Episode 419: The Rebel Set
First aired: Comedy Central on 12 December 1992
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It's a gangster movie that takes place in a beat joint.
Remember how in Episode 415: The Beatniks there were a bunch of rebels who weren't beatniks? Well, this one has more beatniks and fewer rebels than that one.
Of course, the crew that pulls off the robbery isn't exactly a bunch of beatniks, but they do hang out with them. In the first part of the movie, anyway.
Let's go over the plot so we don't all get lost.
|Beatniks||Explaining the plot|
|Johnny at the Fair|
Since the movie isn't a long film, Dr. Forrester was kind enough to send a short feature up to Joel & the Bots. In it, a kid gets lost at the fair in Canada. But he finds Joe Louis, a horse, and a scary-looking lady on a trampoline, so there's that.
One of my favorite entries in the Invention Exchange was featured: Frank's Quick Primp Kit. I fully expect someone to find a way to make that happen. Probably with similar results.
Oh, and everybody but Tom seems to think the conductor in the movie is played by Merritt Stone. Tom is correct, although they are still wondering just who IS Merritt Stone, anyway.
|Primpin'||Merritt Stone (R) is not in this film|
It could have used a little Merritt Stone.