Episode 409: Indestructible Man
First aired: Comedy Central on 15 August 1992
Availability: iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Amazon (Volume 11), Rhino (Volume 11/out of print), Best Brains (Volume 11)
Some sources ... heck, most sources ... call the movie The Indestructible Man. But, if you look at the title card, the "The" isn't there. If you look at the DVD of the actual movie, there's no "The" there. So, properly, it's like he's some super hero or something. Indestructible Man!
Here's the plot: Lon Chaney, Jr. is a robber and killer who was double-crossed by his accomplices. He goes to the electric chair, but a mad scientist accidentally brings him back to life and makes him ... indestructible! Then the killer goes around exacting vengeance on those that testified against him. At the end, it turns out he's not so indestructible after all, and dies. Again. The end.
|A face only a mother could love. Or not.||"Blink! Blink, I say!"|
|Officers Mike and Kevin tell the Mads to keep it down.|
The movie, though, was much better. The riffing. Not the movie.
Not that the movie was bad. I mean, a convicted killer brought back to life and who goes around killing everybody. Sounds like ... a bad movie starring Lon Chaney, Jr.
Of course, it's unfair to pick on Lon Chaney, Jr. He was a good actor. Not a great actor, but good. While he's best known as The Wolf Man, his role as Lenny in 1939's Of Mice and Men * won him universal acclaim.
This movie? It didn't do much for his career. But it did do something for my funny bone. Good riffing. Good Host Segments. And, we got to see the appearance of Mike and Kevin as cops, telling the Mads to hold it down and to stop disturbing the neighbors. Oh, and J&tB promised no more cop-donut jokes.
The didn't promise no more funny. So I'm expecting more funny in the next episode.