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Volume 51 http://www.msties.com/ September 2000
Formerly The MSTies Anonymous Newsletter: News for the Obscure Convergence
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1003 TO AIR AGAIN IN DECEMBER!


In This Issue


From the Poobah
"The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" by ViKiNgFB05@aol.com
"Jenny For Your Thoughts" by Kismetgirl88@hotmail.com
"Random Commentary from a 'Bot" by rockerbot27@yahoo.com
"Wonderful Wal-Mart Movie Aisle!" by captainbeefatron@hotmail.com
"Better 'Bots and Satellites" by bgibron@yahoo.com
October MST3K Schedule on SFC
Classifieds 3000
Disclaimers



From the Poobah


Yes, the SOL Post has survived the half-century mark and crossed over to the second half. Here's to 100 issues!



"The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" by ViKiNgFB05@aol.com


>"Letherface's Final Slice"


Servo: Of pepperoni pizza.


>by: Alex


Mike: Alex Trebeck?
Crow: Alex Baldwin?


>Once in the August of the mid 1970's, a few kids went on an afternoon
>drive, unknowest to them, there was a strange mass murder going on. The 5
>kids found out for themselves, not only that, they found out who the killer
>was... All but one of the kids were killed. She later had a child. That
>child was curious of her mother's past times and went to Texas, only
>knowing that a dreadful action took place......


Mike: Try saying that in one breath...
Crow: Okay...
Mike: I was being sarcastic, Crow...
Crow: Oh, sorry.


>July 9th, 2000
>
>Fade in-
>An outside shot of a van.


Crow: If this van's a rocking, don't come a knocking.


>Cut to: inside of the van. A young girl named Megan is driving to Texas
>with three other friends.
>
>James-
>So Megan what happened to you're mom in Texas?


Servo: And over to Megan for the response... And now... Megan.


>Megan-
>James...... What do you think this trip is for?


Crow: Hey, she didn't answer his question!


>Tim-
>I herd that there was a guy who kept his mother's corps in his fruit
>cellar!!
>
>Jamie-
> Tim, that was Psycho ya dip-sh*t!
>
>Tim-
>Shut up Jamie!


Crow: You just know they're hiding feelings for each other.
Servo: Amen to that.


>James-
>No, actually I think there was a man who ran an old hotel, and kept his
>mother in his fruit cellar.


Mike: Yeah, Norman Bates.


>Jamie-
>(talking to Megan
>They both have movie freaked minds!
>
>Megan-
>Heh...
>
>Cut to: a sign that says: Franklin Texas City Limits.


Mike: Franklin, Texas: a place where children can play.


>Tim-
>Now here's something I know is true... this town was named after a disabled
>kid who got killed.
>
>Jamie-
>I'll be damned! He herd something that was true!
>
>James-
>That was true?!?!?


Servo: Liberace was gay?!


>Megan-
>Yup! I herd about it too. My uncle's name was Franklin. (to herself I
>wonder......... Damn! We're out of gas.


Mike: She has an attention span of about 5 seconds.


>Tim-
>Hey, I saw an old gas station a little way's back.


Crow (as Tim): And look, a little baby gas station, and a middle aged one right next to it.


>Megan-
>Looks' like we're goin.


Mike: Where?


>Jamie-
>What?!?! Don't we have enough gas to drive there?
>
>Megan-
>Jamie, we don't have ant gas at all!!


Servo: Now what exactly is ant gas?
Mike: I think she meant to say "any" gas.


>Jamie-
>Man!


Mike: I feel like a woman!


>Cut to: James, Megan & Jamie outside the van, pushing it toward the gas
>station.


[Mike and the 'Bots make huffing and puffing noises.]


>Cut to: open shot of the gas station from the first Texas Chainsaw
>Massacre. Then the van comes rolling from off screen. They push it up to
>one of the pumps. Megan goes to pump the gas.
>
>Megan-
>Tim!
>
>Tim-
>Yeah?
>
>Megan-
>Go see if they have any munchees.


Mike: Munchees? What is she, a surfer?


>Tim-
>Okay.
>
>Tim walks into the station.
>
>Cut to: Tim walking down one of the few isles looking for some chips of
>something. He picks up a few candy bars and goes to the counter. (camera
>follows there is and old man working. He is probably in his mid 40's or
>50's. Tim pays for the things.
>
>Tim-
>This and the gas.


