Episode 204


204 Catalina Capper (1967)

** Joel is helping the bots say their prayers to a higher power. They ask for blessings for a bunch of TV and movie robots. Joel wants them to pray for the mad scientists but Tom and Crow aren’t so sure.
Dr F and Frank show off their new tank tops.

Joel’s idea is the tickle bazooka.

After a cartoon opening credits, the movie begins with a nightime beach scene, complete with bonfires and youngsters in swimwear dancing. Up on the hillside above the beach a burglar is sneaking around house. Or is it a museum. Anyway he steals a scroll or something from whatever the building is.
The next day we see the thief boarding a boat for Santa Catalina Island. Greeting passengers is Bob, when up walks his old friend Charlie and his friend Don. Charlie is set on showing Don (Tommy Kirk) a good time. The three seem to be getting along just swell.
Don starts strolling around the ship and strikes up a conversation with Katrina. Suddenly Charlie (Brian Cutler) shows up with a bunch of girls and wisps Don away. Just as suddenly Little Richard appears and starts singing.

After docking, the thief strolls off the boat with the scroll stashed in his cane. He signals to a man on shore about the cane. Looks like he is in on this deal. Meanwhile a third man, who had been seasick and falling down on the boat, also disembarked. There’s something fishy about that guy.
The thief, whose name is Lawrence, is then siting on another boat drinking champagne with Arthur and Anne Duval. They bring out the scroll and look it over. Anne (Sue Casey) says she can have it copied in one day. Across the bay someone is spying on them. It’s the seasick guy. I knew he was up to something but then he falls into the water. The three conspirators plan on selling the copy to a Greek tycoon and then putting the real one back.

** Break number 1
** Servo and Crow ask Joel to tell them about the sixties. He tells them about the Rat Pack and the Playboy mansion but then he starts remembering some of the less fun stuff about the sixties

Here comes another boat. It’s driven by Charlie’s sister Tina. On the dock she meets Don. Here come the Duvals with their son Tad (Peter Duryea). After introductions, more girls arrive, so Don, Charlie and Tina head off for fun. Mrs Duval leaves for the hotel. Tad questions his father. He knows the two of them are up to something illegal. Mr Duval (Del Moore) lies.
Seasick guy has finally gotten out of the water but nothing happens.
The yougiins’ are out scuba diving near Lakopolous’s boat. He’s the Greek guy. Greek guy sends his assistant to go look at the scroll. Mr Duval and Lawrence boat out to the rondezvous point. There’s seasick guy again in a little dingy. In the water he goes again. Is there a point to the this?
So the assistant swims up to the boat. He tries to steal the scroll but it falls into the water. Its in a tube so it should be safe from the sea water. Wait there’s Bob from back at the beginning of the movie. He’s not just a greeter he’s a harbor cop or something. The assistant jumps into the water. So do Don and Charlie. Then it’s time for scuba fighting. The bad guy gets away and Don and Charlie end up back with the girls on their boat.

** 2nd break
** Tom sings a song dedicated to “creepy girl” (Katrina) from the film

Back on shore the youths all get together for more dancing cause what else is there to do. For the next several minutes we’re forced to sit through some really bad music then it time for volleyball on the beach. Tad strolls up and thanks Don for helping his father. Suddenly it’s creepy girl, I mean Katrina (Ulla Strömstedt).  She lays out on the beach and every guy on the island can’t take their eyes off of her.

