History YMMV / MonsterAGoGo

3rd Jun '16 7:04:41 PM MetalJesus
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** At one point, they try to pass off someone making a tongue-trilling noise as a phone ringing. Needless to say, it doesn't work.
2nd Mar '16 2:13:25 PM Atlantis1930
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* SpecialEffectsFailure: The "space capsule". Douglas would have had to be short and pear-shaped and stood the whole way to barely fit into it.



* SpecialEffectsFailure: The "space capsule". Douglas would have had to be short and pear-shaped and stood the whole way to barely fit into it.
28th Feb '16 3:26:47 PM Atlantis1930
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** Frank Douglas is just a tall man with a bad acne problem.
10th Feb '14 10:02:19 AM FirebirdMaximus
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* TheyJustDidntCare: [[HalfwayPlotSwitch Why does the movie suddenly switch over to a different set of characters midway?]] [[FauxlosophicNarration What's with the unnecessary pretentious narration?]] Why does the story screech to a halt at the end and lay down a [[GainaxEnding completely nonsensical resolution?]] Several reasons:
** ''Monster-a-Go-Go'' originally started as a monster movie called ''Terror at Half-Day'', directed by Bill Rebane. However, Rebane was forced to stop production when the film's budget ran out. ''Terror at Half-Day'' then remained unfinished for a few years until infamous splatter film director Herschell Gordon Lewis came along and bought the footage from Rebane.
** H.G. Lewis needed a film that could be sold as part of a double feature with one of his own films, [[MoneyDearBoy which was the more profitable move at the time.]] And so, he decided to "complete" Rebane's movie by directing several scenes that would later make up the second half of ''Monster-a-Go-Go'', adding the pretentious narration, and then hastily piecing it all together.
** The resulting film, despite being a terrible mess, was still released to the public. It has since then gained a legacy as being one of the worst movies ever made.
23rd Nov '13 5:39:49 AM astrakhan
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* SpecialEffectsFailure: The "space capsule". Douglas would have had to be short and pear-shaped and stood the whole way to barely fit into it.
14th Sep '13 8:36:40 AM despoa
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* BileFascination: And even those strong souls will have to endure how bad it is, if [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Joel and the bots]] haven't.
10th Feb '13 3:36:45 PM MagBas
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* {{DarthWiki/So Bad Its Horrible}}: There are no redeeming qualities about this movie whatsoever. It's not even [[SoBadItsGood unintentionally funny]]
7th Feb '13 7:47:58 PM Conrail16
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* {{DarthWiki/So Bad Its Horrible}}: There is no redeeming qualities about this movie whatsoever. It's not even [[SoBadItsGood unintentionally funny]]

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* {{DarthWiki/So Bad Its Horrible}}: There is are no redeeming qualities about this movie whatsoever. It's not even [[SoBadItsGood unintentionally funny]]
7th Feb '13 7:47:42 PM Conrail16
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* {{Padding}}: About half an hour's worth, as aimless shots of the military are used in long, silent stretches.

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* {{Padding}}: About half an hour's worth, as aimless shots of the military are used in long, silent stretches.stretches.
* {{DarthWiki/So Bad Its Horrible}}: There is no redeeming qualities about this movie whatsoever. It's not even [[SoBadItsGood unintentionally funny]]
9th May '12 10:26:29 PM chico
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!From the film itself:
* {{Narm}}: Pretty much the whole thing.
--> '''Narrator:''' What you are about to see may not even be possible within the narrow limits of human understanding.
--> '''Tom Servo:''' So let's forget it right now!
* SpecialEffectFailure
-->'''Narrator:''' ''Surely, this was the space capsule Douglas flew out on.''
-->'''[[MysteryScienceTheater3000 Tom Servo]]:''' [laughing - the (cardboard cutout) capsule is smaller than the men investigating it] ''Douglas was pear shaped, very short, and stood the whole way!''
** It's mentioned once - in a later scene - that it was the ''nosecone'', but if it's only ''part'' of the capsule, there is absolutely no discussion regarding what happened to the rest of it. [[FridgeLogic This is probably how Douglas was found in the Atlantic later]]; he was with the rest of the capsule, but [[UnreliableNarrator the movie never makes this clear]].
** And of course, the infamous scene where the sound of a phone ringing was clearly made by ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dKiaRUKgmA someone offscreen mimicking it]]''. This can be hard to catch, but ''MST3K'' calls it out:
--->'''Joel''': ''...unbelievable.''
--->'''General''': [answers phone] ''Yes?''
--->'''Tom Servo''': [as general] ''I made that phone noise.''
*** But a phone ''does'' ring in two previous scenes (though rather loudly). The noise here was actually from a stagehand cuing the actor to answer the phone, but since the film is so unfinished they forgot to edit it out.
* ShockingSwerve

