Episode 904: Werewolf
First aired: Sci-Fi Channel on 18 April 1998
Availability: iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Amazon DVD (20th Anniversary/Volume 13), Shout Factory (20th Anniversary/Volume 13), Best Brains (20th Anniversary/Volume 13)
|Mike missed the title screen. Too bad for him that he couldn't miss the whole movie.|
The episode that featured Werewolf aired a total of eight times in five weekends over four years. That means there weren't that many chances to catch that episode, but it seems like I saw it a lot.
Let's see. Eight showings at two hours each means 16 hours. Heck, each movie seemed like it lasted 16 hours, so maybe that's what happened.
Actually, though, I kinda liked the episode.
|"Did someone suddenly turn the air conditioning on?"|
I guess I'm saying this film was perfect for MST3K. So, while the move was bad, the episode was good.
Charlie Sheen's uncle is working in Arizona digging up bones for an archeology crew or something, so naturally a fight breaks out and one of the crew gets scratched by a werewolf skeleton and later turns into a werewolf who can't drive so he wrecks his car and dies, all the while some Hot Eurochick shoots pool and, oh yeah, there's a writer who's the real werewolf or something and anyway it's a big old mess and the girl turns into a werewolf at the end. The end.
|Hot Eurochick, Richard Lynch, and the Mexi-Soviet guy.||Mike is scratched by Crow, and, naturally, turns into a Werecrow.|
|M&tB sing "Where, Oh Werewolf"|
The riffing is top notch, which is why we watch MST3K to begin with. Well, if the movie is watchably bad, that helps. But, this movie isn't watchably bad. It's just bad. I've never tried to watch this film, the unedited film, without Mike & the Bots. And, I don't think I ever will. I think too much of myself to put myself through that.
But, watching it with M&tB? Yep. Done it before. Will do it again.