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As far as I'm concerned, there's only ONE Willy Wonka and that's Gene Wilder. No disrespect to Johnny Depp, but that remake was an abomination and Tim Burton should really, really stop desecrating classic childhood films.
Diatribe aside, we're not here to talk about the quality of the 1971 Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (because there's nothing to discuss, it's PER-FEC-TION). We're here to talk about one incredibly awkward, albeit hilarious and unnoticed scene involving a certain Candy Man.
Of course, Wonka himself was a pretty messed up dude. He lived in an isolated chocolate factory surrounded by evil-maniacal little men who, despite acting like the morality police, were pretty disturbed themselves (that could have EASILY been a description of Donald Trump).
That fact aside, the Candy Man were referring to isn't Wonka, but rather Bill, the owner of the local sweet shop. Ya'll remember him right? Seemed like a perfectly nice bloke, even if he fit the stereotype of someone trying to lure innocent children with candy.
Everything is going swimmingly, Bill is singing, the kids are rocking out. They start to mainline everything in sight from lollipops to Scrumdiddlyumptious bars, galore!
It's basically the dream until it all takes a very dark turn. Take a look and please pay close attention to the right corner of the GIF:
Bill just whips open that counter nearly decapitating that poor little blonde girl! What's free-candy if you've gotta take one on the chin to get it?! Sure, Willy Wonka almost killed Veruca Salt, Violet Beauregarde, Mike Teevee, and Augustus Gloop, but he also taught them valuable life lessons, so we can excuse it!! F'in Bill—just goes to show ya can't trust a dude who calls himself the Candy Man.