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405 - Being from Another Planet



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Doctor Lady - 14 days ago

Does it make me a bad person that I want to own the entire Tragic Moments collection? Now THOSE would be conversation pieces....


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Charles White - about 2 months ago

Man, If we could see it, I bet it would be real scary.


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"Well Joel, as the brilliant essayist and secret bigot H.L. Menken once said..."


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tonyp102 - 5 months ago

I love those classic TV commercials at the very end of this video. Wow...Spike Lee. Just as irrelevant today as he was 25 years ago! XD


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there were people involved in this movie named "Grdnic", "January" and "Tom Sawyer" and no jokes?!


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Josh Williams Kupec - 5 months ago

I love the TVFSN skit at the end. The "now I spend all my time kissing" is a great hook, and it gets me every single time. I'm like Betelgeuse watching the Exorcist.


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Minty - 7 months ago

Is it just me or are Servo's flesh coloured hands super creepy lol.


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Richard Gifford - 12 months ago

"Being from Another Planet"? Hmnnn....stuck for a title? Just re-name 'Thing from Another World", I guess. lol.


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Muffin - about 1 year ago

Sam Chew Jr., the guy at the end who burns his hand, is the lead in the Cinematic Titanic Live movie "Rattlers". He plays a college professor herpetologist.


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Tim Hall - about 1 year ago

STARRING Ben Murphy?


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Jason Edwards - about 1 year ago

Two scoops of raisins my ass!


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Because Joel keeps turning his head to look at Tom, you can very clearly see he's wearing his glasses during the end credits of the movie. And if you listen carefully in the middle of that bit you can hear him flip the page on his script.


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Okay, so the bigwigs in the college want to keep a lid on the missing mummy story (er, so to speak). They don't want word getting out that they lost such an incredibly valuable artifact. So that's why they're not going to the police. Which would make a certain amount of sense... except that they just opened the empty sarcophagus in front of a room full of reporters. Pretty sure the cat's already out of the bag, guys. Besides, aren't you going to have to deal with things like insurance claims on the priceless rare ancient artifact?


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"It's Bill Mumy, and I happen to be a fan..." Well, sure, Joel. That's why you're named Robinson.

As it happens, just a couple of years after this episode aired, Bill got cast in a prominent supporting role on Babylon 5 as Lennir.


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So, is the fact that the mummy is actually an alien supposed to be some kind of *twist?*


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Snuffy Wuffykiss - almost 2 years ago

Why is Crow so afraid of boiler rooms?


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One of the few ep.s I've never seen before...this is the ~only~ time I've ever seen a FilmVenturesInternational movie (see Pod People, Stranded in Space, Cave Dwellers) where the title seq. DID pertain to the movie at hand. Amazing how they did that.....


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Jeremy423 - over 2 years ago

I remember when this episode aired, we thought it was funny how this mummy moved around. Now when I'm navigating a big office building or walking through the mall I can see how convenient this mobility would be. When wishing for superpowers its easy to shoot for the stars with your flying and superhuman strength. I wish for the ability to hover sanding upright and glide around at the speed of a brisk walk.


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Shari Stithem Rivenburgh - almost 3 years ago

The mummy has ebola!


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Shari Stithem Rivenburgh - almost 3 years ago

No, it looks like a spermatozoa's vacation pictures.


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Jaguar Wong Abides - almost 3 years ago

This movie is nowhere near as painful to watch as Castle of Fu Manchu...seriously i hope the guys were joking when they threw that bit in there ;)


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Linda Decatmomma - almost 3 years ago

crow needs his mummy asap.. bring him his blankie


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Linda Decatmomma - almost 3 years ago

has ur mummy tucked u in tonight


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MSTeacher3K - almost 3 years ago

This movie was a forerunner to History Channel 2's "Ancient Aliens".


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NS - almost 3 years ago

If your methods of research are crummy,
You could unleash an alien mummy.
He will chase down the fools
Who stole his magic jewels,
And their flesh will turn greenish and gummy.


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Bender Rodriguez - almost 3 years ago

I'll never understand during the credits why Tom is insisting this is the worst stinker they had to sit thru, so far. Any movie "starring" Ben Murphy is a huge win!


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Barry Ward - about 3 years ago

A guy off in the shadowy distance waving a flashlight around, and NO "NBC MYSTERY MOVIE" RIFF!?! My world no longer makes sense!!!


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So after decades of tourist traffic they inexplicably find another mummy in Tut's tomb. Why does a third-rate (at best) California college get to unwrap it AND have it as a permanent installation? Shenanigans I say!


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Ginger Fitts - over 3 years ago

WESCOM...that was the unit I was assigned to Western Command in Hawaii...didn't know they were making cheeszie movies now.


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TV's Frank's Shopping Network REALLY took me back 2 when shop-by-tv channels first came out. Where I lived during the summers, we only had antenna TV at the beach LOL and ALL we got was the newly established I guess it was Home Shopping Network? That and some old fisherman named Scrochy who gave us the next day's fishing report real late at nite... God I miss the simple times at the beach. Thank u MST, thank u 4 inspiring as well as MAKING the good memories!!!


If boredom could be a plot...
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Sean Barry - over 3 years ago

Just finished watching this episode... Let me see if I got this right: so an alien crashes on Earth 2000 years ago and unintentionally murders King Tut, then awakens in the 80's and spends the whole movie collecting batteries for his transporter thing. Then, at the end of the film, he just leaves. Awesome, next they'll make a movie about an alien waiting for an intergalactic bus that's late.


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The bracelet that Frat Boy #3 gives Teacher Crazy Student Girl at around 51:30 is the ugliest, most ostentatious piece of jewelry I've ever seen.


