Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE BEATNIKS
February 4, 2016 3:16 AM - Season 4, Episode 15 - Subscribe

"Living by their code of REBELLION and MUTINY! Intimite secrets of the Beat Generation!" A singer has dreams of stardom, but his hipster friends keep him down. The movie was both directed and written by connsumate cartoon voice actor Paul Frees. Boris Badenov himself! But as we're reminded frequently, they're not beatniks. Servo: "They're not even Boatniks!" With short General Hospital #2: More scenes from the early days of the long-running soap. YouTube (1h32m) Premiered November 25, 1992. (Turkey Day '92)

Episode 415 THE BEATNIKS
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Daddy-O's Drive-In Dirt
IMDB (2.1 stars)
"A young singer's chance at fame is threatened by his hoodlum pals."
Directed and written by Paul Frees. Starring Tony Travis, Karen Kadler and Peter Breck.
posted by JHarris (5 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Every week we in the MST3K Club watch the episode in the post. This week's episode will be shown in our cytube room, at, Thursday (today) at 9 PM US Eastern Time. Details are in the Club FAQ, although note that the address given in the post is incorrect.
posted by JHarris at 3:18 AM on February 4, 2016

Dish of ice cream? Don't tempt me!
posted by Servo5678 at 8:05 AM on February 4, 2016 [1 favorite]

Did you know that The Boatniks has an official site?! Disney leaves no stone unturned, I tell you.
posted by Naberius at 8:47 AM on February 4, 2016 [1 favorite]

Paul Frees, previously on MeFi

As I commented in that thread: "Boris Badenov AND Poppin Fresh (the Pillsbury Doughboy)? What a vocal range!" Still, it was his Serious Narrator voice(s) (including an Orson Welles impression the real Welles HATED) that brought in most of his bucks. I will be there... and tossing in cartoon character quotes throughout the evening.

Only slightly related: I'm still pondering whether to post an 'ObitFilter' for Joe Alaskey, not-famous-enough for being the first voice actor to replace Mel Blanc doing his Looney Tunes characters (starting before Blanc passed away when he filled in doing Yosemite Sam when Mel's weakening voice couldn't handle it).
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:58 AM on February 4, 2016 [1 favorite]

Oh hey, that's Nurse Jessie and her awful husband, Dr Phil Brewer (Ray Thinnes) in the General Hospital scene at the beginning. Y'all probably didn't recognize her out of her nurses uniform and black cardigan.
posted by TWinbrook8 at 4:58 PM on February 4, 2016 [1 favorite]

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