Your reviews are very comprehensive, but it seems like a lot of work. There's an MST3K wiki online with the majority of references in every episode explained, and synapses of every show. Maybe it'll save you time, maybe you'll just dismiss it, or maybe you'll start submitting to it, but here's the link:
Post by brandonakaxerxes on Jul 11, 2008 14:10:26 GMT -5
It's no trouble at all. Doing these reviews is fun, and it gives me a reason to watch MST3K in my free time. I just have become very busy over the past year (entering your 20's is a female dog).
207- Wild Rebels
Plot: Helping the police, a guitar-toting racer goes undercover to infiltrate a biker gang.
Host Segments: Opening: Joel shuts down the higher functions so Gypsy will be able to free up her mind. Invention Exchange: Hobby hogs; 3D Pizza Segment 1: Joel explains geniuses who were part of motorcycle gangs. Segment 2: J&TB present Wild Rebels cereal. Segment 3: Joel serenades Gypsy. Ending: J&TB celebrate the movie, and then read a letter.
Memorable Riffs: Joel: "Hi, I'm Rod and I'm a Gasaholic." Bots: "Hi, Rod."
Joel: "That's a nice guitar." Crow: "I'd really like to have that gui--" [guitar dissapears] Crow: "HUH?"
Joel: "453 times a lady?"
Crow: "Did I mention I was bidding in pecos? Here's you dollar!"
Crow: "Hey, they turned the sub from 'Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea' into a bar!" Gypsy: "Richard Basehart?"
Joel: "Hey Rod, let me out of this suitcase! For God's sake let me out!"
Joel: "Uh, whose gotta use the helmet?"
Crow: "That's uh... that's the closet."
Servo: "Oh, yikes! It looks like Banjo exploded!"
Joel: "Hi, Rod! Remember you're undercover! Don't talk to anyone!"
Crow: "For those of you watching at home, we have no idea what the heck is goin on!"
Servo: "Here's the gun Ruby used to shoot Oswald."
Servo: "Banjo! Quit playing yourself!"
Girl: "Whatever strikes your fancy." Servo: "Personally, I like guys in clown suits."
Crow: "Don't shoot the car! We need that!"
Fav. Riff: Servo: "No, not this way, Man! My mom will see me!"
Comments: -Never noticed this before, but during the Robot Roll Call, when Servo is highlighted, you can see pieces of candy laying on the desk from previous takes.
-Also, in the opening segment, when Servo "hovers" away from the desk you can see his control rod. And oddly enough there's some weird bondage around the rod, suggesting it must have broke at some point before shooting this episode. Another thing, is when Crow exits the scene, note that Trace simply sets him down near the "Spiral-On-Down".
-Joel has a coffee mug that has a photo of him and the Bots from season 1!
-From certain angles, the actor who plays Banjo looks like Bill Murray in Caddyshack. Anyone else think this too?
-I like the cereal segment and the song. Why wasn't that included on the Clown in the Sky CD?
-When Crow and Tom pounce on Joel during segment 3, you can see Trace's hand!
-I love the bit towards the end when the last bad guy points his gun at the camera, and it looks like he's pointing his gun at Servo! Crow: "Servo, save yourself!"
-In the closing segment, Trace has helmet hair!
Best Segment: Easily the cereal segment. Worst Segment: Segment 1 is kind of a rut.
Overall: I like this episode very much. One of the highlights of season 2. Strong riffing, great host segments, and a fairly watchable movie. I give it a full 4 stars! ****
Post by brandonakaxerxes on Sept 13, 2008 14:20:27 GMT -5
208- Lost Continent
Plot: A group of rocket scientists crash and land on a lost continent. Stars Hugh Beaumont.
Host Segments: Opening: Joel and the Bots have a prep talk. Invention Excahnge: Portable treadmills; Joel has an invention but the Mads don't let him present it. Segment 1: Mike Nelson plays Hugh Beaumont on the Hexfield. Segment 2: The Bots present "The Explorers" Segment 3: J&TB see The Cool Thing. Closing: J&TB talk about "Padding". Stinger: Two guys snuggle by the fire.
