Mystery Science Theater 3000, Ep. 821: Time Chasers
This was always one of my favorite Mike sketches…probably because it feels like a Joel sketch, y'know? I just love the idea of the hero and the villain just chillin’ and shootin’ the shit, sharing a mug of coffee in the infinite vacuum of space…
YYAASS. I'm so glad pearl is someone else's fave too!!!!!! 😍
I am so late in responding and I am SO SORRY.
But YES there is so much love for Pearl here! In rewatching the show, I’ve found her downright inspiring and I know that might sound weird to some folks since she is supposed to be evil, but everybody hear me out.
Pearl Forrester has had to face repeated failures and setbacks:
~ Her henchmen are not very good at…henching. ~ Her experiments, no matter how awful, couldn’t quite break Mike and the Bots. ~ I don’t think she ever got approved by the International Board of Mad Scientists. (She tried so hard.) ~ She’s unintentionally screwed up some spacetime junk. (Ancient Rome?!) ~ She accidentally broke the SOL.
However, in spite of these examples and so many more, she kept trying. Fail at one thing? Well, let’s just try it again. This carries over even in the new show, when she tells a despondent Kinga, “A Forrester NEVER gives up!” Mary Jo plays her so brilliantly, that I really can see it from Pearl’s perspective. I feel for that woman. I feel like that woman.
Pearl is persistent and that’s an admirable quality in any human. I may not be able to take over the world, but that doesn’t mean I won’t keep trying.
TL;DR: Pearl is awesome and more people really need to appreciate her. <3
In 1967, Pearl Bailey & Cab Calloway headlined an all-black cast version of the musical on Broadway where it played to sold-out houses. Bailey was given a special Tony Award for her performance and RCA released a second original cast album featuring the performers.
We couldn’t just go through this series without having a few Mad
Scientists! Hehehe. This is Pearl Forrester (played by Mary Jo Pehl)
from Mystery Science Theater 3000– probably my favorite show ever. If
you want to make quick friends with me just be a fellow fan of this
works to rule the world through mad science while torturing people with
bad movies on the side. Surprisingly, I ended up liking Pearl even more
than Dr. Forrester. A+ choice to keep her on as the main villain once
View of singer and actress Pearl Bailey in a scene from the musical “Hello, Dolly!” Bailey stands on staircase. Stamped on back: “Direct from Broadway, David Merrick presents America’s greatest musical. Pearl Bailey in Hello, Dolly! Co-starring Cab Calloway. Directed and choreographed by Gower Champion.” Handwritten on back: “Pearl Bailey.”
Courtesy of the E. Azalia Hackley Collection of African Americans in the Performing Arts, Detroit Public Library
Since I drew Pearl Forrester (Mystery Science Theater 3000) for my
little women of science series, why not also throw in 11th season
newcomer, Kinga Forrester! Having been a backer for their reboot
kickstarter, I got to view the first new episode early with my sister
and we loved it! Can’t wait to watch more. *.*
New York, May 26, 1981: Princess Grace and Prince Rainier of Monaco leave the Martin Beck Theater under tight security following a visit backstage with Elizabeth Taylor. Taylor appeared at the theater as star of “The Little Foxes.“