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The Wilder Ride is a podcast where we look to explore and celebrate the films of Gene Wilder, using the ​movies by minutes format. Your hosts are Alan Sanders and Walt Murray, getting Wilder by the minute.

Apr 19, 2019

We open with the Sioux nation riding down upon the wagon train. The white folks circle their wagons, leaving Bart and his parents to circle their own by themselves. Eventually, the only covered wagon left is Bart's family's. An Indian Chief rides up to talk to them along with two other braves. As he notices their...


Apr 18, 2019

As Jim takes a drink it is now his turn to get some background. He asks Sheriff Bart how a dazzingly urbanite like him, wound up in a rustic setting like Rock Ridge. As Bart begins to tell his story, the music swells and we get the Blazing Saddles theme done as full orchestra with a heavy western motif. A long line of...


Apr 17, 2019

We open as The Waco Kid tells Bart all the killings got pretty gritty. Then, one day, as he was walking down the street, a voice said, "Reach for it, Mister!" The Waco Kid recalls turning around and standing face-to-face with a 6 year old kid. He threw his guns down and walked away. Then he added, "Little bastard shot...


Apr 16, 2019

We begin with Jim standing across from Bart with the chess table between them. Jim asks if Bart is ready? Bart says he is. Jim blows air across the tips of his fingers on his right hand and readies himself. He suddenly yells, Go! Sheriff Bart slaps his hands instantly around the King. But, when when opens them to reveal...


Apr 15, 2019

We open with Sheriff Bart challenging Jim's claim. He says, "Well, if you the Kid, then show me something." Jim says he could have a few years ago. He then raises his right arm. Bart says it looks steady as a rock. Then Jim brings up his left arm, which is in convulsions. Sheriff Bart immediately dismisses him, saying...