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Episode guide: 705- Escape 2000

Movie: (1981) A band of outlaws fights an evil corporation overseeing a forced evacuation of the Bronx.

First shown: 3/2/96
Opening: Crow’s charity auction
Intro: Crow starts a fire on the SOL, Dr. F. puts his mother in a “home”
Host segment 1: Mike helps Crow try bio-feedback, but a fire starts
Host segment 2: Men’s night on the SOL
Host segment 3: Dr. F. has a plan to boost ratings: Timmy Bobby Rusty
End: Letter, Servo arrives by helicopter, and Toblerone visits Deep 13
Stinger: “PTOO!” “HA, HA, HA!” sez Toblerone
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (199 votes, average: 4.51 out of 5)

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• This one is hit and miss for me. Some funny segments, some “meh” ones. Some great stretches of riffing, some quiet sections. And the movie: ugh. Boy, is it stupid but, wow, does it have some wacky characters. But above all, there is Toblerone, Dablone, or whatever his name is.
• This episode is included in Shout! Factory’s “Volume XXXVII.”
References.
• Mary Jo also provided the commentary for this episode in our season seven episode guide. Did she mention she loves Dablone? Yes. Yes, she did.
• Fans had been getting episodes pretty regular for the past month, but this was the last one we would get until mid-May (about 10 weeks away) and THAT would would the last one we’d get for many months.
• By this time, fans knew the show had been canceled on CC and suddenly, on this brand new thing called World Wide Web, there were already hundreds of “Save MST3K” sites. It would be several more months before Sci-Fi Channel would make the announcement that the show was coming back.
• Between this and the next episode, “MST3K: The Movie” hit theaters. Indeed, by the time the next episode aired, the movie was already fading fast.
• The phrase “Leave the Bronx!” became an immediate catchphrase.
• Is it just me, or does leaving the Bronx for New Mexico seem like a pretty good idea?
• The opening is a cute idea but it kind of gets driven into the ground. But it does feature that “award show” music we’ve heard before.
• The intro, in which Dr. F puts Pearl “in a home” is a very nice reveal. And it’s definitely a return to form for Dr. F.
• And nothing says “We’ve been canceled” having a big fire for no reason.
• The “men’s night” bit is great, with poor Crow completely unfamiliar with Mike’s 700 different slang requests for a brewski. Nice and breezy.
• Sometimes in an MST3k episode, they’re going along, riffing the movie, minding their own business, then all of a sudden a larger-than-life character appears. Torgo is like that, of course. And later there would be Rowsdower. But in season seven, there was Toblerone. Ha-ha-ha!
• One other thought about the movie: the little demolition expert kid is cute and all, well sort of, right up until he calmly murders a guy. Sure, he’s been blowing them up at a distance for a while now, and yes, the guy was about to shoot his dad, but still.
• In 1980, Peter Gabriel wrote and recorded a song called “Jeux Sans Frontières.” Many casual listeners — like Crow — never guessed that the phrase he was singing was French, and instead struggled to find an English phrase that fit the phonemes they were hearing. Crow apparently thinks Peter was singing o/` “She’s so pop-u-lar …” o/` (I will admit that, before I knew better, I thought he was singing “She’s so funky.”)
• The Timmy Bobby Rusty stuff definitely reflects the kind of notes I’m sure they’d been getting from the suits at Comedy Central. The bit is not terribly funny, but it was probably cathartic for them. Segment 3 is also the first reference in a long time to Dr. F “selling the results of his experiments to cable TV” as Joel used to tell us all the time. That’s Paul as TBR, of course.
• Callbacks: “I gotta get to the ‘Zombie Nightmare’ set,” “I’m Cherokee Jack.” (Red Zone Cuba) “No, Lupita!” (Santa Claus).
• With only one episode to go, BBI seems to have created a brand new bumper for this episode, one with the planet Earth in the background and the SOL going by. It’s pretty, and it was used again in the next episode.
• Somebody makes a riff that is premised on the notion of a Kinko’s being on every corner. I’d forgotten that era 15 years ago when when the chain was aggressively expanding. They’ve now been absorbed by FedEx, most of those locations have closed and the brand has largely faded away.
• That’s Mike, of course, as Toblerone, in the closer.
• Cast and crew roundup: Just one name this time: costumer/art director: Massimo Lentini was also art director on “The Cave Dwellers.”
• CreditsWatch: Host segments directed by Jim Mallon.
• Fave riff: “Kill us! … Thank you!” Honorable mention: “All right we’re here in the K-Rock super van with the — AIIIEEEEEE!!!”

