The Black Scorpion Recap

Crow and Tom throw Joel a party and spike the punch with 10W30. Larry calls and Joel realizes that they've mutated themselves: Larry has a swollen alien head, and Clayton is a lab-coated skeleton. Joel presents his invention: a leaf blower-party favor. When Larry realizes that he made the same thing, he puts it away and presents the movie: 1957's The Black Scorpion, with no recognizable talent.

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At the first break, Joel and the bots celebrate the film's Mexican setting with a lot of stereotypical Mexican activities and really bad subtitling/translation of their Mexican dialogue. Joel admits that they're not very good at it, and he's understating the issue.

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At the second break, Crow and Tom discuss all the strange human things that Joel does. Gypsy pretends to be a giant black scorpion, but the Bots don't notice.

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At the third break, Joel teaches the Bots about the difference between Willis O'Brien and Ray Harryhausen as they do stop-motion animation involving a miniature Joel doll.

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Jonah and the bots read letters from the viewers: one likes bad movies, and the other one provides a disturbingly involved analysis of Crow's desire for attention. Larry thinks the swelling is going down.

Written by Gadfly on Apr 15, 2019