Episode 306: Time of the Apes
First aired: Comedy Central on 6 July 1991
Availability: iTunes, Amazon (Volume 22), Shout Factory (Volume 22), Best Brains (Volume 22)
Episode K17: Time of the Apes in December. Here's a little about the movie:
Back in 1974, there was a TV series in Japan called Saru no Gundan (Army of Monkeys). It was not a rip-off of Planet of the Apes, though, because in Planet of the Apes, astronauts landed on a planet populated by apes, that turned out to be Earth in the far future. In Saru no Gundan, a woman and two schoolchildren wake up in the future on Earth populated by apes. Totally different.In that episode, Servo and Crow riffed the movie alone. The storyline was that Joel was locked outside the Satellite of Love. In reality, Joel Hodgson was out of town for that episode.
In the 1980s, someone decided to put some of the episodes together and call it a movie. Then, Sandy Frank (who else) brought a dubbed version to America and called it Time of the Apes.
Let me try to make sense of the plot of the movie.
|Inherit the Wind|
|Not a Hot Japanese She-Villain|
Oh, and there are no Hot Japanese She-Villains in this movie. The Hot Japanese Chick is one of the protagonists of the movie. Not the same thing. Close, though.
It was fun hearing Joel riffing this one. Of course, Kevin/Servo didn't riff the KTMA version, either; Josh/Servo id. Only Trace/Crow riffed both episodes.
|Colonel Sanders||Deus ex Machina|
The Host Segments were completely unlike the KTMA version. During that episode, they focused on Joel being "missing." During this episode, they were all related to the movie, from the "Why doesn't Johnny care?" skit, to the Inherit the Wind skit, to the monkey fashions skit.
A good episode featuring a bad movie.