A Naked Sleestak is a Bad Sleestak

This movie is going to be really, really bad.

Remember when Dick Cheney shot Harry Whittington while on a quail hunt? This movie will be far worse, because we’ll be having horribly, painfully, wonderfully bad Land of the Lost themed parties all summer long. Well, at least once anyway. I mean, we can think about having one, and laugh.

Don’t get me wrong, I loved Land of the Lost as a child. Our family had a television for a period of time and my parents let us watch Saturday morning shows like the rest of middle-class America, and I found LOTL do be deliciously, shiveringly compelling – IF there were Sleestak involved. Everything else was boring; dinosaurs, Pakuni, giant fruit, blah blah blah. But Sleestak, now those guys were terrifying, particularly if someone on the show says, “Maybe we should split up,” then Holly has to creep alone through the Lost City desperately close to the end of a hibernation cycle. Brrrrrr-woo!

I know I’ve written about this before, but for those of you who don’t remember, a naked Sleestak is a bad Sleestak. Those are the ones we’re hoping for here. Good Sleestak wear clothes. Actually, Enik (originally named Eneg, for Gene Roddenberry) wore a tunic only because the costume shrank and they had to cut slits in it for the actor who wore it. Then they threw a pancho on him to cover the slits. Also, there were only three Sleestak costumes for LOTL, so some creative editing had to be done in order for the Lost City to look so populous.

Still. My most delicious nightmares don’t seem affected by this knowledge.

That scene in the trailer at 1:41, where two dozen NAKED Sleestak lurch out in unison to the horror of Marshall, Will, and Holly? Ohhh, yeah. That’s the best kind of bad. But everything else will likely be about as much fun as installing new air filters. Still. One hopes for as much naked Sleestak action (not that kind of action, silly) as possible.

Now, please take the poll below, then post a comment with your suggestion for food, drinks, and other entertainment for our collective LOTL Mania parties.

Oh, did you know Sleestak taste like lobster? Be sure to read the wiki, and include this lovely little nugget somehow in your party plans.

Party on, LOTL fans.

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3 Responses to A Naked Sleestak is a Bad Sleestak

  1. Sine Botchen May 21, 2009 at 8:26 pm #

    If ever in my life the words “zomg” and “Will Ferrell is actually funny” meant anything.. this is it. what a hoot!! This is like Adam Sandler (whom I hate with a passion) in Big Daddy (which was midly amusing) on steroids.. The trailer had me cracking up so much that for the first time in a week I won’t have to take any muscinex (sp?) or what evs..
    I’m seeing a lot of grog (really nasty beer) in the way of libations and for some reason deviled eggs seem to come to mind as far as appetizers go..

  2. Lisa Creech Bledsoe May 22, 2009 at 12:20 pm #

    You know the amount of grog it will take to help us through this movie is going to stagger whole tribes of elephants. (Do elephants have tribes?) And with the deviled eggs (why yes, that does sound just perfect for some twisted reason), we are going to be really, horrifyingly sick the next day. Which seems appropriate, don’t you agree? Mucinex be damned! Throw caution to the wind! This is gonna be awesome.

  3. lil sis September 25, 2009 at 11:41 pm #

    I as well loved the original show……..we are sisters and I AM the youngest. I usually lost any arguements about what to watch because of RHIP (Rank Has Its Priviliges) Since I was the youngest sister I had no rank! But back to the original subject. I think that they should have stuck to the original story line instead of trying to revamp it. The original was horrible in a good way. Now it is just plain horrible.

    As far as appetizers go for the LOTL party, how about angel puffs to off set the deviled eggs. It will bring balance to the force because where there is evil there also must be good!

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