140 Replies to “Episode guide: 705- Escape 2000”

  1. Finnias Jones says:

    Henry Silva is creepy good in this movie.

    Mike and Trace are great in host segment 2, the run of beer riffs during Men’s Night.
    Mike: No no no no no, c’mon, I got a dead soldier here!
    Crow: Oh I’m sorry, that must be terribly tragic for you…

    More music riffs:
    “You turn me right round baby, right round…” sung by the eye-patch wearing lead singer of Dead Or Alive (looking a lot like Chuck Norris @ 00:42:03).
    “She’s so popular” is a common mishearing of the chorus to Peter Gabriel’s “Games Without Frontiers”, sung by Kate Bush (!). The actual lyrics are “Jeux sans frontieres,” the song title in French. (Credit to DAP Central’s “Distributed MST3K Annotation Project” for this observation)

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  2. snowdog says:

    “This is Dolby Stereo reminding you to the Leave the Bronx.”

    I love episodes where Servo sings along with the soundtrack.

    Someday love will find you,
    Break those chains that bind you!

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  3. dafs says:

    The intro sketch is one of my favorite of all time. Its one of those classic MST sketches where I can’t tell if its clever or just stupid.

    “I’m hungry. I’m tired. It never stops. Death would be a blessing.”

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  4. Kouban says:

    Having just rewatched this one, I think my favorite riff is when the house explodes and one of them says “Hey, Frank sneezed!” A nice little callback to Frank’s Sensurround sneezing ;)

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  5. Kouban says:

    I’m glad someone else noticed the similarity to The Warriors. I couldn’t help comparing the movie’s soundtrack to that one’s, except trying WAY too hard.

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  6. rockyjones says:

    4.5 Stars

    My favorite “silver-suited-guys-getting-blown-up” moment has to be: “BLAM!!!…..OH,WHAT DID YOU STEP IN?!”

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  7. Malt says:

    “I forgot my luggage!”

    I love the part where the homeless looking guys are executing their revolt. A guy gives a signal with his finger, and Mike says “twirl around.”

    Soldier: “Sir-you have a phone call”
    Lloyd Wrangler: “I’ll take it now.”
    Tom: “Good ’cause he’s on the phone NOW!”

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  8. Brian T. says:

    I remember taping this episode and taking it to work with me to watch in the breakroom during lunch hour. Lunches were staggered every hour so, by the end of the day, everyone in the office was repeating the same phrase, “Leave the Bronx”! My fave line was Servo’s “They took out Horseshack!”

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  9. Ryan says:

    #41: The first movie is called “1990: The Bronx Warriors”. It starred Fred Williamson (who is the Dablone-like sidekick character) and Vic Morrow (he’s the one who dies: Oddly enough, soon after, in real life too, courtesy of a helicopter, of all things. Trash, who survives, kills him in the movie). It’s one of the more enjoyable 80s Italian action movies.

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  10. MattG says:

    “I always liked it when there was an obvious disconnect between whatever the hell was going on aboard SOL and in Deep 13/Widowmaker/Castle Forrester, yet at least one side would go on as if the other was right with them… as illustrated by the aforementioned “Thank you for those kind words”. It really works better when it’s the non-SOL that just goes on, expecting their subjects to be in lockstep with whatever weird scene they have going.”

    Is there a term for this kind of comedy? Since MST3K I’ve noticed it in more places.

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  11. rcfagnan says:

    “Please, we’ll give you fudgeicles (sic) if you’ll just LEAVE THE BRONX!” IMO, though I love season 7, this is really a middle of the road hit-or-miss episode. The movie itself doesn’t sustain interest. Just my two cents.

