Saturday, August 23, 2014

622 - Angels Revenge

First Broadcast - 7 pm Saturday, March 11th 1995
Excellence Level: Bronze
Movie Pain: Medium - Silly, stupid camp
Riffing: Chuckle-Fest
Skits: Induced mostly smiles

The director of "Final Justice" (Greydon Clark, who also has a cameo here playing a director) offers up this ultra cheesy, gawd awful Charlies Angels rip off, starring guys like Alan Hale, Jim Backus (who absolutely humiliates himself) and Academy award winner, Jack Palance.
The opening skits are wildly funny, with Crow's amnesia and Mike as Renegade, and solid theater riffing is evident early on. But the quality of the jokes and host segments -Fonzie; Aaron Spelling's house- take a nosedive as the episode rolls along.
Tho I enjoyed Crow's twist on the "Seahunt" line; "By this time my lungs were aching for booze!" and Mike's pun, "It's a wet teacher contest!" - for the most part, our Angels couldn't finish what they started.
Host Segments
Intro: Crow thinks he has amnesia. Segment 1: The Mads are dressed as relief pitchers and turn the SOL crew into the cast of Renegade. Segment 2: Crow has a new 70's style screenplay. Segment 3: Mike is the Fonz. Segment 4: Aaron Spelling's house flies by. End: The Shame-O-Meter and the Mads are dressed for tennis. Stinger: Shine your love. Uggg.

Notable Riffs
* "Okay, sound by Hanna Barbera, fine. - Servo
* "He's a Smarties dealer" - Mike
* "This is Jim Backus' first role after he died." - Crow
* "You're listening to K-PLOT!" - Crow
* "It's a wanton, unauthorized bris." - Mike
* "It's the T&A Team" - Crow
* "I'm the NRA and it's fun." - Mike as Teach
* "EEEWW, I hope those are stunt tongues." - Crow
* "Hey, teach!" "Hey, Chong!" - Trish/Servo
* "Jane Campions; the Piano Stool." - Crow
* "The turd gun? Why do they need one of those for?" - Mike
* "I'd rather spend a weekend in Robert Bork's underpants than watch more of this" - Crow
* "Hey, don't beat him up too much." - "He's our only customer." - Boss/Mike
* "We're addicted kids, 10 million strong and growing." - Crow (singing)
* "Jeez, it was just the Johnson family going to Mass." - Mike
* "No one deserves a beating like that." - "Pauly Shore does." - April/ Servo

Riff Explained
"My Roscoe barked, 'chow, chow' and it jock drilled his knickers" - Servo
This is a variation on a line written by Robert Leslie Bellem, author of the 'Dan Turner' hard boiled detective stories. Published in magazines in the 30's & 40's, one actual line reads... "I pulled my roscoe from the hip. It said: 'Chow chow!' and belched two slugs through Mason's right leg."

"I'm going to put the suit on the aliens gave me" - Crow
This is in reference to the 70's William Katt series, "Greatest American Hero". Which is about a guy who gains super powers when he dons a costume created by aliens.

Stuff & Nonsense
* The sisters Greer; Robin (the policewoman) and Liza (Trish) -Pictured right, as she looked in the 1990's- later wrote a scathing Hollywood tell-all titled, "You'll Never make Love In This Town Again" - Though the truth of the stories told in the book have been called into question and lawsuits were filed. While Robin continued acting and worked on soap operas; it seems Liza worked as a call girl and had affairs with many famous personalities.

* Jack Palance's -musician- son Cody, plays the mustache wearing fisherman. In 1998 Cody died from skin cancer at age 42

* Arthur Godfrey was a noted radio and television personality in the 40's and 50's, whose career hit the downward spiral when he fired popular singer Julius LaRosa, ON THE AIR! Explaining that the "Kid had lost his humility".

Available on DVD: Volume 2

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