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Episode 57- Indiana Jones: The Trilogy + 1

It’s Indiana Jones week on Rewatchability– we rewatched Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Temple of Doom, The Last Crusade, and apparently The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull wasn’t a fever dream I had in 2008, it was a real movie. Made by adults…. *cough*

Are the first three as good as we remember? Is the fourth one as bad as we remember? To find out download the link below, or better yet, subscribe on iTunes! And be sure to follow us on Twitter!

Episode 57- Indiana Jones: The Trilogy + 1

WARNING: the podcast contains strong language and immature subject matter, please be advised. In case of emergency, find a lead-lined fridge.


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Top 5 Minor INDIANA JONES Characters

In anticipation of Episode 57, in which we’ll discuss the Indiana Jones series, we’ve compiled our Top 5 Minor Indiana Jones Characters. When we say minor, we mean minor—not Sallah or Marcus, we’re talking about the people who support the supporting characters such as–

5. The Librarian Who Thinks His Stamp is Magical

One of the highlights of The Last Crusade is a comic interlude involving a librarian simultaneously stamping books as Indy smashes through a, probably priceless, ancient mosaic floor. Most librarians can hear a teenager whispering, or opening an unauthorized beverage from a mile away, but for some reason this guy doesn’t notice the flagrant vandalism occurring right under his nose. He then uses inductive reasoning to conclude that his small rubber stamp is responsible for the loud metal clanging sound echoing through the room. We love that guy.

4. The Monkey

Perhaps the most diabolical character in the franchise is The Monkey from Raiders of the Lost Ark. He initially befriends Marion and Indy, only to be revealed to be a spy for that guy with the eye patch, who works with Belloq or something. The Monkey starts out a loveable animal sidekick (like Toto) then turns into something more sinister (like the band Toto). He is so evil that he even gives a Nazi salute at one point (and Thora Birch thought she had Monkey Trouble, at least her monkey wasn’t a damn Nazi).

3. Sacrifice Guy

There’s no one in the Indiana Jones films who we sympathize with more than this guy—the poor schlub in The Temple of Doom who has his heart ripped out of his chest to both sacrifice his life to the gods and instill terror in every child who grew up in the ‘80s. Anyone who’s been through a break-up knows how this guy feels… also anyone who watched Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

2. Hitler

Okay, so he’s not the “best” character, in fact, he’s downright evil. However, there’s no denying he’s one of the most significant cameos of the series, even Indiana Jones seemed a little starstruck—so much so that Indy doesn’t even consider shooting the megalomaniacal dictator who’s standing like 6 inches away. Seriously, think about the future Dr. Jones! Stopping the Nazis from getting the Holy Grail is one thing, shooting their leader in the head unexpectedly is quite another.

1. Sword Fighting Man

Maybe the scene that best defines Indiana Jones as a character: after a skilled swordsman demonstrates his skills, Indy casually unholsters his gun and shoots him in a very unsportsmanlike manner. Famously, there was supposed to be an elaborately choreographed sword fight scene, but in yet another case of laziness begetting artistic brilliance, Harrison Ford suggested that Indy should just shoot the guy instead, thus creating cinematic history, but also robbing the poor actor of several minutes of screen time.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS

The Knight from The Last Crusade

 

 

 

 

“He chose wisely, act a little more excited!”

Shortround from The Temple of Doom

 

 

 

 

“Indy, people are starting to talk about how much time you’re spending with your little friend…”

Everyone in Marion’s bar from Raiders of the Lost Ark

 

 

 

 

“They should make some kind of Cheers-type sitcom about these guys.”

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Episode 31- Air Force One

Set in an alternate reality where the President of the United States is a kick-ass action hero, and where no one ever comments: “Doesn’t our president look a lot like Han Solo?” Air Force One is an over-the-top action movie that finds Harrison Ford’s President James Marshall defending his plane from Russian terrorists led by Commissioner Gordon/Sirius Black/Beethoven himself, Gary Oldman. We hadn’t seen it since way back in the olden days of 1997. How did it hold up? Get off my plane and download the episode to find out.

Episode 31- Air Force One

MUSIC: This week’s featured artist is The Schomberg Fair

WARNING: the podcast contains strong language and immature subject matter, please be advised.

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