I’m not going to dispute the soundness of this, but I will point out that one of the mottos of the show is “The right people will get it.” I think that applies to individual shows as well as the show as a whole.
And pretty much everyone involved in making the film!
Yeah, actually, that’s a good point. Every year, people say, “What’s the best movie of the year!” and I’m all, “I don’t know! I’ve only seen a hundred or so of the eight-hundred that cam out! There’s probably a gem or two in the 85% I missed!”
After three decades of Turkey Days, I think it’s great to see something more obscure getting its day in the sun. Rather than Manos, Space Mutiny, etc. all over again. (And anyway, those could still show up later. Since this is only the first round.)
This is a fandom which has always celebrated obscurities.
Grab a smoke or do the dishes during this one if it’s not to your liking.
By the way, our very own Wiki is happy to provide listings from the earlier Days Of The Bird. So you could theoretically reconstruct your favorite on the big day in '22, if you felt so inclined. (Well, there might be some bobbles over stuff tied up with rights issues. So… a partial reconstruction, at least…?)
A mod can temporarily make it a wiki post which should give you the ability to edit it if you want. We could even leave it as a wiki, but then anyone can change it. If you want to go back in and make edits just let me (or any of us) know and that can happen.
If they could figure out the Ideal Turkey Day Marathon via statistical analysis, they wouldn’t bother with the voting. I believe one key to the Ideal Turkey Day Marathon is that it not be the same all the time, so that means not just picking the best episodes. It means throwing a little randomness into the mix.
You’re 100% entitled to think we’re voting wrong, of course! I did vote for Skydivers not because it’s a better episode but because I have a personal aversion to all of the biker gang movies. There’s nothing objective about it, and there doesn’t need to be; this vote is personal, and to quote my sister on a different topic, “the stakes could not be lower”.
Hagen’s films are depressing, but he doesn’t strike me as being depressed himself. (Unlike Francis.) Even when he’s mourning poor Rita and vowing revenge, he’s not really putting his back into it. I don’t think they would’ve made a compatible team, for that reason.
I voted Hellcats because I didn’t read through the thread first and thought it was Wild Rebels. I don’t regret it though, because I have seen Skydivers too many times, and now every time I drink coffee I think of Coleman Francis.