Daikaiju Refrences 3

Reference(s) No. 3:

TV Reference(s):Godzilla/Gamera films
Show: Mystery Science Theater 3000
Episode No.:
Episode: Pod People
Plot Summary: Joel and the bots riff a film boasting irrelevant footage during the opening credits, bad acting, and a weak plot involving a young boy who finds an egg that belongs to an alien. The alien, meanwhile, is killing off everyone it meets – and it’s getting closer!

Reference(s): Probably one of my most favorite MST3K episodes, Pod People makes references to the Showa Era Godzilla and Gamera films when Crow screams, “Oh, no! It’s Kenny!” Kenny is the nickname among daikaiju fans given to the seemingly omnipresent annoying boy in short pants that can be seen in just about all of these films.

Film Reference(s):GODZILLA (1998)
Film: Godzilla, Mothra, and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack! (GMK)
Plot Synopsis: In the year 2003, Godzilla is nothing more than a legend in modern society, despite who recall the 1954 incident, and the military that keeps vigilant. However, the skepticism soon turns into fear, as Godzilla reemerges, possessed by the souls of those caught in the crossfire of the Pacific-Gulf War. With this new Godzilla threatening the country, only the Guardian Monsters of Yamato can stop the onslaught, and modern Japan is forced into a mythological battle.

Reference(s): While it seems odd to have listed here a Godzilla film referencing a “Godzilla” film, it is actually perfectly accurate to mention this particular reference as the 1998 film “GODZILLA” is not considered a part of Toho’s franchise:At the beginning of the movie, two Japanese officers whisper to each other about a monster seen in the United States that the Americans claimed to be Godzilla.

Other Reference(s):Godzilla
Media type: animated short
Title: Mrs. Calloway Presents: A Dairy Tale
Extra from: Disney’s Home on the Range
Plot Synopsis: Mrs. Calloway and the rest of the main Home on the Range Cast put a spin on the tale of the Three Little Pigs

Reference(s): Whilst the ever-prim-and-proper Mrs. Calloway attempts to tell the tale of the Three Little Pigs, things get more than chaotic as the rest of the cast references everything from Close Encounters of a Third Kind to rather amusing Godzilla reference in which the horse, Buck, responds to Grace’s Close Encounters reference with:“But she meets her match against the big, bad monster horse Buckzilla!”, looking very much like Toho’s creation. Following this statement, he proceeds to blow from his mouth a stream of “fire”, and, returning to his normal size, he turns to the Big Bad Wolf, and says, “Hey, Wolfie, you wanna piece of me?” Shortly after this, Mrs. Calloway herself appears very large, the same size as “Buckzilla”.

Credit for Reference(s): Kuroneko-sama

Daikaiju Refrences 2

Reference(s) No. 2:

TV Reference(s):Gappa, the Triphibian Monsters
Show: Red Dwarf
Season: IV
Episode No.: 24
Episode: Meltdown
Link to reference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEWhFWMhSZo
Official website: http://www.reddwarf.co.uk/news/index.cfm
Plot Synopsis: Kryten discovers how to work a teleportation paddle, and he and the rest of the Red Dwarf crew (Lister, the Cat, and Rimmer) manage to wind up on a nearby planet with a breathable atmosphere – only the inhabitants are made of wax! Now the boys from the Dwarf are caught up on the War of Wax World between wax droids that broke their programming, and Rimmer dubs himself commanding officer of the remaining good side!

Reference(s): After an amusing scene involving Rimmer’s light beam, Kryten and Rimmer teleport to a nearby planet. After ascertaining that the atmosphere is suitable, Kryten sends the paddle back to Lister and the Cat. Rimmer then asks what they are to do next, to which Kryten suggests “ambulating as fast as the local gravity will allow.” When Rimmer demands to know why, Kryten responds, and points ahead. The scene changes and we see stock footage from Gappa, the Triphibian Monsters. The scene shifts again, and we see Rimmer running in terror. We see stock footage from this film a second time later on, portraying the Gappa monsters destroying a city. After this, Kryten makes a comment, stating that he had seen other things that were more realistic.Also to note, the intro for this season includes stock footage of one of the Gappa.

Credit for Reference(s): Kuroneko-sama


Film Reference(s):King Kong
Film: Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Plot Synopsis: Wallace, a cheese-loving inventor, and his silent canine companion, Gromit, return in their very first feature film. In it, they are in charge of Anti-Pesto, a small business dedicated to the protection of citizen’s crops from ravaging rabbits before the town’s annual giant vegetable competition. But things begin to get more than furry when an enormous rabbit appears by the light of the moon, and Wallace and Gromit get mixed up in their oddest adventure yet!

Reference(s): There are multiple references in this film, particularly in the Universal monster area. There are references in particular of the Wolfman and of Frankenstein. However, towards the climax of the film, King Kong is blatantly referenced, from the abducting of the film’s love interest/female lead, to the infamous Empire State Building scene with an airplane – recreated with the titular were-rabbit atop a tower at Tottington Hall, and Gromit in a “Dogfight” airplane that was intended for a kiddy ride.

Credit for Reference(s): Kuroneko-sama