For the last couple of months, I’ve spent time locked in a satellite, being forced to watch bad movies with a couple of wise-cracking robots.
Wait. Maybe that wasn’t me, but someone else. I think I may have seen that on TV or something.
Yeah, that’s what it was.
I used to enjoy watching Mystery Science Theater 3000. Still do, in fact. I have all of the episodes on disc or recorded.
If you remember the show, you’ll recall that there was a character, TV’s Frank, played by Frank Conniff, that joined the cast at the start of Season Two and left at the end of Season Six. I liked the character. A lot. He was funny, and Frank Conniff made him really likable.
What’s Frank Conniff up to now? He’s still a comedian, and besides doing stand-up and participating in Cinematic Titanic shows, is doing commentary for Salon.com. Yes, it’s political. And yes, Frank is a liberal. Frank Conniff, I mean. Here’s his first Salon commentary.
Now, if you’re a fan of MST3K, as Frank J., Harvey, and I are, I’m curious as to what you think of Frank Conniff’s commentary. Lots of Satellite News readers agree with his politics, but a good number don’t.
I had a brief back-and-forth with one of the commenters there. He ended up linking to IMAO as evidence that I’m political or something. I thanked him for the link.
Anyway, what about you? Was it funny, regardless of political bent? How about the forum, an MST3K fan site? Is that the place for political commentary? And what about entertainers who go political? Does it ruin your appreciation of their past work?
What do you think about Frank Conniff’s commentary?
UPDATE: Linked by Frank Conniff. I think he thinks we think he sucks. I don’t think he sucks. I think his politics suck, but that’s true of most entertainers.