Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE VIOLENT YEARS
December 29, 2016 2:47 AM - Season 6, Episode 10 - Subscribe

"Teenage Killers Fearing No Law! Taking Their Thrills Unashamed!" Ed Wood wrote this lurid tale of a gang of violent young women on a rampage. With short Young Man's Fancy: Produced by Jam Handy for Edison Electric, in this stealth promo for electric appliances, a "squishy" teen girl tries to attract the attention of a boy by making dinner by herself. Chris "Sampo" Cornell of Satellite News considers this his "desert island" episode. Judge for yourself! YouTube (1h31m) Premiered October 8, 1994.


Satellite News - MST3K Wikia - Mighty Jack's Episode Review - War of the Colossal Fan Guide - Annotated MST3K

Daddy-O's Drive-In Dirt - Rotten Tomatoes (Critics N/A, Viewers 26% -- rather high for a MST film!) - Wikipedia
IMDB (1956, 2.9 stars)
"Paula Parkins is the teenage daughter of wealthy parents whom don't seem to make time for her, so she looks for thrills as the leader of her all girl gang who steal, rob, and rape young men."
Directed by William Morgan. Written by Edward D. Wood, Jr. Starring Jean Moorhead, Barbara Weeks and Art Millan.

Daddy-O's Drive-In Dirt
IMDB (1952, 2.9 stars)
"A visiting young man prefers the household electrical appliances over the teenage daughter!"
Directed by Donald H. Brown. Written by Frank Murray. Starring Bonnie Baken, Jean Hayworth, Robert Casey.

Two alternate titles this movie was released under are "Female" (how very descriptive) and "Girl Gang Terrorists."

Both Sampo and Mighty Jack's review rate this movie highly, but War of the Colossal Fan Guide is less effusive.
posted by JHarris (9 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Turn your crank to FRANK!
posted by valkane at 4:46 AM on December 29, 2016

posted by hobgadling at 6:09 AM on December 29, 2016 [2 favorites]

I had forgotten how many things I love are in this episode! Definitely time for a rewatch. (So I can have their various personal theme songs running through my head all day. TOOOOOOO-OOOOOOOOM SER-VOOOOOOOOOO...)
posted by theatro at 10:54 AM on December 29, 2016 [2 favorites]

I really like the short but I remember this as a bit of a weak episode. On the other hand, it is preceded and followed by some of my favorite episodes, so that may have colored my thinking.
posted by wittgenstein at 11:12 AM on December 29, 2016

I just realized you could, with some stretching of premises, headcanon this one as the prequel to Girls Town.

Unfortunately, you then start thinking about Mamie Van Doren accosting you on a back road, which is perhaps not… um…
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 12:11 PM on December 29, 2016 [2 favorites]

(yawn) What's that? A show tonight? oh, that's right, just a sec--

Yes, tonight (Thursday) we're having our weekly MST3K viewing, at, at 9 PM Eastern, 6 PM Pacific time.

Preroll material will be reprises of some of the things from the Christmas Marathon, in case you missed some of it, so drop by early!
posted by JHarris at 2:43 PM on December 29, 2016

Happy New Year, MST3K Club! I am back from my NYE festivities and wanted to tell you all that you are excellent humans. All waaaay too nice to be the subjects of riffs.

Side note: is it really 5am? Whoops.
posted by ilana at 2:05 AM on January 1, 2017 [1 favorite]

Is this the one that Ministry sampled for "So What?".
posted by lkc at 12:52 PM on January 13, 2017

Someone (Snake?) mentioned that during the movie and posted a link to it, it might be. I don't have the link here though, maybe the person with the link will chime in.
posted by JHarris at 3:01 PM on January 13, 2017

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