Title: mystery science theater 3000
Description: for the fans
scraps - June 7, 2006 04:55 PM (GMT)
i thought i'd start a thread for mst3 here, instead of taking up valuable chaplin space! angie - what did you think of 'the brain that wouldn't die?' that is a classic. also, the first one where mike is featured as joel's replacement. so funny. i love the old black and white "horror" films from the 50's that mst did. if you ever get a chance, look up 'the screaming skull.' one of their best. what was the batwoman movie like? i haven't seen that one yet. where are you finding your copies to watch?
also, check out the movie they released several years ago - the movie they featured was that old sci-fi (the professor is in this one too) flick, 'this island earth.'
one other reason to find 'space children,' besides seeing jackie coogan in hot pants, is the professor from gilligan's island is in it! he plays a verbal and physically absusive, drunken father. it's so awful to see him like that! maybe he was just tired of playing the mild mannered professor!
i think the last one i watched was, 'track of the moon beast,' another good one. some of their best ones are the stinky B movies from the seventies. in this movie, a guy gets turned into a killer lizard. yeah!
they did a few movies that featured joe don baker, back in the seventies. they made some scathing comments about him and i read somewhere that they were all at some hotel somewhere and found out that joe don was staying at the same one! they weren't too thrilled about it because they had heard how pissed off he was at them for their jokes at his expense!
Angie - June 8, 2006 12:41 AM (GMT)
I'll have to watch The Brain That Wouldn't Die again because when I tried watching it the first time, I kept getting distracted by some stuff. But from what I gathered it was a pretty bad movie. The Wild World of Batwoman was absolutely perfect for MST3K. I wasn't exactly sure what was going on in it, I think it's about this gang of girls that hangs out with Batwoman. I'm not sure what they do exactly, if they fight crime or something, but one of them gets kidnapped and Batwoman rescues her. Then I think there's something to do with this guy dressed like Zorro trying to steal something from them. And then there's a whole lot of inexplicable go-go dancing. It's all so incredibly random. I think my favorite so far is Pod People. That one was just such a disaster in every possible way and the commentary was hysterical. That one should be required viewing for one of my beginning video production classes as an example of what you should not do in a video.
I've been getting the tapes from a local video store that specializes in weird, obscure movies so they have a lot of MST3K tapes there. If you look on YouTube, I noticed earlier there are a few complete episodes on there.
scraps - June 8, 2006 03:34 AM (GMT)
wow, i wish the video stores around here had more to choose from. all i ever see is 'pod people' and the movie they released i mentioned above, 'this island earth.' the main place i get my stuff is either ebay or half.com. you can get the vhs tapes for next to nothing, and they even have blooper tapes - which i would LOVE to see. that batwoman movie sounds perfect for mst. that's why i love 'girl in gold boots.' you MUST see that one. it was made in the late sixties, i am guessing and has the weakest plot ever. lots of random go-go dancing in this one as well. 'werewolf,' is another hilarious one - i love the movies where guys turn into things - werewolves, lizards, fish, bats, etc. - just from getting bit by one or getting hit over the head by one, or just getting knocked over by a stray meteorite (sp?). the writing in that show is just brilliant - mike nelson is the head writer, and i think he was from nearly the beginning. he also writes all of the songs he and the bots do. for a period of time i was SO in love with mike nelson and was convinced he was my soul mate. so sad!
yes, pod people. amazingly bad. i never understood the opening credits of that movie - the people running around in slow motion getting killed by some "monster" that you never see in the actual movie. just old, harmless trumpy. i can't believe that movie got made! who the hell invested in such crap?
oh - look for 'a touch of satan,' too. another cheesy seventies flick about a slow witted guy who falls in love with a witch. there is one black and white one called "horror of spider island,' that is unbelievably racy. a bunch of built chicks who get shipwrecked on an island inhabited by killer spiders. a few of the scenes are pretty loose - i read about it on the mst3k website and they said there was a scene or two they didn't include that was nearly xrated. other good ones - 'devil doll,' 'horror at party beach,' 'puma man,' and 'riding with death.' they did a couple of episodes where they got some movie trailers (these are from around '97 and '98) that are great. they were showing some scenes from 'titantic' and when they show the captain, servo says, "i'm going to sink this bitch!" :)
Angie - June 8, 2006 04:14 AM (GMT)
I was actually just looking around on the MST3K website and was reading about how they had to leave some of those more X-rated scenes out. I can't wait to see more episodes, but I'm trying to pace myself with an obsession for once, lol. I'm particularly intrigued by what I've heard about Manos: The Hands of Fate. It seems like that was the worst one of the bunch. The writing on the show is so great. It's the perfect mix between being just plain silly and real wit.