Tina is quite miffed. Katrina goes for a swim which seems to break the spell. Everyone but Don heads off for some other amusement. Katrina loses her top so Don gives her his windbreaker to cover up. She has to go and look for her boyfriend, Angelo. She asked Don to come along. Turns out Angelo is working with the Greek guy’s assistant to look for the the scroll. Hey look, it’s seasick guy again. Katrina finally finds Angelo (Lyle Waggoner) and he’s a real asshole.
Later Don and Bob, you know the harbor master guy, find Charlie with a couple of girls. Tina shows up and so does Katrina. She and Angelo have split up. She lets it slip that Angelo is doing some diving for Lakopolous. That gets Bob’s attention. Tina (Venita Wolf) pretends to be drowning to try and get the guys to pay attention to her. It’s seasick guy to the rescue. Tina gets upset and oh never mind. That scene was so stupid. Back to more bad music and dancing and seasick guy ending up in the water again.
Mr Duval has a plan to get the scroll from out of the water. He stages a fake scuba diving party to get the kids to look for the scroll. Uh oh! Seasick guy overhears him. Of course he trips and falls.
Out on the boat the kids are looking for the scroll tube. Angelo and Greek assistant are also looking for it. They go to the Duval’s boat. Mr Greek pulls out a piece.

** Break

** Frank is hosting a tuperware party but is having trouble getting the containers to seal. Dr F is none too pleased and goes after him with a melon baller. 

Charlie comes up with the scroll but the bad guys take it from them. They jump overboard and get away with the goods. Back on the dock Don has a surprise. He has the real scroll. He has a plan to get the bad guys and keep the Duvals out of jail.
Later Angelo and assistant Greek take the scroll from Don at knife point. Charlie and the girls show up and Greek guy takes off. Seasick guy tries to jump Angelo but of course misses. Don slugs Angelo and down he goes. Bob arrives to arrest Angelo. Don takes off after the Greek support staffer followed by seasick guy, Charlie and Mr Duval. Don catchs up to the villain, slugs him and down he goes. Don must have taken some boxing lessons or something. Mr Duval gets the scroll. Just as Jimmy the Greek stands up, seasick guy crashes into him on a skate board and you guessed it, into the water they go. Seasick guy gets out of the water. Turns out he is Fingers O’Tolle  (Robert Donner) an insurance investigator. He arrests Duval for stealing the scroll but when they look in the tube there’s no scroll. Tad has secretly returned the scroll to the museum. Then we get one last dance sceen with basically everyone that was in the movie.

** closing
** Joel and the bots argue about what was the point of the film. Tom tries to sing creepy girl again but gets cut off. Dr Forrester is enjoying some fruit salad while Frank seems to be missing an eye.

Tommy Kirk was a long time Disney actor staring in Old Yeller, the Hardy Boys as well as The Absent Minded Professor. He developed a drug problem and left acting. After getting clean he started a successful carpet cleaning business.

Brian Cutler is best know for his role in the TV show the Secrets of Isis.

Venita Wolf was a model and beauty pageant contestant. This was her only feature film. She left acting in 1968.

Peter Duryea had a hand full of supporting roles in TV and movies through the 1970’s. He is best know for his role in the pilot episode of Star Trek. image

Ulla Strömstedt’s most significant role was that of Ulla Norstrand on the TV series Flipper.

Lyle Waggoner is best know for his years on The Carol Burnett Show (1967-1974) and for Wonder Woman where he played Steve Trevor from 1975 to 1979.

Del Moore appeared in several Jerry Lewis films including The Nutty Professor. 

Sue Casey was in more than 200 commercials including ads for Chrysler, Maxwell House and Kelloggs.

Michael Blodgett appeared in numerous small TV and movie rolls. His most famous being in Beyond the Valley of the Dolls.

Robert Donner’s former neighbor, Clint Eastwood, talked him into acting. He had recurring roles on Adam-12 and Mork and Mindy playing Exidor.

Best riffs
## No shirt, no shoes, no script.

##Breathe through your mouth. “This thing right? The slit in my face?”

## “I think someone loves us.”
Well, it’s not me.

##”They looks like Bluto and Popeye after Swing Choir.”

##Oh look they’re standing four abreast

Alright this movie is really bad. The plot couldn’t be more than a page long. But the episode is a lot of fun. The host segments were way better than the last episode.

I give this a 3 out of 5

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