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Weekend Discussion Thread: rough draft of the Season 12 episode guide: 1204- THE DAY TIME ENDED

Movie: (1979) An unsuspecting family spend the night at their newly built solar-powered house and are confronted by concepts.

Open: J&tB are still hanging out in Moon 13. Jonah is still at work on the containment vessel and the bots are just making mischief. Max seeks assurances from Jonah, and gets them, giving Max a good feeling.
Back on the SOL, J&tB are having’ a cup o’ joe, while the Mads drink from empty mugs.
For the invention exchange, J&tB present the Fortune Meal. Meanwhile, the Mads show off their spray-on mustard gas.
The Mads tell Ardy to flush the movie, but he is busy suiting up bonesy the dog so he can go walkies.
Segment 1: J&tB are rugged men of a certain age until interrupted by hill bikers.
Segment 2: Script writers Jonah and Crow get help from Prof. Harold Servo, along with Growler and M. Waverly and, later, Max and Kinga.
Close: J&tB are losing it. Meanwhile, Max & Kinga are visited by Dr. Lawrence Erhardt, who gives them a mission.
Stinger: The little green guy pleases Jenny.

• Callbacks: “Pretty nice.” (Mac and Me). “Bah-boom!” (Atlantic Rim). “Knew your father I did.” (Mr. B Natural). The movie “Avalanche.”
• The great “concepts” song is another winner from Paul & Storm.
• Nice to hear a Flash Bazbo reference.
• Kinga’s mom was Kim Catrall? Of course!
• The voice of Bonesy was the great Ivan Askwith.
• Fave riff: “Don’t talk to the Lovecraftian obelisk, dear.” Honorable mention: “Uncle Owen, a Star Wars story.”

54 Replies to “Weekend Discussion Thread: rough draft of the Season 12 episode guide: 1204- THE DAY TIME ENDED”

  1. Chazzzbot

    My wife has to watch this ep with me. That is the only Father’s day gift I want. I’ve already watched it 2X. This may be in my top 3 of ALL MST eps! Only Time Ending Day will tell.

    “They must have gone to a seminar.”


  2. touches no one's life, then leaves

    “Movie: (1979) An unsuspecting family spend the night at their newly built solar-powered house and are confronted by concepts.”

    Isn’t that kind of like that Simpsons episode that one time? “Could I BE any more of a house?”



  3. Dan in WI

    That was a nice little moment Jonah and Max shared on Moon 13. It kind of reminded me on how Mike duped Frank out of his keys to get Joel’s release in #512 Mitchel. But as Jonah is still working on the Containment Vessel why do I see four empty holes when this season has just three episodes to go?
    Invention Exchange: First off, I completely reject the premise of the SOL invention. I think fortune cookies are quite tasty. With that out of the way, I do like their invention. And how often have I learned an old crush did much better than me? For the Moon 13 invention, they have totally hit on a problem I’ve run into countless times. You never get an even squirt of condiment out of any squeeze bottom and yes, the problem seems more pronounced on “tube meat.” But where did Kinga find surplus World War I mustard gas still in date?
    So Ardy has a new pet. How cute. But may I suggest a cat? They don’t need to go out for walkies. Just leave the inside and save the time of suiting them up.
    Jock Ewing is in this movie. I’m in. Hard to imagine he was in this turkey given he was just getting going in what went on to be one of the all-time great successful TV shows.
    The concept song was great. This was the on-demand song Kinga wanted in Atlantic Rim. I especially like the Max out of breath at the end of the song bit.
    This is a strange movie. It firmly falls in the category of while no means good it was just bad enough to fall in the Goldilocks Riffing Zone. It does have a weird arc. It starts out as a weird paranormal mystery movie and then finishes up as one weird mama-jama of a movie. The riffing was the strongest of the season as well. (At least so far.)
    I have to say this episode was well on the way to becoming my favorite of the Revival, and then… I wasn’t expecting any classic show cameos and then came the Tom Servo we never knew: Josh Weinstein! He was the guy I really came to appreciate during the Cinematic Titanic run. This cameo was just plain wonderful.
    There was just so much to love in his appearance. I loved the way he questioned if Max was a third banana or a second banana once removed. I loved the explanation of his being less mad resulting in his being less shrill. I loved how they paid off his ongoing journey of self-discovery three times. That part worked out real nice. It was great how the paid off the Gizmonics intruder alert with his appearance. Plus Dr. Erhart recognizes the great team that Clayton and Frank (his successor) made and knew they couldn’t be broken up. And who can’t get enough of Idiot Control Now? But most of all I loved that Kim Cattrall turned out to be his mother. It totally makes sense though I thought they missed a step in that there was no reaction from Crow.
    Did we also get another revelation from Dr. Erhart’s appearance? In the past we were led to believe that the concept of TV’s Son of TV’s Frank was just Max’s delusion. Now Kinga seems to acknowledge he is Frank’s son.

    Favorite Riffs:
    Grant keeps through a door in the ransacked home. Jonah “Well someone was here. Crapper’s full.”
    Jenny stares off into the desert. Tom falsetto “Mommy can I go play on the missile test range?”
    Beth calls out “Jenny.” Tom sings falsetto “867-5309.”
    Jonah as Jenny “Oh man I don’t pity this potty because I’m here to bring the thunder. Ba-boom!”
    Ana “Where can we go at 1 o’clock?” Jonah “Denny’s”


  4. Dan in WI


    Just two episodes ago I was wincing a bit at the attempt to ‘ironically’ create a viral song and here we are with one that seems to come together almost effortlessly.

    But was the ironic attempt to create a viral song really just a set-up for the effortless Concept song here?


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