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  1. jay
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    Maybe teenagers were older back in those days.

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  2. Mr. Krasker
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    jay:
    Maybe teenagers were older back in those days.

    According to Mike, everyone was 40.

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  3. touches no one's life, then leaves
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    “and nobody knows who the baby belongs to”

    Wait, does that imply that the film acknowledges the existence of teenage sex and pregnancy? That didn’t happen very often back then (I mean the acknowledgement, not the sex).

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    I vaguely remember seeing a clip from a 1930s short in which an engaged pair of teens (or maybe they were already married, I’m not sure) visit a doctor, who after the examinations rather tactlessly mentions, in front of both of them, that the boy’s STD has cleared up and the girl’s earlier abortion hadn’t negatively affect her health (OSLT). Neither had known about the other’s sexual past and, well, like I said, it was a clip, I don’t know how things turned out. A long way from there to “Are You Ready for Marriage”…

    I had THOUGHT that I had seen said short in on the proto-MST3K film “It Came from Hollywood” (1982) but none of the films listed under “Connections” on that film’s IMDB entry match the admittedly vague description I’ve recalled, so I guess not.

    Maybe I’ll watch “It Came” again in the near future so I can “Know for Sure” (the title of a short that I’m pretty sure was mentioned at the end of the MST3K short “Is This Love” and which has been riffed by Rifftrax; a scene that showed several men leaving a brothel (one right after the other, like they’d all in the same room engaged in the same activity) and receiving a “come back soon” smile from a Eulabelle-clone was…memorable).

    The list does include many familiar titles, along with some unfamiliar ones (to me, anyway) that sound quite riffable to me: The Cool and the Crazy, Dragstrip Girl, Both Sides of the Law, Runaway Daughters, and others. Enjoy. Or don’t. It’s up to you, I can’t make all your decisions. ;-)

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084156/movieconnections?ref_=tt_ql_trv_6

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  4. jay
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    “Freddie” was released in 1946. According to my uncle who was among the first to go ashore in the Okinawa invasion a lot of teenagers had become old men by 1946.

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  5. mst3kme
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    Rifftrax also mocked the STD themed short “Damaged Goods.”

    There was a film called “Blue Denim” that dealt with teenage pregnancy.

    It was released in 1959.

    touches no one’s life, then leaves:
    “and nobody knows who the baby belongs to”

    Wait, does that imply that the film acknowledges the existence of teenage sex and pregnancy? That didn’t happen very often back then (I mean the acknowledgement, not the sex).

    ===

    I vaguely remember seeing a clip from a 1930s short in which an engaged pair of teens (or maybe they were already married, I’m not sure) visit a doctor, who after the examinations rather tactlessly mentions, in front of both of them, that the boy’s STD has cleared up and the girl’s earlier abortion hadn’t negatively affect her health (OSLT). Neither had known about the other’s sexual past and, well, like I said, it was a clip, I don’t know how things turned out. A long way from there to “Are You Ready for Marriage”…

    I had THOUGHT that I had seen said short in on the proto-MST3K film “It Came from Hollywood” (1982) but none of the films listed under “Connections” on that film’s IMDB entry match the admittedly vague description I’ve recalled, so I guess not.

    Maybe I’ll watch “It Came” again in the near future so I can “Know for Sure” (the title of a short that I’m pretty sure was mentioned at the end of the MST3K short “Is This Love” and which has been riffed by Rifftrax; a scene that showed several men leaving a brothel (one right after the other, like they’d all in the same room engaged in the same activity) and receiving a “come back soon” smile from a Eulabelle-clone was…memorable).

    The list does include many familiar titles, along with some unfamiliar ones (to me, anyway) that sound quite riffable to me: The Cool and the Crazy, Dragstrip Girl, Both Sides of the Law, Runaway Daughters, and others. Enjoy. Or don’t. It’s up to you, I can’t make all your decisions. ;-)

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084156/movieconnections?ref_=tt_ql_trv_6

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  6. touches no one's life, then leaves
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    mst3kme:
    Rifftrax also mocked the STD themed short “Damaged Goods.”

    Well, yes, but its title didn’t fit easily into my sentence the way “Know for Sure” did. ;-)

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  7. touches no one's life, then leaves
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    ADDENDUM:

    In fact, per its list —

    — and at least a few people are in fact bothering to look at it, right? —

    — “It Came from Hollywood” featured clips from at least twenty-one films that were later riffed by MST3K. I’m not sure if that’s an unusually large percentage or not. I mean, sure, some of them were infamously bad movies, but others were generally considered about average before MST3K drew attention to them (and some the ones that didn’t later show up on MST3K are still considered “great” films, which I found marginally interesting; obviously, since it used only clips, “It Came” didn’t need to worry about any pesky copyright stuff).

