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104 - Women of the Prehistoric Planet



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35 - Remember the words of that great planetary prophet: Let them that don't want none have memories of... *sigh* forget it.

I looked it up. The "prophet" is southern comedian Brother Dave Gardner, and the quote is "Let those who don't want none have memories of not getting any. (And let that be their reward, not their punishment.)"

This leaves me with questions.

1. Did the actor forget the rest of the line and just give up (and they just kept the take as-is), or was it actually scripted that way? I can't figure out why they would have done either.

2. What's the point of the original line? It doesn't strike me as clever or funny at all, and yet it's one of the most famous lines from a comedian who (at least at the time this was made) had national recognition. YouTube has videos of him performing, but nothing specifically marked with that line, so it's hard to find context for it. I did watch a video of him telling "the motorcycle story" (apparently an old southern joke that was one of his most popular bits) and boy was that a waste. Long, rambling set-up for a weak punchline. Shaggy dog story, I guess? Completely unfunny, anyway, at least to me.

3. People back then thought this stuff was entertaining?


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I just noticed that the animals outside the Mads' raw food restaurant diorama are not just pigs and cows and goats. There's a horse, and, right up front, a dog. (Specifically, I believe that might be Lassie.)


Klaatu - 7 days ago
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"What's a dead man, other than a live man without any life"


Raymond Renee - 4 months ago
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does anyone know if the PO box is still up?


NATS - 7 months ago
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At 1:27:01occurs the greatest joke in MST3K history.


Zeikar - 5 months ago
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Updated video/link


Art imitates art
Zeitgeist Meister - 7 months ago
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Charles White - 8 months ago
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Just don't do something, STAND THERE!


Gal Dagon - about 5 years ago
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Why is a director who doesn't understand relativity trying to explain it to his audience?


Thrillhoser - over 1 year ago
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Flesh Barn!!


Teri Gee - over 3 years ago
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The music on this is from The Revenge of the Creature (with John Agar!) and The Thing that Wouldn't Die! Same music!


Tim Hall - over 1 year ago
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Wendell Corey was also in Agent For H.A.R.M. the same year this movie was made (1966). His slurry delivery never changes.


NS - over 5 years ago
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Early Mike sighting (as the voice of the Literary Doomsday Machine).


Ajax (what's my name?) - over 4 years ago
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And in stupidity, the first Hi-Keeba was born.


Matthew Blokzyl - over 4 years ago
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"Thats what happes wheyou travel at near OPTIC speed!"

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Michael S - over 4 years ago
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Is it just me or does the admiral sound like he is in a constant state of stoned and/or drunk?


James Krummel - over 4 years ago
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"Don't just do something! Stand there!" Just absolutely perfect! lol


Tom Nathe - about 4 years ago
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The sound effects must of been recycled on Star Trek. Lots of identical sounds. Not to mention that there is a Mr. Scott in this film.


Donald Petkus - about 4 years ago
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It's lame when the film ends we find that Adam and Eve were aliens. So much for the fossil record and evolution.


Intro
Backley13 - over 1 year ago
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Thought I'd point out that this movie's title screen/opening credits were extremely similar to those of Monster A-Go-Go (minus the great song of course). Does anyone have a reason behind this?


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The missing crew! And their child! This is what everyone is looking for! The whole reason we're on this planet! I have to report back to the ship! Let's go! ... By which I mean frolic, laze around eating fruit, and canoodle.


trumpy - over 5 years ago
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HI-KEEBA!!


Stereo Catz - almost 5 years ago
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I’m thinking WOMAN of the Prehistoric Planet would have been a slightly more appropriate title.


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The funniest thing about this may be the original movie trailer, which tries very hard to make it look exciting and sexy and fails utterly due to lack of material. Of note, there's a very brief look at a scene where two cavewomen fight. According to Wiki, the scene was added to the international release of the film in an attempt to spice things up. https://youtu.be/YuEefWBdMoQ


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Given that this clearly aired at the end of the season (as explained in comments below and confirmed by the fact that they're replying to viewer mail from episodes well after 104), maybe it's worth renumbering it on the site?


Teri Gee - about 4 years ago
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Could someone explain to me why Tang's parents are encased in ice? I don't get it! Or is not ice? I still don't get it!


Snuffy Wuffykiss - about 2 years ago
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Do they ever explain why there are other humans on this undiscovered planet? And why leave the girl behind in the end? It would have only taken like 30 seconds to land the ship and pick her up.


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Next to Tang's frozen mom is his popsicle.


Stereo Catz - almost 5 years ago
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Wait! 37:55 Did they actually set an iguana on fire?


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33 He's staring at a picture of a swamp. "No sign of life of any kind, Captain."


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lol, space age lockers! hee hee!


The Princess Elizena - almost 2 years ago
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Gosh, Larry's pretty cute in these host segments. I discovered the show after he was gone--and nothing can top the genius of TV's Frank--but, I like 'im. He was really nice and engaging when I met him in person too. Good guy.


