I was thinking of something like that as well, a bunch of balloons being released from the theater rows. As you say, there are a number of ways they could play with the balloons to add to the gag.
The Mystery Fandom Theater 3000 episode with Timecop had cambot’s lens crack during the naughty scene in that movie.
I like MST’s “keep it PG” attitude; at this point I think it’s baked into the DNA of the show, so changing it would significantly change the tone of the show. When I want something a little rougher around the edges, I’ve got RiffTrax! It’s the best of both worlds.
As for how MST does it, I await their next clever censoring move. The umbrella, the drones, even the fleeting moon logo in Devil Fish, all were funny. I like the idea of GPC using her big head to cover something, or maybe some piece of the theater breaks and hangs down in front of the screen.
[Growler steps directly in front of Cambot, obscuring any onscreen naughtiness]
“Hey guys, whatcha doin’?”
Kingachrome is such a wonky storage medium that there’s no telling what sorts of things might bubble up through it during playback.
Yeah, that’s kinda what I was thinking, too.
I was just rereading Roberta Gregory’s bleak but hilarious Nineties Xmas Naughty Bits comics. For a brief moment, I thought someone else was honoring this old tradition, too.
Apologies—I missed that in your earlier post.
I’m responsible for any and all bubbles!
Now to link this to the Fibs about you topic…
So Glad someone else has remembered CT… Now if only someone would also remember the Film Crew…
They could also just use an umbrella, like they did way back
Ha, I used to read her! Good stuff indeed, one of my favorite comix authors. I was also reading Alison Bechdel back in college, long before Fun Home and The Bechdel Test catapulted her to semi-fame.
And even RiffTrax does some of it in their live shows. Space Mutiny with the digital gorilla gram was hilarious. They started fighting about what it was (Mike said it was a hippo and Kevin tried to be diplomatic and say it was a gorilla-hippo hybrid).
What if they went the Horrors of Spider Island route and just erased the nips like in the swimming scene??
Rabbit Troop sucks!
dang now I want a sexy sax version of Mighty Science Theater…
“Love Theme From MST3K [AFTER DARK]”
Get Bridget and Mary Jo to sing it. They did a great job of it in their riff of Terror by Night.
Don’t you mean MST3XXX?
You know, even I’m not going to pursue that thought any further, in sheer self-defense.
Aww I miss Home Movies.