Summary: What appears to be a
summer camp for tiny-brained adults turns out to be a secret
encampment of clones, raised to provide body parts for (can
you guess?) rich white people. Peter Graves is one of the
whitest people there's ever been and in this movie he's also
rich, so he's running for President. His brother is rich and
white too but has something of a conscience, so when he
meets his own clone -- a thunderingly stupid fellow with a
perpetually downcast mouth -- he feels kinda bad. I mean who
wouldn't, faced with your slim-shouldered womany clone
looking at you with those big cow yes?
Prologue: Mike sports a mustache for the first time in his life, and the robots are supportive. Servo: "You've given me the confidence I need. I'm gonna go get a big stinky spiral cut ham and staple it to my top lip!"
Segment One: On the planet, three evil space children have the power to make Pearl, Observer, and Bobo do anything, including hit themselves. On the SOL, Mike and the 'Bots discuss child nurturing techniques, and try to talk the kids out of sending them the movie. That fails, natch.
Segment Two: While Pearl and Brain Guy play Candyland with two of the hideous tikes, Bobo tosses a ball with the third, who nails Bobo right in his expansive area: "Excuse me, Tante Bobo has to go see Uncle Reconstructive Urologist."
Segment Three: Candyland continues; Bobo gets hit in the mess again; Pearl needs a break. The SOL obliges by staging two kids' TV shows. The first is an oddly quiet affair; the second features Mike (in gold hot pants) and the whole crew mimicking that frantic Mexican show that makes you wonder what in blazes is going on down south of the border.
Segment Four: The kids simply must know the facts of life, so Pearl and her companions try and fail to explain. Pearl's bitterness shines through. Bobo: "You're gonna get kicked in the face, that's always part of it... grab one leg and hold on tight!" Bobo's poor abused area gets it again, of course.
Segment Five: Crow gets a nose job, leaving him with a tiny tiny nose, like the woman in the movie. The evil kids are almost asleep, so Servo composes a beautiful lyrical lullaby - and sets it to a rousing march, waking them. Bobo's hit right in the batch again.
During the end credits there's a delightful little joke
wherein Mike impersonates Peter Graves promising an upcoming
"Biography" on the life of Peter Graves. Then, lo and
behold, not a week after we taped this episode, there it was
in the real world: Peter Graves on "Biography."
*Producer's Note: Paul has recently taken to using the antiquated term "damme", pronounced, phonetically "Dammee", a Middle English oath of self-derision, out of use for better than 150 years in this country. We believe Paul's use of this term serves no greater purpose than to annoy us and lord his mastery of dictionary use over us. Paul also uses anachronistic slang such as "nurtling om-tiddly-om-pom" and "shiny-bumming Willy-Wag", prompting us to theorize that his brain once belonged to a nineteenth-century British gunnery Seargent, was subsequently pickled and installed in the bony skull of our own Paul when he was very young.