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  12. The Bolem says:

    @#60: Now that you mention it, my second fav show after MST3K, ‘TV Funhouse’, employed that type of comedy formulaically throughout its all too brief eight episodes. The human host, Doug (who I’m sure was supposed to come across as a severly dumbed-down version of Joel; small world) would behave like the perfectly enthusiastic kiddie show host, oblivious to the reality of New York’s streets in the opening, and expecting his puppet friends to play along with whatever activity he had for that day’s theme at the Funhouse. Yet his Anipals would always ditch him for more adult pursuits, ignoring him as he ignored the fact that he was abandoned and pathetically going through his sketeches with hardly any other entities to interact with. The show would keep jarringly cutting back and forth between them, the best example being the latter half of the Atlantic City 2-parter where they met Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, and Chickie the Rooster stupidly got mixed up with the mob:

    Chickie: (bursts into the Anipals’ hotel room with bandaged stump on wing) “They cut off my thumb! THEY CUT OFF MY F*&#ING THUUUMMMBBB!!!”
    (cut to Doug, enthusiastically innocent in his space suit) Doug: “Welcome back to the Funhouse!”

    One of my favorite MST examples is at the end of ‘Leech Woman’, where the SOL has descended into chaos trying to suppress Servo’s Granny Clampett impression, and we cut back to Bobo and company looking all evolved and civilized by comparison, even without Pearl keeping them in line.

    But if there’s a name for that type of comedy, I sure haven’t heard it either. “Ironic Juxtapositional Dissonance”?

    Once again, I’ve said too much considering I haven’t seen this one. Does ‘After the Fall of New York’ also have continuity with it, or is that an alternate title for “1990: The Bronx Warriors”?

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  13. losingmydignity says:

    I may be partial to this ep because I live in NYC. They get in a lot of NYC jokes and there are just some lovely moments overall.
    One moment that is particulary hilarious to me is when the police/polizia charge down into what is apparently the doors evey Deli in Manhattan uses to bring in their merchandise and come up somehow magically in war torn The Bronx.
    That said, there are a few slow parts.

    In the opening when Trash is by the bridge and has his encounter with the helicopter, this really seems to be the 57th street bridge (as in Feeling Groovy), but I’m not totally sure. That area has changed so much. It’s all fancy Condos and stuff. Silva’s character would be thrilled!

    Whenever my girlfriend and I drive North to escape the city for a while we drive through the Bronx and can you guess what we say?

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  14. Duke says:

    Bolem: After The Fall Of New York is a different film, which stars Devil Fish actors Michael Sopkiw and Valentina Monnier. And that’s not to be confused with the similar Warriors Of The Wasteland. Whew! All Of which can be found at your local Fry’s Electronics, Target, K-Mart, etcetc. for a cheap price. Something called the “Post Nuclear DVD Pack” I remember.

    The director of this one, Enzo Castellari, was the Roger Corman of Italy. He’s been getting that Hollywood shine recently with his rip-off remake of Inglorious Basterds.

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  15. Richard R. says:

    As per MikeK (#38)–I guess that’s true that “Escape” really wouldn’t be an apt title for this, since they were trying to *stay* in the Bronx. Rather the opposite of “escape.” Perhaps “Disescape 2000” would be better. And it mangles the English language about as much as “disinfestation.”

    Anyway, always liked this one rather a lot. The press conference scene (“Is that true, do you suck?”), the hissing of Nosferatu woman, and of course Toblerone. But the best was saved for last: Servo’s Journey-esque singalong over the end credits. Good stuff.

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  16. thecorman says:

    I love this episode, though the movie itself slows down badly during the sewers scenes. “I’m a small mid-western Bronx”, “Now the loving begins” and “We’re here in the K-Rock super van, giving out a YEAHHHH!!!” are some of my favorites. These 80’s era Euro-trash movies bring back so many memories of the mom-and-pop video stores that my friends and I would go to, renting solely based on the movie’s cover art. We’d get them home and spend 90 minutes either laughing at how badly made they were, or falling asleep. I will give the Europeans credit for providing a living to some pretty decent American actors who’d fallen on hard times here in the States during the 80’s, but those movies were AWFUL!

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  17. MikeH says:

    Never let Italians make movies in the US or is supposed to take place in the US, unless it’s a western. They have no right to do this unless they are A: Giving work to a down on his luck for famous actor/actress, and B: They keep it in Italy. Unless Cinematic Titanic has the rights to see all those films.