I'm glad I'm not the only person totally confused by the opening credits for Pod People. It has nothing to do with the rest of the movie! It's like the footage they originally shot didn't come out, so they found that footage and said, "Good enough." That reminds me, in the Wild World of Batwoman, at one point there's some completely and totally inexplicable footage of Molemen. And I love all the totally random transitions they have in Pod People. Like suddenly cutting from hunters in the woods to a close up of that guy singing that stupid song. Then when Trumpy first hatched, then it cut to a random shot of the house, only to cut back to full-grown Trumpy. WTF was that? You don't put establishing shots in the middle of a scene!
scraps - June 8, 2006 11:06 PM (GMT)
i went through my mst3k obsession. it wasn't too consuming, fortunately. it's great to watch one when there is nothing on and you are just in the mood for something wacky.
i love it when a movie makes such an obvious mistake and they just shrug their shoulders and leave it in. and you can always count on the guys to point them out if they aren't too visibly obvious (boom mics, strings, etc.) i always crack up in 'girl in gold boots' when it shows two of the main characters, "cooter" and michelle, talking in a restaurant. right in the middle of a sentence, the third main character just appears beside them, due to a cut in the film! it is so funny. i think it was crowe who said, "hey, didn't anyone notice i teleported here? that's pretty impressive!"
another good one is....what is the name of it - 'santa claus vs. the martians,' i think. an old color christmas movie from the sixties about how some guys from mars kidnaps santa to bring cheer to the sedated, depressed children of mars (pia zadora plays one of the semi-vegetated green kids from mars). awful! there is a scene where two earth children, billy and betty, are lost in the north pole, as they try to find santa to warn him of the approaching martians. a polar bear backs them into a cave - and it is so obvious it is a guy in a very cheap polar bear suit! you can actually see how the head piece overlaps the body piece! one of the guys mimicks billy, saying, 'oh, it's okay - it's just some weird guy in a bear suit."
Angie - June 9, 2006 01:20 AM (GMT)
Ah, yes, Santa Claus Vs. The Martians is another one I've been wanting to see. With a title like that, it's gotta be great for MST3K-ing. Speaking of really obvious mistakes, The Brain That Wouldn't Die is the only movie that is so bad that it gets its own title wrong. At the end of the movie, they have credits and at the top of the screen it says "The Head That Wouldn't Die". I forget who said it, but one of them said, "Hey, I thought this movie was called The Brain That Wouldn't Die!" Their comments about continuity errors are always great. Like in Pod People when the people are driving along and all of a sudden there's a bunch of snow on the ground. "Meanwhile, in a Winter movie somewhere..."
scraps - June 9, 2006 02:40 AM (GMT)
oh yeah - i remember how they would comment as the movie switched rapidly from scene to scene - 'meanwhile, in movie A - no, wait - that's movie C..."
and oh god- how about that poor pathetic slutty girl? the one with the wretched self esteem? whew.
i keep thinking of other ones to suggest...."hobgoblins," which i read on some list somewhere, made 'worst movie ever made.' it was one of the worst things to come out of the '80's and that's saying something! a terrible rip off of gremlins, i think. then there's "the creature of boggy creek 2 - and the legend continues.'
and you will LOVE the shorts - sometimes they feature one before the movie. you can buy tapes - or dvds, i guess - of just the shorts - old ones from the fifties that kids had to watch in high school about personal hygene and dating, etc. i have an old black and white one from the fifties - on the importance of springs. yes - springs, like in your bed. a cartoon character named "springy" teaches us how empty our world would be without them. mike and the bots do one of the funniest skits ever, following that. there is another one - it comes on before 'space children,' i can't remember the name, but it is about "phones of the future." from the early sixties, it shows us the miracles of....the rotary phone!! and space aged concepts, like call waiting and three way calling. i have one more that is my favorite - it is a gumby short. there was just TOO much for them to work with on that. i wish some network would bring those shows back - that show lasted for almost ten years and should be back on the air.
