Saturday, August 18, 2012

It's Time For Saturday Nite MST3K Trivia!

The late Charles B Pierce (pictured above) wrote, directed, produced and starred in our all-time favorite Mystery Science episode, Boggy Creek II: And the Legend Continues...(aka The Barbaric Beast of Boggy Creek Part II, Boggy Creek Part II).  The guy wore a lot of hats, including this green one.

So, yeah, that's pretty trivial, but here's the good part...

He also wrote one of the most quoted lines in movie history.  Well, according to wikipedia, anyway. (and you can believe them because they're always right)

The phrase "go ahead, make my day" was written by Charles B. Pierce, an Independent Film Maker who is credited with "story by" in the film "Sudden Impact". The actual origins of the phrase came from Pierce's father Mack, who used to tell him as a child, "just let me come home one more day, without you mowing that lawn, son just go ahead.....make my day"


Please excuse us now as we go back to enjoying our classic piece of Cinema Americana. Is the popcorn ready yet?


Parm said...

So is the movie that good, or is it the tickling from the bot's and Joel/Mike that is so good? Or both?

My favorite MST3K episode is easy - Mitchell. What with Linda Evans as the hooker with a heart of gold and Joe Don Baker in the more-than-forgettable lead role, it's just impossible for the audience to inject enough derisive comments quickly enough.

Willard "Creek Whomper" Biscuit. said...

Good? As a "real'(?)movie, not really--even Charles B. said it was his worst effort.

Maybe it was the frame of mind I was in when I first saw it, maybe it was the cute brunette or the beautiful vocal stylings of the robots signing "On the wings of a dove", or just the masterful presence of Mr. Pierce in as Professor Brian C. 'Doc' Lockart. Put them all together and they stack up to a big pile of win for this viewer.