Thursday, July 15, 2010

0519: Outlaw

MST3k, Experiment #0519


It's about a beefy blonde and his oily friend Watney. They are teleported by a rose quartz because The Elder (he has no name, Just "The Elder") thinks that Xeno, the Priest by a clearly drunk Jack Palance, has eyes for the throne. Of course, Cabot cares nothing for such intrigue just for the Princess he had "ooh-la-la" with from the previous film "Gor". The Elder is off, though. It's the Queen who wants the throne for her own. Naturally, Watney is seduced by the Queen to implicate Cabot murdering the King, and Cabot and his platinum blonde midget friend escape off into the desert, where they free a slave girl and are just as quickly captured by a bounty hunter. The Princess is forced, meanwhile, by the Queen to fight The Leather Women.

Mike looks creepy as hell in that last segment. It could just be that his hair was a bit more wild, but I'm pretty sure it has to do with the huge psychotic grin on his face, combined with the fact that I really don't think he blinks once in that bit.

Okay yeah, so... after following that last heap of an episode, this is absolutely incredible. I'm tempted to watch this one again later just to see if maybe I was biased by the fact I had just prior seen a really bland episode... but I'm pretty sure this is a fantastic episode. The jokes just fly through this whole thing... of course, the invention exhange isn't so much of inventions as they are the guys just randomly doing stuff, but I'm more than fine with that. I love Gypsy's entrance and comments on Mike and the bots dressed as Fabio, and the time machine is always hillarious.

The best part, without a doubt, of this episode comes in the form of the song "Tubular Boobular Joy." I've sent the YouTube video of this song to SO many people... even out of context, it's funny as hell!!! All things said, I count this as one(1) of the top five(5) songs of the entire series, without a doubt. Look it up if you don't know it already.

I love all of the over-the-top and non-stop Jack Palance impersonations through the entire movie AND into the host segments. Just another fun voice that never gets old. You can say pretty much anything as Jack Palance or Peter Graves, and it'll be fun.

So yeah... GREAT episode. Another one that needs a fair DVD release. Watch it, love it, live it.

Favourite line: "Come pour the midgets!"

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