Question: Just How Do You Teach Squirrels to Sit?
Answer: Talk about your bizarre jobs. Animal trainer Michael Alexander and his crack team of experts spent 19 weeks training 40 squirrels just for the squirrel room scene in "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." (I'm betting he would have been really, really upset had that scene wound up on the cutting room floor!) The 40 trained squirrels had to sit on stools while they opened nut shells and dropped the nuts onto a conveyor belt.
"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" trivia supplied by Warner Bros Pictures.