Episode 212: Godzilla vs. Megalon
First aired: The Comedy Channel on 19 January 1991
Availability: Amazon (Volume 10), Rhino (Volume 10/out of print), MST3KVideos.com
This is another one of those hard-to-find episodes. It was originally released on DVD in 2006, but became unavailable in short order. The four-pack that contained this episode, Volume 10, was re-released later as Volume 10.2, with another episode taking the place of this one. There are fan copies of a broadcast of this episode that are available. I'm fortunate enough to have the Volume 10 4-pack, so not only is my copy better quality than the fan copies, but it's a collector's item, due to its short time on the market.
|Godzilla is just plain silla|
Why didn't I just watch it from the DVD? Well, by ripping it to iTunes, it's always available when I want it. And, I can transfer it to my iPad. Not that I need to do that; I just want to be able to do that.
In this episode, Joel has changed clothes again. His "red jumpsuit" that turned teal and then another shade of blue has now turned maroon. Dark red, anyway.
The Invention Exchange was funny. Joel Hodgson has to be one of the top two prop comics ever. The other? Why, Carrot Top, of course. Who were you thinking? Gallagher?
|Joel dresses up as Jiffy Pop||Geordi and Foosball|
About the movie ... sigh ... it's a Godzilla movie. And you know what that means. Explosions, silly monsters, and kids. Lots of Japanese kids. Almost as many Japanese kids as you see in a Gamera movie. And hot Japanese she-villains.
|"Say, these Klan meetings have really lightened up."||"And it’s the June Taylor lynchers."|
|"One problem, though: you caught us in the middle of our production of La Cage aux Folles."|
That way, people would be happy to see him, because he'd stop Gigan or Ghidorah or whoever, but then he'd do his bit of damage, just to keep the people in their place. He'd prove himself the baddest of the bad.
"Hai Kiba!" makes an appearance. Two, actually. And so does, "The driver is either missing or dead," from The Phantom Creeps serial.
|Joel leaves his seat.|
I remember watching professional wrestling as a child, and as an adult when my son got into watching it. Growing up, I was familiar with Gordon Solie's style of announcing. Not quite like the WCW or WWF that was on the air when this episode was first broadcast. Still, they could have called pro wrestling, based on the job they did.
Which doesn't say much about pro wrestling announcers. Except Gordon Solie. He was awesome.
"Awesome" isn't what I would call this episode. "Good" works. If I didn't avoid Godzilla movies like the plague, I might like this one more.
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