Tuesday, April 20, 2010

0317: Viking Women and The Sea Serpent

MST3k, Experiment #0317

The Home Economics Story
.  Kay wants to go to Iowa State College and major in home economics. She and her friends have a great time in school and learn about the diverse careers that a home ec degree can lead to!

The Raw Courage of Women Without Men Lost in a Fantastic Hell-on-Earth!  Viking Women and The Sea Serpent.

In the Viking era, somewhere in the North Atlantic area, the Viking Women are awaiting the return of their Viking Men from a hunting expedition and, growing tired of the long wait, the Viking women, led by Desir, (and, possibly desire as Viking Nights are long and cold), set sail in search of their Viking Men. In the course of the journey, their ship is destroyed and a handful (of the best-looking ones) are washed upon an island. There, they find their Viking Men, who are being kept prisoners in a large rock quarry by a primitive band of Viking-era Barbarian Warriors. With much resourcefulness, they rescue the men-folk and all set sail for Viking Land, pursued hotly by the Barbarian Warriors. But the pursuit party is destroyed by a Viking-era Sea Monster, who then turns its attentions upon the Viking Flotilla, but Vedrick the Viking tosses a sword at the Sea Monster, which instantly deflates it.

Waffles! Waffles! Waffles!!!  I'd have to say that this is my all-time favourite episode, even if only for one simple word: Waffles!!!  Waffle-mania has taken over the SOL and not only is every host segment all about the joy of waffles, but the delicious breakfast food has even found its way into the theater.  From what I recall, it was all Mike's idea to dedicate an entire episode to waffles, even going so far as to insist on it when much better ideas came along... but who could blame him?!  I mean, come on... Waffles!!!

The Waffle Song is easily one of my favourite songs through the entire series, and Gypsy is my favourite part of the Waffle Song.  Oh boy howdy, waffles.  Also of specific note is the incredibly long host segment, where Joel simply states "Waffles!" and is immediately called back into the theater.

As for the movie... it's yet another Corman film, full of walking and all.  The original title is The Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent... Yeah, okay.  I am pretty sure it was filmed around the same time as Teenage Caveman, because it's very obviously filmed at the same location as Teenage Caveman. The same dogs are even in both movies.  Geez, Corman...  You need some waffles.

Favourite line:  "How 'bout a little sugar for the Todd-Monster?"

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