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Eegah (Mystery Science Theater 3000)

Joel Hodgson , Michael J. Nelson , Arch Hall Sr.    Unrated   DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)
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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

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5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorites! Aug. 28 2003
By S. Berg
I absolutely love this episode! There are so many funny things happening that every time I watch it I catch a new joke. This episode also contains some of the lines that have become "inside jokes" for later episodes, such as "Watch out for snakes!" I would recommend this episode, as it is one my favorites, as well as a favorite of many MST3K fans. I don't want to give too much away, just believe me - it is funny. Living in Minnesota I've been a fan of the show since they were on public television.
I sure hope Rhino keeps releasing these on DVD, since the reruns are no longer on the air. So buy this to show your support for MST3K so they keep on releasing!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars THIS EPISODE WAS TOO FUNNY.... March 22 2003
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!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent starting point for new Misties Feb. 5 2003
By ellafan
The ultimate in cheesiness,this movie is really horrible..but our 'bots and Joel do their usual hysterical riff,causing even the most grown-up among us to hoot and holler like kids,happily incredelous at the unbelievable things we are seeing,let-alone hearing(Arch Hall Jr.'s "singing").I am a fervent Mistie,and this is one of the best.I miss my 'bots.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Egads! Oh, and watch out for snakes! Dec 26 2002
By Daniel Jolley TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:VHS Tape
This movie is so bad that Crow and Tom have to wash the Eegah off of them after it's over. There are some horrible things in this movie: Richard Kiel, of course; spasmodic dancing; truly icky singing; the slightly too friendly relationship between father and daughter; and, worst of all, Arch Hall, Jr.'s face and hair. Yes, for as long as there have been movies, there have been bad, seemingly inexplicable movies, and this is certainly one of them. It all starts with greasy Arch's girlfriend encountering a "giant" on the road; no one believes her story, of course, until the gang finds a big footprint several feet off the road. Suddenly, her dad, who dresses and acts like some kind of scientist, is convinced that some kind of prehistoric creature is living in the hills and sets off to find him. What happens is that Eegah, Richard Kiel wearing one of the fakest beards and moustaches I've ever seen, finds him. The trip to pick up dear old dad gives Arch a chance to show off his dune buggy in the desert-he has water in the tires, you know-but, wouldn't you know it, Eegah comes along and snatches Roxie. Back in Eegah's cave, Roxie and her dad meet Eegah's mummified family, drink nasty sulfur water, and try to humor the big fellow. Quite ickily, Roxie decides to give her father a shave and seems to enjoy it just a little too much. Meanwhile, Arch is whining all over the desert sands and cliffs in search of his girl. In the end, we learn that you can take Eegah out of his cave, but you can't take the caveman out of Eegah.
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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best episodes Dec 14 2002
Season Five of Mystery Science Theater 3000 is one of the best. While some fans might be angered by Joel's departure, Joel has some of his best episodes in season five, and Mike does as well.
Eegah is one of the Joel episodes, a touching movie about a cave man's love for a woman from Beverly Hills. There's song and dance, and it's like the unholy love child of Catalina Caper and Manos the Hands of Fate (Both now availible on DVD).
The riffing level on this episode is quite impressive. Lots of good joking, bizzare references and great timing (what makes a MST3K episode brilliant) are evident. The segments aren't the best, but there are some great moments in them (especially the invention exchange).
The only problem some (not me, however) might have, is that this movie is relatively unbearable. Nothing too bad if you are used to the series, but if you've only seen one or two, and aren't too prepared for a bad movie it can hurt you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Richard Kiel and not much else Nov. 8 2002
By Andrew
I was a bit hesitant after reading a few negative reviews about this episode, but now I have no regrets. This has become overnight, my favorite episode.
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!
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best episodes
Looking more like a student film, "Eegah" was perfect fodder for Joel and the 'bots, and they did not disappoint. Read more
Published on May 25 2004 by Rocco Dormarunno
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best episodes! WATCH OUT FOR SNAKES!
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 more
Published on March 23 2004 by Claude Avary
5.0 out of 5 stars A great start
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 more
Published on Nov. 22 2003
3.0 out of 5 stars They have an oven in their living room
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 more
Published on Oct. 15 2003 by chicoer2003
3.0 out of 5 stars an MST classic...but a bit too disturbing.
Although this episode of MST3k featured one of the series funniest, and most memorable lines ("Watch out for snakes!! Read more
Published on Oct. 1 2003 by Plurabelle
4.0 out of 5 stars another classic
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 more
Published on July 15 2003 by Derek Bronish
4.0 out of 5 stars Just Plain Funny!
Mystery Science Theater 3000 never lets me down, so after reading some good reviews about their take on the film "Eegah", I went out and purchased it. Read more
Published on June 17 2003 by musiclover13
5.0 out of 5 stars I want more!
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
4.0 out of 5 stars Definately one of the best episodes
There are some episodes of MST3K that no B-Movie fan should be without, Eegah is one of those. While simply too horrible to view on its own, the film becomes hilarious when you add... Read more
Published on Dec 31 2002 by Daniel A Moir
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