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RiffTrax Presents a New Riff from Bridget and Mary Jo…

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29 Replies to “RiffTrax Presents a New Riff from Bridget and Mary Jo…”

  1. The Original EricJ
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    Let’s see, “Woman”, “Lady”, “Bride”…DRINK!!

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  2. jay
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    The film that launched Raymond Burr’s career! Not.

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  3. mst3kme
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    From Wikipedia.

    “The film was shot in 10 days. Edward G. Robinson Jr. was originally cast in the film but was fired by the producers after his arrest for writing a bad check for $138 to the Laguna Beach Garage. The gorilla of the movie’s title only appears in the last few minutes of the film. The film’s working title was The Face in the Water. Curt Siodmak considered switching the roles of Lon Chaney Jr. and Raymond Burr, but because of Chaney’s deteriorating appearance, the idea was dropped.”

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  4. Kenneth Morgan
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    Oh, I have to get this one, if only to see how many “Perry Mason” and Godzilla references there are. And I seem to remember an episode of “M*A*S*H” where Radar says that week’s movie double-feature was this flick and “Bonzo Goes to College”.

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  5. Terry the Sensitive Knight
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    Dear Lord, first Ed Wood’s “The Bride and Beast”… now this.
    What is Hollywood’s obsession with women being carried off by apes? Is it racism? It’s racism, isn’t it…

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  6. John Paradox
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    “Bride of the Gorilla”. Bridget, that’s a mean thing to say about Mike

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  7. Sitting Duck
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    Terry the Sensitive Knight:
    Dear Lord, first Ed Wood’s “The Bride and Beast”… now this.
    What is Hollywood’s obsession with women being carried off by apes? Is it racism? It’s racism, isn’t it…

    I’m not sure two instances qualify as an obsession. Certainly it’s less than my own cinematic pet peeve in which Heaven is portrayed as bureaucratic. Perhaps you could cite some other instances. Though Robot Monster shouldn’t count, since director Phil Tucker had originally wanted a more traditional robot, but all the robot suit performers in Hollywood were out of his price range.

    Lon Chaney Jr. (Commissioner Taro) was Charles Benton in Indestructible Man. Tom Conway (Dr. Viet) was Timothy Chappel in The She Creature. Producer Jack Broder was also executive producer for Women of the Prehistoric Planet. Composer Mort Glickman also composed the stock music used in Radar Men from the Moon. Assistant director Richard Dixon was associate producer for High School Big Shot and assistant director for Women of the Prehistoric Planet, Catalina Caper, and The Girl in Lovers Lane.

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  8. michaelkz
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    This looks like deep hurting.

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  9. Joel Lillo
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    Terry the Sensitive Knight:
    Dear Lord, first Ed Wood’s “The Bride and Beast”… now this.
    What is Hollywood’s obsession with women being carried off by apes? Is it racism? It’s racism, isn’t it…

    Concerning apes (and monsters) carrying unconscious women… You might want to check this site out.

    https://reprobatepress.com/2017/01/25/gallery-girls-n-ghouls-the-movie-monster-obsession-with-carrying-off-women/

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  10. The Original EricJ
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    Terry the Sensitive Knight:
    Dear Lord, first Ed Wood’s “The Bride and Beast”… now this.
    What is Hollywood’s obsession with women being carried off by apes? Is it racism? It’s racism, isn’t it…

    As a kid, I used to have a movie-history book about famous Apes in movies–Until I looked at again, years later, and realized the author had actually written a film-historian treatise on the sexual-metaphor of the Ape & the Girl in movies:
    King Kong, Sign of the Cross, Universal’s were-ape “Jungle Woman” series, Marlene Dietrich in a gorilla suit in “Blonde Venus”, etc. Heheh, whaddya know.

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  11. Joel Lillo
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    The Original EricJ: As a kid, I used to have a movie-history book about famous Apes in movies–Until I looked at again, years later, and realized the author had actually written a film-historian treatise on the sexual-metaphor of the Ape & the Girl in movies:
    King Kong, Sign of the Cross, Universal’s were-ape “Jungle Woman” series, Marlene Dietrich in a gorilla suit in “Blonde Venus”, etc. Heheh, whaddya know.

    “Whaddya know?”

    “Not much, you…?”

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  12. Joel Lillo: Concerning apes (and monsters) carrying unconscious women… You might want to check this site out.

    https://reprobatepress.com/2017/01/25/gallery-girls-n-ghouls-the-movie-monster-obsession-with-carrying-off-women/

    Well, I did, and although there’s a commendable show of skin, if they’re not gonna start out with Kogar carrying off Carolyn Brandt, finish with Kogar carrying off Carolyn Brandt, and throw in a couple stills of Kogar carrying off Carolyn Brandt somewhere in the middle, I mean, what’s the point?

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  13. goalieboy82
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    mst3kme:
    From Wikipedia.

    “The film was shot in 10 days. Edward G. Robinson Jr. was originally cast in the film but was fired by the producers after his arrest for writing a bad check for $138 to the Laguna Beach Garage. The gorilla of the movie’s title only appears in the last few minutes of the film. The film’s working title was The Face in the Water. Curt Siodmak considered switching the roles of Lon Chaney Jr. and Raymond Burr, but because of Chaney’s deteriorating appearance, the idea was dropped.”

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    10 days not bad (more time and effort put in it then Roger Corman would have)

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  14. goalieboy82
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    mst3kme:
    From Wikipedia.

