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The Sinister Urge 

Two laid back detectives crack down on an underground porn ring while Frank threatens to blow up Deep 13.



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Jim Mallon ...
Frank Conniff ...
Paul Chaplin ...
Patrick Brantseg ...


A short demonstrates the step by step directions on how boys and girls can become obsessively compulsive bathers and later, the feature presentation depicts two elderly detectives cracking down on an underground porn ring linked to a series of murders. During this time, Gypsy is showered with gifts though the originality is lacking. Dr. Forrester then finds evidence that Frank might be thinking of blowing up Deep 13, a suspicion that's proved right when he's tied up and strapped with dynamite. Once a bomb is sent up to the SOL, the crew deduce that they need to find a way to stop Frank before they're stranded for good, a procedure they find harder than they thought when Crow's contacts on the street come up empty. With the help of Gypsy's use of metaphor, Mike settles on distracting Frank with potato cakes, a plan Dr. Forrester finds quite deviant for someone like Mike. Frank falls for the bait and Dr. Forrester evens things out by deep frying him. Written by Titus Yorick

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Comedy | Sci-Fi





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5 November 1994 (USA)  »

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Preceded by Keeping Clean and Neat (1956) short. See more »


[a woman is being photographed for smutty pictures, but she is fully clothed]
Photographer: Johnny, you sure can pick 'em. This is the best one yet!
Johnny: Glad you like her, because you're gonna see a lot more of her.
Mike Nelson: [as Johnny] Next film, we may show her elbow!
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References Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973) See more »


Help Me Make It Through the Night
Written by Kris Kristofferson
Portion sung by Michael J. Nelson
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As funny as it gets
26 June 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a great episode because it's set up so wonderfully. The biggest thing is probably how they have this plot of TV's Frank setting up Deep 13 to explode. It's actually nice to see Mike be considerate and help Dr. Forrester, even if it only just concerns him and the bots. The gags with Gypsy and the pinking shears were great too. The sequences out of the theater didn't revolve much around the actual movie, but they did a little. That's rare outside of Season 8. It helps that this was preceded by the short "Keeping Neat And Clean" which just had tons of great material.

My favorite part was probably, "What you need is a shoe shine kit" followed by "Wear this instead!". Another great bit was "That's no way to treat your clothes" with "But that's how they treat me!". It's weird how I thought I had heard of most of Ed Wood's movies, but not this one. It made perfect material for the show. I laughed out loud at "Ed Wood looks great in pantyhouse!". I don't even know why, I just found that really funny. It's great how they reference gluten allergies long before it became mainstream. Another great part was, "How's Cathy doing?" with "Cathy's putting on a bathing suit and saying, "Ack!"". They seem to do a lot of jokes with newspaper comics. There was also "How do you like that?" with "There's a gay character in "For Better Or For Worse!". I know enough about comic strips to understand all of this. It's just pure comedy. ****

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