Episodes 618-622: Share your screenshots and favorite riffs!

As a refresher:

You can submit one to three screenshots in comments on each post. Please keep your images at minimum 800px x 600px and 72 dpi. File type does not matter. YES, screenshots of host segments are welcome too!

If you’d ALSO like to throw in a favorite riff, choose one that’s relatively short. Remember to include the timestamp of where it happens in the episode. Ideally the riff should make sense when used in context with the screenshot(s) you’ve chosen. Riffs are optional, though, and if you’d rather just share screenshots, that is fine too.

All of this info will be collected and may be used in the Gizmoplex library! Your contributions are greatly appreciated, even if you can’t participate on every post. There’s zero pressure to do EVERY episode. Whatever you can do will help.

618 High School Big Shot
619 Red Zone Cuba
620 Danger!! Death Ray
621 The Beast Of Yucca Flats
622 Angels Revenge

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618 - High School Big Shot

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(image/riff taken approximately at 30:37)

Servo: “You’re 28, you SHOULD graduate.”

#2

(image/riff taken approximately at 36:48)

Servo: “I never walked to a drive-in before!”

#3

(image/riff taken approximately at 43:32)

Crow: “Now hold still, son.”


619 - Red Zone Cuba

#1

(image/riff taken approximately at 17:00)

Mike: “Coleman Francis is Curly Howard in The Fugitive!”

#2

(image/riff taken approximately at 57:53)

Mike: “Well, hey, this has little marshmallows in it!”

#3

(image/riff taken approximately at 1:07:02)

Crow: “She’s wed to the devil.”

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620 - Danger!! Death Ray

#1

(image/riff taken approximately at 7:07)

Mike: “If Michael Caine and Andre the Giant had a child…”

#2

(image taken approximately at 18:40; riff taken approximately at 18:35)

Crow: “Special effects by Billy!”

#3

(image/riff taken approximately at 46:06)

Mike: “David Cassidy is Abe Lincoln: Behind Confederate Lines!”


621 - The Beast of Yucca Flats

#1

(image/riff taken approximately at 1:01:01)

Crow: “THAT is why the closeup was invented.”

#2

(image/riff taken approximately at 1:09:17)

Crow: “Wanna get a good look at that one pebble!”

#3

(image taken approximately at 1:18:29; riff taken approximately at 1:18:37)

Mike: “Where did they find my 3rd-grade teacher?”

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622 - Angels Revenge

#1

(image/riff taken approximately at 8:32)

Crow: “Hey, you’re giving away the plot!”

#2

(image/riff taken approximately at 11:27)

Crow: “I’m just giving in and looking at the breasts.”

#3

(image/riff taken approximately at 40:25)

Servo: “Jim Backus is John Philip Sousa.”

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The Beast of Yucca Flats

#1

1:00:31
Servo: “Ah! That must be the Yucca flat.”

#2

1:08:42
Mike: “Colman steals from only the best.”

#3
Host Segment

Starts - 1:11:39
Crow: "Hello, I’m Crow T. Robot of the Satellite of Love. You know, The Beast of Yucca Flats, Skydivers and Red Zone Cuba are just three examples of the many, many god awful films made during this century. Tragically, films like these are not deteriorating fast enough. That’s why I urge you to support FAPS: The Film Anti-Preservation Society. At FAPS, we’re devoted to allowing the films of Colman Francis, and countless others, to die a gentle, natural death. We’ll use your donations to transfer these films to fragile, volatile silver nitrate stock, so they’ll rot quickly into nature’s compost…"etc, etc

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618 High School Big Shot

Mike at 39:10 - “I hate it when his face lights up.”




619 Red Zone Cuba

Crow at 20:35 - “Well, this film wastes no precious screen time with a plot.”

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620 Danger Death Ray

Mike at 30:10 - “Jack LaLanne is The Fugitive!”




621 Beast of Yucca Flats

Servo at 35:30 - “Off-camera excitement the Coleman Francis way.”

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622 Angels Revenge

Mike at 7:00 - “Who’s not thrusting?”

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BONUS

621 Short #1: Money Talks!

(image/riff taken approximately at 14:25)

Crow: “Could you get your stomach off my desk, please?”


621 Short #2: Progress Island U.S.A.

(image/riff taken approximately at 22:38)

Mike: “I’m not speaking to you.

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There is nothing worth screen-capping at the 1:05:07 mark of The Beast of Yucca Flats, but the riff “This movie stops at nothing … and stays there.” needs a shot at making it to the Gizmoplex.

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Agreed. I thought about including it in my post, because even beyond Yucca it just describes Colman Francis’ movies so well. But as you pointed out, it makes for an incredibly dull picture.

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It’s such a killer riff, that it feels like it should be superimposed over another frame of the movie that isn’t a boring, desolate landscape.

Maybe that shot of Coleman Francis as the gas station guy who’s napping?

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One of the more underrated riffs ever. Also, just looking at that picture makes me giggle.

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There have been times when I took an image from a bit earlier or later than the riff to better illustrate the riff or provide a better screencap.
Lesley has only said that the riff should make sense in context with the image, not that they need to come at the same moment.

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Oh, for real, on all counts. :smiley: Mike’s delivery and timing with that image is pitch-perfect.

I’m sure that some MSTie (or MSTies) have a copy of that as wall art in some way, shape, or form!

Same here.

As you said, I love Lesley’s whole concept where it rocks if the image serves the riff.

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Yup, I did that with the “Five pound potty” riff. the image a little after was stronger.

Anyhoo…

Buckle up, grab a Prozac, 'cause I’m taking us on a trip to depressionville

High School Big Shot

53:56 - one of my favorite riffs… “Boy, it’s like a Norman Rockwell painting” - Mike

51:03 - “Don’t stand so close to me” - Crow as teacher

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If Leslie loves The Starfighters more than anyone, you might say the same for me and my love of High School Big Shot. Here’s another group, all from the same action - Tom gets thrown out of the theater for singing “Don’t Pay the Ferryman”



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And finally a few dibs and dabs

Giant Tom at 4:44

Out of This World credits, to show off Giant Tom in the theater - 5:44

One more from that short, at 8:22

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The Beast of Yucca Flats

BeastOfYuccaFlats

A suitably uninteresting screen grab from near the riff “This movie stops at nothing … and stays there.” 1:05:07

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The Beast of Yucca Flats

52:15
Tom - “Ah, ha, night on butt mountain”
Crow - “Come up here where it’s really obscene!”

1:06:18 - “He looks like a lawn jockey” - Mike

1:32:39 - “Hey I got a man down, can I get a medic?” - Crow as bunny

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