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.

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Episode 93: A Half Minute

Happy Friday!

In minute 93, Wonka assures Charlie that there is no need to worry about the other kids. Wonka blows Grandpa Joe and Charlie off, which Grandpa Joe does not take very well. We get to see Willy Wonka’s office, which is fascinating. We discuss the fact that Grandpa Joe and Charlie don’t seem to have any recollection of what they’ve done wrong. We also discuss the state of Wonka’s office, and why it’s that way from both an in-universe and real world perspective…if possible. We discuss parallels to Alice In Wonderland, and whether Willy Wonka is missing a part of himself. We end this episode with a new segment.

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Episode 92: Complete Lack of Responsibility 101

It’s Wednesday!

In minute 92, the Oompa Loompas finish their final song, and point out that books don’t have commercials. Wonka, Grandpa Joe and Charlie are back in their street clothes, and Wonka goes through his mail. He has already basically forgotten about the Bucket family, and is extremely nonchalant about the fates of the other kids. David discusses the issues that he has with the Oompa Loompa choreography, and how much it has made him cringe over the years. Wonka needs to get back to the Queen, and Grandpa Joe plots to kite Willy Wonka’s checks.

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Episode 91: Giving the Undertaker a Run For His Money

It’s another Monday, and another week of Everlasting Minute!

In minute 91, Dodo Denney is doing yeoman’s work with facial expressions and physical acting. She really knocks it out of the park for the less than 30 seconds she’s in. She is, of course, distressed at the thought of her son being put into a taffy pulling machine…which seems like a nice way of saying “The Rack”. We also get the final Oompa Loompa song, which is also the most dramatic and menacing. We decide that Grandpa Joe is the Honey Badger of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Also, Jason points out that this movie quotes two songs that would be released over 20 years later. We also discuss another Shakesperean quote.

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Episode 90: The Taffy Pulling Is Interesting

Happy Friday!

In minute 90, we find out that a million pieces of something take a long to put together. Grandpa Joe makes an awful (but funny) dad joke. Mike appears to be conscious during the transportation process, which leads to a discussion about the transportation process in the Star Trek universe. Mike is now so small he can fit into his mother’s purse, and Mike is unhappy about it, and trying to let his mother know it. We finish by discussing the flexibility of small children

Credit for the transcription of Mike Teevee’s dialogue: http://wonkadotcom.tripod.com/script.html

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Episode 89: Me Turn Knob. Me See Cowboy. Cowboy Go Bang Bang.

Another Wednesday, and time for your mid-week sweet treat!

In minute 89, Charlie takes the chocolate bar that Mike Teevee doesn’t have the imagination to realize is actually there. Everyone has different ideas for what this technology could lead to, including David. Mike Teevee, of course, wants to use it on himself, and does just that…without permission. In doing so, he gets divided into a million pieces. Jason compares his parenting technique to a hockey great. We discuss the history of the TV dinner, and Jason gets judgmental about the use of them for lunches. We also talk about Wonkavision as a tool for bettering humanity.

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Episode 88: Everything Always Comes Back to Nickelback

It’s a brand new week! Thanks for starting it with us!

In minute 88, Mike Teevee is interrupting Willy Wonka, and explains television poorly. Wonka explains how he created Wonkavision…poorly. Also, we realize how much of this scene is lost in translation with today’s television technology. Jason explains his version of 4K to David. We briefly discuss video formats, and why formats end up being adopted. Jason makes a Star Trek reference that completely goes over David’s head. Wonka gives us another literary quote, and we talk Lewis Carroll’s gifts to the literary canon.

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Episode 87: Gotta Grind Those Rails

Happy Friday!

In minute 87, bubbles, bubbles, everywhere…but not the same kind we previously saw. The WonkaMobile goes through the Hsawaknow, and comes out clean and dry through the magic of dry cleaning. Grandpa Joe lets us know about his hygiene habits, and Mike Teevee thinks that the ride was pretty pointless. We are also introduced to a new room with a camera in it. David comes up with a new system of measurement. Jason gets ahead of himself. Jason tries to use Japanese terms, but gets them confused, so we learn a few new Japanese terms. We also talk about John Joseph Merlin, who is the first known maker of roller skates, and, an inventor of clockwork robots/automatons…in the 18th century.

We’ll see you back here next week!

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