57. You Can Afford Donald Pleasence. [MST3K 516. Alien from L.A.] / by Chris Piuma

Alien from L.A. tries to sell big-boned surface-dwellers Beth and Adam as they talk about Donald “It’s my birthday!” Pleasence, Kathy “Three syllables???" Ireland, Angela “I’d give anything to see my dad again” Pleasence, Menahem “I once worked with Donald Pleasence” Golan, and Yoram “I also worked with Donald Pleasence” Globus.

Show Notes.

Alien from L.A.: IMDB. MST3K Wiki. Trailer. Watch on YouTube!

Helicopter meets car.

Donald Henry Pleasence, b. 5 October 1919.

Previous Donald Pleasence Day episodes: Warrior of the Lost World and The Pumaman.

MST3K Live with the Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour!

Trailers for No Retreat, No Surrender and Circus of Horrors.

Kathy Ireland on Phil Donohue talking in her normal voice, the same year as Alien from L.A.

Kathy Ireland gave a talk to Google about her entrepreneurial success.

This American Life on vocal fry.

Jules Verne: Journey to the Center of the Earth. [Doesn’t seem to explain “big-boned”.]

We discussed Cannon on our episode of Outlaw.

Some documentaries about the Go-Go Boys:

The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films.

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films.

Death Wish II and Death Wish 3.

The Apple.

Lambada vs. The Forbidden Dance.

Hanna’s War.

Journey to the Center of the Earth.

Deep Roy [IMDB.]

Jerry Goldsmith: Patton theme.

Where’s the Beef?

Producer Chris talks about The Tempest on his literary podcast, The Spouter-Inn.

Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn.

Home Alone 3.

Some bands and songs mentioned in this episode: Ian Anderson/Jethro Tull. Dion [Abraham, Martin and John]. Devo. Ray Stevens. Tom Waits. Debbie Harry/Blondie. Wendy & Lisa/Prince. The Beatles [A Day in the Life]. Exene Cervenka/X. Vanity. Nelson. Edgar Winter. Boy George. Murray Head [One Night in Bangkok]. Billy Ray Cyrus [Achy Breaky Heart]. Tina Turner. Lipps, Inc. [Funkytown]. Pink Floyd. The Who. Rush. Pete Townsend. Paul Westerberg/The Replacements. Bette Midler [Wind Beneath My Wings]. King Creole. Boots Randolph [Yakity Sax]. Spinal Tap. Michael Sembello [Maniac]. 

Namu Myoho Renge Kyo.

Tina Turner chants.

Yoko Ono: Namyohorengekyo.

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.


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