Memorable riffs: Joel: "Lost Continent? I lost my keys once, but that's ridiculous."
Servo: "This is Neptune! God of the sea!"
Servo: "Touch her there, and she buzzes!"
Servo: "RRRRR... forget that reststop, I'm fine now."
Servo: "This is the pilot. Anybody back there flown one of these before?"
Pilot: "Dead end..... dead end..." (Servo hums the Pink Panther theme)
Crow: "Let's form a soccor team and eat each other!"
Servo: "Bob... um I'm on fire here."
(Sid Melton falls to his death) Crow: "Damn, he has my keys!"
Servo: "You know, even rock climbing movies don't have this much rock climbing."
Character in Movie: "I've gone color blind!" Crow: "If this movie were in color, that would mean something."
Joel: "I ditched a hot babe for this?"
(while the tricreatops are battling) Joel: "Ow! Ow! You got my braces!"
Best Segment: Mike does a great job as Hugh Beaumont. Worst Segment: The "Cool Thing" segment is just... stupid. I think they're spoofing the scene in the movie where the main characters see something off camera, but the audience doesn't get to see it at first. But either way, it's a fast-forward moment.
Comments: -This is another episode where Servo's arms work.
-Joel refuses to enter the theater, and gets electricuted.
-Rather naughty bit in the theater, J&TB peek down the woman's dress!
-If you weren't looking at the credits, you'd think this was a Coleman Francis film. It has two scenes with characters drinking AND talking about coffee!
-The running gag of Crow announcing a ship is approaching and Joel ignoring him, continues.
-A line from the movie that I love: "I show you Scared Mountain. But it is taboo!"
-Watch for the part during the "rock climbing" sequence where Hugh Beaumont starts laughing in the background, when the other actors are pulling Sid Melton up the cliff by his butt.
-Holy crap! A reference to Romper Room! I remember that show! I wonder how many other people do.
Overall: A great full-blown episode. The movie is pretty tedious with the long, drawn out "rock-climbing" sequences, but J&TB make the most of it. Some hilarious riffing throughout. I actually laughed my ass off in several places. The host segments are a little dissapointing, but I'd still rate this a strong season 2 episode. Full 4 stars. ****
Post by brandonakaxerxes on Sept 27, 2008 12:33:31 GMT -5
209 - The Hellcats
Plot: A bunch of drinkers and druggers party and race and... I don't know...
Host Segments: Opening: J&TB have colds. Invention Exchange: Joel's sign language translator. Dr. F and Frank are still riding their hobby hogs. Segment 1: Tom's flashback: J&TB do Shatner with the crawling hand (from #106) Segment 2: Crow's flashback: Zero gravity humor lesson (from #201). Segment 3: Joel's flashback: Binocular matte lesson (from #203). Ending: Gypsy writes to Richard Basehardt. Stinger: Trumpeter shouts something out.
Memorable riffs: Servo: "Oh, smart. They're in the middle of nowhere, making a drug deal out in the open, while a car passes by!" Joel: "Why do you think they call it dope?"
Crow: "Let's park the Barbiemobile right here!"
Servo: "Hey, he's the guy from the beginning of the film! Detective Plotpoint!"
Woman: "Are you hot?" Servo: "Nah, it's the humidity."
Crow: "Her back looks like a Klingon's forehead."
Crow: "Hey, can we borrow your towel?"
Crow: "Mass confusion. They're talking about the plot, Joel."
Crow: "I just don't get algebra, Man!"
Fav. Riff: *girl finds boyfriend dead in her car* Girl: "NOOOOOO!" Joel: "My seat covers!"
Best segment: I like season 3's flashback. That's one of my fav. Host segments from season 2. It was good to see it again. Worst Segment: The flashback to 201. That particular segment just doesn't work.
Comments: -Ew. In the opening bit, Crow coughs up... something that actually bounces off the desk. Looks like a small creature or something. Also, Joel makes Crow blow his nose into a tissue. Even though in season 1 he was unaware that Crow could "smell".