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James Laramie III - over 3 years ago

Cybill's on Sunday on CBS!!


It's just a show, but ...
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Donald Petkus - over 3 years ago

The archeologists examining the space mummy seem pretty amateurish, in my humble opinion.


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Donald Petkus - over 3 years ago

Clayton STONEWALL Forester ?!?!


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Stereo Catz - almost 4 years ago

If only Servo knew the horror to come.


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Stereo Catz - almost 4 years ago

Hey, Billy Mummy was in Papillon and that was a damned good movie. …and I liked the Phantom Tollbooth.


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Stereo Catz - almost 4 years ago

“No, this is a very sick individual.” … who punched a hole through the bottom of an elevator.


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Stereo Catz - almost 4 years ago

Good episode for the Halloweeny times.


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Stereo Catz - almost 4 years ago

Just take the hand!


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Robert Brown - almost 4 years ago

I heard "squirrel" too.

Has anyone ever compiled a list of the "twas beauty killed the beast" variations the guys made over the years? There must be 50 of them.


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WaveUrFreakFlagHigh - almost 4 years ago

Tragic Moments figurines. LOVE it when the mads get dark!


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Tanishia Williams - almost 4 years ago

Who the hell leaves a 3000 year old mummy alone with a college student?


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James Krummel - about 4 years ago

I have to agree with Crow that it wasn't that bad of a movie. I mean this production was kind of lame, but with some touches here and there, a bigger budget, and some better acting, this would make a great remake. Also, I totally remember that Ridge Racer commercial. I do miss the 90's.


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James Krummel - about 4 years ago

Tom Servo nailed the Jack Palance impersonation to a tee! Loved it! And love Jack Palance. RIP, sir.


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Bender Rodriguez - about 4 years ago

Check out the Tom Selleck AT&T commercial at 1:32:00. It only took 20 years to get these things!


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Mike Carmona - about 4 years ago

The alien was misunderstood! Sure he brought "terror" and hurt/ mudered several innocents for his own selfish goal. Hidden behind those monstrous rags was a sweet...blue...bug-eyed...thing--KILL IT!


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Jerome Montgomery II - over 4 years ago

I miss old school Comedy Central their current lineup of shows sucks except the Daily Show and the Cobert Report.


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Bronn K - over 4 years ago

First thought: "Oh No! It's Ben Murphy!"


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Carrie is So Very - over 4 years ago

Sam Chew Jr. (as the scenery-chewing administrator featured in the stinger) is also the lead in "Rattlers" as performed by Cinematic Titanic.


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Ray Garraty - over 4 years ago

Don't x-ray fungus and the enunciating guy at the end. Oh man this movie, whew!


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Dr. F.: "And I hope you haven't made plans for dinner, My Little Corn Muffin." :D

While I concur with Tom that this film is awful, I don't think it's quite as bad as Castle of Fu Manchu.


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Adam Ham - over 4 years ago

I loved this movie, I thought it was one of the most original stories I have seen made into a movie in a while, this is one I would like to see be re-made with a larger budget.


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Leslie Doesn't Get You - over 4 years ago

I love how scared the bots get every time the screen shows the mummy's point of view. It's so cute that noise they make when they're frightened.


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Richard Deakin - over 4 years ago

I don't get it, was Ben Murphy "The Being From Another Planet" lol . Ben Murphy was also in "Riding With Death' and that was a CBS Night Of The Movie"


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Kimono Dragon - over 4 years ago

28:42 - Servo asks "Where's Geraldo?" Oh Lord I fell over laughing. If you are old enough to remember April 19, 1986, Geraldo Rivera's 2 hour special to open Al Capone's vault... and there was nothing in it! Thank you Kevin!


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Fredrick Stafford - over 4 years ago

I wonder if they tried to pitch this movie as “Indiana Jones meets Animal House?” Swing and a miss on that but still it was about on par with Temple of Doom and Delta House…


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robbin505.4.u@gmail.com - over 4 years ago

Tragic Moments, that is soooooo funny!!! This has got to be on my top five invention exchanges. I love it. Plus Joel and the bots come back with the Jack Palance voice imitator, another hit outta the park.


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This is one of the episodes where it's hard to keep track of who makes more puns: the riffers or the characters!


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Cris Marko - over 4 years ago

So the old, veteran cop obeys the command to shoot by some jackass in a really bad suit? This movie..... ugh.


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John Curtis - almost 5 years ago

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the old school commercials and Comedy Central that we occasionally get at the end of these archives. I had forgotten how bad Apple's advertising was in the pre-Steve Jobs round 2 era.


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Jason Edwards - almost 5 years ago

Don't worry Suzie, there's not enough money in the budget to have you killed!


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Dana Xu - about 5 years ago

'Whaddya lookin at?!?' -Tom Servo [1:10:10]


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Andy Jones - over 5 years ago

Ben Murphy here.


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Matthew Eickhoff - over 5 years ago

I love that at the end Servo looses it and they actually list off almost every movie they've watched. I won't give away the punch line but there's only one movie the Servo feels is as bad as this one... and he is mostly right. I feel Robot Holocaust is worse.... but I'm no Servo, and I am sure I didn't suffer as badly.


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NS - over 5 years ago

Bonus Jim Breuer at the end.
Maybe "bonus" is the wrong word.


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Alex Stefanic - over 5 years ago

I like how the movie acts like the whole "The mummy is an alien" thing is a twist when IT'S IN THE FREAKING TITLE.


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Peakpasha - over 5 years ago

Well, the original title of the movie is "Time Walker", maybe you're thinking about that.


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Tony Malone - over 5 years ago

I had forgotten the name of it, but I remember seeing this movie at the theater when I was a kid. This is a much better version.