    I can’t remember anything else of the film thaty has not been mentioned yet, loved the episode.

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  18. Cornjob says:

    #59: Wow, I could have sworn Bronx Warriors 1990 had one of those nihilistic everyone dies endings. But I only saw the movie once about 25 years ago.

    When I first saw Escape 2000 I recognized Trash, but wondered where the hockey players on roller skates called the Zombies and their hostage were.

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  19. thecorman says:

    If you hate Italian adventure yarns, try their horror movies; paced like they’re filmed in corn syrup, but at the same time, offensive in every way imaginable. It can’t feel good to go from being the cornerstone of western civilization to the country that makes movies with names like “Cannibal Apocalypse”.

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  20. MissT3K says:

    To this day anytime a Journey song comes on the radio I can hear Tom singing “Leave Bronx! Baby, LEAVE Bronx! COME ON LEAVE Bronx…” And see him jammin’ to the end credits. Brings a smile to my face everytime. :)

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  21. Bart Fargo says:

    This was a great movie to riff on. I also loved that the evil developers in the movie actually included the ruined buildings of the Bronx in their architural model of their new development. Someone actually took the time to model burned out buildings and ruble!
    I’ll bet that impressed the city building comission!

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  22. rockyjones says:

    LOL…I noticed that too…pretty unusual. I thought the scale model was supposed to show what the FINISHED project would look like. Apparently, there’s some miscommunication going on!

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  23. DamonD says:

    “There. Or maybe…there. But somewhere around there.”

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  24. Fred Burroughs says:

    I love how at the beginning the Helicopter is high in the sky, but Trash is shooting straight forward, the movie even shows his bullets hitting the wall, but the helicopter somehow blows up. I guess we’re supposed to believe that the bullets either ricocheted up or the shrapnel hit the helicopter.

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  25. KSK says:

    THRUST INDUSTRIES!

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  26. The Toblerone Effect says:

    I love Dablone!

    This is what I feel a very underrated episode, full of great one-liners and very good hsot segments. Trash, Toblerone, and co. are a great group of “villians” to riff on.

    Until someone pointed it out, I never realized the connection of the voices from “Pod People”. Upon watching this a second time, I was actually somewhat distracted, trying to pinpoint a voice of a character between “Pod People” and “Escape 2000”. But there are many similarities, to the point where you have to wonder if they just gathered up the actors from PP and said, “Okay, we have another movie here called ‘Escape 2000’ that we’ll need your voices on!”

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  27. robot rump! says:

    i am of the opinion most of the movies shown have an initially forgetable character run off with the movie. Torgo, Toblerone and Rowsdower are a few examples. for me Mickey from ‘Screaming Skull’ is another good one. any other suggestions?

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  28. swh1939 says:

    I enjoyed the silliness of putting Pearl in a home. Clearly Pearl could have gotten out of there, but she goes with it for some reason, giving Dr. Forrester the upper hand with her for a change.

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  29. Sitting Duck says:

    Nicias #19: Perhaps our “heroes” should then consider if armed rebellion is worth it to defend a few rat-infested tenements. Maybe the rebels aren’t forthright in their cause, but merely stupid?

    I’d go for stupid.

    The Castle Monster #34: 1/4 of the entertainment industry is composed of note-writing lunch-monkeys. One of the few pros of the prospect of Hollywood falling into the ocean.

    Only a few?

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  30. revlillo says:

    Looooovvvvvveeee this episode! If for no other reason than this: I think it’s got the only Bloom County reference they ever did: “Steve Dallas–terrorist.” It’s like a collision of two of my very favorite pop culture icons of all time. 8-)

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  31. Dan in WI says:

    Crow really tries here. The charity auction is fun. He wants to do his part. (I think, well maybe not.) He just doesn’t quite understand what kind of items to put up for bid. It is also good to see a more responsible Crow. It is good he organizes his oily rags. You can’t have those unorganized can you? But perhaps he should have finished the task before burning the ant.

    For all those who don’t like Dr. Forrester being beaten down by his overbearing mother you have to admit that wasn’t a long-term thing. Last episode they were equals in destroying Earth vs. Soup and now this week Clayton spends much of the time with the upper hand. I can just as easily see him putting Frank in that home as his mother.

