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Weekend Discussion Thread: Your Favorite Parody Host Segments

On Twitter, E. A. Bruce, aka @NeoMyers, asked:

Have you ever done a piece on favorite “genre-bending” episodes? Like “Last of Wild Horses”?

I assume what he means by “‘genre-bending’ episodes” are the ones where one or more host segments take a familiar convention, sci-fi or otherwise, and parody/satirize it. His fave is the “Star Trek” “Mirror, Mirror” parody in “Last of the Wild Horses.”

I’m going to pick an obvious one: the segment in “Fire Maidens of Outer Space” that parodies “Aliens.” “Uh, say, Crow? Could you please kill me?”

What’s your pick?

59 comments to Weekend Discussion Thread: Your Favorite Parody Host Segments

  • 51
    Huggybear says:

    Any of Crow’s sci-fi moments come to mind. Droppy the water droplet, Crow T. Robots Bram Stokers The Civil War, and my personal favorite Let’s Talk Women!………. Did you have any children? I don’t remember!


  • 52

    It doesn’t just have to be host segments — for instance, “Last of the Wild Horses” also featured Dr. F and Frank in the theater, which was fun. Similarly, Mike’s brother in Mike’s place on the Satellite in “Timechasers” and he’s also in the theater, too.


  • 53
    Joseph Klemm says:

    Three days in and no one had mentioned the Orville Redenbacher sketch from Godzilla vs. Megalon? For shame.


  • 54
    Ryan says:

    My favorite is probably the set of Ape World where we meet Bobo. Everything they did in that was BRILLIANT! But the fact they designed the set like a cheesy zoo exhibit kills me every time.

    As for more outright parodies, the Bar-B-Q Souce commercial was my favorite. IT’S BOOOLD!


  • 55
    Dan in WI says:

    Ryan #54> It’s not bold. It’s decidedly unbold.


  • 56
    radioman970 says:

    @54. Bold! oh yeah… I use that all the time.


  • 57
    RCFagnan says:

    Orville Popcorn sketch from Godzilla vs Megalon. The parody of VH1’s Behind the Music in Track of the Moon Beast is a close second.


  • 58

    One word: SODIUM.


  • 59
    Huggybear says:

    To: @33Ericj

    Your complete lack of any sense of humor only reaffirms to me that the sci-fi era episodes were more entertaining.