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The Legend of Dinosaurs 

Joel and the Bots suffer through a dreary '70s dinosaur movie from Japan. Where's 'Doug McClure' when you need him?

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Joel Hodgson ...
J. Elvis Weinstein ...
Tom Servo / Gypsy / Dr. Laurence Erhardt (as Josh Weinstein)
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Ralph Smith ...
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Joel and the Bots suffer through a dreary '70s dinosaur movie from Japan. Where's 'Doug McClure' when you need him?

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28 May 1989 (USA)  »

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This was the last episode produced for KTMA. Over the summer the station filed for bankruptcy and the future members of Best Brains successfully pitched the series to executives at HBO for a slot on a new cable venture known as The Comedy Channel. See more »

Goofs

The two host segments where Joel explains special effects techniques to the Bots were accidentally played in the wrong order, leaving Joel referencing an event that hasn't happened on-screen yet during the first host segment. See more »

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Reporter: Everyone is asking the same question...
Tom Servo: Why am I watching this?
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References Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982) See more »

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Suicide Is Painless
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Music by Johnny Mandel
Hummed by Joel Hodgson and J. Elvis Weinstein
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"Mount Fuji" (a lot)
21 December 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's easy to see how this show got a lot better later. This is still passable. I actually really liked the segments out of the theater and it was probably more enjoyable than the actual riffs! It was just really funny to see them make fun of the "Paul Is Dead" hoax. There were so many hidden things that you could find to justify your crazy positions. It does say "was" in the title. This is the earliest example I can see of a parody of a standard sitcom, at least with the laugh track. Glad to know they had support as far back as this.

There were still good lines in this movie. I especially liked, "Let's go in this cave that looks like a dinosaur's mouth". I also enjoyed, "The dinosaur cut the power line". The single riffs worked best here like with, "Hide behind the cans of explosives!". I knew they were going to say something along the line of, "It's a fake, but it's as good as most of the effects in this movie". Their riffs really do get better later. ***


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