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Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny - Worst Movie Ever?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Mo Frackle, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    I've never seen Manos: Hands of Fate, but it can't be anywhere worse than this piece of trash. The Santa Claus bits in the film are just pure laziness. Barry Mahon's "Thumbelina" segment is just a snore-fest. It's obvious that the Santa bits were added onto Mahon's "Thumbelina" in order to pad the film out. And boy, did they pad it! The two stories are very poorly tied together. Though I have heard that some versions of SATICB actually featured Barry Mahon's "Jack and Beanstalk" in place of "Thumbelina". I just can't think of anything nice to say about this movie.

    Any thoughts? Any particular scenes that you just love to hate?

    For me, the whole concept of Santa not being able to leave because his sleigh is caught in an inch of sand is dumb enough. Why doesn't Santa oh I don't know, go to town for some help? Why does he thinks that using other animals (including a clearly unhappy wild pig) to pull the sleigh will work? Where are the kids getting these animals? Why is the guy in the gorilla suit the first to try? Shouldn't that be the punchline? And I love how poorly they tried to throw a message into the story. "Remember children, you've got to have faith!". All of this leads to one answer: laziness. Clearly nobody working on this film gave a darn.
  2. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I thought everybody said Mike Myers's The Love Guru was the worst movie ever made?
  3. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    It's all a matter of opinion, I suppose. I haven't seen "The Love Guru" in years, but I remember hating it. When I saw it there were only two other people in the theater, and none of us laughed. Though I do remember one line that I thought was cute. "Thank you for calling Dell, this is Chip".
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  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    What about that OOg thing?

    The Love Guru was Mike Myers trying and not being successful at making a Peter Sellers style movie about 30 years after it could have been funny. It really feels like it could have been something, but just didn't achieve it.
  5. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    A few other bits on SATICB. During one Saturday Matinee screening, kids actually walked out on the film. Not suprising. The film was also apparently screened at Pirates World.

    The question remains, what the heck is an Ice Cream Bunny? I assume it was some sort of Pirates World mascot.
  6. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    SATICB...sounds like an intercontinental missile type!

    I dunno if it can be called THE worst. Most plotless, maybe, and it's a contendah, but there are plenty of others unworthy enough of the award. See ref's made in other threads to "Red Zone Cuba" and anything by the same director!

    "Love Guru" was, worst of all, a ripoff of a genuinely funny Bollywood film with the same theme whose title I can't recall, though I've seen it (the original -- I long ago turned my back on Mike Myers). Right up there with "City of Love" as a ripoff of "Wings of Desire." Why Hollywood thinks stealing foreign film plots and reworking them with cut-rate actors is a GOOD idea is still beyond me, as they always fail.
  7. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    2 Things...

    Really? I could have sworn it was trying to make a 1960's movie that would have been relevant in the 1960's or at least sometime in the 90's when 1960's stuff was sort of relevant that made no sense any way in the mid 00's when 1980's stuff was coming back. Or at the very least, Myers wanting another Austin Powers-like franchise.

    Secondly... You're right about the Americans stealing movies from other countries. hey, it's not like Bollywood ever tried to....

    Oh that's right! I remember! They steal our crap all the time!

    And they're not even the only ones... Korea does it too.

    Even managed to illegally sample the song "Fly like an Eagle" for it's sound effects too.

    They managed to take an old version of one of their own cartoons and turn it into Batman... or rather, from the coloring of the character, Bananaman.

    And this one just scares me...

  8. Scooterforever

    Scooterforever Well-Known Member

    I own Rifftrax' version of "Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny" on DVD. I couldn't get through the film without Mike, Kevin, and Bill tearing it to pieces. Bill's demoniac laugh for the Ice Cream Bunny was both chilling and hilarious-
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  9. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, Manos: The Hands of Fate is much worse than this. And yet, it's not as bad as some of the truly worst movies ever featured on MST3k. My hands-down worst is and always will be The Lost Continent.
    Two words: Rock Climbing.
    Two more words: F'ing halfhour!

    Also, I don't recall which specific movie it was done, but during the credit crawl while the gang's still in the theater, Joel and the bots go on a long list of all the movies they've watched to find which one Servo thinks was worse than the one they just watched. Of course, he says no movie was worse than this one they just watched. Except for Castle of Fu Man Chu, he grants that one was just as bad, earning top worst honors.

    *Still cannot conceive people from Nashville actually trying to film a Manos 2.
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  10. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    Yeah, the rifftrax really helps. Though I was kind of disapointed that the rifftrax is missing a couple of musical numbers. Not that I would want to see these musical numbers. Rather, I want to see the guys rip them to shreds.
  11. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I read one review on Love Guru where the reviewer summed up the movie as "Mike Myers took an Austin Powers script, scratched out "groovy spy" and wrote in "creepy Indian".

    Personally, while I wouldn't say it's the worst movie that was ever made, it IS good for a laugh, if that's all you're wanting.
  12. Princeton

    Princeton Well-Known Member

    I always turn the movie off after the Thumbalina segment ends. It absolutely is a badly made movie; however, I enjoy it because the songs are extremely impressive musically and the girl who plays Thumbalina is pretty hot.
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  13. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    And I thought that Pirates World looked kind of cool. Unsafe as heck, but cool. By 'cool', I mean it's a nice rare look at old school local amusement parks.
  14. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    Oooh, I remember that Ed...but not which movie. My fave credit crawl is still the "USA Movie of the Week" riff (from "Outlaw," I think) where they make up C-list actress credits for questionably soft-porn flicks shown on that network during the '90s.

    Rock Climbing! Yes, Rock Climbing...all part of what we like to call...
    *reverb effect* DEEEEP HURTING!

    Which is still quite a bit like Hypno-Helio-Static-Stasis! No matter what Frank says different.

    Hey Mo. Watch the Rifftrax version of "The Room". Wanna see something REALLY scary? Yeeeaaaagghhh! Tommy Wiseau!!!
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  15. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    I did see the Nostalgia Critic's review of "The Room" (and his hilarious follow-up video that referenced his review getting removed). I love his Wiseau impersonation. "Hello. Huh? Let's find out what my nationality is, huh? Oh, hi Mark. Let's play some football...".

    Hopefully I'll be able to see the Rifftrax version somehow. For right now, all I can do is listen to the few that have been released on DVD, and see samples on youtube (which is less effective, IMO, as the users who edit those 'best-of' videos usually fail to time the jokes correctly).
  16. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    I can get you anything you want. PM me.

  17. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Don't remember that credit crawl Newsie. But my all-time faves are:
    4 Which movie was worst than this one, as mentioned above.
    3 Rap with Joel after City Limits. Kim Katrell, the Kim Cardassian of that generation.
    2 Crow pitches Final Sacrifice the Series to Mike in two minutes as he's got an appointment with Steve Guttenberg's people.
    1 Food song at the end of whatever the second Joe Donn Baker film was.
  18. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    Don't forget the Master Ninja Theme Song!! (which was my answering machine message for some time back in the day...)

    Oh yeah, the zombie thing with JDB...thanks for reminding me!

  19. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    What master ninja song? The only thing I constantly belt out without prior notice is "And we'll try to kill you with a forklift!"

    That, and the following from Santa Conquers the Martians.
    "He'll burn up on re-entry.
    He'll die in the atmosphere.
    Hooray for Santy Claus! Cha-cha-cha."
  20. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    You know... Now that I think about it, I almost thought this thread was about that upcoming Dreamworks movie where Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny (among other childhood icons) are warriors and Guardians of childhood something or other. But that looks too awesome to be bad...


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