Fandom

MST3K Wiki

Mr. B Natural

1,216pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk1 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

He's so perky! KILL HER.
  — Crow


Mr. B Natural
Mrb1
Played by Betty Luster
Bridget Jones
First appearance 319 - War of the Colossal Beast
Last appearance 701T - Night of the Blood Beast (Turkey Day)
Location Deep 13
Character type Movie, Guest

Mr. B Natural is the title and main character (played by Betty Luster) of a short film produced in 1957 by the C.G. Conn Company, and directed by Phil Patton to advertise Conn's line of musical instruments. The film begins with a fantasy sequence emphasizing the fun of school bands and musical instrument playing, and how they contribute to a child's "future personality".

The titular character is an androgynous figure who convinces an adolescent boy named Buzz Turner (Bruce Podewell) to take up playing the trumpet when s/he magically appears in his room one day. The actress strongly resembles Mary Martin and the casting was probably inspired by Martin's Peter Pan. In the film, Buzz finds through the gift of music and the help of his mysterious friend the confidence and assertiveness he needs to try out for the school band, make friends, and play solos at concerts and at the big school dance. This feature is typical of many short films of that era that portrayed a stereotypical (and fairly inaccurate) portrayal of life among teenagers and the white middle class in the 1950s.

Mystery Science Theater 3000

Jackandmrb

A drunk Jack Perkins hits on Mr. B during Turkey Day '95.

Mr. B Natural was featured on MST3K in 1991, as the short preceding the film War of the Colossal Beast in experiment 319. It is regarded by fans as one of the most memorable shorts ever done by the show. During the short, Joel and the Bots mocked Mr. B's gender ambiguity and seemingly sinister interest in Buzz, and joked that Mr. B was in fact a demon, or even Satan himself. Following the short, Crow and Servo engaged in a debate as to whether Mr. B Natural was a man or a woman.

The character was also played by Bridget Jones in the "Turkey Day" host segments of Episode 701 (Night of the Blood Beast), where, to her/his annoyance, s/he attracted the affections of Jack Perkins (played by Michael J. Nelson, the actress's real-life husband). She is later poisoned off-screen along with Kitten with the Whip and the devil Pitch by Pearl Forrester due to wanting to be rid of these annoying guests.

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki