Mike and the 'bots watch the dreary educational short Is This Love? (1957) and the horrifyingly bad Terror in the Night (1964).

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Mike and the 'bots are forced to watch the dreary educational short Is This Love? (1957) with its stiff actors and at least one middle-age "youth." Next is the horrifyingly bad Terror in the Night (1964), where a mysterious serial killer is less off-putting than Mikey, the sniveling girl-boy; the sickening bubblegum song, "Yipe Stripes"; and office scenes filmed in the boys' locker room. Meanwhile, Mike tries to call his grandma. Dr. Forrester invents the FrankNForcer to keep TV's Frank out of his hair. Mike and the 'bots counter with the Waiter-Baiter. Mike reads Crow and Servo the poetry of e.e. cummings and debates with them on the merits of showbiz love. Mike raps with the 'bots when they pose as rival gang members. A pair of electrically-charged glasses turn Mike into the sniveling Mikey in the film. To close the show, Mike sings an ode to janitors. Written by J. Spurlin

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[first lines]
Mike Nelson: [on the telephone] You see, I don't know what my area code is 'cause I'm up in the Milky Way for cryin' out loud.
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References A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) See more »

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The Janitor Song
Music by Michael J. Nelson and David Sussman
Lyrics by Frank Conniff
Performed by Trace Beaulieu (uncredited), Kevin Murphy (uncredited), and Michael J. Nelson (uncredited)
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The short was awesome
7 July 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode starts off with Mike trying to escape from the Satellite Of Love again. It really is interesting seeing his very early episodes with how much he wanted to get out. I am glad that it doesn't become a big part of the story later. This seriously had one of my favorite segments out of the theater. I couldn't stop laughing when Crow and Tom Servo were dressed up and dissing each other. I normally don't laugh at the parts out of the theater, but this definitely worked out well.

It helps that the "Is This Love?" short had so many great riffs. It was even funnier than the actual movie! The riffs of the movie, I mean. I just loved the "Oh, Mr. Driesdale!' line, if only because I could get the reference. Another great one was, "Let's make love and make a new daughter!". The movie was great with how they built up on the joke, "So uh, where's Waldo?", and later said, "I think I found Waldo". It's quite far apart! It might seem childish but I loved, "The lovebirds have arrived!" followed by, "And they're leaving their droppings behind". ***1/2


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