Swarms of giant grasshoppers are headed straight for Chicago in Beginning of the End (1957). Mike catches the Mads off guard, Crow presents his latest screenplay "Peter Graves Goes to the ... See full summary »

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Swarms of giant grasshoppers are headed straight for Chicago in Beginning of the End (1957). Mike catches the Mads off guard, Crow presents his latest screenplay "Peter Graves Goes to the University of Minnesota", and Tom performs a stand-up comedy routine about grasshoppers. Written by skillwithaquill

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Dr. Forrester: Hello Murray, automata. Say, what's the most popular form of exercise this month, hm? HMM? Well, that's right - the recumbent bike! As I see it, recumbent creators were afraid to make it *too* comfortable. Well, I'M not afraid! TADAH!
[He reveals a bicycle basically equipped with a bed]
Dr. Forrester: The ReComfy Bike!
[Frank enters wearing pyjamas and a bike helmet]
TV's Frank: Dr. F, could you tuck me in before my ride?
Dr. Forrester: Of course, Franklin, there you go. Check out the reading lamp, nightstand and goose-down comforter. Of...
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I don't like tomatoes
9 June 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was one of the best episodes in the whole series! It's mostly because we do get to see something different happen with the series. This was the first episode that I noticed Gypsy wasn't in. I mean, she didn't riff, so it seems inevitable she'd be absent a few times. Another great part was Tom Servo doing lame standup about the grasshoppers. Hey, it was pretty educational! I even liked the way they went to the commercial breaks. They showed these different shots of various parts of Dr. Forrester's lab. It's also great to see Mike read a letter from the audience.

There were just so many hilarious riffs in this episode, it was hard for me to find a part that I wasn't laughing. Some of my favorites include, "I got it! We can just shoot them!", "I shouldn't have worn my butt shirt", and "Did you associate with locusts? Did you damage property of over a million dollars?". I saw a version with annotations that explained the jokes. I was truly impressed at now just how much these guys know not just about pop culture, but history and society in general! The smarter jokes, the better. I learned a lot from this! ****


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