I'm working to get the KTMA season (Season K/Season Zero) finished by end of the year. Four more to go, counting this one.
Episode K18: The Million Eyes of Sumuru
First aired: KTMA on 7 May 1989
|Sumuru, missing 999,998 of her eyes|
I was all excited to get one of those. Then, about 30 minutes in, the quality suddenly dropped. I was hoping it was just the film, but the shortly went to a host segment, and the quality was still poor. Then, after a few minutes, the quality improved again, and stayed good the rest of the way.
I think they were just toying with me.
|Frankie Avalon, performs without Annette|
The riffing in this one seems more like the riffing of the national episodes. Some of the jokes are great.
- "This is a hard role for Frankie. He’s working without Annette."
- "He’s a very clean old man, isn’t he?"
- "I’m gonna tell you all a story..."
- "I like a movie with lots of midriff." "I think the navel department had a hand in it."
- "It's the Boatnips!"
- "This movie's got something for everybody: Brits, Nips, & dips."
As mentioned above, they referenced midriffs a few times. In this spy film of sorts, almost all the she-villain's she-henchmen wear midriff-revealing outfits. I almost expected one of the characters to be named "Midriffs Galore."
As I mentioned when I started this project, I was more familiar with Mike's work than with Joel's work. I have to admit, I like Joel's work. A lot. Of course, I liked Mike's work a lot, too.
We'll see how things go by the middle of Season Five.
I've heard the difference between Joel & Mike described this way:ReplyDelete
Joel acts as sort of a father-figure to the bots, teaching them the occasional valuable life-lesson.
Mike is more of a goofy older brother to them.
Either one works fine for riffing, but - call me a sentimentalist - I sorta missed that "raising the robots" angle after Joel left.
I see some of that "father figure" with Joel, although I'm still early in the history. The Bots do a little disrepecting of Joel, as they did Mike. I expect as they tweak the format, there'll be less of that and more of the fatherly relationship.ReplyDelete
I'm looking forward to it.