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420 - The Human Duplicators



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Shaped Like a D'Anjou Pear
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hippiekarl7 - about 1 month ago

Believe it or not, William Conrad was first known for his gravelly baritone reading-voice--not his stupendous waist-line: he was Matt Dillon on the original radio program 'Gunsmoke'. When the franchise moved to TV, Conrad was done; Matt Dillon was to be tall and lean on TV (as he was in the 'mind's eye' descriptions on radio) *and* have an instantly-familiar resonant baritone acting-voice. I heard they asked Buddy Ebsen and Peter Graves (both 6'5"); Ebsen didn't have a 'Matt Dillon' voice, and Graves was busy making giant-bug movies(!). Graves suggested they ask his brother *James Arness* (T. Servo: "Hulking, expressionless pseudo-cowboy James Arness...tonight, on 'Biography'..."). William Conrad took a hiatus after the radio show, and finished getting into shape to return to drama in such Quinn Martin productions as 'Cannon' and 'Jake and the Fat Man'. Old friend Buddy Ebsen eventually got to be a QM private eye, himself, as a Retirement Gig.
UH-OH! The refrigerator just went off!!!


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Bill Smee - about 1 month ago

RIP, Dr Kolos.


Richard Kiel
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Eileen Fay - 4 months ago

I actually like the way Richard Kiel's voice is so tender and polite with the blind lady in early scene, and later, too. And hey! He's not that bad an actor, as some say here.


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Joe Comer - 5 months ago

This is Joel & the Bots at their best!!! The film is a good reason why Kiel got to play Jaws in the 007 flick, THE SPY WHO LOVED ME (great movie, by the way)!! They took one look at performances like this one and said, "Hey, he can't act. So lets gave him a role where he isn't required to"...heehee!!! Favorite line: He's being attacked by the Jordanaires".


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Just Johnny Baca - 6 months ago

I am Kolos Van Eegah, not the love child of Lurch and Michael Shannon.


Terpsichore!
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MarkLedoux@biteme.com - 7 months ago

I think the main character is calling the blind girl Terpsichore, the Greek muse of dance. Thanks, Google!


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James Laramie III - 7 months ago

I'm so glad I found this episode! This is probably the second episode I ever saw and I could not remember the name of it. When Crow reads the title backwards I lose it everytime! This one is gold.


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Ray Garraty - 8 months ago

The actress that plays the blind pianist also played Zetha in The Phantom Planet, where she was mute.


kapow!
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Sean Barry - 8 months ago

Hahahaha Joel and the bots really dismantle this one good!


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Josh Lane - 9 months ago

I've noticed a lot of comments about the mads laughter and why, might I point out what the episode number is, 420 anyone???


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Hank Williams - 10 months ago

I like how the quality of thith video ith bad and Tom and Crow have a lithp.


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Joseph C Goodson - 10 months ago

Really funny episode. The ending of the movie reminded me a little of Halloween III.


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Rusty Shackleford - 10 months ago

The Mads invention! I just...hahahaha! William Conrad! Ahahahahaha! You see, it's funny cuz - hahahahahahahahaha!


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Aileen Smithee - 11 months ago

00:40:45 - Whoops! I think they meant Judy Holliday (from Born Yesterday), not Polly Holliday of "Kiss My Grits!" fame.


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Aileen Smithee - 11 months ago

The kindest thing you can say about George Nader in any role: He manages to be marginally more animated than John Agar.


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Punch Rockgroin - 12 months ago

Look at the jaw on that alien. Is that Robert Z'Dar's dad or something?


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Punch Rockgroin - 12 months ago

Seriously, with the laughing mads...too much ether guys, dial it back a notch.


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Richard Deakin - about 1 year ago

I don't get why the mads were laughing soo hard, this movie was no laughing matter at all, was more like a sleeper than anything lol. The William Conrad refrigerator alert was extremely insulting to William Conrad but actually real funny. William Conrad did do "Jake and the Fatman for heavens sake you know! As for Richard Kiel's acting ability, now you know why he mostly does silent scenes lol. Trivia: Richard Kiel was in another MST3K flick. He was in "Phantom Planet" as the clutsy captured Solarite that mis-steps the disinergration panel and has to be basically pushed back on it cuz he can't see or move in that big-ass costumes he's wearing lmao!


