Episode 323: The Castle of Fu Manchu
First aired: Comedy Central on 18 January 1992
Availability: Amazon (Volume 23), Shout (Volume 23), Best Brains (coming soon)
I'm not sure I'd enjoy it any more, though. The movie is a mess. Yes, it has a plot, but the scenes seem to have little bearing on anything else.
In the opening, after a confusing mess involving scenes from a black & white movie spliced in with color scenes from this movie, Crow mentioned that he didn't know what was going on. And it was like that the whole time.
|Hot Chinese She-Villain||British actor|
|"Pac-Mac has his own flag"|
Christopher Lee played Fu Manchu. Tsai Chin -- you've seen her in a couple of James Bond movies, one with Sean Connery, one with Daniel Craig -- played Lin Tang, Fu Manchu's daughter. So, the problem wasn't necessarily the acting as it was everything else. Not a good movie.
|Riffing is hard|
Perhaps all it means is my mood on one day allowed me to enjoy an episode, but, had I watched it on a different day, when my mood might not have been so cheerful, I might have hated the show.
Maybe this show was a hard one for the Best Brains crew. They did a Host Segment that focused on how hard it is to riff a show. The Mads failed miserably -- they sounded like me trying to riff a show -- and were funny as they made a point.
Anyway, this one wasn't to the level of making me want to stab hot pokers into my ears and eyes, but neither was it one to make me want to share with all my friends. It was an okay episode with some good moments.