Episode 155
June 27, 2024

Lie Face Down on the Ground

MST3K 618 • High School Big Shot

Hosted by Charlotte Wells and Chris Piuma

High School Big Shot is a bleak movie, but at least the attached short, an allegory about selling bread called Out of This World, is ridiculous. Together they tempt Chris and Charlotte into talking about Roger Corman, Mother Nature, specialty breads, Abe Lincoln, and Tom’s Diner.

[Content warning: Depressing movie; occasionally sad episode. The movie includes a suicide, which we don’t talk about.]

Show Notes.

High School Big Shot (Joel Rapp, 1959): IMDB. MST3K Wiki. Trailer.

Out of This World (Unknown [Jam Handy Organization], 1954): IMDB. UnMSTed.

Once again, thank you to Ned from By-The-Bywater!

We mentioned Art Garfunkel walking across America in our episode on Colossus and the Headhunters.

R.I.P., Roger Corman, who we’ve discussed before in our episodes on It Conquered the World, Lords of the Deep, The Undead, The Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent, Avalanche, and probably elsewhere.

The Intruder (Roger Corman, 1962).

Roger Corman with Jim Jerome: How I Made a Hundred Movies and Never Lost a Dime.

Roger Corman: The Pope of Pop Cinema (Bertrand Tessier, 2021).

Chris Nashawaty: Crab Monsters, Teenage Cavemen, and Candy Stripe Nurses: Roger Corman: King of the B Movie.

The Little Shop of Horrors (Roger Corman, 1960).

The Trip (Roger Corman, 1967).

Our episode on I Was a Teenage Werewolf.

Battle of Blood Island (Joel Rapp, 1960).

Joel Rapp: Radio, TV, Mother Earth & Me: Memories of a Hollywood Life. (Check out the shirt he’s wearing on the cover!)

R.I.P., Tom Pittman.

New Zealand fig and almond bread from The Bread Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum, an excellent book for anyone who wants to learn breadmaking.

Sourdough apple bread from The Village Baker by Joe Ortiz, which is also pretty great.

We the Future posters.

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