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The Troy McClure Credits Supercut (SLYTPHT*)
*Single Link You Tube Phil Hartman Tribute

if you didn't hear your favorite, this collection, while impressive, was NOT all-inclusive - for example, whenever Troy rattled off three titles, the videomaker only picked two - check this reference page for many others, including "Good-Time Slim, Uncle Doobie, and the Great 'Frisco Freak-Out", "The Contrabulous Fabtraption of Professor Horatio Hufnagel" and, of course, "Stop the Planet of the Apes: I Want To Get Off!" (but then they would have been too long to make tags out of)
posted by oneswellfoop (45 comments total) 71 users marked this as a favorite

 
Favorited for tag mastery.

*Has idea for how to reuse the leadpaintdeliciousbutdeadly tag again. Chides self for having it.*
posted by three blind mice at 3:01 AM on June 17, 2013 [5 favorites]


Insomnia drives men to do desperate things...
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:04 AM on June 17, 2013


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posted by to sir with millipedes at 3:40 AM on June 17, 2013 [2 favorites]


Christmas Ape.
posted by A Thousand Baited Hooks at 3:44 AM on June 17, 2013


Christmas Ape Goes to Summer Camp!
posted by Catseye at 3:48 AM on June 17, 2013 [5 favorites]


I was secretly hoping someone would do that.
posted by A Thousand Baited Hooks at 3:49 AM on June 17, 2013 [10 favorites]


I did like some of the short-simple-and-direct ones (and not just because I typed all of them out):
"Where's Nordstrom?"
"Alien Nose Job"
"Cry Yuma"
"AfterMannix"
and I just realized I misspelled "Handel With Kare", killing the joke...

and my faves among the regrettably excluded...
"Muppets Go Medieval"
"Meet Joe Blow"
"Give My Remains to Broadway"
"Suddenly Last Supper"
"Boy, Oh Cheboygan!"
Let me be the first to call for an expanded Director's Cut...
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:57 AM on June 17, 2013 [2 favorites]


Also missing. "Locker room towel fight. The blinding of Larry Driscoll."
posted by otto42 at 4:01 AM on June 17, 2013 [12 favorites]


I think some copyscummers have killed the sound on it.
posted by Joe in Australia at 4:17 AM on June 17, 2013


I am so happy that this finally exists.
posted by yeolcoatl at 4:35 AM on June 17, 2013


I feel like this edit, by breaking Troy's CV quotes into individual titles, does the originals a disservice, since all of these features were paired in funny ways. At least, funny the way Phil Hartman said them.
That said: any excuse to listen to the man do his thing.

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posted by $0up at 5:46 AM on June 17, 2013 [4 favorites]


"As an actor, my eyeballs need to be as white as they can be."
posted by The Underpants Monster at 5:49 AM on June 17, 2013 [2 favorites]


Because of this thread I learned that Let's Save Tony Orlando's House by Yo La Tengo is a reference to The Simpsons (see here).
posted by telegraph at 5:55 AM on June 17, 2013 [2 favorites]


This just makes me think of how much I miss Phil Hartman and what a human sack of snake feces Andy Dick is. I'm shocked more people don't hold him accountable. He gave Brynn Hartman the coke that started her downward spiral because he's the type of human garbage that thinks it's funny to give drugs to people in recovery, then taunted people about it in public e.g. yelling "I PUT THE CURSE ON YOU! YOU'RE THE NEXT TO DIE!" at Jon Lovitz. The guy is seriously evil.
posted by DecemberBoy at 6:12 AM on June 17, 2013 [12 favorites]


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posted by lalochezia at 6:16 AM on June 17, 2013


Oh man, "Christmas Ape Goes To Summer Camp". I must have watched that like seventeen times when I was a kid. Drove my parents crazy. Food fighting is a pretty tired children's movie trope, but back then that scene was maybe the funniest thing I had seen. There was nothing, nothing, better than seeing Christmas Ape get knocked backwards into the pudding pool. I tried watching it last summer for some nostalgia value - hasn't really held up, I'm sad to say. Not a lot for an adult to latch on to.
posted by Going To Maine at 6:30 AM on June 17, 2013 [2 favorites]


I didn't know that about Andy Dick and Brynn. Wow. Not that I don't believe it, but do you have a source?
posted by item at 6:30 AM on June 17, 2013


Lionel Hutz was the best.
posted by rubber duck at 6:34 AM on June 17, 2013


Wait... Christmas Ape was a real thing?
posted by bondcliff at 6:36 AM on June 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


> Christmas Ape was a real thing?

