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Mr. B Natural (1957)

| Musical, Short
A young boy is sitting in a room one day, bored, when suddenly a leotard-clad woman calling herself Mr. B Natural appears in his room. Mr. B Natural describes to the boy the wonder and ... See full summary »

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Betty Luster ...
Mr. B Natural
Bruce Podewell ...
Buzz Turner
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Beverly Younger ...
Mrs. Turner (Buzz's mother)
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A young boy is sitting in a room one day, bored, when suddenly a leotard-clad woman calling herself Mr. B Natural appears in his room. Mr. B Natural describes to the boy the wonder and beauty of music, and tells him that if he learns to play an instrument, he can be "a happy king!" The boy decides to take Mr. B Natural's advice... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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This short film was parodied in Mystery Science Theater 3000: War of the Colossal Beast (1991). See more »

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In the corridor, when the girl asks Buzz if he wants to come with them, the books and folders Buzz holds, and the way he holds them changes between shots. See more »

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You can be natural...even if you don't know your own gender!
9 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

In one of the many so-called educational films from the '50s, a jolly, spandex-clad woman calling herself Mr. B ("Mr. B"...hmmm, is she a lesbian?) shows a tensed-up schoolboy the wonders of musical instruments and reminds him to BE NATURAL (har har). "Mr. B Natural" is exactly the sort of movie that would make anyone hate music. Maybe that's why people seem to have been getting stupider for years: this sort of junk was used as education! If that sort of woman popped up in my room, I'd ask her whether she's on speed.

Fortunately, all is not lost: "MST3K" showed this movie. As Crow put it: "Oscar Wilde wished he was this gay." Too bad that they didn't make any "I Dream of Jeannie" jokes; not only is there a character named Jeannie, but Mr. B appears and disappears (and makes things appear and disappear) like Barbara Eden's famous character.

So, the movie itself is 0/10, but the "MST3K" version is 9/10 (a Jeannie joke would have pushed it into 10/10).


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