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402 - The Giant Gila Monster



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Gypsy with arms!

Pretty sure Joel's liquor bottle is actually A1 steak sauce.


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DJburris87 - about 1 month ago

Where are Servo's eyes suppose to be? Every time he has glasses on they are in a completely different place.


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Last of the Wild Ponies - 4 months ago

1:06:01 Pituitory? Really?


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Last of the Wild Ponies - 4 months ago

56:15 "Just look for a Burning Guy..." But wouldn't that be all the way in Arizona?


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Last of the Wild Ponies - 4 months ago

The music that starts at 22:05 reminds me of "Ravine" from The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway by Genesis.


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Last of the Wild Ponies - 4 months ago

Everyone's talking about Crow being mistaken for Art, but no one seems to realize we've been calling Earl Shive "Dr. Forrester" this whole time.


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Matthew Boyle - 4 months ago

Ah, so this is the infamous episode where "art" was born! Does anyone know the episode where Joel calls him art crow? Joel was making a reference to Art Carney but the kid didn't get it


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Matthew Boyle - 4 months ago

He called me son! No wonder mom cries when I when I mention the sheriff!


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Matthew Boyle - 4 months ago

learned a new cheesy joke. "Have an accident?" "No Thanks just had one"


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Snuffy Wuffykiss - 5 months ago

Putting my leg up now.


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Jane Sproul - 8 months ago

I feel like a jerk for how much I want to pluck the little sister's brows, but they're seriously trying to become the same thing and that's terrible.


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Curtis Awful - 8 months ago

Sad I saw this movie prior to the mst3k version (I collect old horror/b-movies, probably in part because of the early influence of this show). I kinda wanna puke when he sings that stupid ass song. Leave it to the early 60s...


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Ted Chase - about 1 year ago

I'd never seen this one before, really nice episode.

Movie - "There've been giants before"
Joel - "There Might Be Giants"...


"Crow is... art?"
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Tyler Jones - over 1 year ago

AHA! That first artwork on the still screen must be why Pearl refers to Crow as art at some point. XD


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Tyler Jones - over 1 year ago

The majority of this episode is best viewed in the leg-up position.


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Lewis Nitzberg STINKS! - over 1 year ago

My ex's name is Gila. 'nuff said.


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NavySandman - over 1 year ago

I find it hard to believe they let the phrase 'skids marks' slide by without a comment. They usually pick right up on that level of potty humor...


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James GreyWolf - over 1 year ago

I think that a little jealousy shows up at the end of Tom's cinema routine. He is not mad at them for cutting in on his lines and messin' with his presentation. I think he is just plain jealous of the fact that they actually have legs and, therefore, can do the leg-up move.


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Mossie Wax - over 1 year ago

I just noticed that when Frank is clobbering the punching bags, he takes out the two spotlights that illuminate Deep 13's door...


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Teri Gee - over 1 year ago

So do you think that Frank actually drew that picture? It's pretty good.


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Johnny Darthwish - almost 2 years ago

those helmets they wear at the end are the original Lazer Tag helmets. pretty epic


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When he sings (whenever he sings, etc.) at about 34 minutes in, the melody sounds like the song My Name Is Mud by Primus and always kinda creeps me out.


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Dr. Despicable - about 2 years ago

Wait a minute - Hugh Beaumont? William Conrad? They're in the credits as portrayed by Mike & Kevin, but I have no recollection of either of them - did I have some sort of spell?


Law Enforcement
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Donald Petkus - about 2 years ago

The sheriff is pretty ineffectual. Can't even take photos of skid marks, gets policing tips from a tow truck driver, needs the state police to send an investigator, etc


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Alex C. - about 2 years ago

I think gila monsters are pretty cute. I'm fairly convinced they only used one because it has "monster" in its name. I mean, they never even play on the fact gila monsters are poisonous.


puppy.....
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Sean Barry - about 2 years ago

RIP Cortes the Killer 2012-2013


Gentlemen...
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"...Can't a robot admire his own back porch without being thought of as a strange...?"

This may have been my first episode of the show. Not 100% sure, but it's still a huge fave, regardless. 8)


Dear Mister Musician Guy
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NS - about 2 years ago

1. That's a banjolele.
2. You're holding it all wrong.


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"Next time you can get your precious Gypsy to help you!" I really love whenever they start bickering and getting pissy with each other.


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(puts my knee up) This episode is a lot funnier than I remembered.


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Stereo Catz - over 2 years ago

Dino may have been even funnier sober, but I guess we'll never know.


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Donald Petkus - over 2 years ago

TV's Frank sending Joel and the bots fan mail is a really funny idea.


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Dave Ryder - over 2 years ago

Damn...that freakin' "Mushroom" song. It's SO AWKWARD! And they make us listen to it TWICE! I actually squirm a bit in my seat listening to it...good stuff!


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Stereo Catz - over 2 years ago

Captain Morgan’s Cinema Blocking Rum.


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Stereo Catz - over 2 years ago

Oh, yeah, I saw bus-sized lizard tracks before. But I didn’t think much of it, that’s why I didn’t say anything.


