Local funnymen Rod Lott, Brian Winkeler, Spencer Hicks, Greg Elwell and Richard York are sending up another “classic” film from the 1970s this weekend.
The group, which are known collectively as “The Movie Clubbed,” will be riffing on 1979′s “Skatetown USA” – billed as “The Rock and Roller Disco Movie of the Year” – at a live comedy event/film screening at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.
It is the merry band’s second “MST3K”-esque event, following their March mocking of the 1974 movie “Zardoz.”
“We are a group of like-minded gentlemen who very much enjoy taking bad, bad movies and making fun of them,” Elwell told me in a spring interview. “We’re the kind of guys who like it when you talk during the movie, as long as it’s a bad movie. … I mean, there’s only so much merry-making you can have with ‘The Seven Samurai’ because everybody wants to actually watch it because it’s a great movie.”
Here’s the museum’s description for the event, and once you get through that, you’re gonna wanna get down with the must-see trailer for “Skatetown USA”:
For their second go-round of live movie mockery, the five members of The Movie Clubbed will take you to Dante’s little-known 10th circle of Hell: a destination called Skatetown, U.S.A. Released to an ill-prepared public in 1979, Skatetown, U.S.A. was sold as “The Rock and Roller Disco Movie of the Year,” because competition was just that fierce, America. It stars Scott Baio, Patrick Swayze, Flip Wilson, Ruth Buzzi, Billy Barty, Marcia from The Brady Bunch, one Landers sister, one dead Playboy Playmate, The Unknown Comic and much feathered hair. What’s it about? Well, see, there’s this disco wizard and he … well, we’re still trying to figure it out, and we’ve seen it more times than you have fingers. Ostensibly, it’s a comedy, although we have yet to find a joke. But rest assured, The Movie Clubbed will come prepared with their own. Skate ya later!