Eegah (Mystery Science Theater 3000)
A classic episode of the cult television series (in which an amiable space janitor and his metallic pals are forced to watch and deliver a sardonic running commentary on terrible movies), "Eegah" stars the gargantuan Richard Kiel (who would later become known for his sensitive portrayal of Jaws in a couple of the Bond films) in the title role as a still-kickin' Neanderthal looking for a little love in swinging 1960s California. One of the worst (or best, depending on your point of view) films ever to be featured on the show, this excruciating waste of celluloid provides ample fuel for Joel and the 'bots to deliver a wildly diverse, sustained barrage of hilarity (including an in-depth discussion of the widowed dad dichotomy of '60s sitcoms) at the source material's full expense. Enjoy, and remember to "watch out for snakes." (You'll understand after viewing.) --Andrew Wright --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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"Eegah" revolves around a prehistoric caveman who lives in the mountains of California in the 1960's - how this occurs no one really knows, but it's just accepted as if this sort of thing happens everyday! One day a young woman accidently hits the giant caveman with her car and thus begins her (and her father's and boyfriend's) quest to find this caveman so they can take pictures of him and prove to the world that he's real. One would think they would want to get in touch with someone who might be a little more learned on the topic of cavemen, but not these people! They want pictures! What results is a hilarious display of stupidity and annoying behavior by all characters.
I enjoy this DVD because the original uncut film is included. You can also set up the DVD so that you can see what was cut from the original to make room for the MST3K antics! I would highly suggest this film to any MST3K fan. It's one you'd definitely want to have in your collection!!!!!
Eegah is the role Richard Kiel was made to play, seeing as how he just has to run around in a fake animal skin and growl and mutter incoherently.Read more ›
Personally I love Joel and Mike equally as hosts, but Joel is really cool and funny on his episodes. And the bots are as hilarious and perhaps even more lovable than they are on the Scifi Channel episodes, but even on Scifi, they didn't lose much of their charm even if they did change a little. And I prefer Dr. Forrester and TV's Frank to Pearl Forrester, Bobo, and Brain Guy (although I do like the latter set of villains a lot).
But getting back to this particular episode, I can't see how anyone didn't enjoy this. From the absolutely brilliant segments including the hysterical invention exchange, a discussion about the subtlety of hell, single-parent familes in '60s sitcoms, and the most memorable of all being the one where the bots alter Joel's face so he looks like Arch Hall Jr. These are some of my favorite segments and are must-sees for any fan.
And of course the movie....a poor quality, laughably bad teen movie about a caveman named Eegah (Richard Kiel) still alive in the 1960s, who falls for a teenage girl named Roxy (Marilyn Manning) after taking her and her father (Arch Hall Sr.) captive and then follows them to the city after they escape with the help of Roxy's butt-ugly, dorky, annoying boyfriend Tom (Arch Hall Jr.)....is mind-numbingly cheesy, but quite fun.
It's made even more fun by the outrageous jokes cracked by Joel and the bots, particularly Crow, whose caveman impersonations highlight the movie (When Eegah is making passes at Roxy, Crow growls out, "Eegah like get caught in rain" and after being shaved by Roxy (eew!Read more ›
So for those reasons I assumed that the MST3K crew would be able to turn this trainwreck into a laughterpiece, and while there where some jokes that had milk almost coming out of my nose ("Hey where's they're collection of dead people?") and who could forget the disembodied voice going on and on about snake, it is still painful to watch Eegah.
I would almost argue that this movie is more disgusting than "Manos" (I say almost because I don't want to get beaten up.) Roxie shaves her Dad, does up his tie and then takes him with her to a party. Her "Boyfriend" isn't much better. At any time he breaks out into song and you can't help but join in with Joel and the 'bots for Eegah to beat him senseless.
Maybe it's just me, but this movie even with the crew going at it, and the thankful segment breaks (Which really are hilarious. Joel get's turned into the ugly teen in the movie) is still to painful to be unleashed on an unsuspecting public.
Whatever you do, do NOT watch Eegah without the MST3K crew there to help you.
Oh and Watch out for snakes!
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Looking more like a student film, "Eegah" was perfect fodder for Joel and the 'bots, and they did not disappoint. Read morePublished on May 25 2004 by Rocco Dormarunno
This DVD from Rhino offers up one the most side-splitting, hilarious episodes of the legendary TV show "Mystery Science Theater 3000," in which they take on a 1962... Read morePublished on March 23 2004 by Claude Avary
Eegah is my first trip into the world of Mystery Science Theatre. I'd previously only seen the end credits of MST the Movie on late night TV, but that was enough to peak my... Read morePublished on Nov. 22 2003
This movie(and commentary by Joel and the 'bots) starts out slow, really slow and gets funny mid way through. In the end it is great. Arch Hall Jr. provides most of the laughs. Read morePublished on Oct. 15 2003 by chicoer2003
Although this episode of MST3k featured one of the series funniest, and most memorable lines ("Watch out for snakes!! Read morePublished on Oct. 1 2003 by Plurabelle
I absolutely love this episode! There are so many funny things happening that every time I watch it I catch a new joke. Read morePublished on Aug. 28 2003 by S. Berg
i honestly think that if i were to review EVERY single one of the 176 episodes of mst3k (oh how i wish there were all on dvd), i wouldn't give out a grade lower than four stars. Read morePublished on July 15 2003 by Derek Bronish
I can't get enough of watching this episode. Those three crack me up and I have to say I am a new fan. I can't wait to watch more!!!Published on March 22 2003
One of the best comparisons was in this movie when they called arch hall jr. a cabbage patch elvis! My husband and I laughed til we cried, they were right on the money.Published on March 1 2003
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