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    29 Aug '16 21:141 edit
    https://www.yahoo.com/movies/gene-wilder-star-of-blazing-saddles-and-willy-wonka-and-the-chocolate-factory-dies-at-83-195513023.html

    One of my favorite actors
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    29 Aug '16 22:29
    Originally posted by whodey
    https://www.yahoo.com/movies/gene-wilder-star-of-blazing-saddles-and-willy-wonka-and-the-chocolate-factory-dies-at-83-195513023.html

    One of my favorite actors
    I used to love Gene Wilder.
    I still do, but I used to, too.
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    29 Aug '16 22:462 edits
    Originally posted by whodey
    https://www.yahoo.com/movies/gene-wilder-star-of-blazing-saddles-and-willy-wonka-and-the-chocolate-factory-dies-at-83-195513023.html

    One of my favorite actors
    Thumbs down?

    WTH?

    Now take that same thumb and.............well.....you know what to do with it whoever you are.

    Hopefully it was directed at me and not a man who has just died.
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    29 Aug '16 23:53
    Originally posted by whodey
    Thumbs down?

    WTH?

    Now take that same thumb and.............well.....you know what to do with it whoever you are.

    Hopefully it was directed at me and not a man who has just died.
    I'd be more concerned about the thumbs up.
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    Put.....the......candle.................back.
  6. SubscriberSuzianne
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    30 Aug '16 06:27
    Here's a whole page full of people giving their twitter goodbyes to a true comic genius.

    http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2016/08/29/mel-brooks-steve-martin-more-pay-tribute-to-gene-wilder.html
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    30 Aug '16 09:03
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    Here's a whole page full of people giving their twitter goodbyes to a true comic genius.

    http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2016/08/29/mel-brooks-steve-martin-more-pay-tribute-to-gene-wilder.html
    He died several weeks ago but the family just revealed his death to the world. He was a genius for sure. I'll never forget his line when someone said, ah, you are Frankenstein (pronounced like we all know) and he said haughtily 'That's FRANKEN STEEN'.
  8. Standard membervivify
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    30 Aug '16 12:41
    Originally posted by FreakyKBH
    I used to love Gene Wilder.
    I still do, but I used to, too.
    RIP Mitch Hedberg.
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    30 Aug '16 13:22
    Originally posted by vivify
    RIP Mitch Hedberg.
    He was another great one, not as famous though.
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    30 Aug '16 22:08
    Originally posted by whodey
    https://www.yahoo.com/movies/gene-wilder-star-of-blazing-saddles-and-willy-wonka-and-the-chocolate-factory-dies-at-83-195513023.html

    One of my favorite actors
    Brilliant comic actor.
    Young Frankenstein was my favourite.
    Sad to his passing.
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    30 Aug '16 23:46
    Originally posted by whodey
    Thumbs down?

    WTH?

    Now take that same thumb and.............well.....you know what to do with it whoever you are.

    Hopefully it was directed at me and not a man who has just died.
    it was
    I'm adding another
  13. SubscriberFMF
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    31 Aug '16 02:22
    Originally posted by whodey
    RIP Gene Wilder
    Actually, he didn't appear in all that many films - 20 in 25 years, with 4 of them in 1974 - and he did even less TV.

    What other characters might he have been cast to play to which he could have brought his inimitable style?

    I could've seen him playing the Major Frank Burns character in M*A*S*H (played by Larry Linville), or the part of John Singer in The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (played by Alan Arkin). I am not suggesting there was anything wrong with Linville's or Arkin's work in these two productions.

    I could also picture as a recurring character in Cheers maybe as one of Frasier Crane's patients who - much to the latter's chagrin - frequented the bar [uninvited] on occasions.
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    31 Aug '16 06:55
    Comic genius has no time for TV. That's why it's a wasteland.
  15. SubscriberFMF
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    31 Aug '16 07:45
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    Comic genius has no time for TV. That's why it's a wasteland.
    What a bizarre couple of suggestions! 🙂
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