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RIP Gene Wilder

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Flip Wilson, Aug 29, 2016.

  1. Flip Wilson

    Flip Wilson Well-Known Member

    The AP is reporting that Gene Wilder has died. He was 83.
  2. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member


    How many celeb/athlete deaths are we up to now?
  3. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    A comedic genius.
  4. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member

    Damn. RIP Waco Kid
  5. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    RIP. I hope he's catching up with Gilda now.
  6. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was the first movie I ever saw in a theater. RIP.
  7. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    They said he had the fastest hands in the West.


    ... "In the world."
  8. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    A great actor, and later in his life, a great meme.

  9. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Damn. I didn't realize he hadn't acted at all since a couple of guest spots on Will and Grace in 2002-03, but I loved a lot of his work.

    I had just read a story Mel Brooks told about "Blazing Saddles" last week. Another actor was supposed to play the Waco Kid, but he had drug and/or alcohol problems and couldn't get his shit together, so Brooks brought in Wilder. I believe the first scene he shot was the introduction of the character as he woke up in a jail cell.

    "Are we awake?"
    "We're not sure. Are we....black?"
    "Yes, we are."
    "Then we're awake...but we're very puzzled."
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  10. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member


    Just his facial expressions in Young Frankenstein make me crack up no matter how many times I've seen it. And the delivery of the lines was perfect. Not to mention he was also the writer.
  11. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    His performance as Wonka is one of the all-timers.
    HanSenSE and KYSportsWriter like this.
  12. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    RIP to a comedic legend.

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