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Stereo Catz - over 2 years ago

Ten minutes ago she couldn’t walk and now she’s carrying around the luggage of dead salesmen.


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Stereo Catz - over 2 years ago

1:01:55 There’s somebody in the back seat!


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Stereo Catz - over 2 years ago

He might want to hold on to that car for a little more than $695. His ‘32 Duesenberg J can sell for close to a million dollars today.


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Stereo Catz - over 2 years ago

Wow, Frank is perhaps the worst fighter I’ve ever seen.


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I don't know about anyone else here...but personally, I sing whenever I sing; when ever I Siiiiiiiing.


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Jacob Hill - over 2 years ago

Easy to miss, but when they reenter the theater at 26:10, the bots have been spanked during the commercial.


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James Krummel - over 2 years ago

One thing I loved about the riffs was at 15:27 when the sheriff opens the side door in Chase's shop and Crow makes that Frankenstein-ish moan. Cracks me up everytime.


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James Krummel - over 2 years ago

This was the first giant monster movie I saw (that I remember). I was six and it was a Creature Feature one friday night back in '72. I love this movie just because it introduced me to one my favorite things: giant monster movies. :)


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Elisa Farrington - over 2 years ago

53:16 - Leg up position that wasn't highlighted in Servo on Cinema. It happens when Chase moves next to his sister. He is so keen to get into the position that he bumps into her with an "OW!" from Servo.


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Elisa Farrington - over 2 years ago

Anybody else think of Andrew Wyeth's painting Christina's World when Missy is sitting in the field? (1:24:44)


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Elisa Farrington - over 2 years ago

That raspy, gravel spitting reptile voice cracks me up every time. Doesn't matter what they say either. "I'll eat him with relish, ha ha ha! Lizard jokes, heh heh."


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Sabrina Domingues - over 2 years ago

Oh, so this is the episode where Pearl got the idea to refer to Crow as Art. Wow - it's all coming together now... :)


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Teri Gee - over 2 years ago

Hasn't Joel put Crow and Tom together once before? ...was it in the KTMA season?


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Mike Sgro - over 2 years ago

This movie celebrates alcholism and skidmarks you just dont find that kind of hard hitting issues in movies anymore


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Austin Strong - over 2 years ago

These guys must have gone to the William Riker Institute for Putting Your Legs Up On Things. http://scienceclubforever.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/cool-riker-action-pose.png


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Mike Carmona - over 2 years ago

and thus began "TV's" Frank...


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Joseph Ewing - over 2 years ago

I think the fact that they cut parts from a movie to make it fit to the length of an episode contributes to episodes not making sense, which they joke about but are largely responsible for.


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Ernest Philpott - almost 3 years ago

I didn't even notice at first, but right as I sat down to watch this EP, I saw I had my leg up on my desk.

It's subliminal


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Nicholas Brownlee - almost 3 years ago

WOW!! The Art Designer is named Louis Caldwell, and right below, the Set Decorator is named Louise Caldwell! Probably just siblings, but if so that's hilarious that their parents would actually do that. Well, I thought it was funny...


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Cindy - almost 3 years ago

I'm just gonna say it. Am I the only one who actually liked the main character's singing???


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Kelly Slane - about 3 years ago

The "_ people watching this right now" needs to have "with their leg(s) up" after it for this episode ;)


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Sabrina Domingues - about 3 years ago

I love all the Munsters theme song references when the rat rods are on camera.


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Oh, and how can I forget "Servo On Cinema"? B'wah ha ha ha ha ha ha hah.


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Y'know, I just now pulled this off the backup pile for the hell of it, just to watch an episode I hadn't seen in a while, and about twenty minutes into it, I thought "jeezus, why did I take this one out of rotation?" Next thing I knew, I'd lit a smoke, popped a cold one, propped my knee up on the radiator and was totally into it.

Packed to the gills with badness... or, goodness -- Joel and the Bots singing that stupid "my baby sings whenever she sings" tune whenever a character's car rolls into the scene, Joel's asides in the gila monster voice whenever the gila monster shows up, the whole compulsive putting-your-knee-up thing... I totally forgot how great this one is.

It'll go great in a double feature with another Ray Kellogg masterpiece produced by Ken "Festus" Curtis, The Killer Shrews (Experiment 407).


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Proud Granmama - over 3 years ago

Lousiest police work...EVER!
*stated with my leg up*


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Puma Man - over 3 years ago

Wait... Did they resolve what happened to the kids? The dad seems pretty cool with accepting their death at the hands of the title character. And where are the girl's parents? Do they not care about her? And where's the stinger!?

Oh, and that girl must have been watching Jungle Goddess... Poor Art...


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Chris Bennett - over 3 years ago

How to make literally anything you say hilarious:
STEP 1: Talk in the lizard voice
STEP 2: "Blelelalelalelele"
STEP 3: ROFL


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Elel - almost 4 years ago

One of my favorite eps of all. The monster's 4th wall comments, the Captain Morgan moments, the shaken not stirred nitro, the twee little songs-- sooo much to love!