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Something Wilder 

Gene Bergman tries to get through life with his considerably younger wife Annie and their four-year-old twins.
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Complete series cast summary:
Gene Wilder ...  Gene Bergman 15 episodes, 1994-1995
Hillary B. Smith ...  Annie Bergman 15 episodes, 1994-1995
Ian Bottiglieri Ian Bottiglieri ...  Gabe Bergman 15 episodes, 1994-1995
Carl Michael Lindner Carl Michael Lindner ...  Sam Bergman 15 episodes, 1994-1995
Jake Weber ...  Richie Wainwright 15 episodes, 1994-1995
Gregory Itzin ...  Jack Travis 15 episodes, 1994-1995
Raegan Kotz Raegan Kotz ...  Katy 15 episodes, 1994-1995
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Gene Wilder plays Gene Bergman, a father to 4-year-old twins and a husband to his wife, Annie, who is considerably younger. They have left a fast-paced New York lifestyle and moved to New England, where they've settled in to raise their children. The series follows them as they deal with things such as neighboring relatives and where to send their children to school.

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English

Release Date:

1 October 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Quel pasticcione di papà See more »

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Jennifer Grey was originally cast as Annie, but was replaced when test audiences disapproved of the two leads' age differences in the pilot. See more »

Quotes

Gene Bergman: (to Jack Travis) The most diffacult task is to raise a family.
Brain: (reading) Gene, The hardest thing to do is: avoiding taxes
Gene Bergman: (angry at being out smarted) Are you just here to state the obvious.
Brain: (still reading) No, I'm here to point out your obvious shortcomings.
Gene Bergman: Why don't I just get rid of him.
Brain: (Still reading) Because I figure out your Income Tax for free.
Jack Travis: He's got you on a Technacality there Gene.
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Still remember after all this time
23 October 2012 | by dthauserSee all my reviews

I really like Gene Wilder, I think Frisco Kid was one of his really great movies. I watched it several months ago for the first time in years. My late father was a big fan of that movie as well. I caught about the first half of Young Frankenstein a couple weeks ago as well. Teri Garr used to be in so many movies back in the day.

I was just noticing after reading his IMDb page that Gene wasn't in a ton of movies or shows like many actors these days. He must have done more stage productions and/or was extremely picky about the roles he accepted, which I admire in actors who don't take every job that comes their way. Harrison Ford, his co star in Frisco Kid is that way. Not a huge resume of movies, he obviously limited himself to what he thought would be good or maybe even the co stars had a lot to do with his decisions??

I remember Something Wilder, specifically the Alice Cooper episode. It's been so long, I thought Alice was cast in the show. That may have been the only episode I ever watched, which may be why I assumed he was part of the series. It reminds me of Steven Tyler on Two and a Half Men, maybe they should have had Alice as a permanent part of the show?? :-)

What I do remember was it being funny and I did enjoy it. It would have been nice to see him in a hit show that let later generations get to enjoy his talent before he's no longer around. At least most of his work is available on DVD.

Everyone should have their kids watch his version of Willy Wonka, it's certainly the best of the two. Just my opinion, oughtta be yours. ;-)

Take care....


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