!From the ''{{MST3K}}'' episode:
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: At one extraordinarily low point during the movie, Joel starts drinking a soda in the theater. The bots are angry because 1) drinks apparently aren't allowed in the theater, and 2) he didn't bring any for them. Of course, such a rule has never been stated and the incident is quickly forgotten.
* CrowningMomentOfFunny:
-->'''Narrator:''' ''There is one terrifying word in the world of nuclear physics:''
-->'''Tom Servo:''' ''"Oops!"''
** Also, at the end:
--->'''Narrator''': ''The difference between science fiction and science fact''.
--->'''Crow''': ''And science '''crap'''!''
** Even the Mads' introduction was a CMOF:
--->'''Dr. Forrester:''' I'm going to spit on you now just a little spittle called ''Monster A-Go-Go''!
--->'''[=TVs=] Frank:''' ''[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Monster A-Go-Go]]'', Joel.
--->'''Dr. Forrester:''' And [[ForTheEvulz because I'm gloating]], I'm going to [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment stick you with a short]] as well! It's a [[BigStupidDoodooHead flaming little sack of dog poopy]] called...
--->'''[=TVs=] Frank:''' "[[CircusOfFear Circus]]".
--->'''Dr. Forrester:''' ''[Chuckles]''
--->'''[=TVs=] Frank:''' "''On Ice''".
--->'''Dr. Forrester:''' ''[EvilLaugh]''
*** The way Frank repeats the name of the film recalls the "Rock Climbing" taunt from ''LostContinent''.
** Discovering the capsule.
--->'''Narrator:''' This ''was'' the capsule Douglas had rode in.
--->'''Tom Servo:''' ''(barely able to contain his laughter)'' Douglas was pear-shaped, very short, and ''stood the whole way''!
** Tom and Crow's shared [[{{Wangst}} wangsty]] monologue during their HeroicBSOD at the end
--> '''Tom''': Joel, it's this movie; it was really depressing! It was like...it was like being a little kid and eating dinner at your Aunt Ruth's apartment in the summer, and it's hot in there, and she's got a local Christian radio station on, and there's nothing to do or look at 'cuz all she's got in the apartment are ''Good Housekeeping'' magazines and linen doilies! *sobs*
--> '''Crow''': Yeah, and then they send you out to play with the strange neighbor kids and they're all big and their skin is pink and they have big pores and the big eighth grader makes you look at really upsetting pictures and so you go back inside and sit down and they're all just talking and there are big pauses in the conversation and you can hear the clock ticking on the wall...*breaks down into tears*
--> '''Tom''': Yeah, yeah, so you dig into your seat cushion and you find a really old peanut, and you're so bored you eat it! And then you just feel bad and a little sick, and - and then you think you're about to go, but then - then Aunt Ruth takes out a photo album filled with black-and-white photos of kids with squinty eyes, and they're supposed to be your uncle and aunts or something, and then your parents force you to look at them! *sobs some more*
* EarWorm: ''Johnny Longtorso!''
* HilariousInHindsight: Johnny Longtorso is pretty familiar to anyone angry at DLC that should have been included with the videogame they're developed for.
* MoralEventHorizon: Gypsy snaps after the Mads show off "Johnny Longtorso".
-->'''Gypsy:''' '''''EVIL!!! YOU ARE EVIL!!!!'''''

