Friday, January 22, 2010

0015: Superdome


MST3k, Experiment #0015

This is Superdome:

It's Superbowl. And there's a lot of drama, one of the players, Dave Wolecki, has been so preoccupied with the game and if his bum knee will hold out until the game, has been completely ignoring his wife. And McCauley, the team's star quarterback, is being courted by a management firm, and the man the firm has assigned to get him into the firm has been told that if he doesn't get him, he will be out. But that's nothing compared to the real drama. There's a killer running around. It seems that the syndicate doesn't want the highly favored Cougars to win. They tried to get the team's trainer to drug or incapacitate some players, and when he refuses he is killed. So, the team's manager has to try and find out who the killer is, before he does some real damage.

So here's a movie about football players and their managers and coaches... all gearing up for the big game: the Super Bowl! Do we ever actually get to see ANY football?! No, of course not. The movie ended before any football was actually played. Instead of lots of action shots or even stock footage of football, we get boring scenes about players partying it up before the game, players arguing with their wives, and apparently some plot to keep one of the teams from winning. This is all very boring, and I couldn't care less. But hey, Tom Selleck!

Instead of going on anymore about this movie, I'd like to mention a couple of my favourite jokes made during the film. "He's got a voice like a body being thrown through a bus window" is used to describe David Janssen, who grumbled and growled his way through the film... and my favourite line from Servo is "Get up on top of me like you used to in the old days."

The host segments were pretty good... done flashback style, with Servo recalling things from his past. One segment was about Joel's off-air demeanor, and was very obviously remembered wrong on Servo's part... with Joel smoking and angrily chewing out the bots, ending in a Casablanca dialogue between Crow and Gypsy.

It was all a lot of fun, with the exception of the movie, which bored me to hell.


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