Thursday, September 23, 2010

0804: The Deadly Mantis

MST3k, Experiment #0804

This Was the Day That Engulfed the World in Terror! The Deadly Mantis.

The calving of an Arctic iceberg releases a giant praying mantis, trapped in suspended animation since prehistoric times. It first attacks military outposts to eat their occupants, then makes its way to the warmer latitudes of Washington and New York. A paleontologist works together with military units to try to kill it.

My crank is turned to Frank...

I love this episode!!! This is just a classic, in my opinion. We have another big giant bug movie, much like The Beginning of The End, and it does not disappoint. The movie itself is actually quite fun in its crappiness, and the riffing is hillarious!!

As for the host segments, the opening is great and long. I love how they sing the word "bomb" when the apes say it. And we get the first "non-opening song" appearance of the VW Bus... but my favourite bit is the station flipping through the country stations. I really love all the different variants of country style parodies they have in this episode.

So yeah anyways... Fun episode, great segments, great riffing, fun movie. I say this is a winner!!

Favourite line: "I peed your pants. I'm not sure how."

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