I was just a small child in the '80s, so I didn’t watch Python or The Young Ones until they aired on Comedy Central in the '90s.
I felt very seen. As in, do you have footage of my childhood?
I was born in '77 myself. My parents just didn’t care much about what I watched. Somehow it didn’t turn me into a depraved, violent lunatic.
The last episode of How Did This Get Made? podcast discusses the movie Switch, which they did recently, when a fan points out how often MST3k had done “Switch” “Jimmy Smits” as a gag because of the weird trailer.
During the episode, they admit while they liked MST3k everytime they’ve seen it, neither really watched it as much as their friends and Paul admits he’s consciously avoided it since he started his bad movie podcast, fearing creating some overlap (interestingly 2 MST3k eps were featured on the show: Mac and Me and Star Crash, one long before it was an episode and Starcrash 2 1/2 years after.
How Did this Get Made recently did an episode on Switch, and oh the Last Looks episode for the movie someone called in to tell them about the Switch/Jimmy Smits running gag on MST3K.
That lead to the hosts talking about MST3K. It starts around 20 minutes in.
Thanks for the heads up - I usually skip the Last Looks episodes but won’t miss this one!
This doesn’t really count, but I don’t know where else to share it-
It’s a model of the spaceship from First Spaceship on Venus.
It’s never too late!! (As a start, have you considered sidehacking or atomic brains?)
I also like that they have Milliways and a Sirius Cybernetics outlet.
There are a couple of Buckaroo Banzai mentions.
Del Floria’s Taylor Shop!
Ahh the Happy Bottom Riding Club …
So many good jokes there if you get the references.
My personal favorites are Forbin Project (I love that movie) and just that there’s a bowling alley.
Also, having the Banzai Institute and Yoyodine Propulsion Systems in the same place would have made for a much shorter movie.
Cavor’s Gravity Devices might be the most obscure one. That’s a reference to H. G. Wells’ First Men in the Moon.
Not sure how many Sci-fi geeks in the 1990s would have goten the reference to Man from UNCLE. I’ve had to explain Pancho’s to a few people over the years.
I’m backlogged on HDTGMs. Thanks for the heads up! I can’t wait!