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106 - The Crawling Hand



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Brock Flufferbutt - 6 days ago
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Teri G - 5 months ago
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This movie has a very strange dichotomy of tone. It starts out very dark. You have two scientists talking about the death of an astronaut and then find out that he's still alive and begging them to kill him because something has taken over. They do it. That's a very dark tone.

Then, for reasons I still can't understand, we have the two idiotic delivery drivers introduced who pretty much destroy every scene they're in, trying to be funny, like they're in some comedy. And they don't just show up once and gone. They just keep coming back as if this isn't a movie about people getting taken over by some kind of invader.

I just don't get why they thought this was a good idea. While the crawling hand thing is cheesy, the way they present it is very serious... until those idiots show up. Why?!


Melanie DonutWhisperer Todoroff - almost 8 years ago
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I miss TV's Frank


James Dean much?
Otter Rivers - 5 months ago
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This guy's been watching too much "rebel without a cause"


bbegley232 - 4 months ago
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Hello, other person watching.


jack - 2 months ago
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I remember thinking this was actually a vaguely OK film.

“Listen…I can’t explain it, but I’m all mixed up and there’s something terrible that’s happened to me and I…and I…there’s only one person that I could have relied on in this world and I almost killed him a few minutes ago.”
“What do you mean?”
“Never mind, it would take too long to explain. I don’t have the time. I…There are times when I’m alright, and then I’m not and then when I’m myself, and then I’m not, and the periods when I’m myself are getting shorter and shorter and…do you understand?”
“No.”
“Then don’t try!”


Jeff SEO - 3 months ago
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bern ross - 5 months ago
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D0S81 - over 2 years ago
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14:23 i played this part on the slowest speed you can get in the player settings, eeuuww was it creepy, kinda looked like his face split open, and then the nose of another face pushed through from behind before the explosion, i'll be having nightmares of that for at least a couple of minutes.


Tim Hall - about 5 years ago
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Peter Breck's performance in this film is completely opposite of Moon in The Beatniks.


Dustin Newport - 5 months ago
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Wow! This takes me back!
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Billy Rowe - 5 months ago
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David Schwartz - 7 months ago
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a bonanza site for my mst3k cravings...EUREKA!


Nick Bellamy - 10 months ago
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I love the "broadcast editions". The commercials are hilarious!


Toblerone Laugh - about 2 years ago
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Oh No. No. Not... PAUL!


Toblerone Laugh - about 2 years ago
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So, I'm confused. Did he kill that fat barkeep?


D0S81 - over 2 years ago
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19:31 on the link with the subtitles, link 1, i love how when the guy was talking the subs call him the soda jerk ''no dancing, no rats, no shirt, no service'' lolz


William Marcus - over 2 years ago
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...Query: do they ever actually tell us why in the world the kid wants to take the arm in the first place, instead of, you know, either getting out or calling the cops or both?


Pause at 1:10:38 and look...
Amse Master - over 3 years ago
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There's a little sign on the right that says "TAKE HOME A HAND"


Allison Hays
Donald Petkus - almost 4 years ago
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Allison Hays is wasted as a minor character in this film. She had enough presence to carry 50 Foot Woman.


Bruce Ellsworth Reed - almost 8 years ago
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LMAO, the short at 00:23:00 has to be the best!


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Second host segment: the bots become hand puppets.


Ramones76 - almost 4 years ago
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Hey he's gotta woody!


Robert Brown - over 6 years ago
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I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings, but I think maybe this movie is really dumb.


BlindTruths - about 4 years ago
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I want to find Joel funny, but it feels as if he's trying too hard 95% of the time. I find the bots so much funnier.


Raymond Renee - about 4 years ago
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the fact that Crow doesn't stop mentioning the foreshortening is amazing omg


Doctor Lady - about 4 years ago
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Is it just me, or during the scene at 1:14:00, does Marta look a lot like Adele?


Stud Cumming is too noodly - over 4 years ago
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"As far as I'm concerned you've got no authority at all to ask me questions."

They certainly do have the authority to ask questions - everyone does. The authority to command answers is another matter.


