Mystery Science Theater 3000: MUNCHIE
May 27, 2022 7:13 PM - Season 13, Episode 4 - Subscribe

"Roger Corman presents..." "Munchie just moved in... There goes the neighborhood." "Magical. Mystical. Munchie!" a kid beset by bullies and the school principal (who hates him for some reason) opens a mysterious box and inside is a dead-faced animatronic puppet with the voice of Dom DeLuise. While a sequel to Munchies, there are no horror elements of this movie, other than the stark horror of the puppet's construction. Reputedly this was a very difficult movie for the MST guys to write for. Jonah and his bots riff this one, but he has a conversation with Emily, and Emily and her bots have a couple of segments before and after the movie. Premiered on the Gizmoplex on May 27, 2022.

Episode 1303

Rotten Tomatoes (Critics N/A, Viewers 40%) Wikipedia
IMDB (1992, 3.8 stars)
"The ever hungry and funny Munchie is back in this sequel to 'Munchies'."

Directed by Jim Wynorski. Written by R.J. Robertson, Jim Wynorski, and Vincent Albert DiStefano. Starring Loni Anderson, Andrew Stevens, Jamie McEnnan, Arte Johnson, and Dom DeLuise as the voice of Munchie.
posted by JHarris (6 comments total)
This was painful even with the riffing. I laughed a few times, but I can see why the writers had trouble with this one. How did this movie attract so many biggish names? Were they already on a downward trajectory by then?
posted by wittgenstein at 1:15 AM on May 28, 2022 [1 favorite]

Oof. Yeah, this one hurt. And, yes, all the name actors in this were kinda in the weeds at this point in their careers.

My first thought seeing Munchie for the first time was Chuck. E Cheese, which in turn reminded me of "Willy's Wonderland", which I saw very recently. Then all I could think of was Nicholas Cage beating the shit out of Munchie with a broken mop handle.
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI at 4:08 AM on May 28, 2022 [2 favorites]

Now this is the kind of stinker I shelled out Kickstarter bucks for. I can't believe I hadn't heard of this movie before now.
posted by jordemort at 6:39 PM on May 28, 2022 [4 favorites]

Huh... I enjoyed the film throughly.
posted by Ashwagandha at 9:53 PM on May 28, 2022

I yearn for the easy watchability of Mac and Me.
posted by ckape at 9:58 PM on June 2, 2022 [4 favorites]

Between Munchies wardrobe choices nodding to both Andrew Dice Clay and Gen Norman Schwarzkopf, the whole magnum opus is a ‘90s love letter.
posted by dr_dank at 11:44 AM on June 6, 2022 [1 favorite]

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