    (there are also several that were later tackled by Rifftrax but general knowledge of “bad films” has expanded greatly since MST3K debuted)

    And out of however many pre-1970s Japanese super-hero films that are out there, both programs latched onto “Prince of Space” and “Invasion of the Neptune Men.” IMHO that’s just plain odd. Oh well. Doesn’t really matter, I s’pose. Yep, I s’pose…

    Just think of the fun voices that Kevin Murphy, Trace Beaulieu, and either Joel or Mike could have provided for the swarm of floating brains in “Fiend Without a Face.” I haven’t seen it but I’ve read about it and it sounds like quite a trip. :-)

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  8. Mr. Krasker
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    It Came From Hollywood should be on every MSTie’s Must See list.

    After that, watch Precious Images.

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  9. The Original EricJ
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    Mr. Krasker:
    It Came From Hollywood should be on every MSTie’s Must See list.

    First, because they do a funnier riffing on “The Violent Years”–
    And second, because it illustrates the dangerously thin line between riffing “Reefer Madness”, and just plain flat-out doing an actual Cheech & Chong routine.

    (And when C&C’s is also funnier…that’s troubling.)

    touches no one's life, then leaves:
    Just think of the fun voices that Kevin Murphy, Trace Beaulieu, and either Joel or Mike could have provided for the swarm of floating brains in “Fiend Without a Face.” I haven’t seen it but I’ve read about it and it sounds like quite a trip. :-)

    “C’mon, honey, you want it and you know it, don’t be a brain teaser…”

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  10. touches no one's life, then leaves
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    Mr. Krasker:
    After that, watch Precious Images.

    I checked on that and it doesn’t seem to involve riffing so you seem to be moving out of the metaphorical arena there.

    And that’s okay. ;-)

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  11. losingmydignity
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    Sure it’s cheesy, but Fiend without a Face is actually really good.

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  12. HeatUpTheDeathRay
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    touches no one’s life, then leaves:
    I vaguely remember seeing a clip from a 1930s short in which an engaged pair of teens (or maybe they were already married, I’m not sure) visit a doctor, who after the examinations rather tactlessly mentions, in front of both of them, that the boy’s STD has cleared up and the girl’s earlier abortion hadn’t negatively affect her health (OSLT). Neither had known about the other’s sexual past and, well, like I said, it was a clip, I don’t know how things turned out. A long way from there to “Are You Ready for Marriage”…

    I had THOUGHT that I had seen said short in on the proto-MST3K film “It Came from Hollywood” (1982) but none of the films listed under “Connections” on that film’s IMDB entry match the admittedly vague description I’ve recalled, so I guess not.
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084156/movieconnections?ref_=tt_ql_trv_6

    The movie you’re thinking of is Because of Eve from 1948. It’s available on DVD from Something Weird Video.

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  13. touches no one's life, then leaves
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    HeatUpTheDeathRay: The movie you’re thinking of is Because of Eve from 1948. It’s available on DVD from Something Weird Video.

    Okay, thanks.

    I still can’t think of anywhere else I could’ve seen that sequence so maybe someone just forgot to add that film to the IMDB entry. So it goes.

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  14. touches no one's life, then leaves
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    losingmydignity:
    Sure it’s cheesy, but Fiend without a Face is actually really good.

    Supposedly, there’s a sequence where, at some point during a battle scene, one Fiend sacrifices its life for the good of all Fiendkind (only for SPOILER humanity to triumph anyway; I could quote details from the relevant passage in the book where I read this but I don’t feel like doing that right now; maybe later). The Brains would surely have assigned that Fiend a name and repeatedly mentioned it as they made up Fiend dialogue. Heck, Joel and the Bots probably would’ve held a host-segment ceremony to honor that noble Fiend. He/she/it might even have become a fan icon character. Opportunities missed…

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  15. touches no one's life, then leaves
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    Mr. Krasker: According to Mike, everyone was 40.

    And many were doughy.

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  16. touches no one's life, then leaves
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    mst3kme:
    There was a film called “Blue Denim” that dealt with teenage pregnancy.

    It was released in 1959.

    That’s the prequel to “Blue Velvet,” right? No, of course it isn’t. ;-)

    From IMDB’s synopsis: “Arthur Bartley and Janet Willard are fairly typical 1950s teenagers. Their lives are turned upside down however when Janet becomes pregnant.”

    Janet became pregnant, that’s a nice little phrase, isn’t it? Makes it sound like Arthur had nothing to do with it, like it was something that Janet just…DID. On her own. Sheesh.

    :-|

    “fairly typical 1950s teenagers”, who are they kidding? The teenagers on “Happy Days” were in the 1950s and they NEVER had sex. Then again, most of the teenagers on “Happy Days” weren’t actually teenagers, so that sort of confuses the issue…

    (And before anyone says anything, I’m not sure that the Fonz, even in his first appearance, was ever intended to be taken for a teenager. Wouldn’t it be at least a minor trip if someone re-made “Happy Days” with actual teenagers? Why, yes it would. IMHO.)

    Yes, per “Happy Days” and other sources, teenage romance never went further than passionate kisses (from the song of the same name?) on the living room couch or in the guy’s car. IIRC the subsequent rather awkward moment for the guy was never really addressed.

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