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!From the film itself:
* {{Narm}}: Pretty much the whole thing.
--> '''Narrator:''' What you are about to see may not even be possible within the narrow limits of human understanding.
--> '''Tom Servo:''' So let's forget it right now!
* SpecialEffectFailure
-->'''Narrator:''' ''Surely, this was the space capsule Douglas flew out on.''
-->'''[[MysteryScienceTheater3000 Tom Servo]]:''' [laughing - the (cardboard cutout) capsule is smaller than the men investigating it] ''Douglas was pear shaped, very short, and stood the whole way!''
** It's mentioned once - in a later scene - that it was the ''nosecone'', but if it's only ''part''
{{Padding}}: About half an hour's worth, as aimless shots of the capsule, there is absolutely no discussion regarding what happened to the rest of it. [[FridgeLogic This is probably how Douglas was found in the Atlantic later]]; he was with the rest of the capsule, but [[UnreliableNarrator the movie never makes this clear]].
** And of course, the infamous scene where the sound of a phone ringing was clearly made by ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dKiaRUKgmA someone offscreen mimicking it]]''. This can be hard to catch, but ''MST3K'' calls it out:
--->'''Joel''': ''...unbelievable.''
--->'''General''': [answers phone] ''Yes?''
--->'''Tom Servo''': [as general] ''I made that phone noise.''
*** But a phone ''does'' ring in two previous scenes (though rather loudly). The noise here was actually from a stagehand cuing the actor to answer the phone, but since the film is so unfinished they forgot to edit it out.
* ShockingSwerve

!From the ''{{MST3K}}'' episode:
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: At one extraordinarily low point during the movie, Joel starts drinking a soda in the theater. The bots
military are angry because 1) drinks apparently aren't allowed used in the theater, and 2) he didn't bring any for them. Of course, such a rule has never been stated and the incident is quickly forgotten.
* CrowningMomentOfFunny:
-->'''Narrator:''' ''There is one terrifying word in the world of nuclear physics:''
-->'''Tom Servo:''' ''"Oops!"''
** Also, at the end:
--->'''Narrator''': ''The difference between science fiction and science fact''.
--->'''Crow''': ''And science '''crap'''!''
** Even the Mads' introduction was a CMOF:
--->'''Dr. Forrester:''' I'm going to spit on you now just a little spittle called ''Monster A-Go-Go''!
--->'''[=TVs=] Frank:''' ''[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Monster A-Go-Go]]'', Joel.
--->'''Dr. Forrester:''' And [[ForTheEvulz because I'm gloating]], I'm going to [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment stick you with a short]] as well! It's a [[BigStupidDoodooHead flaming little sack of dog poopy]] called...
--->'''[=TVs=] Frank:''' "[[CircusOfFear Circus]]".
--->'''Dr. Forrester:''' ''[Chuckles]''
--->'''[=TVs=] Frank:''' "''On Ice''".
--->'''Dr. Forrester:''' ''[EvilLaugh]''
*** The way Frank repeats the name of the film recalls the "Rock Climbing" taunt from ''LostContinent''.
** Discovering the capsule.
--->'''Narrator:''' This ''was'' the capsule Douglas had rode in.
--->'''Tom Servo:''' ''(barely able to contain his laughter)'' Douglas was pear-shaped, very short, and ''stood the whole way''!
** Tom and Crow's shared [[{{Wangst}} wangsty]] monologue during their HeroicBSOD at the end
--> '''Tom''': Joel, it's this movie; it was really depressing! It was like...it was like being a little kid and eating dinner at your Aunt Ruth's apartment in the summer, and it's hot in there, and she's got a local Christian radio station on, and there's nothing to do or look at 'cuz all she's got in the apartment are ''Good Housekeeping'' magazines and linen doilies! *sobs*
--> '''Crow''': Yeah, and then they send you out to play with the strange neighbor kids and they're all big and their skin is pink and they have big pores and the big eighth grader makes you look at really upsetting pictures and so you go back inside and sit down and they're all just talking and there are big pauses in the conversation and you can hear the clock ticking on the wall...*breaks down into tears*
--> '''Tom''': Yeah, yeah, so you dig into your seat cushion and you find a really old peanut, and you're so bored you eat it! And then you just feel bad and a little sick, and - and then you think you're about to go, but then - then Aunt Ruth takes out a photo album filled with black-and-white photos of kids with squinty eyes, and they're supposed to be your uncle and aunts or something, and then your parents force you to look at them! *sobs some more*
* EarWorm: ''Johnny Longtorso!''
* HilariousInHindsight: Johnny Longtorso is pretty familiar to anyone angry at DLC that should have been included with the videogame they're developed for.
* MoralEventHorizon: Gypsy snaps after the Mads show off "Johnny Longtorso".
-->'''Gypsy:''' '''''EVIL!!! YOU ARE EVIL!!!!'''''
long, silent stretches.
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