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319 - War of the Colossal Beast



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Life imitates Art
Zeitgeist Meister - 3 months ago
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OK, I just saw a commercial for a beefy potato-rito. Magic.


StartSeeingBenMurphies - over 1 year ago
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So Buzz wants to be popular and for the cute girl to like him... but she's already trying to invite him to things before he ever picks up a horn. It's not that he doesn't fit in, it's that he has social anxiety. He doesn't need a sprite selling him a trumpet, he needs a therapist and a support system.


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that's an unusually low school bus ceiling, none of the kids can stand up.
also, why can't that guy pronounce "Los Angeles" correctly??


robbin505.4.u@gmail.com - almost 5 years ago
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Which kids are the popular ones in Mr. B Natural? They ALL seem like a buncha squares. No wonder they had to show sex ed films to kids back then, those kids couldn't have reproduced with a step by step guide.


Martha Fredette - over 3 years ago
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Is the actress in this film the same one who played Peter Graves' wife in "It Conquered The World?" It sounds like her.


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This host seg with Joel as the futurist is one of the best in the series. DULUTH DULUTH.


tonyp102 - 7 months ago
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I found the annoying grunts that the giant made to be nauseating. I had to crank the volume way down just to make it through this one.


David - over 1 year ago
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"The river below the dam is a mile deep in some places."
Hold on, a mile deep river ? Hogwash.
The info I could find says the Colorado River has a maximum depth of 90 feet. Just a bit shy of a mile.


Mitchell - over 4 years ago
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Mr. B Natural gets my vote for the greatest MST3K short EVER!!! SO creepy and demented even without the riffs.


DarkShadows - 8 months ago
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"You woke up the spirit of music in you!"
The Angel of Music was unavailable so all we could send was this creepy woman in an ugly suit.


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(at the end of "The Amazing Colossal Man") Viewers: Wow could that have been any crappier? Bert: Challenge accepted.

Game. Set. Match.


Rick C Patrick - almost 3 years ago
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Mr B-Natural haunts my nightmares, she does!


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@1:13:34-- I never would have got this when I saw it the first time back during TV play...but as I use Castille Soap now... This was shocking & hilarious... never thought MST would relate 2 me on my natural use soap I use 2 make my own bath products.... Dr. Bronner's ladies & gentlemen...he's quoting the crazy bottle....check it out, won't u!?


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Mike's first letter!


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82: KTLA guy says everyone needs to clear the area around the park. If you go there, you'll only get in the way, and emergency services needs all the room they can get. Then he immediately follows that up by announcing that they've dispatched a van with a news crew to get as close as possible to the area (so they can get in the way and distract emergency crews with interview questions). Brilliant!


Joseph Ewing - over 4 years ago
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What caused Glen to develop the mentality of an animal? And I thought he was going to die soon because his heart wasn't growing at the same rate in the first movie?


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I like music. I like to make music. But this short makes me want to become an chartered accountant.... I need to show this to my friends in marching band.


Zeitgeist Meister - almost 2 years ago
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This episode is great. The cold open is clever, the inventions hilarious, the short is legendary, the Mr. B debate foreshadows life in 2015, Mike drinks from a silo/thermos, the KTLA predicts skit is manic, Crow’s litany on badness, and a piece of Bert I. Gordon crap gets skewered. “Oh God, tell me this isn’t happening!"


Scooter Atreides - almost 5 years ago
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You're kidding! The episode that features Mr B Natural has only 29 laughs?!?!


Last of the Wild Ponies - about 2 years ago
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1:11:30 "I'll get the instrument ready." NO! You'll summon Mr. B. Natural!


Last of the Wild Ponies - about 2 years ago
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39:53 Hey, look, Miguel's gotta goatee!


Colleen Swiggum - over 4 years ago
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a better title for this may have been "snore of the colossal bore"


Joseph Ewing - about 4 years ago
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I was hoping when they ended the little scene switching from Medical Research to Department of Health and Welfare with the first guy referring the person on the phone to the Pentagon that there was going to be a guy with a little sign on his desk that said "Pentagon".


Fredrick Stafford - over 4 years ago
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Yessiree, that Mr. B is a real pip! Anyway, as I was saying, Mr. Swanson had a helluva of time with the insurance company over that dark green stake bed truck. Seems his policy only covered theft and destruction by giant mutants up to 50 feet tall and Glenn is 60 feet tall. Then his gun club went bust. The members found his ending every sentence with, “Get the picture?” quite off putting. Miguel did recover from his shock, but later got caught up in some ill conceived scheme to run barbiturate laced bread over the border with a Guavos police sergeant. On the bright side KTLA is still alive and well and broadcasting quality CW programming from its transmitter atop lovely Mount Wilson!


