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Offline Trekker4747

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What t'ings did y'all l'ern?
« on: May 21, 2016, 01:58:32 AM »
I learned this movie has a very, very, liberal notion idea of what "hillbillies" are.   I mean, these are elite hillbillies!

I learned that things that are obviously sheets suspended from some sort of wire are easily accepted as being ghosts.

I learned that Skype existed, and worked pretty well, in 1960-whatever.

I learned that TV broadcasts were pretty stable and vibrant in the 1960s (Mad Men lied to me!) and that solo performances of terrible country music dominated the late-night programing block.

I learned that when there's a storm a brewin' you should just hunker down in the nearest abandoned house and leave the top down on your convertible.

I learned that Boss Hogg's Cadillac has hood-mounted horn envy on this car.


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Re: What t'ings did y'all l'ern?
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2016, 06:10:45 AM »
I learned that Basil Rathbone can join Raul Julia and Orson Wells in the pantheon of good actors who's last movie move was embarrassingly bad.


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Re: What t'ings did y'all l'ern?
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2016, 03:47:44 PM »
I learned that compared to these idiots, the East Side Kids are The Avengers.



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Re: What t'ings did y'all l'ern?
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2016, 11:52:00 AM »
For some reason I actually pursued this movie years ago to watch on purpose, and the guys from rifftrax managed to make it even better than I expected!

Also I learned that working in the country music industry completely obliterates your hearing and peripheral vision


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Re: What t'ings did y'all l'ern?
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2016, 12:59:19 PM »
I learned boobs.


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Re: What t'ings did y'all l'ern?
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2016, 03:45:55 PM »
For some reason I actually pursued this movie years ago to watch on purpose, and the guys from rifftrax managed to make it even better than I expected!

Also I learned that working in the country music industry completely obliterates your hearing and peripheral vision

And your common sense, powers of deduction, inner logic, but it grants you the power to sleep in a room with a TV playing and the lights on!


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Re: What t'ings did y'all l'ern?
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2016, 02:03:25 PM »
I learned boobs.

I learned she's not well quipped for peeking around corners.


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Re: What t'ings did y'all l'ern?
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2016, 02:09:30 PM »
I learned boobs.

I learned she's not well quipped for peeking around corners.

Sorry to be a downer but I learned she died of breast cancer at age 43.


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Re: What t'ings did y'all l'ern?
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2016, 03:10:20 PM »
Scooby-Dum should have been Jeeper's best pal in this stinker.


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Re: What t'ings did y'all l'ern?
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2016, 04:23:22 PM »
I learned that you could buy a battery powered ~25 inch TV in the 60s. That's the only explanation for why the TV that they brought with them can work without being plugged it


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Re: What t'ings did y'all l'ern?
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2016, 08:08:11 PM »
I learned boobs.

I learned she's not well quipped for peeking around corners.

Or at her toes.

Sorry to hear of her death to breast cancer, though. :(


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Re: What t'ings did y'all l'ern?
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2016, 08:57:01 PM »
Sorry to be a downer but I learned she died of breast cancer at age 43.

Wow. It's freaky to learn stuff like this - watching this movie knowing she'll be dead in five years. (And that she died five years younger than I am... whoa)


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Re: What t'ings did y'all l'ern?
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2016, 02:25:49 PM »
TCM just played the un-cut version of this on a Basil Rathbone retrospective day and I learned that I'm really glad Rifftrax did not subject us to the last 15 minutes of concert footage from H in a HH. Merle Haggard was the only name I recognized but I couldn't remember if he was the guy who sang when they visited the haunted house or not. I'll check it the next time I watched the riffed version.


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Re: What t'ings did y'all l'ern?
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2017, 05:26:41 PM »
I learned that when there's a storm a brewin' you should just hunker down in the nearest abandoned house and leave the top down on your convertible.

It's a movie.  No movie character has ever put the top up on a convertible, ever.  See my rant on this topic in the forum for "The Hideous Sun Demon".
I'm not particularly religious, and I don't really like Muppets, but I do love word play.


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Re: What t'ings did y'all l'ern?
« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2017, 05:28:18 PM »
For some reason I actually pursued this movie years ago to watch on purpose, and the guys from rifftrax managed to make it even better than I expected!

Also I learned that working in the country music industry completely obliterates your hearing and peripheral vision

...it grants you the power to sleep in a room with a TV playing and the lights on!

I do that every night.  Is there something special about that?
I'm not particularly religious, and I don't really like Muppets, but I do love word play.