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Oh my God, electricity! This is so sci-fi!
- Frank


A live streaming show in which the Mads (Trace Beaulieu and Frank Conniff) riff the 1955 science-fiction movie Bride of the Monster.

The Movie[]

Main article: Bride of the Monster (film)

Synopsis[]

A mad scientist attempts to create a race of atomic supermen. His plot is discovered by a determined newspaper reporter and her police detective fiancee.

The Show[]

Callbacks[]

Running Jokes[]

Quotes & References[]

  • "I've read Becwar by Shatner."
A play on the series of science-fiction novels by William Shatner that started with TecWar.
  • "Alex Gordon was Ed Wood's I.A.L. Diamond."
I.A.L. Diamond was a screenwriter known for his many successful collaborations with writer-director Billy Wilder.
  • "The way you love me is frightening!"
Spoken after a shot of lightning, this is a reference to the 1966 song "Knock on Wood" written by Eddie Floyd. The song has been recorded many times, including a very popular disco cover by Amii Stewart in 1979.
  • "He's like Bela Fawlty."
Basil Fawlty was the often hostile hotel owner in the highly-regarded British TV comedy Fawlty Towers.
  • "It's like Trump with the FBI."
At the time of this livestream event, the Florida resort where former U.S. President Donald Trump lived had recently been searched by the FBI in an effort to reclaim classified documents that were on the premises. Trump objected to the search for number of reasons.
  • "Can two bachelors live together without driving each other crazy?"
This is a slightly-modified version of the question posed by the narrator at the beginning of every episode of the TV comedy The Odd Couple. The original version asks "Can two divorced men share an apartment without driving each other crazy?".
  • "It's a beautiful day in the laboratory..."
The opening scene of the long-running PBS childrens' television show Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood typically involved the avuncular Mr. Rogers changing from business attire into casual clothes (often a cardigan) while singing the theme song.
  • "Is he going to strip down to cook, Walter White-style?"
On the TV drama Breaking Bad, high school chemistry teacher Walter White uses his knowledge of science to "cook" the illegal narcotic crystal methamphetamine. He and his associate often did so in their underpants (or in cleansuits) to avoid getting trace amounts of the substance on their clothes.
  • "I'm putting on my lab coat... Peeking through the window... Looking at my squid!"
A pastiche of the song "Top Hat, White Tie and Tails" written by Irving Berlin and popularized by Fred Astaire in the film Top Hat.
  • "What, did he steal that neon F from Farrell's?"
Possibly a reference to the now-defunct chain of Farrell's Ice Cream Parlors.

Behind-the-Scenes[]

  • The livestream of Bride of the Monster was the ninth new performance by The Mads of 2022.
  • The livestream was produced by Chris Gersbeck.
  • The Mads were joined by comedian and filmmaker Rachel Lichtman before and after the movie.
  • At the conclusion of the event, it was announced that the next livestream show would take place on October 11, 2022 and consist of a ninth Night of Shorts. It was later announced that the Mads would be joined by Dana Gould.

Video Release[]

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