Sure, I'm on vacation, but what better way to spend a sunny balmy summer day than to laze about on the beach with plenty of other doughy white people? So throw your ham sammiches, Coppertone, and AM transistor radio into the pic-a-nic basket and let's head down to the sand to celebrate Beach Party Week, PostmodernBarney's in-depth survey and celebration of the classic films that we all grew up with: Beach Party, Muscle Beach Party, Beach Blanket Bingo, and of course the ultimate beach movie, Where Eagles Dare. I don't have anything to post on the movies that star Annette and Frankie and Cubby and Moondoggie and Jughead and the gang, but here's a segment of one of my favorite Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes, the classic Catalina Caper, a beach movie starring Tommy Kirk, Little Richard, Lyle Waggoner, and introducing the ethereal Creepy Girl. Let's watch, shall we?
Segment from Catalina Caper (1967), this MSTed version from Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode #204 (1990), starring Joel Hodgson, Trace Beaulieu and Kevin Murphy
Can't get enough of that wonderful Tommy Kirk? Check out, through the magic of YouTube, the whole episode. Or, if you don't want to take morsels of food out of the mouths of the children of Joel, Trace, Kevin and the rest, you can buy the whole episode (plus 3 more) legally:
Trust me. It's the way Frankie and Annette woulda wanted it. Right, Frankie and Annette?