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513 - The Brain that Wouldn't Die



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NS - about 2 hours ago

Bill Cortner is ruthless and haughty
In his sleazy attempts to save Shawty.
Poor Kurt lends a hand,
But it's too late for Jan
Because everybody needs somebody.


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Teri Gee - about 12 hours ago

I've mentioned before that my dad watches a lot of old Westerns. He watched Cheyenne pretty much every day and yesterday, who did I spy in the episode? Jason Evers! ...better known in these parts as Bill Cortner, the sociopathic doctor. It was interesting seeing him because he was playing a good guy. The episode is called "Retaliation" if you want to check it out. :)

He was actually in quite a few things...including some episodes of Mannix. :)


Head or Brain?
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Tyler Jones - 10 days ago

So was this movie called "The Brain that Wouldn't Die" or "The Head that Wouldn't Die" ...? According to the credits, it's both. XD


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Justin Woodruff - 19 days ago

I actually have a DVD copy of this. I've shown it to a few friends to see how much they really like me. This and Hudson Hawk.


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Teri Gee - about 1 month ago

I was just thinking, as I watched this episode, that the actress who played Jan must have been really uncomfortable throughout the filming. She's probably kneeling or sitting on a chair, surrounding by a table with her head wedged in a vise and a pan of liquid around her neck. Way to go, Jan in the Pan! :)


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Teri Gee - 4 months ago

So she got a job as a doorstop. ...at least she's not a doormat.

...bad pun, huh? Really bad. I'm sorry. I'll go off and sit in my corner again.


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Glad this one is back. It was down for awhile.
Get a lol out of M. J. Pehl as Jan in the Pan. Surreal as a disembodied head staying alive is, you can't help but feel like her life would go on anyway in the decades since the setting of the story took place.


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Miles Uroshevich - 7 months ago

WAYS...


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Sean Barry - 8 months ago

Wow that was pretty dark.


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Sarahbean - 9 months ago

This movie has the sleeziest music ever! Five seconds after hearing the first porn-like music cue I wanted to go take a shower.


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Robert Brown - 9 months ago

Finally watched this, and am glad. I kept bailing early. The movie has a killer combination: stupid, boring and offensive. The hat skit is the highlight for me.


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Joseph Ewing - 10 months ago

The main character is so unappealing long before it's revealed that he's psychotic and murderous. Even beyond how he acts and carries himself, the way he even looks somehow is irritating. I wouldn't be able to even stand the actor outside of the role if I had been alive back then and knew him personally.


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Joseph Ewing - 10 months ago

So the entire secret to resurrecting a person who just died is massaging the heart? Oh, movie. Sweet, darling movie.


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Joseph Ewing - 11 months ago

I love the professional photographer wearing sunglasses during a shoot.


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Joseph Ewing - 11 months ago

What's the deal with the guy constantly saying things twice? "There are ways. There are ways." "Around. Just looking around. "When do you go back on? When?"


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Rosebud - 11 months ago

I love how the end credits have the NAME OF THE MOVIE wrong! Like the editor didn't care enough to even check that he had the name correct! And Crow's comment is great "Hey, it should be "The brain that wouldn't die the end".


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Bees on Pie - 11 months ago

Right after the first surgery, it kind of hit me. For people who were just wrist deep in chest cavity/brain, those surgeons' gloves and scrubs sure were tidy. The miracle of teflon?


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Rory Simpson - about 1 year ago

0:45:00 had cued me to look up the Powers of Matthew Starr, which is a thing. Only barely but a thing nonetheless. So, thanks for that.


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Sarahbean - about 1 year ago

Ssshhhh! I'm listening to my favorite radio station, K-Porn!


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Tanishia Williams - about 1 year ago

You have to respect a movie that truly embraces the tenets of medicine. Things like first do no harm, people with disabilities deserve to live, beauty is on the inside, transplant surgery isn't evil, and scientific research benefits mankind. Yup, all of those things were sure summed up in this movie.


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Phil Carstens - about 1 year ago

"And now, Mel Blanc makes his move."
"You're goin' out with me, varmint!"

I crack up so much whenever I hear that.


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Bruce Ellsworth Reed - about 1 year ago

...and introducing Cambot v3.0!


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Teri Gee - about 1 year ago

Okay, so he says that no one would trace them to the house because her body was burned in the wreckage. What about the car? Surely the police could look up the license plate and registration for the car. ...well, I'm making an assumption that there were license plates when this movie was made.


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porpoise13 - about 1 year ago

Honey Roasted...MMMM


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Elisa Farrington - about 1 year ago

After watching the first 13 minutes with TV Frank in his epic role as a freckled bratling, Mike ready with his towel to hitchhike through the universe, silly string, and the surgery riffs, especially the Ohio Express reference, 'This man had love in his tummy!' I forgot why I didn't like this episode.


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Matthew McMillan - about 1 year ago

Another of my top ten favorites. The sleazy music and how they riff it... excellent!


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Bruce Ellsworth Reed - about 1 year ago

I guess Mike, according to the Evils' minds, deserved what he got since he helped Joel, but did y'all notice Cambot is completely different and Crow's eyes have gone from white to yellow? Oh no...is he jaundiced?


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Paul Trieglaff - over 1 year ago

Mary Jo Pehl.... I'd hit it


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Kim Spence Dean - over 1 year ago

Love that Mike has to be told to bring Tom in the theater.


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Kim Spence Dean - over 1 year ago

"Now, here's how you do an Invention Exchange, bitch."


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Kim Spence Dean - over 1 year ago

This and "Hamlet" are my favorite episodes, hands down.


