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Weekend Discussion Thread – Episode Guide, First Draft: 1109- Yongary Monster From the Deep

Movie: (1967) Earthquakes in Korea turn out to be the work of Yongary, a prehistoric fire-breathing reptile who’s headed for Seoul.

Opening: J&tB are having their weekly dream journal meeting
Invention exchange: J&tB demonstrate their tiny desks; The Mads have Hitler Coffee
Segment 1: J&tB discuss astronauts and the music they like
Segment 2: Tom explains his monster-themed club, Yongary Nights
Segment 3: J&tB discuss what monster they’d like to be friends with
Closing: J&tB and The Mads sing “Push Past the Hurting”
Stinger: Monster a-go-go
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• Skeleton Crew songs: “I Wish I Was in Old Canada,” “United Servo Academy,” “To Earth” and “Creepy Girl.”

• Capsule!
• J&tB are very musical in the theater this time. Lots of singing.
• Callbacks: “I’m huge!”
• The song they sing at the end is another great ditty by Paul & Storm.
• Fave riff: “IM UPSIDE DOWWWWWWWN!” Honorable mention: “Everyone grab one thing. Doesn’t matter what the thing is! Just take it!” “Welcome back to Speaking Spectacles. I’m your host, Glasses McFancyHair.”

Thoughts?

109 Replies to “Weekend Discussion Thread – Episode Guide, First Draft: 1109- Yongary Monster From the Deep”

  1. Denver Brown
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    My main gripe with the new shows are the pacing like others have addressed, but I believe what I loved about the original run was that the comedic timing was mostly always spot on. Cramming in too many jokes, most of which we can do without, in my opinion all the Game of thrones, nerdy type gaming references destroy the timing of the good jokes. I also miss the vitriol and sardonic approach to the movies, remember the movies and Mads are the enemies. The charm of the original run was that the cast was mostly made up of the writing staff, which I think is better than getting already established celebrities to appear as main on-screen characters. These are just my main grievances with the show, although I’ve mildly enjoyed the new episodes, any MST3k is better than none at all.

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  2. Cornjob
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    The last time the rancor got so bad that Sampo had to come downstairs and tell the kids to knock it off he explicitly said to avoid personal attacks and negative venting directed at other posters regardless of who started it; as well as “back and forthing”. Although I haven’t bothered to count I think over half the posts in this thread are guilty of some or all of the above. Mr. Sampo is a very nice man that maintains this free site for no pay. Forcing him to be a school bus driver with a bus full of screaming fighting children is rude, ungrateful, and a good way to make him feel like there’s no good reason to bother.

    I was really looking forward to the discussion of this episode, but it’s been a bit of a downer. I know to “just not read posts I don’t like”. And I do. But the thing is, I don’t know if a post is one I don’t want to read or not until I’ve read some of it. And my option to not read the rest of a post doesn’t erase the bad taste or icky residue left from reading the beginning. I can try avoiding certain posters, but that requires being familiar enough with their nastiness that I know to avoid them. Plus I have to avoid other posters “quoting” and criticizing others vitriolic statements. And veering away from posts that are only partially toxic. And you know, this site isn’t supposed to be a place one has to step through gingerly like a public park that’s full of dog crap and used condoms. C’mon people. This is not MST3K Fight Club. We’re supposed to be better than this. But right now we aren’t.

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  3. trennerdios
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    Johnny Drama: The same goes for the other way around. Usually, when I mention I really don’t like Space Mutiny, I’m instantly labeled a troll. It is possible not to like that one.

    I don’t care if you or anyone else hates Space Mutiny. Or Pod People. Or Wizards of the Lost Kingdom. Or whatever. It’s just more often than not, it’s presented as “Why would anyone like this episode?” I’ve rarely seen it made without the implication that others are dumb or sheep for liking “insert popular episode”. Some people get so riled about others enjoying a thing they don’t, and they take it as a personal attack on themselves. I’m not innocent of that; I remember many years ago I would get irritated that so many people loved The Office, and I didn’t get it at all. It’s still not for me, but I had to realize that it was a silly waste of time getting so annoyed that many people liked this thing that I didn’t care for, and that it was okay for me to not like it and them to love it.

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  4. Ro-man, aka one of several possible Steves
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    Cornjob
    …. C’mon people. This is not MST3K Fight Club. We’re supposed to be better than this. But right now we aren’t.

    Amen… well said, brother Cornjob. That’ll preach!
    I hope somebody besides the choir is listening, though.

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  5. Brandon Pierce
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    “Luckily it was a Radio Shack, so no one was in there.”

    Practically all radio Shacks across the country are closed now. Ouch.

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  6. docskippy
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    Brandon Pierce:
    “Luckily it was a Radio Shack, so no one was in there.”

    Practically all radio Shacks across the country are closed now. Ouch.

    Well, to be fair, no one is in those closed Radio Shack stores, so the joke stands.

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  7. Lisa H.
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    docskippy: Well, to be fair, no one is in those closed Radio Shack stores

    As far as YOU know, maybe. Sounds like the start of a great creepypasta.

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  8. CaptEoNinja83 .
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    As much as I love this episode, I’m VERY disappointed that Jonah and the Bots didn’t at any time sing “Yongary! Yongarah! Yongaree! Yongarahahaha!” Like that stupid “Merry Wanderer” song.

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  9. Lisa H.
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    Yeah, now that you mention it…

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