Episode 601: Girls Town
First aired: Comedy Central on 16 July 1994
Availability: MST3KVideos.com Fan Copy
|There be girls in Girls Town.|
In this movie, Cathy Crosby (not Cathy Lee Crosby, but Cathy Crosby, niece of Bing) sings!
In this movie, Mel Tormé ... doesn't sing. The 34-year-old crooner does play a teen, though.
The Platters make an appearance. Yes, they sing, as they should. But, this was the year after Smoke Gets In Your Eyes and the year before Harbor Lights. They sing a minor hit, "Wish It Were Me," instead.
Oh, and Paul Anka is in the film. His big scene is where he sings ... Ave Maria. Really.
|34-year-old teen Mel Tormé bothers 22-year-old teen Elinor Donahue.|
But, this isn't really a musical. It's more a movie with songs in it.
Yes, there's a difference.
In a musical, there are times where the characters interact via song. You know, some con man sees a pool table being delivered to an establishment and starts jumping around on park benches singing "There's Trouble, right here in River City," and the whole crowd in the background sings along. That's a musical.
This movie has characters who are singers. And they sing. So, it's not a musical, but a movie with songs in it.
|In the future, all women will look like Mamie Van Doren. I want to live in that future.|
It's a good film to start off Season Six. Heck, any time there's a Mamie Van Doren film, it's gonna be great. Because it's got Mamie Van Doren in it. She still looks pretty hot for an 81 year old. Heck, she looks good for a 41-year-old. Heck... well, you get my point.
|TV's Frank doesn't see what's wrong with two male connections trying to hook up.|
I know, it's just a show. I should really just relax.
The Umbilicus is connected to Gypsy on the other end. She's not happy about that.
Of course, things go wrong, with Dr. Forrester having to send Frank to the store for a male-to-male connector.
Mike & the Bots design the perfect woman of the future. The Bots make a bunch of suggestions, but Mike ends up drawing Mamie Van Doren. No dummy, that Mike.
|Mamie Van Doren and Elinor Donahue make a Mel Tormé sandwich. Oh, to be Mel.||Dick Contino (Daddy-O) races against Mel Tormé. Things go badly for Mr. High Pants.|