When You Wish Upon a Podcast

21 - Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier and Davy Crockett and the River Pirates

May 20, 2016

Davy Crockett double feature! American folklore with a cool guy. Two movies - five segments. Native American disclaimer. Coonskin caps and theme song. Don’t be an idiot, listen to Davy. Guns vs arrows. Cheesy battle sequences and bad acting. Alligator fight and nature scenes. Looking for a place to settle down even though he’s already settled. Davy loves fringe. Davy pulls a Robin Hood. Put up your dukes! Other people are allowed to have coonskin caps? Not much good at speechifying. Running for elected office. Phil convinces other people not to run against him. Comedic Congressman. Names his gun Betsy. Stick around for the vote. History of the Alamo? Does Davy die? Game – Davy Crockett Trivia. State of Franklin. Prequel to the first movie. Nerd interlude – Davy looks like John Sheppard from Stargate Atlantis. $1000 boat ride ($18,538). Unequal prizes for this race. This isn’t “Weirdo Captain and the River Pirates”. Green screen rapid acting. White water rafting adventures. Trick shot competition. Picking up a hitchhiker and his livestock. Race to the finish with the Pittsburgh Punch! Mike’s old hat fit his personality. The Bonanza and JJ McGuillicuddy. Davy wins because it’s his movie. Replacing Andrew Jackson on the $20. Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes (1971-1994.)Ay Oh River! We didn’t hate it. Changing the actor’s name for France. Next episode – Lady and the Tramp