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The Atomic Brain 

Not Rated | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | Episode aired 4 December 1993
Mike and the Bots are asked What About Juvenile Delinquency? (1955) in a short about a teenage thug whose gang mugs his father. Then it's time to watch science go awry in Monstrosity (1963)... See full summary »


Jim Mallon


Joel Hodgson (creator), Michael J. Nelson (head writer) | 9 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Trace Beaulieu ... Crow T. Robot / Dr. Clayton Forrester
Michael J. Nelson ... Mike Nelson
Jim Mallon Jim Mallon ... Gypsy
Kevin Murphy ... Tom Servo
Frank Conniff ... TV's Frank


Mike and the Bots are asked What About Juvenile Delinquency? (1955) in a short about a teenage thug whose gang mugs his father. Then it's time to watch science go awry in Monstrosity (1963) when a rich, elderly woman hires a doctor to transport her brain into one of her beautiful kidnapping victims. Mike demonstrates chin puppetry while Magic Voice hits it off with the Voice-Over Guy from the movie. Written by skillwithaquill

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Comedy | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

4 December 1993 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA

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Best Brains See more »
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The Atomic Brain was released in 1963 under the title Monstrosity. See more »


Mike Nelson: [during a freeze frame close-up] The 400 Blows.
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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »


Torn Between Two Lovers
Written by Peter Yarrow and Philip Jarrell
Portion sung by Michael J. Nelson (as "Torn Between Two Peer Groups")
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"It's my turf now!"
3 July 2016 | by ericstevensonSee all my reviews

I love this episode because of all the funny lines. The parts out of the theater were great too. Although it was very short, this is one of my favorite invention exchanges. It's just too funny to see Crow and Tom Servo dress up as Dr. Forrester and TV's Frank and vice versa! Frank is especially great as Tom Servo. I really like that chin puppet part too. It probably is funnier right side up. It was great to have Magic Voice with a whole segment to herself. She mostly disappeared in the later seasons. I also loved how Mike read a total of three letters at the end! How ironic Mike would claim George Lucas wrote one when he later said, "The Phantom Menace" was the worst movie of all time. Hey, two guys named Eric and that's my name!

The movie was preceded by the short "What About Juvenile Deliquency?" and it had some of the best short riffs EVER. I laughed like mad at, "Okay, come on! I'll take you both on!" with "How's Dad?" and "How'd you know?" followed by "He's always been my dad". These guys were so lame you had to laugh at them. I also loved the actual movie riffing. The part that really had me in stitches was when she said, "She ate it!" with the riff, "I wanted it!". Another great one was, "She's floating slowly to hear death". It's too easy to make fun of a movie about a cat switching brains with a person. ****

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