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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.

Feb 28, 2019

The Wilder Ride welcomes as its first guest of season two, podcaster Jim O'Kane. Jim brings his expertise in railroads and Western history to the discussion of the opening scene of Blazing Saddles. After squaring off on each side of the tracks the railroad workers, led by Bart, enter into a battle of wits with Lyle and his crew. Lyle tries to taunt them with a request for a "slave" song. Bart restrains some of his fellow workers from becoming physical, choosing instead to sing a different kinds of song. After their Cole Porter rendition, Lyle demands a different song and this is where the minute ends.

Our guest on today's show is Jim O'Kane, the Grand Poo-Bah of the Loyal Order of Water Buffalo of the Movies by Minutes group on Facebook. He is also behind such podcasts as The Rocketeer Minute, Apollo13 Minute and many more. 

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