History Film / ProgressIslandUSA

1st Sep '15 9:20:11 PM nombretomado
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For the ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'' version, please go to the [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S06E21TheBeastOfYuccaFlats episode recap page]].

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For the ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'' ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' version, please go to the [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S06E21TheBeastOfYuccaFlats episode recap page]].
21st Jun '15 3:07:26 PM AnotherGuy
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** Record players and DEC PDP-11 computers are highlighted as products of Puerto Rico's cutting edge industry.

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** Record players players[[note]]'''Crow:''' Comes with a free Music/PeterFrampton album![[/note]] and DEC PDP-11 computers are highlighted as products of Puerto Rico's cutting edge industry.
28th Aug '14 2:41:07 PM AnotherGuy
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'''Progress Island, U.S.A.''' is a 1973 Promotional short that extols the benefits of traveling, living and starting your business in UsefulNotes/PuertoRico. Interestingly, the short repeatedly highlights the similarities of Puerto Rico to the rest of the United States. The film was made encouraging businesses to take advantage of Project Bootstrap.

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'''Progress Island, U.S.A.''' is a 1973 Promotional short that extols the benefits of traveling, living and starting your business in UsefulNotes/PuertoRico. Interestingly, the short repeatedly highlights the similarities of Puerto Rico to the rest of the United States. The film was made encouraging businesses to take advantage of Project Bootstrap.
Bootstrap, and to move the family because, hey!, not only do we have a yearlong warm climate but [=McDonald's=], too![[note]]It's also smack dab in the middle of hurricane country, but who's nitpicking?[[/note]]
28th Aug '14 2:38:28 PM AnotherGuy
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** Rum, on the other hand, is timeless. ''(hiccup)''
28th Aug '14 2:38:27 PM AnotherGuy
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** Rum, on the other hand, is timeless. ''(hiccup)''
21st Sep '13 3:25:35 PM JIKTV
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'''Progress Island, U.S.A.''' is a 1973 Promotional short that extols the benefits of traveling, living and starting your business in PuertoRico. Interestingly, the short repeatedly highlights the similarities of Puerto Rico to the rest of the United States. The film was made encouraging businesses to take advantage of Project Bootstrap.

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'''Progress Island, U.S.A.''' is a 1973 Promotional short that extols the benefits of traveling, living and starting your business in PuertoRico.UsefulNotes/PuertoRico. Interestingly, the short repeatedly highlights the similarities of Puerto Rico to the rest of the United States. The film was made encouraging businesses to take advantage of Project Bootstrap.
7th Jan '13 12:53:10 AM JAF1970
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'''Progress Island, U.S.A.''' is a 1973 Promotional short that extols the benefits of traveling, living and starting your business in PuertoRico. Interestingly, the short repeatedly highlights the similarities of Puerto Rico to the rest of the United States.

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'''Progress Island, U.S.A.''' is a 1973 Promotional short that extols the benefits of traveling, living and starting your business in PuertoRico. Interestingly, the short repeatedly highlights the similarities of Puerto Rico to the rest of the United States.
States. The film was made encouraging businesses to take advantage of Project Bootstrap.

(And in a mild subversion, Project Bootstrap really ''did'' help Puerto Rico modernize and made it one of the wealthiest Caribbean isles.)
12th May '12 5:27:54 PM chico
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It was featured as one of two shorts along with TheBeastOfYuccaFlats on MysteryScienceTheater3000. Compare with [[Film/AssignmentVenezuela Assignment: Venezuela]], another Latin-American travelogue short.

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It was featured as one of two shorts along with TheBeastOfYuccaFlats on MysteryScienceTheater3000. Compare with [[Film/AssignmentVenezuela Assignment: Venezuela]], another Latin-American travelogue short.
short.

For the ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'' version, please go to the [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S06E21TheBeastOfYuccaFlats episode recap page]].
11th May '12 3:17:14 PM KrazyKopter
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'''Progress Island, U.S.A. contains the following tropes:'''

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'''Progress !!Progress Island, U.S.A. contains the following tropes:'''
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'''The MysteryScienceTheater3000 presentation contains the following tropes:'''

* CallBack: "[[SanFranciscoInternationalAirport That nose wheel feels mushy.]]"
* TakeThat: The whole sketch makes a RunningGag out of Mike and the bots contradicting the narrator's overly triumphalist rambling ("There's something for everyone..." "...like flights ''out''!"), building up to the final joke:
-->'''Narrator''': The Spaniards called it "Puerto Rico"...
-->'''Tom Servo''': Because they couldn't think of anything else.
-->'''Narrator''': We call it...
-->'''Crow''': Cheaplabourville!
* WithLyrics: Tom Servo sings with the bouncy commercial-jingle music. "Strawberries, marshmallows, tinfoil and fudge and some dingle-balls hanging from trees..."
9th Apr '12 2:40:06 AM Sen
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* TakeThat: The whole sketch makes a RunningGag out of Mike and the bots contradicting the narrator's overly triumphalist rambling ("Championship golf courses, the finest to be found anywhere..." "... are in Florida."), building up to the final joke:

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* TakeThat: The whole sketch makes a RunningGag out of Mike and the bots contradicting the narrator's overly triumphalist rambling ("Championship golf courses, the finest to be found anywhere...("There's something for everyone..." "... are in Florida."), like flights ''out''!"), building up to the final joke:
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