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516 - Alien from L.A.



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Scott Korin - 8 days ago

This movie is really painful.


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The Princess Elizena - about 1 month ago

The end credits skit where they cap each other based on how 'womany' the other one's film taste is cracks me up! And yes, I have watched most of the movies they mention--with my mom!


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Snuffy Wuffykiss - 4 months ago

Is it good or bad that I've never seen ANY of the shows they reference in the end credits? I've never even heard of most of them.


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Snuffy Wuffykiss - 4 months ago

Don't understand why they keep calling her big boned. She is smokin hot from the first moment on film and the glasses and frumpy hair make her even cuter. I also think her voice is sexy in an anime kinda way. I was sad at the end when she "grew up" into just another boring popular girl.


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Matthew Boyle - 5 months ago

Did anyone notice in the credits the "vehicle gremlin" was played by troll hartigan? I wonder if that's his birth name? Good name for a b movie monster actor though.


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Matthew Boyle - 5 months ago

It somewhat annoys me that they have host segments that are pretty obviously supposed to show how much they know about (in this case) models. If you're going to make a commentary on it fine but if the joke is "look how much we know about asinine things" then it's not funny to me.


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Matthew Boyle - 5 months ago

Is it just me or does servo demonstrate an uncontrollable libido over the course of the show's run? If you don't know what I'm talking about watch the transparent man. There's a scene where servo loses it and mike has to hold him down.


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Matthew Boyle - 5 months ago

Wait are they or are they not in Istanbul? I saw something that looked like the hagia sophia and they made a joke about istanbul rejecting them but the mailman says the letter's from Africa and servo says this isn't even istanbul.


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Matthew Boyle - 5 months ago

Is this the first and only movie to show the life cycle of a letter from blank page to intended recipient's hand? Why did they think we needed to know how international mail works? If they were smart they would just have her get a letter and assume the audience understands that somebody wrote it, sent it to the post office, put on a plane to the U.S., then delivered by the mail van. Not sure about that last part, though. Although maybe this is padding.


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Matthew Boyle - 5 months ago

I just wanna know why!
Servo: It's your helium addiction


That telegram....
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Mitchell - 8 months ago

She gets a telegram saying, "You Father is dead. He fell down a bottomless pit." 1) who determined (and how?) that it was bottomless? & 2) If it's ACTUALLY bottomless he shouldn't be dead, he should still be falling.


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Mitchell - 8 months ago

It appeared there were no dogs in "Atlantis". Had there been, they would have given away Kathy Ireland's location every time she spoke with their agonized howling.


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Mitchell - 8 months ago

Come on guys! It's SO OBVIOUS! Kathy Ireland isn't repeatedly refered to as "big boned" throughout the film because of her physique! It's because of her effect on the MEN's physiques! ....just so long as she doesn't speak....


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Jordan Carpenter - 8 months ago

Y'know, in all this insanity, the thing I'm most hung up on is whether the British bathrobe guy is supposed to be piningly in love with Wanda's father.


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Buffalo Rider - 10 months ago

This is the movie that is the hardest for me to watch. The rest of the movies heckled by the MST3K crew go down quite smooth compared to this lumpy turd. It actually manages to make me angry while I am watching it. Others may bore me, or leave me questioning reality, but this one just makes me angry from almost beginning to end. Yet I still watch it anyway despite all the deep hurting it induces.


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Rosebud - 12 months ago

Still one of my favorite riffs of all time, "..don't laugh". "That's the stage direction!" as Kathy is reading directly from the script.


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B RYE the MST3K Guy - about 1 year ago

thats it im canceling my Kathy Ireland books on tape


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Crypto Dentist - about 1 year ago

What's ironic is, Kathy's glasses are in again now! Er, as of this writing.


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Robert Brown - about 1 year ago

First, the master-key quip to this movie is: "Shut up!"

Second, why was Ireland cast to portray an 8-year-old?


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Robert Brown - about 1 year ago

You did not see Clara Peller in her underpants: it's impossible!


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Steven Patrick Stevezilla Lee - about 1 year ago

Oh, that voice. Maybe if she sounded more like Wanda Sykes?.....


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Last of the Wild Ponies - about 1 year ago

Kurt Vend-a-gut?


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Kevin Chesser - about 1 year ago

crow's Kathy Ireland voice might be one of my favorite MST3K gags of all time.


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Lucas Sullivan - over 1 year ago

You ever notice how in the intro when it says "monitor his mind" Crow looks right into the camera like he's up to something fishy?


