Gene Wilder And Gilda Radner Were Comedy’s Original Power Couple

Willy Wonka + Roseanne Roseannadanna = MAGIC

1. Before Will and Amy…

Now divorced, that means no more artistic photographs in dope white jackets…

*cries*

2. …And Megan and Nick…

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Karen Walker and Ron Swanson I CAN DIG IT.

3. There was a comedy power couple that overshadowed them all: Gene and Gilda.

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4. Take the original Willy Wonka from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory…

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Yeah, the guy from that popular meme.

5. Pair him with one of the original cast members of “Saturday Night Live”…

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6. And you get COMEDY GOLD.

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7. She won an Emmy for playing characters like Roseanne Roseannadanna.

8. He was neurotic Leo Bloom in The Producers.

He’s the one with the blanket…

9. They met on the set of Hanky Panky and in her book Gilda said it was “love at first sight.”

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On the set of another film, “Haunted Honeymoon.”

10. Now let’s all take a minute to admire their adorableness.

12. They were Instagram BEFORE it even existed.

13. Jim in Blazing Saddles + Emily Litella.

15. Baba Wawa + Dr. Frankenstein.

17. Sadly, Gilda Radner passed away in 1989 at the age of 42 from ovarian cancer.

18. Since then, her book “It’s Always Something” has inspired many, as does her excellent work in comedy and theater.

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19. Gene Wilder has since remarried and has shifted his focus to writing novels.

20. But in our hearts and memories, they’ll always be the ultimate comedy power couple.

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