Mystic Cosmic Patrol
Funny or Die
Season 1, Episode 1 “Potty Mouth Part 1″
In the premiere episode of Funny or Die’s ‘Power Rangers’ parody series Mystic Cosmic Patrol, we are introduced to the villain Overlordess Rutina and her minions. Apparently, her plans continue to be thwarted by the Mystic Cosmic Patrol and her henchmen has come up with a new Power-Tron to finally take them out.
Meanwhile, the members of the Mystic Cosmic Patrol have gathered to talk to their mentor Gorgon (Tim Russ) when they discover that two members of the team have reprogrammed their communications robot into a sexist bartender called Martini-Bot. As they complain to the team’s leader Blue Patrolman (Masterson), they discover that it was his idea. As they argue about the bot, Rutina’s creation emerges and begins to wreak havoc.
For the premiere episode of a comedy series, this one works for the most part. The acting is good. Everyone involved has committed to the moment, but the dialogue is a little clunky and it’s a problem with the series coming in at around 7 and a half minutes. Overall, everyone seems to be having fun with the absurdity and the self-referential moments are very funny. The next episode will be available Thursday. I’ll definitely be checking it out.