-Joel still has the season 1 mug.
-Satellite News mentions there being no dialogue during the opening segment. Strange, I counted at least 8 lines.
-We finally get to see Joel's invention from the previous episode which he never got to present.
-The Poopie reel includes some funny outtakes from the invention exchange. Gotta love Frank repeatedly blowing the line, "I don't think I'd so brother."
-There are two people involved with this movie with the last name "Tomlin". Can you say "nepotism"? And are they related to Lilly Tomlin?
-J&TB seem to be paying closer attention to the credits, and connecting writers or producers to earlier films. They really didn't do this much later.
-I've heard fans critisize the use of a season 1 clip for one of the flashbacks. I don't know why. I know some comment that Servo's voice being different in the flashback might confuse viewers. Why would it? Servo specifically mentions that the flashback takes place a year before his voice changed!
-Wow, there's two MASH-related riffs in just one minute. Servo mentions Sally Kellerman at one point. Then later, Crow references Father Mulcahey.
-Somehow, the music played at the party sounds like a weird 60s instrumental version of Roy Orbison's "Anything You Want" to me. Even though Orbison didn't write that song until years later. Some of the music in another scene also sounds like music from Catalina Caper.
-Uh... Gypsy seems really stoned in the closing segment.
Overall: I've heard plenty of negative comments about this episode. I think the riffing is pretty funny, and the flashbacks add a nice touch. But, "cheater episodes" are usually hit or miss for people. The movie itself is the only weak part of the episode. It's really not enjoyable to watch at all. No real plot to speak of, not to mention a couple of slightly disturbing moments. I'll just give this two stars: ** www.youtube.com/watch?v=W63etBCen7k
Post by brandonakaxerxes on Nov 12, 2008 13:16:03 GMT -5
210- King Dinosaur, with short X Marks the Spot.
Host Segments: Opening: Joel does beat poetry. Invention Exchange: Pocket Scientist; Sweaty Socks. Segment 1: Crow wonders if he's qualified to judge other drivers. Segment 2: J&TB sing about Joey the Lemur Segment 3: "Emotional Scientist". Ending: Explaining Lippert. Dr. F and frank go to a festival. Stinger: Guy falls down.
Memorable riffs from Short: Servo: "Arthur Magee and Molly!"
Servo: "That's Mick Jagger's cloud, stay off of it."
Joel: "God has kind of a crummy office." Crow: "That's because all the decorators are in hell."
Guardian Angel: "The hardest part about Joe was his speeding." Servo: "Yeah, he was worse than Corey Feldman or Corey Haim."
Judge: "15 years..." Crow: "On a dead man's chest."
Crow: "Oh, I wish I were dead... oh I am."
Memorable riffs from Movie: Servo: "Oh, so the announcer's calling the shots now?"
Servo: "Then, German airshows are performed. Hundreds are killed."
Crow: "Who brought the sandwiches?" Servo: "Sandwiches?"
Woman: "That island..." Joel: "I hate it, it's taunting me!"
Woman: "What is it?" Crow: "IT'S AN IGUANA!!!"
Fav. riff from Short: Joel: "Oh great, we're stuck in space, and still have to do jury duty."
Fav. riff from Movie: *aligator approaches iguana* Joel: "They're gonna fight over who tastes more like chicken."
Comments: -Uhh... Deep 13 has an elevator?
-The Brains seem to really be slacking off in terms of inventions. In fact I've noticed a lot of Season 2 Invention Exchange segments seem to have these little "shortcuts".
-When Joel and Servo ditch Crow in the theater, Servo's control rod under his hoverskirt can be seen.
-I don't think Joel was really "stoned" during the Lemur sketch, as others may claim, but I think he really had way too much coffee before shooting.
-Joel continues the "snake/Satan" riffs that he started in Jungle Goddess
-Funny that Joel refuses to do the "Emotional Scientist" bit, but he was willing to make an ass of himself with the Lemur bit.
