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701 - Night of the Blood Beast



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Donald Petkus - about 1 month ago

I loved Mike trying to compose on a Linus style piano. Especially when he fits in the lyric for Kung Fu Fighting. Also loved how well the lyrics for Springtime for Hitler worked with the opening music for the short.


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Donald Petkus - about 1 month ago

Looking at the hole in the hull, the skin of the spaceship seems to a single ply piece of sheet metal.


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Crypto Dentist - 2 months ago

I want Guillermo del Toro to remake this with a few people that can act and a new script. Obviously, better special effects. You gotta hand it to Corman (okay he didn't direct but still), a movie with only one set could be a lot worse - this one isn't so terrible by MST3K standards. I think it's doomed not by the story but the script. A wounded animal that big isn't good.


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Scott A. Taylor - 4 months ago

Clayton trying to play 'Girl from Ipenema' .. oh that's just f***ing priceless!


Oh how gruesome!?! . I don't think soooo!
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Scott A. Taylor - 4 months ago

It's the 50's man .. the worst fate they could possibly ever imagine back in those days is not being married, or having a kitchen without the most futuristic appliances. And the worst, most grotesque, most icky, horrible death ever was being strangled.

Then came John Carpenter in the 80's who promptly showed us what a REAL nasty bastard of a alien a monster should be. .. I refer to 'The thing' of course. If you'd unleashed that .. or any modern alien on the 50's they'd have exploded quicker than the 'Eye creatures' .. though probably because they'd have thought the monster wasn't married (oh the horror .. the shame!!)


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Charles White - 4 months ago

Why is that alien called " The Blood Beast?" Where's the blood?


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Charles White - 4 months ago

Now we know where sea monkeys come from -- Steve (aka Johnny) and the Blood Beast!


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Joey Thomas Mackie - 4 months ago

"A wounded animal that big is not good"


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Brian Peter Vandenbroek - 5 months ago

I loved the skit where Crow tried to convince everyone he was pregnant just so he could get a free ride!!!


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Brian Peter Vandenbroek - 5 months ago

"Ladder" that same evening......


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Inklicker - 5 months ago

So...is the message of the movie "Your irrational impulse to destroy everything you don't understand is totally right"?


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Stephen A Nathe - 5 months ago

don't say rub, or grind, or moist, or hard, or gristle...


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Jane Sproul - 5 months ago

Every time, I feel bad for the actors who play the couple in this short. They're both actually really good and even have good chemistry with each other... and they're stuck in this piece of crap about phones.


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Rock Harris - 7 months ago

Anyone else notice the ... pauses that the one Steve makes on almost every lines he has?

It's like ... he's thinking of the rest of his line.


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Tom Levier - 8 months ago

Once upon a Honeymoon is probably my favorite short. Mike and the bots nailed this one.


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Bruce Box-Liker - 9 months ago

"Once upon a time -- or maybe it should be twice upon a time, since this story begins where most stories end..."

I dare you to try to make this sentence make sense.


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Morgan Zindzi T - 9 months ago

Wow they really went full cable in this season. The riffs and skits in this episode were as dark and dirty as they've ever been, and I loved every second of it. If the humor of the Joel era, particularly early on, felt like being tickled by little furry animals, then this felt like getting goosed by a mysterious hand under the dinner table!


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Stephen A Nathe - 10 months ago

PEARL!!!


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Emily Nelson - 10 months ago

This episode has some of the BEST riffs.


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Emily Nelson - 10 months ago

Gower Champion directed that short!? How much did they pay him to do an extended commercial for appliances! But I did always like this one, I think the final number is cute....


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Not Dave Chappelle - 11 months ago

Not many shows would gone with the Diogenes the Cynic joke (circa 0:52)

MST3K, the show that 'went there!'


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Joseph Ewing - 11 months ago

Who cares about a honeymoon after you've already been married a year? Why don't you have a baby shower when the kid is starting high school too.


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Joseph Ewing - 11 months ago

Clayton Debra Susan Forrester, haha.


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Hey! the Pregnant Astronaut{Michael Emmet} was the guy cheating with the Store Owners Wife in "Attack of the Giant Leeches" Poor guy must have been thoroughly Cormanized w/a little help from "Ski"


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I'm on my 4th Corman in one day!


