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421 - Monster A-Go Go



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Michael Wallen - 11 days ago
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Servo called Edward de Vere a courtesan. Ouch.


Patrick Kenrick - 11 days ago
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62:ish - What is a 'bottle of see n skee'? or at least what it sounded like.


Michael Wallen - 11 days ago
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52:29 - Hey, that's Lenin!


R. Are - about 1 month ago
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Johnny Longtorso = cellphone


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I gotta get me a Johnny Long Torso. Getting bored with my Mr. Hankey play set


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that fake phone ring LOL


Tyler Jones - about 3 years ago
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Why does Frank call Dr. F "Steve"? Isn't his name Clayton? XD


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who the hell is Harry?


Eric Cantwell - 5 months ago
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It's hard to make a movie that has nothing memorable. This thing almost can't hold itself together, and for a movie that has so many long bland segments of no music, no narrative and no dialogue, you would think they would at least have microphones that didn't pick up so much fuzz.


Curtis Awful - over 2 years ago
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This ep wasn't funny enough to make up for the movie. Monster a go go is possibly the worst movie ever. Worse than manos, worse than anything Ed wood, worse than anything I've ever seen. Sad cuz technically it's a Herschel gordon Lewis movie and the title sounds cool.


Woodscrew Tapeworm!
Arthur Lemming - 11 months ago
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I want to just point out how brilliant Crow's part of the invention exchange is. His character is "Woodscrew Tapewporm" Now, take those words apart, reverse them, put them back together. What do you get? Why you get Screwtape and Wormwood! The two main demon characters of C.S. Lewis' book, "The Screwtape Letters."
I think this may be the single most intelligent joke in all of MST3K.


Tim Hall - 10 months ago
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That 1962 Pontiac used in the first part of the film reminds my of Harry Bellaver (Detective Arcaro) driving around NYC in Naked City.


Scooter Atreides - almost 5 years ago
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So from what I've read, Rebane finished this film in 1961, but couldn't afford to release it, so Herschel Gordon Lewis bought it. Lewis decided to add some new scenes, but it was 4 years later, and he couldn't get all the origiinal actors. So basically we end up with 2 bad movies spliced together to form one horrible movie.


Last of the Wild Ponies - over 1 year ago
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23:05 Crow channels the spirit of Homestar Runner...


Veklorr Vigorr - 12 months ago
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WOW that one was bad! I had a hard time keeping my eyes open during that one! UGH!


Last of the Wild Ponies - over 1 year ago
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David Bowiescock - about 1 year ago
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Is Joel really left handed, or is he just being a good thespian and throwing the ball with his upstage arm?


Rosebud - over 1 year ago
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"Man, if you can't out-act a post...". One of my all time, top-ten, desert-island favorite riffs.


Dragon my Tail 2day - over 1 year ago
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Oh brother like a Zippo lighter without any flint.......


Tyler Jones - about 3 years ago
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This is the only episode I've ever seen in which Joel consumes something in the theater. He's got a canned beverage in this one! o__o


Last of the Wild Ponies - over 1 year ago
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35:35 "Hey, you put your cigarette out in my black cow!" You put your black cow out in MY cigarette!


Last of the Wild Ponies - over 1 year ago
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22:38 They come in as they're ringing the doorbell, AND THEY DON'T EVEN CLOSE THE DOOR!


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Is it just me, or does the narrator in the short sound a helluva lot like Trace?


Last of the Wild Ponies - over 1 year ago
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Were all the lines re-recorded through a megaphone on the far end of St. Paul's Cathedral?


Joshua Bowers - about 4 years ago
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That short is pretty dark. Seriously, a portion of the ice circus is dedicated to hunting and killing a deer?


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"Boudoir Boogie"? Is that what the kids are calling it these days?


Last of the Wild Ponies - over 1 year ago
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Last of the Wild Ponies - over 1 year ago
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It could be much worse; at least it's not Family Circus On Ice.


Last of the Wild Ponies - over 1 year ago
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Are toy stores even allowed to sell Action Batches anymore?


Matthew Boyle - about 2 years ago
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They tried to be M Night Shyamalan before M Night Shyamalan. The monster was an illusion the whole time! (dun dun dun)


Snuffy Wuffykiss - about 2 years ago
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They seem to have paired up the most riffable short and best host sections of the season with the most boring cop-out movie, to balance things out.
The only way I can remember this episode, is to remind myself that this was the movie that never happened...


Gal Dagon - over 5 years ago
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"Radiation repellant"? God almighty.


