Panel Round One
PETER SAGAL, HOST:
Panel, it is of course time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Paula, a new study from Duke University...
PAULA POUNDSTONE: Oh, boy.
SAGAL: ...Finds that one organization is doing a huge disservice to the working class by underplaying the challenges they face every day. Who is not being fair or accurate in their depiction of the working man's struggle?
POUNDSTONE: Give me a hint, Peter. Sorry to be so lame. Yeah.
SAGAL: Well, this is one of the things that Duke University pointed out - no one whistles while they work because they're breathing too hard.
POUNDSTONE: Snow White?
SAGAL: Snow White, who was made by...
POUNDSTONE: Oh, Disney.
SAGAL: Disney films.
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POUNDSTONE: Yeah, Disney films.
SAGAL: Duke University has said that the depiction of the working life in Disney films...
ROY BLOUNT, JR.: Oh.
SAGAL: ...Is inaccurate.
POUNDSTONE: Whereas - whereas...
SAGAL: For example...
POUNDSTONE: ...Everything else...
POUNDSTONE: ...In the Disney film is totally accurate.
FAITH SALIE: On the money.
SAGAL: Yes. For example, they pointed out that if Mary Poppins were more true to life, Bert the chimney sweep would not be so chipper because he would've died of lung disease at the age of 14.
BLOUNT: It wouldn't be a better movie, though. I think they were right.
SAGAL: The seven dwarves would not have been happy after working in a mine all day. They would not have been singing. Happy would have been named Saddy. Grumpy would've been named Grumpier. And Sleepy would have been called Showing Symptoms Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning.
SAGAL: And somebody really should've been spayed before we ended up with those 101 dalmatians.
BLOUNT: Cruella de Vil, she - she did her job.
POUNDSTONE: She was totally accurate.
POUNDSTONE: I'm not sure that they depicted the lift right on the umbrella for Mary Poppins.
POUNDSTONE: You have to tilt it back farther than that to really fly.
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