    This week we have two host segments involving flames. Reminds of the first season when they had open flame all the time.

    I’ll second the liking of the new bumper. We see a similar shot when rocket #9 shows the flames on the exterior of the SOL.

    The guys night isn’t exactly laugh out loud funny but I do enjoy it. Crow is so clueless and it makes the thing amusing.

    Don’t get me wrong. I enjoyed Tom singing Journey during the closing credits. For that matter I liked all the songs he sang throughout this week’s experiment. But this is just the warm up for the ultimate: the Tusk medley from #904 Werewolf.

    It was mentioned four years ago and I too am a fan of second last episodes, which is what it appeared this would be. Last episodes are often so special that they just don’t feel like the show anymore. I love that one last chance to savor the regular that I fell in love with.

    Favorite Riffs:
    Mike sings “Workin’ on a Sex Farm” over music that works quite well. [I always love a good Spinal Tap reference.] Later on we get a second reference when Tom accuses a woman of having a Bobbi Fleckman voice.

    Trash holds up a move to New Mexico sign. Tom “I’ll put that on still store.”

    Lady report shouts “and the GC Corporation sucks.” Mike as another reporter “Is that true? Do you suck?”

    Mike: “So the hero of our movie has to hire another hero.”
    ”So now the hero subcontractor has to subcontract out to his kid.”

    Crow “Jim Henson’s chairman Mao babies.” [Nice season 4 callback]

    The kid shoots someone. Mike “You’re going down next dad.”

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  32. Tom Carberry says:

    Mark Gregory is Trash. Escape from the Bronx (1983) [original title: Fuga dal Bronx] follows the continuing adventures of Trash, played by Marco Di Gregorio, born in Rome, Italy in 1965. He was 17 when he played Trash in “1990: The Bronx Warriors (1982)”. He was awarded the role of Trash after his fiancé sent a photo of him to Fulvia Film when they announced an Italy-wide search for the movie’s star. He was one of 2000 that sought the role. As was pointed out during the riffing, he does resemble Valerie Bertinelli—although I think she is a little more masculine looking than him.

    Favorite lines:

    “Leave the Bronx”. Even though this is Italy, leave the Bronx…you too Henry Silva.
    [Trash/Mark Gregory] Well Valerie Bertinelli hasn’t left the Bronx.
    It looks like most of the buildings have left the Bronx.
    [silver clad police] Why are the Mercury Seven here?
    [burned Mom] Kathy Bates…Yet her Orlon sweater survived.
    A fascist Italian, come on.
    [Henry Silva] Gee, he’s got Ricky Ricardo Tourette Syndrome.
    “I’m paying you damned good money.” Well, it’s Italian money.
    [dispatcher with moustache] He’s got a toupee under his nose.
    Snipes, Bertinelli, Escape 2000!
    [photographer gets burned] I know it’s wrong, but he smells delicious.
    [Reporter/Moon Grey] She looks like Shelley Duvall after a drinking binge. She looks like a guy dressing up like Diana Ross. She looks like if Gilda Radner and Satan had a baby.
    Don’t make me think, I can’t multi-task.
    Maybe this is a chick film and we just don’t get it.
    [Trash] He looks like a cross between a silverback gorilla and Eddie Van Halen.

    Final Thought: Leave the Bronx—you don’t have to tell me twice. I give this one 2 out of 5 stars, while leaving the Bronx.

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  33. Doug says:

    I always wondered if the “Leave the Bronx!” thing was ripping off the “A new life awaits you in the off-world colonies” spiel from “Blade Runner”.

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  34. Dan in WI says:

    Doug 83> It’s an Italian movie. It’s sure not an original thought. Your theory is probably a good one.

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  35. Smoothie of Great Power says:

    I posted on this one last time, but not only are dubbed voices from Pod People making a return, the guy who dubbed Ator is here too. He did Strike.

    I’d also like to point out that Mike’s riff of, “Here’s a little taste of the weather in New Mexico!” is inaccurate; it’s more like Arizona weather. Spend a summer in both and you’ll understand.

