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423 - Bride of the Monster



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Lisa Matriccino - over 2 years ago
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Is it just me, or does anyone else find Dick kinda hot, especially with the ripped shirt on? I mean, he does have a nice body and he does resemble Johnny Depp. Maybe I've just watched too many bad movies.


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If there were door-to-door car salesmen, what else was sold door-to-door? Puppies? Dinner plates? Bras? "Ma'am, you look like someone who could use a good, sturdy bra..."


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Ah, so this is where the often used riff "They tampered in God's domain" came from!


Teri Gee - almost 4 years ago
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I've been searching for a full-time job for the last couple of years (why, oh why did I decide to become an academic??), and I've now decided that when I get a job, I'm going to announce it to everyone by posting the Hired! musical everywhere.


S Graves - about 1 month ago
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"What's the next trend going to be? Neofascism? Bank failures? Self surgery?" as far as predicting the future goes, 2 out of 3 ain't bad.


800 lb. gorilla - 4 months ago
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the "Hired" host segment is certainly one of the best


Mark Moe - 5 months ago
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The link is dead need new upload


Matthew Harris - 6 months ago
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Shame about the video capture. It's a bit like watching a broken satellite broadcast circa 1997, where the signal stops at random intervals for a minute at a time. So at least there's the nostalgia value.


SaturnHex - 7 months ago
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Wow, the Hired musical segment, definitely a top 5 all time.


Thrillhoser - 8 months ago
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6:12 For Inquiring minds, John Belushi's biography was titled Wired, by Bob Woodward of Watergate fame.


Jeffrey Jones - 8 months ago
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Such a great episode, one I had forgotten about. Bonus points for the Ted Kennedy reference.


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Probably the best ending to any movie ever made!


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Both episode links are down because of copyright crap...😡


Veklorr Vigorr - 12 months ago
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Also, the 'Hired' musical bit is my favorite host segment so far.


Veklorr Vigorr - 12 months ago
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Those shots of Bela making faces at the camera are insanely funny all on their own. I want to cut them all together and make a screensaver out of it.


800 lb. gorilla - about 1 year ago
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Harvey B. Dunn, that's the sequel to Johnny B. Good.


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32:07 So why is the chief of the homicide department flipping us the bird?


BlueJay Robins - over 1 year ago
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"Because I just got highhhhhhh-rd"


...Um, lady?
A Lush Cocktail Rescue - over 1 year ago
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Dick: Over my dead body!
Janet: (paws at him seductively) That can be arranged.

...?!?!?!?


Bela Lugosi's Twitching Eye - over 1 year ago
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1:25:29
Hmm....That part looks familiar. I wonder where I've seen that before.


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1. The door-to-door salesman's real problem is that he couldn't bring his product to even the fifth house on the street. It was only a four-door car.

2. Lobo takes several shots point blank and keeps advancing. When he turns around, there's no sign of a bullet hole. What's he made of?

3. Then Dr. I Can't Believe It's Not Bela Legosi™ drops a glass jar on his head, and he's down for the count?

4. That is one massive, fiery mushroom cloud. You'd need a multi-megaton explosion to get a cloud like that. How does it not wipe out everything within a mile? And how do you get an octopus of unusual size (though there are larger squid) to blow up like that?


Matthew Boyle - about 2 years ago
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Crow's waffle hat thing gets a little off center during the host segment. I guess instead of doing another take they were like "meh, it's good enough".


Just Johnny Baca - over 3 years ago
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Does Coily have a brother into waffles? "No springs..."


John Harms - about 5 years ago
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Wait, so they just stood and looked at the nuclear explosion?!


Leslie Doesn't Get You - over 4 years ago
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Crow: There are more and more trends every day and it's critical that we all know about them and react. --And this was before Twitter or Facebook. Or even MySpace.


Suspended Disbelief
Donald Petkus - over 1 year ago
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As a kid, I lost my willing suspension of disbelief in the first laboratory scene. The abducted hunter has a colander or salad bowl on his head, secured by chin strap. Extremely cheap prop. Immediately after that disappointment , it was plain that laboratory stone walls were painted on. Recovered enough to enjoy the film.


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Ok nerds:

Admit it. How many of you can sing "Hired!" the Musical all the way through from memory?


Midwesternisms
Flex Reyglur - almost 2 years ago
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The riff "Com'on, Dick, let's just park in the ramp" stands out for me since moving away from the Midwest. I didn't realize until then that no one else calls it a "parking ramp."


Bender Rodriguez - almost 2 years ago
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Trace's puppeteering really is SOLID in the host segments. That freak out in the beginning is so great.


