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genewilder

Gene Wilder in “Young Frankenstein”; Photo Bing Images

Gene Wilder
comic supreme no wiser
just watch “Young Frankenstein”
as he continues his bloodline
 
Tropical Storm Julia
you danced around us with a hula
Just another fews days of rain
Florida shakes it off with no pain

jackbenny                                                             Jack Benny;  Photo on Pinterest
 
Do ya’ll remember Jack Benny?
He was a man who loved to pinch a penny.
Perpetually thirty nine
he was a master of the pause…and punchline.

Join me today over at dVerse where I present another new form to play with.  The pub’s doors open at 3PM EST.

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  1. At the train station–Gene Wilder, Dr. Frankenstein, says to Igor, Marty Feldman: “Okay, let’s get the bags.”

    Igor responds: “Okay you take the blonde–I’ll take the brunette.”

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  2. Fun form, Gayle. Young Frankenstein, Gene Wilder, Jack Benny–love to turn to them for a spirit lift,

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  3. Fun fun fun! I grew up in Waukegan, Illinois…the home of Jack Benny. My nose was really out of joint when I was assigned to go to Thomas Jefferson Junior High instead of the new (at that time) Jack Benny Junior High! Chuckling I am……

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    • I’m so glad you had so much fun, Lillian. I loved yours today. Jack Benny was one of my favorite comedians. I can so see why your nose went out of joint! :~)

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  4. Love those, though I have to admit I never watched the movie… and I somehow missed Jack Benny…. really great play here… Like Limericks almost, but more fun.

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    • “Young Frankenstein” is one of the funniest movies ever made and was directed by Mel Brooks. Jack Benny was maybe before your time, Bjorn…I’m old. ;~) I think the Clerihew has turned out to be great fun.

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  5. Glenn Buttkus

     /  September 15, 2016

    I really get the Limerick vibe off this form too; grandiose fun. Like you, I wrote several of them; could hardly stop myself; smile.

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    • Yes, it does have that limerick vibe with the rhyming and brevity of it. It was hard to stop…we might have to do this one again some time!

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  6. Wonderful, all three! I especially like your tribute to Wilder. He was quite funny, indeed.

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  7. Gene Wilder was pretty good. I saw The Woman in Red recently. It was a funny as the first time.

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  8. ‘Were wolves?’ ‘No, there wolves.’
    He was one of a kind.

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  9. I went whoo-whoo
    reading the Benny clerihew.
    It’s true.
    Thank you.

    :-)

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  10. Loved that film Young Frankenstein too.. Jack Benny not so well known over here in the UK although I do know of him and have seen clips of him in the past..
    Lovely to catch this post Gayle in the reader.. Love and warm hugs your way xx Sue x

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  11. Man, I love this:

    “Tropical Storm Julia
    you danced around us with a hula”

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    • She just blew across the state and brought lots of rain and wind…nothing we couldn’t handle! Thank you for your visit…so glad you liked my poem.

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  12. Good poems, both! So sad to hear of Gene Wilder’s passing recently. Thanks for hosting! Fun form to try!

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  13. thanks for the memories (oh, wait, that’s Bob Hope)
    really thanks for the chuckles – what fun

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  14. These are fun to read, So sad about Gene Wilder – rip

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  15. Young Frankenstein is superb! Benny was an idol of Johnny Carson…tropical storms are hard to make fun of but you make it light. Enjoyed all.

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    • I agree, Kathy, one of the funniest movies of all time. I didn’t know that Jack Benny was an idol of Johnny Carson…I loved Johnny too! Thank you for coming by and joining in with the fun.

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  16. you write flawlessly, Gayle! :) Thank you for introducing us to a form. ;)

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  17. Great choices! Gene Wilder was such an unique character. All you had to do is look at him and he made you laugh. This is a fun and light-heated form for us to play with, Gayle. Thanks! :)

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    • That’s what I felt about Gene Wilder…just his face alone could crack you up. I needed some levity and I’m glad this form was so well received by everyone. You’re welcome! :)

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  18. Whoever can forget comic Gene Wilder and Jack Benny. They were hilarious during their times. Nearer home we are not really aware or are affected by ‘Julia’.right now though. Great cleri set Gayle! Thanks for this new form. It looks to be good for a few more times on our own in the near future.

    Hank

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    • I’m so glad you enjoyed the form, Hank, and even want to revisit it in the future. We’ll keep that in mind. Will never forget the great comics that I grew up with…so many talented ones. That storm had just blown over Florida and I just decided to add her to the mix. Thank you for coming by.

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  19. I love the way you’ve included a tropical storm in your clerihews, Gayle!

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  20. You’ve just made me want to check out “Young Frankenstein” fun pieces!

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  21. Love that pause…and punchline, especially.

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  22. Ah! Gene Wilder! I just finished reading “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” with my Grade 3 class and then we watched the movie. The very next day, we learned of his death! End of an era. Thanks for your great Clerihews and the fun prompt!

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    • I bet the kids loved the story and the movie. Gene Wilder’s version was wonderful. I was so surprised to learn of his death too. I’m happy that the Clerihew was fun for everyone…and you’re welcome!

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  23. All great foils for your clerihew poems, Gayle! Loved Benny’s deadpan glance!

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  24. Loved both of these comics and was sad to hear of the death of Gene Wilder. Great writes!

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  25. I don’t know what I was doing instead of watching Young Frankensein! I’ll have to catch up. I can I do remember Jack Benny, Yes, thanks for the memories…

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    • Hi Nan, I think you’ll enjoy the movie. It’s a very funny take on the Frankenstein story. Jack Benny was one of my favorite comedians.

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  26. Very fun. Thanks for sharing the form.

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