Mystery Science Theater 3000: Season 2, Episode 1

The Crawling Eye (18 Nov. 1989)

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The Mads have moved into Deep 13, Joel has spruced up the Bots, and Forrest Tucker sleepwalks his way through this week's literally eye-popping film.

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The Mads tell Joel that they have moved their operation into Deep 13 at the sub-basement of Gizmonic Institute where he use to work. Afterwards The Mads kick off the invention exchange with a canine antiperspirant while Joel introduces electric bagpipes. Then Joel and the 'bots are treated to a sci-fi trifle called "The Crawling Eye" starring Forrest Tucker in this story of a race of telepathic aliens who inhabit a stationary cloud at the base of the Trollenberg Mountains and decapitate anyone who comes near. Written by Jerry Roberts

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Tom Servo: [speaking as the train conductor] Trollenberg, home of the Crawling Eye. All stops lead to a bloody death.
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Whole Lotta Love
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Written by John Bonham, Willie Dixon, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page,
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The Crawling Eye is a good national cable start for MST3K
30 May 2007 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Eight years after seeing the last episode, "Diabolik" on the Sci-Fi Channel, I've discovered on YouTube the very first MST3K shown on national cable-specifically on Comedy Channel (which eventually merged with rival Ha! to form Comedy Central), "The Crawling Eye". The main cast includes creator Joel Hodgson, Trace Beaulieu, and Josh Weinstein with the 'bots Cambot, Gypsy, Tom Servo, and Croooow. Loved the invention exchange with the vacuum instrument playing "Whole Lotta Love". Then comes the movie starring Forrest Tucker ("F Troop") and Janet Munro (Swiss Family Robinson, Darby O'Gill and the Little People). Loved the running fat jokes ("He's too fat to climb") concerning a heavyset character, some Popeye lines (about another character who's eye is squinting while resting), and a lot of bad eye puns after the title monster appears ("The sequel will be The EYE-ger Sanction starring Burl EYES"). The riffing seems to be a little slow in the beginning but picks up considerably by the last 30 minutes. I was a little disappointed, though, when Forrest mentioned something about a fort that Joel and the 'bots didn't ask in unison, "Fort Courage?" Otherwise, a good national start for a formerly local show from independent station KTMA in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


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