Crow: He's gonna fart in the store!
Mike: I think he meant the gas for the car, Crow.


>The man gives the stuff to him in a bag. Tim begins to walk out but then
>turns back around to the man.
>
>Tim-
>Oh, and one other thing. Do you know where my friends and I can crash for
>the night?


Servo (as old man): Well sonny, you could crash by my pad if ya like.


>Man-
>Uhhhhh, well, there is an old abandoned house a couple miles up the road,
>yawl could sleep there. It's not owned by anyone.
>
>Tim-
>Cool, thanks!
>
>Tim walks out and then the camera pulls back to the man.
>
>Man-
>Dumb tourists'!


Mike: Them Frenchies is all alike.


>Cut to: inside the van, Megan pulls out of the gas station and gets back on
>the road. Tim gives everybody a candy bar.
>
>Tim-
>Hey, that man said that there was an old house up this way... we could
>sleep there.
>
>Megan-
>I thought we could get a hotel room.


Crow (as Megan): But I guess I was wrong.


>Tim-
>Nah, this is like one of those secluded towns in one of those old horror
>movies. Our best bet is that house.
>
>Megan-
>Okay.
>
>Cut to: outside shot of the van, it pulls into the driveway of the old
>house. All four of the kids get out of the car and examine the eerie house.
>
>James-
>Okay Tim... you've taken us to the last house on the left haven't you!


Crow: I wish this author would stop with the horror movie references.
Mike: We all do Crow, we all do.


>Jamie-
>Shut up James!
>
>Cut to: inside of house. All of the kids are in the old nursery.
>
>Megan-
>This place reminds me of something... I just cant figure it out!


Mike: The house? Amityville Horror? Poltergeist? House on Haunted Hill?
Crow: Impressive.


>James-
>What's with all the animals on the wall paper?
>
>Megan-
>It was a nursery.


Crow: An erotic nursery.
Mike: Crow!


>Tim-
>How do you know?
>
>Megan-
>I don't know... I just don't know...


Mike (as Megan): I'm so confused.


>Jamie-
>Hey what's this?


Servo (as Jamie): A Weird Al CD? Cool.


>The other three kids go to see what Jamie was looking at... It was a very
>old wheel chair in pieces... Franklin's wheel chair.
>
>Tim-
>It's a wheel chair.


Mike, Crow and Servo: Noo...


>Jamie-
>Why would a wheel chair be here?
>
>Megan-
>I think I know...


Mike (as Megan): A guy with a wheelchair lives here!


>Jamie-
>Okaayyy... Why?
>
>Megan-
>I'll tell you later.


Crow: She really doesn't know, she's just saying that to have people pay attention to her.


>We can tell that Megan is realizing what happened... kind of...
>
>Cut to: James & Tim. They are sitting in the side door of the van outside.
>It is the late afternoon.
>
>Tim-
>What do ya say we go exploring?
>
>
>James-
>I don't know... Megan is acting real strange.


Crow (as Tim): That's cause she's a loony.


>Tim-
>Yeah, you're right... you should stay with her... after all, you are her
>boyfriend!


Servo (as James): I am?


>James-
>I'm gonna go talk to her.
>
>Tim-
>Okay, see ya, I'm gonna check this place out.
>
>Cut to: Megan looking around the house. Then James comes up to her.
>
>Megan-
>Hi James.
>
>James-
>Hey...


Servo (as James): You sexy thing, you.


>Megan-
>I think I know what happened.
>
>James-
>What?


Mike (as Megan): We're in a really crappy horror movie.


>Megan-
>Ya know how this town is named after that kid who died... Well... That kid
>was my uncle... And I think I've yet to find out it all.
>
>James-
>Okay.


Crow (as James): So you wanna make out or something?


>Megan-
>Do you know much about Texas history?
>
>James-
>Well, there was a mass murder sometime in the 70's... I'm surprised it
>wasn't mentioned in that movie "The 70's"!


Mike: I'd do a rim shot, but I don't want to offend the originator of it.


