Gene Wilder’s Greatest Scenes from “Young Frankenstein” (Things We Love)

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, who became one of the greatest comedic actors of his generation with roles in films like Willy Wonka and the Chocolate FactoryBlazing Saddles, and Young Frankenstein, died at his home in Connecticut on Monday at the age of 83.

Wilder was a frequent collaborator with comedy legend Mel Brooks – including his first feature film starring role, 1967’s The Producers, for which Wilder was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor – as well as stand-up icon Richard Pryor with films like Stir Crazy, Silver Streak, and See No Evil, Hear No Evil.

Later in his , Wilder shifted away from acting (his last role was the Emmy-winning guest spot on Will & Grace in 2003) and focused on his writing, publishing a memoir in 2005 and several novels between 2007 and 2013.

While there are countless scenes one could pull to honor Wilder and his remarkable , 1974’s Young Frankenstein, to which Wilder co-wrote the Oscar-nominated screenplay with Brooks, certainly contains some of his best. Courtesy of YouTube user videobiker and 20th Century Fox, here’s a compilation of some of the funniest scenes from one of the greatest comedies ever made featuring the irreplaceable Wilder.

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