Thursday, October 23, 2008

E.T. is C.reE. P.

What the holy friggin' fuck? This is the finale to the insane E.T. ride. Apparently magic mushrooms included.


-Snyde

27 comments:

CharlesT said...

It's especially odd considering how bland ET is in the first place. He's a dull brown but everything else in his world is straight out of Willy Wonka's Factory.

art said...

that looks crazy. is that in japan?

feitclub said...

It is the ET Ride at Universal Studios Japan. When you enter you can program your name into a machine, and then E.T. is supposed to say it as you exit. I heard nothing, but my wife claims she heard it say my name (or the Japanese equivalent).

Tyler Andrew Isaiah Pino said...

We had it in florida too, but I don't remember this part...

Jim said...

This ride did creep me out, and like you mentioned, because fart jokes are still funny, I was one of those douches who tried to screw up the name repeat by E.T. at the end of the ride.

We have been talking a lot about the E.T. atari game as well. Do you remember that treasure? MOVIEBRAINROT.PODOMATIC.COM
Jim

John J. said...

ORITE! Dana, dunno if I mentioned this one to you... or maybe I forgot: if you gave them a name that E.T. either couldn't pronounce (or was deemed inappropriate) he would say "Goodbye... FRIEND."

Also, my sister and I got stuck on the Green Planet one of the last times I went on that ride. x_x

Jesse said...

You haven't been on this before Snyder?
It was at Universal Studios Hollywood but was taken out for Mummy. Is at Universal Studios in Orlando and Universal Studios in Japan, and this part is when you bring E.T. home, which is/was at all of them.

Hans Flagon said...

An explanation as to how the Snydecast reviews on iTunes may have disappeared, if Plumey wasn't setting you up.

In the couple of weeks before that last Snydecast was released, Apple was revamping the reviews system, mostly for the applications, to ensure that only those that have actually bought or downloaded an iphone app, song, video, or, I guess, even a free podcast, were putting up reviews. That was mostly to get rid of the reviews that were complaining about something being too expensive as a reason they had not downloaded something, and thus, had no basis to give an opinion on the content.

So Ken may have visited the iTunes store at a bad time during this housecleaning of false reviews. Or he was jerking your chain.

Cambert said...

The thing to keep in mind about it in Japan is they have to write your name in Katakana so it can be hard to hear. Frankly I think half the time they just leave it blank and say they put your name on it.

Daniel said...

yeahhhh! insane crazy! The family filming is from Hong Kong (cantonese speakers). Could be at Japan Universal Studios.

Holy LSD "Shock and Awe" treatement!

TrishaLyn said...

It's at the one in Hollywood too. I remember seeing it, and that's the only Universal I've been to.

John J. said...

trishalyn: it used to be. The ride got old and kept breaking down, so they decided to replace it with the Revenge of the Mummy rollercoaster ride.

As I mentioned to Dana a couple of days ago, i'm torn between being both sad and glad that the ride is gone. x_x

TrishaLyn said...

@John J - when was that? Also, what replaced the Back to the Future ride? I heard that was closing down like a year or so ago.

Matt said...

Dana, this is on par with that "Young Person's Guide to History" that you're in. Wow, is that all kinds of messed up!

John J. said...

Couple of years ago. BTTF closed last Labor Day and was replaced with the Simpsons Ride. While the Simpsons Ride isn't bad, there's definitely a hole in Universal.

I'm eager to see what they plan to make of the Transformers ride (coming in 2011)

TrishaLyn said...

I'm actually more eager to see how they fix the backlot situation from the fire.

John J. said...

They're actually planning on rebuilding everything including an update to the King Kong Adventure section (to be more like the recent Peter Jackson version) which i'd actually thought they should do even before the fires.

The King Kong Adventure was getting kinda old anyway... the only thing i'll really miss are the TV's airing WWOR news from the 80's. XD

Hans Flagon said...

I'm sure the King Kong ride as it was, was already better than the Dino DeLaurentis version.

Ryan said...

I love the ETs singing the John Williams theme. The Waterworld stunt show is still my favorite outdated attractions though.

CharlesT said...

No new post in over a week. I hope the experience isn't over before it even began. Come on Dana, where's our new novelty song of the week?

Also, Young Person's Guide To History was a smash hit. Disturbing, entertaining, and educational all at the same time.

Hans Flagon said...

I think when the Dane and Plume are on the road, as they were suggesting in last podcast, to commence shortly thereafter, there is not much time at ye olde blogspot posting wonders. Rather, they are living the dream.

They could be in the Everglades, The Keys, or some street with Peachtree in its name. collecting marvelous anecdotes.

CharlesT said...

Well, as long as they are reaching for the upper rung, they can be forgiven. However, the next Plumey picture should be of him speeding through the swamp with his welder's mask on.

Hans Flagon said...

My bet? Key Largo usurped the Clint Howard Gentle Ben experience.

John J. said...

Well, Ken is back... though rather inundated it seems. I imagine Dana is as well. x_x

Macdawg said...

We're hoping some more things get posted up here. It'd be a shame for it to fizzle and die, especially now that the Snydecasts have been so strongly regular.

John J. said...

I'll hit Dana up on the e-mail tonight... see what's going on.

Steven said...

One time in college, when I had dropped acid, and a bunch of us went to the Des Moines Holiday Inn, the one with the Holidome indoor pool, we watched The Muppet movie on HBO, when cable still consisted of the box with fake woodgrain and the row of push buttons, and the wire attaching it to the TV, and 13 channels, and I described the muppet movie as "perceptual madness". This brought the house down, as we were all "peaking". Yes, I was a Psych major, and a sophomore. This video kinda’ reminds me of that.