They used lots of cheap editing to make CA look more human, but at least they used a real ape back then. Several, actually, because filming was dangerous and a few Christmas Apes were lost in a helicopter stunt.

I'm still upset they never made a sequel to The Electric Gigolo.
posted by planetesimal at 6:43 AM on June 17, 2013 [4 favorites]


I think most of the Andy Dick rumors come from Lovitz? I think people are conflating Dick's dickishness with Hartman's wife's culpability. If it wasn't Dick that gave her the coke it's very likely someone else would giver her something. Some other person probably wouldn't gloat like that, though.
posted by planetesimal at 6:56 AM on June 17, 2013


This proves to me is my long standing theory that if Troy McClure was real, I would want to see at least 75% of his movies.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 6:57 AM on June 17, 2013 [5 favorites]


I'm still hoping that one day, the Planet of the Apes musical actually gets produced, including the bits that were in the show. Maybe when the Simpsons finally dies, some of the writers will pull an Eric Idle and get on that.
posted by LionIndex at 7:14 AM on June 17, 2013 [2 favorites]


I think most of the Andy Dick rumors come from Lovitz?

Other people saw him yelling it at him. IIRC he did it very publicly, like he came up to his table in a crowded restaurant.
posted by DecemberBoy at 7:31 AM on June 17, 2013


This proves to me is my long standing theory that if Troy McClure was real, I would want to see at least 75% of his movies.

Possibly more like this: This proves to me is my long standing theory that if Troy McClure was real, I would have ended up seeing at least 75% of his movies on weekend afternoons on UHF channels or The CW when I was too lazy/tired/drunk/flu-weakened/in college to change the channel.
posted by wenestvedt at 7:32 AM on June 17, 2013 [3 favorites]


IIRC he did it very publicly, like he came up to his table in a crowded restaurant.

I remember seeing it in both Hartman's and Lovitz's wiki articles, although IDK if it is well citationed.
posted by elizardbits at 7:36 AM on June 17, 2013


You may remember me...I do, Troy/Phil, I do.

"Dial M for Murderessness" has always been my favorite.
posted by mcstayinskool at 7:40 AM on June 17, 2013 [2 favorites]


Imagine a world where "Christmas Ape Goes To Summer Camp" is a real film and "The Hangover Part III" was just something a Simpsons writer made up.

I would totally want to live in that world.
posted by tommasz at 7:48 AM on June 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


The celebrity funerals ones are so bittersweet.

One one hand:

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On the other, "Shemp Howard, today we mourn a stooge."
posted by MoonOrb at 7:59 AM on June 17, 2013


My favorite is Alice's Adventure Through the Windshield Glass. The magic was recaptured in its sequel, Alice Doesn't Live Anymore.
posted by Think_Long at 8:00 AM on June 17, 2013 [2 favorites]


I would totally want to live in that world.

I don't know that I would, because there's enough terrible-but-fun B-movies out there to go around, and then classic-era Simpsons would've been slightly less funny.
posted by item at 8:39 AM on June 17, 2013


If I had it to do all over again, "Buck Henderson, Union Buster" would be my username throughout the Internets.
posted by yerfatma at 8:45 AM on June 17, 2013 [2 favorites]


"The Contrabulous Fabtraption of Professor Horatio Hufnagel"

That one's only gotten funnier since Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium came out. A burn 11 years in the making.
posted by Iridic at 9:05 AM on June 17, 2013 [5 favorites]


Also missing. "Locker room towel fight. The blinding of Larry Driscoll."

that's because it was Lisa who said it, not Troy
posted by Dr. Twist at 10:01 AM on June 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


Here's the complete list from the Simpson's Wiki.

I feel in the past few years the Troy McClure convention of film naming has gone mainstream.

Preacher with a Shovel, as an example, clearly inspired Hobo with a Shotgun.

I'm pretty sure The Contrabulous Fabtraption of Professor Horatio Hufnagel straight-up inspired Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, as mentioned above.