Best Segment: None of the segments are that good. But the Joey the Lemur sketch stands out the most, just for it's sheer "WTF" status. Perhaps the segment wouldn't have seemed so random, if the Brains had shot it as "Segment 3", after the lemur/kinkajoo actually appears in the film. Worst Segment: Hard to say, again because all the segments are bombs. I think I'll just pick the closing segment. Although this is a great episode, the closing segment ends it on a low note.
Overall: This is an episode, where only the theater segments make it a gem. Most of the segments are fast-forward moments. **1/2 stars. Marginally better than the previous episode... ACCORDING to Xerxes the Cat.
-The Poopie reel includes some funny outtakes from the invention exchange. Gotta love Frank repeatedly blowing the line, "I don't think I'd so brother."
That's actually "I don't fink on soul brother", which I believe is something that Linc always said on "The Mod Squad". It shows up in a couple of other episodes, too - off the top of my head, I know it's used as a riff in "Gunslinger".
Post by brandonakaxerxes on Apr 13, 2009 17:23:39 GMT -5
211- First Spaceship on Venus
Host Segments: Opening: Servo's Sarcastic sequencer. Invention Exchange: Joel's Junk Drawer Helper; Dr. F and Frank steal his idea. Sgment 1: Crow and Tom build their own robot. It communicats in foam. Segment 2: A gorilla visits the Hexfield. Segment 3: A commercial for Klack Ending: Servo's head explodes. Letters
Memorable riffs: Servo: "He talks like a Gerry Anderson puppet."
Scientist: "There is only one planet, it could have come from." Crow: "Uranus."
Crow: "Look out for the boxed springs!"
Guy talking to woman: "There are things I'll never forget." Joel: "Right, Sarah? Uh, I mean Janet.... what was your name again?"
Servo: "Hey, it's HAL!"
*man in space suit* Servo: "Hey, I gotta go to the bathroom!" Crow: "Just go in the suit." Servo: "Oh."
Servo: "Would someone shoot that turkey?"
Guy: "Should we return to Earth?" Servo: "Oh, and end this dream vacation?"
Joel: "Come back! We have yet to taunt you! We are the planet of novelty items!"
Crow: "Someone with a very different vision made this movie." Servo: "Yeah from a book by Lewis Carroll."
Servo: "Hey, look! Venusian blinds!"
Guy: "Let us honor the memory of three great men." Servo: "Standing right here."
Fav. Riff: Servo: "At least we have our Ewok suits to cheer us up."
Comments: -This won't be the forst time Pia Zadora gets mentioned on MST3K. Later she'll actually BE in a MST'ed movie.
-You can kinda see the mirror in the box below the junk dawer obscuring Mike as Abe Vigoda.
-Just like in Catalina Caper, the shadowrama is cut off on the right side of the screen (Although if you're watching this on a TV you can't tell). Also, there's something sitting on the seat next to Crow. It's.... weird. I can't make it out.
-Servo's got himself another crush: The blonde news reporter.
-Joel references "Lite Brite". They were a popular children's toy item at the time this episode was made.
-During Segment 2, there's a piece of paper laying on the floor by the "G" doors. What's that for? And I love how Crow and Tom somewhat gracefully handle the gorilla situation, but after it leaves and Joel arrives, the two robots completely break down. Hilarious.
-A rare Joel episode in which none of the host segments have anything to do with the movie.
-The first fan letter seems to be referencing ep. 206. Exactly how far in production were these episodes in before they aired on telelvision?
Best Segment: The foam robot is cute. Not necessarily funny, but cute. Worst Segment: The Gorilla segment was random. I just didn't see the point to it.
Overall: Meh, this episode's only average. I find this tobe a forgettable episode. **
Post by brandonakaxerxes on Apr 14, 2009 11:19:35 GMT -5
We really can't say "Uranus" on this board? Seriously?
