He was Very Popular

Sad, sad news. Peter Boyle died yesterday.What a Lovable Creature

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.

Two other cast members have gone on before him: Marty Feldman and Madeline Kahn. He also had a guest spot on The X-Files that won him an Emmy, if I remember correctly. Yep.

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!

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