: For the Outside Stuff selection, I'm going
: outside the rotation for "KTMA Melon
: Drop Special (1986)"...
I'd looked for this one for years. A while back, I got a copy of the Melon Drop specials from '87, '88 and '89, and I noticed that they referred to an earlier one. I found out that CW23 (KTMA's successor) posted it on YouTube. It was pretty funny, with Kevin leading the festivities as semi-respected journalist Bob Bagadonuts. And it features what appears to be a preview of his and Jim's "15 Minutes" show (it's the Martian bit). I'm glad I found this one.
:and for the
: Original Stuff, the selection
: is..."Legend of Dinosaurs" (Show
This was the last of the KTMA shows, and they'd really started to get their act together. The riffing was OK (except for a few inappropriate jokes) with fewer dead spots. The host segments were also OK, including the Mads' "Joel is dead" rumor. They weren't quite up to the later standard, but they were on the way.
As for the movie, think of your standard Japanese monster flick, then add a bit of "Jaws". Then throw in uninteresting characters, poor VFX and a musical score that doesn't fit at all. Well, maybe the original version made sense.
So, what do you think, sirs?
Watch out for snakes.