Western spoof concerning the adventures of a black Sheriff and his fast-drawing sidekick fighting corruption and bigotry in the old west. Based on Blazing Saddles (1974).
Did You Know?
Originally, the pilot teleplay was titled "Superdude" when it was written by Michael Elias and Frank Shaw
. Additionally, the main role (which ended up being Black Bart) was called Johnny Digs, and three actors were in mind for the role: Louis Gossett, Jr. (who got the part), Richard Pryor
, and Cleavon Little
. For the role of Belle, Sally Kellerman
, Tammy Grimes
, and Amanda Blake
were considered. Finally, Bert Remsen
, Lou Frizzell
, and Sorrell Booke
were considered for the part of Mayor Malaga. See more
You are already the highest paid black Sheriff in the West!
Milk Face... I am the *only* black Sheriff in the West!
Version of Blazing Saddles