Episode 407: The Killer Shrews
First aired: Comedy Central on 25 July 1992
Availability: iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Amazon (Volume 7), Rhino (Volume 7/out of print), Best Brains (Volume 7)
|Thereby hangs a tale.|
The movie? It's bad. Really bad. But not unwatchably bad. It's ... watchably bad.
It's Gunsmoke second banana bumpkin vs Dukes of Hazzard second banana bumpkin in this effort. The hero is played by James Best, who, despite a long career and appearances in many early classic TV shows, is best known as Sheriff Roscoe P. Coletrane in The Dukes of Hazzard. The primary antagonist -- other than the title critters -- is played by Ken Curtis, who gained everlasting fame as Festus Hagan on Gunsmoke.
|It's Festus vs Roscoe.|
Oh, there's a short feature, too. Junior Rodeo Daredevils features the fun side of getting thrown around by bulls.
The riffing was great, and the Host Segments were fun. My favorite was when Joel handed out presents. It played well, even though it would seem to be more appropriate for a Christmas episode. The disappointing give for Crow was ... familiar to everyone.
|The dogs' handler made a shrew decision instead of a shrewd decision.||Frank ODs on "Killer Shrew"|
I've seen this episode before. I own the DVD four-pack, and the iTunes download. Of course, just because I own an episode, even multiple versions of an episode, doesn't mean I've seen it. There are some I have on DVD, on iTunes download, or both, that I've not watched. This, though, isn't one of those. I've seen this one more than once.
I don't know if it's because I'd seen this episode before that when I watched it this week, I enjoyed it, or if it's just a fun episode. I'm beginning to suspect it's the former. Which means that for all those episodes I didn't care for, I need to watch them again.