>Megan-
>Heh.
>
>Cut to: Tim walking through a field. Then Jamie pops up behind him and
>scares the crap out of him.
>
>Jamie-
>Hey Tim!
>
>Tim-
>What did you do that for???


Mike: 'Cause she's the jokester of the group.


>Jamie-
>What?... You know what happened too?
>
>Tim-
>Huh?
>
>Jamie-
>Geeze! Am I the only one who knows about it???... Okay, there was a family
>who was wacked out!!! So they had killed tons of people! But there was
>something unique about one of them, he had leather stitched on his face!
>And he always killed people with a chainsaw!


Servo: Ergo, his name was... Leatherface.


>Tim-
>Wow! I thought that was in some old movie!
>
>Jamie-
>Oh, and I think that's what happened to Megan's mom. I think that her
>friends were killed!
>
>They come up on the house where Leatherface lives. Jamie is stopped in her
>tracks as she looks at the house and knows who's it is. Tim keeps walking
>toward it and Jamie holds him back.
>
>Tim-
>What are you doin?!?!


Crow (as Jamie): Holding you back.


>Jamie-
>Do know what that is???


Servo: A house.


>Tim-
>Yeah a house


Servo: At least he caught on to the idiocy of her question.


>Jamie-
>Not just a house, the Leatherface house!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Mike: Cue the ominous music.


>Tim-
>How do you know so much?
>
>Jamie-
>I herd it on A&E!


Mike, Crow and Servo: A&E!
Servo: What kind of idiotic answer is that?


>Tim-
>Suurre!
>
>Tim walks to the house. Then Jamie runs to Megan and James.


Mike: And?


>Cut to: inside the Leatherface house. Tim is looking around. Then he
>notices a strange looking door. It is aluminum. And looks like it slides
>open and out. Then it slides open with Leatherface in the other side with
>hi trusty old chainsaw. Leatherface runs to Tim and cuts him in halve, as
>Tim screams in pain.


Mike, Crow and Servo: What?!
Mike: Geez, Leatherface didn't waste any time.
Crow: The author didn't even bother to have Leatherface in the script earlier!


>Cut to: Megan and James.
>
>Megan-
>I know what happened... this guy killed a hole bunch of people including
>Franklin.


Crow and Servo: Franklin?
Mike: Franklin was the wheel chair guy in the original TCM.
Crow and Servo: Fan boy, fan boy!
Mike: Hey! I'm just telling ya what I know.


>James-
>Yeah!!! I read that this guy killed a bunch off teens too!!!!!!!!! But one
>girl survived!
>
>Megan-
>My mom... that's what happened.
>
>Suddenly Jamie runs up to the couple (scaring the crap out of them
>
>Jamie-
>Tim went to the Leatherface house and I don't know what's gonna happen to
>him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
>
>James-
>It's probably another abandoned house.


Servo (as James): With a psycho murderer in it.


>Megan-
>Who's Leatherface?
>
>Jamie-
>It's this killer, and I don't know if he's alive or dead!!!!!!
>
>James-
>Just chill ou-
>
>Suddenly the blade of a chainsaw plunges through James' chest.


Mike, Crow and Servo: Huh?


>The other two girls scream as Leatherface runs to them. Jamie gets away but
>sadly Megan gets sliced up and then falls to the ground, but that isn't
>enough for Leatherface. So, he keeps slicing her up.


Crow: Talk about overkill!


>Cut to: outside, Jamie is looking through the van, then she comes out with
>a red tank of gas. It looks like it carries about five gallons of gas.
>
>Jamie-
>Why didn't we just use this?


Mike: So... if she was smart enough to see that the gas was there, then her friends would still be alive. Good job, Jamie.


>We can heir Leatherface's chainsaw rumbling as Leatherface comes downstairs
>looking for Jamie. As this is happening Jamie is pouring the gas all over
>the base of the house. When it is empty she drops the tank and pulls out a
>zippo lighter, lights is and sets the house on fire.
>
>Cut to: Leatherface looking for Jamie. He smells the smoke and begins to
>scream.


Crow: Like a 6-year-old girl!


>Cut to: back outside. Jamie gets in the van.
>
>Cut to: inside van. She looks at the ignition and the keys are there.
>
>Jamie-
>Yesss!!!!


Mike: I bet you 5 bucks it won't start.


