Mystery Science Theater 3000: EEGAH   Rewatch 
October 25, 2018 1:29 AM - Season 5, Episode 6 - Subscribe

Rewatch! A ridiculous film where an ageless giant living in the California desert, lured out by a teenage girl, finds her creepy father, her annoying boyfriend, bad rock n roll, and policeman's bullets. Eegah have bad day. We're continuing on the episodes picked out by online poll. Previously.

What gets me is the total lack of any memory of Native American tribes in this film. The movie just assumes a giant white man has lived in these California hills since forever, all alone, and even backs it up in the end with a bible verse. Oh please.

Richard Kiel was a kind man forced, in this film, to do some gross things. Please don't hold it against him when you sight his enormous shaving-cream covered tongue. Just, try to have an empty stomach when that happens.
posted by JHarris (6 comments total)
The animutation The Richard Kiel Experience mixes the actor's face up with a bunch of random images and anime music. Flashing lights probably make it unsuitable for those suffering with epilepsy, and extremely random sights make it unsuitable for those suffering with sanity.

Let's get the MST Club notice out of the way now. Every week on Thursday night we watch that week's episode, along with a preroll movie showing two hours earlier. The preroll movie this week starts at 7 PM Eastern (4 PM Pacific), and the MST episode shows at 9 PM Eastern (6 PM Pacific). We have the show at I hope you can make it.
posted by JHarris at 1:37 AM on October 25, 2018

Watch out for snakes!
posted by cottoncandybeard at 6:28 AM on October 25, 2018 [4 favorites]

Oh, Roxy, you deserved better.
posted by Chrysostom at 10:49 AM on October 25, 2018

This movie taught me the value of filling my dune buggy's tires with water.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 6:19 PM on October 25, 2018

Or your thighs with water. (That was a weird mishearing on my part.)
posted by ilana at 7:28 PM on October 28, 2018 [1 favorite]

Considering how utterly shitty the movie is, I've always felt oddly touched by Eegah's story and that final shot with the bizarre Biblical allusion out of nowhere.

There is also no gift that gives quite as well as keeping a close watch for possible hidden legless reptiles.
posted by Scattercat at 7:00 PM on October 29, 2018 [1 favorite]

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