Funny / The Right Stuff

  • "Ya hear that, fellas? We're competing with Archie and Jughead." (Gordo referring to Glenn and Carpenter, though who he means as which is debatable.)
  • Gordo asks his wife if he's ever let her down. Gilligan Cut to her trying out the sink in their new house and getting a dribble of filthy water.
  • Everything with Harry Shearer and Jeff Goldblum.
  • "Our Germans are better than theirs."
    • The entire meeting in the Pentagon after the launch of Sputnik can be considered this. LBJ is an unapologetic Large Ham and constantly misunderstands the accent of the Von Braun expy ("Pod" as "Pot", "Specimen" as "Spaceman", and "Chimp" as "Jimp"). Capped off when Those Two Guys show a reel of various daredevils and circus performers as Astronaut candidates, and President Eisenhower demands Test Pilots which causes everyone to react in horror.
  • One of the rocket launches has the top pop out, along side a champagne bottle sound. According to the astronauts present, that was exactly what it sounded like in Real Life.
  • Just about everything with Lyndon B. Johnson.
    • Culminating in the moment when both the astronauts and their wives absolutely REFUSE to let him pose on live television with John Glenn's wife Annie, a sweet woman who suffers from a terrible stutter. LBJ, someone who rarely gets denied for anything - this is a man who bullied hard-line segregationists and got away with it - throws one epic tantrum in his limo when he's denied this photo op.
    LBJ: ISN'T THERE ANYBODY WHO CAN DEAL WITH A HOUSEWIFE?!
  • The scene in which two officers discuss the unsuitability of Chuck Yeager for the program, unaware of the fact that he's just down the bar from them and can hear every word. Double bonus points because:
    • This actually happened; AND...
    • The bartender in that scene is played by the real Chuck Yeager.
  • Al Shepard's launch gets delayed, leaving him stuck in the capsule. After a while he tells Mission Control that he really needs to pee, something nobody had made any provisions for.note  It goes to a full invocation of Potty Emergency, with shots of people using a water cooler, pouring tea, coffee, etc. Finally, clearly irritated, he says, "Request permission to relieve bladder!"
  • John Glenn follows through with the Jose Jimenez jokes and bids Al Shepard farewell with a "Vaya con Dios, José."
  • Al Shepard creates the astronaut's prayer : "Dear Lord, please don't let me fuck up."
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