May 29, 2018
Wild Wild West (1999) (part 4 of 11)
Cut to outside, where it’s time to hammer home how smart and technologically savvy Gordon is supposed to be. As Jim prepares to leave on his horse, Gordon pulls up alongside him in a motorized penny-farthing.
Because Gordon is so smart or something, his invention’s name is filled with big words: the “Bi-Valve, Interior-Combustion, Twice-Exhausted, Bi-Axial, Nitro-Cycle” (brought to you by Kawasaki). Unimpressed, Jim tries to get a head start to catch the train, but Gordon manages to catch up and pass Jim effortlessly on his Nitro-Cycle. This is punctuated by Gordon’s catchphrase, “Avanti!” Ooh, look, he knows Italian! He’s so cultured and smart!