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513 - The Brain that Wouldn't Die



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Klaatu - about 1 month ago
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Is it just me, or does the brain surgeon remind you of Russel Johnson, the 'professor' from Gilligans Isle?


Cambot in Robot Roll-Call
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Does Cambot say "Kill yourself" in the Robot Roll-Call? Or is my hearing just horrible?


Eve LeCrosse - 5 months ago
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Seems I didn't realize, or more likely didn't remember, that this was Mike's first episode... I think I've seen the original one too often on Svengoolie or something, LOL


Mike Farrell - 9 months ago
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To this day my friends and I still joke about being trapped in another dimension.


Veklorr Vigorr - 10 months ago
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This sudden transition in the middle of season five is what turned me off of the show originally. I pretty much stopped watching, along with a lot of others, I guess, since CC dropped it.


Misterkingdom - 11 months ago
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That one woman's scar isn't even that bad. It doesn't take away from her looks at all. She says people can't bare to see her face.


Misterkingdom - 11 months ago
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The main guy's facial expressions keep making me queasy...especially when they zoom in.


What does God need with a star ship ???
Mega Rat2000 - 11 months ago
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I admit that Medicine wasn't my major in college, but limbs from amputations ones that don't work or dying from something ???


David Bowiescock - about 1 year ago
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Bumbershoot is a Seattle music festival held every labor day. Between that and the odd fixation with the Seattle Mariners... oh 1990s, we hardly knew ye.


Live For The Tones - about 1 year ago
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This is my absolute favorite episode right now. It changes with my mood, but right now, this is it.


A Question of Refinement
Donald Petkus - over 1 year ago
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The strippers here are not as genteel as the ones in The Indestructible Man.


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So he goes into a strip club. He sits down, and the girl at the next table is instantly ready to throw herself at him. Instead, the star attraction comes right over to him, invites him back to her dressing room, and tells him he "could have any chick in the house." She's ready to take him back to her place before he's even said a word. I have one question: Why?


Trigon Manthree - over 1 year ago
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Today at the video store I saw a remastered full original movie DVD, with the MST3K ep as an extra (the disc was published by ShoutFactory). There was at least one commentary audio track, with other extras.


Mattcarlow Byrne - almost 2 years ago
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all this talk about organs is making me hungry!!


Bela Lugosi's Twitching Eye - almost 2 years ago
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Funny thought and I can't help but wonder if the crew who worked on the cartoon Freakazoid were MSTie's. They made an episode parodying The Crawling Eye complete with near exact shot by shot title sequence. Plus the riff that was in this episode "But what does turning them into clowns prove, John?" In the episode, the dangerous cloud on the mountain proved to be the Lobe with a machine that was turning everyone into clowns.


Bela Lugosi's Twitching Eye - almost 2 years ago
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Why isn't the Gutter-Bumbershoot a proper invention when this is?
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/7e/94/f9/7e94f9ed6e707f708e7dff1c9c03f024.jpg
An umbrella with a curtain? Really?


Snuffy Wuffykiss - almost 2 years ago
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While I agree with the main doctors ideas and experiments in theory, I just can't approve of his sloppy methods.
Why are revolutionary scientists always depicted as insane?
Also, why are people who are miraculously saved by unconventional means always begging for death? Seems rather ungrateful to me.


Brian Peter Vandenbroek - about 2 years ago
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I want a Gutter-Bumber-Chute for my collection.


MSTeacher3K - over 2 years ago
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Has anyone else ever noticed that Jan's voice in the car sounds totally different from the other scenes? It's much higher pitched, and has almost a Southern twang to it. Listen to her talking in the operating room about getting married, then listen to her talk while in the car, asking about Bill's cabin. It's noticeably different!


Tyler Durden - over 2 years ago
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At 34:30 a woman comes out of a room that looks like a bathroom and it sounds like crow says "Oi what a shit!" Lol


Jane Sproul - over 2 years ago
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Note:
"Not all men," says the guy plotting to murder her.


Audrey Dalton - over 2 years ago
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I've been to the Pantages, but what are they referencing when Servo says "From Hollywood's Pantages Theater"?


