|Mike Nelson with his Robot Friends|
|Bill Corbett with his alter-ego, Crow T. Robot|
|Kevin Murphy, the man behind the|
gumball head of Tom Servo
I thought you might enjoy a little update of the live-by-satellite theatre showing of Jack the Giant Killer, a movie which was verbally demolished by the Mystery Science Theatre 3000 trio in fine form. (See my original pre-show article here: (http://www.classicbeckybrainfood.blogspot.com/2011/08/special-theatre-showing-of-really-bad.html) You don't very often hear an audience of adults giggling and snorting, but that's what we did all through this special presentation. My son and I left the theatre with sore facial muscles caused by extreme laughing. We were also developing bruises on our ribs from reaching over and poking each other constantly.
Mike Nelson, Bill Corbett and Kevin Murphy appeared onstage/onscreen to do their shtick, and seeing their own live faces as well as hearing the familiar robot voices made the experience even more fun. I cannot even begin to describe the stream of marvelous humor, but some of the pertinent snarky remarks included: "So, is he a really big guy who kills? ... No, dummy, he's a regular-sized guy killing a giant!" ... "Hey, he seems more like Jack the Giant Annoyer to me!" ... "Hoist the cliches, me hearties!" ... "Look! The villain is a chubby version of Ming the Merciless!" ... "My God, Jack is wearing a Peter Pan outfit to fight a giant!" Some of my favorites were aimed at the particularly annoying little leprechaun who lived in a bottle and spouted rhymes continuously. The Irish jokes were plentiful, my favorite being, "I'll be free and puking up Guinness soon!" I know the little green guy was supposed to be beguiling and beloved, but I just kept wanting to say "Be quiet!"
Rifftrax presents the MST3K guys periodically in theatres all over the country. When you get the chance, be sure to attend one and have a great time with lots of other like-minded, sick-humored folks!