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Eerie, Indiana rewatch 2015: episode five, Scariest Home Videos [Aug. 29th, 2015|04:00 pm]
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It's not Halloween, but lets get our George Bush masks on, make some popcorn and enjoy such classics as the Bloody Revenge of the Mummies Curse. If you're going to bite the remote control, make sure you're dressed warmly and have comfortable shoes on, because otherwise you may find yourself starring in... Scariest Home Videos.
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[User Picture]From: lipstickcat
2015-08-29 09:07 pm (UTC)
I wonder, if they had managed to get out of the house, what Halloween in Eerie actually looks like. How would they have been able to tell the difference between trick or treaters and actual weirdness? And what about that fog? What was lurking in that?

Marshall might need to rewind his science project back to the absolute basics - Pretty sure those little guys aren't chameleons. I'd say they were possibly anoles, and I have to give Omri credit for his confident handling of them - my experience of them is that they're super fast!

*coughs*niceboxers*coughs*

Cat and dog roleplay... Kinky Tellers...
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[User Picture]From: froodle
2015-08-29 09:19 pm (UTC)
D'you reckon its like Sunnydale, where all the supernatural creatures are disgusted by how cheesy and commercialized Samhain has become and they all stay home?

And YES to the fog - when its so thick and moves so fast that your sister tells you to shut the door so it doesnt get in, theres something besides weather going on.

I really want to know what the metrics are for judging sanity vs insanity in the animal kingdom. When does your pet go from "he's mean and he bites everyone" to "crazy"? as the child of a scientist, I expect marshall to have worked this stuff out.

I love that marilyn gets cockblocked by the trick or treaters. she's so annoyed! also I love that whole thing about how they drove down to princeton to see close encounters, only to miss the entire movie because (presumably) they were making out the whole time. omg his parents are so cute!
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[User Picture]From: lipstickcat
2015-08-29 09:30 pm (UTC)
Definitely. What's the point in trying to wreak havoc when no one even notices that you're doing it because bratty kids are busy egging dogging couples in parked cars? Although those that are oblivious to their weirdness might be out and about...

My brain helpfully suggested that it might be concealing lots of giant centipedes. Then another part of brain said no, because you'd notice the crunching underfoot.... My brain needs to shut the hell up when I'm trying to eat ice cream >_<

I don't think I've ever heard a person refer to an animal as "insane", which now makes me question how anyone could ever justify applying that label to a person.

It's adorable that after two teenage kids the both of them are still randy for each other.
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[User Picture]From: froodle
2015-08-29 09:56 pm (UTC)
I dunno why but the combo of the grown up tellers and the word dogging just made me laugh so hard I coughed up a bit of tea!

ugh, was it icecream wth nuts or other crunchy bits in it? because that is my favourite type, but not if my brain is telling me about bugs.

I think the future g is like, performance art fog. like its sentient, and prides itself on drifting with style and class, slipping its eldtritch fingers into the homes of unsuspecting morta- ok im home alone so im stopping now!!
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[User Picture]From: lipstickcat
2015-08-30 10:19 am (UTC)
LOL. My work here is done. Although, don't choke on tea, that's a crime against our nation!

It was the new Cadbury's one with sweets and popping candy in. I'm not big on nuts in ice cream and chocolate personally.

It's fine, I'd totally support and fund performance art fog. Can it make shapes too? Maybe it could go on Britain's Got Talent... And it could use stunt fog to do the really difficult stuff and win.
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[User Picture]From: froodle
2015-08-30 12:44 pm (UTC)
its origin story is,everything is going well for the performance art fog, but then one day, it gets drunk on a job and forms itself into words insulting everyone around it, and boom! out on the trash pile. now all its good for is being stunt fog on BGT
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[User Picture]From: lipstickcat
2015-08-30 08:28 pm (UTC)
The scandal of the drunk!fog. Next thing you know, it's hanging around with Alfie Allen and providing sweary effects for him...
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[User Picture]From: froodle
2015-08-30 08:42 pm (UTC)
then its just a section on where are they now at 3am... poor drunk fog
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[User Picture]From: deifire
2015-08-30 03:41 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I think an operational definition of sanity is definitely needed here.

