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912 - The Screaming Skull



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Teri Gee - about 1 month ago

So...Joel must have really been feeling weird the day he programmed Tom Servo to turn into a butterfly...and gave him a spinneret as well. One of those space mad days, he was sitting there and instead of "finding found objects", he thought, "I'm going to turn Tom Servo into a butterfly!"


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Dr. Despicable - about 1 month ago

Those faces at 1:27:27 - brrrrrr!


Surprise Etiquette
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With no prior notice, the Reverend and Mrs. Snow show up at Eric's house. Then, as they happily greet Eric, Mrs. Snow says, "What a wonderful surprise." Then to Jenny: "This is a lovely surprise." It seems that the person doing the surprising shouldn't say how great the surprise is.


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Bruce Box-Liker - 3 months ago

I love the 19:30 mark, where Mrs. Snow leans in to give Eric her hushed opinion of his new wife. That must have been weird for Jenny, being literally physically connected to them while she was being discussed.


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I can't help but wonder how common the "You may die of fright from watching this movie" gimmick was at the time of this film's production.


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I like to think that Servo is brightly colored as a butterfly because he's poisonous to predators.


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Kyle Butler - 5 months ago

Who else has seen this film more times than any sane person should only because they wanted to watch the gumby short and ended up watching the entire episode? this must be my 23rd time or so since the new year SOLELY due to me wanting to laugh at Robot Rump...us.


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EAG46 - 5 months ago

Kevin Murphy must have been ROASTING under his monkey costume AND his penguin costume. Poor guy.


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Stephen A Nathe - 6 months ago

Mickey and Torgo are the fraternal twin sons of Angelo....


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Lance Hammond - 7 months ago

You know, this movie is actually not that bad. It actually has a pretty promising potential tension and premise, unfortunately that premise sends mixed signals and the potential is so overstretched it's like watching the grass grow. I know of exactly 3 things that would make this movie a lot more enjoyable:

1. Smooth out the pacing. Make the scary bits much more intense and feral rather than dobbling about expectantly to the point that it's not worth to watch them.
2. RAise more implications that Jenny's Husband may not be as nice as we know. It was quite clever of them to have her Husband be this mysterious fellow who, while sympathetic for the better of his wife, may have some skeletons in his closet. or maybe not.
3. Remove the cop out of the Husband's attentions, with a lame "it was for the money". As a matter of fact, I think it would made it all the more creepy and interesting if the ulterior motive was never revealed. Because there was a good chance that her Husband may only had choked her to the point of consciousness so that he could protect her from her fears, or that he indeed is a crazy sociopath who wanted to kill her but was infiltrated by the 'skull' itself.

Despite that the Mercedes 300SL is the REAL STAR of this show, I have to give the Husband the runner up. He plays a good "sympathetic but also questionable" character.


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Jay Sloth - 8 months ago

Mickey is this far |--------| from being Torgo.


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Ray Garraty - 8 months ago

When the skull appears to chase the husband by falling down the stairs, you can clearly see the stick used to push the skull.


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Jen Bates - 8 months ago

That Gumby short will never ever get old.


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The first MST3K that I ever saw, waaay back in the day. Hooked ever since.


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Larisa Roberts - 9 months ago

At c. 28.00, when Mickey is struggling to pick up pots and Crow shouts, 'Get a box!!!' I laugh like a maniac, for about five minutes. Every. Time.


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Stephen A Nathe - 9 months ago

BEST.SHORT.EVER


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Ray Garraty - 9 months ago

At 1:20:30 when he throws the stool at the ghost it's arms go comically flying off.


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Ray Garraty - 9 months ago

This made it's theater debut as a double double feature with 'Terror from the Year 5000.'


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Chrissy - 9 months ago

I actually liked this movie


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Frederick Jacob Luebker - 11 months ago

I love when she does her really ugly scream and Tom just calmly say "Ooh, that's horrible."


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Joseph Ewing - 11 months ago

It really says something so much about how good the show was and how effectively they brought the bots to life that when Mike is beating the skull Crow, I instinctually thought, "Hey, he could really hurt Crow."


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Drawing Guts - 11 months ago

Love this one!


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Not Dave Chappelle - 11 months ago

In the opening segment, Kevin Smith wore his penguin mask OVER his Prof. Bobo mask.

What a pro.


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champton321 - about 1 year ago

"THEY HUNG HIS HEAD!!"


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Teri Gee - about 1 year ago

With the exception of the lackluster soundtrack, the end of this movie is actually kind of creepy, especially when she runs into the house and her husband just starts to strangle her. No sneaking up, no dramatic conversation. It actually was the creepiest part of the whole movie.


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I think Tom's riff explains this movie best: "It's like they have two servings of tension that they're trying to stretch out for seven people."


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Kelly Slane - about 1 year ago

Well I can say this for the movie: I have now learned to never own peacocks if I want a peaceful nights sleep.


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Richard Deakin - about 1 year ago

See who directed this film? Eric Nicol...aka Mickey!!!! Ehhh Mickey! lol. Gumby's dad's name was Gumbo. What was Gumby's mom's name? Gummy lol


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Phil Carstens - over 1 year ago

This movie has the worst use of the "Dies Irae" ever.


