Episode 320: The Unearthly
First aired: Comedy Central on 14 December 1991
Availability: iTunes, Amazon (Solo DVD), Amazon (Volume 3), Rhino (Volume 3/out of print), Shout (Solo), Best Brains (Solo)
It's a short movie, with the unedited version running 73 minutes. That means they need a short to pad out the episode. And not just one short, but two shorts.
The Posture Pals short was an odd one, about four schoolchildren vying to be the King of Posture, which later became a song by Sting, I think. Anyway, it was ripe for riffing. And riff they did.
The second short, Appreciating Our Parents, was goofy, too. It was about a child learning to appreciate all the things his parents do for him. J&tB has fun with it, too.
|From the short: "Bad touch!"|
Since I purchased this MST3K episode, I have seen it. Oh, did I mention that I own this episode three times? No? Well, I own this episode three times.
This is the first episode we've covered of which I own multiple DVD versions. I own the out-of-print Volume 3 multi-pack, I have re-released solo DVD, and I have the iTunes release. Part of the whole "collector" thing.
|Crow, all blowed up.|
Back to the movie. Or the episode. Or both.
In the Prologue, before the Invention Exchange, J&tB poked fun at America's Funniest Home Videos. J. Elvis (nee Josh) Weinstein, who played Dr. Erhardt and was the original Tom Servo (leaving after Season One), would later write for that show. As would Trace Beaulieu, who played Dr. Forrester and was the original Crow (leaving after Season Seven).
|Tor Johnson||John Carradine|
The most famous line from this movie? Tor Johnson's line, "Time for go to bed!" is great.
Let's watch, shall we?