First a quick throwback: So, Heinlein wrote a SciFi story about a fascist government and mass orgies. So? Are you saying Suzanne Collins suggests we should put our children in death matches against each other? Authors, especially SciFi authors explore certain types of fictional societies. It doesn't mean they say we must have them....



Regarding Mel Brooks...
I'm a big fan of most of his works. I'll admit Spaceballs isn't the best possible parody ever but it is a great movie anyway. Men in Tights and Young Frankenstein are amazing (I like MiT a bit better, though).
But... I have to say I'm not the biggest fan of Blazing Saddles. Yeah, it is quite old and I actually saw it for the first time not too long ago but still... Oh, it has some great jokes but the first thirty minutes or so are always a pain for me to sit through and the finale is way too... Yeah, he got better afterwards, in my opinion.