212- Godzilla Vs. Megalon
Host Segments Opening: J&TB host a morning magazine show. Invention exchange: Easy-to-make Halloween costumes. Host segment 1: Crow and Tom describe their monsters. Host segment 2: "Rex Dart, Eskimo Spy." Host segment 3: Dysfunctional popcorn commercial. End: Joel gives Crow and Tom new arms, the Jet Jaguar fight song is translated, the Mads are playing video games. Stinger: Godzilla takes the plunge.
Memorable Riffs: Servo: "Technology advanced people? Give me a break They can make high-definition TV, but can't make decent water toys?
Joel: "You don't have to put on the red dress!"
Crow: "Damn Japanese buying up everything... oh."
Roxanne: "I found some funny powder!" Joel: "Uh, that's mine, just leave it.... *sniff*"
*Jet Jeguar flies* Joel: "Um, we're cruising at 50,000 feet."
Crow: "Gary Busey's back on the bike! Gary Busey is not considered genius."
Servo: "It's amazing what they're doing with H-O scale these days.
*army fires at Megalon* Joel: "Hey, that tickles! Cut it out you guys!"
Crow: "They're playing Chinese Chicken! Or is it Peking Duck?"
Servo: "You know what, kid? We're gonna get you some pants!"
Crow: "Hey, he's being paid scale!" Servo: "Didn't you do that last week?" Crow: "Oh, I got the wrong script here."
Fav. Riff Servo: "Uh, guys? He's very vulnerable right now. This is not a good time to attack him."
Comments: -Joel's jumpsuit is back to red... or more specifically maroon or burgendy.
-By the way, great quote from Joel: "If you're like me, and I know I am..."
-The running gag of Dr. F stealing Joel's invention ideas would pretty much be gone by season 3. To say the least, it wasn't a very funny running gag. It was good the first 3 times...
-Servo predicts when the opening credits will start. So the running gag of them forecasting movie events is still going.
-What kind of a name for a boy is "Roxanne"? That kid's gonna get his ass kicked in middle school...
-When Jet Jaguar first appears, there's a wastebasket (or whatever it is) that appears to have a picture of Mickey Mouse on it.
-I think segments 1 and 3 aired in the wrong order. Segment 1 has to do with monsters, but no monsters appeared in the movie yet, while segment 3 has virtually nothing to do with the movie, as when segment 1 aired, nothing was really going on with the plot yet. Who knows, maybe I'm just imagining things.
-Dated riff: Crow mentions The National network (it's now SpikeTV)
-At one point, Joel can be seen drinking a can of pop in the theater. The Bots don't even seem to notice, or care.
Best Segment: None of the main host segments are very good, but I like the closing segment with the fake lyrics to the Jet Jaguar song. Also, like how a fan wrote that they want to have Crow's baby. Crow responds, "I can't have a baby, I don't have a womb." Also, it's cute how Crow is trying to eat out of the bowl of popcorn. Worst segment: Meh. The Rex Dart segment is kind stupid. I'd say it's more inane than the Joey the Lemur sketch.
Overall: I love this episode. Fanstastic riffig throughout. My favorite of the two Godzilla episodes. ***1/2
Post by brandonakaxerxes on May 29, 2009 13:20:13 GMT -5
213- Godzilla Vs. The Sea Monster
Host segments: Opening: Joel reads to his "robot monsters" The Velveteen Rabbit. Invention Exchange: Joel's Mind Control Guitar; Dr. F's Squeaky Toy Guitars. Segment 1: The Godzilla Genealogy Bop. Segment 2: Joel makes miniature buildings, like the ones from the movie. Segment 3: Crow and Tom worship Mothra. Ending: J&TB discuss famous lines of dialogue that were never actually said. Winners of the Cool Thing contest. Stinger: Natives bow before Mothra.
Memorable Riffs: Joel (sining along to music): "Batman! Batman!"
Servo: "Up there! It says 'Go-Go'. That must be the bathroom."
Crow: "Hey, it's the Boatniks!"
Joel: "Hey, don't talk with Steve in your mouth."
