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Recap: Mystery Science Theater 3000 S 06 E 23 The Amazing Transparent Man
"So, the leading causes of accidents are joy, sex, and old age?"
Mike Nelson on The Days Of Our Years

Film watched: The Amazing Transparent Man with the short The Days of Our Years

The Days of Our Years and another short, Catching Trouble, are considered two of the more upsetting shorts ever shown on MST3K.

The Mystery Science Theater 3000 presentation of The Amazing Transparent Man contains these tropes: (YMMV items here)

  • Acting for Two: Kevin Murphy is one half of the couple patronizing the bed and Deep 13 (his wife is played by Mary Jo Pehl). He is appropriately squicked out by Servo's antics ("Don't you give Mikey no matches!!!")... which he happens to voice.
  • Big Word Shout: SQUANTOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!note 
  • Brick Joke: 'Gentle pressure, see?'
  • Disguised in Drag: "Auntie McFrank", bed-and-breakfast proprietress.
  • Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: Mike as "Mikey"
    • Watch Mike closely: He never blinks in that single shot.
  • Shout-Out: Tom and Mike's characters in the "local color" segment are at least inspired by George and Lenny. And Llama!Crow... poor Llama!Crow.

The counter-depressing MST3K version of The Days of Our Years provides the following tropes:

  • Comically Missing the Point: Mike misses the point of the Psalm at the start of the short, which is to pretty much enjoy your life while you have it.
  • Eye Scream: Worth repeating, because it's the only time Mike and the bots are disturbed when watching the short.
    Mike: You don't have to HOLD it there!
  • Mind Screw: The minister at one point to Crow.
    Minister: Whenever I do I'm often reminded of things that happened to people who weren't even there (accidents).
    Crow: Oh sure, I - HUH?!
  • Retirony: Jokingly alluded to in the riffing:
    Minister: If (George) could only hold out until retirement time.
    Crow: ...at five o'clock today.
  • Shout-Out: Plan 9 from Outer Space gets a couple.

Servo: Reverend, I'm having a crisis of faith, what should I do?
Crow: Get safety goggles, my son.


"You see? I touch it, does it no harm."


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