Bonus Episode: A Tale From the Inside

Welcome to another bonus episode of Everlasting Minute.

On this episode, David welcomes one third of Chikara Pro’s reigning King of Trios, the Colony’s Resilient Rookie, Green Ant to the show. Green Ant is here to provide us with another take on Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, but this time from the inside (see the above image)

For those of you who aren’t aware the Colony is a group of ants, who have existed for most of Chikara’s history. Along with his partners, Fire Ant and Thief Ant, Green Ant won the coveted title of King of Trios in 2018, and the Colony will look to defend that title at this year’s tournament.

Green Ant and David discuss why Green Ant hold some bitterness toward Charlie Bucket, and why he believes that he’s a cheater. We also talk about his distaste for the infamous tunnel, and which of the other kids he got along with. Check out Green Ant as he wrestles at Chikara, or follow him on Twitter.

Thanks for listening!


Bonus Episode: A Decidedly Different Take on Things

Welcome to another bonus episode of Everlasting Minute.

On this episode, David welcomes one third of Chikara Pro’s Proteus Wheel, Frantik to the show. Frantik has some decidedly different ideas about the content of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory than Jason and David did throughout the run of the show.

For those of you who aren’t aware (and we do get into it on the show) the Proteus Wheel are a group of individuals genetically modified by Professor Nicodemus. They believe themselves to be superior beings, and are rudos (the lucha libre term for bad guys) in the world of Chikara.

Frantik and David discuss the demise of each of the children, and whether or not there might have been a different ending, if not for dumb luck. There is also discussion about why the chocolate river has a reddish tint.

I’d like to thank Frantik for coming on the show, and suggest that everyone go check him and the rest of the Proteus Wheel out at Chikarapro.com. Especially their match with Lucas Calhoun, Missile Assault Man, and Axel Ford from the season finale “Let’s Get Invisible”. You can also follow him on Twitter…for now.


Bonus Episode: The Leader in Wonkalytics

Welcome back! It’s only been a few short days since we wrapped up our minute by minute discussion of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. However, we were recently made aware of a video by Luke Palmer and Rhino Stew that lays out a theory that the 2013 film Snowpiercer is a direct sequel to our beloved Willy Wonka. We spend some time discussing the ideas that this video puts forth, and maybe even providing more potential for explanation based on the reading that we had about certain characters in this film, over the previous one hundred episodes.

Let us know what you think about the theory, and tweet at Chris Evans to see what he thinks.

Thank you to Luke Palmer for putting this theory out into the world.

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Episode 100: Thank You

Welcome to the final regular episode of Everlasting Minute.

In Minute 100, we have the Wonkavator flying, and we get credits and a final fade to black. David goes through the credits, and talks about a recent field trip that he took to see the film in the theater for the first time, and details some time meeting Paris Themmen and Julie Dawn Cole.

Jason and David humbly thank everyone who has been listening as we’ve gone on this journey, and everyone who will find this show in the weeks, months and years to come.

We will be back at some point with more content…maybe sooner than you can possibly imagine.

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Episode 99: Happily Ever After

Happy Friday, and welcome to the penultimate episode of Everlasting Minute.

In minute 99, Wonka gives Charlie some very exciting, if unexpected news, and explains what the purpose of the contest was. We discuss the nature of happy endings in general, and this happy ending in particular. David and Jason decide that this may be the happiest ending in film history, and they’re hard pressed to come up with a way to describe the change in circumstance for Charlie and his family. We also discuss the original novel’s outcomes for the other four children.

Thanks for listening, and we’ll see you on Monday for the final episode of Everlasting Minute.

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Episode 98: Henry Cavill’s Mustache

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

In minute 98, Charlie, Willy Wonka and Grandpa Joe break through the glass ceiling. Not that glass ceiling, unfortunately. As it breaks through the ceiling, the Wonkavator takes flight, and we get to see a high angle of the town of Nördlingen in Bavaria, Germany, which is standing in for the town that Charlie and Grandpa Joe live in. We also get a composite shot of the Wonkavator flying over the town, which is showing its age. Jason makes an off hand remark which leads to an extensive digression about hamsters, Scrabble and message boards. It doesn’t have anything to do with the movie…just go with it.

Wikipedia page for Nördlingen: Click here

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Episode 97: Squareways?

It’s Monday, and there’s only 4 episodes left of this here program. I’m getting a little misty.

In minute 97, Willy Wonka finishes explaining what a Wonakvator is. He points out that there are a whole lot of buttons, and that each button has a purpose. Wonka has pushed all of the buttons except one, and he is going to let Charlie have the honors. That button starts the Wonkavator shaking and churning, and causes Charlie to look like he’s going to be sick. The Wonkavator begins to ascend, which is somewhat worrisome. David and Jason use this episode as a springboard for discussion of the history of elevators, and take a look at the Wonkavator’s altimeter…which they have a lot of questions about. Also, David throws some minor shade at Elon Musk.

See you back here on Wednesday.

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Episode 96: Always Thumbs Up!

Happy Friday!

In minute 96, Charlie wins! Charlie finds out, as do we, that Mr. Slugworth isn’t Mr. Slugworth. Wonka explains that Charlie has won, and that he had to test him. He also introduces Charlie and Grandpa Joe to the concept of the Great Glass Wonkavator. In discussing the minute, we talk about the concept of redemption. David is very excited about a lot of stuff in this scene…almost to the point of speechlessness…on a podcast.

To end the episode, David tries his luck again at the Golden Ticket lottery scratch off.

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Episode 95: Nerds For ELM

Welcome to the middle of the week!

In minute 95, Grandpa Joe continues to rail against all that he thinks is unfair, but Wonka won’t budge. Joe plots his revenge, but Charlie is having none of it, because Charlie is actually a good and decent human being. He provides a light in the darkness that is the world. David thinks that Grandpa Joe is projecting his own feelings about himself onto Wonka. We talk about revenge, and varying ways to think of revenge. We talk about Charlie’s good deed, and the Shakespearean quote that it inspires Willy Wonka to paraphrase. David even gets a little personal talking about his faith.

Also, please tweet at Dairy Queen’s official account, and tell them how much you want a Nerds Blizzard!

Thanks for listening, and we’ll see you back here on Friday!

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Episode 94: Losing a Contest You Didn’t Know You Were Playing

Happy Monday, everyone! We are in the home stretch of the movie.

In minute 94, you lose! Well…Charlie and Grandpa Joe lose. David does his interpretation of Willy Wonka’s “good day” speech, and Grandpa Joe’s response. David finds translations for Wonka’s latin, and he and Jason try and parse what it means in the context of the film, if anything. David brings some knowledge about the history of printing copying, due to Wonka’s mention of a photostatic copy of the contract. We also talk about what Grandpa Joe’s retort to Wonka reveals about himself.

Thanks for listening!

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