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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.

Nov 19, 2018

The remaining episodes of our breakdown of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation are only available to our Patreon subscribers. However, we wanted to put out a short teaser of what you can expect to hear if you were to become a subscriber at the $10/month or higher level. In this excerpt, Clark Griswold is at the lingerie counter at the mall and has regressed to a 14 year old's brain. Hosts Alan Sanders and Walt Murray describe this scene and find a way to tie it to the theme of 2001: A Space Odyssey, aka, Also Sprach Zarathustra. You may never think of that piece of music the same way ever again. 

If you want to get the entire episode, come join The Wilder Ride on Patreon by going to Sign up at the, "You deserve a toast with the Waco Kid," level or higher and you can be guaranteed to get access to all of the remaining episodes of Christmas Vacation. And, if you missed it, you can go back and catch up on the Halloween special, Poltergeist. 

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