DENVER — A local man has confirmed to anyone who will listen that Gene Wilder, who passed away on Monday, has always been his favorite actor.
“Truth be told, I’ve only seen him in the chocolate factory movie, and didn’t he play in that television series ‘Bonanza’?” said Colorado law student Brad Palmer, 29, of the film star.
“But the chocolate factory movie is one of my all-time favorites, even if it co-starred Johnny Depp, who is a real douchebag, in my humblest opinion,” Palmer said.
“There was something very frightening about the way Gene Wilder played the role of the stern dentist father, and how he appeared to be all abusive to the child Willy Wonka, but in the end he was pretty nice,” he added. “RIP, Gene Wilder, for you will be sorely missed.”
The Dandy Goat attempted to reach Palmer for more commentary, but Palmer’s roommate Deepak said that he was too distraught to speak, and that he has not been this miserable since British singer and “Jumanji” star Robbie Williams died in 2014.