Servo: "Uh-Oh, guys! Look out! Rock climbing!"
Servo: "James Bond is back as the spy with the biggest crab claw you've seen in you life...Double 0 Crab"
Joel: "It's Hayley Mills and Hayley Mills in The Mothra Trap"!
Joel: "Hang on, I just gotta adjust my package here..."
Joel: "Shoot randomly! Wait you're killing our own men!"
Crow: "I told you we should have gone Greyhound!"
Servo (as Godzilla): "Alright, who woke me up? Heh, I don't care! I feel great! Good morning, world!"
Servo: "We're having an adventure just like The Goonies!"
*jets bomb Godzilla* Servo: "He really is having a rotten day isn't he?"
Crow: "Hey, if these sticks and stones don't work, we'll use names to hurt them!"
*footage of Godzilla cannonblling into the ocean, from ep. 212 is shown* Servo: "Haven't we seen this before?"
Fav. Riff: *Godzilla sits on a rock, looking for all the world like he's going Number 2* Servo: "Uhh... just a few minutes on the Thunder Bucket here." Joel: Uh, would you guys get me a magazine, I'm gonna be in here awhile." Crow: "Hey, Godzilla, did you fall in or what?" Servo: "Hey, give someone else a chance!" *bird attacks Godzilla while he's sitting* Joel: "Oh, that's really unfair, attacking a guy while he's vulnerable!" Servo: "Caught him with his pants down." Crow: "Hey, what do you think I am? Teppi Hedrin? Get out of here!" Servo: "He does NOT like to be distrubed while he's on the throne!"
Comments: -My goodness, it takes a LONG time for Joel ad the Bots to get to the theater. Even longer than it did in the season 1 shows.
-Man I feel sorry for the actors who had to run barefoot on those beach rocks. Ouch!
-At the end of the Genealogy Bop, Joel accidentally says movie sign instead of commercal sign.
-Gypsy still hasn't evolved into the socialble character most MSTies are familiar with. She's still kindof the grumbling, clueless, robot we knew in Season 1.
-Mothra is actually female. Clearly the Brains weren't aware of this when they wote this episode.
-Charles Boyer may have never said "Come with me to the casbah", but Pepe Le Pew, who was a spoof of Boyer, did in one cartoon.
-Kim Catrall reference in the final host segment!
-Faye Burkholder is listed as a writer for this episode, but she's also listed as co-writer for the "Geneology Bop" song. Did she help write any riffs, or was her part in the song the extent of her involvement? Best Segments: Segment 2 with Joel going crazy just barely beats the Geneology Bop segment. Worst segment: Don't care much for the Mothra bit. Goes on way too long.
Overall: Sampo of Satellite News doesn't seem to like this episode. I think it's really good, and a great finish for season 2. Excellent riffing, and funny host segments. And we;d get more of this, and then some with season 3. ***1/2
-Mothra is actually female. Clearly the Brains weren't aware of this when they wote this episode.
Officially speaking, Toho claims that Mothra is indeed a male. But Mothra's gender has always been a source of confusion, considering the ability to lay eggs. Most likely she is asexual, much like the american Godzilla, seeing how there is usually only one Mothra at a time (the sole exception being the twins in Godzilla vs. Mothra '64 and Godzilla: Tokyo SOS, though in the former film it was established that the second Mothra died offscreen in between that film and Ghidorah the Three-Headed Monster).
In spite of Toho's claims, I feel Mothra's gender could go either way. I refer to Mothra as a "she" more often than not, because Mothra has more feminine qualities than masculine. This could be atributed to the fact that Mothra is very popular with both women and children in Japan, giving off a sort of maternal vibe to the kaiju.
On a side note to the above, I also often refer to Mothra Leo from the Rebirth of Mothra trilogy as a "he." Go figure.
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Post by brandonakaxerxes on Jun 6, 2009 15:17:28 GMT -5
It's season 3 now! The show keeps getting better and better! And now, I present to you, one of the first Joel episodes I ever saw. I used to not care much for this episode, but it has grown on me over the years.
