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The Possum Cop Chronicles

August 23, 2023 - 00:00
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Death By Quicksand Sheriff Bart says, “Hey, Charlie…” Charlie acknowledges, “Mm-hmm.”Bart continues, “Let me ask you somethin’…” Charlie, up to his neck in muck, only manages, “Mm?”“What is it - that’s not exactly water…” “Um-hmm” “And it ain’t exactly earth?”Together, they yell, “QUICK-SAAAAAAND!”Thus begins one of the greatest quicksand scenes ever to appear on the silver screen, courtesy of Mel Brooks’ “Blazing Saddles”. While Brooks was spoofing the overuse of quicksand as a cheesy plot-gimmick to add danger and suspense to many TV and movie productions in the 1960s and 70s, “death by quicksand” is not a thing. In fact,

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