>Cut to: outside shot of the van, she flies out of the driveway and zooms
>down the road.


Servo: You owe us 5 bucks, Mike!
Mike: Damn.


>Cut to: tight shot of house. The entire thing is engulfed in flames.
>
>Cut to: inside the burning building. Leatherface is frantically trying to
>find a way out... He is trapped.
>
>Cut to: the highway. Jamie is flying down the road. At least 100 or 150
>miles an hour.


Mike, Crow and Servo: Born to be wild!


>Cut to: a nice looking house. The van pulls up to it. Jamie gets out. And
>runs in. >


>Cut to: inside of the house.
>
>Jamie-
>Ms. Sally?......... Ms. Sally?


Mike: Ms. Sally Jesse Raphael.


>Suddenly Sally walks up to her.


Mike: What the...?
Servo: So the survivor of the first one doesn't appear until the end?


>Sally-
>What is it Jamie?
>
>Jamie-
>Why the f*ck didn't you just tell Megan about what
>happened!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
>
>Sally-
>What?
>
>Jamie-
>About Texas...
>
>Sally-
>What!?!?!
>
>Jamie-
>We went to Franklin Texas, and Leatherface killed everyone!!!!
>
>Sally-
>What?!?!?!
>
>Jamie-
>Megan, James & Tim are all dead!!!!!!!!!


Mike, Crow and Servo: What?!


>Sally-
>What happened to Leatherface?!?!?!?!?


Crow (as Jamie): He got married and had 5 kids.


>Jamie-
>I trapped him in that old house and I burned it down!
>
>Sally-
>What the hell were yawl thinking... going out to Texas without telling
>me... or anyone else for that matter!!!!
>
>Jamie-
>It's you're fault!!! If you'd only told her, none of this would have
>happened!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Crow: Well excuse her... she just came into this story.


>Sally-
>Well, at least Leatherface is finally dead.


Mike: Yeah, right.


>Cut to: the burning house... for one last look, to know that Leatherface is
>dead.
>
>Fade out-
>Roll end credits.
>
>The End


Servo: What kind of a story was that?
Crow: Yeah... the killer came in and left too quickly.
Servo: Mike, remind me never to go to Texas.
Mike: You got it, pal.



"Jenny For Your Thoughts" by Kismetgirl88@hotmail.com


Okay, I know MST3K is just a show, but one thing that always bothered me is that no one seemed to stumble on Deep 13 very often. Sure, there were a couple visitors, but I always expected more. Also, why didn't anyone notice that Joel or Mike had disappeared or that Dr. F was ordering lots of bad movies? Sure, he was in basement, but you would expect someone to notice, right? Wrong. I have just learned that things like that often go unnoticed in a big company.


Let me explain the library assistant job I just got at a big company. (I don't want say which company because I don't want to get fired. Lest me just say they make lots of household objects and will be called Company X for now.) When I first walked in and was handed my security badge, I thought of Gizmonic Institute. It was a big place where who knows what is going on. (Not say this place is committing any illegal stuff, but it would make one wonder with the security cameras and badges, etc.) So I ask how well do you know the company you work for and what happens there? How do you know that somewhere there isn't a mad scientist keeping a man in trapped space? Now that I've made you paranoid, let me go on to explain how this could slip past you. (Mainly I'll be using examples of how unobservant I am.)


Point 1: At work, you usually have to work. If you work in a big company like I do at Company X, you have lots to do and are usually confided into one space and area. I don't wander or explore because well, I don't have time, don't want to get fired, and could get lost. Heck, Company X is more confusing than the Henry VIII Hotel, so mainly I go to places I'm familiar with. Plus, it's so big that I doubt I could explore it all in one day or in couple hours without being found. Mainly there could be a Deep 13 right under my feet and I wouldn't know it because I take the same route to and from work.


Point 2: Work is mundane and mind numbing. At my job, I copy lots of articles and stuff. I don't always read the stuff that crosses my desk, and I doubt most people read everything at work. Mainly because the stuff I have to copy is boring, I can't understand it (because they use a lot of chemistry terms), and I don't know in what context they report this information. For example, an article on cancer testing might be interesting, but some stuff about feeding Mole People could easy slip by me without me even seeing it.


