Stuff and Nonsense
Martin Benson, AKA the beloved Dorkin, is most noted for his roles as Kralahome in "The King and I" and as Mr. Solo in the James Bond thriller, "Goldfinger".
* Vincent Winter (the young lad Sean): As an adult Vincent worked as a Production Assistant on notable films like The Color Purple and Kenneth Branagh's "Henry V". Sadly, Vincent died of a heart attack on November 2, 1998 at the age of 50.
50% of the gross" - "50% of Mary Gross I mean" - Sam/Crow
Comedian Mary Gross was a cast member of "Saturday Night Live" from 1981 to 1985. She was very funny as "Alfalfa" in the "Our Gang" skits.
"Let's swipe the Captains Strawberries, that's always fun" - Crow
References the novel & movie "The Cain Mutiny". Humphrey Bogart plays Captain Queeg, who goes a little nuts searching for his missing Strawberries.
* 908 The Touch of Satan
* 910 The Final Sacrifice
* Discuss this episode
909: First Broadcast - 5 pm Saturday, July 18th 1998
#62 Honorable mention in Mighty Jack's Top 50
Excellence Level: Gold
Movie Pain: Low - Not half bad viewing
Riffing: Wildly Funny
Skits: Solid, good humor
The Brits try their hand at a "Godzilla" style movie, complete with city stomping action and a little annoying kid. His names Sean, and thankfully he wears pants.
I agree with guest Leonard Maltin, Gorgo isn't a half bad flick and the riffing it receives is pretty darn good - Odd, I don't remember being that impressed the first time I saw it? But there is a wonderful side effect to MST, that being; many of its episodes get better with age. As I watched Gorgo again, I had to be honest... This was one funny experiment, especially during the first hour.
Host segments were solid (Trivia Pursuit, Waiting for Gorgo) and I laughed when Mike chastised Crow for making a lame joke ("Driving Miss Dummy"). It was nice, in an inclusive "we're all pals here, enjoying a bad movie" kind of way, it's the type of funny bit that makes the fans feel like they're one of the guys. With knocks on Irish food, a mundane version of the song "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" and lots of 'Dorkin'... Gorgo's the best of season nine's British invasion.
Intro: Crow's head is being used as a nest. Segment 1: Pearl and Leonard Maltin discuss bad movies. Segment 2: Waiting for Gorgo. Segment 3: Mike's all excited about his 'William Sylvester Trivial Pursuit' game. Segment 4: The horrors of the Nanite circus. End: The women of Gorgo and more with Leonard and Pearl. Stinger: Fisherman speaks in tongues.
*"McRoar! O'Growl!" - Mike as Gorgo
*"Am in... Ireland... send real... food." - Crow
*"Kid, could you salt yourself and come over here... Maybe lay in some marinade?" - Crow as Gorgo
*"You know what's great though Sam? I'm wetting myself in terror but it doesn't really matter down here" - Crow (during diving scene)
*"I didn't know elephants exploded on impact." - Crow
*"Pacifist or not, Gandhi's got to be chuckling about now." - Servo
*"People running through the streets yelling, 'This simply isn't done. You'll be hearing from my solicitor.'" - Mike
*"Go play on Gamera's back kid, I'm not into it." - Crow as Gorgo
*"The infant." - "the outfant." - Professor/Crow
*"The legendary treasure of Captain Crunch." - Crow
*"The poor Irish, you know, if they aren't being invaded by Cromwell or infested with leprechauns, they've got this guy." - Mike
*"We're out of fresh water." - "We'll have to drink concentrate, then." - Sam/Mike
*"Then we got into port and everyone was okay, they went out for lunch and felt better." - Crow (signing to the tune of the "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald")
*"Gorgo" - "The Vice President's unimaginative campaign slogan." - Mike
*"Gone?" - "Yes, it's a word meaning Not here anymore." - Joe/Crow
*"But you missed my point, despite our new familiarity with names." - Mike as Sean
*"There's a skeleton of a little French guy in here!" - Crow
*"Don't bother the man, he's Dorkin." - Crow
*"Insulation on a stick." - Crow
*"Whoa, he's got Betty Davis eye, real bad." - Mike
*"Capsized?" - "I've got to have my cap sized!" - Some Guy/Crow
*"Ah, General Sean, glad we found you." - Crow
*"Hey it's Large Bob!" - "Uh, it's Big Ben." - Crow/Mike