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The Amazing Colossal Man 

Crow and Tom build a cardboard fort while Joel introduces his idea for non-permanent tattoos during the invention exchange. In Bert I. Gordon's The Amazing Colossal Man (1957), an army ... See full summary »

Director:

Jim Mallon

Writers:

Joel Hodgson (creator), Michael J. Nelson (head writer) | 8 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Trace Beaulieu ... Crow T. Robot / Dr. Clayton Forrester
Joel Hodgson Joel Hodgson ... Joel Robinson
Jim Mallon Jim Mallon ... Gypsy
Kevin Murphy ... Tom Servo / Robert Plant
Frank Conniff ... Frank
Michael J. Nelson ... Glen Manning
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Crow and Tom build a cardboard fort while Joel introduces his idea for non-permanent tattoos during the invention exchange. In Bert I. Gordon's The Amazing Colossal Man (1957), an army colonel becomes a giant after an atomic blast. Later, the crew gets a visit from the Colossal Man himself. Written by skillwithaquill

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Trivia

In 1996, this episode was one of the series' very first to be released on home video by Rhino Entertainment. However, it was quickly recalled as the distribution rights to the movie itself had not been cleared properly. This episode has never been re-released, and the Rhino VHS remains a highly-valued rarity. See more »

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Joel Robinson: No man is a Three-Mile Island, Glen.
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Connections

References The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Beethoven's Waldstein Sonata
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven (uncredited)
Performed by Michael J. Nelson
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One of the best...
15 February 2008 | by snazzyjerSee all my reviews

I personally find this particular episode to be one of the better, earlier episodes. The jokes are rapid-fire and almost always good. Plus, we get Joel! I know, Mike is great, too, I have zero complaints...but Joel was the first and gets just slightly higher marks for that.

Btw, Joel's last episode, Mitchell, is pretty darn good, too...I miss this show. A lot of the later episodes don't have the same giddy brilliance. Usually still good for a joke or two, but not nearly as inspired as a great many of these earlier episodes.

Try this one out if you're looking for an oldie, but brilliant-y.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 1991 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA

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