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.-----
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.
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.
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.
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