    “The film was shot in 10 days. Edward G. Robinson Jr. was originally cast in the film but was fired by the producers after his arrest for writing a bad check for $138 to the Laguna Beach Garage. The gorilla of the movie’s title only appears in the last few minutes of the film. The film’s working title was The Face in the Water. Curt Siodmak considered switching the roles of Lon Chaney Jr. and Raymond Burr, but because of Chaney’s deteriorating appearance, the idea was dropped.”

    10 days not bad (more time and effort put in it then Roger Corman would have)
    please bring back the edit button.

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  15. goalieboy82: 10 days not bad (more time and effort put in it then Roger Corman would have)
    please bring back the edit button.

    The edit button is available to all Pro Plus users. Try it for thirty days free, and after that you’ll be automatically charged $7.99 oer month on your approved credit card.

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  16. Lawgiver
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    gottogetbacktothejudorange: The edit button is available to all Pro Plus users. Try it for thirty days free, and after that you’ll be automatically charged $7.99 oer month on your approved credit card.

    $7.99 PER MONTH???? That’s ridiculous and really not worth it.

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  17. Ray Dunakin
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    Terry the Sensitive Knight:
    Dear Lord, first Ed Wood’s “The Bride and Beast”… now this.
    What is Hollywood’s obsession with women being carried off by apes? Is it racism? It’s racism, isn’t it…

    In all the creature features, the woman is ALWAYS carried off by the monster. Gorillas were just looked a type of “monster” — a big, ferocious beast.

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  18. The Original EricJ
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    Kenneth Morgan:
    Oh, I have to get this one, if only to see how many “Perry Mason” and Godzilla references there are.

    (Notice we’re no longer asking whether the majority of riffs will dip from the well of MK&B recognizing a better-known actor in a riffed movie, but how MANY…)

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  19. jay
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    As a former “You Big Gorilla” who carried off a damsel or two long, long ago I can speak with some authority on the proper order of operations –

    A) Careful observation of the damsel’s body language is key. If eye rolling or the extension of middle digits is involved do not attempt to carry off.
    B) Listening carefully is also key. If you hear “tee-hee” then continue with the carrying. If you hear “Put me down you big (gorilla or some other unflattering epithet)” put her down. Immediately. Do not attempt to dust her off.
    C) Any screaming during the early stages of the carrying off is bad. Screaming during the later stages is generally evidence of a carrying off well done.
    These days I am happy that, so far, I can get to the end of the week without requiring anyone else to carry me off.

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  20. touches no one's life, then leaves
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    The Original EricJ: (Notice we’re no longer asking whether the majority of riffs will dip from the well of MK&B recognizing a better-known actor in a riffed movie, but how MANY…)

    You’re sure you don’t mean Joel&tB?

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  21. touches no one's life, then leaves
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    Mary Jo looks remarkably buff in that picture.

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  22. Lawgiver
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    touches no one’s life, then leaves: You’re sure you don’t mean Joel&tB?

    “, no!” I know lots of people hate the “Jim Henson’s something babies”, but this one is my least favorite recurring riff. It’s practically a state park riff.

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  23. Lawgiver
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    Lawgiver: “, no!” I know lots of people hate the “Jim Henson’s something babies”, but this one is my least favorite recurring riff. It’s practically a state park riff.

    That was supposed to be “insert famous name here, no!” I forgot certain formatting doesn’t work on this site.

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  24. The Original EricJ
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    Lawgiver: “, no!” I know lots of people hate the “Jim Henson’s something babies”, but this one is my least favorite recurring riff. It’s practically a state park riff.

    They must have been disappointed Peter Graves wasn’t in this one. (On BIOGRAPHY!)

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  25. touches no one's life, then leaves
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    Lawgiver: That was supposed to be “insert famous name here, no!” I forgot certain formatting doesn’t work on this site.

    Well, Joel did that at least as often as Mike, if not moreso, but since that’s not what Kenneth Morgan was referring to — Kenneth Morgan said ” “Perry Mason” and Godzilla references” — it’s also neither what Eric was referring to (or so I presume) nor what I was referring to (I can guarantee that part).

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  26. TorgosPizzaNJ
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    The stories about this movie are better than the movie…star Barbara Payton was on suspension from Warner Bros for being a “party girl.” Burr was hired because the producers liked him in “Rear Window.” When Burr appeared in their offices, he was quite overweight. He told them that he could lose the weight in a few weeks, by checking into a motel and subsisting on mostly juices. They bought it and signed him. When he arrived on set, he hadn’t lost Any weight, and they decided to fire him and put Chaney back in the lead or recast. Payton told producers that she’d walk off if anyone Other than Burr played her husband. Years later, when Payton’s career & personal life were in shambles, Burr tried to get Payton cast as a guest star on “Perry Mason”, but CBS balked, as she was uninsurable. Sad…

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  27. goalieboy82
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    jay:
    The film that launched Raymond Burr’s career!Not.

    speaking of Raymond Burr,
    https://deadline.com/2020/06/perry-mason-hbo-matthew-rhys-atx-festival-1202952270/
    as directed by Tim Van Patten himself.

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  28. Lawgiver
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    touches no one’s life, then leaves: Well, Joel did that at least as often as Mike, if not moreso, but since that’s not what Kenneth Morgan was referring to — Kenneth Morgan said ” “Perry Mason” and Godzilla references” — it’s also neither what Eric was referring to (or so I presume) nor what I was referring to (I can guarantee that part).

    Thank you for correcting me, though I was actually referring to Joel.

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  29. profhackenbush
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    Not bad ladies…This is the first movie Incognito Cinema Warriors XP did and it’s hilarious,but it’s unavailable now.Good thing I bought it when they first released it

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