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309 - The Amazing Colossal Man



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Linnaeis "I AM the button" Blake - about 1 month ago

this is relevant. http://what-if.xkcd.com/77/


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Linnaeis "I AM the button" Blake - about 1 month ago

i mean quite aside from the fact that he would collapse under his own bulk. Double the height, square the area, cube the volume.


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This movie isn't realistic at all. One of their soldiers becomes a giant. The army spirits him away to do a battery of tests to understand his condition. And not once does anyone suggest the possibility of deploying him (or a battalion of giants like him) to the active war zone.


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I wonder if the Marvel crew watched this movie. Glen's origin is oddly similar to Bruce Banner's. At the test of a new type of atomic bomb, an innocent civilian stumbles onto the testing ground. Guy runs out to save him, absorbs a massive amount of strange radiation, and becomes a huge monster.


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Alex C. - 2 months ago

Glen Manning was supposed to be wed to his fiancee after the bomb test. He ran out to the bomb on purpose. The downed plane was just an excuse. "No one chains ME down!"


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Buffalo Rider - 4 months ago

It's absurd every step of the way, but the ending really gets me. No one kill him, we have a shot to save the day! Wait, how do we give him this shot? I don't know, let's just wing it man!

Oh crap!!!He harpooned Larry and has taken his woman hostage. Screw it! Kill him.

The End


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Snuffy Wuffykiss - 6 months ago

The heart is a single cell..... Right...
On the other hand Amazing Colossal Mike is hilarious, they sure do come up with a lot of reasons to put him in a diaper over the years...


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MSTeacher3K - 8 months ago

At 56:32, does Servo ask, "Is he jerking off?" in response to Glen's hand pointing? Joel and Crow seem to respond as if Servo said something surprising! This episode is chock full of suggestive and flat-out naughty riffs! IMO, one of the most risqué Joel era episodes.


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Shape Shafter - 10 months ago

I really wasn't looking forward to this one as I had already seen the War of the Colossal Beast episode first (didn't know it was a sequel) but this one was actually funnier than the sequel episode. (Both are great, but this one had me rolling)


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Jeremy Hatfield - about 1 year ago

singing the circus theme ya da da da da da da da da da


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Showdax - over 1 year ago

Anybody here listen to Rob Zombie? I was watching this and was suddenly struck with the realization that he used an audio clip from this movie in a song (Demon Speeding). Crazy! Anyway, love this ep. Heheheh, the host segments were hilarious! And the riffs were great! That doctor guy was a jerk though! Trying to convince what's her face to leave Glenn all by himself. And why couldn't they just hold off on the bullets for a bit, huh?? The guy might have survived!


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James GreyWolf - over 1 year ago

The single most important question that this film NEVER addresses. How does he take a shit?


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NS - over 1 year ago

Lieutenant Colonel Glenn Manning
Played the hero after a rough landing.
His fiancee was vexed
And his doctors perplexed
Because he could not stop expanding.


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SuperJaneEyre - almost 2 years ago

I don't know if it's just on my tablet or what but the video's audio is playing at a super slowed down speed, and I need to say, the theme music sounds REALLY COOL slowed down haha, makes me think of like Devo, but somehow...haunting.


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Sean Barry - about 2 years ago

Hahaha too bad Mike didn't step on NSA headquarters. Also, Satellites in the Gut would be a good name for my next album.


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I'm somehow going to work the phrase, "Ah! Anarchy, anarchy, anarchy!", into a conversation soon.


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Tom Nathe - about 2 years ago

The Las Vegas TV report's name, H. Wells - An Easter Egg to H.G. Wells' book "Food of the Gods"? Which also happens to be a Burt I. Gordon film as well.


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Realistic Action Batch - about 2 years ago

Such great host segments in this one. Amazing Colossal Joel still cracks me up every time. "No. Ahhh. I'm huge."


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Tom Nathe - over 2 years ago

This was one of my first sci-fi films I ever saw. Watched the ending on TV in the early '60's and even then, I thought it was cheesey.


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Michael S - over 2 years ago

The riffs in this one, especially in the "hospital" are some of my favorites... I just love this one!


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Kim Spence Dean - over 2 years ago

Both Glenn Manning episodes are huge (!) favorites in this house. We are forever quoting them.


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Charles White - over 2 years ago

The doctor with the giant hypodermic needle is the funniest thing I saw in the movie -- except the part where Glen harpoons the doc with it.


