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803 - The Mole People
0803
Air Date February 15, 1997
Movie Director Virgil W. Vogel
Year 1956
Cast John Agar
Cynthia Patrick
Hugh Beaumont
Nestor Paiva
Preceded by 802 - The Leech Woman
Followed by 804 - The Deadly Mantis
This article is about Episode 803. For the Mads' Mole People assistants, see Gerry and Sylvia.

The Movie

Synopsis

Three archeologists accidentally discover an underground civilization where survivalists enslave tortured, mutant Mole Men and sacrifice beautiful women to enforce population control. When the mutants revolt, the humans must escape. [1]

Information

  • The original ending had Bentley and Adal blithely strolling away together, headed for wedded bliss. The studio insisted that a new ending be shot two weeks after filming was completed, because they were reluctant to imply an interracial relationship! After all, Adal was a Sumerian!?!
  • The intro by Dr. Frank Baxter, gesture professor, was supposed to lend some semblance of credibility to the movie. Perhaps, he thought, by waving his hands around a lot and showing nutty visual aids, the audience wouldn’t quite listen to the outlandish gobbledegook that came out of his mouth. Take note that this man was not a professor of any science whatsoever. He was an English professor. Probably set Southern Cal's English department back decades by appearing in this film too.
  • The 1st host segment features the first of several instances where Crow falls from a great height.

The Episode

Host Segments

Lawgiver

Guest Star Robert Smith.

Prologue: Crow’s kooky novelty eyes make him a “Space Child”

Segment One: Space Child Crow is overthrown. Bobo suffers through the 32nd Annual Lawgiver Daze, Tom offers baked goods and Crow takes a fall from his mile-high pie

Segment Two: Mike pretends to be the goofy gesture professor calling on the Hexfield. Crow and Tom won’t allow it

Segment Three: Tom tries and fails to play the guitar and sing a ballad about what he’s been up to for the past five hundered years or so

Segment Four: Crow the archeologist, searching for evidence of a previous Crow, has a breakthrough, and suddenly remembers Mike

Segment Five: Crow believes there’s life beneath the floorboards of the SOL . . . and he’s right. On Earth, the Lawgiver is presented with a hunky gift, Minnesota Vikings running back Robert Smith

Stinger: Nestor “The Load” Paiva reaches his limit

Quotes & References

  • "It's a jump to the left."

A reference to the song The Time Warp, in which one chorus presents the instructions to the dance given by the Criminologist in his office at his desk.

  • "Oh, these are the people who make that nice Mexican sauce!"

​Molé sauce (or simply molé --- "molé sauce" is redundant) is a concoction made from peppers, spices, and unsweetened chocolate. Molé comes in a myriad of varieties.

  • "Mike, I don't love you anymore because the mountains are crumbling [possibly mumbled: 'into the sea'?]"

Could be a reference to the Led Zeppelin song "Thank You" ("If the mountains should crumble to the sea, there would still be you and me.") which in itself is probably a reference to the Ben E. King song "Stand By Me" which also talks of mountains crumbling into the seas.

  • "Oh, Pilate's favorite! What I wouldn't give to be spat upon!"

Paraphrase of "Ohh! What wouldn't I give to be spat at in the face! I sometimes hang awake at night dreaming of being spat at in the face." from Monty Python's Life of Brian .

  • "Earthquake, shut up already, damn!"

A parody of the song "Housequake " from Prince's 1987 album Sign 'O' the Times.

  • "It's baby Jessica! She's digging her own way out!"

​A reference to Jessica McClure , a toddler who was trapped in a well in Midland, TX on Oct. 14, 1987. (The ensuing media circus has also been lampooned by The Simpsons.)

  • "Thank you, Hannah Arendt."

Hannah Arendt was a political philosopher who books were largely concerned with totalinarianism.  She is chiefly remembered for her coverage of the trial of Adolf Eichmann for war crimes, during which she coined the phrase "the banality of evil".

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