Sad, sad news. Peter Boyle died yesterday.
Most will remember him as Raymond’s dad.
Forever, for me, he will be Gene Wilder’s creation in Young Frankenstein.
In the dining room…
Dr. Frankenstein: As the minuteness of the parts formed a great hindrance to my speed, I resolved therefore to make the Creature of gigantic stature. Of course, that would simplify everything.
Inga: In other words, his veins, his feet, his hands, his organs, would all have to be increased in size.
Dr. Frankenstein: Exactly.
Inga: He would have an enormous schwanzstucker.
Dr. Frankenstein: That goes without saying.
Igor: He’s going to be very popular.
He’s finally found the Sweet Mystery of Life…
UPDATE: Here’s a very sweet tribute from his niece, Clare Duffy.
The Anchoress wonders why CBS removed it’s tribute post – was it self-censorship – in other words, “people” might be offended by “Holy Crap!”. So let me get this straight… It’s okay to say every 5 minutes in a sitcom, but not okay to mention in homage of the man who immortalized the words in such a hilarious way? Or is it “situational censorship”? Well, “Holy Crap!!” on that!