Bruce Box-Liker - over 2 years ago
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I just realized that, by having them mention Mike watching "Night of the Lepus" in training for his new position, the show tacitly suggests that it had already decided to never use that movie as the main feature. I wonder why this is.


Is it just me, or...
Last of the Wild Ponies - over 2 years ago
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...in the Robot Roll Call, does Cambot say "Kill yourself!" and Crow say "Bat guano!"?


Jane Sproul - almost 3 years ago
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"...and a face that can be made beautiful again."

I know we all want to put this guy's balls in a vise, break off the handle, give him a spoon and set fire to the building, but this line especially.


Jane Sproul - almost 3 years ago
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I may have said this before, but I still want the alternate ending/spin-off tv show where the creature comes back for Jan and they go off on adventures together.


Lewis Nitzberg STINKS! - almost 3 years ago
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Obviously it's nice to see Mike's first episode and all, but this movie... oh god. There's like, over 20 minutes of *whispered speech* between two of the most boring characters in any movie!! *AAHHH!!!!*


Possible Accompanying Short
Donald Petkus - almost 3 years ago
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A short like the X marks the Spot or Why Don't They Look would add to the safe driving theme of the main feature.


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NS - almost 3 years ago
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Bill Cortner is ruthless and haughty
In his sleazy attempts to save Shawty.
Poor Kurt lends a hand,
But it's too late for Jan
Because everybody needs somebody.


Teri Gee - almost 3 years ago
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I've mentioned before that my dad watches a lot of old Westerns. He watched Cheyenne pretty much every day and yesterday, who did I spy in the episode? Jason Evers! ...better known in these parts as Bill Cortner, the sociopathic doctor. It was interesting seeing him because he was playing a good guy. The episode is called "Retaliation" if you want to check it out. :)

He was actually in quite a few things...including some episodes of Mannix. :)


Head or Brain?
Tyler Jones - almost 3 years ago
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So was this movie called "The Brain that Wouldn't Die" or "The Head that Wouldn't Die" ...? According to the credits, it's both. XD


Justin Woodruff - almost 3 years ago
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I actually have a DVD copy of this. I've shown it to a few friends to see how much they really like me. This and Hudson Hawk.


Teri Gee - about 3 years ago
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I was just thinking, as I watched this episode, that the actress who played Jan must have been really uncomfortable throughout the filming. She's probably kneeling or sitting on a chair, surrounding by a table with her head wedged in a vise and a pan of liquid around her neck. Way to go, Jan in the Pan! :)


Teri Gee - about 3 years ago
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So she got a job as a doorstop. ...at least she's not a doormat.

...bad pun, huh? Really bad. I'm sorry. I'll go off and sit in my corner again.


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Glad this one is back. It was down for awhile.
Get a lol out of M. J. Pehl as Jan in the Pan. Surreal as a disembodied head staying alive is, you can't help but feel like her life would go on anyway in the decades since the setting of the story took place.


Miles Uroshevich - over 3 years ago
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WAYS...


Sean Barry - over 3 years ago
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Wow that was pretty dark.


Sarahbean - over 3 years ago
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This movie has the sleeziest music ever! Five seconds after hearing the first porn-like music cue I wanted to go take a shower.


Robert Brown - over 3 years ago
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Finally watched this, and am glad. I kept bailing early. The movie has a killer combination: stupid, boring and offensive. The hat skit is the highlight for me.


Joseph Ewing - over 3 years ago
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The main character is so unappealing long before it's revealed that he's psychotic and murderous. Even beyond how he acts and carries himself, the way he even looks somehow is irritating. I wouldn't be able to even stand the actor outside of the role if I had been alive back then and knew him personally.


Joseph Ewing - over 3 years ago
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So the entire secret to resurrecting a person who just died is massaging the heart? Oh, movie. Sweet, darling movie.


Joseph Ewing - almost 4 years ago
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I love the professional photographer wearing sunglasses during a shoot.


Joseph Ewing - almost 4 years ago
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What's the deal with the guy constantly saying things twice? "There are ways. There are ways." "Around. Just looking around. "When do you go back on? When?"


Rosebud - almost 4 years ago
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I love how the end credits have the NAME OF THE MOVIE wrong! Like the editor didn't care enough to even check that he had the name correct! And Crow's comment is great "Hey, it should be "The brain that wouldn't die the end".


