Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE PAINTED HILLS
June 15, 2016 12:33 PM - Season 5, Episode 10 - Subscribe

"Packed with thrills!" Prospector Jonathan is murdered by his partner in an attempt to jump his claim, but the scoundrel didn't count on the valor of Jon's faithful collie, who is driven by VENGENCE! Vengence, and SNAUSAGES! With short Body Care and Grooming: A narrator reminds college students of the shame of not adjusting your appearance to social norms. Another good short, and the first Western MST did -- and the second is the very next episode. (No, I'm not counting the "space western" MOON ZERO TWO.) Furthermore, this is actually a Lassie movie; they took the famous meta-collie's name off the movie for some releases, which is just as well as the dog's name in the movie is actually Shep. Daddy-O informs us that Paul Kelly, the actor who played Jonathan, the victim in the movie, spent two years in prison for manslaughter! This episode contains the last short Joel riffed for MST3K, and there are only two other Joel episodes left.... YouTube (1h31m Premiered September 26, 1993.

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Daddy-O's Drive-In Dirt - Wikipedia - Rotten Tomatoes
IMDB (1951, 3.5 stars)
"An intrepid dog comes to the rescue when a boy's life is put at risk by the greed inflamed by a gold strike."
Directed by Harold F. Kress. Written by True Boardman and Alexander Hull. Starring "Pal" as Lassie as Shep, Paul Kelly and Bruce Cowling. (Check out that link to Pal's IMDB bio, BTW. It seems oblivious to the obvious fact that Pal was a dog.)

IMDB (1947, 2.0 stars)
"This educational film emphasizes the importance of good grooming and personal hygiene habits."
posted by JHarris (3 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Every week, some of us in MST3K Club get together and watch that week's episode online in a chat room together! You should come with!

This week the viewing is in the usual place, the MeFi MST3K room at, and at the usual time, which is 9 PM US Eastern/6 PM US Pacific time on Thursday. More information can be found in the updated Club FAQ.
posted by JHarris at 2:50 PM on June 15, 2016

pre-roll tonight is Barbarella at 7:00 pm est.
posted by valkane at 3:51 PM on June 16, 2016

Nevermind. We didn't watch Barbarella.
posted by valkane at 5:48 PM on June 16, 2016

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