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James GreyWolf - over 1 year ago

Ok. Atlantis went down anywhere from 9,000 to 1,600 BC. At the time, what little English that existed was a purely Germanic language. It took Roman invasion for Latin to begin to effect English and eventual invasion of France and other romance based languages to further modify the actual words used in the language for Modern English to evolve. We still used sentence structure based on the original Germanic structure of the language, but were far more influenced in terminology by the Latin based languages. And the Australian form of the language did not begin to evolve until the early 1800s. So tell me. Please. HOW THE HELL DID A SOCIETY THAT SEPARATED ITSELF FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD IN at the least 1600 BC FIRST OF ALL LEARN ENGLISH AND SECOND OF ALL SPEAK IT WITH AN AUSTRALIAN ACCENT????????????????????????? (and a bad australian accent, at that) Just had to ask that question.


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Hank Williams - over 1 year ago

Yea know...considering the apparent budget of this film, I was impressed by the costumes and makeup.

I'm totally serious.


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G Strathmore - over 1 year ago

Oh God, this movie was so bad I can't even.


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Marie, The Herder of Sheep - over 1 year ago

"I'd slap this movie if I could."
Well said, Tom Servo. I'd like to do that, too. I could not possibly sit through this movie without the riffing.


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Creepy Girl - over 1 year ago

She sounds like Pinkie Pie!!


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Bryson Gerard - over 1 year ago

Actually I think her voice is kinda sexy. I know my opinions are not popular, but I have never courted popularity.


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NS - over 1 year ago

Young Wanda Saknussem goes seeking
For her dad, a poor man's Richard Leakey.
To her dull surprise,
Subterranean guys
Prefer their girls big-boned and squeaky.


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59:27 So apparently Atlanteans have Roy Lichtenstein prints...


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B RYE the MST3K Guy - over 1 year ago

due to his inability to handle anything with a woman without overheating i now dub Tom Servo to Tom Pervo


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bryan mccallum - almost 2 years ago

ok, heres a question...... whats more annoying, kathy irelands voice, or all the kids in the gamera movies? i cant decide.


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Roll Fizzle Beef - almost 2 years ago

"Wow, she's got a lot of pride and dignity." Thank you, Mike. Ha ha ha


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Michelangelo Roche - almost 2 years ago

More than the usual amount of marijuana gags this reel...: )


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Gal Dagon - almost 2 years ago

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"What is that over there?"
"what's it look like?"

It looks like a giant blue penis, is what it looks like.


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Brian Boring - almost 2 years ago

Anyone know what instrument Mike is playing during the midway break? (Or at least pretending to play).


I Survived this one!!!!!
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Marcus Hardy - almost 2 years ago

Jus finished this up my third try. This is a great episode, hoooooorrrible movie, but perfect example of those late 80s/early 90s b movies tht are were on cinemax or showtime at 3 or 4 in the morning. This episode though, funny as all hell. Note: the chick with the eyepatch i think was in Captain Powers and the Soldiers of the Future tv show back in the mid 80s..if anyone remembers that oldie...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eAA9rKZc-U


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Marcus Hardy - almost 2 years ago

3rd try at this one, 10 mins in, dont know if i cant handle Kathy Ireland. damn shes annoyin in this flick...


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Sean Barry - almost 2 years ago

Servo called them second-rate actors. I think he gave them too much credit.


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Sean Barry - almost 2 years ago

Lol I like the argument in the host segment about Clara Peller. I miss the days before widespread internet when you could argue about stuff for hours and no one could look it up on Wikipedia and end the debate.


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Sean Barry - almost 2 years ago

Awww seriously? ANOTHER movie with an Atlantis plot? Please kill me.


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Sean Barry - almost 2 years ago

Holy f*** how high is Kathy Ireland in this movie?


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Sean Barry - almost 2 years ago

Hey Crow knows his planes!


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Alex C. - almost 2 years ago

I'm 90% sure the whole "big-boned" thing is something left over from the screenplay or story that didn't make it over to filming, but was left in the movie because of incompetence.
I'm 99% sure it's not a statement that women should be small and skinny. You guys are giving this movie too much credit.


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Teri Gee - almost 2 years ago

You piece of filth!
Several pieces, actually.


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James Laramie III - almost 2 years ago

I declare this movie unwatchable. I guess I'll try again on another day. Damn you Kathy Ireland. Damn you and your nails on a chalkboard voice.


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Jon - almost 2 years ago

The credits are the best part.


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Rufus T. Firefly - about 2 years ago

While Kathy Ireland may be slightly taller than the average woman, it's not enough that she strikes me as "big-boned". If they really wanted to sell us on that idea they should have hired smaller actors or had her stand on a box or shot the scenes with everyone else standing several feet behind her like they did in "Lord of the Rings".


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Zeopo Bob - about 2 years ago

Funny thing is I can stand Kathy Ireland's voice but can't stand the Australian guys .


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Amethystia "Coco" Forrester - about 2 years ago

I can't believe this episode didn't make it to the top unwatchable mst3k movies just based on her voice!


