Thursday, May 27, 2010

0415: The Beatniks

MST3k, Experiment #0415

SHORT:
General Hospital, Segment 2. Jessie loves her husband Phil, who is in love with another woman, who is engaged to another man. . . so Jessie decides to host a painfully awkward engagement party.

A pulsating story of modern youth. The Beatniks.

Eddie Crane is on his way to becoming a top recording star...if he can only break away from his lawless beatnik friends who are his only companions. Trouble ensues when his friends kill a bartender during a botched hold-up.


Well this movie is one hell of a flop of crap. It goes relatively nowhere and then hovers around there for a while... eventually ending with... something. There was singing. I distinctly remember singing. And this group of titular beatniks were basically just a small group of laid back, clean cut "kids" from somewhere. I guess they were a bit "tough" having robbed a bank or whatever. One of them randomly found himself signed to a record deal... and he sings. I think that would be the singing part. Great movie.

On the other hand, the film was written and directed by famous voice-over talent Paul Frees... most famous for his role as Boris from The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. This was his one and only writing credit, and his one and only directing credit. But boy howdy, does he ever have a list of vocal credits to his name.

Anyways, not much special about this one, but it's an okay episode. My favourite part is Gypsy attacking Joel in the opening segment.


Favourite line: "Alright, I like it. I'll take 300 of these shirts."