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A young boy is sitting in a room one day, bored, when suddenly a leotard-clad woman calling herself Mr... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Scarier than ANY other film! (10 stars as an MST, 1 as a short) See more (27 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Betty Luster ... Mr. B Natural
Bruce Podewell ... Buzz Turner
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Andelin ... Band instructor (uncredited)
Les Podewell ... Mr. Turner (Buzz's father) (uncredited)

Directed by
Phil Patton 
 
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Marvin David 

Cinematography by
David Savitt 
 
Film Editing by
Art Ellis  (as Arthur Ellis)
 
Sound Department
Wayman Robertson .... sound
 
Music Department
Otto Krauschaar .... conductor: Miami Senior High School Band
Bernard Steiner .... conductor: Waukegan Elementary School Band
 
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Paul Richards .... technical advisor
 

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29 min
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Continuity: 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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Featured in Campy Classroom Classics Vol. 15 (2003) (V)See more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Scarier than ANY other film! (10 stars as an MST, 1 as a short), 26 March 2006
Author: judasrising666666 from United States

In this horrifying short film, a genderless pixie-ish entity named Mr. B Natural who is apparently the spokesperson for Conn instruments tries to awake the spirit of music inside a dorky loner 12 year-old named Buzz. After giving chase from his locker and his apparently Pee-Wee's Playhouse-esquire home, she tries convincing him to play an instrument. Apparently, if you become a bandie, you just wrote your own ticket to being cool, at least this rule applied in the 50s...

Anyway, after being shown how to make instruments give "happy schmiiiiiles!" and "big laaaaaaaaaughs!", Buzz and his parents go to the music store to pick out a trumpet. After seeing how old ladies make instruments and how the instruments are tested in gas chambers, Buzz gets his trumpet, conforms to be like the other kids, and joins the band. After seeing his hilarious trumpet solo and the "really really white" school dance, we are left with the most terrifying film ever created.

Of course, we all saw this watching MST3K (the best show in the universe), so we all know that this was going to be bad. As a short film, this is probably the worst short movie EVER MADE. Basically, it is band propaganda told by a sexless fairy! Scary? HELL YES! As an MST3K, probably the funniest episode ever!

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