Minute 029: I Vunder Vhere Guenter Wendt?

August 09, 2018

The crew of Apollo 13 is suiting up for launch.

“Ah! Guenter Wendt!” says Lovell to the Pad Leader.  “I vunder vhere Guenter Wendt?” says Lovell. Gunter smiles.

“Jim!” says Guenter. “You walk on the Moon, ya?”

“Ya, ya – we walk and –” Jim winces as the technician applies alcohol to the heart sensor. “And ve talk on ze Moon.”

The men continue suiting up, technicians applying medical sensors on each astronaut.

Meanwhile, at the Safari Inn Motel, a sign reads “OCEAN VIEW, COLOR TV, GOOD LUCK APOLLO 13”

Marilyn is taking a shower in her hotel room. As she rubs soap in her hands, her wedding ring pops off, and promptly slides down the drain.  She gasps. Tugging frantically at the drain cover, she can’t budge it out of the way.  She turns off the water and still tries to get the drain cover off.


Jim Lovell: Tom Hanks
Jack Swigert: Kevin Bacon
Fred Haise: Bill Paxton
Guenter Wendt: Endre Hules
Marilyn Lovell: Kathleen Quinlan

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