Episode 403: City Limits
First aired: Comedy Central on 20 June 1992
|"Sounds like a clothing store for high school girls."|
I have a fan copy that I got recently. The quality is okay. Part of the reason is that it's a VHS recording of a cable broadcast. Part of the reason is the transfer to DVD is not the best.
I plan to get a better dub soon from MST3KVideos.com. But, for now, this is what I have.
This movie is ... bad. Really bad. It's one of those that needs some really good riffing and some good Host Segments. I enjoyed the Captain Kangaroo opening. The Kim Cattrall song was ... odd. But she liked it. She even sent flowers to Crow T. Robot after seeing the broadcast.
|Kim Cattrall is the girl on the right.|
The two host segments about comic books? Yeah, I didn't care much for those. If I was into comics, I'd probably appreciate the humor so much more. But, I'm not, so I don't. And didn't. Or something.
|Good morning, Captain!|
The riffing was good, but not great. So, no, this wasn't a great episode. Of course, any episode that includes the line "smells like Pussy Nibbles" can't be all bad.
Oh, don't get me wrong. Some bits of the riffing were good. But just some of it. And, there were some clever bits. Joel just happening to open an umbrella when girlie parts are shown on the screen, for instance. And, there were a lot of music references. My favorite was when they started singing the lyrics to Pink Floyd's The Happiest Days of our Lives. I thought the music sounded a lot like that, and, sure enough, they started up with the song. Or their version of it.
|Clever use of an umbrella||Clever use of Michael J. Nelson|