Stuff & Nonsense
The girl in the bathtub was Jean Moorehead. She was Playboy's playmate for October, 1955 and Paula Parkins in the MSTed movie, "The Violent Years".
"Neck braces by Josef Von Stroheim" - Servo:
Said during the opening credits (Josef did the sound for this movie). Tom is actually making reference to actor/director "Erich" Von Stroheim and his brilliant performance in the 1938 classic "Grand Illusion". Erich plays the commander of a prison camp who wears a stiff neck brace.
"Well I see he made his quietus with a bare bodkin" - Crow:
This comes from Hamlet's famous soliloquy and is spoken while Glen holds a dagger during a flashback scene. The dictionary of phrase and fable reports that the "bodkin" Shakespeare speaks of, was actually a sharp stiletto worn by ladies in their hair. Not a dagger.
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309: First Broadcast - 10 am Saturday, Aug 3rd 1991
#51 Honorable mention in Mighty Jack's Top 50
Excellence Level: Gold
Movie Pain: Low - Bert I Gordon's a kick
Riffing: Wildly Funny
Skits: A few misses but mostly Hilarious
You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll retch at the sight of a 60 foot man in a diaper -
Col Glen Manning takes a radiation bath while trying to save another and soon starts growing at an alarming rate, "...just like Clifford the Big Red Dog!" - Joel.
Something I enjoyed about this film was that I was able to relate to the Colonel, set in his place I wouldn't be the noble, introspective hero seen in similar movies. Heck no, I'd whine and moan just like Glen! "What sin could a man commit in a single lifetime", he grouses. Servo's riff, "Wait till he sees the toilet!" gives hysterical justification to his grumpy attitude.
Director Bert I Gordon's story is both heartfelt angst and goofy cheese, wrapped in a 'watered down' cold war allegory. The scene with that giant syringe is a wonderful campy film moment, as is Glen (A Toy's R Us kid) wandering around Las Vegas, sampling several giant objects (I wish he'd have worn the crown!). Mix in the smart riffing -"No man is a Three Mile Island." - Joel, and some hilarious host segments (Joel & Mike both do a colossal man, the Bots act 'decent' to Joel) and you get an excellent gold level episode.
Of Note: Rhino lost the rights to this, so if you didn't get it and want it, it's off to the tape traders you go.
Intro: Crow and Tom hang out in their "Robot-Exclusive" fort. Invention: At Deep 13 it's the melding of plant and man into the... Plant that reviews music! On the SOL they offer up non-permanent tattoos. Segment 1: Sensitive Tom & Crow come up with "well cooked" things to say to Glen's fiancee. Segment 2: Joel's a 50-foot man, sitting in a tiny room. Segment 3: Mike as Glen visits the SOL. End: Things a 50 ft man could do. Plus Frank meets the giant needle. Stinger: Glen laughs himself into a fit.
MST Hour Segments
Part 1: Poor Mike has a cold (for real), he makes introductions carrying Frank’s spit curl, he’s seems pretty fascinated by Bert I’s name. In seg 2 there is no credit gag (this will continue for a few episodes) Part 2: Jack stands next to a tiny bed and chair for the recap, and later takes hold of the giant syringe, attempts to give a crew member a shot (and I think, breaks the prop near the end)
*"Hit it, wiggle the plug or something!" – Joel after bomb fails to blast
*"Oh no it’s Amelia Earhart, she picked a bad time to come back" – Joel
*"Glen's A Pillow!" - Crow, as Carol
*"I've never heard of him, it says so right here" - Joel as receptionist looks at card
*"I feel like chopping a cow in half" - Servo as Glen as Marlon Brando
*"Psychologically you may do him a lot of good" – "But don’t climb on him" – Doctor/Crow
*"Wow, a hotdog makes her lose control" - Servo
*"Hey, don't laugh Glen, we're on a fault line!" - Crow
*"Can we smoke?" - "I don't care if you burst into flames." - Sergeant/Joel
*"Vandals came in and put skin on him!" - Joel as doctor
*"Wait... he's alive, but his head's gone." - Crow
*"I am the king, give me my crown!" - Joel as Glen
*"He hates the Village People" - Crow
*"...he still ribs me about my driving." - "RIBS! That's what I'm hungry for!" - Carol/Joel
*"Your not going to wipe your mouth with me again, are you sir?" - Joel
*"Your name was the only thing he said" - "Well that and AAAAAA!" - Doctor/Servo
*"Oh my goodness, I'm growing so fast I'm giving myself a wedgie!" - Joel
*"Oh shoot! I forgot the giant cotton balls!" - Joel as Doctor
*"Well there's a 50 ft. guy. But he has hair, it can't be Glen." - Crow as Carol
*"The body's like a factory..." - "There's a lot of underpaid workers in there." - Doctor/Servo
*"It reminds me of that picnic we took once" - "1952 through 1955" - Glen/Joel
*"Why is this horrible thing happening" - "'Cause Glen's a sinner, dear" - Carol/Servo (Joel laughs)