I have a confession to make, I never really liked Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Gene Wilder was a brilliant comedian and he made the part as funny as possible, but I thought Willy Wonka was an obnoxious jerk. So, since the Friday Frivolity crew decided to have a Gene Wilder theme, I thought I'd share my five favorite Gene Wilder movies that I thought were so much better than his most popular role.
The Little Prince
To me, Gene Wilder will always be the fox.
I had to sift through quite a few clips to find one that was family friendly enough for the blog. If coarse language offends you, you want to avoid this film.
The World's Greatest Lover
Sometimes he didn't even have to say a word to be hysterical.
The remake was good, but Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder are The Producers.
And I will end with my favorite Gene Wilder movie moment.
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Now on to the link-up! 😀
I love the ephemeral photos in Lisa Pomerantzster's Wordless Wednesday post about the Goddess Toga Party complete with a Minotaur in the middle of the maze. What a fun party it must have been.
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Lisa/Syncopated Mama says
Ha - I had such a hard time finding family-friendly clips for his movies, too. I finally just gave up! #FridayFrivolity
It wasn't easy, especially Blazing Saddles.
Jamie @ Medium Sized Family says
LOVE Young Frankenstein! 🙂
Everyone was quoting Willy Wonka when he passed and I was singing Putting on the Ritz.
Lisa Pomerantz says
Oh Audrey how you made my day! Featured! M'wah to you! and all the frivologists at #FridayFrivolity As for Gene, we lost a good one. RIP. Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, soooooo very good. Again, <3 <3 <3 to you! #FridayFrivolity
Audrey Humaciu says
The party looks like it was so much fun, especially the maze!