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Minute 107: Hope They’re Not Dentists

December 27, 2016

Guest Host: Pete Mummert

Pete Mummert is a co-host of the Indiana Jones Minute podcast, a show that the AV Club once hailed as “not nearly as tedious as a thing like this could potentially be.” He lives with his wife and two cats in San Francisco, a town in which the term “snow desk” only rarely enters casual conversations.

Vacation Co-Host: Nancy O’Kane

Nancy O’Kane, better known in Internet circles as “The Captain”, is much more comfortable watching movies than talking about them. Nevertheless, she has succumbed to the charms of her husband and agreed to take part in his podcast. When she’s not talking about George Kennedy and his cigars, she’s a full time student majoring in history and minoring in classics. She’s also busy being a caretaker to Rio, the most neurotic dog on the planet. Rio is afraid of thunder, lawnmowers, and plastic bags.


Vern tells Cy to go back and check the damage and report by interphone. And, according to the manifest, “there’s three doctors aboard.”

“Let’s hope they’re not dentists,” says Harris.

“They’re probably pitching in already,” says Vern to Cy, “and get anybody else that can help.” Cy gets ready to leave the cockpit.

“And,” says Vern, “find out about Gwen.” Cy nods and leaves.

In the passenger section, there is moaning and yelling. Stewardess Maria in First Class is passing out blankets. Cy points to a man being treated in his seat by a doctor.

“Put him on the walker,” says Cy to Maria, pointing at her portable oxygen bottle. “We’re going to cut off the oxygen.” Cy continues to walk to the back of the plane.

In the Tourist section, Cy tells people they can breathe normally and it’s okay to take off their masks. “Fasten your seatbelts!” he says repeatedly. An Army sergeant asks if Cy needs help. “Yeah, come on,” says Cy. They both head for the back of the plane.

Cy passes by Dr. Grant, who is working with Stewardess Ruth to bandage injured passengers. He turns to Stewardess Sally and says, “Stewardess! If there’s any brandy on board, pass it out!” He then tells Stewardess Ruth to apply pressure on a bleeding passenger.

As the camera moves further down the aisle, Sister Felice is tending to the wounded. She looks at Mr. Davidson’s injuries, but Mr. Davidson waves her off. “Oh, I’m alright, thank you,” he says.

In this minute

Whit Bissell as Mr. Davidson
Helen Hayes as Ada Quonsett
Janis Hansen as Sister Katherine Grace
Dean Martin as Vernon Demerest
Peter Turgeon as Marcus Rathbone
Patti Poulsen as Stewardess Joan
Malila Saint Duval as Stewardess Maria
Gary Collins as Cy Jordan
Reginald Fenderson as Dr. Grant
Mary Jackson as Sister Felice



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