Friday, January 23, 2015

The 5,000 Fingers of Doctor T

The family (Eryn, Pooteewheet, my Dad and I) went to The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T at the Trylon tonight. I made reference to the movie in my master's thesis on dystopias as it shares a few features, at least in the mind of a kid and, as a piano-based dystopia, is rather unique.  Lot of laughter in the theater as much of the humor has held up well over time, such as the joke about being paid time and a half, Bart's interactions with the adults in his life and dislike of constant piano practice, and the atomic sound absorber,  While most people I've talked to haven't seen the movie, they don't realize they've seen or heard Dr. T in one of his other guises.  Hans Conried, among many, many other roles was the voice of Snidely Whiplash in the Rocky and Bullwinkle Show.

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