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Bruce Box-Liker - over 2 years ago

You've got to love that scientist's reaction to being asked how a man could have survived the nuclear blast:

"Obviously, there was just some sort of freak, unknown condition by which he was protected, and then he magically healed for some reason even though that's impossible by all logic and reason! GEEZ! What's the big MYSTERY?"

I want to know what it's like to be in the lab with a scientist like this. I'm imagining him receiving a grant to research a cure to rabies, and then he calls a press conference to say, "GOD! Obviously rabies could be cured with either a really, super-sciencey medical substance or some kind of crazy procedure that would make rabies go away! Now GET OF MY FRIGGIN' BACK!"


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Elisa Farrington - over 2 years ago

I liked this episode because they didn't use their stock riffs like 'Skipper... Little Buddy...Skipper!, By this time my lungs were aching for air, Bite me!, McCloud!, Ahhh Rickyyyyy!!! and 'I thought you were Dale!'.


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Mike Sgro - over 2 years ago

heres a scary thought imagine if Glenn got diarrhea lol.....sorry


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Kelly Slane - over 2 years ago

Looove plant!Kevin XD


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Richard Deakin - over 2 years ago

First time for everything, I correct myself lol. Dr. Lindstrom was in "She Creature" it's his twin brother that was in "Screaming Skull' My badd. Well hell, they look alike there twins ok :-)


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Richard Deakin - over 2 years ago

Nice dive off the dam, whoooaaa lol. I remember The MST3K Hr. totally scene-cut the hell out of this movie to make room to fit it in 2 smaller 1 hr. sets. Wasn't Dr. Lindstrom the evil jerky scheming husband in "The Screaming Skull"?


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chris kaprys - almost 3 years ago

not technically a riff, but at 00:27:21 Tom whipping his whole body around to follow the dialogue volley while you can hear his arms smacking the chair .. it just had me giggling uncontrollably :D


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Steve Hayes - almost 3 years ago

"Hello baabyyyyYYY!"


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Ernest Philpott - almost 3 years ago

You know, of all the stink piles I've seen these guys riff, with their B-Movie pseudo-science and mis-placed terror about atomic energy and all, the scientific explanation in this one is probably the most painful. I might need a lie down after that "single-celled heart" schpiel... WOW


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Fredrick Stafford - almost 3 years ago

Whoa, that was close! This one almost broke me. Thank goodness they never made a sequel to this debacle because I don’t think I could….huh, what? They what…D'oh!


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Stereo Catz - almost 3 years ago

The real tragedy here is this all negates the plutonium bomb’s usefulness as a weapon of mass destruction.


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Stereo Catz - almost 3 years ago

"We have two helicopters but only one pilot." Brilliant budgeting.


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Stereo Catz - almost 3 years ago

"What sin could a man commit in a single lifetime to bring this upon himself?" Maybe it has something to do with shooting a Korean man in the face.


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Stereo Catz - almost 3 years ago

"He must have protected his eyes with his arms. He put them up when the blast hit." Well it's a good thing he can move faster than light then.


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ICEyun - almost 3 years ago

Re-uploaded and added episode. Enjoy, MSTies! =D


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Dan Rudy - almost 3 years ago

Alright, it's back! Thanks for finding this.


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Mitchell - about 3 years ago

What a maroon! What an ignoranimous!!


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They have this episode on VHS at my liabrary. I watched twice with my dad. Apparently, he saw the original movie when he was a kid.


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Kelly Slane - over 3 years ago

As a biology major, the scientific explanation "the heart is made up of a single cell and that's why it isn't growing as fast" made me burst out laughing. Seriously, writers? I mean sure, amazing colossal man, but if you give a scientific fact, CHECK IT!! Sheesh.


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Austin Strong - over 3 years ago

Hey, Mike doesn't look half bad in jeans and a bald-cap.


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Puma Man - over 3 years ago

I lost it at "...and his heart will literally explode". Didn't even need the riff.


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Puma Man - over 3 years ago

Hello, photosynthesizing Kevin Murphy!


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Kevin W. Reames - over 3 years ago

Pity this came along before the "What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas" ad campaign...


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Kimono Dragon - over 3 years ago

Classic 50's "all exposition" flick. "Before we do this, let's take 10 minutes to describe what we are doing." Love the complete corn-ball age of movies.