Funny thing about Gene Wilder—when he entered my awareness, it was the early eighties and he was in The Woman in Red. Kelly LeBrock was way more in the mid-eighties public consciousness than is remembered. All off of two movies and Woman in Red was one of them. And I’ve never seen it. I think my mom and sister used to watch it. Maybe. Maybe not. We watched Young Frankenstein somewhat regularly—it’s one of my wife’s favorite movies—and I saw Willy Wonka at school at least once a year for a while. I heard about Wilder’s funnier, R-rated comedies—Blazing Saddles, Stir Crazy, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (which I swear my mom tried renting for me and my best friend once, but we didn’t see it then—Wilder plays Dr. Doug Ross). I saw The Producers in my preteens, then finally Blazing Saddles around fourteen or fifteen. I wanted to see Haunted Honeymoon because I liked haunted house movies as a kid, but still haven’t. I saw See No Evil, Hear No Evil when it came out on VHS. Silver Streak I finally saw as an adult. Gene Wilder made a whole bunch of classic movies for almost twenty years. The great ones in that run are truly great comedies. He pretty much retired after Gilda Radner’s death; I might have tried his “Something Wilder” TV show but I can’t remember, but actually probably not. You can’t do better than Young Frankenstein.