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  36. Yipe Striper says:

    One of my favorite things in life is seeing what i wrote 4 years ago about this episode. My life is fulfilling! it is!

    shut ur big fat gobs…

    anyway… i have a special place in my heart for this episode. trash really makes the movie for me. Henry Silva, Nosferatu, little kid blowing stuff up, toblerone, mortgage subsidies in New Mexico! What’s not to love?

    I dare you to watch this episode and say in light of it, “that wasn’t the most horrible thing in human history…”

    go ahead. I bet you can’t.

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  37. Of no account says:

    Oh, geez… was today the day I was supposed to leave the Bronx?

    I love this episode. One of my favorites. Goofy evil corporation vs goofy hero (who has to subcontract a far more competent hero, and his even more competent kid). Then add Toblerone? What’s not to love?

    I know it’s all for a bad plot, but wouldn’t it be far more efficient to combine the disinfestation with the demolition? Just knock down the building around the people? That’s how I’d do it if I were in charge of an evil megacorporation with plans to rebuild the Bronx. Maybe keep some silver guys around to protect the workers from random muscley long-haired hero types.

    And I can only hope that if the Bronx were rebuilt with Dablone & his dance troupe still underground, that you could hear him laughing through the pipes in your fancy new apartments.

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  38. BIG61AL says:

    Love this episode…this never fails to get me to laugh. This needs a proper release on dvd.

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  39. schippers says:

    I tried to watch this one once right after the carpet had been cleaned, but the fumes made me pass out and when I awoke the credits were rolling.

    Since then, I’ve decided not to watch this one until I’ve seen 1990: The Bronx Warriors, the film that preceded this one. It’s in my vast pile of exploitation movies I haven’t had time to watch yet.

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  40. schippers says:

    #85 – I like NM weather except that the air is so dry there. The skin of my face feels like it’s receding into my skull whenever I go there.

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  41. Cheapskate Crow says:

    This episode was much better than I remembered. As someone who grew up in New Mexico, I can say it’s a nice place and don’t know why this movie has such hatred for it. Although I wonder if it’s a translation issue and maybe in its original Italian, the big city is supposed to be Rome and everyone is getting sent to Naples or some other less desirable area.

    I love the Jimmy Bobby Rusty segment although I think there was a small error in it, they mention Arbitron ratings which I think are only for radio, Nielsen is the ratings measurer for TV. I also approve of the Adam Sandler hate shown by the brains. And the girl really did look like Shelley Duvall. And being a game nerd, I loved the “We must be in God mode with unlimited ammo” comment. The ending is absolutely ridiculous where the hero just shoots a car 5 times and it explodes!?!

    All in all, a good fun episode, I think this and Deathstalker were the best of season 7.

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  42. touches no one's life, then leaves says:

    #38: I wonder if there really was new housing in New Mexico for the people to live in? I guess we are to assume that it’s all a lie, but why go through all of that if just easier to murder people while they are still in the Bronx?

    I think there IS supposed to be new housing in New Mexico and most of the Bronxites (?) already left (in one scene one of Silva’s guys says to a terrified guy who’s now “ready” to leave, “you should have left earlier”). The Disinfestators are killing the leftovers (some of whom have remained in their homes, others of whom have gone underground with Dablone).

    I think.

    I mean, any news story on the whole mess would seem to merit investigation of the New Mexico property itself, and if the reporters went there and found, well, NOTHING, that would be noticeable.

    The reporter’s perspective is that the corporation has no right to force people to leave their homes if they don’t want to.

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  43. ToolAssist says:

    This episode starts off pretty good, with a lot of entertaining action and explosions and good riffing. But as the movie goes on it starts to get a little tiring, with the only thing happening is the bad guys being killed – over and over and over and over and over and over. Jeez, how many troops are there?

    The episode is funny, but it’s not a favorite. Mostly dragged down by the movie.

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  44. No one quite serves up cheese like the Italians do. . . . . . . .

    This is a great episode, I love these kind of movies (post-apocalytpic/dystopian future flicks) and MST didn’t do enough of them in my opinion (Warrior of the Lost World is the best one they did). Trash, Toblerone, Nosferatu-Lady, Henry FREAKIN’ Silva, even Strike and his little kid, this movie is FULL of great/weird characters. So many explosions, so little time….

