11 September 2006

MST3K (317)

317 - The Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent (w/ The Home Economics Story) - Slightly better than Teenage Cave Man, even if it does use the same locations and dogs. The titular sea serpent model was actually pretty cool-looking. Corman had a Viking-style ship made? And it really floated and stuff? Color me impressed. There wasn't a lot going out outside of people walking around, but JatB helpfully do their best to ease that pain. The beardless Vikings who spare the lives of their enemies for no reason are pretty ridiculous, though.

"Iowa State College: the high school after high school." If there isn't an ISU campus store selling a T-shirt with this on it, there really should be. If there isn't an ISU women's studies class dedicated solely to this short, color me surprised.

Servo: "I'm beginning to think the world would be a better place without waffles." With that, Crow transforms into Willie the Waffle, the wonderful, whimsical, wisecracking waffle, who describes the nightmare of a waffleless world. Wow, eight years before they ever got the chance to use it in the show, here's a reference to A Case of Spring Fever. That's a helluva wait after discovering the joys of a springless world. They even beat The Simpsons by four months with this parody ("Come back, zinc!"). Also, I will pay for the rights to use Jo-Jo Waffleberry's as a restaurant name.

"The five pound potty? She had a big breakfast." (7/10)

film d. Roger Corman (1957)
short d. ?? (1951)
mst d. Jim Mallon (26 Oct 1991)