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406 - Attack of the Giant Leeches



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Robert Brown - 9 days ago

So this is what happens when a Harold Warren-type takes a bet that he can write better than "that hack Tennessee Williams" even with a hangover, on 48 hours' notice. Hunh!

Near the end, during a sorting out of the confusion exchange amongst the bots, Tom says: it doesn't matter.

No, it doesn't. Perhaps that is the theme of MST. What happens up there on the screen is of no importance, and you shouldn't bother your nominally-operative better brains beyond acknowledging their absurdity and cracking wise when the spirit moves you.

Though this ep is much-beloved, I still don't enjoy it that much. "Danger to Myself and Others" is funny, but it lacks the topical ellipticity and goofball energy of "Hike Up Your Pants."

I believe the Crash Corrigan serial is the oldest thing they ever watched on MST. 30s scifi had a distinct look and feel.


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To those who have recently arrived:

The copy of the episode we had up for a while had commercials from the broadcast on it. That's why we're talking about OJ Simpson and stuff.

Carry on.


Yvette Vickers
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Noah Nelson Nearth - about 1 month ago

My first non-humor post ever. It's concerning Yvette Vickers' tragic end.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yvette_Vickers
RIP Yvette.
Please, no laughs, just respect for someone who helped bring us MST3K.


Limerick #8
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NS - about 1 month ago

When you eat metaphorical peaches,
Watch out for the gigantic leeches!
An illicit romp
At the edge of the swamp
Can end badly, as this movie teaches.


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Hey little girl...would you like a salted nut roll? Mike dressed as a clown and saying this line has to be one of the creepiest MST3K moments ;)


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chris kaprys - 5 months ago

o.j. simpson's mom in the 1-800-collect advert up front omg!!! "save the one you call" =O


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Kill_whitey - 5 months ago

I love how many obscure Frank Zappa references are peppered throughout the series.... "Is that a real poncho, or is that a SEARS poncho?"....I remember reading that Frank was a huge fan very early on and went out of his way to contact the show so he could hang out at the set. I guess he became good friends with everyone in the cast and crew.


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Debbie Singleton - 6 months ago

When the camera pans to the barrel on the dresser, I love it that the bots say "hey"


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Dr. Despicable - 7 months ago

This experiment is such a rich tapestry of the hilarious, but, man - Crow's teeth in the "Danger to Myself and Others Song" segment just steal the whole show!


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Sean Barry - 8 months ago

Haha I'm gonna call the Playboy 1-800 number and see what happens.


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Not Dave Chappelle - 8 months ago

This one gets a laugh already for the 1-800-COLLECT commercial featuring 'O.J. Simpson's Mom'


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Michael S - 8 months ago

I'll never drink coffee again without thinking about this movie.... sigh


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Literally the first thing I thought when I saw Shop Owner's Wife, even before the guys made the reference, was "Holy shit! It's Kubrick's 'Lolita'!" All she needed was the heart-shaped sunglasses.


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Teri Gee - 9 months ago

GET DOWN ON YOUR ORANGE AND YELLOW KNEES AND KISS MY CLOWN FEET THAT I HAVEN'T KILLED YOU!

I read on another site that, if that particular line doesn't make you laugh, you don't really get MST3K. I don't know about that, but I LOVE this opening, followed by Tom's excellent haiku.


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Matt Towler - 9 months ago

Aahh! Their coffee cups in the host segment are the same colors as they are (Gypsy's is purple, etc.)! How did I not notice that before!


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Was that a "double entendre" in the Clorox commercial?


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Hey! I just noticed that Cal {the guy cheating with the Store Owner's Wife...well at least 1 of the guys,haha} and John Corcoran{the pregnant Astronaut from Night of the Blood Beast} are both the same guy! Michael Emmet you have played in some doozies....must be from the Corman/Kowalski Talent Agency :)


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Bruce Ellsworth Reed - 10 months ago

Maybe I have a dirty mind, well, I do some days, but at 00:10:50, "it certainly sounds like, "...and now, back to men with little (insert female pelvic region here)." I am sure he meant to say "trunks." Maybe it's just my bad speakers *fingers crossed*


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I love the “Run ‘til you drop” line. Everyone knows full well that the guy chasing them would drop LONG before either of them.