Valerie Godwin - about 3 years ago
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Mannings sister is so annoying. Yeah, lets drain the Red Cross of it's resources and subject an entire group of military men to giving blood so I can keep a tortured soul alive for...what exactly? And then the Major (or whatever) STILL likes her and wants to take her to dinner. Men. Geeze. Anything for some tail.


Snuffy Wuffykiss - about 2 years ago
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I've must have watched Mr. B natural half a dozen times and was always so blown away by it that i never before realized it was attached to The Amazing Colossal Sequel. With Mr. B pretending to be a man and Mike showing off his pasty torso in the host segments this is one of the most disturbing episodes ever.


Jane Sproul - over 2 years ago
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Mr. B: GIVE ME YOUR YOUTH, CHILDREN. *horrible slurping noise*


NATURAL?
K.T. Robot - over 3 years ago
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Its been a while since I watched this episode, but the loathsome feeling came back when "Mr." B Natural popped in. I just don't understand why they would use someone so obviously a female to play a male role. And I think his self esteem would be better served if everyone would call him by name instead of "hey boy". As for the movie, well, I watched it to hear the guys great riffing. How stupid can a woman become when her brother is 60 feet tall? Oh well, I have to give her credit for skipping up a mountain in a dress and flats, although heels would look better with that style of dress.


James GreyWolf - about 3 years ago
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1:11:26 more or less. They are doing a full exam of the patient. But.... but... they never ask him to turn his head and cough.
Of course, if they did... I think they are going to need someone with a really big hand.


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The Colorado river is over a mile deep in parts?!


Sorry 2 b so long...
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The best line in this movie: "Sorry 2 b so long." Crow = Braggart. That was certainly unexpected!!!!!


Joseph Ewing - about 4 years ago
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This is completely unrelated to the movie, but don't you think it's odd that the highest rank is called "general", while a lower rank is called "major"? Think about it, won't you? Thank you.


Jaguar Wong Abides - almost 4 years ago
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"Wait till he grows up and finds out how hard it is!" One of the Best Riffs from the Short and it's not even from Joel and the Bots! Thank you Mr. B


Leslie Doesn't Get You - over 3 years ago
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Wanna see Mr. B's lost 7 minutes? Watch the super-funny Rifftrax version. It's only $1.99. http://www.rifftrax.com/shorts/mr-b-natural


Robert Williams - over 3 years ago
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"Sorry to be so long " ..."Braggart ! " and " Lets drag Thomas Clarence through there " bwahahahaha ! some really funny stuff just slips by almost unnoticed .


Bruce Ellsworth Reed - almost 4 years ago
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A. If she really wants to "b" natural, she should be naked. B.Trying to remember any instrument that is actually a B natural, closest I can think of is a sax, which is a B flat, but hey....


Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago
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When I was in Junior-High we mercilessly beat the living hell out of band kids.
This short makes me nostalgic.


Charyou - over 3 years ago
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I love that the Mexican food words in the 1st host segment are written on the back of old cue cards. Look!


Bruce Ellsworth Reed - about 4 years ago
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*lmao* A 30 minute commercial for Conn, of all things. Those were the crappiest instruments and limited to beginning students! Get a Selmer or Yamaha.


James Perez - over 4 years ago
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I like Glenn, he seems nice.


Jimmy Porto - over 3 years ago
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According to Wikipedia (which is not always reliable), Betty Luster's last known television appearance was on episode 7 of Michael Palin's 1989 series, Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days, on an Amtrak train heading east from Los Angeles, identifying herself as "Marna the Clown". She shows up at 8:37 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vFvFmxL2aA


Gabriel Block - over 3 years ago
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This one gets a laugh just for the short


Desiree Ashcraft - over 3 years ago
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The guy preventing the plane from landing at around 58:35. That is the guy from the Unearthly that brings Carradine his victims, right?


Atom Manhattan - over 3 years ago
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That 'Mr B' bit was the most horrifying thing I have ever seen.


Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago
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Let us all pray to our various gads that there is about 7 minutes missing from this version of Mr. B.


Dan Rudy - almost 4 years ago
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The buck-passing at 0:57:40 seems to be a disinterested rip off of the bureaucracy sequence in 'Ikiru'.


They don't make them like this anymore
Richard Noonan - almost 4 years ago
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This has always been my favorite short. I about lose it every time I see it.


Ashland Joyner - almost 4 years ago
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'Mr' B Natural's voice drives me up the wall every time. Yikes!


Sage Harpuia - over 5 years ago
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Why in the Burning Hells is it Mr b natural, when it's clearly a woman?


Jaguar Wong Abides - almost 4 years ago
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KITLAAA...Everybody!


Jaguar Wong Abides - almost 4 years ago
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Naked Jock-Strap Wrestling! Ouch!...shuddering......


Kyle Runes - almost 4 years ago
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Is it just me, or does that stupid jacket make Mr. B Natural look like the Riddler?


