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409 - The Indestructible Man



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86 laughs

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Teri Gee - 19 days ago

So...in that opening, did they all change puppets or did they just run the same puppet and move the mouths as the other was speaking? I was mostly thinking about Gypsy who is, from what I understand, extremely difficult to maneuver.


Incongruous Technologies
1 laugh

Donald Petkus - about 1 month ago

Atlantis has flying machines, cruise missiles , and tanks, but the warriors rely on swords and horses. Just like in space operas like the Flash Gordon serials.


1 laugh

I love Joel's 'paranoid delusions'


1 laugh

Gary Rothbard - 4 months ago

fantastic!


Regarding the Invention Exchange
1 laugh

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If you had to guess what the Mads' invention was, what would you say?

Also, I'm crazy about "The Calling of Lot 49", but yeesh, "Infinite Jest" is easier to get through than "Gravity's Rainbow"...


Sarcasm? nooooooooo.
2 laughs

Sean Barry - 6 months ago

Awww man I can't wait until Undersea Kingdom part 3! The suspense is unbearable!


Dashing about on Horses
2 laughs

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Donald Petkus - 8 months ago

It seems there is a lot of pointless racing about by horsemen. It was a time when cowboys were cheap to hire as extras and stuntmen. So the studio used them. What was the point of that chariot anyway?


3 laughs

Eulalia Vox - 8 months ago

Every time they mention Dr. Pepper LipSmacker, I get struck by a hardcore wave of nostalgia for some reason. Also, I appreciate the Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show reference.


3 laughs

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Joseph Ewing - 12 months ago

Monster-made man? Did they mean to write that?


3 laughs

Joseph Ewing - about 1 year ago

I know it's just a show and I should really blah blah, but from what I've seen, the bots don't have to imagine what they would do if they were indestructible, they've shown themselves to be, time after time.


3 laughs

Elisa Farrington - about 1 year ago

The Lon Chaney Eye Thing - one of my top host segments - so simple yet so funny. "In run the Butinskys"...my mother used to say that.


3 laughs

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Donald Petkus - about 1 year ago

By the time of the Indestructible Man, Chaney's alcoholism was so advanced apparently he couldn't be trusted with much dialog. Looks as though he's going through the motions trying to imitate his Universal Studios Frankenstein monster. His early acting showed promise. Maybe his Lenny in Mice and Men type cast him out of A movies.


5 laughs

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Cliff Beefpile - about 1 year ago

Also, watching the end of this episode--the part where Mike and Kevin are cops--is hilarious to me. Seeing how all four of them are just barely holding it together, especially after watching the "Poopie" outtakes videos and just how much they struggled not to laugh, makes it all the more funny.


5 laughs

Cliff Beefpile - about 1 year ago

This episode deserves way more laughs based on the poop jokes alone. And the riffs during the endless exposition scene are hilarious.


3 laughs

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Fredrick Stafford - about 1 year ago

You know kids, watching this I almost lament for a time when a guy named Richard ‘Dick’ Chasen could still proudly call himself Dick Chasen because he wasn’t teased into madness as a teenager and then take a classy stripper to a drive-in diner in a car with no front windshield and ply her affections with hamburgers and coffee (hamburgers and coffee?!) and cap it off with a long mind numbing absurdly mundane nearly suicide inducing monologue and have considered it very successful foreplay! ...I said almost.


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Graeme Cree - about 1 year ago

Blooper in this episode. Dr. F says that the movie stars "Casey Adams of Catalina Caper fame", then puts on a skipper's hat and imitates him. Casey Adams/Max Showalter, who appears in this movie does look a lot like Del Moore, the guy in Catalina Caper, but they are in fact two completely different people.


2 laughs

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Anyone know why every time someone in the movie says the word "switch," Crow says Jimmy Smits?


5 laughs

RevJJVQ - about 1 year ago

Interesting.
This episode has only 33 or so laughs, but close to 100 quoted riffs.


5 laughs

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That ending makes my skin crawl. The cop gets the burlesque dancer fired because "I figured being my wife would take up all your time." And she actually answers, "Even if I wanted to say no, I couldn't. You're not supposed to say no to a detective." Eww. Get a backbone, lady!


3 laughs

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Russ Fry - over 1 year ago

Wow, a whole 'being chased by cops through a sewer' scene and not one Third Man reference...


3 laughs

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Squimy screams just like a peacock.


2 laughs

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starman 76 - over 1 year ago

cereal novels!


10 laughs

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Kelly Slane - over 1 year ago

So the non-blinking girl... Weeping Angel nearby?


3 laughs

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Desiree Ashcraft - over 1 year ago

I thought this one was a bit ok when I first saw it. Then I watched it again, and really saw all of the sewer scene. Oh...my....gosh!!!!!!!!! Just about "pee my pants" funny!


3 laughs

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Tom Servo's puns - over 1 year ago

I think this episode has the most unbalanced laughs-to-best-riffs ratio on the whole site.


2 laughs

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Scooter Atreides - over 1 year ago

I wish they'd kept goimg with Undersea Kingdon: It's better than Phantom Creeps OR Radar Men From The Moon.


2 laughs

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Kelly Slane - almost 2 years ago

Hey, is the doctor who brought him back to life Leon Ames of "On Moonlight Bay" and "Meet Me in St. Louis" fame? The dad in both? Or just an incredible simulation?


8 laughs

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Kelly Slane - almost 2 years ago

I love when the trio reads the other front page news highlights other than the headline that you're supposed to read... "Oh look, building code under fire!"


6 laughs

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Dana Xu - about 2 years ago

BLINK!


7 laughs

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Kimono Dragon - about 2 years ago

An entire movie of exposition, really? Take out the narration and them explaining previous facts that led them here, and the movie is less than 6 minutes! Perfect for MST3K to harpoon.


8 laughs

Hell, I'm surprised this Experiment only got 4 laughs. I thought this one was pants-pissing funny. The Invention Exchange is a classic, and the Any Excuse For A Parade Parade is pure gold. The movie contains one of my all-time favorite riffs, from Servo: "Jeez, I gotta take a big indestructible whiz!"

I saw this one for the first time on local TV here (DC) on "Count Gore DeVol's Saturday Chiller". It was nearly his best work, but I had to nab a copy when I found it on archive.org because I really loves me some Lon Chaney, Jr.

I saw Cheney Jr's name in the credits to "Undersea Kingdom" but despite my having viewed both episodes multiple times, I still can't spot him.

I was actually disappointed that Joel or the Bots passed on a chance to mock the detective's name -- Dick Chasen -- even as I was sniggering like a fool.


10 laughs

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Mariah Osmundson - about 2 years ago

The guys are too classy to make fun of it, but the main cop in this movie is actually named Dick Chasen! (Dick chasin'?) LOL.


7 laughs

Peakpasha - over 2 years ago

You know, it's interesting, that Lon Chaney Jr. is both in the short and the movie.