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Bruce Ellsworth Reed - over 1 year ago

The movie might be pathetic, but at least she is nice eye candy!


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Why was Skull-Crow so resilient? I've seen regular Crow's net fall off from turning his head too fast before.


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Shawn Amkr Dickinson - over 1 year ago

Why when I press the laugh does it go down. That's counterproductive.


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Shawn Amkr Dickinson - over 1 year ago

I'm almost positive that's the same woman and the preist - that are in The Space Children as parents. There almost in the same vein - cinematography wise. Wonder if they were made by the same production company.


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Shawn Amkr Dickinson - over 1 year ago

Gumby short + sketch is my favorite short-host segment combo - the way the servo and crow react is epicly funny. Butteryfly servo is the strangest thing hahaha - and the penguin customs LOL. This is such a strange movie - watching this unriffed (the original) would unnerve me - the atmosphere and acting - the black and white dreary ness - its really nothing about the script - more the atmosphere itself.


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Michael S - over 1 year ago

DAMN, offer not good in UT, FL and AZ, I live in AZ, so if I die... I don't get the free burial? WHAT A BUMMER!


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Bees On Pie - over 1 year ago

I had a VHS of that Gumby short when I was a kid. Turns out when you play it in conjunction with White Zombie's La Sexorcisto, it syncs up perfectly. Like Dark Side and The Wizard of Oz.


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Colleen Swiggum - over 1 year ago

do they cover funerals services if you die of boredom too?


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Fredrick Stafford - over 1 year ago

Mickey, Torgo, and Piers Morgan…...would the least repulsive among you please step forward.

NOT...so fast Piers!


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crowbate - over 1 year ago

Who watched this on Chicago's UHF channel 32's 'Son of Svengooli' Friday nights back in the day?


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Aileen Smithee - over 1 year ago

1:26:50 - Geez, Mike's credit rating really takes a beating both here and in the "Russian Experts" bit from Jack Frost. No wonder he had to live on rice all the time, even after he got back to Earth.


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Edmund Wolfe - over 1 year ago

I saw the unriffed verssion on a late-night movie slot before I saw this episode and remember thinking "Man, this would make a great MST3K"... I felt a sense of pride when I later heard them use some of the same riffs I made.


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Mallory Hinz - over 1 year ago

This is one of my favorites. Hands-down.


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Desiree Ashcraft - almost 2 years ago

The snippet of Hamlet at the end of link 1 is a nice touch!


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Kiri T. Unicorn - almost 2 years ago

Seeing that classic Mercedes 300SL is the best part of this movie. I would love to have one of those.


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Mike Lessard - almost 2 years ago

So, his first wife smashed her skull, but the skull(s) troubling them seem to be in great shape.


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Scott Davis - almost 2 years ago

ROBOT RUMP!


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RevJoan - about 2 years ago

"Bolis" and "Horse Flop".......HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA xD


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Desiree Ashcraft - about 2 years ago

Is anyone else completely creeped out by Gumby? That clay monstrosity has creeped me out since I was a kid......


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Why does Mike need golf clubs on a satellite?


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Can’t say I didn’t see that Toni Basil reference coming.


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Gal Dagon - over 2 years ago

You know, a slinky that actually goes down stairs as advertised would've been way more intimidating than this stupid thing.


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Jason Edwards - over 2 years ago

"I'm hearing things again." What did you hear? Was it a gunshot or more of a stabbing sound?


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Gal Dagon - over 2 years ago

GET ON WITH IT, MOVIE!


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Gal Dagon - over 2 years ago

Calm down dear, you're not crazy, it's just our mentally imbalanced groundskeeper wandering around the house at night, don't fret.


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Gal Dagon - over 2 years ago

OK, am I the only one who winced when Gumbo landed on that roof?


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Terry Wilson - over 2 years ago

Crow and Tom doing the voices for the lumps of clay is easily one of my all time favorite things that has ever happened on MST3K. No matter how many times I've seen that part I still laugh my butt off. And the follow up "NO MIKE! THIS IS HOW IT HAPPENS IN THE REAL WORLD! THIS IS REALITY!" Is just the icing on the cake.


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Calvin Morie McCarthy - over 2 years ago

"MIKE! It's Crow, Mike! It's Crow!" :p


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I know this won't be a popular opinion, but I actually liked this movie. [ducking to avoid being hit by rotten tomatoes]


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Em Parker - over 2 years ago

Mike screaming hysterically as he carefully selects a golf club to beat Crow with is probably one of the best host segments. Boy that Crow skull is durable. Also the 'bots' traumatized crying at the robot massacre is wicked hilarious.


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Zap R. - over 2 years ago

I have a new favorite host seg. Tom servo as a gentle butterfly,defies his very nature(which I characterize as beligerant). Hilarious!


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RevJoan - over 2 years ago

I think Mickey and Torgo are somehow related...or maybe they just shared a locker at Bad Actors University


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23devil - over 2 years ago

@0:08:33 what the hell??? XD


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Alex Stefanic - over 2 years ago

I've watched this episode at least a half dozen times and butterfly Servo still make me giggle.