I wonder if they just didn't have the budget to show us Eerie Halloween properly this year, or if it would have been a running joke that the duo never do end up making it out of the house to find out. Stupid cancellation.

The Tellers are so adorable! I noticed something else about the timeline: There's a line in a future episode where Edgar talks about the lab assistant he had while he was still dating Marilyn. Which, if we take everybody's ages as of Losers to be canon, means Edgar had his own lab assistant at a very, very young age. (And/or possibly that one or both kids came along before they were married?) I really want the story of the young Edgar and Marilyn now.
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[User Picture]From: froodle
2015-08-30 04:24 pm (UTC)
Omar I isnt allowed out at halloween because when he goes out he does dumb things like resurrect bette midler. hes basically on 24 hour house arrest every october 31

edgar got given a lab assistant when he was really young because edgar is the best at science and he needs one. and YES we need more fic about the tellers courtship days.
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[User Picture]From: lipstickcat
2015-08-30 08:30 pm (UTC)
Omar I isnt allowed out at halloween because when he goes out he does dumb things like resurrect bette midler. hes basically on 24 hour house arrest every october 31

This legit made me laugh so much XD
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[User Picture]From: froodle
2015-08-30 08:44 pm (UTC)
I think I need fic where omri is banned from halloween now...
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[User Picture]From: yarol_2075
2015-08-30 12:08 am (UTC)
I'm reading too much into Syndi's line "Same mother as Simon"? Like maybe maybe the Holmes' marital troubles are known in town and there's speculation that Harley isn't Mr. Holmes' son?
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[User Picture]From: froodle
2015-08-30 12:11 am (UTC)
nah, I totally interpreted it the same way. like, marilyn and edgar know and have probably.discussed it within earshot of syndi, and shes tactless enough to let that slip in front of simon.
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[User Picture]From: froodle
2015-09-12 10:16 am (UTC)
So, I've been a total loser regarding the last two weeks of the Eerie, Indiana rewatch and I apologise.

I got up this morning and it was windy, raining, overcast, and there are actual ravens in the tree outside making their super sweet raven sounds, basically being all like, "Froodle, you gotta catch up on your Eerie rewatch, we're here to provide ambience while you do it!" So polite and helpful, those ravens.

So, I'll start with Scariest Home Movies. Loving Elvis's rhinestone-studded belt on his dressing gown in the opening credits, dunno if I've mentioned that before, but it's awesome.

I love the attic/secret spot set. I love that this episode starts with a shot of a raven (hello polite friends!) on a skull, but is then revealed to be an actual Halloween prop. Love the fact that there's tinsel behind it, making it very obvious that Mars has been rooting through a box of decorations. Also love the fact that apparently the Tellers keep wooden stakes in their attic, with the holiday decorations, because why not?

I really like the background music at the start of this episode as well, and the spooky wind sounds. I know it's the same sounds you buy on any "Spooky Sounds of Halloween" CD in Poundland, but they're still awesome.

"Clean underwear?"/"In case we get scared" gets a laugh out of me every time I watch this episode. My maturity level is legitimately stuck around 12 years old. Also, moist towellettes in case you get egged is a good idea. My brothers and I always had supersoakers filled with chip-shop vinegar to shoot people who threw things at us, but we were kind of known for over-reacting to stuff like that. Also sometimes we just sprayed enemy trick or treaters with it. God, we were little shits. I miss those days. Mars is totally right when he says that Halloween was the one time of year you were allowed to get away with that crap.

Marshall, garlic, wooden stakes and holy water will not cover your major monster groups. It is literally a defence for vampires only. You need to do some more research.

My partner is obsessed with the president masks the boys wear in this episode. Part of me really wants to do Simon and Mars at Halloween for our Halloween costumes, but then I remember that I can't deal with the smell inside those rubber masks. Also, like, nobody would get it and I'd get tired of explaining and be all like, "Yup, I'm Gorbechev. No reason."

Wonder what Simon's shitty parents are doing at Halloween that Marilyn ends up babysitting? Or are they just being their usual levels of terrible and Marilyn's like, nope, come here and eat popcorn baby Holmes?