Unstable Octopus
Donald Petkus - about 2 years ago
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So while the octopus while " overwhelming " Bela, is struck by lightning causing a nuclear explosion?


Nuclear Explosions
Donald Petkus - over 3 years ago
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While standing too close to a nuclear explosion seems odd, the US military did deploy troops near nuclear bomb tests. The idea was to get troops over their fears about fighting on a radio-active battlefield . The Atomic Veterans organization is a good source for further information.


Kill_whitey - almost 2 years ago
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Bela was such a pimp. He actually made this movie interesting, without his monologues this movie would be completely unwatchable. Such an amazing actor in that old-school over the top kinda way. although only Ed Wood could ruin his hypno-stare. It's called make-up and lighting, Ed.


Matthew Boyle - about 2 years ago
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Man, Tor is a freaking ninja in this movie! He sneaks up on like three different people! Usually being gigantic means you have sacrifice stealth for strength but not so for Tor


Matthew Boyle - about 2 years ago
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it says the story and screenplay is by ed wood jr and alex gordon. Anyone know if alex is related to Bert I Gordan? Would make sense that nepotistic bad film directors would work together.


Matthew Boyle - about 2 years ago
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I love the first link "This video does not exist". I feel like some kind of sound effect like "dun dun dun" or "ree ree ree ree" should play after that because it's such a creepy way of saying there's no video.


Snuffy Wuffykiss - about 2 years ago
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Bela Lugosi AND Tor Johnson! I LOVE IT!!!


Downloadable Link
scott black - over 2 years ago
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Can anyone post this to a downloadable link like filenuke or gorillavid or dailymotion or a file locker like depositfiles? I have all of these but this one and Ring of terror.


Teri Gee - over 2 years ago
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So it looks like the YouTube video is gone, but Shout! is streaming it on its website right now. I don't know if they want links to the site or not, but I'm watching it there right now. I'm not sure how Shout works.


Jane Sproul - over 2 years ago
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Joel's horrified face in the opening segment is pure gold.


NS - almost 3 years ago
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I think this was Ed Wood's best movie. I know that sounds like damning it with faint praise, but it stands up nicely next to other sci fi cheapies of that era. The actors do a passable job with the material they're given (some of which is actually a little bit clever). Stock footage and recycled sets are used in a way that makes sense. There are even some interesting gender politics on display: on the surface, the movie tries to uphold the midcentury status quo, but the women come across as tough and clever, and it's the male lead who spends most of the third act in various states of helplessness and undress. I've watched it unriffed a few times and it's actually pretty entertaining on its own merits.


Limerick #19
NS - almost 3 years ago
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I'll let Doctor Vornoff explain
Why he won't let us in from the rain.
He tried playing God
With a cephalopod;
Now he's scampering in cod's domain.


sales? really?
Sean Barry - over 3 years ago
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The short.. along with many other things I've seen/read/heard makes me wonder why ANYONE would be stupid enough to choose a living that is based on success of sales. You go to work all day and don't get paid because you didn't sell anything? F*** that!


Ken Beatty - over 3 years ago
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Did anyone know the woman with the pencil in her hair that kept disappearing was the woman in Christmas vacation that sang the Star Spangled Banner? I am great with faces and swear I didn't even look that up but I still swear by it! She even acts the same after all those years...


Joshua Bivens - about 3 years ago
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Turn it oooff! Turn it ooOOFF!


Stock Footage
Donald Petkus - over 3 years ago
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Ed worked like the big studios making serials. The plot was based on what stock footage was at hand.


Phil Carstens - over 4 years ago
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So, does anyone know what Servo's "Hello?" bit is a reference to?


David Longworth - almost 4 years ago
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Ed's one of my favorites, but Plan 9 would have been TOO easy. Personally I think they should have attacked "Night of the Ghouls". Little known and worse than can be imagined. Still, this was all worth it if only for HIRED: THE MUSICAL! Years later I still sing it! (Yep, and I get some weird looks for it too!)


Elisa Farrington - about 4 years ago
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Couldn't they have at least put somebody in that octopus suit to give it some movement? The ridiculous portrayal of the snake in the tree, the quicksand, the octopus, the boulder, the atomic explosion, Lobo, etc. was so bad it was entertaining and perfect for warming up to Manos.


Matthew Eickhoff - over 5 years ago
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I absolutely love the 'Hired' musical, hil-lar-rious!


Leslie Doesn't Get You - over 5 years ago
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I am so thrilled. Finally, an Ed Wood movie gets the MST3k treatment!


