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The eye-patch wearing Commander Yamoto was played by Akihiko Hirata. Hirata played in 7 Godzilla films, including the first one where he was the one eye'd Dr. Serizawa. The actor can be seen in Kurosawa's "Sanjuro" (as a Samurai) as well in the Japanese TV series, "Ultraman". He supposedly had an uncredited role in the "Fugitive Alien" series as well.
"Come back, I'm not Jeff Altman! Honest" - Servo
In 1980, comedian Jeff Altman was paired with Japanese singing duo "Pink Lady" and hosted a short lived variety show called Pink Lady & Jeff. It is considered by many the worst show in television history
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213: First Broadcast - 7 pm Saturday, Feb 2nd 1991
#54 Honorable mention in Mighty Jack's Top 50
Excellence Level: Gold
Movie Pain: Low - Guys in rubber suits are cool
Riffing: Wildly funny
Skits: Solid, good humor
Godzilla ends slave labor and enjoys a nice crab leg dinner: I know I'm in the minority here, but I enjoyed this one a LOT better than #212. This is just soo much fun and the crew seems to be having a blast.
Great host segments include the classic "Godzilla Genealogy Bop" and Tom & Crows imitation of the movies singing Mothra twins (adding lyrics from the Patty Duke show no less).
The riffing in the theater is on target, I dig pop culture references and with this episode you get jabs at Bill Cosby (Chicken Heart), Simon & Garfunkel and Legoland! Add in some cheap bathroom humor, a reference to "Godot" and a guy saying "You must be losing your eyesight" to a fellow wearing a patch. Oh man I love it.
Intro: Joel reads the "Velveteen Rabbit" to the bots. Invention: Variations on the Guitar (Joel operates his by mind control, the mads are squeeze toys). Segment 1: The Godzilla Genealogy Bop. Segment 2: Joel creates a few bad model buildings. Segment 3: Mothra visits. End: Famous sayings that were never actually said. Cool thing contest. The Mads contemplate a change. Stinger: The Mothra twins.
*"It's the Mothera Graham dance troupe." - Servo
*"Kabob and... Ka-Steve!" - Crow
*"All these monster fights are rigged." - Crow
*"Ooh, Steve is really delicious" - Crow
*"Run, run before they make us play outfield" - Crow
*"Hey...I've gotta feeling I shouldn't be watching this." - Joel
*"Ow! You shot my other eye you fool!" - Servo
*"Don't even mess with my chick" - Joel as Godzilla
*"They're washed up and they didn't even have to do Love Boat" - Crow
*"I feel like a monkey." - "Me too, where can I find one?" - Shipwrecked guy/Crow
*"What kind of laboratory.. or factory is this?" - "It's a laboratory factory!" - Guy/Servo
*"You weren't killed I see?" - "But I was killed, honest." - Eye patch guy/Joel
*"And that is when the Chicken Heart began to grow..." - Joel
*"All we have to do is wait for lightning." - "Or Godot, whatever comes first." - Some guy/Servo
*"Duh!... A secret laboratory that makes bowling pins..." - Servo
*"I just saw half a crab kill a guy" - Joel as Commander Yamoto
*"Sorry, I'm gonna have to impale you, that's my job..." - Joel as the Sea Monster
*"I'm gonna give you such a pinch" - Servo as the Sea Monster
*"Ahh just a couple minutes in the thunder bucket." - Servo as Godzilla
*"Hey, what do ya think I am, Tippi Hedren?" - Crow as Godzilla
*"Do you see half of what I see?" - Crow as eyepatch guy