Wednesday, June 20, 2012

MST3K: Episode 615 - Kitten with a Whip

I'm watching all of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes in order. More about that here and here.

Episode 615: Kitten with a Whip

First aired: Comedy Central on 23 November 1994
Availability: MST3KVideos.com

Ann-Margret stars.
You know what's scary? Finding Ann-Margret in your bed.

Okay, I know what you're thinking. At least, what the guys are thinking. "That's not scary at all. In fact..."

But watch this movie and then tell me the thought doesn't scare you just a bit.

This isn't the worst movie that MST3K has done. And, it stars some people that have had long acting careers. The movie poster lists the names of Ann-Margret, John Forsythe, Peter Brown, Patricia Barry, and Richard Anderson. And you've seen them all in a whole bunch of stuff over the years. So, the actors aren't the real problem.
Ann-Margret in your bed sounds nice......but things don't always work out like you'd think.
That's not to say it's a good movie, but, it's not really a bad movie, either. But, that doesn't stop M&tB from doing some top-notch riffing.

The Host Segments are, well, let's call them interesting. There's the movie tie-ins of the The Six Million Dollar Man sound effects as well as the piñata. Oh, and Kevin Murphy makes his first appearance as the Kitten With A Whip -- literally. Then, there's Mike hazing himself.
Kitten With A Whip visits.Mike hazes himself.
But, let's get back to the movie.

Crazy Ann-Margret escapes from juvenile detention after stabbing the warding and setting the place on fire, finds John Forsythe's house empty and crawls inside a bed, but John Forsythe comes back in town and finds Ann-Margret asleep, hears some sob story about how pitiful her life is so he decides to help her with clothes and a bus ticket, but when he gets back home that night, he finds she's taken up residence and has called her delinquent friends to come over and party, and they do, terrorizing John Forsythe by threatening to ruin his political career and marriage by lying about his helping Crazy Ann-Margret, so John Forsythe goes along, all the way to Tijuana to find a doctor for one of the thugs who was stabbed by another thug, but John Forsythe and Crazy Ann-Margret manage to ditch the others and wind up at the Bates Motel but the thugs show up, there's a car chase, and everybody gets killed except John Forsythe, who lives happily ever after. The end.

So, it was kind of Fatal Attraction before there was a Fatal Attraction. Sort of.

Actually, a film that could be watched without the riffing. Not that I will. When I watch it again, it'll be with Mike & the Bots.



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