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Eerie, Indiana rewatch 2015: episode eighteen, Zombies in PJs [Nov. 28th, 2015|04:00 pm]
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Do not trust a guy with a ponytail whose first name is "The". Let's watch Zombies in PJs while basking in the glow of that really cool lamp they made in the shape of some guy on your paper route.
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[User Picture]From: merrymelody
2015-11-29 11:47 am (UTC)
This one's not one of my faves, just because it's such an overused theme, and it's not particularly strong on going into character development; but I do enjoy the insanity - Rene, Astin and Jason Marsden going ham in the advert, the ridiculous twist at the end, and Dash slapping Mars: 'Thanks, I needed that!'
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[User Picture]From: froodle
2015-11-29 12:41 pm (UTC)
I like the end-credits bit that is just Mars and Simon slapping each other repeatedly for like two minutes, because a couple of times it looks like Justin Shenkarow puts some real force behind it and that makes me laugh. But yeah, it's not one of the stand-out greats by my reckoning.
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[User Picture]From: deifire
2015-11-30 12:22 am (UTC)
This is one of my favorite end-credit sequences!
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[User Picture]From: froodle
2015-11-30 08:39 am (UTC)
I remember showimg this series to a mate once and one of her main takeaways was that its funny to watch little kids repeatedly smack each other round the face. i was like, i knew there was a reason we get on so well.
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[User Picture]From: froodle
2015-11-29 12:44 pm (UTC)
Gotta love the World o' Stuff jingle - I like how simplistic and shitty it is compared to the Foreverware and Loyal Order songs; it's really obviously an advert rather than a pledge like the other two.

I also love the three showgirls in sequins that perform it, the fact that Dash adopts a clip-on ponytail, and the derped-out sleepwalking citizens of Eerie, who honestly don't seem much weirder to me than they are in their waking lives.
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[User Picture]From: deifire
2015-11-30 12:42 am (UTC)
The jingle is so ridiculously catchy. They really did a good job of creating one of those terrible, terrible commercial songs that get stuck in your head forever.
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[User Picture]From: froodle
2015-11-30 08:36 am (UTC)
Not bad for a show that went off the air before we invented the phrase "ear worm", amirite?
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[User Picture]From: deifire
2015-11-30 12:40 am (UTC)
I think I may re-watch this one on every Black Friday weekend from now on. It really is in the spirit of the holiday.

I often wonder if I should have paid more attention to this episode as a cautionary tale. Because now I pretty much do all my shopping in my pjs at weird hours of the morning. Of course, technology has moved on in the meantime, and I don't have to leave the house now.

Everybody wants the definite article in front of their name: "the Marshall" and "the Simon." Of course, very soon thereafter Marshall's worried about this guy, while Simon is just so thrilled about Mr. Radford’s imaginary vacation and yacht.

John Astin has some of the best line deliveries in this episode. The "No" series when we first see him, and he sounds so truly upset at, “It’s people like you who ruin the shopping experience for everyone else.” There's another one later on, "Couldn’t I just go straight to hell instead?”

I also love how Dash's “What’s in it for me?” echoes Marshall's “What’s in it for you?” from just a little bit earlier.

Somebody in one of the earlier rewatch posts talked about the possibility of Dash/Syndi, and I wonder what if now. After all, “That Vanna White guy on the commercial is kind of cute.”

“It’s as if his mental underpants were showing” Edgar and Marilyn get some fun scenes here. Especially Marilyn on the counter with the plastic blaster thing, coupled with Marshall's overly parental, "Mom, get down from there, you’ll get hurt!"

I like how we don't just have random extras in the background, but we get the zombified basketball team, at least one Foreverwear lady, the twins...

Double faceplant directly into the bowls of cereal!

Simon is very enthused about a lamp just for some guy on Marshall's paper route.

I can't remember how many rewatches it took me before I caught the part where the Mall sign on the bus turns to Hell.

I love that Dash has both a ponytail and the full Donald outfit, except the shoes, for some reason.
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[User Picture]From: froodle
2015-11-30 08:44 am (UTC)
I think at some point we shoupd organise seaonally-appropriate rewatches of specific episodes,like zombies for black friday (and boxing day sales, because urgh) heart on a chain fr valentines day, scariest homes movies for halloween, etc

Based.on this episode, i think marilyn will be very enthusiastic when laser quest becomes a thing in eerie.

John astin has si many hularious line deliveries for a dude who was only in.six episodes. The way he barks"no!no no!", the way he says IDEAAAASSSS in loyal order, and the with a silver bullet OF COOOOUUURRRSSSEEEEE in mister chqney. Actually i.think i might go put on the old addams foam ly tv show in a bit just for him

Where did dashget the dollar sign tie tho?!

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[User Picture]From: froodle
2015-11-30 08:55 am (UTC)
Somebody in one of the earlier rewatch posts talked about the possibility of Dash/Syndi, and I wonder what if now. After all, “That Vanna White guy on the commercial is kind of cute.”


Yes! Like merrymelody was saying the loyal order rewatch, dash brings up uskng tue tv to spy on syndi qnd then in this one hes trying to get her to wear a... bathing suit? Leotard? Something spandexy anyway.
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