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11th May '16 8:03:59 AM wrm5
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* CymbalBangingMonkey: The villain of the second part of the film.

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* CymbalBangingMonkey: The villain of the second part of the film.film is one of these possessed by an evil spirit.



* {{Satan}}: Appears to give Cooper a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech after he abuses the spellcasting.

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* {{Satan}}: Appears to give Cooper a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech after he abuses TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: After Johnathan has spent some time playing with Merlin's magic book, murders his cat, and destroys most of his basement in the spellcasting.process, he realizes that [[CastFromLifespan he's become old]] right before {{Satan}} appears in his mirror to mock him for it.
--> '''Satan:''' What's the matter, Mr. Cooper? Did you think your newly discovered "power" came without a price? [[EvilLaugh Hahahaha!]] Do you believe in magic ''now''?!
17th Mar '16 12:03:57 PM jedidarrick
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[[caption-width-right:200:And if you don't believe in it, [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Merlin WILL kill you]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:200:And [[caption-width-right:200:[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 And if you don't believe in it, [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Merlin WILL kill you]].]]
11th Mar '16 9:29:51 PM WillBGood
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Born of quite possibly one of the most moronic cases of ExecutiveMeddling ever, '''''Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders''''' started as a horror anthology directed by Kenneth J. Berton. Unfortunately, the movie studios didn't want any more horror as family films were all the rage then. As a result, a flimsy FramingDevice about a child and his deeply unhinged grandfather (a poorly veiled AuthorAvatar played by a disturbingly big Creator/ErnestBorgnine) who tells his grandson stories during a power cut was attached (the program the grandson was watching before the power went out reminded Grandpa Borgnine "of a story [he] once wrote for TV"), a scene involving a séance turned into the ShowWithinAShow ColdOpen, and umm...not a lot else changed.

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Born of quite possibly one of the most moronic cases of ExecutiveMeddling ever, '''''Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders''''' started as a horror anthology directed by Kenneth J. Berton. Unfortunately, the movie studios didn't want any more horror as family films were all the rage then. As a result, a flimsy FramingDevice about a child and his deeply unhinged grandfather (a poorly veiled AuthorAvatar played by a disturbingly big remarkably paunchy Creator/ErnestBorgnine) who tells his grandson stories during a power cut was attached (the program the grandson was watching before the power went out reminded Grandpa Borgnine "of a story [he] once wrote for TV"), a scene involving a séance turned into the ShowWithinAShow ColdOpen, and umm...not a lot else changed.



* HopeSpot: Despite the very forces of nature fighting him, David buries the monkey, and everyone's happy... but someone digs it up and sells it to his mother, who decides it would make a good present for her grandson. Well, time to die! [[{{Bowlderization}} Err...]], barely escape with your lives, [[EndingFatigue again]], [[DeusExMachina when Merlin saves you]]!

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* HopeSpot: Despite the very forces of nature fighting him, David buries the monkey, and everyone's happy... but someone digs it up and sells it to his mother, who decides it would make a good present for her grandson. Well, time to die! [[{{Bowlderization}} [[{{Bowdlerization}} Err...]], barely escape with your lives, [[EndingFatigue again]], [[DeusExMachina when Merlin saves you]]!
20th Feb '16 7:37:41 PM wrm5
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* HopeSpot: Despite the very forces of nature fighting him, David buries the monkey, and everyone's happy... but someone digs it up and sells it to his mother, who decides it would make a good present for her grandson. Well, time to die! {{Bowlderization Err... I mean}}, barely escape with your lives, [[EndingFatigue again]], [[DeusExMachina when Merlin saves you]]!

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* HopeSpot: Despite the very forces of nature fighting him, David buries the monkey, and everyone's happy... but someone digs it up and sells it to his mother, who decides it would make a good present for her grandson. Well, time to die! {{Bowlderization Err... I mean}}, [[{{Bowlderization}} Err...]], barely escape with your lives, [[EndingFatigue again]], [[DeusExMachina when Merlin saves you]]!
3rd Jan '16 6:09:11 PM Exxolon
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Born of quite possibly one of the most moronic cases of ExecutiveMeddling ever, ''Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders'' started as a horror anthology directed by Kenneth J. Berton. Unfortunately, the movie studios didn't want any more horror as family films were all the rage then. As a result, a flimsy FramingDevice about a child and his deeply unhinged grandfather (a poorly veiled AuthorAvatar played by a disturbingly big Creator/ErnestBorgnine) who tells his grandson stories during a power cut was attached (the program the grandson was watching before the power went out reminded Grandpa Borgnine "of a story [he] once wrote for TV"), a scene involving a séance turned into the ShowWithinAShow ColdOpen, and umm...not a lot else changed.

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Born of quite possibly one of the most moronic cases of ExecutiveMeddling ever, ''Merlin's '''''Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders'' Wonders''''' started as a horror anthology directed by Kenneth J. Berton. Unfortunately, the movie studios didn't want any more horror as family films were all the rage then. As a result, a flimsy FramingDevice about a child and his deeply unhinged grandfather (a poorly veiled AuthorAvatar played by a disturbingly big Creator/ErnestBorgnine) who tells his grandson stories during a power cut was attached (the program the grandson was watching before the power went out reminded Grandpa Borgnine "of a story [he] once wrote for TV"), a scene involving a séance turned into the ShowWithinAShow ColdOpen, and umm...not a lot else changed.
19th Dec '15 10:34:26 PM nombretomado
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-->'''Servo:''' Based on a story by Creator/SigmundFreud.

