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Weekend Discussion Thread: MSTed Characters with Your Name

Alert reader Danzilla proposes:

This week’s episode discussion (Girl in Lovers Lane) reminded me of something that makes the episode particularly funny to me: Big Stupid’s hooker-obsessed, hobo buddy is named Danny, which is, of course, my name! While I am neither hooker-obsessed nor (at least currently) a hobo, I get a huge kick out of hearing the riffing crew saying my name over and over again! Lines like “He just broke Danny!” and “Danny should really come with a tote” just kill me, and in ways that any MSTie not named Danny wouldn’t really get. It got me thinking, who of my fellow fans out there share names with MST characters (both in the universe of the show and the movies themselves)? What were your reactions to hearing your name on screen, or seeing your name assigned to a particular character? Or, have you ever watched the show with a friend or family member who share THEIR name with an MST character, and what were their reactions?

Well, what comes to mind is poor doomed Chris the dog in 801- REVENGE OF THE CREATURE. I felt a special kinship.

Have you had this experience?

109 Replies to “Weekend Discussion Thread: MSTed Characters with Your Name”

  1. Gare.Chicago says:

    As mentioned previously, I also have a difficult time watching “Horrors of Spider Island”. Not so much for all of the shrill cries of “Gary! Gary! Gareeee!”, but more because of the sensual “Ohh.. Gary…”.

    I don’t know.. I get all.. squishy. The I get the reds.

    Gare.Chicago

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  2. Jpo says:

    I’m doomed to be known for the ” Jeffrey Games” in Parts, The Clonus Horror :-(

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  3. jjb3k says:

    Oddly enough, I also share a name with a Girl in Lover’s Lane character – but unfortunately, it’s Jesse, the wall-eyed troglodyte who assaults and murders Carrie and then frames Bix for it. Yet another reason why I don’t put this episode on very often.

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  4. Richard Basehart says:

    Well gypsy brings mine up pretty often which always helps my name recognition

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  5. Sitting Duck says:

    I just had an unpleasant thought. You may recall back in post #25 my mentioning that the only character in an MST3K film with my first name who also used it as a first name was Gordon Hawthorne in The Thing That Wouldn’t Die. As it happens, my sister’s name is Jessica, that is that name of the dowser girl he’s making the moves on. Sorry about that.

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  6. MikeK says:

    I’m very ashamed to share a name with ineffectual boob Mike from Manos: The Hands of Fate. Thankfully, I also share a name with “Rock and Roll Martian” Mike from Merlin’s Shop of Mystical Wonders.

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  7. Ray Dunakin says:

    jjb3k:
    Oddly enough, I also share a name with a Girl in Lover’s Lane character – but unfortunately, it’s Jesse, the wall-eyed troglodyte who assaults and murders Carrie and then frames Bix for it.

    In all honesty, Big Stupid framed himself. Jesse can’t take the blame for that part of it.

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  8. Tim_Servo says:

    There was really only one and that was enough..it was that really good sci fi one …with Beef Chest Plank…..I don’t know HOW they got ALL my names right :skywalker:

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  9. 1 adam 12 says:

    My real name is Adam, so whenever I hear Barbara Bouchet call out Adam Chance’s name in Agent For HARM, I get all… squishy.

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