JEFBOT.127_Lost Episodeson March 10, 2009 at 2:37 am
The conversation as represented by this strip is very, very close to the ones I’ve had with my brother-in-law, Mike, when he’s encountered missing programming from his DVR, since the reason for this lost content is almost always the same. And yes, Mansquito is a real movie, and has been the butt of many jokes between Mike and I since my sister, Laura, gained some sort of perverse obsession with watching Sci Fi Channel movies. The Schuetze geek genes must run deep as she’s also been very into Star Trek lately – TOS, Next Gen, Voyager, you name it. She’s even been watching Enterprise. Go figure.
Ahh, Mansquito…or, as it was released on DVD… Mosquito Man. Kinda takes the hilarity out of the movie when they changed the name, doesn’t it?
It still has the line “Hey, Mansquito!” in it, though.
dude, “mosquito man”!? weak!!! the chances of me watching that movie just went from “not very likely,” to “hell no!” thanks for the info, Joe.
Wow! Lor has some *serious* geek fu going, doesn’t she? (Then again, I’m one to talk; I actually *liked* Enterprise…)
yes, reynard61, i believe at this point Laura’s geek fu in TOS and TNG is stronger than mine, although my ways in the force and BSG still remain unchallenged.
there’s a stain on cool hand’s visor. right where a logo should be. interesting.
“mansquito” hilarious! love this strip!
“a stain”!? considering UCLA is Mike’s alma mater, he might consider them fightin’ words, G! 😉
Being that I HATE anything space related (the list begins with Star Trek and finishes with Starwars) and the whole absurdity of Matrix, I think I would be really angry if anyone changes the schedule of my DVR’s for any of those stuff. But then again, my DVR has password protection so NOBODY (glares at little sister) can’t change it. You sort of learn after the first time (glares at little sister again).
I’m watching you, lil sis.
i’d love to go over there and reprogram your DVR, Sonitan. or heheh.
Haha. That sounds familiar. but with TiVo not a DVR XD
my mom recently got a DVR, DaughterJudy, but still loves her TiVo. 🙂
Brilliant! So funny on so many levels!!!
Ha! My wife and I make fun of Mansquito ALL the time — we never even watched it, but SciFi pounded the trailers so relentlessly and it was so stupid looking, it’s permanently burned into our brains.
yeah, Mansquito generally enters the conversations between my brother-in-law and i at least every other week and neither of us have seen it, either. 🙂
I HATE WHEN THAT HAPPENS!!! …and it happens to me ALL of the time! Do I really need reruns of The Simpsons? OVER everything else! sorry, I’m still angry. But awesome job Jefbot!
ha! seriously, there are some shows like the Simpsons and Seinfeld that are on all the time and don’t need to be recorded unless it’s a favorite episode or special circumstances. 🙂
My DVR didn’t tape House last night….for no reason…..I went all Office Space on it.
ha! but now that your DVR has been Office Space’d, what are you gonna do this week, Rachel? 😉
Yeah, been there before with my family: “Ooo, Bad Girls Club! –Wait, what’s this? A Fish Called Wonda? Pfft, whatever. *PRIORITY CHANGE*”
“Bad Girls Club”!? never heard of it, Foxmouse, but i’m intrigued. i might need a “priority change” on my own dvr. 🙂
Wow…….watching Enterprise requires a real Trekkie. (Don’t get me started on the whole Trekker CRAP!) I mean I watched Enterprise the first season and then I lost interest but of course I will be buying it on DVD at some point. After I finish out my other collections of course.
Oh and Sonitan try Firefly/Serenity. The one liners may make you forget entirely you’re watching a space based show. Oh and everyone please watch Dollhouse on Fox. Don’t let Fox cancel ANOTHER Joss Whedon show.
totally agree with you on Firefly, Ploute. such an awesome show cancelled way too early. not so sure about Dollhouse though, since it’s been pretty mediocre so far. i hear it gets better around episode 6, but i don’t know if i can last that long.