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Atlanticans, a great example of what thousands of years of inbreeding can do.


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1-800-Collect Saves murderous athletes’ mothers’ money!


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Tanishia Williams - 12 months ago

I saw the 2009 remake of this on Amazon Instant Video. I think my spleen just exploded from the sheer horror of watching a movie so bad that it made a 1950s black & white film look good. I was only able to stomach a few minutes of it. My eyes!!! They burn!!!


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Alyssa Transitoria - about 1 year ago

Random: Stephen King talks about having a crush on Yvette Vickers as a kid in 'On Writing'. She is pretty tasty.


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outerbark - about 1 year ago

Who has more stamina, the young fit couple or the old morbidly obese man chasing them? The answer is of course... the old morbidly obese man chasing them. I love it :)


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Bruce Ellsworth Reed - about 1 year ago

I LOVE commercials! Great times for visits to the fridge or the john and you don't have to miss a thing! Woohoo!


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James Krummel - about 1 year ago

And the best riff award goes to Tom Servo this episode for the glorious retort of "No. Make me." when the doctor says "Go on." at 1:37:22. Just brilliant.


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Elisa Farrington - about 1 year ago

The most exciting part was when the Giant Leech walked out of the garage. It looked kinda like an elephant to me though.


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Colleen Swiggum - about 1 year ago

damn this show is old, an oj commercial before he became a convict...


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Mike Carmona - over 1 year ago

I'm reminded of the Angry Beavers. "The howler leeches are coming! Send more money, I'll send more stuff."


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Jerome Montgomery II - over 1 year ago

i like that football scene in that short i wish football was like that now instead of this flag football we've today.


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Mr.J - over 1 year ago

I enjoyed this movie and the riffs. I'd say its a little underated.


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CeaCea is a Sky full of Stars - over 1 year ago

16:46: David Crosby, NO!!!


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Cindy - over 1 year ago

Does anyone have the mailing address of the original uploader? I want to ship him a better VCR! Yikes, that was so jittery it bothered my eyes!


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Cindy - over 1 year ago

Is anyone else riffing the commercials?

"Is this like a lamp you rub or something?"
"No, you'll rub something else!"


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Desiree Ashcraft - over 1 year ago

Is the general store owner the same guy as in Daddy-O?


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Oh wow, you guys, do you remember 1-800-COLLECT? I love these videos that have the commercials still. Takes me back!


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Mike as a clown baiting Gypsy with a salted nut roll will probably haunt my dreams. *shudders*


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glenn-s - over 1 year ago

I seen the modern remake of this "leach"movie. Just as BAD :(


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Desiree Ashcraft - over 1 year ago

The nerd rocker in me loves all the classic rock references! Gotta love Aqualung riffs!


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Purple Pie Man has been a priest to Poseidon for decades.


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Scooter Atreides - almost 2 years ago

Y'know, it just dawned on me that there are at least three Atlantises in MST3K: The underwater Atlantis in Undersea Kingdom, New Atlantis on Jupiter's moon in Fire Maidens From Outer Space, and the Atlantis below Egypt in Alien From L.A

Did I miss any?


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Robert Ferguson - about 2 years ago

37:00 min. I like the fact that the Game Warden points the business end of his gun right AT that dingbats face, finger ON trigger. Now..... had the hammer been back, THAT would have been coup de grace.


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Kimono Dragon - about 2 years ago

So your saying the fat guy who forced his wife and her lover into the lake at gunpoint, indirecly causing their deaths, just walks, huh?


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NS - over 2 years ago

My SOL Insty Adolescent Kit didn't come with ecstatic feelings of immortality. Who do I contact for a refund or replacement?


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Elel - over 2 years ago

And the award for the most ear piercing voice in a vintage short goes to... BILLY!!