Point 3: When work is over, you get out fast! I don't stick around after it's quitting time unless there is some important work to do, so I usually get out. This is done mainly so I can beat rush hour and get home quicker. I don't want stick around Company X and explore it in my free time. Usually I'm so tired from work that I just want to get home and sit down. Dr. F could be running movies after I leave and I wouldn't know. (Hmm, maybe one day I will work late.)


Point 4: You travel in packs at work and don't notice anyone outside your pack. I don't know if this true at other places, but I've noticed at Company X that groups who work together travel in packs like wolves. Not many separate from their groups to sit with another group at lunch, and not many notice the people in the other groups. People come and go and I just assume they work here or are new. TV's Frank could be sitting at another table during lunch and I wouldn't notice or sit with him because I would look for my group or people I work with and sit with them. (Note to self: notice other people at lunch.)


Point 5: Security is severe. I don't know about your work place, but Company X has video cameras watching you and security badges that let you into the building. The badges also let people know you work there. But we all see these authority personnel or employees-only doors and wonder what is behind there. They probably want us to keep out for our own safety, but how do we know there isn't some cool lab or a Deep 13?


Okay, now that I've shown what an idiot I am, I want say this: there probably is no chance whatsoever that the company you work for is doing anything illegal, let alone has a man in space. There are watchdogs that observe big companies from doing bad things. And just because I'm innate and don't observe stuff doesn't mean that others are unobservant. Now I don't want anyone getting fired because they went off exploring the places that they were told keep out of because of my column. There is probably nothing really interesting behind that one secure door and no Deep 13 behind it. If you do go exploring, you'll only find more boring stuff than your workplace. But if you do take any of my suggestions and in so doing find something wrong going on in your company, tell the proper authority and tell me when get your own TV movie. Again, there is probably no chance that there's anything interesting or exiting going on at any company. But the thought of having some evil scientist performing experiments on some guy in space does make work little bit more exciting and less mind numbing. Heck, it does in my case.



"Random Commentary from a 'Bot" by rockerbot27@yahoo.com


I can't believe it's been more than a year since MST3K has bit the dust. My heroes were up there, and although I'm glad they're finally home, I'm sad they won't be there to riff those bad movies. I'm fairly new to the site, and this the only way I get to meet other MSTies. During the day I get a lot of free time (I'm a security camera, I work the night shift. And no, I am not related to Cambot) which, ever since the store I work for got a compatible port for me, (I don't have any arms, either) I've spent on the Internet. Yes, I'm a junkie. I love cults, which is something I just realized. I didn't know whether or not "Cats Don't Dance" was a cult movie or not, but it is. Actually, there's quite a great similarity in how that movie and MST3K: The Movie were released. Both got absolutely no advertising. I'm sure both would've at least past the million mark if they had gotten any TV spots, and not on CBS at twelve at night, but during shows were people were watching. What an innovative idea! Cult hits' followings are not the fault of their own, but often the advertisers' fault. It's a thought, anyway. I mean, they had Natalie Cole! She is one beautiful gal, someone all in the female species can look up to as a strong, independent lass with a great singing voice. She probably got squat from the film. That's just wrong...
Anyhow, have any of you been to Timmybighands.com? Of course you have, just about every MSTie has. I have to say, I'm not too amused by what they have there. There's some good stuff... but humph. Maybe it's just because I'm a Joel and Trace fan. I just happen to like them both more than some. No offense to Mike and Bill, they rock, it's just the way I am. But does anybody remember that they were supposed to be working on a new show for Sci-Fi? What happened to that? Did it just die when MST3K died? And if I remember right, they were also talking with CC when they were there. I would've loved to see what else was brewing in their think tank, hey, it can't replace MST3K, but it could supply us with that cynical, cockeyed wit. I know a lot of you didn't like TV Wheel; I personally haven't seen it, but I'll give it a chance.
Well, that's all I feel like saying for right now. I hope you all have a MSTie close to you, and if you don't, convert your best friend, 'cause we need all the help we can get to start another uprising. Remember, Star Trek was cancelled before the fans really started talking. And remember, 'Bots have feelings too, so give yours a hug sometime. (I wish Scott would sometime... Maybe I should strike...)