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Bruce Ellsworth Reed - about 1 year ago

The beginning of the episode's laughter is totally infectious!


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Elisa Farrington - about 1 year ago

43:10 Rhubarb rhubarb, Servo rhubarb...


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Rusty Shackleford - about 1 year ago

The Hugh Beaumont segment is the best host segment in the entire episode hahaha


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Elisa Farrington - about 1 year ago

Dr F's grey streak in his mustache is getting bigger.


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I have 2 say, everytime i c the following, it tickles me into a laughing stupor: when Kiel starts talking in the beginning & Crow says "Oh-Kaay" imitating his voice... oh wow. And 2nd when Tom & Joel also bring their versions of his voice in...oh man too funny!!!!


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Josh Lane - over 1 year ago

WHY IS EVERYONE IN THIS EPISODE TALKING WITH A LISP?


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Mike Carmona - over 1 year ago

The android Pinatas would be the perfect party favor for a mechanic/ engineer.


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John S - over 1 year ago

I love the bots' reaction to Joel's invention in the opening skit.


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Jerome Montgomery II - over 1 year ago

Tis movie had fight scenes like on Batman and the movie was like a lame episode of Star Trek.


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Jerome Montgomery II - over 1 year ago

The set in the begining of the movie looks like a Game show set.


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Ray Garraty - over 1 year ago

Underrated


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Desiree Ashcraft - over 1 year ago

Poor William Conrad.....


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Desiree Ashcraft - over 1 year ago

My nerd really came out on the modification sketch. As Tom was describing the Cellwall design, I'm sitting here thinking, "oh, the lytic cycle!" Yeah......


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This blonde sounds like Norma Cassady, Lesley Ann Warren's character in Victor/Victoria.


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We have a blind girl living here so let's fill the house with hard corners, sharp medieval weapons, and stairs without guard rails.


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46:25 Now we know where Bruce Willis comes from.


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Gale would later go on to work for the Joker.


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"Martin, Glenn Martin..." DDS.


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I loved Joel's spaceship made out of a spare Crow.


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Matt Harris - over 1 year ago

"California, the only place where you have to sign-in to go outside."


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Russ Fry - over 1 year ago

Mike's Hugh Beaumont freakout is truly classic! One of my favorite characters that Mike plays throughout the show.


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Bruce Box-Liker - over 1 year ago

So, there are two MST3K movies that feature stiff, lumbering killer giants being charmed by blind pianist women.


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Rebecca Richards - almost 2 years ago

....after watching this movie, I suddenly understand why Richard Kiel usually plays silent characters.


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Davey Death Ray - almost 2 years ago

Forrester and Frank trying to do their invention exchange is one of the greatest host moments. It makes me crack up every time! Please tell me I'm not alone...


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The professor was the bad guy/husband in "Gilda"! I love when random character actors pop up in these MST films.


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Bradley Bird - about 2 years ago

I'm just watching this episode because it's #420.


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Jason Edwards - about 2 years ago

Whoa! Got riff-back on that one.


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RevJoan - about 2 years ago

1:09:01 Mike does the greatest Hugh Beaumont ever! XD


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Brad D - about 2 years ago

I am with Kevin Drake. This is a classic episode.


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Kimono Dragon - about 2 years ago

Kept waiting for Richard Kiel to smile with his James Bond "Jaws" metal teeth. Like the best of MST3K, the flick was so bad, that it was good.


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Kimono Dragon - about 2 years ago

Loved the preview of Mike Nelson, playing Hugh Beaumont. "Think my wife greets me at the door in Saran-wrap and stiletto heels? No!"


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Kevin Drake - over 2 years ago

One of my favorites that gets no love.


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Jimmy Porto - over 2 years ago

I like this movie because Richard Kiel actually gets a chance to act. Most of the time he is either silent (as in the Twilight Zone episode, "To Serve Man"), or just grunts.


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Stephen - over 2 years ago

With that guy's voice, I can't believe they don't make any Scarlet Pimpernel riffs. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01i19qog8Pw