I've said it before, and I'll probably say it again: I kind of hate the Wilhelm Scream. It's overused, to the point that people with absolutely no knowledge of who Ben Burtt is can recognize it -- and when you hear it, it ALWAYS takes you out of the film. It's so cliche that it's cliche to mention how cliche it is.
That doesn't mean I don't respect it... Every good thing needs a few inside jokes and subtle nods to it's forefathers, which the Wilhelm Scream really is. But the way the Scream is used now-a-days isn't getting the job done. Instead, it's become "Hey, Ben... Didja hear me use your sound?! I pretty much muted EVERYTHING else so you couldn't miss it..."
I want to change that.
First, a question: What are some films / games / radio dramas that use the Wilhelm Scream in a way that's appropriate -- or, better yet, secret and subtle?
And, second, a challenge: In your next project, or the one after that, or even one specifically for this, hide the Wilhelm Scream some place, and let us find it. Instead of Where's Waldo (or Wally for those of you who aren't Americans), let's play Where's Wilhelm.
For example, At :40, I could have sworn the Scream was slipped in there.