As part of the Mistaken Identities series, filed under “What We’re Listening To” section, Wu and Botsplainer introduce and explain how they play audio charades using found sounds from the internet, featuring educational grooming instructions for women and clips from the movie musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang among other digital audio experiences!
As promised, for added value, MORE on musicals, drones and droning, and popular songs about car crashes, and much, MUCH more!
- Starting with more—
- Next up, in the much MUCH more category—
- Finally, what was promised—
External sounds—movie clips and songs—featured in this episode in order of appearance are as follows:
- Excerpt from the public domain video, The 1956 instructional classic, Good Grooming For Girls—available through the kindness of Prelinger Archives public domain collection.
- Carrie—the classic opening, introduction to Carrie as a gifted and notably naive character, in which Carrie’s gym classmates make a rather intimidating attempt at instruction on menstrual maintenance by throwing various feminine hygiene products at her and shouting, “plug it up.”
- The Chitty Chitty Bang Bang academy award-nominated theme song. Note that Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang the movie musical is based on Ian Flemings children’s book Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang: The Magical Car.
- From their 1975 album, A Night at the Opera Queen’s “I'm In Love With My Car” was written by drummer Roger Taylor
- The Shangri-Las 1965 number-one hit about a motorcycle (not a car) crash “Leader Of The Pack” from the album with the same name.
- The Sugarcube’s “Motorcrash” single from their 1988 album, Life’s Too Good.
- Mark Dinning’s 1959 hit single in the teenage tragedy genre, “Teen Angel.”
- The Music Box scene from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang—in which a human impersonates a wind-up music box machine doll. You’ve come a long way humans! (It’s OK to take that as sarcasm!)
- A scene from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang found @ the 15:42 mark in which Dick Van Dyke as main character Caractacus Potts explains one of his inventions, a machine that will “transmit moving pictures by wireless.”