Video: MST Poopie!
First released: VHS, Best Brains, 1995
Availability: Best Brains VHS (out of print), Rhino VHS (out of print), Manos: The Hands of Fate (Rhino), MST3K: The Essentials, Tom Servo's All-Time Favorite Host Segments (and MST3000 Poopie!)
|The blooper reel.
This is the MST3K bloopers tape. And, it's probably the most-released video they've done. Yes, I know: we mentioned that Episode 424: Manos: The Hands of Fate had been released many times. And, it has. Manos has had five releases: Rhino solo VHS, part of a Rhino 3-pack VHS, Rhino solo DVD, part of a Rhino 2-pack/3-pack Essentials DVD, and a Shout! Factory solo DVD release.
Poopie! beats that total. It was released seven times: Best Brains VHS, part of a Best Brains VHS 2-pack, Rhino Solo VHS, part of a Rhino 3-pack VHS, included with the Rhino solo DVD (as a bonus feature with Manos), part of the Rhino 2-pack/3-pack Essentials DVD (as a bonus feature with Manos), and as part of the Best Brains Tom Servo's All-Time Favorite Host Segments DVD.
If you haven't seen the blooper reel, it's not because they haven't made it available.
|Interaction with props can lead to trouble.
|You never know when a prop may attack.
In other words, typical TV show blooper reel stuff.
That's not to say the stuff isn't funny. It is. But, in all honesty, this is pretty much for the fans of the show. Big fans, I should say. Not necessarily casual fans.
|Sometimes, the Bots get out of control
|Sometimes it's the actors that cause problems.
Sometimes, I didn't see what caused the breakup. Sometimes, it's obvious. I suppose the times where it appeared the actor just broke down, it's a culmination of several things over the many hours of filming during a day that caused it.
Of course, when the Bots explode or otherwise fall apart, there's not much you can do about it. Sometimes, they stop and try again. Other times, they just keep going, and the problem makes it into the final cut of the episode.
After all, it's just a show; you should really just relax.
The Poopie! tape is kinda fun. In fact, it's kind of like sex.
That is, it was probably more fun participating than watching.