Episode 324: Master Ninja II
First aired: Comedy Central on 25 January 1992
Availability: Amazon Instant Video, Amazon (Volume 20), Shout Factory (Volume 20), Best Brains (Volume 20)
|It's a sequel|
That means there were potentially many, many more Master Ninja movies that could have been made. I don't know how many were, but there were at least two too many.
Perhaps it's too soon since Episode 322: Master Ninja I, but this one wasn't quite as good. The movie wasn't any worse -- not much worse, anyway -- but the riffing wasn't quite there. Although there was some funny stuff. Lots of repeat riffs, though. Not necessarily repeats from Episode 322: Master Ninja I, but repeats of riffs within this one episode.
|Hot chick in peril.|
They also repeated the "Xanadu, stately home of Charles Foster Kane! Cost: no one can say!" line from Citizen Kane a few times.
The first half of the "movie" was a Norma Rae episode, with the hot chick from Wings playing the Sally Field type of character. We do get to see Lee Van Cleef get buried alive, but he doesn't stay dead. Or something.
|The Bots customize vans||General Timothy Van Patten addresses the troops|
|"I used to be Bond. James Bond. Now I’m in movies. Bad movies."|
The premise was that Luke Carpenter disappeared in Alaska in 1900, only to be found and thawed out in 1967 (when the show aired). His son was now older than he was, and his grandson was his spitting image. So, yeah, that's the kind of think I'd have watched when I was under 10. Now? Not so much.
But, it was nice to know I wasn't the only person that remembers the show. Thank you, TV's Frank, for letting us laugh at ourselves again.