Summary: This epic slice of
the 70s is actually two episodes of a failed and
monumentally stupid TV series welded together. It (they)
star(s) the vacuous, meaty Ben Murphy, an alleged Harvard
Law grad, now a super-agent for a super secret agency that
works out of a parking garage in Sherman Oaks. On a super
secret mission, radiation turned Ben invisible rather than
killing him and ending the series before it started,
Prologue: Mike shows off his talents as a teppanyaki chef, chopping everything in sight; he slices off one of Crows claws, cooks it lightly and serves it to him. Yum.
Segment One: Mike and the 'Bots get an urgent call from the nice camping planet: Bobo, Pearl and Brain Guy are under attack by renegade warlike robots! Bobo has Gas, Brain Guy is dressed like a nurse, and Mike ultimately blows up yet another planet, by gum.
Segment Two: Servo, looking not unlike Anthony Geary,* plugs in his Arp and struts his stuff in a musical tribute to the 70s. But poor dumb Servo has got it wrong, he wrote about the decade of 70 A.D. (or C.E., if you must), not the nineteen 70s! Hilarity ensues. Crow rounds out the cast.
Segment Three: Servo, inspired by all the trucking in the movie, has somehow procured a skinny-legged but paunchy trucker body, complete with flannel shirt, little cowboy boots and belt buckle. Mike points out that he has no butt. Servo takes exception; he likes his butt and talks to it.
Segment Four: Crow appears in just the cutest little outfit, and declares himself Turkey Volume Guessing Man! The premise hinges on one or two colloquial uses of the word "turkey" in a pejorative context, and quickly collapses when Mike demonstrates his own uncanny ability to guess an area's volume in increments of turkeys.
Segment Five: On the S.O.L., Mike and the 'Bots try to recreate a canned method of injecting a actor who wasn't in a film into the film. It fails. In the Widowmaker, Pearl forced Bobo and Brain Guy to honor her with so many medals and ribbons for bravery she topples, sending them careening off into the beyond somewhere.
Reflections: While we were shooting this episode, a crew
from Gold Coast Productions was at our studio, shooting a
behind-the-scenes special. Bill Corbett was dressed in his
Observer makeup as a nurse, all day long. As a result, many
viewers might come away with the impression that Bill is a
cross-dressing albino. This is very, very true.