Angie - June 9, 2006 02:59 AM (GMT)
I can't wait to see more of the shorts because those are usually hysterical even without their commentary. They had one about cheating on one of the ones I just rented, I think it was Batwoman. I've got to see the one with Springy. Who decided that there was a dire need to create an informational film about springs?! Just thinking of MST3K commentary with movies like that reminds me of when I took a film class and my teacher showed us a bunch of informational movies like those. My class just kind of did our own MST3K commentaries on those, it was great.
I'm surprised, too, that this isn't being re-run on any channels right now. It was on for such a long time and it's still got a big fan following you'd think it'd be a great thing to play late at night.
scraps - June 9, 2006 04:44 AM (GMT)
oh, that would be great. it sucked for me, because for so many years i just didn't know what mst3k was. evidently i had a channel it came on and when i would see a movie playing with the little guys down in the corner i would change it thinking - oh, there's that geeky show. i don't know, i think this was before comedy channel. then, when i started getting into it when a friend loaned me some movies, i wanted to watch it, but didn't get the comedy channel. finally, i get the comedy channel, but by then mst went over to the scifi channel - which i didn't get! i was so pissed - and then so happy when i finally got scifi. so, i started taping all the ones that came on. then, like - a year later - mst3k went off for good. i was so crushed! when i was taking an english class in college, we studied 'hamlet.' afterwards, i took in mst3k's 'hamlet' - one of the most hilarious ones - and showed it to the class. i thought my teacher was going to die laughing. everyone loved it.
in the movie, 'the 40 year old virgin,' if you look on andy's bedroom wall, he has a poster of mst3k. and in one episode of 'futurama,' while some of the characters are at the movies, they are shushed by servo and crowe! i thought that was a nice acknowledgement.
Angie - June 10, 2006 04:55 AM (GMT)
Huzzah! I have found some of the shorts to watch on YouTube! Today I watched most of the Mr. B Natural short, but I started having internet problems and didn't get to finish that one. My god, that one was hilarious! I think the only thing that could have made that one more disturbing is if Mr. B Natural was played by my old band teacher. I've also found the Gumby short, I'm waiting for it to load now. The one about springs is on there too, but I haven't gotten to watching it yet.
scraps - June 14, 2006 10:27 AM (GMT)
hey angie - did you ever see the gumby short?
i was hoping more people would come to this thread - guess you and i are the only mst3k fans on board! :(
i was thinking about the movie we were talking about, 'santa claus vs. the martians,' and i remember a part that was SO funny. santa and the two "earth children" are held prisoner on the martians space ship. a very disturbing martian brings them their "dinner," which consists of only pills - they have different flavors and that is all the martians eat. one could taste like soup, the other like ice cream, etc. santa holds one and says in disbelief, "pills for dinner?" and crow says, "who are we, judy garland?" i thought i would die laughing!
another movie with ultra poor editing was 'devil fish.' horrendous! you see a blank shot of under the ocean, which really resembles the bottom of someone's swimming pool - then a shot of dolphins swimming around - then a shot of a woman smiling - then a shot of something else - it makes you dizzy! these movies really should be shown to film students to display what NOT to do when making a movie!
Angie - June 14, 2006 02:44 PM (GMT)
Yeah, I saw the Gumby short. That one was hilarious! So was the one about springs. I'm still trying to figure out why they felt the need to make a movie about the horrors of a world without springs. Mr. B Natural was a classic, too. They actually do have the Santa Claus Conquers the Martians movie on archive.org, but it's not the MST3K version. Yesterday I went out and rented Cave Dwellers and Sidehackers. I haven't watched Sidehackers yet, but Cave Dwellers was classic. That one also had an opening sequence with footage from another movie! The best part was after the movie was over and Joel and the bots were talking to Frank and Dr. Forrester about how horrible the movie was and one of the bots goes off about all the bad continuity mistakes like the caveman wearing sunglasses.
scraps - June 14, 2006 03:05 PM (GMT)
yes, i was going to ask if 'cave dwellers' was the one with the caveman guy wearing shades! i saw that one years ago, but i remember little about it - i need to track it down and watch it again. isn't that also the one that shows in the background - a city? all these prehistoric guys and LA in the background!
and yes, i have a much greater appreciation of springs now, thanks to ole springy. wasn't it funny when springy decides to let that old guy off the hook and bring back the world's springs - and crow says, "merry christmas you old couch," like jimmy stewart?
there is a horrible joe don baker movie called, "final justice" where the continuity is REALLY bad. it shows joe don shooting at a bad guy - and just behind him you see that his partner has been shot and is sliding down the wall. cut to the bad guy shooting again, and then it cuts back to the same exact shot of joe don's partner sliding down the wall! before the commercial, mike and the bots do this hilarious bit where they are complaining to pearl. they have a little television set showing the scene over and over and each time it cuts to them, you see mike walk into the scene, only to slip and fall. they do it over and over and over - it was SO funny.
