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This Date in MSTory

1887: Cardinal Stritch, who was mentioned in a host segment in episode 415- THE BEATNIKS.
1905: Martin Obzina, art director for the movie in episode 203- JUNGLE GODDESS.
1907: Bernard C. Schoenfeld, screenwriter for the movies in episodes 411- THE MAGIC SWORD and 906- THE SPACE CHILDREN.
1918: Victor Most, costumer for the movie in episode 610- THE VIOLENT YEARS.
1930: Harve Bennett, executive producer and creator of the TV series “Gemini Man,” seen in episode 814- RIDING WITH DEATH.
1930: Glenn Corbett, who played Neil Stryker in the movie in episode 305- STRANDED IN SPACE.
1933: Nando Angelini, who played Ward Jones in the movie “Operation Kid Brother,” seen in episode 508- OPERATION DOUBLE 007.*
1943: Robert De Niro, whom Mike imitated in an host segment in episode 608- CODE NAME: DIAMOND HEAD.*

1979: Vivian Vance (age 70), who was mentioned by Jack Perkins in episode 310- FUGITIVE ALIEN and mentioned in a host segment in episode 301- CAVE DWELLERS.
1981: Giorgio Ferroni a.k.a. Calvin Jackson Padget (age 73), director of the movie in the movie in episode 504- SECRET AGENT SUPER DRAGON.
1982: Barney Phillips (age 68), who played Det. Sgt. Donovan in the movie in episode 809- I WAS A TEENAGE WEREWOLF.
1983: Ira Gershwin (age 86), who was mentioned in a host segment in episode 312- GAMERA VS. GUIRON.
1988: Mike Mahoney (age 70), who played Sgt. Cooper in the movie in episode 906- THE SPACE CHILDREN.
1990: Pearl Bailey (age 72), who was mentioned in a host segment in episode 411- THE MAGIC SWORD.

1991: Episode 310- FUGITIVE ALIEN first shown. Michael J. Nelson debuts his recurring impersonation of Jack Perkins.

1951: The movie in episode 208- LOST CONTINENT premieres in the U.S.A.

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Weekend Discussion Thread: Back to School

A reader writes in with this:

All the stores are in full back-to-school mode this time of year. So, what’s your favorite school or school-related riff?
I’ve got to go with the classic, yet sadly true, “You know, school always smells the same when you go back. Smells like shame, guilt, and humiliation,” from Teenagers from Outer Space, when Derek and Betty go in the “college,” which is quite obviously a high school.

The first one that came to mind, from “Cheating:”
Miss Granby: I’m afraid I’ll have to give you both a zero on the test.
Johnny (sullen and sarcastic) Yawohl, mein Fuhrer.

What’s your pick?

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Weekend Discussion Thread: Minor Character Movies

Alert reader “Murdock Hauser” asks:

Which side character from a riffed MST3K movie would you like to see have their own movie? For me, I’d like to see Mila from “Cave Dwellers”. The movie could be called “Mila’s Quest”, where she has to collect and destroy the skeletal remains of an evil sorceress that has cursed the land. What say you?

It’s funny, I thought of the same movie, only I would pick “Gomez,” aka Thong. I think he’s got a lot goin’ on in his personal life.

What’s your pick?

And keep those WDT ideas coming!