Bees on Pie - almost 4 years ago
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Right after the first surgery, it kind of hit me. For people who were just wrist deep in chest cavity/brain, those surgeons' gloves and scrubs sure were tidy. The miracle of teflon?


Rory Simpson - almost 4 years ago
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0:45:00 had cued me to look up the Powers of Matthew Starr, which is a thing. Only barely but a thing nonetheless. So, thanks for that.


Sarahbean - almost 4 years ago
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Ssshhhh! I'm listening to my favorite radio station, K-Porn!


Tanishia Williams - almost 4 years ago
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You have to respect a movie that truly embraces the tenets of medicine. Things like first do no harm, people with disabilities deserve to live, beauty is on the inside, transplant surgery isn't evil, and scientific research benefits mankind. Yup, all of those things were sure summed up in this movie.


Phil Carstens - almost 4 years ago
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"And now, Mel Blanc makes his move."
"You're goin' out with me, varmint!"

I crack up so much whenever I hear that.


Bruce Ellsworth Reed - almost 4 years ago
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...and introducing Cambot v3.0!


Teri Gee - about 4 years ago
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Okay, so he says that no one would trace them to the house because her body was burned in the wreckage. What about the car? Surely the police could look up the license plate and registration for the car. ...well, I'm making an assumption that there were license plates when this movie was made.


porpoise13 - about 4 years ago
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Honey Roasted...MMMM


Elisa Farrington - about 4 years ago
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After watching the first 13 minutes with TV Frank in his epic role as a freckled bratling, Mike ready with his towel to hitchhike through the universe, silly string, and the surgery riffs, especially the Ohio Express reference, 'This man had love in his tummy!' I forgot why I didn't like this episode.


Matthew McMillan - about 4 years ago
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Another of my top ten favorites. The sleazy music and how they riff it... excellent!


Bruce Ellsworth Reed - about 4 years ago
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I guess Mike, according to the Evils' minds, deserved what he got since he helped Joel, but did y'all notice Cambot is completely different and Crow's eyes have gone from white to yellow? Oh no...is he jaundiced?


Paul Trieglaff - about 4 years ago
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Mary Jo Pehl.... I'd hit it


Kim Spence Dean - about 4 years ago
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Love that Mike has to be told to bring Tom in the theater.


Kim Spence Dean - about 4 years ago
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"Now, here's how you do an Invention Exchange, bitch."


Kim Spence Dean - about 4 years ago
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This and "Hamlet" are my favorite episodes, hands down.


Kim Spence Dean - about 4 years ago
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"I've achieved a state of clear."


Joseph Ewing - about 4 years ago
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Why is it that when normal, sane people suffer a physical transformation in science fiction movies, they inexplicably become insane and/or homicidal? The Incredible Melting Man, this, The Beast of Yucca Flats, The Projected Man, Track of The Moon Beast, It Lives By Night. And that's only mst episodes. I JUST DON'T GET IT, besides it being an easy plot device that can be constantly reused without people ever giving it a second's thought.


Teri Gee - about 4 years ago
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I always make a point of watching the big episodes (cast changes, channel changes, etc), but I'll admit that this episode isn't my favorite, mostly because of how dark the movie itself is. They do a good job with it as always, but it's a bit grim for my tastes.


Joseph Ewing - over 4 years ago
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I think the reason fans were okay with Mike taking Joel's place was because everyone thought to themselves, "Hey, it's that guy who played every side character during the host segments."


Mike Carmona - over 4 years ago
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Maybe the armless assistant wouldn't have died so fast if he wasn't running up and down the stairs, or taking his sweet time to just contemplate life and his mistakes, all while listening to Jan's cackle!


Ajax (what's my name?) - over 4 years ago
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I'm still waiting for the soda companies to make Neck Juice and Wassal.


chris kaprys - over 4 years ago
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and i think to myself...what a wonderful world...
10:49 'the human body's not a jigsaw puzzle to experiment on.' crow: "it's gnip-gnop." .. then see this: http://rapgenius.com/Beastie-boys-3-the-hard-way-lyrics#note-446036


SpoungeBot - over 4 years ago
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What man hasn't wanted to lop off his womans head and sew a better body under her?