Angie - June 28, 2006 05:10 AM (GMT)
I rented some more episodes last week, Angels Revenge, The Amazing Colossal Man, and Beginning of the End. Amazing Colossal Man had some pretty funny moments, and Angels Revenge was alright. It was mostly just painful to see Jim Backus and Alan Hale being reduced to being in that bad Charlies Angels knock-off. Beginning of the End had some pretty classic moments, particularly the cheesy special effects. I loved how they very clearly got shots of grasshoppers climbing buildings in Chicago by putting some real grasshoppers on some postcards. And the host segments in that episode were some of the best I've seen so far. Mike and the Bots calling the Mads and catching them working out while singing Sheena Easton and watching talk shows was just classic. And then I almost fell over laughing when Crow was doing his screenplay about Peter Graves going to the University of Minnesota. Now in addition to "Huzzah!" and "Cheif? McCloud!", I like to go around randomly saying "Hi, I'm Peter Graves." I showed my mom The Wild World of Batwoman episode over the weekend since she'd never seen a full episode and that's the kind of movie she'd like to watch just to make fun of anyway and she thought it was hilarious.
scraps - June 28, 2006 01:59 PM (GMT)
oh, if you thought that was funny, try to find "the clonus horror." peter graves is in that and it is just too funny. it's about a clone farm - a very sensitive clone escapes and hides out at a man's hosue who is the brother of peter graves character - a man running for president who is in on the whole cloning thing. there is a part when peter graves is running down some steps at a boat dock, dressed in his boating clothes. crow says, "grandma's back, and she's had ensure!"
yes, that grasshopper movie was so cheesey - it's been a long time since i've seen it, but i do remember the cheesiness very well. the other ones you have mentioned, i have not seen yet. showing mst3k to people is tricky - almost like trying to get someone to watch (and enjoy) chaplin - for me, anyway. they tend to either love it, or think i am crazy.
Angie - July 14, 2006 05:58 AM (GMT)
I finally got to rent Eegah and Mitchell, both of which were classic! I loved the totally random "Watch out for snakes!" part. It seems like every time I see a new episode, I end up with at least one new phrase to say at totally random times and Mitchell was no exception. Now my favorite thing to say is, "Joe Don Baker IS Mittens!" Now I'm probably going to get a message from one of my friends asking me why the birthday message I left on her Facebook page said "Happy birthday! Just remember...Joe Don Baker IS Mittens!"
scraps - July 14, 2006 05:20 PM (GMT)
yeah, mitchell is great - and it is an important one, because you see what happens to joel and how mike nelson takes his place. i love how oblivious joel is at the end to what is going on - that picture they show of him holding up a letter to read is hilarious. but the movie....woof! cheesy 70's cop movie at its best! didn't you laugh when they showed a shot of linda evans from foot to head - how she was all dressed in black and joel exclaims, "uncle fester??" there were many great lines in that one. i've yet to see 'eegah' - what is it like?
i died laughing at the part where mitchell is playing the shadow game with that little kid, repeating everything he says and servo says, "tonight, on crossfire."
Angie - July 15, 2006 12:24 AM (GMT)
Oh yeah, the Uncle Fester line was hilarious. I'm going to have to watch both of those again before I return them. Another good Mitchell line was when he bursts into his own apartment with his gun drawn and they say, "I love pulling my gun when I go in my apartment. Scares my cats half to death!" Eegah was this movie about this caveman who for some reason lives in the desert. Then this one night, a girl is driving along and sees Eegah, then her dad goes out looking for him and he gets captured by Eegah. So his daughter and her boyfriend go out to the desert to find him and the daughter gets captuered. Then when they finally go home, Eegah follows them. The movie is just painful to watch, but there were some great riffs.
Angie - July 18, 2006 12:29 AM (GMT)
Today I watched the episode Santa Claus (because I like being seasonal and all, lol) on YouTube. My god, that one was hysterical! It's this incredibly bizarre Mexican Christmas movie. I don't remember many of the riffs, actually, the movie is absolutely hilarious on its own. For some reason Santa keeps laughing diabolically, there are robot reindeer, a devil dancing around wearing pantaloons, and a scene where a mother explains the meaning of Christmas to her daughter and says "Christmas is the time to remember Craig." That was just classic. I'm so going to watch that one every year at Christmas from now on.
