Tom and Crow practice their performance of Mad Bots and argue about the merits of Qwisp cereal versus their failed marriages. The intro runs and Jonah is giving his notes on Mad Bots when Kinga calls. Ardy the maintenance man calls from Moon 14 to say that they've been seeing weird things in the video technology. He tells them that they've had borderline supernatural manifestations, but Kinga would rather deal with the invention exchange. Jonah presents the mouth vacuum, and Kinga presents the don La Font-aine 3000, a computer that takes any phrase and turns it into a movie font. They demonstrate but it doesn't go quite as planned. Kinga then presents Avalanche.
At the first break, Crow and Tom dress as Rock Hudson for the movie and admire him and all the 70s babes who fell under his spell. Jonah has made a presentation of 70s light fixtures, but the bots don't want to hear it. He says that they don't want to be like Rock Hudson, pointing out how he treats women in the movie.
At the second break, Kinga prepares for a visit from Neville Laroy, a handsome space magician and her soulmate that she's never met in person. Neville arrives and performs a trick from his spaceship, and says that dating her has been the happiest six months of his life even though they've never been in the same room. They sing about how great online relationships are. Max sings by himself, bemoaning that Kinga doesn't love him because she can see him directly. Kinga suggests that they finally meet in person, but Neville says that he loves her too much to do that and flies off. Heartbroken, Kinga goes off to write in her diary.
At the third break, Jonah and the bots talk about something series: B-movie hybrid junk. They rattle off a list of movie hybrid names so that no one else can use them. Kinga and Max notice and try to claim their own titles without success.
After the movie ends, Gypsy performs "Aloha," with Crow on piano and Jonah running the audience simulation sound board. Even the Mads are touched, and Max pushes the button.
Written by Gadfly on Apr 21, 2017