The Protagonist Podcast #133: Benjamin Franklin Gates in National Treasure (Film 2004) “I’m going to steal the Declaration of Independence.”

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Todd and Joe are joined by Ben Phillips to discuss Benjamin Gates in National Treasure. We delight in the implausibilities of the plot, talk about plot versus character, and discuss judging a film based on what it’s trying to do.

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#049: Big Bird in Christmas Eve on Sesame Street (TV 1978) “I think I froze my giblets.”

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Merry Christmas, listeners! Join Joe and Todd as they talk about Big Bird in the 1978 tv special Christmas on Sesame Street. They discuss the magic of Jim Henson’s creativity and Caroll Spinney’s amazing performance in the giant yellow feathered suit. Topics include Big Bird’s innocence (and his amazing ability to learn to ice skate), Oscar the Grouch’s surprising edginess, Bert and Ernie’s top-notch acting, the violently adorable interactions between children and Grover, and to top it all off: the true meaning of Christmas.

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