Mitchell - over 4 years ago
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Big shout out to this film for being an obvious influence on "Re-Animator" as well as for showcasing some truly impressive and hardworking bras.


Mitchell - over 4 years ago
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That thing in the closet actually terrified me when I was a kid. Anything with messed up eyes really got to me. Of course this was also probably the first time that I, as a child, saw someone's arm torn out of the socket and their blood smeared all along the wall as they bled to death. Saturday afternoon movies were GREAT babysitters.


Mike Summerville - over 4 years ago
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NECK JUICE!!! YEA!!


Zeb Casperson - over 4 years ago
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Just noticed that the chainsaw Dr. F whips out at the end has "Deep Hurting" written on the blade. Goddamn I love this series


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I once got to see a live stage production of this movie. And yes, I did call out "She's got neck juice!" at the appropriate time. Because I'm that much of a doofus. :D


Bruce Box-Liker - over 4 years ago
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This was an odd episode for me the first time I saw it. It was the first episode I saw when I first decided to seek out the series, having only seen the movie and Eegah approximately eight years prior. I wasn't yet aware that the host changed mid-series and, though it was clear that Mike was new to the satellite here, it was also pretty clear that this wasn't the series premier. It wasn't until a few episode later that I realized, "Hey, this isn't the same guy as before!"


Kiri T. Unicorn - over 4 years ago
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This movie is an incredible insult to some of my deepest-held values.

Why do I enjoy it so much?


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19:20---love when Tom does the Batman Announcer guy voice!!!!


Frederick Jacob Luebker - over 4 years ago
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How did he get her head off so quick? Was it already off and her hand just reached to him by some coincidental spastic nerve reaction or am I to believe that he reached in and decapitated her with his bare hands in less than three seconds?


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this is the very first one i ever rented! love it!


Stephen - over 4 years ago
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Fuzzy Skinner - over 4 years ago
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If it's not cheese then what IS it? Seriously, what is it!?!


robbin505.4.u@gmail.com - over 4 years ago
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I want this episode back. This is one of my favorites and the inspiration for the classic movie "Frankenhooker". I think I'll have to find this and get the link.


Rachel Anne Mullins - almost 5 years ago
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1-UFAhjRAY&feature=autoplay&list=PLF000F87FA181656E&playnext=4

Whose Line is it Anyway? Season 3, Episode 13. They guys dub a clip from The Brain That Wouldn't Die! It starts at 05:40ish


Stereo Catz - almost 5 years ago
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So they admit to having voluntarily watched "Beast of Yucca Flats" prior to episode 621?


Peakpasha - about 5 years ago
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I love how Dr Forrester's Dream Crusher has the same ringtone as the President's phone in "Our Man Flint".


Alex Stefanic - about 5 years ago
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On the bright side, this movie did lead to some of the funnier scenes from "Re-Animator".


Sage Harpuia - about 5 years ago
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So that's why Servo can't get into the theatre on his own!


Childe Harold - over 5 years ago
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LOL Mark Hamill 'Corvette Summer' reference


Stephanie~ - over 5 years ago
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The "other dimension" jokes always kill me. lol


Alex Stefanic - over 5 years ago
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Mike perfectly sums up his first movie in 3 words:"This is sick!"


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Sitting through this turd is entirely worth it just for the stripper catfight.


Ryan J. - over 5 years ago
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The Whose Line Is It Anyway? fan inside me ssaw 1:13:37 and cried "Buy an encyclopedia! Buy an encyclopedia!!!"


Ryan J. - over 5 years ago
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Literally half of this movie is just that guy scoping out women like a stalker. I bet he'd fit right in with the cast of Twilight.


Matt West - over 5 years ago
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Looks like an absolute classic MST and the first with Mike?! I started watching one's with Mike so I am biased to him, however watching a bunch with Joel, I can see why its split on who people prefer.

I think they both are brilliant :)


Rachel Adams - over 5 years ago
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This episode makes me so depressed!


David Pietrusza - over 5 years ago
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*insert actor name here* is the Brain That Wouldn't Die!


Guy Weddle - over 5 years ago
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Mikes cherry episode