A reprint of my review from January 28, 2015:
The native american spirit of justice comes to the aid of a young man that desperately wants to fight for the american revolution.
Windandingo was written especially for the Mystery Theater by Sam Dann, and starred Jack Grimes, Court Benson, Mason Adams, Earl Hammond, and Bryna Raeburn.
I didn't laugh at Windandingo, because nothing about it was the least bit funny. What I did do, though, was a whole lot of groaning, along with a great deal of face palming, while listening to this bloated and lifeless sack of a supposed story.
The most painful thing about Windandingo, and the only thing about it that is discussion worthy, is the offensive native american appropriation Sam Dann slathers across his script. It's horrid.
"Hey, by Jiminy!
Hey, by Jingo!
I know your name, it's Windandingo!"
The beginning of that "incantation" sounds about as authentically native american as Beethoven's 5th symphony does. The rest of it is just Dann doing a terrible dime store knock-off of the cackling witches in Shakespeare's MacBeth. Again, not the first thing one associates with native american beliefs and practices.
If anything about this episode had entertained, I might have been able to stomach the problematic aspects. But it was just terrible, across the board.