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Kim Spence Dean - over 1 year ago

"I've achieved a state of clear."


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Joseph Ewing - over 1 year ago

Why is it that when normal, sane people suffer a physical transformation in science fiction movies, they inexplicably become insane and/or homicidal? The Incredible Melting Man, this, The Beast of Yucca Flats, The Projected Man, Track of The Moon Beast, It Lives By Night. And that's only mst episodes. I JUST DON'T GET IT, besides it being an easy plot device that can be constantly reused without people ever giving it a second's thought.


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Teri Gee - over 1 year ago

I always make a point of watching the big episodes (cast changes, channel changes, etc), but I'll admit that this episode isn't my favorite, mostly because of how dark the movie itself is. They do a good job with it as always, but it's a bit grim for my tastes.


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Joseph Ewing - over 1 year ago

I think the reason fans were okay with Mike taking Joel's place was because everyone thought to themselves, "Hey, it's that guy who played every side character during the host segments."


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Mike Carmona - over 1 year ago

Maybe the armless assistant wouldn't have died so fast if he wasn't running up and down the stairs, or taking his sweet time to just contemplate life and his mistakes, all while listening to Jan's cackle!


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chris kaprys - over 1 year ago

and i think to myself...what a wonderful world...
10:49 'the human body's not a jigsaw puzzle to experiment on.' crow: "it's gnip-gnop." .. then see this: http://rapgenius.com/Beastie-boys-3-the-hard-way-lyrics#note-446036


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mikemorrisey - over 1 year ago

What man hasn't wanted to lop off his womans head and sew a better body under her?


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Mitchell - over 1 year ago

Big shout out to this film for being an obvious influence on "Re-Animator" as well as for showcasing some truly impressive and hardworking bras.


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Mitchell - over 1 year ago

That thing in the closet actually terrified me when I was a kid. Anything with messed up eyes really got to me. Of course this was also probably the first time that I, as a child, saw someone's arm torn out of the socket and their blood smeared all along the wall as they bled to death. Saturday afternoon movies were GREAT babysitters.


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Mike Summerville - over 1 year ago

NECK JUICE!!! YEA!!


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Zeb Casperson - over 1 year ago

Just noticed that the chainsaw Dr. F whips out at the end has "Deep Hurting" written on the blade. Goddamn I love this series


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Aileen Smithee - over 1 year ago

I once got to see a live stage production of this movie. And yes, I did call out "She's got neck juice!" at the appropriate time. Because I'm that much of a doofus. :D


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Bruce Box-Liker - over 1 year ago

This was an odd episode for me the first time I saw it. It was the first episode I saw when I first decided to seek out the series, having only seen the movie and Eegah approximately eight years prior. I wasn't yet aware that the host changed mid-series and, though it was clear that Mike was new to the satellite here, it was also pretty clear that this wasn't the series premier. It wasn't until a few episode later that I realized, "Hey, this isn't the same guy as before!"


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Kiri T. Unicorn - over 1 year ago

This movie is an incredible insult to some of my deepest-held values.

Why do I enjoy it so much?


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19:20---love when Tom does the Batman Announcer guy voice!!!!


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Frederick Jacob Luebker - over 1 year ago

How did he get her head off so quick? Was it already off and her hand just reached to him by some coincidental spastic nerve reaction or am I to believe that he reached in and decapitated her with his bare hands in less than three seconds?


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this is the very first one i ever rented! love it!


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Stephen - almost 2 years ago

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Fuzzy Skinner - almost 2 years ago

If it's not cheese then what IS it? Seriously, what is it!?!


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robbin505.4.u@gmail.com - almost 2 years ago

I want this episode back. This is one of my favorites and the inspiration for the classic movie "Frankenhooker". I think I'll have to find this and get the link.


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Rachel Anne Mullins - almost 2 years ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1-UFAhjRAY&feature=autoplay&list=PLF000F87FA181656E&playnext=4

Whose Line is it Anyway? Season 3, Episode 13. They guys dub a clip from The Brain That Wouldn't Die! It starts at 05:40ish


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So they admit to having voluntarily watched "Beast of Yucca Flats" prior to episode 621?


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Peakpasha - over 2 years ago

I love how Dr Forrester's Dream Crusher has the same ringtone as the President's phone in "Our Man Flint".


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Alex Stefanic - over 2 years ago

On the bright side, this movie did lead to some of the funnier scenes from "Re-Animator".


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Sage Harpuia - over 2 years ago

So that's why Servo can't get into the theatre on his own!


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Childe Harold - over 2 years ago

LOL Mark Hamill 'Corvette Summer' reference


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Stephanie~ - over 2 years ago

The "other dimension" jokes always kill me. lol


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Alex Stefanic - over 2 years ago

Mike perfectly sums up his first movie in 3 words:"This is sick!"


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Sitting through this turd is entirely worth it just for the stripper catfight.


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Ryan J. - over 2 years ago

The Whose Line Is It Anyway? fan inside me ssaw 1:13:37 and cried "Buy an encyclopedia! Buy an encyclopedia!!!"


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Ryan J. - over 2 years ago

Literally half of this movie is just that guy scoping out women like a stalker. I bet he'd fit right in with the cast of Twilight.


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Matt West - over 2 years ago

Looks like an absolute classic MST and the first with Mike?! I started watching one's with Mike so I am biased to him, however watching a bunch with Joel, I can see why its split on who people prefer.

I think they both are brilliant :)


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Rachel Adams - over 2 years ago

This episode makes me so depressed!


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David Pietrusza - over 2 years ago

*insert actor name here* is the Brain That Wouldn't Die!


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Guy Weddle - almost 3 years ago

Mikes cherry episode