Episode 510: The Painted Hills
First aired: Comedy Central on 26 September 1993
Availability: MST3KVideos.com Fan Copy
|It's a Lassie movie!
Does that say enough?
It's a Lassie movie. Or a Shep movie. Actually, it's a Pal movie. Pal played Lassie, and Lassie played Shep. So, whatever that means.
This was the last of the Lassie movies that Pal starred in. He was in seven Lassie movies, from the first, Lassie Come Home, to this one. He also starred in a couple of TV movies as Lassie before retiring from the role.
In this one, Lassie isn't Lassie, but Shep. I don't know why.
|Old Man Jonathan loves his puppy dog.
There are lots of "Tommy can you hear me?" kind of riffs, because of the kid named Tommy in the movie. And Snausages. Lots of Snausages references. Lots and lots of Snausages references.
|Frank's heart is in it.
|The Bots challenge the message of the movie.
There are also some fun Host Segments, but my favorite has to be the ending segment that had the Bots totally getting the wrong message from the movie. Or did they?
Oh, this episode had a short. Body Care and Grooming taught students that baths are good. Still are, for that matter.
Fun episode. Not a bad movie, actually. Fun short. Great riffing.
They've never released this episode. My copy is a fan copy. Got it from MST3KVideos.com, and it's a good copy, too.
The short has been released, though. It's in Volume 2 as part of the Shorts Volume 1 set.
I hope they are able to release this episode. It's on my To Get list.