Joseph Ewing - over 4 years ago
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This is the most uneventful movie I've ever seen.


Joseph Ewing - about 4 years ago
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"Sorry to be so long." Crow: Bragger


Joseph Ewing - about 4 years ago
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They did an amazing job on the bald wig for Mike when he's playing Glen. They've done movies with bald wigs much worse than that three minute sketch.


Michael S - about 4 years ago
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I love the Zager And Evans - In The Year 2525 ref during the KTLA skit!


Leslie Doesn't Get You - about 4 years ago
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The guy's holding a clarinet and when the girl says, "Make some music," he thumps on the case instead. (Granted, I know he'd have to put the thing together before he could play it, but it still seems silly.)


Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago
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Does this man look at all familiar?
http://www.comicvine.com/images/1300-1035909


Dan Rudy - about 4 years ago
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This episode reminds me why 'you die, Joe' is one of my favourite recurring riffs in the series.


EAG46 - about 5 years ago
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Mike Nelson looked good without his shirt.


trumpy - almost 5 years ago
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I agree it's a classic episode, but Mr B Natural still makes me want to pluck out my own eyes.


Morgan Zindzi T - over 4 years ago
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I sorta wish they would have riffed on the KTLA news broadcast in the movie since they started on KTMA. They probably noticed it but thought it would be too self-indulgent, but I really like their meta jokes ^_^


Tillisauce - over 4 years ago
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the uncut Mr. B Natural is on youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdCrV14l658


Elisa Farrington - over 4 years ago
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I thought both the short and the movie were insulting to human intelligence but where Mr. Be Natural was freaky bad to the point of entertaining, the movie was just BORING. Completely lost interest but watched it all for the riffs. I was with Servo at 1:08:10 (yawn, snore).


Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago
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Sad that this was Betty Luster's last performance. And by that I mean that her last performance was THIS, not that her performing ended.


Gregg Hammerquist - over 4 years ago
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This was not the last time the people behind Mr. B Natural came up with something this frightening.


Richard Deakin - over 4 years ago
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I didn't know Ellen Degeneress was Mr. B Natural or is that Sandy Duncan lmao. I don't get why half his face was skeletonize besides the fact that it's not the same guy they had from the first movie and they had to cover this up. MST Hour cut the hell outta this episode too dammit!


Jerome Montgomery II - over 4 years ago
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Electric shock cause a movie to colorize towards the end of the movie so Ted Turner


Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago
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Didn't have to be KTLA to see that Zager and Evans bit coming.


Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago
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I'm just glad Glen kept the mental capacity to keep his shorts on.


Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago
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The sound gag at 22:26 almost killed me.


Puma Man - about 5 years ago
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In "The Amazing Colossal Man", it's clear that the title character is Glenn. However, is he the "colossal beast" referred to in the title? Maybe... Or maybe it's the "colossal" war-hungry giant of defense spending! That's right! This unyielding "beast" takes over a central transportation hub, drains the Red Cross of its precious bank of 60-ft.-tall-man-blood, and blows electrical circuits in an effort to have a crazy spotlight rave down by the planetarium. And what is this "war" that the "colossal beast" of the military-industrial complex? VIETNAM! Eat it Spielberg! Just take a look at the setting: Guavos, Mexico... Or is "Guavos" really just Sovaug, Vietnam BACKWARDS! I see it, man! I see it all, man!


Terry Canaan - over 4 years ago
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Mr. B Natural's easily the best MST3k short.


Cindy - over 4 years ago
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Seriously though. After watching "Mr. B Natural" I went around the house and smashed anything that could even remotely make some kind of musical sound!


Cindy - over 4 years ago
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This one time in band camp...


natoonea - about 5 years ago
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The short is one of the best--but the movie is hilarious too. Mike Nelson as Glenn--and Joel's obsession with KTLA...


Kiri T. Unicorn - almost 5 years ago
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0:56:40: Did I just see that nice Mexican cop get squished?


Rezbo Rezbo - almost 5 years ago
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Absolutely, I can laugh at this one over and over. "That's nice,,,MOM!"


Dana Xu - over 5 years ago
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Just thought of one they couldve used- 'Got anymore bread ideas?'
lol


Kimono Dragon - about 5 years ago
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I truly believe that Servo was out of character, and was really talking to us when he apologized to the audience for the short!


Victoria Mayer - over 5 years ago
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Mr B natural's voice is right up there with Kathy Irelands in alien from LA. That one detectives voice from Zombie Nightmare is pretty bad too.


Ryan J. - over 5 years ago
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I'm putting this episode in my favorites list just on the strength of the short alone.


Stephen - over 5 years ago
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Haha basically all the riffs here are from the short, not the movie.


Elel - over 5 years ago
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MR B NATURAL!!! Watching that short is a must for all Mysties. Oh, and the movie's ok too.