Young Frankenstein Episode 16: Walking that line between 30s horror and comedy

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Young Frankenstein Episode 16: Walking that line between 30s horror and comedy

Now that Dr. Frankenstein has debarked the train, he is all alone on a fog-filled platform in the dark of night. He hears a strange sound of something approaching. That something turns out to be a strange, hump-backed man with bulging eyes who has been sent to meet him at the station. However, before they can leave, a rather funny conversation ensues over how to pronounce Dr. Frankenstein’s name. Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder walk the line between horror and comedy in perfect fashion in Young Frankenstein. We love how a “comedy” can be such a love letter to the classic Frankenstein horror films of the 30s. They never go too far into horror, while making sure to provide plentiful doses of comedy.

Our guest today on The Wilder Ride is one of the hosts of the Minute: Impossible podcasts, Jonathan Howell, who has admitted to us (in confidence) he has always been a fan of Gene Wilder and of Young Frankenstein.

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