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Hercules Unchained 

Joel and the Bots watch a greased-up Steve Reeves get hypnotized and seduced by an Evil Queen in Hercules Unchained (1959). The crew presents the Steve-O-Meter at the invention exchange and... See full summary »

Director:

Jim Mallon

Writers:

Joel Hodgson (creator), Michael J. Nelson (head writer) | 10 more credits »
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Episode cast overview:
Trace Beaulieu ... Crow T. Robot / Dr. Clayton Forrester
Joel Hodgson Joel Hodgson ... Joel Robinson
Jim Mallon Jim Mallon ... Gypsy
Kevin Murphy ... Tom Servo
Frank Conniff ... TV's Frank
Michael J. Nelson ... Steve Reeves
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Joel and the Bots watch a greased-up Steve Reeves get hypnotized and seduced by an Evil Queen in Hercules Unchained (1959). The crew presents the Steve-O-Meter at the invention exchange and ponder the meaning of Hercules movies. Written by skillwithaquill

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 1992 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA

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Best Brains See more »
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Color
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TV's Frank: Yeah right, whatever. Well Joel, everyone knows that design is the combination of two separate elements. That's why we've taken interior design and meshed it with household pests, and come up with something we like to call... decorator roaches!
Dr. Forrester: Yes, roaches. Fashions come and go, but roaches are forever. Our Invention Exchange this week is: Swatch Roaches. Now, for you Southwest enthusiasts, we have this little number I like to call La Cucharacha. Hahaha, get it? Of course you do. And for the ...
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Keep circulating the tapes See more »

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Features Hercules Unchained (1959) See more »

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The Wells Fargo Wagon
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Written by Meredith Willson
Performed by Kevin Murphy
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Hercules, those are our guys, you idiot!
15 June 2016 | by ericstevensonSee all my reviews

While not one of the series' best episodes, this is still tons of fun. It feels weird watching something so old reference Prince when he recently died. Well, we can't be topical forever. The best part out of the theater was probably at the end when everyone talked about the film's deeper political meaning. Actually, I think they made an error as they say Cleopatra inspired this film when that was in 1963, four years after this was made. Maybe I just heard it in the wrong context. Hey, we even get one of my favorite lines from none other than TV's Frank at the end as he says, "Are you related to Keanu Reeves?". I don't know, just the way that's the last joke in the episode really makes it enjoyable. We rarely see Crow's legs and boy are they long and skinny! Mike Nelson had such a big part in the series before he was even a character!

I wasn't aware "jazz hands" were even around at this time. I am old. One of the best lines is, "I forgot how my muscles work!". The bit that made me laugh the most was when he said, "He's throwing a giant chocolate bunny!". Maybe I'm just easily entertained, but I loved that line. Look, I can't remember which of the characters said every line okay? I also like, "If you can (bend this), you're Uri Geller!". Worth it to always mock him. The jokes regarding the horse's identity at the beginning were great too. ***1/2


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