Mr. B Natural (MST3K Episode #319: War of the Colossal Beast). [Category: Commercial]

Probably the best short they've ever done, both in terms of the film itself and their msting of it. The film, designed to sell Conn band instruments to schoolchildren and their parents, features the very female Betty Lustre playing a male sprite character a la Peter Pan, who is supposedly the spirit of music. "Mr." B Natural visits a shy, troubled junior high school boy named Buzz, and convinces him to join the school band, mostly by appearing in his bedroom and prancing her feminine pulchritude around shamelessly. More than any other weird commercial film, this one makes you want to shake the producers silly and say "My God!! What were you thinking??" Isn't puberty hard enough without having to deal with an apparition of questionable gender appearing in your bedroom and prancing and gadding about in a skimpy costume? Were people ever this clueless about the sexual implications of what they were doing? The msting is great too––they really outdid themselves with this, producing many memorable moments: MR. B: "You've got to inspect your horn, boy!" CROW: "And wash it every day!", "And after school the local police visit his locker and find out why they call him 'Buzz'", "Mr. B, what would you know about dignity?", and my favorite: "Oh, excuse me, sexless man-woman!!"

Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: *****. Weirdness: *****. Historical Interest: *****. Msting: *****. Overall Rating: *****.


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