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Racket Girls 

Mike and the 'bots go "boing" watching Are You Ready for Marriage? (1950) and Racket Girls (1951). Meanwhile, Tom Servo and Crow prepare to be married.

Director:

Trace Beaulieu

Writers:

Joel Hodgson (creator), Michael J. Nelson (head writer) | 9 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Trace Beaulieu ... Crow T. Robot / Dr. Clayton Forrester
Michael J. Nelson ... Mike Nelson
Jim Mallon Jim Mallon ... Gypsy
Kevin Murphy ... Tom Servo
Frank Conniff ... TV's Frank
Bridget Jones Bridget Jones ... Lisa Loeb
Paul Chaplin Paul Chaplin ... Tourist
Mary Jo Pehl Mary Jo Pehl ... Tourist / Jan
Patrick Brantseg Patrick Brantseg ... Tourist (as Patick Brantseg)
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Storyline

Mike and the 'bots go "boing" watching Are You Ready for Marriage? (1950) and Racket Girls (1951). Meanwhile, Tom Servo and Crow prepare to be married.

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Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Unrated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 November 1994 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Best Brains See more »
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Color:

Color
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Trivia

Tom Servo says, "Boy, if ever a movie needed Santo," referring to the legendary luchador. See more »

Quotes

Crow T. Robot: I'm being turned on by a woman who is long dead!
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Connections

References Personal Best (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Sisters
(uncredited)
Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by Kevin Murphy
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Big Girls and Long Shorts
22 December 2010 | by icaredorSee all my reviews

Not being overly familiar with mobster slang, I assumed Racket Girls would be a charming little romp about the Sapphic exploits of tennis stars. You can imagine my delight on discovering that wrestling substituted for tennis and illegal gambling substituted for tennis.

Noted Edwoodian player, Tim Farrell, renders the part of Umberto Scalli, a bookie who uses ladies wrestling as a cover. Unfortunately for Mr. Scalli, he is in big, for 35 big ones, to big time mob boss, Mr. Big, although that name may be an alias. Scalli's erring antics also earn attention from the other Mr. Big, Big Brother. Between fending off the Justice Department and the Mr. Big boys, Scalli nobbles a race horse, romances wrestling hopeful (the porcine Peaches Page), and tries to nobble a wrestling bout - he fails because those athletes evince too much integrity to rig fights. Female wrestling, it seems, was one of the few sports that remained "clean" and, fortunately, still does. And fortunately, Scalli works quickly leaving plenty of time for interminable footage of women grappling.

Racket Girls has a lot about it that is funny, yet not nearly enough to fill an entire movie. Amazingly, bouts between the likes of the Leopard Lady and the Panther Lady are far less thrilling than one would anticipate, and Mike and 'bots struggle to fill the hole with quips, though judging from the cheering on the soundtrack, the crowd at ring-side was going completely insane. Well, it was the fifties and they had no Lady Gaga. The whole affair leaves the impression that women's wrestling in the fifties achieved a glamor only rivaled by men's wrestling in the fifties.

While the main feature drags a bit, the episode as a whole surges on the fairly long short, "Are You Ready for Marriage?" It supplies a feast of cruddy material and the guys rip through it brilliantly. Possibly the funniest short of the entire series.

Skits take off from the film and short, and concern Crow marrying Servo and their wedding ending in a wrestling match. Nice.


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