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(Huffington Post)   Gene Wilder turned 80 yesterday and GOT NOTHING. GOOD DAY, SIR   (huffingtonpost.com ) divider line
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2013-06-12 08:24:22 AM  
Not true subby...he had a little kid come up to him.

LITTLE BASTARD SHOT HIM IN THE ASS!
 
2013-06-12 08:24:44 AM  
I heard he spent all day screwing, playing chess...............and screwing
 
2013-06-12 08:26:14 AM  
If your blue and you don't know where to go to, why don't you go where fashion fits...
 
2013-06-12 08:29:30 AM  

Tom_Slick: If your blue and you don't know where to go to, why don't you go where fashion fits...


PU-IN' ON 'A RIZZZ!!
 
2013-06-12 08:39:49 AM  
He is a great actor & comedian, and a decent screenwriter, but after reading his autobiography, I can't say
I'm much of a fan of him as a person, though he gets high marks for being honest about his failings.
 
2013-06-12 08:40:21 AM  
That generation got Gene Wilder.
This generation got Adam Sandler.

I am going to go and throw up now.
 
2013-06-12 08:45:38 AM  
I seriously thought he was dead. I haven't heard a peep out of him in so long that I just assumed he had passed.
 
2013-06-12 08:48:48 AM  
He had his gift years ago.... Gilda Radner
 
2013-06-12 08:54:42 AM  

rabidarmadillo24: I seriously thought he was dead. I haven't heard a peep out of him in so long that I just assumed he had passed.


He had Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in the late 90s/early 00s, and that pretty much knocked him out of acting
in favor of writing.
 
2013-06-12 09:09:09 AM  
Wow!  I will probably always think of him at the age he was in Blazing Saddles.  I cannot even imagine him at 80.
 
2013-06-12 09:13:09 AM  
He'll be alright...
www.bionicdisco.com

...I just hope they don't run into any Muslims

Happy birthday, Gene!
 
2013-06-12 09:17:12 AM  
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Happy 80th Birthday, Gene. Enjoy the day - and your well-deserved retirement.
 
2013-06-12 09:23:18 AM  
well, what do you like to do, jim?

play chess, screw.

well, let's play chess then.
 
2013-06-12 09:27:47 AM  
Eighty eighty no escaping that for me
 
2013-06-12 09:39:14 AM  

Free Radical: That generation got Gene Wilder.
This generation got Adam Sandler.

I am going to go and throw up now.


No, this generation got Dane Cook and Tyler Perry.  My generation got Eddie Murphy.  In between was Adam Sandler.

/still going to throw up
 
2013-06-12 09:44:10 AM  

Tom_Slick: If your blue and you don't know where to go to, why don't you go where fashion fits...


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2013-06-12 09:51:13 AM  

enry: Free Radical: That generation got Gene Wilder.
This generation got Adam Sandler.

I am going to go and throw up now.

No, this generation got Dane Cook and Tyler Perry.  My generation got Eddie Murphy.  In between was Adam Sandler.

/still going to throw up


Thank God I decided to ignore Dane Cook, Tyler Perry and Adam Sandler in favor of Gene Wilder and Mel Brooks.
 
2013-06-12 09:55:35 AM  

yves0010: enry: Free Radical: That generation got Gene Wilder.
This generation got Adam Sandler.

I am going to go and throw up now.

No, this generation got Dane Cook and Tyler Perry.  My generation got Eddie Murphy.  In between was Adam Sandler.

/still going to throw up

Thank God I decided to ignore Dane Cook, Tyler Perry and Adam Sandler in favor of Gene Wilder and Mel Brooks.


My 10yo has an RDA of Three Stooges, Looney Tunes, and Marx Brothers.
 
2013-06-12 09:55:59 AM  

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/Happy 80th, you funny, funny man.
 
2013-06-12 09:56:32 AM  
Are we black?
 
