Episode 81: Spa Day

Happy Friday, everyone!

In minute 81, we’ve got nonsense and relish! Veruca wants a golden goose, and someone finally tells her “no”. This causes Mr. Salt to insult Wonka, and Veruca to start to sing. David does some digging to figure out where Wonka’s little sing song phrase in this minute comes from. We also go into some discussion about the origin and meaning of Easter eggs.

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Episode 80: Taxonomical Categories

It’s the middle of the week!

In minute 80, it’s Easter! Well, it’s not, but that’s not going to stop Wonka from trying to get ahead for next year. Grandpa Joe and Charlie are on the ground, and they have caught back up with the rest of the group. Jason and David agree that Mike Teevee is an idiot. Jason doesn’t enjoy Patton Oswalt. David relays a fable. We also talk about geese in the real world, and Jason brings up pelicans. Finally, Willy Wonka doesn’t understand omelettes.

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Episode 79: Decompression Sucks

I know what you’re thinking…ugh…another Monday.

But it’s another Monday of Everlasting Minute! In minute 79, Charlie and Grandpa Joe have hit their ceiling. I mean…the ceiling. We find out about the releasing of gas from the stomach through the mouth. We talk about everything from Space Quest III to Uranus. It’s all for the greater good…yarp.

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Episode 78: High School Physics

Happy Friday!

In minute 78, Charlie and Grandpa Joe are still flying around. They fancy themselves rockets, birds, and shooting stars. David continues to have a low opinion of Grandpa Joe, and we end up blaming him for the episode getting a little off track. We go on a tangent about centripetal/centrifugal force, and talk about composite shots.

Have a great weekend!

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Episode 77: Questionable Physics

It’s your midweek sweet treat!

In minute 77, we’re talking all about Fizzy Lifting Drinks. Grandpa Joe proves that he has no integrity, no sense, and no understanding of physics. David has very strong feelings about Grandpa Joe in this scene, and wastes no time talking about it. Grandpa Joe abuses Charlie’s trust in him…providing a fine example of parenting for Jason. As the title suggests, we also discuss the questionable physics in this scene.

Come back on Friday for the next minute.

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Episode 76: Everlasting Minute After Dark (Parental Discretion is Advised)

It’s going to be a good Monday.

In minute 76, things get a little…adult. We continue with the lickable wallpaper, and Wonka is not pleased with Veruca when she questions him about Snozzberries. He then leads them into a room with a lot of bubbles, and Grandpa and Charlie make a very bad choice. We discuss the nature of the Snozzberry, and how the word took on a new meaning in the late 70s, thanks to Mr. Roald Dahl. We also talk about artificially flavored banana candies, a couple more literary references, and what would happen if you took candy to Dairy Queen.

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Episode 75: Lickable Wallpaper Lifehack

Happy Friday!

We’re three quarters of the way through the movie. In minute 75, Violet and Mr. Beauregarde take their leave, and we head into a hallway with lickable wallpaper. We talk about the continued uncomfortability of Denise Nickerson’s blueberry costume. We discuss the origin of the literary quote that Willy Wonka dispenses in this minute, and the misunderstandings of childhood. We also see another example where the context of the literary quotes help us understand why it’s being used in this moment. Toward the end of the episode, David brings the episode to a screeching halt. We finish the episode by talking about the logistics of lickable wallpaper.

See you next week!

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Episode 74: Wonka’s Sense of Humor

Happy Wednesday!

In Minute 74, we’re continuing to deal with Violet’s transformation. The Oompa Loompas moralize, and Mr. Beauregarde is very concerned for his daughter’s well being. We talk about this version of the Oompa Loompa song, and whether or not it’s diegetic. David breaks down the lyrics, trying to figure out what they’re getting at this time. We discuss how difficult it must have been to be Denise Nickerson for the shooting of this scene, and talk about the costume that she had to stay in for long stretches. There’s also a discussion about the gum chewing habits of our hosts.

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Episode 73: Was The Gum Real?

It’s a brand new week!

In minute 73, Violet is chewing away at a piece of gum, and it has extremely unintended results. We talk about the rather blase attitudes of several members of the tour. We also talk about the very quick change in Mr. Beauregarde’s attitude, and the fact that he is apparently very fond of sour cream. We talk a bit about the logistics of inflating Violet’s costume, and how that may have affected the on set dialogue recording. We also discuss the possibility that a famous comedian may have gotten his stage persona from this very minute…

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Episode 72: Educational Wonka

Happy Friday!

In minute 72, Wonka continues to show off his revolutionary, non-pollutionary, mechanical wonder. We see the machine doing its thing, and we get a finished product, which, since it’s gum, Violet is very into. We talk some of the behind the scenes of this machine, focusing specifically on the bees…or the “bees”. Also, Jason has a question about Gene Wilder’s voice over during the machine montage.

Thanks for listening, and we’ll see you back here on Monday.

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