In this bonus episode to our season two coverage of Blazing Saddles, we bring you our full interview with actor Burton Gilliam about playing the role of Lyle. We covered a range of topics, including how he got into the movie Paper Moon, meeting Madeline Kahn and quitting his job as a firefighter. Alan and Walt discuss all of his major scenes in the film as well as his friendships with Alex Karras, Slim Pickens and Burt Reynolds.
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The Wilder Ride is a podcast where we celebrate and explore the films of Gene Wilder, using the movies by minutes format. We have grown up seeing Gene Wilder play everything from a scientist, to a gunslinger, to a man infatuated by a woman in red, to Mr. Willy Wonka himself. But always, at the heart, there is a depth and a warmth of a real human being bringing those roles to life in such a way as to leave an indelible impression in our hearts and minds. We want to help others relive and/or rediscover those films, while hopefully turning a younger generation onto one of the most gifted performers to have graced the silver screen.