Tuesday, March 16, 2010

0210: King Dinosaur

MST3k, Experiment #0210

X Marks The SpotAverage Joe Doakes is a terrible driver and drives his poor, strange-looking guardian angel to exhaustion keeping him safe. Finally, his angel takes a rest...just long enough for Joe to kill himself in a terrible car accident. In the celestial courtroom, Joe presents his case to the divine judge who will decide if he can return to earth or move into death. Joe's angel presents the evidence of Joe's road rage. After the angel presents his case, he is released from his duties, leaving Joe and the judge. The judge poses the question to the audience: is he suitable to return to life, or should he be condemned to death?

See a Prehistoric World of Fantastic Adventure Come to Life!  King Dinosaur.

Blasting off to a newly discovered planet called Nova, which moved into our solar system, four explorers behold a fantastic adventure. The mysterious new planet has similar characteristics of Earth, except it is home to terrifying monsters like giant snakes, giant ants, mutated alligators, and most terrifying of all, King Dinosaur, a strange lizard-like being that is a fatal threat to the explorers. Can these people survive this planet and escape?

Okay we finally have a short that isn't part of a serial.  This is the first "educational" short of the series, and it's apparently narrated by Elmer Fudd.  This was a pretty good one... I have always enjoyed traffic shorts, as well as hygiene shorts.  Well here we have a traffic short with a guardian angel telling a judge just how good of a job he did at keeping the driver from getting killed any time sooner.  What a lesson we learn on responsible driving.

As for the rest of the episode, this was a decent one.  Nothing overly special, with the small exception maybe of The Joey The Lemur Song.  I agree with most reviews I've read of this, which say that this is one of the most bizarre segments ever done.  I know they didn't really do any drugs or anything, but this bit makes me wonder just what Joel alone was on at the time.  He forgets or messes up his lines every few seconds, and well... it's just weird.  The whole bit is just... yeah...  You'll have to watch it to truly grasp it, and even then you won't have any real idea.

Oddly though, today's featured article on Wikipedia is the "ruffed lemur."  Coincidence?  I think not... Okay, so I'm sure it is.

Favourite line:  "Over there, that's Mick Jagger's cloud. Stay off of it."

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