And The Revenge of Abe Lincoln obviously became Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

Seriously, almost every week I see a movie that I think could have been a Troy McClure masterpiece. The Great Gatsby in 3D by Baz Luhrmann? The Incredible Burt Wonderstone? A Good Day to Die Hard? Liberace: Behind the Candelabra? White House Down? Pain & Gain? The Last Exorcism Part 2? RIPD? Machete Kills? Inside Llewyn Davis? Knights of Badassdom? The Human Centipede III?

And that's just from this year. It's Troy McCure's world; we're just living in it.
posted by Bunny Ultramod at 10:26 AM on June 17, 2013 [20 favorites]


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posted by Chuffy at 10:41 AM on June 17, 2013


You may remember me, remember me, remember me...

I seem to have my Groening wires crossed
posted by ckape at 10:53 AM on June 17, 2013


On further review, I think Bunny Ultramod has it right. Sure, it sounds like these are all movies I might want to see based on their titles. But we live in the world where Snakes on a Plane turned out to be the movie it was, not the movie I wanted it to be. There's no way that The President's Neck is Missing would be as good as I want it to be.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 12:28 PM on June 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


On further review, I think Bunny Ultramod has it right. Sure, it sounds like these are all movies I might want to see based on their titles. But we live in the world where Snakes on a Plane turned out to be the movie it was, not the movie I wanted it to be. There's no way that The President's Neck is Missing would be as good as I want it to be.

I thought that they already made this one starring Anthony Hopkins, except they called it "Nixon."
posted by MoonOrb at 12:38 PM on June 17, 2013 [3 favorites]


Lest we forget, Troy McClure would never have existed without the precedents of Troy Donahue* and Doug McClure†.
*You may remember him from such credits as: Come Spy with Me, Operation: Tonsils, Cockfighter, Nudity Required, Deadly Spygames, Assault of the Party Nerd, Dr. Alien, and Click: The Calendar Girl Killer

The Judge and Jake Wyler, SST: Death Flight, Warlords of Atlantis, The Rebels: Part II of the Kent Family Chronicles, Firebird 2015 A.D, and Battling for Baby

posted by Iridic at 1:27 PM on June 17, 2013 [2 favorites]


It was only fitting that The Simpsons retired the Troy McClure and Lionel Hutz characters after Phil Hartman died (even though Troy's title-recountings were among the easiest laughs the writers could write), even though Billy West's "Hartman-esque" performance as Zapp Brannigan on its sister show Futurama (a role written for Hartman he never lived to perform) is eerily on-the-dot. (Just one of many creepy things I've heard about West)

Of course, they could just introduce another B-Movie Star In Decline Spokescharacter, using portmanteaus of the names of so many other comparable celebrities. My first choice would be based on the already-self-parody name of Rip Torn with Adam-12 star Kent McCord... Rip McCord.
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:31 PM on June 17, 2013


Goddamn but I miss living in a world with Phil Hartman in it.
posted by Pope Guilty at 1:57 PM on June 17, 2013 [5 favorites]


oneswellfoop: (Just one of many creepy things I've heard about West)

You can't just drop this here without followup.
posted by oflinkey at 2:46 PM on June 17, 2013 [2 favorites]


When we first got our DeLorean, I insisted on doing a Troy McClure tribute as one of our first outings.

Here we are at Troy's awesome 80's house, as inspired by A Fish Called Selma.
posted by ShutterBun at 2:54 PM on June 17, 2013 [3 favorites]


This just makes me think of how much I miss Phil Hartman and what a human sack of snake feces Andy Dick is. I'm shocked more people don't hold him accountable. He gave Brynn Hartman the coke that started her downward spiral because he's the type of human garbage that thinks it's funny to give drugs to people in recovery, then taunted people about it in public e.g. yelling "I PUT THE CURSE ON YOU! YOU'RE THE NEXT TO DIE!" at Jon Lovitz. The guy is seriously evil.

Even if it were true that Andy Dick had given her the cocaine (an accusation that has never been proven and which he has consistently denied), how does that make him responsible for her shooting her husband and then herself? Surely, by that logic, the real culprit is whoever gave the cocaine to Andy Dick, who isn't responsible for his own actions either because he's also a drug addict.

Honestly, it's Jon Lovitz who comes off as the bigger asshole in this situation. Dude apparently accepted a job offer just so he could guilt-trip a co-worker on a daily basis? If someone did that to you, then kept at it behind your back for years afterward, how do you think you'd react?
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