Star from 1971 "Willy Wonka" surprised fans when he appeared on Jeopardy


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It suddenly occurs to me that I cannot once recall reading anyone propose a gritty re-imagining wherein adult versions of Teavee, Salt, Beauregard, and Gloop return to the Factory to seek revenge. But I probably just haven’t been looking in the right places.


Not til you’re twelve, son.


Star? Everybody knows Veruca Salt is the star.


Understandable. His television appearance in Wonka didn’t go that well.


They form a private equity investor group to buy out Wonka, leverage the portfolio until the factory is driven into bankruptcy, then sell the trademarks to Hershey for pennies on the dollar.


Mr Mike Teavee was a bit of an attention whore for conventions. I remember being on staff of an early furry convention back in the late 90s and us getting a request to be a guest. Not sure if he really understood or cared that the topic was anthro animals and not old movies.


Wow, so Wonka did figure out how to make him normal-sized again. Good to know.


and the woman who played her is the author of the least-exciting “tell-all” book I’ve ever read. I believe I picked up the e-book because it was free that day.


IOTW, Wizard of Oz?


Remember the scene with the lickable wallpaper for nursery walls? “Lick an orange. It tastes like an orange. Lick a pineapple, it tastes like a pineapple. Go ahead, try it! Try some more, the strawberries taste like strawberries! The snozzberries taste like snozzberries!”

I thought that snozzberry was just a silly word that Roald Dahl made-up for the book, but today I learned that in a later book he also used the word snozzberry as a euphemism for penis.


Because it was free and you (like me) probably learned about it here:


Based on the video still I thought he was trans, too. But apparently that’s a different contestant.


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