Magical Mystery Tour (1967) w/Consequence of Sound

Magical Mystery Tour

This week the two of us round out Mystery Month with Nick of the music blog Consequence of Sound as we roll up for the 1967 TV special Magical Mystery Tour, written/directed by and starring The Beatles! One of the most misguided moves I’ve ever seen in my life, this day tripper is 52 minutes long, long, long of complete and utter nonsense; I’ve got a feeling the Fab Four just bedazzled a bus, gave a bunch of extras a ticket to ride and went on the long and winding road hoping the movie would start getting better.

The results are helter-skelter, as the movie goes here, there and everywhere without a paperback writer to help organize the chaos. For the script, they just said to themselves, “Why don’t we do it in the road?” You can’t do that. It really goes nowhere, man, I should have known better than to watch this film. It’s such a rarity I had to find it with a little help from my friends, but we’ve got help! for you in the form of our custom cocktail and drinking rules!


THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: The Marginal Misery Pour

Magical Mystery Tour cocktail1 part egg white
1 part Genevar
2 parts white whiskey (rye or grain)
1 part triple sec
4 parts strawberry juice
1 part hibiscus liqueur
Simple syrup

Muddle mint, add remaining ingredients and shake. Drink straight up.



  1. Whenever you see a lot of bright colors/rainbow colors
  2. Every reaction shot
  3. Whenever a song begins (whether Beatles or non-Beatles songs)


The narrator (John Lennon) falsely claims, “Meanwhile, back on the bus, things are happening.”

Next week, we step into the cold and warm up with a drink to 1982’s John Carpenter sci-fi thriller The Thing!

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