Episode 422: The Day the Earth Froze
First aired: Comedy Central on 16 January 1993
|Somebody misspelled "Sampo."
I'm not going to say that The Day The Earth Froze was great, but it was good. Not the movie. It was bad. Really bad. But the riffing and the segments from this episode made it good.
I'm not sure what about the movie made it bad. Maybe it's just that the story is hard to follow. I'm not familiar with the Kalevala, on which the film is sort of based. Maybe if I was, I'd understand it better and like the movie. Or, maybe I'd see how bad they screwed it up and hate it more.
What's the story about?
|Not-hot not-Japanese she villain.
The thing that bothered me the most was that Louhi is a chick. Well, not exactly a chick. But a female. At least, the character is female. And, as it turns out, was played by a woman, too. She's either one ugly chick, or Rick Baker did her makeup.
|"He invented the Mobil logo!"
|Is this an advertisement ... or a warning?
The riffing during the wedding scene where Lemminkäinen rescures Annikki get married has J&tB singing about how much of a failure Lemminkäinen is for breaking the Sampo is funny. Joel even dances along with the partiers.
Oh, and the short. Last episode, there was a short called Circus on Ice. This time, it's just a circus. Not that it's any better. We do get to see Emmett Kelly eat, though.
|It's photo day!
And, it's picture day. If you've ever suffered through picture day, you understand.
Good episode, made so by the riffing, the Invention Exchange, and the Host Segments.
My copy is a fan copy, since it's not been released commercially. And, my copy had a problem with the audio. It was all out of sync. I had to import it into iMovie, detach the audio, adjust the timing of the audio, then export the movie. It worked, but it's a lot of work. I didn't get my copy from MST3KVideos.com, but I've now ordered a copy from there. They're a great source for unreleased episodes. The quality of their episodes is top-notch. I'll watch this one again when it arrives later this week.
I have several episodes from MST3KVideos.com, and this will soon be part of that. I'll eventually get all the unreleased episodes from there.
Oh, and, yes, some unreleased episodes I bought from there have since been released. I bought the commercial releases when they came out.
I hope this one is released commercially one day. I'm ordering it if and when they do.