Monday, February 18, 2013

FTT Off-Topic: Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny

As always with FTT Off-Topic, Not Sports and Not Apologizing; ignore or not.

I don't know how many of you are, or were, Mystery Science Theater 3K fans... but I pretty much adore them. And the latter episodes, with Mike Nelson taking over for Joel Hodgson and Bill Corbett for Trace Beaulieu, are some of their best work. After MST3K moved on, Nelson, Corbett and long-time Tom Servo voice Kevin Murphy reformed as RiffTrax and kept at things... and found this particular piece of incredible insanity.

The only way to explain SATICB is that some third-rate amusement park in Florida must have had a  petting zoo, and access to a fairly terrible "Thumbelina" story that they made at some previous date. So to pad out the time to make a "movie", they more or less added 25 minutes of grade-Z incomprehensible gibberish based around Santa stalling out his sled on a Florida beach. I don't want to give anything else away, because writing sentences like "Santa only gets out of the sled to make obscene remarks about a sheep, and yes, this was supposed to be a kid's movie" just shouldn't happen in English.

Also, um, the Ice Cream Bunny will haunt your dreams like, well, Torgo from "Manos: The Hands Of Fate", but possibly more so. HURRR, HURRR. HURRR.

Anyway, assuming you like Big Funny -- seriously, I damn near threw up while laughing at it. You can get the video on demand at, and no, I'm not making a dime from it. HURR, HURR, HURR...

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