We’ve got some funny, creative, and intelligent people here, that all love this show. I figure, why not pool our minds together and collectively create our OWN episode of the show?
Whether or not it ever becomes an actual episode doesn’t matter. The point is the fun and the exercise of working with each other to create our own “fanfic” episode! It would also help us to get to know each other better!
I’ve always thought A*P*E would be great. It’s a cruddy 3D(!) kaiju flick with a “giant” gorilla the fluctuates in size quite a lot. It has a “They just didn’t care” kind of vibe about it. I haven’t seen it in ages but it’s got lots of janky editing and nonsense that seems like it’d be both fun and riffable.
Here it is on YouTube. I hit play, the music started, and my brain immediately expected to hear Crow start riffing.
I finally finished watching The Incredible Petrified World. Enjoyable, and, my god, that film is ripe for riffing! With only 5 minutes to go until the end, and so many loose ends, I had to double check that I was watching a complete version of the film (it’s quite short at roughly 70 minutes).
Now, I will go watch A*P*E (the title of which begs for a M*A*S*H riff, don’t you think?).
MST3k did use Hobgoblins, so I should keep an open mind about considering a comedy. That includes The Ice Pirates and The Peanut Butter Solution (I actually remember seeing these about 35 years ago, but wasn’t analysing their riff potential at the time ).
I see it’s a musical, too. Will talking over the singing work? @EBK , please let me know what you think, too, after watching it.
Oh my dear so-long-ago crush: Kristy McNichol. Was quite warm for her form in my youth, and this movie had her leaping about and swashing buckles and baring shoulders ~gasp~
While I wasn’t the model of a modern major general, a song prominently featured in this loose ‘Pirates of Penzance’ remake, I was in fact the very model of an ancient minor corporal (or some such). This could be a fun one, though I recall the crew saying riffing comedies (I’m being generous) can be challenging. How to goof on something that goofs on itself? Mystery Meta Theater?
I watched this as a teenager when my friend and I would pick out random videos at the local video rental shop. We ended up crying laughing because we couldn’t believe how ridiculous this movie was. It was so bad we just had to watch the whole thing. This was before I had really seen MST3K and as soon as I was introduced to riffing, I really wanted them to roast this one.