Mystery Science Theater 3000: KITTEN WITH A WHIP
February 2, 2017 12:59 AM - Season 6, Episode 15 - Subscribe

"She's all out for kicks... and every inch of her spells EXCITEMENT!" A fairly stupid, but not unkind, Senate candidate gets accidentally mixed up with a girl and her thug friends. Most viewers seem to agree this is not a terrific episode, but some humor may be wrung out of the political angle. The movie itself may be one of the better ones to get sent to the S.O.L.: it's rated Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes! It's based on a novel by the same name. YouTube (Official, with annotations!) (1h32m) Premiered November 23, 1994 (Turkey Day).

Episode 615 KITTEN WITH A WHIP
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Movie
Daddy-O's Drive-In Dirt - Rotten Tomatoes (Critics 67%, Viewers 33%) - Wikipedia
IMDB (1964, 4.6 stars)
"A rising political star faces scandal and blackmail when the young woman he tries to help turns out to be a juvenile delinquent."
Directed by Douglas Heyes. Written by him and H. William Miller (under the name Whit Masterson). Starring Ann-Margret, John Forsythe and Peter Brown.
posted by JHarris (5 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
The squab is in the hole!
posted by valkane at 4:45 AM on February 2


Yeah, this feels like a bad fit. I like when they try something a little offbeat - I'm actually a big fan of Catalina Caper - but it didn't work this time.
posted by Chrysostom at 12:10 PM on February 2


They may have picked it solely for the title... and maybe one of the writers had a couple index cards full of John Forsythe and Ann-Margaret jokes... or maybe Universal Pictures made a package deal with Comedy Central for this and San Francisco International... The placement within the Turkey Day Marathon suggests they may have realized this was kind of turkey-ish by their standards.
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:38 PM on February 2


Here's the deal: every week we watch that week's episode in a cytube shared video room. JOOOIN UUUUS. The URL is https://cytu.be/r/Metafilter_MST3KClub. The main show's in about four hours, at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT, but we try to have some things going in there early. I hope you can join us!
posted by JHarris at 2:15 PM on February 2


It was one of Movieline's Bad Movies We Love.
posted by brujita at 10:09 PM on February 2


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