ProfessorBosco - July 26, 2006 05:17 PM (GMT)
the Martha Mitchell story?...
or the theme song they make up for him...
hope i got that right, it's been a while since i've watched it. that has some of MST3K's greatest lines in it. I've never been able to see Joe Don Baker the same way.
scraps - July 26, 2006 05:22 PM (GMT)
hey angie - look! we finally got someone else in here!
and yes, professor, you got the song right! :)
Angie - July 26, 2006 08:32 PM (GMT)
Joe Don Baker IS Mittens!
SandlerRules - July 26, 2006 08:54 PM (GMT)
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luvsseagal - July 28, 2006 05:19 AM (GMT)
AWW LOOKIT MY BOY - TRYIN TO GET WID THE LAIDIES!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
Angie - July 29, 2006 06:54 AM (GMT)
Has anyone ever seen the cover of the non-MSTied box of Mitchell? Someone posted it the other day in the MST3K LiveJournal community. The cover art alone would have provided great riffing material:
Linda Evans looks so calm for someone who is dangling above San Francisco with Mitchell.
scraps - July 29, 2006 01:16 PM (GMT)
that's because she put her trust in......MITTENS! oops, i mean....MITCHELL!
nah, she prorbably appears to be so calm because she's stoned. :blink: remember how mitchell busted her? didn't joel say at the end, something like - ha! zero tolerance is so funny!?
i'm going to have to watch that one this weekend....angie - if you can find it, try to watch "it lives by night." you won't be disappointed!
Angie - July 29, 2006 09:15 PM (GMT)
I don't think I've seen that one in any of the video stores, but I'll keep an eye out for it on Google video or YouTube.
scraps - July 29, 2006 09:31 PM (GMT)
it's great. it's about this guy who gets bitten by a bat while he and his wife veer from a tour in a cave and try to get up to some naughty business. then, of course, he starts to turn into a bat. naturally! those are just the best movies mst ever did - when a guy gets bit or scratched or just brushes up against something that turns them into the same creature. there was one movie that they did - "the blood waters of dr. z," where a mad scientist decides to turn himself into a killer fish that can survive on land and water. he's all obsessed with world domination until he becomes the killer fish. then all he wants is a woman he can - spawn with, i guess. but 'it lives by night' is a great, terrible movie from the seventies. when you finally see the guy as a bat, it is hilarious. i don't even know how to describe it. his wife is a 'mary tyler moore' knock off that mike and the bots have a great time with.
scraps - August 2, 2006 07:39 PM (GMT)
it has been an incredibly boring day at work, so i have been indulging in some mst's on youtube. i watched four shorts that were so hilarious! 'ice circus,' 'cheating' and 'using your voice.' oh, and one called "hired!" which was the lamest short about a guy hired to sell chevrolets door to door! :unsure: i guess it was back before car lots were invented. the guy is a horrible salesman and it ends with his boss, a bloated, balding guy who evidently still lives at home, bitching about him. real inspirational! the one about cheating was great too - poor ole johnny, who got caught cheating on a school algebra test - dragging his friend mary down with him. 'using your voice' was pretty lame as well. the funniest part, i think, is when the guy suggests "lots of lip and tongue action." :lol: and 'ice circus,' was just awful. the actual short, that is - joel and the bots commentary was right on, as usual!
Angie - August 3, 2006 04:39 AM (GMT)
Ah, yes, those were some classic shorts. I've only seen the second part of Hired! when I saw the Manos episode. The second part was pretty hilarious, I especially like the part where apparently the editor had a bit of fun putting in excessive wipes between shots. And of course when they're at the meeting and Joel says, "We're gonna have leadership the way my old man told me! You, put a handkerchief on your head! You, swat at imaginary elves! You, rock on the porch all night!" Cheating was one of my favorites. They showed it before the Wild World of Batwoman, and at the beginning of that movie it shows a guy in a dark alley at night and Tom Servo says, "Little Johnny, thirty years later." I've seen the Ice Circus one, but I don't really remember it right now. I've never seen Using Your Voice, and I know it's up on Youtube, but the audio on my computer is messed up right now and I can't get any audio when I try to watch something on there right now.
