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101 - The Crawling Eye



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Jinkee Nova - 3 days ago

Somehow, Tom Servo's original voice reminds me of a sarcastic girl I knew in elementary school.


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Ronnie Patrick E - 19 days ago

So happy I found this site...Best show to ever be on Television


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MisterMSTie - 27 days ago

hahaha Crow's neck looks like it's broken and his head's all out of wack xD tehehe love these old episodes!!!


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James GreyWolf - 28 days ago

I am confused. This movie was made in 1958. Napalm was developed in 1942. But the fire-bombs that the plane dropped were a bit more structurally destructive than Napalm (all the dust coming down on impact). And... napalm has a wonderful splash effect when it hits. The bombing area in this film would only need one good hit considering how it spreads itself out on impact. But, hey, what did these guys know about air-strikes.


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A Silhouette - about 1 month ago

Giant eyeball can long distance mind control people in trains


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damabon - about 1 month ago

Nice movie to kick off the series


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Gregory D Massa - about 1 month ago

Lol ...this is the best


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Rikhardr Bjarni - 3 months ago

I've got to say, the laugh quotient went way up as soon as Mike Nelson hit the credits!


I like the reviews of these movies on www.badmovies.org
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Dan Libby - 4 months ago

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Teri Gee - 4 months ago

On this umpteenth viewing, I suddenly noticed that the Professor reminds me of Dr. F. Mustache, glasses, lab coat...


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Angela Armstrong - 4 months ago

Aw man, I just found this site!! Luv it! I get to watch from start to finish. Yay!


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Logan Kamerer - 6 months ago

I have decided that every night I am going to watch one episode strating from the beginning!


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Dawn Donis Johnson - 7 months ago

I am doing the same as William Johnson. I am starting from the beginning and watching them all. I've watched a bunch in the past, but mainly the newer episodes. I love the fact that I can stream these and watch whenever I want


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William Johnson - 7 months ago

I'm starting from the beginning. I've watched MST3K since 1990 ... but I've never actually sat down and watched it from beginning to end. So, seeing that I was sick, I said 'what a time to start'. I'm going to view these as if looking at them for the first time.

The movie: Not a bad concept for '50s fare but the incredibly poor production value really drags it down.

The riffs: This one is pretty dull until the monsters show up ... and then Joel and the Bots are on fire, especially with the 'eye' puns.

Host Segments: Looking at it as if I didn't know what it will become, kind of dopey but endearing.

Overall: **1/2 out of ****


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Sean Barry - 7 months ago

This movie reminds me of when I climbed Humphrey's Peak in AZ from the bottom (as opposed to driving 3/4 of the way up then walking to the summit).


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Sean Barry - 7 months ago

Rockclimbing you guys. Rockclimbing.


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Crypto Dentist - 8 months ago

You know, people often skip the early seasons or write them off as unfunny, but there are always glimmers of hilarity in each MST3K episode, from the very beginning. Admittedly season 1 eps aren't as gut-busting as some later experiments, but there's much more than campy value to these early ones, there's some good material. And it's wonderful to see where the series came from, years and years later.


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Dr. Despicable - 10 months ago

"I'm just not very good in heels!"


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teenagearmchairhonvedfan - 11 months ago

Joel's getting really eyerate!


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Bruce Ellsworth Reed - 11 months ago

Josh Weinstein had a mercurial wit. I personally prefer the ad lib riffs rather than the ones written down beforehand, they seem more natural, imho. ...and this is my 4th run through!


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Punch Rockgroin - 11 months ago

A literary figure! That whole skit had me roaring.


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E B - 12 months ago

I wonder if the cast of 'F Troop' got together and beat the ever-loving crap out of Forrest Tucker after they saw this turkey?


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Bryant Kinnaird - 12 months ago

she'll drink anything


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Jeffrey Adam Grewe - about 1 year ago

i need 6 bags of onions and a giant eye screen test


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Gustav Lugo - about 1 year ago

well what an awesome discover this website is


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Tanishia Williams - about 1 year ago

I hope child protective services comes after the mom who didn't notice her kid was missing while they were running from giant eye monsters. I mean seriously, I bet she knew where her suitcase was.


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David Busch - about 1 year ago

Hey look guys...it looks like they're being followed by a movie!


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Malachi le nomade - about 1 year ago

For the box set, they should have had this and the last episode, like book ends!


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purplegreenredyellow - about 1 year ago

Crawling eyes are fun till someone gets their eye put out!