Meghan Calico Hendrickson - almost 5 years ago
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"I don't think it's a freezer bag, I think it's a hand bag." -shameless punny chuckle


Phannon Salmer - over 7 years ago
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So the kid is a med student and he doesn't think to take a pulse or try to resuscitate his landlady when he finds her? He just assumes she dead, even though she's clearly still breathing when he enters the room.


Stereo Catz - almost 8 years ago
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“What’s wrong with that man?!” He wears too much eye shadow I’ll tell you that.


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53:59 Better get to work on those o-rings.

A Challenger joke, Tom? Really?


Alex Stefanic - over 9 years ago
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Is it bad I kinda like this movie?


Gal Dagon - almost 9 years ago
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MST3K has covered some objectionable male leads over the years, but this guy is definitely up there.


Last of the Wild Ponies - about 6 years ago
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Doesn't the Swedish girl kinda look like Tia Carrere?


Elisa Farrington - almost 8 years ago
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Anybody else wonder about those junk yard cats eating the hand? Was that a way of introducing a sequel? And they showed the cat in Mrs Hodgekiss' larder sniffing the glove. Don't think there ever was The Crawling Paw though. But seriously, about the ending...was the moment the hand died and Paul's swoon connected? That was the moment he was freed from the hands influence, right?


Robert Ferguson - almost 9 years ago
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53:33, Servo just....... hovers over to the other side of the theater
WHAT..... DID..... HE...... SEE ? (Capt. Kirk)


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69 Joel has just made a Lionel Richie joke. NASA guy goes "Hello! ... Hello!!" and no one says "Is it me you're looking for?"


Rod Sturdy - over 5 years ago
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'' I'LL SAY IT FOR THE LAST ! ! " . . . . "YOUR . . NOO . . '' JAMES DEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEENNNNNNNNNNNNNNN '' ! ! !


Morgan Zindzi T - almost 8 years ago
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I miss how much Joel would interact physically with the film. it virtually disappeared after season 3 and to me it seemed such an important use of the format.


Zeitgeist Meister - almost 6 years ago
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Cats give the taste of hand sandwich a big thumbs up.


Snuffy Wuffykiss - almost 6 years ago
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So... all the gadgets Joel uses in the various invention exchanges are props from his stand up comedy routine. He was actually pretty good, like a funny version of Carrot-top or Gallagher


Ryan J. - about 9 years ago
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The speech about how women are attracted to weak men is one of the more bizarre things I've heard in a while. Who are these women, and where can I find them?


Thomas Dickensheets - about 6 years ago
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NASA all ways keep it secret.


Thomas Dickensheets - about 6 years ago
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Push the red button!


Thomas Dickensheets - about 6 years ago
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" I got hand to him!"


Last of the Wild Ponies - about 6 years ago
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57:57 Or Peter Gabriel as Rael.


Last of the Wild Ponies - about 6 years ago
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56:37 I didn't know Joel was left-handed.


Last of the Wild Ponies - about 6 years ago
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17:56 I didn't know Rush was around back then! Cool!


James Laramie III - over 7 years ago
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Is this the first appearance of the lights for movie/commercial sign?


Last of the Wild Ponies - about 6 years ago
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8:53 "Hairstyles by Gordon of Gotham." You mean Commissioner Gordon?


Last of the Wild Ponies - about 6 years ago
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Guys, the Mads invented the fing-longer.


damabon - almost 7 years ago
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There is a certain group or singular person that wrote that. What were they doing that night and why did that part of the brain say, "Hey this is a great idea"

To top it off lets end it with a little bird is the word

AHHHHHHHH


Rick C Patrick - almost 7 years ago
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With an extra ha d around the house....


Paul Michael Murray - about 7 years ago
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At the end segment, Joel calls Servo, Crow, telling Him to read the address. Crow corrects Him. lol


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Loretta Compher - about 7 years ago
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Hair styles by Pepee LePew.


Logan Kamerer - about 7 years ago
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Did anyone notice at 52:26 that the ladylady blinked when she's suppose to be dead? Man this is bad!


Logan Kamerer - about 7 years ago
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Oh my..I think this is one of my favorite episodes from the first seasons! I just can't stand it. My sides are hurting from laughing


Pleepleus Junior - over 7 years ago
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21:18 "Well, he banged *ME* on the typewriter."


