Fire Up The Ten Commandments (47:39) Hey, this episode is rated G!
The daddy of Biblical epics is our first (and probably only) chance to talk about a Cecil B. DeMille picture. The Moses story has been filmed many times (Ryan thinks none of them get it right), but it’s hard to argue that Charlton Heston’s portrayal is the most iconic version. Yul Brynner and Anne Baxter are pretty good at playing Egyptians, considering they aren’t Egyptian. For a lot more about the movie that ripped apart the Red Sea, slam that button, but first check out our longtime sponsor, Sparkplug Coffee!
Note: The first plague isn’t Moses turning the Red Sea into blood. Of course, it’s the Nile.
Moses? Meet God, in fiery bush form on YouTube
Moses parts the Red Sea on YouTube
Moses uses the commandments as a weapon on YouTube
Mel Brooks’ 15…uh, 10 Commandments gag on YouTube
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