2013-06-12 10:00:11 AM  
I still get a lump in my throat when I hear him sing "Pure Imagination".

Happy 80th, Sir!
 
2013-06-12 10:02:29 AM  
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2013-06-12 10:04:24 AM  

zappaisfrank: I still get a lump in my throat when I hear him sing "Pure Imagination".

Happy 80th, Sir!


I still cower in fear during the boat ride.

/That was some trippy shiat.
 
2013-06-12 10:16:02 AM  

Tom_Slick: zappaisfrank: I still get a lump in my throat when I hear him sing "Pure Imagination".

Happy 80th, Sir!

I still cower in fear during the boat ride.

/That was some trippy shiat.


The boat ride never scared me. Then again, I read the book before watching the Gene Wilder version of that movie and found the movie to be less scary then parts in the book. At least for a 3rd grader, it was not scary.

Then again, I also saw way more scary things to me before seeing that movie. Saw a xenomorph before that movie. Saw Mecha Hitler before that movie (Yes, Mecha Hitler scared me as a little kid).
 
2013-06-12 10:39:03 AM  

sinanju: Tom_Slick: If your blue and you don't know where to go to, why don't you go where fashion fits...

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I derived a surprising amount of fun from that graphic. Thanks.

As for GW, it's a little surprising to me that he and Mel Brooks are near contemporaries. Brooks is six years older. Maybe because Brooks has always seemed like an old vaudeville comic, and Wilder was frequently cast as the "naive young man" even past 40. He must have been 40 in Blazing Saddles, for instance.
 
2013-06-12 10:42:16 AM  
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Why do people always forget to mention this??

Talkin' bout MY generation.
 
2013-06-12 10:54:46 AM  

yves0010: The boat ride never scared me.


The decapitating-the-chicken part scared me as a kid, but I'm pretty sure they edit that out now.
 
2013-06-12 11:00:02 AM  

someonelse: yves0010: The boat ride never scared me.

The decapitating-the-chicken part scared me as a kid, but I'm pretty sure they edit that out now.


It is still in there the last time I saw the movie. That was a few years ago.
 
2013-06-12 11:04:49 AM  
HBD, Mr. Wilder.

/And a lot of us still miss Gilda.   :. (
 
2013-06-12 11:06:33 AM  

perigee: [filmbalaya.files.wordpress.com image 666x360]

Why do people always forget to mention this??

Talkin' bout MY generation.


Let's assume you are a dishonest man...
 
2013-06-12 11:07:38 AM  

perigee: [filmbalaya.files.wordpress.com image 666x360]

Why do people always forget to mention this??

Talkin' bout MY generation.


And this...

upload.wikimedia.org

The scene where he plays his own wife in the flooded room is gold Jerry! It's gold!
 
2013-06-12 11:20:25 AM  
Much love for the Stir Crazy shots.  Happy Birthday to the Waco Kid!
 
2013-06-12 11:20:42 AM  
Matching the hat with the pants is fey, but matching the hat with the shoes is smart.
 
2013-06-12 11:23:12 AM  
This reminds me of that awesome story about Gene Wilder and his comments on his Wonka costume. Here's the Fark thread.

This also gives me a reason to bust out my new Mel Brooks Blu-Ray collection. Happy 80th, Mr. Wilder.
 
2013-06-12 11:25:15 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: rabidarmadillo24: I seriously thought he was dead. I haven't heard a peep out of him in so long that I just assumed he had passed.

He had Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in the late 90s/early 00s, and that pretty much knocked him out of acting
in favor of writing.


Good for him. He got out before tabloid tv and websites took over. Otherwise I could see them criticizing how old he looks as he walks out of the chemo clinic.
 
2013-06-12 11:28:51 AM  
Am I the only one with big love for "Silver Streak"?
 
2013-06-12 11:39:28 AM  

Iksar: Am I the only one with big love for "Silver Streak"?


Not at all.  It is that very rare movie that is simultaneously completely dated and yet timeless.