Hahahaha!!! “Mansquito”!!! I love it. Way to go, bot. This is hysterical. I love it. …Mike just needs to get another DVR. I’m going to set our DVR to record “Mansquito.” It sounds like a fantastic film. 😉
do not. 🙁
Dude, it ain’t like I got a beef with the Trek. I just ain’t sho why any show that’s been off the air for like 20 years is taking priority over first-run episodes. Trek: Next Gen, Matlock, Murder She Wrote, Diagnosis Murder, Simon and Simon etc. should not have priority over new episodes of Lost or 24. Call me crazy. Also, there should be a DVR rule setting that says “Do not under any circumstances record any show that has the phrase “A Sci-Fi Channel Original Movie”. This would prevent the DVR from recording shows like Mansquito, King Cobra (which was a bad ripoff of Anaconda, if you can believe that) , Killer Tiki Idols, Mutant Monster Shark, etc. Finally, I think we may have Mansquito 2: Beware the Flame and Mansquito 3: Blood Lust on the DVR in case anyone is interested in coming over to see the trilogy.
dude, i would totally buy a DVR with that function as long as i could override it when good stuff, like Battlestar Galactica, comes on! and i’m willing to bet you aren’t going to get any takers on that Mansquito trilogy viewing, so might as well get Laura to delete ’em now. 😉
I hope there’s some sort of vaccine for your sister, bot. I just went wikipedia onto the whole manskito thing and I almost got sick. What kind of crap does movie creators come up with?! I got to give credit to mosquitos DNA, though. I would have thought that radiation contamination would take a bit of time to show its effects… but I guess the radiation was direct so I guess that makes it all right to have an instant-change-into-monster sequence (I DIDN’T watch the movie, just read the plot in Wikipedia – gotta love Wikipedia. Now, if all the articles about movies would give me all the JUICY details of them instead of minor summaries I would die happy – spoiler lover and hunter to the very core!!!)
have you been to themoviespoiler.com, Sonitan? as you can tell by its url, it’s a site that doesn’t pull punches when it comes to movie spoilers, so you might dig it. 🙂
I agree with the whole Sci-Fi Channel Original thing from Sean Luke!
Great strip too! I totally dig your expression of pride at hearing your sister utter the phrase “Did I hear you guys talking about Mansquito?”
heheh. thanks, Eptha. yeah, while jefbot can empathize with Coolhand’s plight, he does find the humor (and yes, pride) in Lor taping geeky shows. 🙂
my 2 favorite star trek series is the original with captain kirk and captain picard. after that it all went down the drain. cant understand why people go balistics over which one is the best. IMO both are the best. none is better than the other.
i dont like lost. not ever probably.
i kinda fell out of love with Lost in its 3rd season, but my affair with it has been rekindled since then, JF3! and yeah, hard for me to decide if i like TOS or TNG better, so i’ll go with your opinion and call it a tie. 🙂
Ploute: “Wow…….watching Enterprise requires a real Trekkie.”
Actually, I’m a sucker for pretty much *anything* Sci-Fi. (As opposed to SciFi, the Network. Yeah, their self-branded movies *REALLY* do *SUCK!*)
i agree, Reynard61. they really do just need to stop.
Wait…Mansquito 1,2 AND 3?! That’s just my kind of party!
*Runs to the gas station for some Cool Ranch Doritos and a bottle of Cisco*
i stand corrected! some people do want to watch the Mansquito trilogy! but actually, maryshelleyoverdrive, if you’re bringing doritos and cisco, i’ll be there, too. i’ll bring the cheetos and thunderbird. 🙂
Finally, someone acknowledges the genius of Sci Fi’s Mansquito!!! It’s no FrankenFish but really, what is?
FrankenFish/Mansquito party, anyone?
Hey- don’t knock the Sci-Fi, that channel is AWESOME! 🙂
it is, when they’re playing Battlestar Galactica or Trek, Rae of Sunshine, but i dare you to watch Mansquito and not be mad at the channel (and yourself) after watching it! 😉
Ha xD I LOVE Lost * 3* <333333 I have to wait another week for it and then two weeks for Heroes D’x
although i’ve continued to watch it, i haven’t been very into Heroes since the first season, Nat. but yeah, still loving Lost.
@ Rae of Sunshine: Ohh, I’ve got nothing against it as a whole (I’m utterly addicted to Battlestar Galactica!); but, c’mon, their SciFi Original Movies *are* pretty bad. (And not always in the “So Bad They’re Good” kind of way…)
true that, r61! there’s a handful of “so bad they’re good” movies i love – none of which were produced by the sci fi channel.
Back and better than ever. (Well bumming, because I’d rather stay in the 80+ degree weather, and not the 30 and lower temp weather here in NY.) Love the strip! And SciFi channel ALWAYS seems to have those kinds of movies readily available to watch! Love Jefbots expression in the last panel! Missed the strip!
welcome back, Spanky! hope you had a great vacation and sorry you’re back in the cold. think warm thoughts. 😉
Geez. Mike gets so exasperated by these DVR mishaps. Can I help it if our DVR enjoys Star Trek and all of its derivations?