Episode 522: Teen-Age Crime Wave
First aired: Comedy Central on 15 January 1994
Availability: MST3KVideos.com Fan Copy
|Don't cry. Don't raise your eye. It's only Teen-Age Crime Wave.|
Of the national seasons, this is the longest stretch like that so far. The only stretch that's longer is in Season Eight.
My copy is, of course, a fan copy. I got mine from MST3KVideos.com. It's a good quality recording. I'm hoping, though, that this one gets released on video. But, since Sony owns the rights, it's not likely to be released anytime soon. I hope that changes. It's a pretty good episode.
I had never seen the movie before I saw it on MST3K. Even then, I missed this episode during its 10 airings on Comedy Central. Only one of those came at a time where I would have been able to have seen it, and I didn't see it then. So, until I got this episode as part of this "watch 'em all" project, I had never seen it. And, if fan copies weren't available, I wouldn't have been able to see it then.
|What's a Bad Girls In Prison film without a shower scene?||Or a cat fight?|
About 15 or 20 minutes into it, though, it becomes a jailbreak movie with the criminals holding a farm family hostage. Not exactly the feel-good hit of the summer. Still, not an awful film, just a bad one.
The Invention Exchange is still around during this episode. Dr. Forrester's Mace Mousse is funny, and before the episode is over, we get to see it again. And again. And again. The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Amazing Colossal Episode Guide says that the episode ran short, so they had to pad it out. They redid the gag from Episode 307: Daddy-O, sort of. That's the one where the button wouldn't stay pushed. In this one, the credits would start, then they'd cut back to Frank getting Mace Moussed by Dr. Forrester. Then the button would get pushed and the cycle began again. Still funny.
|That's not LOX (Liquid Oxygen) in the tank.||A salute to Doughy Guys everywhere.|
Oh, and no Doughy Guy would leave out the Host Segment where they saluted Doughy Guys. So I won't.
Funny episode. The movie started and ended with a bang, kinda slowed down in the middle, but that's movies for ya.