I was checking out the offerings in the Gizmoplex today, and it looks like after a replay of the Manos tribute on May 11th and the premiere of the Future War tribute on May 12th, we’re getting a tribute to Hobgoblins on the 13th!
How cool is that?
And what ARE we gonna do with those Hobgoblins? [canned studio laughter and applause]
I’m actually a little disappointed that they picked Hobgoblins, because they already did a watch-along during the Kickstarter fundraising period. I would have preferred they pick an episode they hadn’t shown recently.
Emily noted during the Kickstarter that this was her favorite episode (which she insists has nothing to do with Bobo being in love with a chimp named Emily). This reassured me more than anything else that she was a good casting choice.
Just like Manos, you can tell the crew knew they had something beyond their usual level of bad here, with stuff like the film being in a toxic waste container, Bobo screaming during the announcement, and the bots trying to run during the opening credits.
Like, the Mads tried to hype up Radar Secret Service with the Hypno-Helio-Static-Stasis (containing X-4), even bringing in the mention of Deep Hurting to do so, but… the movie didn’t seem THAT punishing? Granted, that may have had something to do with Ecstato-Euphoro-Fun (with patented Hinder 90).
But yeah, Pearl and her crew were right to hype that as THE movie, because yowza.