Tom Nathe - about 4 years ago
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Tor might be slow, but he sure doesn't move fast either.


Sean Barry - over 3 years ago
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LMAO that octopus monster is SO LAME!!! Ahahahaha!


Alexander Lee Mysliwiec - over 3 years ago
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Does anyone know if there chords to hired are listed somewhere in deep space internet?


Bronn K - over 3 years ago
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Okay, I just watched "Ed Wood," (starring Johnny Depp) so now i absolutely HAVE to watch this. It'll be a little sad to see Bela Lugosi, but the humor will override that.


Sean Barry - over 3 years ago
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I'm surprised the mads haven't sent up more mad scientist themed movies.


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Have you ever wondered if Tor Johnson ever acted in any of his movies? What if the character Lobo is really how he acted off-screen? Mouth open, drooling and sweaty, randomly attacking strangers, etc.


Jaguar Wong Abides - over 3 years ago
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Did anybody catch at the end when Joel is talking on the host segment..that Iceland TV station was showing MST3K videos unlicensed. I love Joel...hope that doesn't sound too weird?!?


Telecommunications
Donald Petkus - over 3 years ago
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Why did the detectives drive 10 miles to call from a diner? The long antenna on the car would indicate they had a radio.


David - almost 4 years ago
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I just noticed the actor who plays Captain Birdman of Homicide in this episode is the same guy who plays Day Drinking Grandpa in 'Teenagers From Outer Space'.

Apparently Servo noticed too because he uses the same riff - singing the theme song from 'New Zoo Review' - in both episodes (01:08:00 in this one and at 00:33:45 in 'Teenagers...')


Sean Barry - over 3 years ago
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Lol don't these guys know you're not supposed to stand under a tree in a thunderstorm?


James Krummel - over 4 years ago
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Anyone notice that the lab setting is the same one used in Mad Monster with some slight tweaks?


James Perez - over 4 years ago
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I suck at my job!
No, you don't!
Yes I do!
My salesmen are slobs!
No, they're not!
Yes they do!
Huh?


Matt Towler - almost 5 years ago
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I enjoy seeing the making of this movie in Tim Burton's "Ed Wood."


Clyde Rysdale - about 4 years ago
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Prof. Vladimir Strowski... You mean Vladimir Lenin.


Teri Gee - over 4 years ago
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I think it's pretty interesting that Lobo was the one who succeeded in Bella's experiments. Bella failed every time. Lobo succeeded.


Alyssa Who Will Not Be Named - about 4 years ago
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Ok, so grandpa 'naps a lot' from Teenagers from Outer Space is Lieutenant Birdman! Also I was racking my brain for who the other cop reminded me of...Johnny the Boy from Mad Max! The kid Max chains to the burning car and hands a hack saw to...DEAD RINGER!


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DAaaaaaaaaaaaaaAMN! Lobo got BACK (@ 63:23)!!!!


Elisa Farrington - about 4 years ago
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That budgie! What personality!


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82:13 thanks 2 Joel 4 pointing it out--CHECK OUT THOSE PLATFORMS! Wow!! And I LOoooove Crow's laugh he does there! THaT's good stuff!!!!


Mike Carmona - over 4 years ago
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1:24:38 Seems like Bela was gonna pull a Sideshow Bob with a shovel.


Sabrina Domingues - over 4 years ago
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Replace Crow's "No advertising (whistling)" retorts with "No springs (whistling)" and you've got the Case of Spring Fever short sprite.


Brad D - about 5 years ago
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The sad thing is this is probably Ed Wood's best film. Compared to some of his other work, this is Citizen Kane.


Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago
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It seems to me that this movie is where Futurama got a lot of its inspiration for Prof. Farnsworth.


Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago
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Not only does Crow recycle an old costume, but he makes a Mr. B. Natural callback! AH!


Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago
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"We don't need 39 two-doors!" We need 2 thirty-nine-doors!


Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago
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If you're going to sell cars door to door,(which is puzzling in and of itself) make sure to sell in a neighborhood where there are driveways.


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The bop riff at about 32:40. I should know the exact tune, but I don't. (Something from Parker or Diz...?) :o Still a great touch, though. 8)


Rebecca Richards - almost 5 years ago
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Anyone know what keeps happening to the movie links?

For people interested in streaming it, it is legally streaming on Amazon Instant Video and is free for Prime members. They're all missing from Netflix though :(


Ajax (what's my name?) - over 4 years ago
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The link dosen't go anywhere...


Kelly Slane - about 5 years ago
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Wait a minute.... Is the building code ALWAYS under fire? That's the second time a newspaper highlight in a movie said that....