Mystery Science Theater 3000

Season 4 Episode 24

Bride of the Monster

Aired Unknown Jan 23, 1993 on Comedy Central
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Bride of the Monster
The movie features Bela Lugosi trying to make a race of super-human beings. Also the first part of the 'Hired!' short and the SOL Community Theater doing 'Hired! The Musical!'

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  • Bela Lugosi, Tor Johnson and Harvey B. Dunn's nine fingers all in one movie.

    Ed Wood, he of cross-dressing, "Plan 9" and Johnny Depp fame, offers "Bride of the Monster," a movie that succeeds only in elciting a viewer response of "What the hell just happened?"

    Good old Bela Lugosi is a mad scientist at work an old mansion in a swamp, killing any yokles who stumble across his lair. Aiding (?) Lugosi in his work is Wood regular and MST vet Tor Johnson as Lobo. And some plucky cop and his gal Friday reporter are trying to find out what's going on. They don't, and neither do we.

    It's an epic disaster, one Joel and the Bots tear into with gusto. From the random shots of octopi to the jump cuts and the scenes where Lugosi is obviously a double, it's a great MST experiment.

    And on top of all of that, we have Part 1 of "Hired!", a Chevrolet informational short about the trials and tribulations of a door-to-door car salesman.

    Too bad this one isn't on's easily among the best episodes ever aired.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When Dick comes into Capt. Robbins' office, Crow says, 'Hi, Bavaro.' This is a callback to Crash of the Moons and Winky saying that to Bavaro.

  • QUOTES (9)

  • NOTES (2)

    • This episode is on Disc Two of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 XIX DVD set. Extras include:
      'Citizen Wood: Making the 'Bride', Unmaking the 'Legend', a documentary about Ed Wood. Joel is featured in this talking about Bride of the Monster.
      'Inventing the Invention Exchange': Joel talks about the inclusion of the invention exchange in the show and specifically about the inventions in this episode.
      The original theatrical trailer for the movie.

    • Episode was originally supposed to be "Manos: The Hands Of Fate" according to an early BBI mailer. But the order was switched.