Oompa LoomPacino

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I've got another puzzle for you
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Why are there seven Al Pacinos?
Pop artist Dave MacDowell takes on Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, with Al Pacino Oompa-Loompas. Say hello to my little candy friend!

While I loved the Tim Burton version of the film, I always have a special spot in my pop culture heart for the Oompa-Loompas. It may have something to do with my summer working at a candy factory making Willy Wonka candies. True story. (Thanks to Funktards for reminding me about MacDowell.)

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  1. I have to admit, I have also always had a soft place in my heart for the Ooompa Loompas, but I think that comes from repeated viewing of the Gene Wilder film and reading the original Roald Dahl book constantly...

  2. The Gene Wilder version definitely has a creepier vibe.