301- Cave Dwellers
Opening: J&TB consider new names. Invention exchange: Smoking jacket, robotic arm wrestling. Host segment 1: Reenacting the half-screen slo-mo credits. Host segment 2: Giving extraordinary names to ordinary things. Host segment 3: Foley demontration by Joel. End: J&TB rail against the movie, the Mads are delighted. Stinger: "Thong! The fish is ready!"
Memorable riffs: Servo: "This must be in shoebox format."
Joel: "How muc Keefe is in this movie? Miles O'Keefe!"
Crow: "Hey, Grog just threw a bone into the air and it turned into a spaceship!"
(shot of a sword) Servo: "A rear-view mirror?"
(upskirt shot of a woman) Servo: "Saaaayy.."
Joel: "How come she's limping?" Crow: "Cause she's got an arrow in her chest." Joel: "Oh, I can see-- HUH?"
Joel: "Come with me... no not you, her!"
Servo: "Uh-Oh, fog's covering up the action!" Crow: "What action?"
(Ator gets attacked by invisible people) Joel: "Oh I don't believe this, they were too cheap to hire real actors here!"
Joel: "Don't they want their capes back?" Crow: "No, there's invisible blood on them." Joel: "Oh... what?"
Ator: "The castle of the great one is far away." Crow: "And the end of the move is even further."
(Ator kills the giant snake) Crow: "I'm coming... Beany... Boy."
Joel: "My hubcap's chaving!"
Servo: "They hit Charlie McCarthey!"
Fav. Riff: Servo: "You know, they probably shouldn't have filmed this at Yellowstone."
Comments: -My copy of Cave Dwellers is a VHS Rhino tape. Damn these things don't keep for long. The audio and picture is terrible.
-Servo is still wearing a fez during the host segments.
-I'm not pervy or anything, but I don't think Lisa Foster had underwear on underneath that outfit. At one point I swear it looks like you can see... um.. a certain female body part during her first fight scene.
-Segment 1 contains one of the last references to Gizmonic Institute. Not counting the theme song.
-Servo says "Hi-Keeba!" about 3 times in this episode.
-Servo comments Cave Dwellers as being the worst movie they've ever seen. I'm sure his opinion will change towards the end of season 4.
Best Segment: Segment 3 is great from start to finish. One of those segments I never get tired of watching. Those poor little hamsters! Worst Segment: Segment 1 went on far too long. It's not even that funny. And all Joel is really doing is just prancing around the set with a fake word, and it's not like the robots can really do anything in terms of fighting. Have to agree with Servo on this one, "Isn't this kinda fruity?"
Overall: Not season 3's best, but at least the movie is watchable, and some cute riffs here and there. *** star rating.
Post by brandonakaxerxes on Dec 8, 2009 11:10:03 GMT -5
Plot: Gamera, a giant turtle, fights and stuff. Host Segments: Intro: Warmups on the SOL. Invention: Joel presents the endless salad bar. Spring cleaning at Deep 13 and Frank vacuums up a bird cage. Segment 1: Tom's song to Tibby. Segment 2: The bots hate Kenny but Joel teaches tolerance. Segment 3: Gypsy's beauty parlor and Gamera stops by. End: A retrospective on the actors. Stinger: Eskimo say's "Okay, bye".
Memorable Riffs: Servo: "Hey, Sandy Frank. Isn't that when you drop your hot dog on the beach?"
Eskimo: "This is the legendary stone." Joel: "You passed THAT stone?"
Teacher: "The other students make fun of him; they think he's strange." Crow: "Kids are perceptive that way."
Doctor: "It has the power to convert organic matter into inorganic matter." Joel: "Like McDonald's?"
(Gamera gets sent to outer space) Crow: "Hey, Joel. Look familiar?"