DJburris87 - almost 2 years ago
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So a priest, a rabbi and a centurion walk into a bar and....OH SORRY LINDA!!


DJburris87 - almost 2 years ago
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Man Dr. F's hair is awesome!


James Wolfe - almost 2 years ago
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Crow is in rare form. He has a real issue with this movie. You can tell he is ticked off about having to suffer through the bad acting and script @54:00


Rollie Lobsinger - over 4 years ago
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Are you hourly?


Look Polish - almost 2 years ago
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The engineering guy is really just the scum of the earth


Joel's Shadow Gags
Tyler Jones - about 3 years ago
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This episode is such a great example of Joel's superior use the fact that he's a shadow in front of a screen to make gags!!! Love when he joins the fight - and presses buttons, and reads the note the guy is holding - early in the film.

Joel definitely scores against Mike for this episode in my Joel vs. Mike "Show Down"


Steve Sutherland - over 2 years ago
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'Shut up!!!'


Juan Enfermo Bastardo - over 2 years ago
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I think I just cut myself on my sharp watch.


Tyler Jones - about 3 years ago
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Love the Shakespeare reference. "The chalice with the palace holds the brew which is true."


Thinkingoutsidethebronx - almost 3 years ago
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Crow: Uh, Joel, you're playing dice with the universe. I hope you realize that...


first of the good quality episodes
Peter McGuire - over 3 years ago
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I think they really started to hit their stride in this episode.


damabon - about 3 years ago
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Love the title it, really reflects the story line


Brad Gravett - about 5 years ago
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Oh, right, this is the episode that The Comedy Channel aired out-of-order. You can tell because the final host segment mentions the Name The Avocado Man contest, referring to episode 110 Robot Holocaust. The Brains produced this episode late in the season, but the network aired it earlier - probably due to the fact that the season's first few episodes featured slowly-paced black-and-white badly-preserved movies; maybe also because the crew was much more comfortable riffing by this point.


teenagearmchairhonvedfan - almost 4 years ago
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oh god tang is the professor from buckaroo banzai


Jessica Cring - over 3 years ago
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i love the episodes where the movie is somewhat watchable AND the riffing is on point, this is definitely one of them


Kimono Dragon - over 5 years ago
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1966 movie, and they used many of the exact sound effects as used on the original Star Trek. Coincidence?


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"Joel, my little bagel-with-a-schmeer!"

"Deal with it, Monkey-breath."

Dr. F. is truly a poet laureate.


Mike Carmona - over 4 years ago
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And then God created Linda...and Tang...


Fredrick Stafford - over 4 years ago
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Regrettably, during a working weekend by a Congressional subcommittee set to make final recommendations for future funding of NASA’s manned space exploration program, THIS was the film chosen to be shown as Saturday nights after dinner entertainment... Afterwards, in the hallway, reporters overheard Congressmen muttering things like: “So, why even bother?” “Defund it now while we still have time!” “Ugh, might as well just give it to the Coast Guard.” And “Man, that Paul Gilbert really sucked!”


Austin Strong - over 4 years ago
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All I could think at 1:08:10 was, "Why oh WHY didn't the giant spider kill the comic relief guy?! WHHHHYYY?!"


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00:02:48 - Clay and Lar anticipate the "Raw Food" movement.


Tanishia Williams - about 4 years ago
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For a movie called Women of the Prehistoric Planet, this sure was a sausage fest.


Harold Cagle - about 4 years ago
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I could go for some TANG right now.


Stereo Catz - almost 5 years ago
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56:10 I would rather actually get slapped in the face than to make a shot that fakey.


Desiree Ashcraft - over 4 years ago
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Have a giant cup of SMUG!!!!


George Griffith - almost 5 years ago
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OMG - It's John Agar! An old, still smug, John Agar!

... And the boss from Agent for HARM.


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love the whimsical and suggestive banana scene.


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Pink tie-dye shirt under the jumpsuit. Classy stuff.


a60precision@yahoo.com - over 4 years ago
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Linda in that pink jumpsuit-HIKEEBA!


a60precision@yahoo.com - over 4 years ago
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Hard to believe how cheesy their "space map" is.


Stereo Catz - almost 5 years ago
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M. Night Shyamalan's first movie.


Stereo Catz - almost 5 years ago
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53:00 they slipped into a set from Logan's Run.


Bruce Box-Liker - almost 5 years ago
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Gotta love their explanation of the "time paradox"; it reminds me of the answers Calvin's dad would give him in "Calvin and Hobbes" when he asked him a scientific question that he didn't understand.


Space Cadet Faust - almost 5 years ago
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My Dad can beat up your dad!


Brad Gravett - about 5 years ago
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"Get behind the couch, you two, the redcoats are coming! Alright, little death satellite, Joely's got the XO pincers on and he's nobody's sweetheart! You and me, goin' round an' round, mano-a-mano! Here comes lunch!" Man, I love Joel


Gal Dagon - about 5 years ago
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"Remember the words of that great planetary profet, he said 'Let them that don't want none have memories of...'" She who's got buns, hun.