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The good, the bad, and ... well, you know

  • Nov 28, 2001
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I, like many MSTies, believe some of the Best Brains' best work was done in the short-subjects that preceded some of the movies. But by the time the 'Shorts 2' compilation tape was being assembled, the cream had already been skimmed off into 'Shorts 1' and 'Mr B's Lost Shorts.' What's left here is not uniformly top-notch, although some of them are not bad.

I've commented on the movies at more length on the individual videos' own pages. 'Catalina Caper' is one of my very favorite episodes, and captures all of the energy and rambunctiousness that especially characterized the early seasons. I think it's great. 'The Skydivers' has some of my favorite individual riffs and memorable host segments (like the Battle of the Swing Choirs), but the movie itself is so depressingly bad that even I find it hard to watch at points.

For the MSTie who covets everything the Brains committed to video (like me), it's a bargain to stock up on 3-packs like this. But if you're only looking for the top-quality stuff, I might recommend buying 'Catalina Caper' individually, and taking a pass on the other two.

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