Monday, November 15, 2010

0910: The Final Sacrifice

MST3k, Experiment #0910

On this mission, no sacrifice is too great! The Final Sacrifice.

Ruled by the evil Satoris, an ancient cult of Canadian wrestlers, the Ziox, are bent on world domination. Instrumental to their plan is a map to the ancient Ziox cult idol, recently discovered by a young boy, Troy. When the Ziox invade his home to recover the map, he flees and ends up in the bed of a passing pickup truck, driven by Rowsdower. Rowsdower and Troy become friends, and together search for the lost idol before the Ziox can claim it and take over the world.


I'd have to say this is one of the top three(3) to five(5) most classic episodes of the entire series. I usually describe this one to people as being "the episode sci-fi era haters even love."

Why does everyone love this episode?! Well, probably because it's practically perfect! The movie is dumb and dopey, but fun in it's own right... The host segments are enjoyable... The whole thing is filled with running jokes and great riffs... and there's a song!!

The Canada Song is one of the best of the series. I have trouble thinking of a better song from the series... Sure, there are plenty of great ones over the years, and many are close seconds to this one, but The Canada Song in my opinion beats them all.

Anyways, my favourite part of the whole episode is the end credit sequence, where Servo sings and Crow and Mike get far too into character on a sketch they devise. It's one of the most brilliant bits I've ever seen, and that's saying a lot.

Favourite line: "Knew him? He was delicious!"

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