In which we continue our discussion of Gravity’s Rainbow with a look at the final two episodes of Book Three.
Alan mentions “Esther Williams set pieces.” Here’s a pretty good example from The Million Dollar Mermaid (1952).
Bo mentions a similar scene from Mel Brooks’s History of the World, Part 1 (1981). You can find it here. Fast forward to about the four-minute mark to get the swim section of the song.
Bo mentions Puzti Hanfstaengl as an unlikely origin for the name of the bar in episode 31. You can here about him here.