508. Operation Double 007 (1967)

Bond is sacred to me. Clutching those VHS cassettes I rented as a child, Dr. No (1962), From Russia With Love (1963), and Goldfinger (1964) escorted me into the spycraft of Ian Fleming and the phenomenon of James Bond. Jump cuts, Monty Norman, beautiful women, Sean Connery, a large measure of Bond seeped into the culture and typified blockbluster entertainment. Old Home Movies, Lederhosen-Hosen, Sarah The Bobbin Buzzard, Joel As Bond Villain, The Sean & Neal Show, Torgo Returns, Magnetism. “Mutiny on the Betsy”, “Get over here and turn the music down”, “All hands on me!” “Is there anything this guy doesn’t do?” or “You know I’m suddenly hungry for Cracker Jacks and I don’t know why”?

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Joel As Bond Villain.

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The Sean & Neil Show.

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The Bow Fight at O.K. Corral.

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Operation Kid Brother (1967) Trailer.

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Note: Also titled O.K. Connery internationally and Operation Kid Brother in America. On home video, sold as Secret Agent 00.

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Operation Double 007 (1967) Trivia.

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Man For Me.

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Northern Illinois University.

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Mr. Thayer Theme.

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This scene is one of those ones that hits weird when you’re from the UK and they’re making jokes about someone in Scotland living a profoundly American life.

Still, I do hope Neil lived a happy enough life and I’m glad he tried his hand at this movie, it’s definitely one of my higher rated episodes, if only for the “There might be bees in there, I gotta save 'em!” riff

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I haven’t seen this one in a while and haven’t reached it in my vault picks rotation yet, but it’s a Bond parody with actual Bond actors! That’s probably its biggest selling point for me.

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Watched this the other week when we got the new Synthia’s Selects.

All I can ever remember about this movie is that it has the younger Connery–playing himself-ish–and the showing-a-movie-on-a-girl’s-back thing.

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:notes: HIIIIIIIIS favorite movie is ‘Turner And Hoooooch’! :notes:

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Back in the 1960s you couldn’t swing a dead shark with a laser beam without hitting a James Bond knock-off. But this one went the extra mile by casting Sean Connery’s brother Neil in the lead role as the brother of Britain’s most capable agent. Going a couple more extra miles, it also featured Bernard Lee and Lois Maxwell (M and Miss Moneypenny respectively), as well as the From Russia with Love Bond Girl and the villains from Thunderball and Dr. No.

But while the Connery angle is hammered in for all it’s worth, the camp value is more likely to recall Roger Moore’s tenure in the franchise. As for what the evil scheme is, there seem to be quite a few, with no clear indication on how they connect. Something to do with an anti-tech device and radioactive carpets that will somehow cause the world’s gold reserves to fall into the hands of the villain organization. The Bond parody sketches on Round the Horne has less ridiculous schemes (except maybe the cold porridge one).

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I’m pretty sure that when I first saw this episode, I hadn’t seen Manos yet. So I didn’t recognize the significance of the weird pizza guy.

To this day, whenever we get food delivered or to-go, we always have to have the exchange about Mr. Pibb.

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My favorite thing about this movie was that they shot it without sound like a lot of European movies, but when it came time for Connery to dub his voice, he was sick. And instead of finding another Scotsman to do it, they decided to use an American. They undermined the whole idea of getting Sean Connery’s brother in the first place!

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“He sounds like a Hercules movie.”

So doesn’t that mean the dubber is Greek? :wink:

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Ultimately speaking Operation Double 007 is NOT that bad of a “James Bond” movie considering the era that it came out in. Can you honestly look at movies like Moonraker, Live and Let Die, or Diamonds are Forever and truly say that Double 007 is THAT different? :slight_smile: In that sense I sometimes think that the movie gets a bum rap because they clearly produced a movie that was pretty much a product of the era for spy movies. Ridiculous? Sure. Corny sometimes? Absolutely. But fundamentally “worse” than its contemporaries? Mmmmmmeeeeeehhhhh not really. Aside from some bad dubbing it’s production values and performances are on par with other movies of the time so I have a tendency to cut it some slack.

But that being said wow what a great MST movie. So many targets… Its a good riff from start to finish with some classic bits. This is in my top-25 episode list because its fun every time.

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“I know.”

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