Fav. Riff: Crow: "Oh...this is Pearl Harbor...how'd THAT get in here?..." (This is Sampo's fav riff from this episode too. What can I say? It's hilarious)
Comments: -Sampo doesn't get the "hand gesture" that Joel makes towards the end of Servo's Tibby song. Sampo apparently can't see the glitter falling from above. What Joel is doing is he's just holding his hand out to catch some of it, the way a child would, holding their hand out during snowfall.
-Poor Tibby, must be damn dizzy in that spinning bowl Servo had set up for him.
-The only instance where either of the robots did that "Look familiar?" joke on Joel. They did it plenty with Mike.
Best segment: Who doesn't like the Tibby song? It rivals the Creepy Girl song. Worst segment: The "hating Kenny" segemnt was just too mean-spirited IMO.
Overal: I had high hopes this would be a good episode, and it is, but I think it's slightly over-rated. Or maybe I was just tired. **1/2
Post by brandonakaxerxes on Dec 10, 2009 12:21:13 GMT -5
303- Pod People
Plot: Aliens land in a forest. One starts killing people, the other is raised by some whiney kid and given the name Trumpy. A rock group is lost, and crashes at the kids' place. Two hunters run amok.
Host Segments: Opening: One-Man Shows. Invention Exchange: Electric Guitar; PD Kareoke Machine Segment 1: Idiot Control Now. Segment 2: New Age Space Music Segment 3: Crow and Servo are Trumpy! Closing: Song: "Clown in the Sky". It stinks! Stinger: It stinks!
Memorable Riffs: Servo: "Between a rock and a hard planet!"
Joel: "Bambi... humans are basically good."
Servo: "Even the movie The Fog, didn't have this much fog."
Poacher: "Now we can kill us some game in peach and quiet." Servo: "Do you realize what you just said?"
Servo: "I know Ringo did some bad songs but this is really embarrassing."
Tommy: "Do you know what play is?" Crow (as Trumpy): "Yes, it's where I break you in half."
Tommy: "Trumpy! I told you to stay out of sight!" Servo: "He doesn't speak your language, dickweed."
(Tommy pours some peanuts ont he table) Crow: "Oh, little potatoes." (Trumpy snorts the peanuts up his trunk) Crow: "Now you try."
(Tommy draws an ugly picture of a human) Tommy: "That's my mommy!" Servo: "EW!"
(Tracy gets attacked by alien) Servo: "I think she found Trumpy!" J&TB: "Waa-waa-waaaaa!"
Crow: "Honey, I'm ho-- oh I'm alittle kid."
Tommy's mother: "Are you alright?" Tommy: "Hmm-mmm" Crow: "Well, yes. Relatively speaking. Depends on what the norm is."
Crow: "Oh Trumpy, gross!" Servo: "He stepped in some trumpy-dumpy!"
Crow: "And he died as he lived with his mouth wide open."
Fav. Riff: Servo: "Steve tastes great! More pelvis?"
Comments: -A rare instance in which Joel's invention busts. Hell, Dr. F's invention is better!
-I think this is the earliest use of the phrase, "Kids today with their..."
-One of the actors who appears during the fake opening credits looks like British comedian Graham Stark... but it isn't.
-Wizard of Oz reference: "I do believe in spooks!"
-Nice bit: When the poacher guy is smashing the alien eggs, at one point he hits an egg on the right side of the screen, and Crow reacts, "Ouch!" as if he had been hit by the poacher.
-I find the hippie girl kinda cute. Am I weird?
-The ACEG lists Bridget Jones as the music agent in Segment 1, but Bridget has said that it's Faye Burkholder (what ever happened to her?)
-Shortly after Tommy says, "Keep growing and you won't fit any clothes", listen carefully, and you'll hear the sound of Joel (or Kevin, or Trace) turning the page for their riff scripts.
-WHY is there a Sprite ad on the side of the family's house?
-Crow's riff "Time to take off the mask and see who it is" echos for some reason.
-Joel threatens to throw Servo against the wall. Dang, he's brutal!
Best Segment: The Trumpy segment is wacky and kooky. Worst Segment: The new age music segment. It stinks!
Overall: One of my favorite Joel-era episodes. ***1/2