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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 3, 2019

While the band is playing, Gabby Johnson looks back through his telescope. This time, the image of Bart is clearer and he can see he is a black sheriff. Gabby tries to inform the citizens of Rock Ridge that the sheriff is a... Unfortunately, the church bell happens to GONG just as he says the word. The welcoming committee wonders what he is saying. One suggests that the sheriff is near. Gabby, infuriated over being misheard, utters some authentic frontier gibberish and tries to tell them a second time. Again, the bell gongs just in time to prevent us from hearing the racial slur. As Sheriff Bart rounds the corner, the band suddenly stops playing and the citizens are aghast. Howard Johnson isn't watching and begins to read his speech, looking up only in time to utter a racial epithet. Just as Bart comes to a stop, the welcome sheriff sign suddenly rolls itself up as the citizens continue to stare.

Fr. David Mowry is a Roman Catholic priest of the Diocese of Joliet in Illinois and teaches as professor of homiletics and preaching at Mundelein Seminary. He is the chaplain of the Movies-by-Minutes community and has made guest appearances on Star Wars Minute, Indiana Jones Minute, DC Cinematic Minute, Bat Minute Returns, The Shining 2:37 Podcast, and Mean Girls Minute. For years he was fascinated by the VHS cover of Young Frankenstein before his parents ever let him see it. It was totally worth the wait.

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