Originally Posted by Caslon
"Silver Streak." A later Gene Wilder movie with Richard Pryor. He and Pryor are trying to get past baddies at a train station. He goes to the station's mens room and needs to look and act black to walk with Richard Pryor past the bad guys. He's at the men's room mirror smearing black shoe polish on his face, funnily pep talking to himself that he can pass himself off as a cool hip black dude walking with another black dude. "shake it, but don't break it."
Omigosh! That was such a goofy movie. Every stereotype and cliche in the world. Loved the two "dudes" in the train station. Yep, he's definitely gonna fool everyone.
Wilder was so fun and seemed like a really nice guy. Now he's making mayhem with Gilda Radner. What a pair!
He will be sorely missed.
Farewell Dr. Fraaahhnkensteeeen!