Mystery Science Theater 3000: Season 4, Episode 20

The Unearthly (14 Nov. 1991)

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The guys on the Satellite of Love riff on two shorts: Posture Pals (1952) about an elementary school posture contest and Appreciating Your Parents (1950) about a young boy discovering how ... See full summary »

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The guys on the Satellite of Love riff on two shorts: Posture Pals (1952) about an elementary school posture contest and Appreciating Your Parents (1950) about a young boy discovering how to help around the house. Then the crew watches a mad scientist acquire subjects for his nefarious experiments in The Unearthly (1957). Joel and the Bots explore the many faces of Tor Johnson and create a board game based on The Unearthly. Written by skillwithaquill

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In the opening segment, when the bots are filming the "spontaneous home video", Kevin Murphy (who operates Tom Servo) is quite visible while Joel is speaking to the audience. See more »

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Dr. Forrester: Ah, it does my heart good to see Crow burnt beyond all recognition! Oh, Frank, it's time for this week's invention exchange.
[Frank enters crying, wearing two boards with an odd assortment of pills glued on]
Dr. Forrester: Oh, accept the pain, Frank!
[to Joel]
Dr. Forrester: You've heard the expression, "That's a hard pill to swallow"? Well, our invention exchange this week is just that - some hard pills to swallow. Uh, turn Frank. And cough.
[Frank does so]
Dr. Forrester: [points to pill] See this pill right here? It shold be easy to swallow...
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