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The Beatniks 

Joel and the Bots watch a second segment from an early episode of General Hospital (1963) before watching a wannabe singer try to break free from his hoodlum friends in The Beatniks (1960).... See full summary »

Director:

Joel Hodgson

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
Joel Hodgson Joel Hodgson ... Joel Robinson
Jim Mallon Jim Mallon ... Gypsy
Kevin Murphy ... Tom Servo
Frank Conniff ... TV's Frank
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Joel and the Bots watch a second segment from an early episode of General Hospital (1963) before watching a wannabe singer try to break free from his hoodlum friends in The Beatniks (1960). The Bots have a slumber party and Servo dramatizes the life of a 50s rock star. Written by skillwithaquill

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Unrated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 November 1992 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA

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Best Brains See more »
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Color
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Joel Robinson: I AM IRON MAN.
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Keep circulating the tapes See more »

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References Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974) See more »

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Iron Man
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Written by Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, and Bill Ward
Performed by Joel Hodgson
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"Meet George Jetson"
25 June 2016 | by ericstevensonSee all my reviews

This wasn't one of my favorite episodes of the show, but it was still quite fun. The highlight was probably seeing Dr. Forrester and TV's Frank in those troll costumes. I am so glad they included that at the end of the show as well. I admit Joel was kind of being mean in the beginning. I'm glad Gypsy showed up. It was cool to see "General Hospital" being riffed as well. I had no idea they did it more than once. It seems like more and more of the episodes I see have a short or something else before them.

It was cool to see the phrase "I am Iron Man" being said. I thought that was just something that the franchise had come up with recently. It's always nice to know that a classic series is truly timeless. Some of the best bits were, "Dish of ice cream? Don't tempt me" and "Do I really sound like that?" Another good part was, "Can I use the phone?" followed by "Well, the chicken fried phone is good too". I guess if more happened in the actual movie, it would have been more interesting. ***


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