The Best Minutes Podcast
William Wyler's 1946 film "The Best Years of Our Lives," examined one minute of screen time per episode.
Minute 146: When I Know I'm Helpless
Homer loses the debate.
Minute 145: How to Take this Harness Off
Homer lays his cards on the table, and his arms on the bed.
Minute 144: See For Yourself What Happens
Truth or Dare
Minute 143: Tell Me the Truth, Homer
Fold, Raise, or Call.
Minute 142: Up to Silver Lake
Cold Chicken decisions
Minute 141: Just Knock on the Door
A knock at the door
Minute 140: Homer and Wilma
The Girl Next Door
Minute 139: Marry Her, Tomorrow
Marriage advice, from a guy getting divorced.
Minute 138: This Customer Wasn't Right
So much for soda jerking.
Minute 137: So We're All a Bunch of Suckers
One knuckle sandwich on toast, coming right up.
Minute 136: I Don't Get Ya, Mister
Civilian-splaining the war to a veteran
Minute 135: They Work by Radar
Homer's Frequently-Asked Question
Minute 134: Ham and Cheese Dark
The beginning of a bad conversation.
Minute 133: I'm Glad I'll Never See Him Again
Peggy isn't good at lying to herself.
Minute 132: That was Fred
No hellos, just goodbyes.
Minute 131: Chopsticks
Homer plays while Fred calls Peggy
Minute 130: So Long, Fred
So long, Al.
Minute 129: I'm Quite Fond of You, Too
Terms of surrender.
Minute 128: We Tell Each Other Things
Fred learns about a novel family dynamic.
Minute 127: Are You in Love with Peggy?
Awkward questions from the potential father-in-law.
Minute 126: Al Here?
Al is here, alright.
Minute 125: We Never Had Any Trouble
Peggy has quite an idyllic view of her parents' lives.
Minute 124: You're Gonna Do it with an Axe?
Al doesn't seem fond of Peggy's plan.
Minute 123: I'm Gonna Break that Marriage Up!
Peggy's got a plan.
Minute 122: We Want Four Copies, Honey
A night to remember
Minute 121: You Could Use a Little More Makeup
Smile, darn ya, smile!
Minute 120: I'm Speaking From Experience
Minute 119: Pay No Attention to the Sign
There are lots of signs Marie ignores
Minute 118: They Just Don't Like Each Other
One small problem
Minute 117: Anyway, We Can't Fall Down
Every day is V-J Day
Minute 116: Humorous Anecdotes
Toastmaster dropout Al
Minute 115: No Collateral, No Hill
Al's Lecture on how America lost the war.
Minute 114: Our Country Stands Where it Stands Today
Tautology in defense of oration is no vice.
Minute 113: Don't Be a Bore
Woody gets a little handsy.
Minute 112: A Very Healthy Effect
Peggy spills the beans
Minute 111: Pink, Sweet, and Nauseating
Pepto-Bismol on the rocks
Minute 110: Strictly TCR
That's bank-talk for "rich."
Minute 109: Who is this Peggy Stephenson?
The hands-on-hips stage of the argument.
Minute 108: Dinner at the Embassy Club
Marie is not happy.
Minute 107: His Collateral is in His Hands