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Tony T. - about 2 years ago

The General (the woman with the eye patch) reminds of the woman who played Zule in "Ghostbusters" ... Does anybody else see it?


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Rosebud - about 2 years ago

I thought I saw every episode 3 times and then this gem pops up. The first 20 minutes have some of the best riffs in the series! And that annoying voice just begs to be lampooned. (looking at pictures of herself): hmm, Daddy had a daughter!" "Daddy?" "Can you prove that?" And Mike sure does know a lot about super models. I love how he starts to take his wedding ring off as he names them...


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K.T. Robot - about 2 years ago

I really don't understand 98 laughs. I have been trying to watch this episode for years, but have always fallen asleep within 30 minutes. I have no idea what its about.


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Arianne Wingard - about 2 years ago

Why did they hired Kathy Ireland to star in this role ?, Her voice is .... annoying and she can't act.


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Dr. Despicable - about 2 years ago

It doesn't happen often, but they do tackle some movies I don't think I could get through without them - like THIS movie, for example...


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Just Johnny Baca - about 2 years ago

I wonder if they had to pay royalties to Miss Sakmnmnmnmnmnm.


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Josephine the Plumber - about 2 years ago

I couldn't get through this one. I got to the point where Kathy Ireland got drugged in the cafe, and I couldn't handle it any more.


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Mod-God - over 2 years ago

Hmmm, How many "Dull ones" does it take to make a "Shiny one"


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Mod-God - over 2 years ago

NORM!


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Morgan Zindzi T - over 2 years ago

I think the big-boned is in reference to her height rather than her girth. She's taller than Bambino who's the first to refer to her this way and she's typically as tall as if not taller than the other men of and women of Atlantis


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Joseph Ewing - over 2 years ago

Mike is the funniest Christian Republican on the planet. Actually, he's the only one,


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Realistic Action Batch - over 2 years ago

It's been a long time since I last watched this one. When I was stationed in Korea in 2000 my now-ex-wife threw out a bunch of my stuff, including all but one of my tapes. For years all I had was a single 9 hour SLP recording that I managed (through very, VERY carefully skipping commercials) to barely fit 5 episodes on. This one was the first on the tape, so I got pretty tired of it.


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Chris Lake - over 2 years ago

I still like it better than what I saw of the Super Mario Bros. movie.


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Chris Lake - over 2 years ago

It's like they went to Terry Gilliam's Brazil to shoot a Billy Idol video.


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Classicats - over 2 years ago

This is high up on my list of top ten worst movies I've ever seen.


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Classicats - over 2 years ago

Anyone else notice that Mike starts playing with, and briefly removing, his wedding ring while they're running through supermodels' names? lol


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Classicats - over 2 years ago

Why do the cave explorers carry a lantern AND a flashlight? Just bring two flashlights!


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Rhea - over 2 years ago

I still can't believe they actually decided to call her "Big-boned." The woman is/was a frickin' supermodel! And people wonder why our youth are at risk for eating disorders.


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Jerome Montgomery II - over 2 years ago

Alien from L.A A.K.A Scientology


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Jerome Montgomery II - over 2 years ago

Kathy with those Tootsie glasses yuck


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Bronn K - over 2 years ago

That scene at the end with her ex-boyfriend really bugs me. At the beginning she's everything that's unhealthy in a woman-she doesn't want to do anything or go anywhere. It's not just that she's afraid of flying. So she gets clingy when he tries to break up with her, telling him, "I'll change, tell me what to fix and I'll fix it," which is clingy and unhealthy. She needed to focus on herself a bit more and accept the person she was, and he was smart to recognize that he was not compatible with the person she was, and wouldn't try to make her change.

Then, of course, she does change. She grows more self-confident, she found an ability to travel and a sense of adventure, which might make her a good fit for this guy. But somehow he comes off as immature there, and she's somehow too good for him. It's like she's getting revenge for him for not deciding to control her life and tell her who to be. Weird.


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Marshall West Corbett - almost 3 years ago

"I would give anything to see my dad again. Except pancakes."


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Jenica Burgos - almost 3 years ago

This movie has everything except Toblerone.


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Stereo Catz - almost 3 years ago

It was a left-cross but I didn't really expect her to know that.


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Stereo Catz - almost 3 years ago

1:06:20 This scene might have been more emotional if they had met more than four minutes ago.


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Stereo Catz - almost 3 years ago

Kathy Ireland has been in like four movies and has done the hot-nerd bit in at least two of them.


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Stereo Catz - almost 3 years ago

Clara Peller died a full month before I was born, and she looked like a human-pug. I hope to never see her in her underwear.


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Stereo Catz - almost 3 years ago

I’m a little disappointed with myself that I’ve seen more of Kathy’s movies than her SI swimsuit editions.


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Stereo Catz - almost 3 years ago

"It's a culture that worships John Candy." My first thought was Tor.


