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    I have it on, too. Curly wins $50,000 in a slogan contest and the first thing he says is, "Pie ala Mode with beer chasers, three times a day!"
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    ^ Saw that too. Hysterical. I'm on the floor cracking up.

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    Watching Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein on Svengoolie. Hilarious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vic2012 View Post
    Watching Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein on Svengoolie. Hilarious.
    I watched it, too, mainly because it's been so many years. It is a classic, but would have benefited from a better script, IMHO.
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    The Gene Wilder spoof, Young Frankenstein is also hilarious.
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    "Gene Wilder spoof" is right. Mel Brooks directed, but Wilder wrote the script.
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    Quote Originally Posted by progmatist View Post
    The Gene Wilder spoof, Young Frankenstein is also hilarious.
    One of my favorites. Gene Wilder is great, and seems to be somewhat overlooked in this day and age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aith01 View Post
    One of my favorites. Gene Wilder is great, and seems to be somewhat overlooked in this day and age.
    Are you saying Gene Wilder is overlooked, or "Young Frankenstein"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    Are you saying Gene Wilder is overlooked, or "Young Frankenstein"?
    Sorry, I meant that Gene Wilder seems to be overlooked by the general audiences today. At least from my perception. Maybe it has to do with his semi-retirement from acting after Gilda Radner passed away.

    He was one of the best comedic actors, IMO, and also an excellent comedy writer. Until just now, I completely forgot that he died back in 2016.

    Maybe "Young Frankenstein" is overlooked nowadays too though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aith01 View Post
    Sorry, I meant that Gene Wilder seems to be overlooked by the general audiences today. At least from my perception. Maybe it has to do with his semi-retirement from acting after Gilda Radner passed away.

    He was one of the best comedic actors, IMO, and also an excellent comedy writer. Until just now, I completely forgot that he died back in 2016.

    Maybe "Young Frankenstein" is overlooked nowadays too though?
    I agree. Wilder was great. He's just perfect in YF. I'm a big fan of him in "The Producers," for which he received an Oscar nomination. He also got a nomination for the YF screenplay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    I agree. Wilder was great. He's just perfect in YF. I'm a big fan of him in "The Producers," for which he received an Oscar nomination. He also got a nomination for the YF screenplay.
    Well-deserved too. He was great in "The Producers".

    "Young Frankenstein" is still one of my favorite movies. A great cast, writer, director, and everyone firing on all cylinders. Peter Boyle as the monster was hilarious too. Some of his facial expressions were just classic.

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    I don't think YF is under-appreciated. It's considered one of the better comedies of all time.
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    This is the TV thread, I know, not the movie thread, but as long as we're on the subject of Gene Wilder, allow me to mention one of my favorites, the little known The Frisco Kid, in which Wilder plays a rabbi trying to bring a Torah scroll from the East to wild and wooly San Francisco, there to become rabbi to a new congregation. It also stars Harrison Ford as a bank robber who becomes his guide as he wanders the West.
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    Wilder did do Murder in a Small Town for television. There was one sequel with several more planned but his health issues got in the way. Murder in a Small Town did well in the ratings and got critical acclaim.
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    He was great, amazingly likeable, like his wife. RIP
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