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Desc:The Imposter Wonka teaches you magic tricks which require purchase of his products.
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Tags:nerds, willy wonka, kiddie shows, Not Gene Wilder
Submitted:cognitivedissonance
Date:06/15/14
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joelkazoo - 2014-06-15
I remember seeing this guy when I was a kid at the Children's Emporium at the Minnesota State Fair back in 1988, along with a guy who called himself "The Carfoonist" (who I actually was a bit of a pen-pal with back when I wanted to be a cartoonist).
namtar - 2014-06-16
I don't think I like this regeneration of Wonka; his companions seem a little shitty too.
Bort - 2014-06-16
Perhaps this is the Master? I always wondered how he blew through so many regenerations; perhaps some of them were spent posing as a confectioner with a factory of death. The Oompa-Loompas are clearly victims of a tissue compression accident.

Xenocide - 2014-06-16
Keep in mind, we never actually saw what Slugworth looked like...

BiggerJ - 2014-06-16
I've wondered about the guy Wonka got to impersonate Slugworth. It's not like Wonka to, you know, interact with an ordinary everyday person. My theory is that he's a robot/golem made of candy that looks exactly like a human and was created so that Wonka would have something resembling a normal friend. Perhaps he looks like the real Slugworth because Wonka wished he could be friends with a fellow high-profile chocolatier instead of enemies.

BHWW - 2014-06-16
This Wonka looks more like the sinister head of a travelling carnival.

cognitivedissonance - 2014-06-16
This guy is now a much sought after warm-up comedian for sitcom audiences. The other video I posted as an article with his story, and it's fascinating. He played Wonka for twenty years, had a TV kiddie show, did a bunch of sleazy "how to pick up chicks with magic tricks" videos, and seems like a cool guy.

But the thing I notice is that Johnny Depp definitely took his characterization in the Tim Burton remake from this guy. He's got a weird, lounge act way of talking that I just find creepy.
Old People - 2014-06-16
I like this sleazy man, and I'm glad he was a success.

infinite zest - 2014-06-16
Wonka's wedding ring's kind of breaking the illusion for me
BiggerJ - 2014-06-16
He successfully temporarily isolated the concept of candy and married it. Fickelgruber forever regretted asking the question that began, "If you like candy so much..."

Bort - 2014-06-16
Yeah, it's like in the host segment of "Horror of Party Beach" where the Roman lady describes Mike Nelson as "average", and he goes into ladies' man mode, while wearing a wedding ring. Granted, he's actually married to the Roman lady in real life, but it still weirds me.

... Just imagine Mike Nelson as the Willy Wonka magician guy. I feel like we've been deprived of something special.

Bort - 2014-06-16
Mitt Romney's secret other life.
chumbucket - 2014-06-16
The Alliance Of Magicians took care of him quietly after this.
baleen - 2014-06-16
That Veruca and her petulant moping.
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