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Bruce Ellsworth Reed - 12 months ago

I love the Thanksgiving's Day one but am surprised that, in this horribly pathetic P.C. world that we have started to live in, they mentioned prayer and God! Good for them, we need more people with guts out there in TV Land (no pun intended.)


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Jon - about 1 year ago

Once Upon A Honeymoon is one of the funniest shorts they ever did.


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Adam Neubauer - about 1 year ago

I always feel bad for Dr. F, it looks like Pearl really hurt his lip when she smacks the trombone. Smacks the trombone, heehee that sounds dirty.


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Elisa Farrington - about 1 year ago

The only real action in this film was the lizard running across the rocks @ 1:24:10.


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Teri Gee - about 1 year ago

Tom's speech as a mincemeat pie is such powerful stuff: I am mincemeat. I invade your inland waterways, choking off marine life. I move silently, attaching myself to pleasure craft. I am mincemeat. I am visited upon you. I hide in the curtains and I sleep in your hat and I take on the dreams of those who have slept there and nobody takes anything small into a bar around here!


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Teri Gee - about 1 year ago

The Turkey Day version is back on YouTube; so I added the link. It's link 2.


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Mod-God - about 1 year ago

Steve?!


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James Krummel - over 1 year ago

Don't care what anybody thinks, but I thought Donna was hot. Daaaamn.


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James Krummel - over 1 year ago

This episode holds special meaning to me for a number of reasons. 1.) It was the first one I caught when it initially aired on a local tv station up in Green Bay, Wi. 2.) I remember it confused the heck out of me at first because all previous ones I had seen were Joel and T.V.'s Frank (Yes, my first Mike episode) on Comedy Central. 3.) My confusion was quickly forgotten as the camaraderie and endless side splitting riffs totally won me over. Great episode.


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Joseph Ewing - over 1 year ago

Why did the blood beast find it necessary to drape the guy he killed over what ever that is they find him dangling from?


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Joseph Ewing - over 1 year ago

For having female writers, they were kind of sexist. Every female character was always joked about as if she was ditzy, even before they had a line in the movie.


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Kim Spence Dean - over 1 year ago

One of my favorite MST episodes. "Once Upon A Honeymoon" is endlessly quotable, and the treatments of Donna as not-too-bright and Older Doctor as terribly bitter in the movie are so funny.


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Mike Carmona - over 1 year ago

I remember in the MST3K Poopies! 2, poor Trace was bleeding after getting trombone slapped. I wonder how many takes it took to avoid getting injured...


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Mariah Osmundson - over 1 year ago

Is it wrong to give it a :D point just for the short? Because it's my favorite short ever. Who knows what it's about, AND WHO CARES!! YEAH!!


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Bees On Pie - over 1 year ago

Does Crow say "The Bloodbeast got mad and spun shitties on the lawn" at 1:18:22? I read a long time ago that people say "whipping shitties" to mean doing donuts and thought it was completely hilarious. Is that really a thing? And does Crow say it?


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Charyou - over 1 year ago

~18:30 "Hey, leave some room for the Holy Ghost." At church camp, this is what we were told during the dances... especially the SLOW dances!


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John Byrne - over 1 year ago

OK, this has been bugging me:
Were there alternate host segments for this episode? I seem to remember watching this one with different host segments. Specifically, there was some sort of dinner party with a bunch of guests that Frank had invited before he died, including Mr. B Natural, Satan, and Kevin Murphy dressed up as a cat.
Does anyone else remember this? Or have I gone completely bonkers? Or both?


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Reconst - over 1 year ago

About the short -- her husband is trying to write a song, something he gets paid for as a JOB and all, and her top priority is having a baker's dozen of telephones spread around the house despite having a working one in the living room...

Both the short and this movie were used on Whose Line Is It Anyway. In the short, instead of wishing, the cast sang about corn or butter or something. The movie involved the pregnant man eating too many sea monkeys.


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I think this movie might have used some of the same desert locations from Eegah.


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Wow She-Steve #2(A.K.A. Donna)'s hair is 30 years ahead of it's time.


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52:08 "His head's gone!" Yet somehow his shadow still has a head.


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Basic logic here. Just because the crash was three hours ago doesn't mean hes been dead that long!


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"Pills, pills, where are the damned pills!?" Coursing through her bloodstream if that little fantasy number was any indication.


