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"Jack Frost" - Need help understanding these jokes
« on: January 06, 2009, 01:46:45 PM »
If you've watched "Jack Frost" on YouTube lately, then you've probably seen me ask these same questions.  My patience, however, is thin and I figured I should prob ask "the experts" instead.

I've watched "Jack Frost" (literally) over 100 times (maybe 150+).  I know all the jokes and over the years, I've slowly caught the references in my day-to-day life.  I've decided to complete things and find out the rest.  I've done all I could on Google and Wikipedia.  Any help is appreciated.  Help me, MSTies.  You're my only hope:

1.
The dwarves hear Ivan coming.  The camera pans up a tree and Tom Servo says, "[something] is bad this year."  It sounds like "thinblade" or "finblade."

2.
Tom Servo says, "Quit bouncing and behaving boy."  Is he imitating someone here?

3.
Close-up on the dwarves, Crow says "The Gyuto Dwarves."  The best my research (and spelling) could find was some Tibetan monks called Gyuto monks.  That's the best I could find to what that means.  Could it be something else?

4.
Misidentifying Father Mushroom: "Bill Absa!"  (spelling is probably wrong)

5.
Describing Nastya:  "She looks like a grey."  ???

6.
Nastya misses her chance to marry a much older guy.  "There's always Jerry Seinfeld, Jerry Lee Lewis or Ben Kingsley."  I know the first two married much younger women.  Am I right in assuming Ben Kingsley did too?

7.
The witch dusts off a thick coat:  "It smells like [something something]."  Sounds like "dried ensure."

8.
"Wait till he finds out I blew up the bridge.  Hahaha."  I wanna say this is from an old b&w serial where a squirrel uses a tiny detonator to blow up a bridge.  Is that right?  If so, is there a name or place I could find the clip?

9.
"Stoli"?

To thank you for your help, I'll share with you two obscure references I found in the ep:
(embedding disabled): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tJUNlZF7Sw
Check out the latest comment.  It's the writer of the commercial talking about making it!  He's a 79 year old Chinese man.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/o83xxWCel8g&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/o83xxWCel8g&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1</a>
A cartoon selling beer!?  Man, why don't see commercials like that anymore?   :D


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Re: "Jack Frost" - Need help understanding these jokes
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2009, 03:06:40 PM »
2.  There was an old shampoo commercial, 20 years ago or more.  The woman in it said that with her current Brand X shampoo, "My hair bounces, but it doesn't behave."  If the boy in question had particularly thick and luxurious hair, I'd guess that would explain the joke.

5.  "The Grays" are the name given to the aliens who are supposed to abduct and, er, experiment on people. (Gray skin, huge head tapering down like an inverted raindrop, huge all-black eyes, tiny nose-slits, little ears if any.)  Look at any of a half-dozen Whitley Streiber book covers.

7.  Ensure is a milkshake-like dietary supplement, primarily drunk by elderly people.  Presuming the witch looked old and the dust was whitish, "Dried Ensure" it is.

9.  Stolichnaya vodka, a Russian brand.  Or possibly Finnish.  But since this was a Russo-Finnish produced movie, either works.

That's all I've got, but it's a start.
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Re: "Jack Frost" - Need help understanding these jokes
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2009, 04:21:40 PM »
4.  Been forever since I've seen Jack Frost, but I'd assume they're saying "Bella Abzug!", who was a prominent politician in the 70s and proponent of women's rights.  She was rather remarkably unfeminine, and thus an easy target for "old man with lots of bushy hair" jokes.  And her name was used in other riffs for similar jokes too.

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Re: "Jack Frost" - Need help understanding these jokes
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2009, 08:36:00 PM »
Awesome, guys!  It's great how I can enjoy something so much and now can enjoy even more!

2.  I looked into the "Bounicn' and Behavin'" stuff.  I was skeptical at first, but now I agree.  It's def a reference to a Pert shampoo commercial.  Couldn't find any YouTube vids of it though ("We don't even have a Wikipedia entry").  Whatever happened to Pert Plus?  I used to see commercials for them all the time but not anymore.  Ah, nostalgia.

4.  Bella Abzug?  Right on!  She DOES look like Father Mushroom!

"Ivanushka... I have a new church hat."

5.  Those aliens are called The Greys?  Interesting.  I didn't know they had a name at all.  But Nastya def fits the type.  :D

7.  I was afraid of that.  Didn't make the connection to old people though.  Gross... and hilarious!

9.  TWO vodka jokes?  I guess they wanted to cover all grounds:  Stolichnaya for the Russians and Finlandia for the Finnish!

I can't believe only 4 jokes are left:  #1, #3, #6 and #8.  I feel like this is such a unique goal, and I can't wait to reach it!!


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Re: "Jack Frost" - Need help understanding these jokes
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2009, 08:42:07 PM »
Regarding #6, here's an article that'll explain most things:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-480312/Sir-Ben-Kingsley-makes-Brazilian-ex-waitress-half-age-4th-wife.html

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His first marriage, to actress Angela Morant, ended in divorce in 1972 after 10 years and two children together, Thomas and Jasmine. He then married theatre director Alison Sutcliffe, with whom he had sons Edmund and Ferdinand.

He left her in 1993 for actress Kate Townsend, 35. However, in February 2002 he fell for the blonde Miss Christmann after he spotted her in a Berlin restaurant. Despite the small matter of live-in girlfriend Kate (not to mention the 30-year age gap), Sir Ben persuaded his new admirer to move to England to be with him.

Miss Townsend was "asked to leave" and Miss Christmann and her three-year-old daughter Lois were duly installed at his sumptuous Oxfordshire manor house.

Seems like a nice guy.   ::)


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Re: "Jack Frost" - Need help understanding these jokes
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2009, 09:25:32 PM »
Regarding #6, here's an article that'll explain most things:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-480312/Sir-Ben-Kingsley-makes-Brazilian-ex-waitress-half-age-4th-wife.html

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His first marriage, to actress Angela Morant, ended in divorce in 1972 after 10 years and two children together, Thomas and Jasmine. He then married theatre director Alison Sutcliffe, with whom he had sons Edmund and Ferdinand.

He left her in 1993 for actress Kate Townsend, 35. However, in February 2002 he fell for the blonde Miss Christmann after he spotted her in a Berlin restaurant. Despite the small matter of live-in girlfriend Kate (not to mention the 30-year age gap), Sir Ben persuaded his new admirer to move to England to be with him.

Miss Townsend was "asked to leave" and Miss Christmann and her three-year-old daughter Lois were duly installed at his sumptuous Oxfordshire manor house.

Seems like a nice guy.   ::)
This is one reason why I hate celebrity gossip.  It's like ordering a steak and then finding out the chef who cooked is having an affair.  It's just so... personal and we dont need to know.  Just let them live their personal lives and focus more on the art of their craft.  We can be a much better society this way. But I digress.  Thanks so much for clearing that up.  It's sad to see his life prove that joke even more relevant now.  It reminds me of when Ricky Gervais' character meets Patrick Stewart in "Extras."  You imagine this dignified man but find out he's just some bloke looking for nookie.

Three more to go!  Woohoo!


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Re: "Jack Frost" - Need help understanding these jokes
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2009, 04:39:10 PM »
I had to drink a lot of Ensure when my jaws are wired shut.  That was a hellish month.


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Re: "Jack Frost" - Need help understanding these jokes
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2009, 12:02:25 PM »
1. Tom says "Fin blind" - it's a play on snow blind, but instead of being blinded by snow, he's blinded by Fins (Finnish people).