When You Wish Upon a Podcast

20 - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

May 13, 2016

20/20 coincidence. Mad scientist submarine. Compared to the movie, the book was awesome – and the book was boring… 20,000 Leagues = 69,046 miles. Who was the main character? This opening scene made no sense. Phil still doesn’t know one of the character’s names. Oh hey that’s Ned, he uses a harpoon. Voyage of the Mimi. Phil’s deep sea fishing disaster and Amanda’s great whale watching. Ned’s go to song – Whale of a tale. Phil gets jinxed. Leave at least one person by the door. Science fiction things in this are actually real now. Test that makes no sense. Food kept us awake during this movie. Smoking cigars in a submarine? Phil and Amanda are outraged by the sea turtle scene but don’t care about the other things. Fake faces in the masks? Science is important. Turtle shell banjo. Laws don’t exist under water. Won the Oscar for best special effects and best art direction in 1954. Amanda rants about differences from the book. Game – Sailboat Trivia. Blow up ships because they wanted an award. Didn’t come up with a code word – rookie mistake. Notes in bottles. Cannibals and electric shocks. Fight the squid - boss level in a video game. Drunk seal. Bomb the island. You’re all going to die with me. Amanda hates Ned. Finding Nemo. At Disney World – 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea ride (1971-1994). Pull string cannon guy and staring contest cannibal. If you’re going down, don’t take everyone down with you. 20 episodes – big milestone. Next episode – Davy Crockett double feature (Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier and Davy Crockett and the River Pirates)