Cliff Beefpile - over 5 years ago
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Wait, who DOESN'T panic while making sandwiches?!


Alex Stefanic - over 5 years ago
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I would totally buy SOL brand cheese. Even if it did have Joel's sneakers in it.


Travis Lamont Woodham - almost 5 years ago
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"oh what a lucky man he was....dooooooweeee doooooweeee"
and
"Time keep on slipping slipping....."


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Tyler Jones - about 3 years ago
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I just realized it again, while watching this episode... When they're in the theater, you can never *really* tell whether the Bots are looking at the screen..... or you. Especially Crow.


Andy Jones - over 5 years ago
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Even in the fifties - even in the FIFTIES - the statement 'The little bareback rider exalts in her victory over the wild beasts' must have at least raised an eyebrow? At least. C'mon...


glenn-s - over 4 years ago
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Is this a student film? If it wasn't for the smt3k this movie would never see the light of day


DJburris87 - almost 2 years ago
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I can't get my mind off of the way forester says accessories during the action figure segment.


Cliff Beefpile - over 2 years ago
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For all the brilliant riffing in this episode, my favorite line may just be the suave way Tom says "Jacqueline" when the French figure skater comes out.


Peakpasha - over 5 years ago
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I agree with Gypsy, the Mads' invention is really evil.


Mike Mayberry - over 4 years ago
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I love the Johnny Longtorso bit. "The sleek and sexy butt portion!". Love it! I saw this episode when I was a kid, and during this sketch I remember thinking 'Of course there's only one of each arm and leg in stock. I imagined going to Toys R Us and being disappointed when I failed for the umpteenth time to find a left leg or the 'Action Batch". Talk about evil!


Slappy Loon - over 4 years ago
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"There was no monster" - then what was that tall guy with the bad skin doing throughout the movie? WORST ENDING EVER! Seriously...this movie rivals "Beast of Yucca Flats" as worst movie ever made.


Mike Carmona - over 4 years ago
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"The puzzled men of courage, who suddenly found themselves alone with shadows and darkness." Oh, Joel, Tom, and Crow! You brave, brave men!


Tyler Jones - about 3 years ago
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Servo's song about the Pink Nightmares is easily my fave part of the short.


Ben - almost 3 years ago
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Wow. This is quite possibly the most pointless movie ever. Talk about your deus ex machinas.


nrtyc4 - over 2 years ago
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Tom, I don't get you.
Nobody does. I'm like the wind baby.


Gypsy
Abigail Adams - over 3 years ago
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I, also, like Gypsy's good natured absent-mindedness.


Stereo Catz - over 3 years ago
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...IF she had maintained accepted 1960's standards of morality...


David Weber - almost 3 years ago
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Quick !!! Hum "Ride of the Valkyries" !!! ...Hi Steve !!!


David Weber - almost 3 years ago
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Elvis has staggered out of the building ...


Tyler Jones - almost 3 years ago
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One thing I *don't* like about this episode... The nightmare clown theme...


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Tyler Jones - almost 3 years ago
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Nice harmony guys!


Devin Spencer - about 3 years ago
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I'm kinda surprised Gypsy's action figure wasn't Richard Basehart


Crow, as Jimmy Durante
starman 76 - over 3 years ago
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we was too late!


Slappy Loon - over 4 years ago
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I need help with this one. The scene where the truck driver helped the woman, who gave him a kiss as "thanks" - what the hell did that have to do with this movie? Was that edited in as "filler" from some completely different, totally unrelated movie? I kept waiting for the monster to come.


Jurajda Vanek Chodounsky - about 3 years ago
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Third time watching this movie, I notice that the kid was picking up some rocket parts. Was he actually building a rocket, and if so, why wasn't this movie about him?


Steven - about 3 years ago
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Who would have thought video game companies would take the "Johnny Long Torso" business model and apply it to their product? Horse armor? Why of course! Extra skins for guns? Why not? Content on the disc you physically bought but can't unlock until you pay more for a launch DLC? Sounds reasonable!


Michael Noga - almost 4 years ago
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Wow. a Percy Dovetonsils reference at about 32:18. Impressive!


Jacob Ruschman - over 3 years ago
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this video is not available in your country waaa :0..... :(


Stephen A Nathe - over 3 years ago
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we've been working on big gobs of neat stuff!


MSTeacher3K - over 3 years ago
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Crow does the "hum da dee dee, hua hua" during one of the host segments in "The Beast of Yucca Flats". He's waiting for it to be 11:30 so he can eat lunch.


