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Was Playboys Miss February 1957 and can be seen as a Viking woman in show #317.
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* One of those monsters in the basement was Tor Johnson's son, Karl.
* Marilyn Buford (Dr. Sharon Gilchrist) was crowned Miss America in 1946.
* Did the character Danny seem like he was drunk? In an interview with Tom Weaver, Arthur Batanides said that the cast were very loose on the set, horsing around and driving the director crazy. He admitted, "That was one of the few shows where I drank on the job". Can we blame him? lol
"Are we not men" - Joel
This was a lyric and the title of an album by 80's new wave group Devo. Said while Carradine wears some spacey glasses.
"Cripes I turned her into a Sleestak!" - Crow
A Sleestak was a hissing lizard like creature from the Saturday morning adventure show The Land of the Lost (1974-77). Which told the story of a family lost in a world of Dinosaurs and hairy little cave boys.
* #319 War of the Colossal Beast
* #321 Santa Conquers the Martians
* Discuss this episode
Available on DVD: Rhino Collection Volume 3
With Shorts: Posture Pals and Appreciating Our Parents
320: First Broadcast - 10 am Saturday, Dec 14th 1991
Excellence Level: Tin-Foil
Movie Pain: High - Lackluster
Riffing: Super shorts, sub-par on the movie
Skits: Induced mostly smiles
Tor Johnson makes his MST3K debut... Life is good - The shorts in this experiment are among the best ever. "Posture Pals", which is about some kids with scoliosis who covet a 'Burger King" crown. And "Appreciating Our Parents", which is a look at the enlightenment of a boy named Tommy. Both offer up big belly laughs and are the strength of this experiment.
The "Unearthly"? Well that's about John Carradine and his obsession with glands. The riffing on the feature was rather subdued (matching the movie?), it took a few viewings, for example, before I picked up on the "Things" running joke. The material picks up in the final segment and making fun of Tor Johnson gives the gang some fodder to mine for laughs. ("Kitty" sez Tor as he pats a dogs head). All told though, it's not a real knock-out for me.
Intro: The bots present, "America's Goofiest Home Video". Invention: The mads create Hard Pills to Swallow. On the SOL it's Celebrity Home Appliances. Segment 1: Crow thinks about all the things Gypsy does on the SOL. Segment 2: The many faces of Tor Johnson. Segment 3: The Unearthly game. End: J&TB talk the lingo, Frank eats good grub. Stinger: Tor sez, "Time for go to bed"