Tuesday, May 05, 2009

No, they're doing the work of the Lord. In a Ferrari, they can just do it faster.


Dom DeLuise: Rest in peace, roly-poly bringer of joy.

If there was ever a comic actor that I wanted to pinch the cheeks of it was DeLuise. He just seemed that lovable.

My personal favorite DeLuise bit from Blazing Saddles:



9 comments:

HarrySTruman2 said...

Goodbye Captain Chaos :(

Arkonbey said...

Mark Evanier's got a nice remembrance on his site. By all accounts, a really nice guy.

I'm always torn by that Blazing Saddles scene. I HATE the breaking of the 4th wall in the movie, but, damn, Dom was so hilarious in it!

Don Snabulus said...

Thanks for a lot of great memories!

Randal Graves said...

Your YouTube is eating your American Flag, commie.

Dean Wormer said...

Harry and don-

Yup.

arkonbey-

That's funny because that 4th wall thing has always bugged me as well but partly I think because it almost feels like Brooks ran out of a way to end the movie. Considering how clever it is up to that point it just feels weird.

randal-

Youtube is eating America. Not just the flag.

Lockwood said...

I honestly thought he was already dead. I also thought it was irrelevant because he was so timeless; I could imagine him appearing in roles in any sort of dramatic production of the last centurty.

Arkonbey said...

@Dean: wait. we may have just agreed on a pop culture thing.

Dean Wormer said...

Lockwood-

He did seem much younger than he actually was. Maybe it's that way with comedians. Hmmm.

Arkonbey-

I'm not TOTALLY unreasonable. :)

mwb said...

Still an awesome movie and Don was so great.

He'll be missed.