4 posts tagged with themadsareback by JHarris.
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Special Event: The Mads: Night of Shorts X

For some reason the title of this one uses the roman numeral for 10 instead of a digit. The shorts this time are Bookkeeping And You (1947), Special Days in February (1953), Why Study Industrial Arts (1951, a reriff from MST3K), Hoppy: The Bunny (1953), Joan Avoids A Cold (1947) and Life in a Medieval Town (1965). First streamed January 2023.
posted by JHarris on May 30, 2024 - 1 comment

Special Event: The Mads: She Shoulda Said 'No'!

A.k.a. "Marijuana - The Devil's Weed." "How bad can a good girl get?" "Stay up or stay dumb." One of those anti-drug movies, from 1949. A young woman's life is wrecked through the use of 'the reefer.' The actress playing the main character is Lila Leeds, who had been the subject of scandal after she and Robert Mitchum were arrested for smoking marijuana. Due to the scandal it would be the last film Leeds would appear in, and she left acting, while Mitchum would go on to receive multiple Academy Award nominations and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. I'll let you guess as to why Mitchum's career took off and Leeds' died, and here's a hint: it rhymes with "exism." Riff first shown September 19, 2023.
posted by JHarris on May 2, 2024 - 4 comments

Special Event: The Mads: Battle Of The Worlds

MST Club presents this 2022 riff of a 1961 movie. It's referred to as Season 3, episode 1 of The Mads Are Back. A mysterious rogue planet called The Outsider is approaching the Earth, and everything but Professor Benson thinks it'll hit! Prof Benson is right, but that's only the beginning of Earth's problems. At the end, a little dog is sad.
posted by JHarris on Apr 11, 2024 - 1 comment

Special Event: The Mads: Night of Shorts 7

Tonight on MST Club.... The Mads Are Back's Night of Shorts 7 was on sale recently, so I took the opportunity to purchase a copy. The five shorts shown are mostly from the late 40s and early 50s. The initial stream was on April 12, 2022. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Mar 28, 2024 - 1 comment

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