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-->'''Servo:''' Based on a story by Creator/SigmundFreud.UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud.
21st Nov '15 12:33:40 PM wrm5
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* BodyHorror: Johnathan's PainfulTransformation after taking the youth potion. What little of the actual change we see on camera involves a disturbing ''bulging'' effect under his skin. The MST3K crew described it as "a mouse under my bald wig!"



* PainfulTransformation: Johnathan's transformation after taking the youth potion. There's a lot of screaming and most of it isn't even shown on screen, but what little we do see involves [[BodyHorror a pretty sickening effect]] accurately described by the MST3K crew as "a mouse under [Johnathan's] bald wig."

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* PainfulTransformation: Johnathan's transformation after taking the youth potion. There's a lot of screaming and most of it isn't even shown on screen, but what little we do see involves [[BodyHorror a pretty sickening effect]] accurately described by the MST3K crew as looking like "a mouse under [Johnathan's] bald wig."
16th Nov '15 6:44:58 PM wrm5
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* TheCatCameBack: The CymbalBangingMonkey.

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* TheCatCameBack: The CymbalBangingMonkey. Seriously, no matter '''what''' David does, that damn thing won't stay gone.



* HappilyEverAfter: The last scene was originally a DownerEnding, but was changed so Merlin saved the family. The film even added clumsy sounds of the family getting out of the house (offscreen, of course). The monkey shown in the Merlin footage is clearly '''not''' the same toy. Or the house. Or the lighting.

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* HappilyEverAfter: HappilyEverAfter:
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The last scene was originally a DownerEnding, but was changed so Merlin saved the family. The film even added clumsy sounds of the family getting out of the house (offscreen, of course). The monkey shown in the Merlin footage is clearly '''not''' the same toy. Or the house. Or the lighting.



* KidsShouldntWatchHorrorFilms: The opening of the film, in which the horror movie the kid is watching (actually the full version of the film used for the second half) gets cut off by a lightning storm knocking out the power. Grampa Borgnine remarks that he shouldn't be watching a scary movie anyway...
** [[CompletelyMissingThePoint ...before telling his son scary stories (one of which is ''based'' on said movie to boot!).]]

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* KidsShouldntWatchHorrorFilms: The opening of the film, in which the horror movie the kid is watching (actually the full version of the film used for the second half) gets cut off by a lightning storm knocking out the power. Grampa Borgnine remarks that he shouldn't be watching a scary movie anyway...
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anyway...[[CompletelyMissingThePoint ...before telling his son scary stories (one of which is ''based'' on said movie to boot!).]]



** TheCatCameBack: Seriously, no matter '''what''' David does, that damn thing won't stay gone.

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** TheCatCameBack: Seriously, no matter '''what''' David does, that damn thing won't stay gone.* PainfulTransformation: Johnathan's transformation after taking the youth potion. There's a lot of screaming and most of it isn't even shown on screen, but what little we do see involves [[BodyHorror a pretty sickening effect]] accurately described by the MST3K crew as "a mouse under [Johnathan's] bald wig."



* PostersAlwaysLie: Hee, hee, check out elderly Zurella in the poster.
** Along with that, there is no castle, the troll and dragon are only seen for a few seconds at the shop (we only see parts of the dragon) and Merlin never does magic. Nothing to denote the actual plot either.

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* PostersAlwaysLie: Hee, hee, check out elderly Zurella in the poster.
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poster. Along with that, there is no castle, the troll and dragon are only seen for a few seconds at the shop (we only see parts of the dragon) and Merlin never does magic. Nothing to denote the actual plot either.
2nd Nov '15 8:32:50 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* CastFromLifespan: Mr. Cooper finds out the hard way that this is what happens when you cast spells willy nilly. Only a rejuvenation spell can make you young again. (Presumably Merlin and Zurella are immortal so they don't have this problem, even if they choose to '''look''' old for some reason.)

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* CastFromLifespan: Mr. Cooper finds out the hard way that this is what happens when you cast spells willy nilly. Only a rejuvenation spell can make you young again. (Presumably Merlin and Zurella are immortal so they don't have this problem, even if they choose to '''look''' old for some reason. Either that, or Cooper screwed up the potion and they do it correctly.)
22nd Oct '15 10:02:40 AM legomaniac90
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* KidsShouldntWatchHorrorFilms: The opening of the film, in which the horror movie the kid is watching (actually the full version of the film used for the second half) gets cut off by a lightning storm knocking out the power. Grampa Borgnine remarks that he shouldn't be watching a scary movie anyway.

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* KidsShouldntWatchHorrorFilms: The opening of the film, in which the horror movie the kid is watching (actually the full version of the film used for the second half) gets cut off by a lightning storm knocking out the power. Grampa Borgnine remarks that he shouldn't be watching a scary movie anyway.anyway...
** [[CompletelyMissingThePoint ...before telling his son scary stories (one of which is ''based'' on said movie to boot!).]]
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