    Dr. F having Pearl put into a home is funny stuff. I like it. Pearl’s not as bad as some people say she is in this season. Sure, she’s a little much in the first couple episodes, but I think at this point they are just starting to step into a groove with the Pearl/Dr. F dynamic (of course, the show had to go and get cancelled). Pearl running off with Toblerone at the end is the perfect capper to a great episode.

    The Host Segments are a little weak though:
    #1 offers a fire and some brief madness (always fun, but not necessarily funny in this case),
    #2 is the best of the bunch as Crow acting confused is always a good time, plus all the names for needing a beer Mike throws out there (“I got a dead solider here!”),
    #3 features Timmy Bobby Rusty, who is more creepy than cute. When TBR doesn’t bring the rating up, Dr. F’s has an idea for “Nude Celebrity Trapshoot.” “PULL!” That idea, minus the nude part, is something I’m sure the networks will get around to eventually (I mean, did you see that celebrity diving show??).

    During the opening,
    After Crow’s auction doesn’t go well and he adds up how much money he lost: “And next year we’ll lose even more!!”
    after that, when his oily rags catch on fire,
    Crow: “MY OILY RAGS!”


    RIFFS:

    guy gets tossed out window,
    Mike: “I forgot my luggage.”

    Mike: “Working on a Sex Farm…” ——-great Spinal Tap reference

    Mike: “Those squibs were meant for me!”

    guy twirling in air after helicopter explodes,
    Servo: “Hee-ohhh!”

    flame to face,
    Servo: “My contacts!”

    Crow: “It’s the cast of Fame!”

    Crow: “Adam Sandler! GET HIM!”
    Mike: “YES!”

    Mike: “Is that true? Do you suck?”

    Crow: “Gary saw silverfish!!!”

    Mike: “Must. . . get. . .to. . .Whitesnake tapes…”

    Mike: “Down here’s my bong room.”

    Crow: “I regret nothing!”

    Mike: “She looks like Gilda Radner and Satan had a baby.”

    Mike: “So the hero of our movie has to go hire another hero..?”

    Crow: “Jim Henson’s Chairman Mao Babies.” ——first one of these joke since Season 4! HAHA, I know how much some of you love ’em!!

    Mike: “Maybe this is an outrageously funny Italian movie?”
    Servo: “I think it was originally conceived as a still photograph.”

    Mike: “The director had a vision: make guys jump in slow-motion.”

    Mike: “Richard Carpenter’s The Fog.”

    Mike: “Alright, we’re here at the K-ROK SuperVan giving out. . .AAAHHHHHHHHHHHIIIIEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!”

    Crow: “He made one mistake: he parked.”


    Another solid Season 7 episode,

    I give this Escape from New York knock-off

    4 out of 5 Toblerones! :rotfl: HA HA HAH HA HA HA!!!!

    and please remember to
    LEAVE THE BRONX!!

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  45. Sugar Magnolia says:

    #91 I don’t understand why moving to New Mexico is such a bad thing too, when I visited it seemed fine. I could see not wanting to live there because it’s hot (some of us loathe hot weather), or wanting to live closer if they have family in the NY area . However, the people in the film act like it’s some type of horrifying no man’s land, and only when faced with a deranged Henry Silva screeching at them with his army of silver suited thugs threatening to shoot do the characters even consider the move to New Mexico. I do wonder what the heck Italians must think of some parts of America.

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  46. MikeK says:

    Yeah, unless there was a sinister plot that we’re no privy to, what is so bad about being relocated to New Mexico, especially when your already living in a hell-hole that is the Bronx?

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  47. snowdog says:

    To my 2009 post, I can only add: Who in the world thought it was cute to have little Timmy constantly hang out his tongue? Eww. No wonder the ratings tanked!

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  48. touches no one's life, then leaves says:

    #96:

    Because that “hell-hole” is their HOME. They didn’t want to be bought out or forced to relocate or whatever. The sanctity of the American home and all.

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  49. MikeK says:

    @#98. But it’s not even remotely nice. It makes Travis Bickel’s place look like a Park Avenue penthouse.

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  50. Stefanie says:

    This is one of only three season seven episodes that are seriously funny. There are way too many fave riffs.

    NOW LEAVE THE BRONX!

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