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Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-22-2007 03:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From Renegade Possums Productions:

"Thanksgiving With the Kranzes" is a short film parody of "Apollo 13" that examines what Thanksgiving dinner with Gene Kranz (Ed Harris from "Apollo 13") might be like, especially when things go terribly, but familiarly, wrong.

"Thanksgiving With the Kranzes" was shot in January of 2006 and after being shelved for awhile, was edited in the fall of 2006.

space4u
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posted 01-22-2007 08:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for space4u   Click Here to Email space4u     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fun movie Robert. Reminded me of a few thanksgivings of mine! The parody is great even down to the correct music over the closing credits. Kudos to the chefs... or the producers.

ea757grrl
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posted 01-22-2007 06:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ea757grrl   Click Here to Email ea757grrl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh, that's classic. It reminds me of an idea I had a long time ago in which Jim Lovell is the host of a talk/variety show, sort of in the Mike Douglas genre. Anyway, there's some kind of accident in the main studio, so they have to retreat to the green room and do the show from there....

Richard
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posted 01-22-2007 06:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Richard   Click Here to Email Richard     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's funny!

Danno
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posted 01-29-2007 10:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Danno   Click Here to Email Danno     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That really cracked me up!

"I'd like to hear what the Kenmore guy thinks about that."

That was very well done (no pun intended).

Gilbert
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posted 01-29-2007 02:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very funny. Very creative.

PowerCat
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posted 02-02-2007 11:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for PowerCat   Click Here to Email PowerCat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That made my day. "Give the gravy a stir?"

SpaceAholic
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posted 11-30-2009 09:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Absolutely hilarious spoof...

Obviousman
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posted 12-03-2009 08:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Obviousman   Click Here to Email Obviousman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I suspect people have already seen this, but I hadn't and thought it hilarious.

Editor's note: Threads merged

capoetc
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posted 12-03-2009 08:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for capoetc   Click Here to Email capoetc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hilarious. I hope Gene Kranz has seen this -- I think he'd like it.

11:48 -- "We've never had a Thanksgiving on Friday, and we're sure as h**l not going to have one on my watch. Takeout is not an option!"

wickball
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posted 07-17-2010 06:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wickball   Click Here to Email wickball     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is there a way we can preserve this video for viewing for ever?

stsmithva
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posted 07-17-2010 08:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That was fantastic. A good idea, but then excellent follow-through. The line above was good, but I also liked the sight gag with the smoke alarm, and of course "Houston, we are burning something in the oven… it’s definitely a poultry of some sort… it’s gotta be the turkey" (followed by the ground crew in the kitchen frantically throwing open cookbooks).

Oh, and Walter Cronkite towards the end: "... there will be only ---" (I don't want to give too much away.)

blue_eyes
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posted 07-18-2010 11:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for blue_eyes   Click Here to Email blue_eyes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes yes, a true classic!

I don't know about the rest of you, but watching this heroic little video has become a tradition for us now every Thanksgiving. In fact, it has become THE tradition. Why, last year we didn't even have a turkey! But you can bet that there was EAGER anticipation as we sat down to watch "Thanksgiving with the Kranzes." Simply my favorite!

dfox
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posted 07-18-2010 07:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dfox   Click Here to Email dfox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Brilliant.

Lou Chinal
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posted 07-19-2010 02:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lou Chinal   Click Here to Email Lou Chinal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As blue_eyes said, "a true classic".

wickball
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posted 10-08-2011 07:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wickball   Click Here to Email wickball     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is there a way to download this or purchase it? I clicked on to their web site but it doesn't seem to be active anymore.

capoetc
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posted 11-20-2011 09:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for capoetc   Click Here to Email capoetc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanksgiving week: Time to resurrect the thread for Thanksgiving with the Kranzes...

"Takeout is NOT an option!"

capoetc
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posted 11-14-2013 10:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for capoetc   Click Here to Email capoetc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Time to resurrect Thanksgiving with the Kranzes ...

uk spacefan
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posted 11-28-2013 05:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for uk spacefan   Click Here to Email uk spacefan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I hadn't seen this before..it cracked me up!

B_Finifter
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posted 12-13-2013 01:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for B_Finifter   Click Here to Email B_Finifter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi guys! I'm Brian, I made "Thanksgiving With the Kranzes" along with a bunch of my friends right around when I finished college in 2006/2007.

I'm so glad you guys enjoyed it, my friends and I made it because we love Apollo 13 and the space program so much and we always get joy when we find other people who appreciate our weird sense of humor as much as we do.

Fred (Grounded) reached out to me and asked me for some DVDs, which I've sent along to him. So if you'd like a copy, let him know (and if he runs out, I've got seven more still in a box in my closet).

Also, Fred asked and you guys would probably be interested to know that some of the original people involved in the mission (and the movie) have seen it and enjoyed it. I originally gave an unfinished version to Fred Haise when he came to speak at our school. He passed it along to Gene Kranz who emailed me with his appreciation. I sent him a finished copy and he forwarded one to Jim Lovell (who I sent a couple more copies to, which he forwarded to Tom Hanks and Ron Howard. Never heard anything from them, though). Rob Legato, VFX supervisor for the movie, has also seen it and enjoyed it.

Also, many people who work at NASA today have seen it, I know. Several people in the movie work for NASA now. My friend Anthony who plays Lovell and Kronkite works in Mission Control for the Space Station and told me once that at one point, whenever JSC interviewed somebody who came from our school, Embry-Riddle, a standard question was "Were you a part of that Thanksgiving With the Kranzes movie?" All of which is kind of wild to think about.

Anyway, thanks again for your wonderful responses, I'm so glad you got a kick out of it. You guys have a great community here and I'm looking forward to poking my head around a bit into its other corners.

Cheers!

Kite
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posted 12-13-2013 02:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kite     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is excellent. Really enjoyed it. Somehow missed it before. Great to hear from the creator and welcome to the site.

wickball
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posted 12-13-2013 05:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wickball   Click Here to Email wickball     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would like a DVD, how do I get a hold of Fred?

Grounded!
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posted 12-13-2013 08:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Grounded!   Click Here to Email Grounded!     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am the "Fred" that Brian is referring to. I hunted him down after viewing his hilarious Apollo 13 parody and encouraged him to reveal himself to the cS community.

As Brian stated, he still has some copies of TWTK in his possession so you can email him. He also has sent me a number of copies (soon to arrive) which I will be happy to share. Feel free to email me also.

Brian is also doing some creative things with space-related photographs. Welcome to collectSPACE Brian!

dss65
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posted 12-13-2013 09:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dss65   Click Here to Email dss65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Excellent! What a kick!

FlyBuzz11
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posted 12-14-2013 10:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for FlyBuzz11   Click Here to Email FlyBuzz11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great job guys! And welcome home.

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