Tuesday, December 5, 2017
MOTHZILLA ATTACKS! A Japanese TV Parody of Godzilla from 1983 Surfaces!
Thanks to social media, I discovered this very interesting television parody of the Godzilla series from circa 1983. It prominently features Akihiko Hirata (Serizawa from Godzilla '54) and Yoshiko Tanaka (Godzilla vs. Biollante), and is a lot more amusing (not to mention authentic) than most Godzilla parodies out there. The above clip was taken from the variety program What a Fantastic Night!, which was broadcast in Japan during the 1980s and hosted by Japanese comedian Tamori.
While the YouTube video in question calls the monster "Modzilla," it's probably more accurate to call it "Mothzilla." Why, you might ask? Just watch!