Mystery Science Theater 3000:
- The page quote above comes from the end of the episode, Prince of Space. Most of the movie's action involves a group of hapless, middle-aged scientists having to be constantly rescued from Evil Alien Chicken people by the title character. Furthermore, the movie demonstrated a particular peculiarity Japanese children seem to constantly exhibit in movies like this; namely, the need to be within close proximity of the hero at all times, even or especially when he's busy fighting the Monster of the Week, and even or especially when this would put both them and the hero in incredible danger. Maybe it's the Japanese's way of trying to weed out the weak and stupid and keep the population down.
- In episode 803, The Mole People, the heroes have to drag a middle-aged French scientist with them everywhere they go. He's such a liability, that Mike and the bots quickly nickname him "The Load". He mercifully keels over early in the film, but still manages to cause problems for the heroes later on when his body is discovered by the eponymous Mole People. (Up to that point, they believed the visiting heroes were immortal gods.)
"He died as he lived: A total load."