"Wonderful Wal-Mart Movie Aisle!" by captainbeefatron@hotmail.com


Yes! The movie aisle at Wal-Mart is a fine place to get bad movies of your own! In fact, all stores similar to Wal-Mart have a large selection of cheesy flicks. I was in Wisconsin and went to World of Variety where I only had enough to buy one! Should it be "Blood Express"... or a Hercules movie... I ended up buying the old Republic serial "The Adventures of Captain Marvel". But recently, my local Wal' was renovating, and running out of room, had a large shelf of videos for 2 bucks each! I was soon loaded up in bad martial arts films like "Rage of the Master" and two Wang Yu movies that had two names each, "Godzilla vs. Megalon", Gigan, and Mechagodzilla, "Godzilla 1985", an Ator (of "Cave Dwellers" fame) movie, and more. So search no further from the scum of film! It can be found at your local Wal-Mart!



"Better 'Bots and Satellites" by bgibron@yahoo.com


Vol. 3, Issue 2
T.V.O.(h my go)D.: Is it Me, or the TV?


It has come to the attention of "Better 'Bots and Satellites" that a nasty trend has taken over the airwaves, a trend whose foul stench and addictive drivel has permeated even the most lucid and logical of you all. Not that there is anything wrong with the occasional diversionary trip into the arcane and derivative, but there is only so much one human being can take. Didn't the massive influx of Regis and/or Kathy Lee teach anyone anything? Too much of any thing, be it perkiness, lame ass questions with multiple choice answers that a 3 year old could point out while having a BM at the same time, or Jennifer Lopez's monumental hippage, is not all together pleasant.


What is this evil we are referring to, this hideous audiovisual rectum fest that is guaranteed to get your pulse to slow and your brain cells to die? Do the words 'tribal council' mean anything to you? Yes, it's the influx of Euro- peon and Aus-stank-lian reality based televisional enemas, with names like Survivor, Big Brother and The Cindy Margolis Show. Americans, long at the forefront of finding embarrassing ways to earn a buck or two (just look at America's Funniest Home Videos, Rivera Live! or Backdraft) now have to take a back seat and open up the Dutch door for the Nazi loving surrender monkeys who have found a new way to match misery with money as only someone responsible for the systematic 'relocation' of an entire ethnic race can create.


More heinous than those Just Kidding infomercials which feature unwashed men ogling equally fetid women while they fake fart their way to laugh track hilarity, these so called bona fide peep shows are supposed glances into the human psyche. In reality (ha! ha!) all they really offer is a turd's eye view of what dumb folk do when they are caught in the act of being impure. Starting with that bastard step child of the music entertainment industry, MTV, with their Real Road Rash Rules World we've come the long and binding road to the CBS supported sputum called Big Brother, which should have taken Orwell's core concept to its logical end and had all the horrid money hungry house guests encased in masks filled with rabid rats. Unfortunately, all they ended up with is an incontinent and diarrhea prone pug dog that has more personality and ethics than the lot of them.


Sure, Survivor was the number one summer program in the history of television, but it was also a redundant exercise in exceptionally bad personal grooming habits. When people bring books to a deserted island, over necessities like soap, toilet paper and toothbrushes, they deserve to have an overweight homosexual beating them all to the prize money. After all, who knows more about impeccable primping and dealing with pissed off women than a man who runs his chubby child into the ground so he too could look good enough for Blue Boy Magazine. By being so popular (all except BB, which can't seem to buy an audience larger than the one who would sit back and watch live organ transplants) all these programs prove that the age old standards of working hard and maintaining a sense of personal dignity are not as important as gauging how low you would stoop for a buck.


Never one to miss out on a popular trend, "Better 'Bots and Satellites" has developed its own trio of reality based programs, all stemming from classic episodes of what it truly the world's first exercise in experimental watching of some guy. The only difference between MST3K and Survivor? Gypsy was more feminine than all the supposed females on the island put together. So sit back in your recliner, fire up a Tiki torch and slot out which of a number of snacks you can nominate for banishment into the depths of your lower intestine as its time for a 3 hour, not quite ready for prime time marathon tour of programs from those wacky voyeuristic vagabonds over at Gizmendemol Entertainment as Deep 13, in conjunction with George Slaughter Productions, Mark IV and that really sweaty guy who hits the gong presents:


8:00pm - The Real Forced Labor Camp World as envisioned by episode 112 Untamed Youth.


