I wanted to post this here because of Cinema Toast:
This show takes public domain film and dubs over it with a completely different story. That and some editing transforms the original. Also, it is very funny. At least what I have watched so far, which is the first episode. I need to see more, but I was impressed with the first one. The show gave me MST vibes, but it’s also something different.
So what shows, movies, books, games, etc would you recommend to your fellow MSTies as high quality stuff you think they would like?
What’s Up, Tiger Lily. Woody Allen dubbed over a goofy Japanese spy film to make a story about finding the world’s greatest egg salad recipe. Also includes an overly long gag of the projectionist stopping the film and having a tryst in the booth.
Dead Meat on YouTube recently started a new series called “They Talk” where they dub in what horror villains in masks are “really” saying, including a few songs and a lot of calling out the problems/inconsistencies etc
So far they have:
Jason just trying to get a date
Ghostface killing of people who were in bad movies
Predator is a party animal on Earth for a stag do
Dollface from Happy Deathday just trying to kill someone and get a good pun in for Freddy Krueger’s Pun Class
An added bonus - watch the opening song for a little call out to MST3K
And Lost Skeleton’s sequel, The Lost Skeleton Returns Again. Not quite as good (director Larry Blamire has a distaste for sequels in general, and only did the film because he found the idea of the first film’s lunkhead scientist hero becoming a bitter drunk so hilarious) but it has its own charms.
Freaks and Geeks. Not so much because it’s a similar sense of humor or subject matter, but it did have J. Elvis Weinstein on the production team, and Joel and Trace had recurring guest roles. Plus, it’s just awesome in its own right and deserved to last so much longer.
If you want something along the lines of riffing, I’m personally a big fan of Snapcube’s Real Time Fandub Games on Youtube! As the title implies, they’re dubbing over other media (mostly video games) but it invokes a lot of the energy of mst3k that pokes fun at the source material, at least to me. Fair warning though, since it’s just friends goofing off on youtube they get much more vulgar and raunchier than mst ever does so do take care if thats something you’d rather avoid.