MST 3000 - trumpeter reference

Discussion in 'TM Lounge' started by stewmuse, Dec 31, 2005.

  1. stewmuse

    stewmuse Pianissimo User

    Apr 28, 2004
    NW Chicago
    Okay - this actually has trumpet content, but give me a minute.

    My wife and I just watched (don't ask why) a DVD from the series "Mystery Science Theater 3000." FYI, this is a show where 3 hosts, a human, and 2 "robots" sit in silhouette in front of a movie screen and interject their comments and views
    throughout the showing. Now, these movies that they are "reviewing" are REALLY,
    REALLY bad, featuring such B grade, no, wait, C grade movie classics such as "Space
    Mutiny," "Eegah," "The Girl in Gold Boots," "The Killer Shrews," and today's hit
    "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians" (I am NOT making this up!!!).

    Anyway, aside from being, as I mentioned, REALLY, REALLY bad, this movie "stars" Pia Zadora... at age 7 (personally, this is the highlight of the movie). Anyway, near the end of chapter 7, our two kid heroes are captured by the Martians, as they're being taken away, the music cues up, a TV series-Batman-ish eight note
    rhythmic groove over which a solo trumpet blows a dissonant and blary,
    flutter-tongued "melody" (about 6 notes), to which one of the "robots" (Tom Servo,
    to those of you who know what I'm talking about) declares:

    "Oooh... now Maynard Ferguson is playing a ballad."

    I about fell off the sofa. Happy New Year's celebrations to you all!!!

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