Video: MST Poopie II
First released: VHS, Best Brains, 1997
Availability: Best Brains VHS (out of print), Amazon (Volume 10), Amazon (Volume 10.2), Rhino (Volume 10/out of print), Rhino (Volume 10.2/out of print), Best Brains (Volume 10.2)
|Poopie number two.|
At the end of Season Eight, Best Brains released their second Poopie! tape. It contained bloopers from Season Seven, the short, final season on Comedy Central, and Season Eight, the first, and longest, season on the Sci-Fi Channel. It would be the only Poopie tape to feature any Sci-Fi Channel bloopers. There was no Poopie III.
|Real blood usually stops the filming.|
There's not really a whole lot to say about it. The first blooper tape, MST Poopie!, was just over 30 minutes, but contained screw-ups, flubs, and bloopers from six seasons. That was 98 episodes. Poopie II, however, is nearly as long, but only represents two seasons and 29 episodes (remember, there were two versions of the first episode in Season Seven), plus segments from marathons.
|Screw-ups from hawking a blooper reel can wind up on the next blooper reel|
I hate to say it, but the long version isn't as good as the short version. And, for that very reason. Only the best of the bloopers were included in the short version. The longer version doesn't give you anything more, other than more of the same.
If you're a fan of blooper reels, then perhaps you'd like it more than I did.
That's not to say there weren't some funny moments, but how many times can you watch two performers look at each other and laugh?
|Even robots can blow their lines and cause a reshoot.||Watching performers laugh at each other.|
Before Season Nine aired, they would release MST Poopie! on Rhino VHS. They'd later include it in DVD packs.
No such life for Poopie II. Rhino never released it on VHS; it was only available from the Fan Club. There is the abridged version, as I mentioned, that was released as an extra feature on a DVD pack.
If you're wanting to get a full collection of all the MST3K releases, then you'll want to include this in the mix. Otherwise, the version in Volume 10/10.2 is an adequate representation of the bloopers from the later years.