Tuesday, January 08, 2002

Talking of Titles...

(...and we were, you know, not so long ago), I find myself reminded of one of the many reasons to lament the passing of Mystery Science Theater 3000: the indelible "Movies made for the USA Network" routine...
Jeff Conaway is a college professor who's up to his mouth in murder in "French Pistol"!

Eric Roberts is the freaked-out artist who gets more than he bargained for in "Naked Came The Nude"!

The C-list celebrities, the naughty taglines, the whole tone of the bit—for those of us who were of a certain age, in a certain time and place, there's the crystal chime of truth that's found in all the best comedy, and we nod wisely even as we wipe the tears of laughter from our eyes.

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