Monday, June 3, 2013

J-MEN FOREVER / A Proctor & Bergman Film - 1979

We have a comedy classic from two of the brains behind Firesign Theatre, Phil Proctor and the late great, Peter Bergman, heroes to the Dungeon. We had every Firesign Theatre album from the beginning, we used to sit around and crack up to the little weird worlds they created in our minds, especially when we closed our eyes! Then, Cheech and Chong came along, appealing to the total base side of humor, we definitely preferred the thinking man's approach to comedy. The storyline for J-Men is simple... The Lightning Bug, ruler of the Moon, plans on enslaving the Earth with rock and roll music and marijuana! This used to play frequently on Night Flight back in the late eighties.

I swear, Joel Hodgson gives a shout out to J-Men in one of his very first MST programs, he quotes an exact line about the robots when he was watching the same scene used by J-Men from the UNDERSEA KINGDOM serial! I'm pretty sure this thing was the spark for MST...

Eegah!! sent over a cool lil' soundclip from this movie for our enjoyment, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button there next to the atomic powered weed whacker, NOW, Ralphie The Tarantula! Here's our audio offering for... J-MEN FOREVER!

Peter had the deep voice of authority.

One of my top 10 lines of all time is from Rocky Rococo... Rocky Rococo at your cervix!

It's all those guys verses...

...This guy here, The Lightning Bug! He has many faces, including the Crimson Ghost, and really bugs the good guys! They cut characters and scenes from a number of old serials and added the shots with Peter and Phil.

The good guys get their record inventory decimated! We got to make some fake newspaper headlines in our flick, THE CREEP.

The bad guys have a teriffic assortment of death devices!

This still is very interesting to me.

The whiny little girl voiceover they do for Leonard Nimoy here is a real crack up!

J-Man Barton gets the last word ~ J-Men... Forever!!..

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