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Swamp Diamonds 

Today's experiment: the educational short, What to Do on a Date (1951), and the Roger Corman flick, Swamp Women (1956)



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Today's experiment includes the stilted educational short, What to Do on a Date (1951), which inspires Tom Servo to ask out Gypsy. The feature film is the Roger Corman adventure flick, Swamp Women (1956), starring Mike Connors back when he called himself Touch. A ridiculously easy jailbreak, a woman who seems to be in a swimming pool when she's supposed to be drowning in a swamp, and endless stock footage of a bayou are three features of this cinematic torture instrument. Meanwhile, the Mads invent a new feature for TV sets. Joel invents the Andrew Lloyd Weber grill. Crow and Tom Servo make fun of "Star Trek." Written by J. Spurlin

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31 July 1993 (USA)  »

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One of the films in "The Fifty Worst Films of All Time (And How They Got That Way)" by Harry Medved and Randy Lowell. See more »


[first lines]
Joel Robinson: [to Crow and Tom Servo] Oh, what are you guys doing? You're supposed to be helping me crunch numbers for that navigational plot thing.
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References My Three Sons (1960) See more »


Jet Song
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Kevin Murphy
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"This is better than being slapped!"
8 December 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It seems a bit weird that I would give this episode a perfect score seeing as how it didn't really have that many funny moments. I'm still going to give it the full score, because they actually address romance on the show for once! It seemed like such an obvious thing, given how they make fun of pretty much every plot element. I guess Gypsy's the only candidate as Tom Servo dates her. Yeah, it doesn't end up well, but I knew this would happen on the show eventually. The invention with TV's Frank was really creative as it was a TV showing what would happen if he and Dr. Forrester did other things.

I love the date short that preceded the movie. I especially liked, "Maybe this is where he gets his ideas?" followed by "The lunch menu"? Another good one was, "Jeff, would you quit stalking me?". The movie had good stuff too. I loved, "Oh, the two plots are on a collision course!". Another great one was, "What? Oh, I've been shot", as well as, "Get over here. We just want to kill you for a minute". ****

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