Happy Manosversary, y’all.
And that young couple are still making out in their sports car
How does one celebrate a Manosversary? By having a portrait done, perhaps?
Sulphur biscuits for the hellhound!
Awkward wrestling. Lots of awkward wrestling.
I just rewatched the recent Mads live riff of the restored, HD version of Manos. The additional footage and ability to see what the actors are doing brought up more questions than it answered.
Spoiler alert: They don’t kill Torgo! They just slap him around a little, the Master causes Torgo’s hand to fall off and catch fire, and Torgo runs away into the desert. That’s the last we see of him. For all we know, he could have hitchhiked into El Paso and started up a nice artisanal pizza food truck.
Until ascending into Second Banana Heaven. Where he dresses like a beekeeper for some reason.
I was living in Connecticut… with NO CC on the crappy CABLE. I had to wait to visit friends in Arlington VA who taped the show on VHS to enjoy the glories of Torgo.
And just as I’m reading this thread, there’s Torgo escorting Frank to Second Banana Heaven as Pluto is showing Samson Vs. The Vampire Women.
I think they had plenty of hap.
Still kissing, 10585 straight days?
(no, I did not account for leap years. sorry)
They chewed Big Red before smooching.
And there are still certain flaws with this film.
Oh man, I never saw this one on cc. Finally saw it on the Mst3K Essentials disk. Dare I say this is the worst movie they ever did? Maybe Fu Manchu is close and Invasion of the Neptune Men is its own painful experience, but Manos is just the bitter dregs. Kinda like getting a root canal with no anesthesia.
Big Red says kiss A LITTLE longer. Not this!
Yes! I always wondered about this. At least it suggests that Torgo got out of that terrible situation and made something out of what I’m going to for the sake of argument call his life.
Torgo now manages a Cinnabon in Omaha.
I thought he delivered pizza.
My favorite episode.
Saw it new (1993, not 1966). When they got to the endless, credit-less scenery I knew this one was different. Once the Mads started apologizing for the movie, I knew this was something special. Quite a 2-hours-of-a-day that was.
In retrospect, Monster-a-Go-Go was worse, and Incredible Melting Man was more yecchy. Still, never underestimate the power of “Unfortunately, we’ll be right back”.
The first I ever heard of that episode was its write-up in the Amazing Colossal Episode Guide. And the review made the movie sound absolutely, positively putrid.
I was intrigued.
When I learned of Rhino releasing the episode on VHS, I wasted no time snapping that up from Suncoast. The movie was spectacularly horrid, as advertised, and I loved the hell out of the episode.
I even used the episode to introduce my best friend at the time to MST3K, who then became a MSTie himself. Heh, I wouldn’t try that again, because, ya know, Manos, but still… great memories of that episode!