Assume the Position With Mr. Wuhl

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Notes (5)

  • Recording: "We Will Rock You" performed by Queen courtesy of Hollywood Records and EMI Music: "We Will Rock You" by Brian Harold May courtesy of Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc. "La Vie En Rose" by Edith Piaf courtesy of WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)

  • Special Thanks Tucker Carlson David Cross Jeff Greenfield Sarah Vowell Thanks to Clyde Baldo Larry Brand Jared Cleary Debbie DuPerrieu Al Guarino Mike Lacy Neil Lerner Kate Sargeant Max Williams Comedy and Magic Club Fitzpatrick Hotel Manhattan It's a Wrap Western Costume

  • Images/Publications: • Washington Irving courtesy of Washington Irving's Sunnyside in Tarrytown, NY, a property of Historic Hudson Valley • National Basketball Association • Getty Images • "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Headless Horseman" by Joseph Holodook • Everett Collection • "Commemoration to Israel Bissell" by David Wells Roth • "Evangeline" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow courtesy of Pelican Publishing • "Miles Standish" First Classics Inc. by permission Jack Lake Productions Inc. • "The Song of Hiawatha" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow courtesy of Tuttle Publishing • "Paul Revere's Ride: The Landlord's Tale" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow courtesy of Harper Collins Publishing, Inc. • "Country Gentleman" licensed by Curtis Publishing Co. • Photo of Bill Bradley from the lens of George Kalinsky • Photo of Jesse Ventura courtesy of World Wrestling Entertainment • Photofest • Starfile • "Guinness Book of World Records" courtesy of Hit Entertainment, Ltd. • Award of Merit statuette copyright A.M.P.A.S.

  • Footage: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance courtesy of Paramount Pictures. "Man of War" courtesy International Museum of the Horse.

  • Additional Credits: Rebecca Marshall – Field Producer Will Reiser – Field Producer Samantha Black – Audience Casting Cathy Carapella – Clearances, Diamond Time, Ltd. Norman Cohen – Clearances, Diamond Time, Ltd. Liman Video Rental – Camera Equipment

Allusions (3)

  • Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Wuhl's prop cover for "C3: The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus" is a take-off on the title and poster for the third Terminator film.

  • Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Wuhl's prop cover for "The Life & Voyages of Christopher Columbus 2: The Fellowship of the Ships" is an obvious reference to the first book in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

  • Robert Wuhl: This is Washington Irving and he is our nation's first American Idol. Wuhl is referring to the popular Fox reality show, American Idol, whose competitors and winners become household names, much like Irving in his time.