherman Oaks, Calif. He was 53 years old. He died of colon cancer, said David C.

Who was the football player that played in Blazing Saddles?

He was a four-time Pro Bowl player with the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL), where he played from 1958 to 1970. As an actor, Karras played Mongo in the 1974 comedy film Blazing Saddles….Alex Karras.

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High school: Gary (IN) Emerson
College: Iowa
NFL Draft: 1958 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10
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Did Tom Cruise actually punch a horse?

Both a real and fake horse were used for this scene. The timing was worked out so that the horse turned his head as the actor took his punch and there was never any contact between the horse and the actor’s fist.

Is it possible to knock out a horse?

Even a black widow you could slam a fist down on and reduce to mush before it bites. Raccoons, foxes and the like stand no chance. A horse, cow, oxen, or moose etc you simply can’t do enough damage to bare handed.