08 March 2007

MST3K (808)

808 - The She-Creature - "The death of one man is a tragedy, the death of millions is a statistic." Replace "man" with "monkey" or "brain guy" and "statistic" with "comedy" and this is the early Sci-Fi era philosophy of the show, apparently. I don't know why, but there is something funny about accidentally destroying an entire plant. Though, Mike's not anywhere near the record of the Arch-Traitor, yet. I wonder if his planet-destroying rampage continues, or if it was just a funny way to get one monkey and one brain guy in Pearl's car?

The riffing directed at Dr. Carlo Lombardi made this '50s movie slightly funnier than its recent predecessors. I liked their approach with this character. This "great" hypnotist walks around onscreen with an arrogance and pencil-thin mustache that beg for riffs. The guys direct their energies to making him seem, in contrast to his demeanor and appearance, mundane. For example, when he is walking around wearing a top hat, they crack jokes suggesting that he's a children's birthday party magician. Perfect.

Wait, so the hypnotist's lady was a carnival groupie? Huh?

"You're a woman, so you deserve no answer to your question." (7/10)

film d. Edward L. Cahn (1956)
mst d. Jim Mallon (5 Apr 1997)