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Yeah if I hadn't had my honeymoon and my bedroom had two separate beds I'd smoke too.


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Aileen Smithee - over 1 year ago

00:20:00 -- Definitely one of Gypsy's finest moments.


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Dakota Hyde - almost 2 years ago

"Ted never asks for his bag at home" Airplane XD


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Watching this episode while playing an online flash game which keeps getting interrupted by commercials...for shrimp. Coincidence? Probably.


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Jillian Hadley - almost 2 years ago

"They mean to win Wimbledon!" I really appreciate the Monty Python references.


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David - almost 2 years ago

I first saw and taped this episode during one of the Thanksgiving Day marathons back in the 1990s. It's not one that I can rewatch as frequently as Space Mutiny or Giant Spider Invasion, but I still find it laugh out loud funny once or twice a year. The little photographer girl was pretty hot for her day !


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Matt Connors - almost 2 years ago

As corny as it is, the short isn't actually THAT bad by MST3K standards.


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Nicholas Brownlee - almost 2 years ago

Hold on...I don't think it's just me; I have this episode practically memorized, however, I could swear there is an extra joke! "I'll drive this back to NASA." is said by Tom at 31:52...Weird.


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Nicholas Brownlee - almost 2 years ago

Many, many thanks to the person who just replaced this with a full-length version! This is one of my favs...especially with Mike (no offense to either intended).Classic. Art: You have my heart!


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Terry Wilson - about 2 years ago

I can remember watching this with some of my buddies when it first aired, and to this day whenever we have to fix something, we'll do some arbitrary task and go "There, I fixed it" and walk off. I don't think I've laughed harder at a simple 4 word riff then when Steve grabbed the ladder to stop if from swinging.


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Jeezus, talk about cheap... they've lifted pretty much the entire music score from Attack Of The Giant Leeches, including the jerky, staccato-plagued, spazzed-out opening theme.

And, what's with all the Steves? Granted, my journalism class in my senior year of high school had three guys named Mike (including me), but that was by accident; the writers of this stinkburger included two (three?) guys named Steve on purpose. I haven't been this confused since I struggled to keep the Kens sorted out in Fugitive Alien.


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Desiree Ashcraft - about 2 years ago

Is that alien wearin the same costume as worn by the old guy in Teenage Caveman? I would almost swear it is.....


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Kiri T. Unicorn - about 2 years ago

"The potato- Nature's Bouncing Betty!"

(Clarification for people who are less geeky than I am: a Bouncing Betty was a German WWII antipersonnel mine. They employed a small explosive charge to launch the mine about a yard above ground before it detonated.
VERY nasty.


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John Curtis - over 2 years ago

As others have said, this is a criminally-underrated episode. The guys are just on fire throughout, and they are constantly cracking up at each other. If you have a sleeper to recommend to someone, make it this one!


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Robert Ferguson - over 2 years ago

That is one DREARY short. If I knew my "RELATIONSHIP" angel was as DENSE as this guy, I'd become Hindu. And the reference to a stove gas explosion, that might work too. Love in the 50's.... musta been just HELL! Think about people, hair in ALL the wrong places, she stay's at home ALL day!! SEPARATE BED !!! Sure the cost of living was cheaper... Oops I'm ranting...


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wangson - over 2 years ago

god i love this episode!! it's absolutely my favorite. like leslie said, they all seem to be lovin' each other's riffs on this one. i've never laughed as much at one episode! particularly all the, "steve" bits. and, "did he have a skull when we sent him to space?" this episode is pure greatness!


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Gal Dagon - over 2 years ago

So... I take it they're watching Calvinball?


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Matthew Eickhoff - over 2 years ago

Stuffing vs. Potatoes is hilarious!


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Jacob Jacob - over 2 years ago

The short on this one disturbs me deeply. Seriously, what was that about?


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NSteve - over 2 years ago

Worth noting: there are two versions of this episode, the Turkey Day version and the regular one. I can't find the regular version as a full-length video, but here is part 1 of a ten-part playlist.


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This episode is great for the camaraderie between the guys-- they laugh a lot at each others riffs, something they don't usually do. I think Tom Servo starts it, like he has a bit of the giggles, then it spreads to the other guys. I like it; it really shows a warmth between them.


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RevJoan - almost 3 years ago

Love the relationship between Dr. Forrester's mother and "Art" : )