Teri Gee - about 4 years ago
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Isn't there an episode where Crow (or Tom?) is teaching the "hum dee dee dee dee hua hua" to Mike?


Frederick Jacob Luebker - over 3 years ago
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This movie has the incredible ability to evade my attention every single time.


Sam Garland - over 4 years ago
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Joel has a soda! HAHAHAHAHA!


Bender Rodriguez - over 3 years ago
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One of those MST3K movies my brain refuses to pay attention to. Fu Manchu and that Mixed up Zombies movie, too. Grey matter repellant.


Jane Sproul - over 3 years ago
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The Happy King sketch is one of my favorite of all time. I suffer through this pile willingly to get to it.


The humanity - over 3 years ago
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The homemade phone ringing noise at 1:02 is priceless. Joel's "unbelievable" and Tom's laugh is just hilarious


The humanity - over 3 years ago
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This one is just atrocious yet so funny. Should be ranked higher.


Tamara Szafranski - over 3 years ago
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I replayed the tape that I recorded this episode on so many times that it got tangled up in my college VCR and broke it. I cried. Not because I broke the VCR, but because I lost this episode... ;-)


Peter Trinidad Niederbrach - over 3 years ago
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Oh my goodness, Monster A-Go-Go, the classic cop-out film.


Rachel Adams - over 5 years ago
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"Gypsy . . . is it an odor?"


jason roggasch - over 3 years ago
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The circus on ice. Its reminiscent of the Star Wars life day special. There is an ad ''Its like Grease on roller skates'' as a selling point . Not a warning. By the way if anyone has the Bobby Vinton Grease on roller skates special ill buy it now.


Filthy Repulsive Anteater - over 3 years ago
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That pinging noise throughout the movie is physically painful. It's rare to find a bad movie that actually hates its audience instead of merely being cruelly indifferent.


Matt Towler - over 3 years ago
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LOL at Joel's "Sir Mix-a-lot" blooper.


Marcus Hardy - over 3 years ago
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first time watchin this one today..one of the best episodes ive watched, and ive watched aloooot of them. :)


Errol1220 - over 3 years ago
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Man, all the good riff's have been picked clean in this movie.
I love the Gypsy segment with Crow and Servo, didn't realize how funny she can be.


evil! eviiiil!
Sean Barry - over 3 years ago
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Awww I know Gypsy, rampant capitalism scares me too. *hugs*


Sean Barry - over 3 years ago
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Radius of His Danger Zone. Good song title.


Sean Barry - over 3 years ago
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Lol the rocket science riff made me think of a saying we had in forestry school: "Forestry isn't rocket science. It's far more complicated." :)


Sean Barry - over 3 years ago
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Oh yeesh, of course the circus on ice is in Toronto...


Joseph Ewing - over 3 years ago
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Realistic action batch. I'll never be able to stop laughing.


Scott A. Taylor - over 3 years ago
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Yup .. I definitely want to yell "BOOOOOOooooooooo!" after watching this bloody awful pile of monkey crap. A story soooo unbelievably bad it needs a friggin' narrator!!! to tell you what's going on. Bill Rebane .. you suck serious donkey balls.


Great Scott - almost 4 years ago
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Um so... did the the... ahem... 'composer' for this movie just record his cat walking across his keyboard or... what exactly happened there?


Robert Brown - almost 4 years ago
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When the girls flee the monster @1:02:00, the guys miss a chance to close their girl groups joke. No, it's the Runaways. A rare miss.


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OK, I need to get this off my chest. Towards the end of this turkey our heros are pitching a wingding over the fact that "Douglas's" radiation zone is becoming progressively larger and they need to find a way to track him down and disable him without exposing the searchers to the radiation risk. Well, heres an idea, why not use the RADIATION REPELLENT that you couldn't stop yaking about for the better part of this drool-fest!! Just don't overdose anyone and you won't end up with an NBA sized squad of infantrymen. Sorry, I'll stop now.
(stupid movie)


Tanishia Williams - about 4 years ago
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Love Tom's song during the Circus on Ice bit:
These two girls they make quite a pair
They both come from your worst nightmare
They will haunt your soul forever
And now when you see pink
You're gonna think
We're doomed


Kim Spence Dean - about 4 years ago
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I once heard Mary Jo say this was the most difficult episode she ever had to write. I believe she and Paul Chaplin did most of the work.


Bruce Ellsworth Reed - about 4 years ago
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This is, by far, the worst episode I have seen. I guess they only had one camera!


