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A star turn for Crow T. Robot

  • Dec 7, 2001
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This miserable little movie is a typical Coleman Francis production. The plot is nearly incomprehensible, the dialogue (when you can hear it) doesn't make much sense, and there's not a single likeable character in the whole thing. People who supposedly love one another stand around aimlessly or mumble lines at each other. People who hate one another do just the same. Some folks jump out of planes, some folks die. Then some other folks die. The end. Enjoy the buffet.

The short 'Why Study Industrial Arts?' tells us that doing so prepares us for a great future, and will allow us to recognize a well-built manufactured home when we see one.

All the riffing in this episode is quite good (suffering through really awful movies often elevated the quality of the commentary), but in my opinion Crow T. Robot particularly shines in this episode. Not only does he have a lot of great riffs (on skydiving: 'With my luck, I'd probably land in a stump grinder.'), but the host segments are very funny too. In one, he accidentally saws himself in half while studying Industrial Arts. In another, he traps himself in a double jock-lock. In a third, Tom Servo strafes his great new car.

It's a rough episode for the little pin-beak, but it makes for a great show. Be sure you have this one.

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