As for Manos, that was just...wow. The filmmaker side of me saw that as by far the most educational movie I've ever seen since it has everything you could possibly do wrong in it. If I didn't know better, I would have thought this was something a professional would have made as a joke. Apparently the 10 minute opening driving sequence was supposed to have credits over it, but the producer actually forgot to put them in. Now, that takes skill to not notice the opening credits were missing and the opening sequence took 10 minutes! Joel and the bots just sat there most of the time saying, "So... to recap. Manos. The hands of fate." So much stuff was out of focus and badly framed and I just loved how they had one actor dubbing in all the voices in the scene where the cop pulls the family over. It took me a long time to figure out it was supposed to be two people talking, not one person. I think Joel said it best when he said every frame of it looked like someone's last known photograph. Torgo, the creepy painting of the master that looks like it's out of Michael Jackson's Thriller video, the pointless nightgown wrestling...I am just in awe of the awfulness of it all! The best lines were when the master comes to get Torgo and we see a nightgown hanging behind him and Crow yells, "I really don't want to see Torgo in something sheer." Then during the end credits and it gets to the crew and Joel says, "There was a crew?! OK, everyone pick out someone you want to kill."
scraps - August 3, 2006 06:04 PM (GMT)
i don't know if you came across this while looking though the youtube site for mst's, but this is a cute and informative look at behind the scenes of the show. i've wanted to see 'manos' for awhile now - i have heard so much about it. all bad, of course!
ProfessorBosco - August 7, 2006 02:26 PM (GMT)
speaking of 'manos, hands of fate'...
i thought it had some really funny lines, but the movie itself is so bad it makes the MST3K episode unbearable... it's probably the worst movie I've ever seen. Heads above 'Mitchell' in badness.
Angie, that 'Mitchell' cover art is EXCELLENT. I need a t-shirt of that poster.
scraps - August 7, 2006 04:03 PM (GMT)
invasion of the neptune men
imagine how hard it was on mike and the others who, no doubt, had to watch the movie over and over before doing the actual show. the one that was the worst for me - as far as the movie being so bad i could barely watch it, even with the funny commentary - was 'invasion of the neptune men.' really, really bad movie from japan in the '50's. towards the end there is a battle in the sky between the neptune men and the japan military and the hero space guy who is never really clearly defined (it is a little too much like 'prince of space'), and you just see shot after shot of planes in the air. it gets so bad that the guys break down completely and admit that the movie has broken them. crow starts yelling at the screen, "oh, movie! end! just end! look at what you're doing to servo!" while tom is sobbing uncontrolably in mike's arms. there are some funny parts, such as the actual neptune men who look like guys in jumpsuits with giant suppository's on their heads. :lol: but it gets pretty tedious towards the end.
scraps - August 15, 2006 05:51 PM (GMT)
angie, i recently watched a couple of mst's i haven't seen before on youtube - 'monster a go-go' and 'laserblast.' i'm going to start on the 'manos' movie tonight. wish me luck. have you seen these? god, 'monster' was one of the worst movies ever, moviewise, but perfect for mst. and 'laserblast,' again, moviewise, sucked!! god, i can't believe people make these movies and think people will love them! film schools really should make a point to introduce students to mst3k, just so they can see how NOT to make movies.
Angie - September 22, 2006 04:21 AM (GMT)
I just finally saw Laserblast the other day! That one was so great, especially toward the end when they blow up the random sign that just says "Star Wars" and the hippie guy says, "Far out!" That scene in particular will never stop being funny to me. And Monster-A-Go-Go that was just...bad. I loved it when it's so obviously somebody off screen making the sound of the phone ringing. How did you like Manos? It seems like it's either a fan favorite or people think it's just too painful of a movie even with the commentary.
For one of the classes I'm taking right now, we produce a magazine style show and we each had to come up with an idea for a segment. My idea was to do fake movie trailers for movies that if they were real, they would most likely have made it onto MST3K. I keep trying to put things from the movies they made fun of into my fake trailers. Our first one we're doing is a movie based on the comic The Lockhorns. I was inspired by Mitchell and Angels Revenge for that one. I have the announcer saying, "Joe Don Baker IS Leroy!" and then it has special guest appearances from Jeffy from the Family Circus and The Harlem Globetrotters (I was inspired by all the goofy guest stars in Angels Revenge). I showed the script to my teacher and he thought it was hilarious and just said, "Where did you come up with this?!" That was pretty much the reaction I was going for. I'm also trying to come up with something with the phrase "a-go-go" in the title and something where I throw in a clip from Manos or The Wild World of Batwoman for absolutely no explicable reason. I'm just excited to finally have an excuse to say, "Joe Don Baker IS..." in a way that actually makes sense.