The basic premise of this show is really simple. Take a half dozen or so really snotty, stuck up and totally out of touch with reality dipsticks ranging in physical age from 18 to 25 and mental age from 4 to retardation and place them in a homestead they could not possibly ever afford in their limited group earning capacity and video tape everything. And then when it gets really boring, edit it to some Dave Mathews band song and pawn it off as edgy and in your face. Unfortunately, the only thing close to being on edge is your teeth as you listen to one grating, whiny Gen-X waste of space after another pick at their toe jam and complain that they can't get a date/respect/job/herpes cure. And as for in your face? Well, if the repugnant odor doesn't get you, the abrasive lack of fashion sense will.


All the more reason to take it to its natural conclusion and set it all on a youth ranch, like in 112 Untamed Youth, where picking cotton is the punishment for being cranky and all wild child teens are castigated for giving each other some of that rock and roll music. Sure, it may be tough on the jaded pseudo slackers and future panhandlers in the audience to accept a cast that is forced into something as menial as physical labor, but with Mamie Van Doren jiggling her assets around like she's got St. Vitas dance mixed with a bad case of prickly heat, at least the guys won't mind too much. That is, if they're not too busy staring at each other and wondering just what all this bisexual stuff is about, really. In the end, there will be no voting out or tribal council meetings, just a lot of good lessons learned and some rockabilly, hootenanny shindiging for all involved.


And isn't that better than a bunch of pants and bed wetting over stimulated and undersexed, we could sure use another Vietnam to thin out their ranks, whippersnappers consulting the token gay for love, life and/or tolerance tips. The teen melodramas of the 50's and 60's really had the right idea when they portrayed young people as either being from one or the other side of the personality tracks; evil incarnate or dumb as a bag of hammers. Sure, adults would pick on them and coerce them into backbreaking plowing and tilling, and come to think of it, those are the people who are now flooding the media with their over indulged hell spawn, all wanting a piece of the pop culture landscape. Some one should have given them their 40 acres and Gary Muledeer and sent them on their way a long time ago.


9:00pm - Endurer as fashioned after episode 607 Bloodlust.


This was a case of a show (otherwise known as that which we would not miss for the world Wednesday night rat feast called Survivor) that had the right idea, but the wrong execution. There is something inherently perfect about taking a dozen or so people who you really can't stand and forcing them to exist on a deserted island for days on end without food, shelter or feminine hygiene spray. Can't you see that awful boss of yours eating grubs, or your most hated teacher having to stare at Richard's enveloping waist blubber? Still, for everything they got right, they also got so much wrong; lame physical challenges that would make a family on Double Dare 2000 guffaw with self confidence, a set right out of the Land of the Lost, and a host who seemed in desperate need of asking someone is they would like to make it a true daily double. No, what the show really needed was an element of danger. When the one threat you are most concerned about witnessing is the unscrambling of some paunchy gay man's batch, you have to realize the whole shebang needs a makeover.


Enter the hoary old cliché of man hunting man for sport, or as it has now come to be known, Mike Brady cruises the jungle. Yep, even "Bloodlust" has its own homosexual hero n the soon will be Mr. Florence Henderson, even though he applies the front of a rather lame, unattractive woman who can't help but swoon, spoon and croon whenever wonder Mike is around. Little did she know that all he wanted her for was a sense memory for when he portrayed a man wanting a sex change on Medical Center (something that gives type casting a whole new definition). See, what the gang on the island that CBS filmed needed was a swarthy hunk of euro trash with elephant feet footstools and a rapid- fire bazooka chasing their scabby and sore-crusted behinds around the place.


Still, even with the great white hunter tracking their every step, it's probably a good bet that events would have resolved themselves exactly the way they did. Rudy would have applied some Old Navy bait and switch on bwanna, the weird guy who can only moan and scream would hook up with the dude who uses a seashell as a cell phone (take that, Gilligan's Professor) and Richard would walk away with the millions, as well as one quite slender and lithe Reed. There would be no stuffed humans in the basement; no rat tartar and Susan would still refuse to give anyone a blasted sipper cup. Yet, it would be a tad more exciting than watching a bunch of out of shape desk jockeys attempt to build a lean-to out of driftwood and bird feces, while keeping from jumping down each others throats or into each others' grass mat. Just don't let Mr. Brady near the hut plans. He will build a split-level abomination with 3 bedrooms and one toilet. Colleen would have to sleep in the utility room by the washer and dryer.


