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The Mad Monster 

Things get hairy on the Satellite of Love thanks to the lupine antics of The Mad Monster (1942) and the second chapter of Radar Men from the Moon (1952).


Joel Hodgson (creator), Trace Beaulieu | 5 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Joel Hodgson Joel Hodgson ... Joel
Trace Beaulieu ... Crow T. Robot / Dr. Clayton Forrester
J. Elvis Weinstein ... Tom Servo / Dr. Laurence Erhardt (as Josh Weinstein)
Jim Mallon Jim Mallon ... Gypsy


Today's experiment: Joel and 'bots are forced to watch the second chapter of Radar Men from the Moon (1952) and the lupine antics of The Mad Monster (1942). For the Invention Exchange, Joel has invented Hell in a Handbag; Dr. Forrester and his sidekick, Larry, have created a toy that's dangerous enough for kids to enjoy. Tom Servo falls in love with a blender full of tomato juice. Joel tries to explain to the 'bots why their questions about a wolf man eating humans are pointless. Crow and Servo find themselves with their heads switched after Joel's experiment in transmogrification. After the film, the 'bots pretend to like the movie in order to get their RAM chips. Written by J. Spurlin

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Comedy | Sci-Fi








Release Date:

2 December 1989 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA

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Best Brains See more »
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[first lines]
Dr. Erhardt: They promised me students, but all I got were monkeys, monkeys, monkeys! So I took off my wet suit, dropped that hedge clipper and walked out of that zoo forever.
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Features The Mad Monster (1942) See more »


The Ballad of Jed Clampett
Written by Paul Henning
Performed by Joel Hodgson and J. Elvis Weinstein
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31 December 2018 | by TheCloser17See all my reviews

This, in my opinion, is one of THE worst MST3K episodes. The movie was so bad in many ways, that it was hard for Joel and the bots to even riff on it, let alone for them to be very funny riffs. The only thing good to say about Mad Monster is that the host segments were very improved compared to episodes 1 and 2, especially the host segment where Servo falls in love. I would suggest to skip this movie and only watch it if you want to watch the whole complete series, otherwise it's not worth it, except the host segments.

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