November 07, 2002

WILL & WONKA: Tonight's episode

WILL & WONKA: Tonight's episode of "Will & Grace" marked the welcome return to American comedy of one of its all-time masters, Gene Wilder. The star of "The Producers," "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," "Young Frankenstein," and numerous collaborations with Richard Pryor, Wilder all but disappeared from public view after the mid-'80s death of his wife, legendary original "Saturday Night Live" cast member Gilda Radner. "Will & Grace" has long been known for putting together great roles for guest stars, from Matt Damon to Michael Douglas, and Wilder is certainly no exception- tonight's performance as Will's mentally unbalanced boss indicates that one of the great comedic actors of the late 20th century has still got it.

Posted by Stephen Silver at November 7, 2002 11:00 PM
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