Elisa Farrington - almost 8 years ago
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36:40 Seems like rough treatment for a gun with a hair trigger.


Becky Walker - almost 9 years ago
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I had this episode and then DVD cracked. The sad part is I didn't have the heart to throw it away so now I have a cracked The Crawling Hand DVD and every time I look at the case I get so depressed. I really liked this episode. Although it had no T.V.'s Frank and, I love T.V.'s Frank.


The Lightning Bug - about 8 years ago
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Took down the link, video was removed by user. Sorry people.


John Smith - over 7 years ago
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The impromptu "Murder's The Word" song in the diner had me in stitches.


Robert Ferguson - almost 9 years ago
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What caliber handgun IS that landlady carrying ? She better learn the Weaver stance,..... and QUICK !


Teri Gee - over 7 years ago
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At 53:00, Crow tries to bite the guy's hand! Excellent! There's no riff, just that little motion.


Teri Gee - over 7 years ago
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I'm no expert, but would a person EVER be allowed to stay at a crime scene, even after the body was removed? I just can't imagine that he would have been left there.


Stereo Catz - almost 8 years ago
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The highlight of this episode? Twisting Servo.


Desiree Ashcraft - over 7 years ago
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Whoever put this episode back on, BLESS YOUR PEA-PICKIN' LITTLE HEART!!!!!!!! I love this episode!!!!


Tom Nathe - almost 8 years ago
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How can you tell this is a bad movie? When there are dogs barking in the background soundtrack.


Stereo Catz - almost 8 years ago
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♫Spider hand, spider hand, does whatever a spider can…♫


Stereo Catz - almost 8 years ago
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Five or six hour? Back then running prints through a national archive try five or six months.


James Hinson - almost 8 years ago
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I really have to hand it to them, the puns in this one were incredible.


Bruce Ellsworth Reed - almost 8 years ago
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Ya gotta love it! The "lune-are" surface, not the "lune-ur" surface.


Vic Holmes - almost 8 years ago
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@10:08 - Is that a parakeet taped to the top of his head? It's like he had his hair frosted by the Lighthouse for the Blind!


Morgan Zindzi T - almost 8 years ago
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Crow's ">stare


Elisa Farrington - almost 8 years ago
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@7:19 What is Joel doing? At first I thought he was waving away smoke, but is he wiping away dandruff?


Austin Strong - about 8 years ago
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It sounds like he stepped on Donald Duck at 1:22:0.


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1:00:37 - Sheriff Skipper: "This is Palms, California!"

"Palms..." Ha ha hahaha... [happy sigh] Oh, for fun...


Leslie Doesn't Get You - over 8 years ago
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This is the first time of many that Joel eats something when he hits the button for commercial sign. Anyone got an idea what he's eating? It looks like a grape to me.


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Another gem from S1 that I nearly forgot about. :o Who could say no to the Mr. Fantastic invention, Alan Hale, Jr., the world's stupidest delivery guys, AND heroic junkyard cats? Certainly not me.

Also, at 00:12:05, Joel quotes a Tin Pan Alley song that, per Wikipedia, had lyrics by one Red... Hodgson. o_0 You don't think...?

Nah.


Blab Sulkhead - about 8 years ago
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Anyone else unable to view this one on site? I have to go to the host page. Not even so much as a viewscreen over here. Nice clean copy, indeed; but I come here specifically to share my MST viewing experience.


Bender Rodriguez - about 8 years ago
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The new link has one of the cleanest MST3K video qualities I have ever seen. Thanks!


Brian Urso - about 8 years ago
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hey gang...found a working one!!! just added it


Kimono Dragon - over 8 years ago
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When Paul turns Zombie, doesn't he look like Ray Liota near the end of Goodfellas? When he's coked out of his mind? "Karen, you didn't flush it! KAREN! Why would you do that?!"


Russ "Screw You, Greenland" Fry - over 8 years ago
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Hahaha- he used to be with Def Leopard- holy crap that was painfully funny.


Gal Dagon - almost 9 years ago
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Not feeling Joel's operator gag.


Chuck Finley - almost 9 years ago
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This theory cant be based in things we already know?