Sordidness Tracker, Episode 39

March 31, 2015

You Must Remember This often contains wild tales from Hollywood’s colorful past, so much so that it can become difficult to keep track of all the sordid details while you listen to it and pretend to be working, parenting, paying attention to the road, etc.  Now, there’s help.  As you listen to Star Wars Episode XIII: Walt Disney, this handy Sordidness Tracker will help you follow who was doing what to whom.

Haters, eating crow: Yes.

Cost-cutting measures for non-Dumbo-related activities: Yes.

Commie sons of bitches, alleged: Multiple (by Disney).

Income tax propagandizing by a cartoon duck: One (Donald).

Genocidal dictators mocked by a cartoon duck: One (Hitler, by Donald).

Eagles fighting octopi as a metaphor for freedom or something: Yes.

Does Karina Longworth imitate Walt Disney: No.  He is voiced by Mark Olsen.  (There is also another vocal cameo from Noah Segan.)

Does she imitate anyone: Yes, Rep. John Taber from New York’s 36th Congressional District.

Is it better than her Dustin Hoffman impression: No.  (It’s at the 9:40 mark.)

Howard Hughes, havin’ sex: Howard Hughes does not have sex in this episode.

J. Edgar Hoover, bein’ a dink: J. Edgar Hoover is not a dink in this episode.

Bambi savaged by critics: Yes.

Bambi mocked by surly teens: Yes.

13-point plans for movies from Ayn Rand and the Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals, which was a real name for something: One.

Hollywood royalty going all-in on Walt Disney: Yes (Meryl Streep).

Also mentioned: Fantasound, Nelson Rockefeller, and “special guest” Leni Riefenstahl.