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Monday, August 4, 2014

Where’s Tom And Crow When You Need ‘Em?

Art imitates life.  But life imitates bad art.
In one of the most shocking cases of courtroom graft on record, two Pennsylvania judges have been charged with taking millions of dollars in kickbacks to send teenagers to two privately run youth detention centers.
And as serious students of crappy cinema know, this is the exact plot of the 1957 B-movie Untamed Youth, which was featured in the first season of Mystery Science Theater 3000.  The only difference seems to be that the teens involved were not forced to pick cotton, and did not respond by dancing around the plantation bunkhouse singing “Oobala Baby” in their underwear, like Mamie Van Doren.  Mores the pity.

Posted by scott on Wednesday, February 11th, 2009 at 10:18 pm

8 Responses to “Where’s Tom And Crow When You Need ‘Em?”

One of my favorite MST3K treatments, if only for the immortal wisecrack: “I only peeped for eight hours today but I’m putting sixteen down on my time card.”
Hey, in fairness, nobody could dance around a bunkhouse in her underwear like Mamie Van Doren.
What we have hyar, is a failure to remunerate!
Apart from the kickbacks, what about three months in prison for posting a joke on the internet? What crime was committed?
Hike–hike–hike–hike your pants up,
Rock candy baby you’re mine,
I know, different movie, but a Dick Contino cameo would not have been out of place there. But wait a sec, did MST do “Untamed Youth” as well as “Girls’ Town”? I think I just confused myself even more.
RobNY: Quack?
You really are magic, Trompy!
Note the tagline on the first poster: “Starring the girl built like a platinum powerhouse.” Now THAT’S an infrastructure stimulus! Smarten my grid, baby!

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