10:00pm - Big Bother as envisioned by episode 407 Killer Shrews.


Nothing can be worse than being stuck in a house with 11 other people who you do not know, and having to share everything with them, including their personality flaws, while the rest of America chuckles, naps and ridicules you all over the internet. Not that you make your lot in media life any better by strutting around with a chicken on your head, a jaw that would make Jay Leno cringe or a burning desire to dye your hair every color of the rainbow of revulsion. Still, things could be worse for you. Instead of obsessed fans with bullhorns or banners proclaiming your adeptness at accidentally killing your best friends, killer shrews could surround you.


Come to think of it, that's perfect for CBS. Since the smoldering pile know as George Orwell's grave dancer is such a rating bomb it makes Central Park West look like friggin' Gunsmoke that a little wildlife interference may actually do the trick. That, or an immense amount of booze, since that is what seems to keep the house bound imbibers of "Killer Shrews" happy. Boat won't float. Have a highball. Psychotic land beasts are invading and panting for the taste of human flesh. Gulp a glass of Galliano. The people you are trapped with smell and are getting on your nerves, talking incessantly about how famous/popular/rich they are going to be when they leave the hamster cage. Pony up to the keg and beer blast yourself into a different reality.


An element of peril is really what is needed for a show like this to be successful. Imagine this. They send the little dog, Brigita, Lolita, Concreta, whatever the Hell its name is... out for a little restroom break, and it returns, covered in bathmats and foaming at the mouth. It leaps at George's throat and rips his goofy voice box out. Then, it hurls itself at Jaime, where it is instantly impaled on her chin. As it writhes in agony, it sprays rabid shrew spores into her ever-open maw and she instantly begins spitting and hissing like a wounded wombat. She grabs the dying hellhound from her immense chops and immediately leaps on Eddie and Josh. And the rest? Well, lets just say that a lot of oral will be going on, but the pleasure will definitely be missing. In the end, everyone is in a pool of blood as Teresa, George's strumpet of a wife, bursts through the Red Room and collapses on her husband's moldering corpse. She thrusts her fists in the air, just as the rest of her shrewish brethren breakdown the fence and beginning a four hour feeding frenzy. A 20 share, guaranteed.


There will be no money prizes, no sweeps period of counter programming, just good old-fashioned carnage, with guts and glory flying high. House and island guest alike will resolve issues like they did in the old west... with bullets, fists and crippling cases of venereal disease. Audience interaction will be imperative, from phone in votes for least likely to clot quickly to online chats with forensic pathologists to question the true cause of death. This is what reality programming should be, since it deals with the one issue that most people know about, but never spend 42 minutes, with commercial interruption, thinking about. The issue of mortality, about only being on this planet for a very short time, and understanding how quickly that allotment of existence is used up.


There are so many better things one can do with their life and their time. They can read some of the great novels of world literature, expanding their mind in the pursuit of the written truth. They can volunteer, taking into consideration someone else for once in their miserable selfishness. They can go to a museum, to see how the common man of the past left his mark on the future. But no, instead, they will make potluck bean feasts and gather in Bermuda shorts and Hawaiian shirts and pretend to tribal council each other out of buying the next round. Or they will scroll through the myriad of illiterate postings that fill 'such and such sucks' bulletin boards, getting a giggle out of the excessive use of poo-poo and doodie jokes. Television has finally found its anti-Christ, to counteract all the good that Homer and Bart, Mike, Crow and Tom have provided to an entertainment hungry world. Evil, they name is bi-curious George, the Chickenman. Save our hero, indeed.



October MST3K Schedule on SFC


North America
{All times are Eastern and tentative}
10/07/00 - 09:00 am - 903 Pumaman
10/14/00 - 09:00 am - 911 Devil Fish
10/21/00 - 09:00 am - 822 Overdrawn at the Memory Bank
10/28/00 - 09:00 am - 810 Giant Spider Invasion



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