And proof the right cast can make any movie worth watching.
 
2013-06-12 11:54:48 AM  
It's fronkenshteen.
 
2013-06-12 11:54:53 AM  

yves0010: Thank God I decided to ignore Dane Cook, Tyler Perry and Adam Sandler in favor of Gene Wilder and Mel Brooks.


I grew up listening to George Carlin when I had tea parties with my dad,he'd actually make tea and break out his records. Those are really only the good memories I have of him. We all also watched Monty Python,History of the World and Blazing Saddles.
 
2013-06-12 12:05:58 PM  

shanteyman: He had his gift years ago.... Gilda Radner


So very much this.

*mourns*
 
2013-06-12 12:12:04 PM  

Saw a drive-in double feature in 1981 when I was a teenager: 'Stripes' and 'Stir Crazy'.


//Thought Stir Crazy was better.

///My generation had Bill Murray, Gene Wilder, & Richard Pryor. Awesome.

 
2013-06-12 12:13:14 PM  

Iksar: Am I the only one with big love for "Silver Streak"?


I saw it in a theater during it's original theatrical run. Awesome movie. I laughed every time Gene Wilder ended up getting bounced off the train and he would yell "SON OF A BIATCH!"
 
2013-06-12 12:15:52 PM  
SEDAGIVE?!?!?!?
 
2013-06-12 12:19:11 PM  

A Terrible Human: yves0010: Thank God I decided to ignore Dane Cook, Tyler Perry and Adam Sandler in favor of Gene Wilder and Mel Brooks.

I grew up listening to George Carlin when I had tea parties with my dad,he'd actually make tea and break out his records. Those are really only the good memories I have of him. We all also watched Monty Python,History of the World and Blazing Saddles.


My father and I are huge fans of Mel Brooks and any time there is a Brooks movie on. We sit down and watch it together. We both favor Blazing Saddles as his best movie (mostly because we both watched that movie first together).
 
2013-06-12 12:22:57 PM  

yves0010: We both favor Blazing Saddles as his best movie (mostly because we both watched that movie first together).


While I think that technically and comically both Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein are better movies, Spaceballs is my favorite. I used to rent that all the time from the Blockbuster near out place and in fact wore out the VHS tape of it.

Robin Hood: Men in Tights is my second favorite. Why? Because, unlike other Robin Hoods, HE spoke with a British accent.
 
2013-06-12 12:33:50 PM  

PizzaJedi81: yves0010: We both favor Blazing Saddles as his best movie (mostly because we both watched that movie first together).

While I think that technically and comically both Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein are better movies, Spaceballs is my favorite. I used to rent that all the time from the Blockbuster near out place and in fact wore out the VHS tape of it.

Robin Hood: Men in Tights is my second favorite. Why? Because, unlike other Robin Hoods, HE spoke with a British accent.


I love all his movies. If I had to list my favorites, I think it would be like this:

Blazing Saddles
Young Frankenstein
Spaceballs
Robin Hood

These 4 I could literally watch all day on a repeating play list and not mind one bit.

And yes, unlike other Robin Hoods, he did speak with a British accent. And also blew my mind that I figured out that was Wesley from Princess Bride.
 
2013-06-12 12:46:42 PM  
TimSTP:

Way underrated movie. Check it out if you've never seen it.

/also needs to give a shout out to Everything You Wanted To Know About Sex, where he falls in love with a sheep
//his final scene in the movie is probably the biggest WTF moment in the career
 
2013-06-12 12:52:49 PM  
I'd like to thank him for Woman in Red and Kelly LeBrock. Not sure he helped get her into the film, but.... Thanks, Gene
 
2013-06-12 12:57:37 PM  
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And still steady as a rock.
 
2013-06-12 01:02:24 PM  

EyeballKid: [i2.ytimg.com image 480x360]
And still steady as a rock.


But this is the hand he shoots with.

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