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Stereo Catz - almost 3 years ago

"She looks like cousin It." Sounds like 'em too.


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Austin Strong - almost 3 years ago

I was giggling when the bots were saying "teats!", I lost it at "crushed ice".


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At 1:11:00(ish) we see toned down Klaus Nomi arguing with toned down David Bowie.


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Fredrick Stafford - almost 3 years ago

Kathy Ireland’s “Alien from L.A.” makes Cindy Crawford’s “Fair Game” look like Paulina Porizkova’s “Her Alibi!”


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Mike Carmona - almost 3 years ago

Love the lightsaber sound effect.


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Nicole Lupin - almost 3 years ago

Given the fact she is so young, I would imagine she would be a minus prescription for her glasses (generally short sighted). It was really bad form to have her squint at a menu and comically defer an opinion. Because she isn't forty five, her crystalline lens would be flexible and that menu should have been as clear as anything. Strange how to managed to spot her friend when she was arrested in a truck moving over bumpy ground in low lighting :P Not funny I know, but just saying...


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trumpy - almost 3 years ago

Dang, Mike knows a *lot* about supermodels of the 80s & early 90s.


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Leslie Doesn't Get You - about 3 years ago

They keep referring to Kathy as "the big-boned girl." I could understand that if the other women there were smaller than her, but they all seem of similar size.


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Jerome Montgomery II - about 3 years ago

Too bad Pauly Shore not in this movie to stink up the film much more


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robbin505.4.u@gmail.com - about 3 years ago

A bottom less pit? How does that work? So if you fall down one I guess you die of thirst?


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Josh Lane - about 3 years ago

I'm probably alone in this sentiment but I think Kathy Irelands voice is cute.


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Josh Lane - about 3 years ago

So your friendly neighborhood mail man can't find you at home? Your mailbox is unacceptable, luckily hes spent enough time stalking you to know where you work. Oh your not outside? Thats unacceptable lets just barge in the kitchen to give you your mail. Talk about rain, sleet, or snow, geez. I'm lucky if they even deliver my mail to MY box.


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robbin505.4.u@gmail.com - about 3 years ago

Oh man! I remember this from when I was a kid, just another one of those crappy 80's comedies about aliens. Anyone else remember these? Howard the Duck, Earth Girls Are Easy, My Stepmother Is An Alien, Etc...


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This video is back. My emotion? DULL SUPRISE!


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This video is still gone, so are at least 10% of the episodes here, and us MSTies emotions? DULL SUPRISE!


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Scooter Atreides - about 3 years ago

One of my personal faves. I even kinda dig the movie: I've seen it un-MSTied a few times.

But most importantly, this is the episode where I officially decided that Mike was going to be a fitting successor to Joel--I was on the fence at first.


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Stephanie~ - over 3 years ago

I really REALLY love these credits. lol So great!


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Olivia P - over 3 years ago

What are they doing during the credits? O_o


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Olivia P - over 3 years ago

Despite the fact the main character has a REALLY annoying voice, I actually kinda liked this movie. Even though I didn't understand half of it. But that might have been because I wasn't actually watching and just listening to the riffs.


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Kimono Dragon - over 3 years ago

So David Bowie teams with a 1-eyed Sheena Easton to stop Kathy Ireland from finding the Ark of the Covenant, and hooking up with Rowdy Roddy Piper. Do I pretty much have it?


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Robert Ferguson - over 3 years ago

Crow losing his eye balls, GUT BUSTER, yer KILLIN ME SMALLS. Abdominal PAIN.... Outta BREATH..... VISION BLURRY ..... MANIACAL LAUGHTER..... I'm being told to SHUD - DUP!!!!!


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John Curtis - over 3 years ago

It bugs the nerd in me that Tom says Mike grew up in Somerset, WI when they had previously stated that he grew up in Little Chute! Or maybe this was the first mention, I forget which episode it was...


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Childe Harold - over 3 years ago

'Blade Runner' via California Dreams


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Rachel Adams - almost 4 years ago

Oh my goodness! The music in the first scene is so powerful!


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Alex Stefanic - almost 4 years ago

So for the shy nerd girl you cast a three time Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover model?


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Laura S. Reinhard - almost 4 years ago

i can't get screen options or play controls on youTube for some reason? maybe a google chrome extension? i turned off a bunch...


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Dan Rudy - almost 4 years ago

Ick, Bruce McCulloch as Kathy Ireland as Wanda Saknussemm...


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Aaron Tyrrell - almost 4 years ago

how did it get from Africa to L.A. on one hour? the van said so thats how


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Victoria Mayer - almost 4 years ago

This one was a doooosy. Kathy Irelands voice is unbearable.


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Tom van Uijen - almost 4 years ago

The Youtube link is of much better quality.