Matt Towler - about 5 years ago
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Definitely one of the worst movies they've done, but the top-rate riffing keeps me coming back to watch it. Weird...yeah, I guess that's the word for it. Weird.


Elisa Farrington - about 4 years ago
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If you partially open a purple Zippo lighter it does resemble Gypsy.


Fredrick Stafford - over 4 years ago
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I get the feeling the director went out for a “liquid lunch” everyday and sent back a slightly less drunk hobo to finish up for him.


James Krummel - over 4 years ago
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As a few others have already stated, this movie was crap big time but the riffs were so splendidly written and delivered. And the host segment with Gypsy was classic. Definitely a favorite of mine.


Stereo Catz - almost 5 years ago
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Is it just me or does the monster remind anyone else of the Traveler from Star trek TNG?


James Krummel - over 4 years ago
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The Chinese music torture start at 39:00 was beautifully executed! Especially with Crow screaming "Stop!". Man I definitely can watch this one again.


Bronn K - over 4 years ago
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I love Tom Servo doing the voice-over guy "As you can see, there is tremendous horror out here...somewhere!"


RevJoan - over 4 years ago
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~hummm dee dee dee dee- hua hua~
~hummm dee dee dee dee- hua hua~


natoonea - over 4 years ago
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1:00:19 Servo (using a killer Droopy The Dog voice): "I was just trying to help."


JOHNNY - about 5 years ago
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saw monster go go on tv mid-60s, FREAKED me out then!!


NS - over 4 years ago
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Sorry, Joel, but my mum's older than you and she swears up and down that Timothy was a mule.


TV's Jen - over 4 years ago
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1:02:15..The lazy-fart phone sound gets me every time, and I don't know why XD
"Unbelievable."


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"Yeah, the digestive tract's as exciting as the Amazon Jungle! There's danger! Adventure! And half-digested food around every curve!"

[sigh] It's probably too late for me to change my online name to "Woodscrew Tapeworm."


Matt Towler - almost 5 years ago
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I can't believe I'm watching this awful movie AGAIN. Thank you Joel & the bots!


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I know I keep going around to all the videos and saying various host segments are my favorites but the one with Gypsy saying "I don't get you" to Crow (and them Tom) is definitely up there in my list.


Lewis Nitzberg STINKS! - over 4 years ago
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Crow runs Unix!!! If that's not reason enough to absolutely *love* him, I don't know what is!


Robert Ferguson - over 5 years ago
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The "Short".... it JUST gets raked over the coals


Alex Stefanic - almost 5 years ago
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Herschell "The Godfather of Gore" Gordon Lewis directed the second half of this movie. I think a good eye gouging or heart ripping might have actually improved this piece of fecal matter.


Gal Dagon - almost 5 years ago
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I happen to be propelling the ball with my hover-skirt, thank you very much.


Kelly Slane - about 5 years ago
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I don't think any other short just sets them up over and over again quite like Circus on Ice...


Stereo Catz - almost 5 years ago
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"I am just an assistant in this laboratory!" We know that, it's the 60's and you're a woman.


Stereo Catz - almost 5 years ago
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I like how the narrator says "Real circus" as if acknowledging that this is something less.


Gal Dagon - almost 5 years ago
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What's the tune that Crow hums around 0:25:30?


Rowsdower Jr. Sr. - almost 5 years ago
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Seriously, both the "Ro-man" and the Bloodbeast have got to be MAD jealous of the reverb in this movie!


Rowsdower Jr. Sr. - almost 5 years ago
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This one starts slowly, but the "bad news about Frank" scene at 22:32 nearly had me in tears. So many riffs! So fast! So furious! So funny!


fred cutler - almost 5 years ago
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take the kazoo out of your mouth!


JOHNNY - almost 5 years ago
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"this is like 'Vanity Fair' by Sam Pekenpaugh"


JOHNNY - almost 5 years ago
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"CROW, I DON'T GET YOU..." (Best skit!)


JOHNNY - almost 5 years ago
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Monster-A-Go-Go-A-WAY!


Ryan J. - over 5 years ago
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Note: link 1 doesn't work anymore.


Chris Bennett - over 5 years ago
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The writing for the riffs was really good this episode.


Scrambles the Death Dealer - over 5 years ago
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"It's a flaming little sack of dog poopy called Circus on Ice."
"Hey you got your circus on my ice!"
"He you got your ICE on my CIRCUS!"
"Oh just two bad things that go together."


RevJoan - over 5 years ago
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1:01:13 ????