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Elisa Farrington - about 1 year ago

Servo: "Know a good Bob Hope joke?" - Honestly, what would be a good Bob Hope zinger to riff the scene of the guy standing outside the door at 1:14:16?


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Tom Shk - about 1 year ago

I can't believe they missed the dialogue riff at 36:20- "Not very good. There's a heavy cow coming down..."


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Joey Faucheux - over 1 year ago

ok, I'm going to try and make a complete run of all the shows. I saw this movie as a kid and I was terrified of those monsters for years!


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Blab Sulkhead - over 1 year ago

Love that electric bagpipe. Best version of Whole Lotta Love ever. Who needs Jimmy Page?


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Elisa Farrington - over 1 year ago

I remember seeing this movie as a kid...the scariest part was when the people were trying to make their escape in the cable car. Hard to believe this could ever be scary. I was glad to hear CROW mention the eye lashes...a lot of people think they're just tentacles.


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This is the first episode I ever saw. Watched on Google Video, as it was before I found this website and put it on my hotbar.


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Joseph Ewing - over 1 year ago

I've never a few minutes in total of season 0 and 1 put together, and I've seen every episode from season 2 through the last season at least like ten times, others I'm afraid to know how many times I've seen. No Mike and no script, no good. Plus Josh Weinstein's Servo voice is barely audible in the theater. He mumbles everything. I'm sure they wanted someone with a big voice to take over for that reason, and Kevin Murphy definitely has a big voice.


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Alex C. - over 1 year ago

Never been a fan of seasons one or zero. I have to make my own riffs to survive the movies. Thee are just so many empty pauses in this movie that go unriffed...


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so weird.... I just finished season zero and theres such an abrupt change between the set design and host segments and the more familiar robot design. im all discombobulated!!!!! :(


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Jason Shade - over 1 year ago

I loveee this one


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Aileen Smithee - over 1 year ago

"Joely-Poly Puddin' 'N Pie..."

"You squinty-eyed space chimp..."

Oh, that Clayton and his mood swings. Tsk!


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Aileen Smithee - over 1 year ago

At about 0:21:00 -- Price & Pride in their film debut!

(I don't know if there was ever a "Price & Pride" joke on the show. It was more an East Coast thing...)


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Mitchell - over 1 year ago

When I was a kid they showed this kind ofcrap every Saturday afternoon, without the funny, as if it were actually worth watching on its own merits. Now I know they were experimenting with our young brains.


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ScottiePympyn - almost 2 years ago

Forrest tucker good name bad actor lol


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Kelly Slane - almost 2 years ago

Its so fun and interesting to watch the whole series, end on Diabolik, and then immediately start over (discounting the KTMA series) - the end of Diabolik (*spoiler alert*) is Mike and the bots watching The Crawling Eye - Its circular and just feels right - I watch that tiny tidbit and think "I should watch that episode" and BAM! Back to the beginning I go! I'M TRAPPED IN AN INFINITE LOOP! And I'm ok with that :)


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Kimono Dragon - almost 2 years ago

At 44:49 Crow says, "Two men will reach the Senate..." and gets 'shushed' by Joel. Watch Crow's head turn. He's really not happy! A few seasons later that would evolve into an out of character 'dickweed', as they got more comfirtable with the boundaries, don't you think?


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James Clarke - about 2 years ago

That was pretty funny. I am glad that I finally found this site. Favorite line, "Joel, you've examined the plot much more thoroughly than the writers." :D


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Claudette Poirier - about 2 years ago

I only discovered this show in the last few seasons when it was on SYFY and I used to tape it (back when people had VCRs) I still have the few episodes but am so glad I found this site with all the episodes!!!


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Gal Dagon - about 2 years ago

It's strange coming back to this after watching all the episodes on this site and seeing how rough around the edges the show was.


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A MST3K fan - over 2 years ago

I love Joel!


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Bruce Box-Liker - over 2 years ago

You know you're doing something wrong if the elusive alien vulnerability that you take the whole movie to discover is "Of course! We'll bombard them with napalm!"


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Jimmy Porto - over 2 years ago

John Carpenter stated that this film was the inspiration for his film, "The Fog". "The Crawling Eye" had been a TV serial before becoming a film, Laurence Payne and Stuart Saunders reprise their roles from the serial. In the original production, the creatures were called "Ixodes".


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NS - over 2 years ago

Everybody looks so young!

And so stiff...