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518 - The Atomic Brain



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James GreyWolf - 16 days ago

Oh, one of those times I WISH I was working on the writing staff. It is such an easy Riff.

Austrian girl to doctor: "Surly, you don't want to compare yourself with Dr. Correll."

I will compare myself with Dr. Correll. And stop calling me Shirley.


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The humanity - 17 days ago

I'm glad Mike posed the question about the cat brain requiring padding in the head to keep from moving around, as I was wondering the same thing


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Tommy Toms - 3 months ago

Fun fact: this movie used music from Beast of Yucca Flats. I thought one of the blasting horn parts sounded familiar - apparently Gene Kauer, this film's composer, was uncredited on Yucca Flats, but imdb says he was one of the three composers (three composers!) on that film. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054673/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm


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Stephen A Nathe - 3 months ago

wasn't this sorta ripped off by a TREEHOUSE OF HORROR Ep of Simpsons where Burns uses Homer's brain in the giant Homer-like robot he makes??


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NS - 4 months ago

Three little maids, lacking caution,
Get mixed up in Frank's deadly concoction.
He surely regrets
Blending people and pets
When the cat takes the nuclear option.


Scary Old Teacher
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Eileen Fay - 4 months ago

I love it that the tough "gang" kids were fazed by the very thin old lady high school teacher coming down the hall. She said nothing, just raised a finger, and they skedaddled! Ah...the good old days when authority figures were mean!


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Michael S - 5 months ago

The next weekend dad's golf buddies come and beat up Jaime!


Cutesy ass metronome
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31:23--Seriously? They timed the Bugs Bunny sneaking-up music to her hips swinging?


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Bronn K - 5 months ago

I fail to see what's so "Atomic" about this "Brain."


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If there were a list of the most anti-feminist* movies MST3k riffed, it's pretty damn likely that this would be on it. Not only do you have a looks-obsessed, vengeful "hag" (sorry, it's the archetype I'm meaning here) as the Big Bad, you also have a misogynist narrator, repeated instances of the young women begging the mercy of totally unthreatening old men (patriarchy), and a karmic system that punishes any of the young women that actually try and stand up for themselves. I mean, seriously, every female in this movie suffers a purposelessly horrible fate (though screw the old lady). Jeez, it's a friggin' feminist's nightmare,

* This word doesn't quite capture what I'm mean, but I'm feeling dumb right now and its the closest I can pluck from my head.


Voice Over Guy
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Donald Petkus - 9 months ago

Wasn't that Ed Kemmer (earth versus the spider) doing the narration? It was too bad that Magic Voice and Voice Over Guy were not meant to be.


JD Short Music Familiar
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Donald Petkus - 10 months ago

It's funny to me that the short uses the same music for the Adventures of Superman with George Reeves. Way too dramatic for what's going on.


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It never occurred to me that Dr. Frank imitating Crow was basically Trace imitating himself, but tha'ts only because I get into this show so much that the characters are 'real' to me, I never think of them as being actors :)


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Eulalia Vox - 11 months ago

Five of my favorite bits in this episode:
1) Trace imitating himself as both of his characters. Awesome.
2) Mike throws Servo into the theatre. "That wasn't very nice." lol
5) "It's Trixie Belden and Honey!" My mom had a bunch of those books and I loved them as a kid. My pre-Nancy Drew stage.


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Meh, she would have been old again by now anyway.


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All this Nena and not a single luftballon.


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Now what’s racist about calling someone from Mexico Mexican? Where did that come from?


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Instead of just doing Doc Forester’s voice, crow instead does a different third voice. And then Doc Forester does an even different fourth voice when pretending to be Crow. ???


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Joseph Ewing - about 1 year ago

He fit a human brain in a cat's head? That must have been like having someone sit on a over-packed suitcase while zip it closed.


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Punch Rockgroin - about 1 year ago

Haha Mike sings a little Back in the USSR about 31 minutes in.


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Elisa Farrington - about 1 year ago

My parents have The First Family album (1962) that spoofed the Kennedy's (classic good-natured ribbing) including Jackie's tour of the White House. The riff @ 36:05 reminded me of it.


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Bruce Ellsworth Reed - about 1 year ago

Why can't I look at the "chestical objectable" area? *eg*


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Tank Rambo - over 1 year ago

Chin puppets are creepy.


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Teri Gee - over 1 year ago

"I'm a practical woman, Dr. Frank."
Now, lop my head off!


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Mike Carmona - over 1 year ago

Stuffing the old bag's brain into the cat's skull must've been quite the task!


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Fredrick Stafford - over 1 year ago

Like you, this movie left me with many questions about the sustainability of my sanity. However, I can say with all confidence that Bea’s (Judy Bamber) Michigan-British accent sounded no phonier than Renée Zellweger’s Texas-British accent in those horrid Bridget Jones movies. And in that I can take some small comfort as I go on from this…


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Carrie is So Very - over 1 year ago

That opening sketch is evidence that at least one of the writers bears the psychological scars of an advanced Theatre degree. :p


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Bronn K - over 1 year ago

Wait a minute, that's Mike doing the Trumpy callback at 34:55. He wasn't even on the Satellite for Pod People! He's not supposed to know about that...


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Bronn K - over 1 year ago

City Council member from the short: "Mr. Ferguson is right, and these kids are right, too." Basically all Mr. Ferguson said was that he invited the kids there, and then introduced them, and all the kids had said was, "You guys talk about teenagers as if we're all a bunch of freaks." So it's really confusing what he's agreeing with-I expected the kids to actually have something to say after all the drama of the chase scene to the courthouse. Then they had no idea what to say-guess they didn't think that one through.


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Sam Garland - over 1 year ago

Mike threw Tom! Hahahahaha!


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Edmund Wolfe - over 1 year ago

Anyone else find it kinda meta that Crow imitates Dr. Forester while Forester imitates Crow, while both being the same person? Kinda makes it funny on a whole different level.


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Marie - over 1 year ago

Someone wrote in asking what the 'k' in MST3K stands for?? Doh!!! Love Servo's answer!


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Joseph Charles - over 1 year ago

Links dead. Someone replace please!


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Super McWonderfull - over 1 year ago

The doctors name is Dr.Otto Frank... which is crazy because Otto Frank was the name of Anne Frank's father (Diary of Anne Frank)... creepy.... He was the only survivor of the family ... so also a little sad too ....


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Aileen Smithee - over 1 year ago

I can't believe that neither Fake German or Fake English Yahoo could find the gumption to just push the old lady down a flight of stairs. It's not like they lacked for opportunities.


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Kelly Slane - over 1 year ago

"Norm! Norm! Norm! Norm! Norm!" Love the short!


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Kimono Dragon - almost 2 years ago

As I narrate the movie non-stop, not allowing the actors to get a word in edge-wise, their frustration grows. Will they speak in the next scene? Even a single line of dialogue? It's doubtful, because I...


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Sabrina Domingues - almost 2 years ago

This movie was originally titled "Monstrosity" and for good reason - it was so very bad it was a monstrosity! "The Atomic Brain" is the title for the TV release. (Thanks Wikipedia :)


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Cliff Beefpile - over 2 years ago

I love it when Mike tosses Servo into the theater.


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Chris Bennett - over 2 years ago

Oh man, thank god for the riffs because this movie is sooo incredibly bad!


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Gal Dagon - over 2 years ago

Magic voice skit FTW.


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NS - over 2 years ago

Sometimes I couldn't tell who was meowing: the catgirl, or one of the guys.


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Peakpasha - over 2 years ago

So, that mad scientist, who uses dead bodies for his experiments is called Dr. FRANK? Subtle.