scraps - September 22, 2006 02:19 PM (GMT)
that is so funny, angie! i am so glad you finally have an opportunity to use the "joe don baker IS..." line! that project sounds terrific - very original. jeffy from family circus? TOO funny. that kid gets on my last nerve.
i did see 'manos' and i loved it. i can't believe that "movie" actually exists! what about the scenery we get to see as the family drives around at the beginning? it goes on for so long, i just can't get over it! i also loved poor old torgo. that guy had issues! wasn't it hilarious at the end segment when mike was dressed up as torgo the pizza delivery guy? i actually found an outtake from that scene on youtube not too long ago, where they all start cracking up. i also liked how the man and woman stood and stared at that bizarre painting of 'the master' and his evil dog for the better part of the 'movie.'
and monster a-go-go....HORRIBLE! 'bbrring-bbrring!' hey, the phone's ringing! no, it's just some guy off camera making phone sounds with his lips! i loved that wrecked 'space capsule' they found - when servo said the astronaut guy was short, pear shaped and stood the whole way. that ending was just as LAME as they come. anything you can put 'a-go-go' in the title, i say go for it.
laserblast was just bizarre. blowing up the 'star wars' sign - what was that about, anyway? if you ever get the chance to watch 'santa claus,' please do. i saw it for the first time last month and it is the weirdest christmas movie ever. i am currently watching 'escape 2000.' - another gem.
let me know how this project turns out!
Angie - September 22, 2006 05:24 PM (GMT)
Oh Santa Claus was classic! It was just so...bizarre with all the diabolic laughing Santa does and the robotic reindeer. I love the quality dubbing job they did where they say that Christmas is a time to remember Craig. That episode is so going to become one of my yearly Christmas-watching traditions. As for Laserblast, I don't know what blowing up the Star Wars sign had to do with anything, and then they blew up the mailbox and the newsstand for absolutely no reason too! I don't know what those scenes had to do with anything, but they crack me up every time. Escape 2000, was that the one where in the beginning everyone must leave the Bronx? I think I watched part of that not too long ago, but then my Internet started acting up and I didn't get to finish it. I really should try it again because what I saw was hilarious!
I loved the Manos episode. Everything about that movie just screams "this movie was a terrible idea." The opening driving scenes were apparently supposed to have credits over them, but somehow they forgot to put them in. I don't know how many people they possibly could have credited in that long of time since they didn't have that big of a crew, but I'm just impressed that they actually forgot the opening credits. And that painting thing looked like something out of Michael Jackson's Thriller video! Everything about that movie is just so hilarious.
scraps - December 7, 2006 03:37 PM (GMT)
i'm so excited - i got a copy of 'manos' off ebay and it arrived yesterday! :) i didn't realize a short came with it, which makes it even better - the second half of the short by chevrolet: hired! i've seen the first half on you tube - guys selling cars, door to door? i guess they had to do that before everyone had a car! but back to 'manos' - at first i found a really low price on a copy (only two bucks) and grabbed it - only to find out afterwards that i had bought the actual movie - no joel or the bots! thankfully, the guy refunded my money when i told him of my error. i can't wait to watch it again; i have missed the lovely torgo and his haunting theme quite a bit! i wanted to get 'santa claus' to show my sister this christmas, but couldn't find a copy (yet).
scraps - December 7, 2006 11:12 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (scraps @ Dec 7 2006, 11:37 AM)|
| i wanted to get 'santa claus' to show my sister this christmas, but couldn't find a copy (yet). |
because, as you know, this is the time of year to remember craig. :huh:
Angie - December 8, 2006 12:17 AM (GMT)
Aw, you didn't want to enjoy Manos: The Hands of Fate completely uncut? I don't know why anyone would want to do that, really. I don't think the episode Santa Claus ever officially got released on DVD, but this
site sells every non-officially released episode. I've never ordered anything from them before, but I've heard really good things about it and they have Santa Claus for only $6. I may have to order a copy of it because I also want to watch that episode on my actual TV this Christmas season. I think when I send out my Christmas cards that I'll have to mention how Christmas is a time to remember Craig somewhere on them.