Wednesday, August 25, 2010

0617: The Sword and The Dragon

MST3k, Experiment #0617

A cast of 106,000! 11,000 horses! The Sword and The Dragon.

Ilya is a cripple without the use of his legs. When he aids some weary travellers, they surprise him by giving him a potion that restores his legs. He immediately becomes powerful and sets off to prove himself to his King. Doing so, he fights the evil Tugars, a wind demon that looks like a cross between a goblin and The Noid, a zeppelin-like ambassador, and the evil Tugars. Ilya gets framed for a crime he didn't commit, then is freed, then finally dispatches the Tugars and their dragon.

Finland made some retarded movies.

Hehehe, I love Supercalifragilisticexpeali-wacky! I sing along with it every time I watch this episode, particularly the "Bang bang!" part... and Mike as the little boy makes me giggle. "If a little kid like me can save money, then why can't the government?!"

The first host segment, I must say, is one of the most culture-filled segments they have ever done. Ingmar Bergman, Strindberg... Sven and Ole... all in one droll, WAAAY too long black-and-white skit. They alienated a good 95% of their audience with this one... I am thinking the only people who would find this sketch funny are the very few people who would even understand all the many random references in this. So, about 5% of their audience would get this... The sad thing, I laughed maniacally through it all, specifically the Strindberg reference.

This is overall a really fun episode... I laughed, I cried, I ate some popcorn.

Favourite line: "This is the best tasting sword ever!"

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