The new cast of Dancing with the Stars was announced this week, and one of them is Jaleel White, aka TV's Steve Urkel. I'm a little embarrassed to admit it, but I've actually been hoping for that very thing. I'm so excited!
In other news, the guys at Rifftrax recently announced that they are doing a new riff of the MST3K classic Manos: the Hands of Fate. I have mixed feelings about this. My initial thought is, "But how will they avoid doing retreads of the original jokes?" Then I remember that they probably haven't watched it a gazillion times like we have. And when I went to that film festival screening of the MST3K episode back in October, I noticed quite a few jokes that did seem a little dated.
As I continue to think about it, I realize that this will give Mike Nelson many, many opportunities to do his insanely brilliant Torgo impression. Also, it only seems fair to allow Bill Corbett to have a stab at Manos. Therefore, with some trepidation, I have decided to give this project my blessing.
Say whatever you want about the RiffTrax guys, but you have to admit that they know their audience. They made this announcement in the form of a YouTube video, as follows:
VIDEO [as the "Haunting 'Torgo' theme" plays over the RiffTrax logo, the backgound turns red and tiny white text appears]: ...guess it yet?
ME: You're redoing MANOS?
VIDEO [black text on a white background]: Yes, we're doing MANOS.