Mystery Science Theater 3000: Season 2, Episode 3

The Mad Monster (2 Dec. 1989)

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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).


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Episode cast overview:
Joel Hodgson ...
J. Elvis Weinstein ...
Tom Servo / Dr. Laurence Erhardt (as Josh Weinstein)
Jim Mallon ...


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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[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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References The Wolf Man (1941) See more »


The Ballad of Jed Clampett
Written by Paul Henning
Performed by Joel Hodgson and J. Elvis Weinstein
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27 February 2011 | by (Valhalla) – See all my reviews

This Is The First Time I Have Ever Seen MS3K...I LOVE IT!! The Movie That They Chose Is Nothing But Utter Awfulness(Its Going In My Top 10 Least Favourite Movies For Sure) & The Radar Men From The Moon Is Also F##king Weird. At First Glance I'm Going To Go Out On A Limb & Say That This Show Is Low Budget...Don't Get Mad I Think The Same Thing About The Radar Men From Outer Space & The Mad Monster Too. All In All This Is A Show That I Will Definitely Watch Another Episode For. I Really Ask Myself...Why Don't They Bring Back This Show? The Apocalypse Of Movies Has Begun So Why Don't They Get A New Release & Slag The F##king Hell Out Of It? I Would LOVE That!

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