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Old 06-01-21, 02:33 PM
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It's been interesting seeing how the MST3K people have changed their approach over the years. When The Mads (Frank & Trace) riffed Glen or Glenda live last year, they were very up front about how they wouldn't be making anti-trans jokes, at how that probably wouldn't have been the case in the 90s. Similarly, Bill Corbett made a joke about a trans Transformer on Twitter a few years back and some trans fans called him out and he apologized and has become a defender of LGBTQ rights. Part of that may tie in to his own teenage son coming out as gay a few years back.

My guess is it was The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies that IBJoel was having trouble with. It's definitly a tougher to watch episode given the anti trans jokes they make.

It was interesting in the reboot's riff of Avalanche a few years back, when Rock Hudson's name flashed up on the screen, Jonah said something like "We're not going to touch that," and when his character said something like "I'm up to my armpits in men here" he similarly said something like "Just ignore it, guys." I feel like the Sci-Fi era of the show wouldn’t have had that restraint.

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Old 06-01-21, 02:57 PM
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It was interesting in the reboot's riff of Avalanche a few years back, when Rock Hudson's name flashed up on the screen, Jonah said something like "We're not going to touch that," and when his character said something like "I'm up to my armpits in men here" he similarly said something like "Just ignore it, guys." I feel like the Sci-Fi era of the show would have had that restraint.
Those are actually really good rifts because it pokes fun at an older way of doing things and satirizes the pull some feel toward cheap shots. Very meta, well done.
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Originally Posted by majorjoe23 View Post
It's been interesting seeing how the MST3K people have changed their approach over the years. When The Mads (Frank & Trace) riffed Glen or Glenda live last year, they were very up front about how they wouldn't be making anti-trans jokes, at how that probably wouldn't have been the case in the 90s. Similarly, Bill Corbett made a joke about a trans Transformer on Twitter a few years back and some trans fans called him out and he apologized and has become a defender of LGBTQ rights. Part of that may tie in to his own teenage son coming out as gay a few years back.

My guess is it was The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies that IBJoel was having trouble with. It's definitly a tougher to watch episode given the anti trans jokes they make.

It was interesting in the reboot's riff of Avalanche a few years back, when Rock Hudson's name flashed up on the screen, Jonah said something like "We're not going to touch that," and when his character said something like "I'm up to my armpits in men here" he similarly said something like "Just ignore it, guys." I feel like the Sci-Fi era of the show would have had that restraint.
That was the one I just stopped watching, yes haha. Horror (Terror?) of Spider Island had one or two, I could also be misremembering. Might've been Devil Doll.
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Jesus, they’re now making commentaries for the commentaries they originally made on those old movies?!

I guess I haven’t kept up with the MST3K crowd.
They did watch alongs of older episodes with different cast members. They were kind of themed, with Tom Servo voice actors doing one, Crows on another and female cast doing another. It was kind of a wall of babbling sound at times, but also pretty fun.

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