MST3K: A Guide to the Youth Gone Wild Episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000
GIRLS TOWN (S6E1)
Untamed Youth star Mamie Van Doren returns and she’s more voluptuous than ever! Seriously, there’s a running gag where whenever we see her walking away from behind, Mike starts singing the theme to Gigantor. She’s joined by Mel Torme as the villain and Paul Anka as…just some singer guy who hangs out with nuns or whatever it is he does.
The story here is that a girl named Mary Lee accidentally kills a guy during a date and her sister Silver gets the blame. Silver is stuck in a home for female juvenile delinquents called Girls Town that’s run by nuns. While she has to learn to get along with everyone, the movie splits into another storyline about a bad guy knowing the truth about Mary Lee’s involvement and blackmailing her into being her drag race partner before threatening to sell her into slavery.
There’s a lot going on in this one and the riffs are totally on-point. One of the more fun subplots involves one of the girls, Serafina, obsessing over Paul Anka’s character. She is so into him in a way that was supposed to seem adorable at the time, but comes off as rightfully creepy and stalkery in modern times.
THE VIOLENT YEARS (S6E10)
This one is written by Ed Wood, so while it isn’t very good, it’s also shockingly better than you’d expect.
Paula is the leader of a gang of teen girls who go around robbing gas stations and raping men. It’s actually kind of interesting how the latter of which is treated as a horrible act in the context of the movie despite Mike and the Bots acting like it’s the best thing ever and thanking Dr. Forrester.