Episode 704: The Incredible Melting Man
First aired: Comedy Central on 24 February 1996
|Not so incredible|
So, if two out of three ain't bad, three out of four ought to be good, right?
This movie proves otherwise.
The Incredible Melting Man isn't all that incredible. But, yes, he does melt (1 out of 4). And he's a man (2 out of 4). In fact he's the (3 out of 4) man that melts in this film. But incredible? Not so much.
|What's this? Melting?|
But, again, he does melt. And he's a man. The man that melts. So, 3 out of 4.
I don't remember ever having seen this movie when it aired on Comedy Central. There were eight airings total during four weekends. Five of those airings were at 2:00 AM.
|He's melting, melting, what a world.|
So, what did I miss?
Three astronauts orbiting Saturn are exposed to radiation from the rings, which looks just like solar flares, and two are killed but one isn't and makes it back to earth, though it doesn't seem to take the three years it should take to go the nearly 800,000,000 miles, but anyway, he gets back alive but in pretty bad shape, because he's melting, which makes him quite upset, so he starts killing and eating people, so the police start hunting him, but his buddy from NASA wants to protect him, but they all get killed, the astronaut finally finishes melting, so the janitor throws him away. The end.
|The melting man finishes melting...||... and the janitor throws him away.|
Crow's movie, Earth vs Soup, is given the green light by the studio (Dr. Forrester and his mother), but problems develop, so it's going to be made into a trailer. Crow's not happy.
|Going over the script.||Filming a scene.|
Yes, Joel was right, after all.
When M&tB riff on the movie, it's fairly entertaining, but not their best.
A fair episode. Check that. Good episode, but only because of the host segments.