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Gene Wilder

Oh, Gene Wilder... 2016 has been a cruel year for celebrities and the reaper. Jeez.

Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles are two of the first movies I ever remember seeing, on the VHS machine my mom and dad rented from the newfangled video store in the early '80s. We got our own copies ASAP and watched them over and over. To this day I can pretty much still recite them. Safe to say Gene Wilder (along with Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, and the rest of the team) were integral at shaping my bizarre sense of humor. Thank you for that, folks; a thousand times thank you.


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Aug. 29th, 2016 11:43 pm (UTC)
We're very sad here. YF is my bf's fav, but I love Saddles more.
Aug. 30th, 2016 04:33 pm (UTC)
What's a dazzling urbanite like you doing in a rustic setting like this?
Sigh...yes, deeply sad, but he's going to keep causing smiles as long as those films survive!
Aug. 30th, 2016 09:06 pm (UTC)
I loved his Frisco Kid. He will be missed.
Aug. 31st, 2016 02:13 am (UTC)
Indeed; so much talent. Sad! But his work will keep making people smile as long as it exists.
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