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RIP Gene Wilder

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Richard Alpert, Aug 29, 2016.

  1. Richard Alpert

    Richard Alpert LOST

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    A lot of funny left the planet with the passing of Mr. Wilder.
    We recently lost my mother-in-law to AD and I've seen firsthand how it can take a lot away, but it can't take the good memories we have of them!
    Time to pop in Blazing Saddles tonight!

    RICHARD
     
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  2. wormhole

    wormhole Low-Roller

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    I should watch my copy of Young Frankenstein. My favorite movie of his.
     
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    My favorite: Willy Wonka
     
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    My faves: Stir Crazy and Silver Streak. It's always sad to see the great ones leave us.

    :nworthy::nworthy::nworthy:

    Edit: After reading the ageless one's post (only LOST fans will get this) I completely forgot about Blazing Saddles which, IMHO, is one of the top three comedies of all time.
     
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    Who can forget The Producers. Wilder with Zero Mostel.
     
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    Very sad.
     
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    RIP to a comedy legend.
     
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  8. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    Too many talented and gifted comedian/actors leaving us too soon. RIP.

    "Young Frankenstein" was my favorite.
     
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    Uh, that's pronounced "Fronk-en-steen!" :) :( :( :(
     
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    A truly talented man! I really can't decide. Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Willy Wonka.

    RIP
     
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    Gene Wilder and Peter Boyle dancing to "Puttin' On The Ritz". Classic.
     
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    The monster and his fiance in the woods. She is protesting, then says."Oh my God, what a......(made up German sounding word)! Then she starts singing in an opera style, First time I saw that scene, I laughed so hard, I hurt.
     
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    Young Frankenstein is comedy gold. My son and I watched Wonka together countless times. He's in college now, we watched it last night for the first time in years. Still entertaining.
     
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    Check out "The Woman in Red" with Gene Wilder and Kelly Le Brock.
     
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    Young Frankenstein is a classic.
     
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    Turner Classic Movies has a Gene Wilder marathon on 9-29-16
    Here is the list
    8:00 PM Role Model: Gene Wilder (2008)
    9:15 PM Young Frankenstein (1974)
    11:15 PM Role Model: Gene Wilder (2008)
    12:30 AM Start the Revolution Without Me (1970)
    2:15 AM The Frisco Kid (1979)
    4:30 AM Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
    Not a error that Role Model is shown twice
     
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    All his stuff was at least good and most great! Rest in Peace.

    I heard a Willy Wonka quote on the radio this morning and it made me chuckle.

    WW: "Remember what they said about the man who got everything he wanted."
    Kid: "What?"
    WW: "He lived happily ever after."
     
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    He was 83, so I'm like well, OK. Sad but OK. Then I read he had dementia and I cried. Ugly way to go. You can't find any stories out there about him being a turd either. Lovely dear man.
     
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    No matter how many times I watch the movie I always crack up even though I know what's coming next. The whole cast was just nuts......:kill:
     
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    Oh I know, I don't say Frankenstein, I say Fronkonsteen! Some people crack up immediately because they know and others are like what are you even saying?