Minute 096: My Jimmy Could Land It

May 04, 2020

Blanch Lovell is talking to her granddaughter, Susan.

“Well, don’t you worry, honey,” says Blanche. “If they could get a washing machine to fly, my Jimmy could land it.”

Onboard Aquarius, the cassette player is losing power. “BLUE MOON,” performed by The Mavericks plays slowly as the player bounces around the Lunar Module.

Moisture covers every surface. The duct tape holding the urine containment bag loosens, and the bag floats through the Lunar Module. The battery on the cassette player finally gives out.

Swigert blows on his cold hands as he watches the urine bag float by.

“Uh, Jack” radios CAPCOM, “You’ll be happy to hear that we contacted President Nixon, and he’s gonna grant you an extension on your income taxes since you are most decidedly – ”


Jean Speegle Howard as Blanch Lovell

Tom Hanks as Jim Lovell

Bill Paxton as Fred Haise

Kevin Bacon as Jack Swigert

Brent Cullen as CAPCOM

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