There's something so atmospheric and creepy about an exposed brick wall with an empty picture frame hanging on it. Have I mentioned I love the set dressing in this show?
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[User Picture]From: froodle
2015-09-12 10:16 am (UTC)
What the hell is that weird doll-faced costume that one of the kids in the first trick or treat group is wearing? It's terrifying. Like, Mike Myers and brain head aliens are fine, but that blank wide-eyed doll head is horrible. Knock that shit off, kid.

I love how nonchalant Harley is when he drops Mothra down Marshall's pants. Like, he looks at the lizard and is like, "Yup, this is the logical progression". And Simon is filming the whole thing and pissing himself laughing, and Syndi sees her brother rolling about on the floor and yelling and is just like, "...anyway..." and carries on with her evening.

And Mothra looks so unimpressed when he goes back in the tank. Like, he does this little headtilt, like, "Whatever, dumb human stuff."

Aww, Harley's little concerned face when he watches the mummy movie! So cute and concerned!

This episode always makes me give the remote control an experimental bite when I watch it, and I always make sure I'm wearing a bra before I do, just in case. I've never been sucked into a movie yet, but I'm not gonna do it without a bra. Standards, dude.

Love Omri's screamy/oh shit face. I'm pretty sure he was cast just for his ability to give amazing horror-screams.

Also, I love how when Harley gets sucked into the film, the episode starts using those old-timey crooked camera angles, like suddenly everyone is baddies on the 1960s Batman show.

LMAO at the lady in the movie screaming and Harley's exasperated face followed by covering his ears and banging on the TV screen to get back in to our world.

"It's too dangerous; he'll just kill you too!" Jesus, Simon. Just go instantly to worse-case scenario!

I'm pretty sure the second group of trick or treaters has a kid in a dressing gown thrown in there. Did anyone else's parents try to persuade them to go as binbag witches at Halloween? Like, you wear a plastic binbag as your witch dress and a shitty £1 plastic witch hat from the petrol station? My mum always tried that on us and we were like, nope, real costumes, real costumes NOW. Possibly we were awful.

Syndi's totally cute with the trick or treaters, and I love how she turns on a dime when she's dealing with her brother. Someone who worked on this episode has siblings, just sayin'.

"Same mom as Simon." Yeah, that's not accidental phrasing.

I love how Simon tries to make Harley come out of the TV, and Harley's like, LOL nope, and Mars makes a snarky comment and Simon looks so irritated with both of them. He gives grest irritated face in this episode.

"Mega-voodoo-Eerie-weirdness" always means something to me.

How hard does Harley bite that he's leaving marks on Simon's arm and the plastic surface of a remote control??

After the mummy gets in, and right before Mars shouts "hey duct-tape for brains!" there's a shot of the mummy next to the foot of the stairs and there's totally a man's hand in the shot. Like, resting on that nub thing on the bannister.

Aww, I love how Edgar is all dejected because his car won''t start and Marilyn's like, "LET'S TOTALLY MAKE OUT!" They are legit such an awesome couple. And she's so amused when the trick or treaters attack the car, and SO mardy when Edgar runs off after them instead of carrying on smooching like teenagers.

TONY JAY! He was in the super 80s Ron Perlman Beauty and the Beast TV show and I was always freaked out by him. He had a jacked up face and I had this weird thing about facial disfigurement that would have me scooching back against the sofa cushions every time he was on screen.

"I've been kidnapped by geniuses". Dude, you came into their house. Home Alone rules totally apply here.

LMAO Harley's eyebrows when he rips that lady's dress and sees her undies.

"Video feedback timewarp zappy thing." Obviously. Love the language in this show.

"Stop him, he's a monster!" and then Harley's faux-innocent smile. Awesome.

Syndi is nobody's worst nightmare but yours, Marshall, be quiet. Your sister is awesome.

"While I was waiting for your mother to jump-start me." YEAH YOU WERE.
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[User Picture]From: froodle
2015-09-12 10:16 am (UTC)
I'm pretty sure a mummy will dissolve if it goes surfing. Just sayin'. Also, why are those surf babes so sixties?!

Loving the old movie monster cues playing over the end credits. Also, is the lady from the mummy movie the same actress as the brown haired bikini babe?

Anyway, that's the end of Scariest Home Movies; now to catch up on Just Say No Fun!
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