"Put that lampshade on your head, tie femur bones around your waist and dance naked in the moonlight!"

The Short[]

Main article: The Phantom Creeps (serial)

Chapter One: "The Menacing Power" - A mad scientist fakes his death when the government gets too interested in his research.

The Movie[]

Main article: Jungle Goddess (film)

A pair of bush pilots search for an heiress whose flight went down over Africa and find that an isolated tribe has taken to worshipping her as a goddess.

The Episode[]

Host Segments[]

Jungle host seg

Remote-controlled circular saw

Prologue: Joel and the Bots are playing hide and seek with the elusive and inexplicable forces which control the universe. Crow wanted to play hopscotch.

Invention Exchange: It's Joel and the Bots' turn to seek, and they find the universe right away. Joel tries his new radio controlled circular saw and learns not to drive it in a circle. In Deep 13, Dr. F. has removed his head and fused it to a saxophone while his headless body roams around at random.

MST3k- Two White Devil Hunters in Jungle Goddess

Two white devils

Segment Two: The SOL crew puts on their "Bela's OK Discoveries" infomercial, selling their own Phantom Creeps to remove stains. The Mads return to finally introduce the movie, having not done so before the short.


Crow and Joel in "My White Goddess"

Segment Three: Joel demonstrates the binocular mattes ("Gobos") that Cambot came with. Some are kind of weird.

Segment Four: Two "Imperialistic Aliens" contact the SOL on the Hexfield Viewscreen with a list of demands. Bullets play largely into their demands.

Segment Five: Joel is the star of the wacky sitcom My White Goddess, letters, and Frank annoyingly mimics Dr. F.

Obscure References[]

  • "...the cosmic universe has its eyes closed and it's counting to 6.02 times 1023."
6.02 times 1023 is the approximation of Avogadro's constant, an important number in chemistry.
  • "An evil supreme, an evil supreme..."
A reference to John Coltrane's jazz album A Love Supreme.
  • "You mean upsidaisium?"
Upsidaisium is fictional levitating metal from the animated TV series The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle.
  • "Pigpen died."
A member of the Grateful Dead, Ron "Pigpen" McKernan played keyboards, harmonica and was also a group vocalist until shortly before his death. He passed away due to complications of cirrhosis in 1973. He is not to be confused with the character from Peanuts.
  • "That's my boss!"
From the TV show Hart to Hart. Max, the gravelly-voiced butler/cook/chauffeur would say this at the beginning of each episode.
  • "Pretty nosy, kitty cat!"
Line from the movie Chinatown.
  • "Hello Dad! I'm Milton, your brand new son!"
Servo sings the lyrics from the opening theme song of Milton the Monster.
  • "Oh what's the big deal? It's a big, metal Richard Kiel!"
Richard Kiel was an uncommonly tall actor best-known for playing the character Jaws in two James Bond films. He also appeared in The Human Duplicators and Eegah.
  • "Look, a tiger!" "In Africa?"
A reference to a sketch in Monty Python's The Meaning of Life.
  • "Sorry! Sorry! Now! Let's not argue about who shot who!"
Paraphrasing from The Tale of Sir Lancelot in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Sir Lancelot gets a distress call from a wedding at Swamp Castle, where he gets carried away and kills many of the wedding guests. The lord of the castle then tries to calm down the friends and relatives of Lancelot's victims.
  • "There's a man on the wing of the plane!"
Said by William Shatner's character in The Twilight Zone episode "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet”.
  • "Wanama dumb!" "Doo! Doo! Doo Doo!!" "Wanama dumb!" "Doo! Doo! Doo!!"
Referring to the ditty "Mah Nà Mah Nà", made popular by The Muppets.

Behind the Scenes[]

MST3K Cast[]

Regular Cast

Guest Cast

MST3K Crew[]


  • The Mads' invention is named after the Jack Kerouac novel Doctor Sax.
  • The first on-screen appearance by Jim Mallon (not operating a puppet).
  • The final host segment is the one where Joel introduces Crow as "Art Crow", referring to The Honeymooners' actor Art Carney. This and a fan letter shown later became the source of a running gag of calling Crow "Art" that persisted until the end of the series. (It even continued past the series itself, as Trace Beaulieu would voice a robot character named ART in the comedy sci-fi series Other Space.)
  • This episode is also the source of the line "charbroiled hamburger sandwich and french fried potatoes" that would be repeatedly referenced throughout the course of the series.
  • This is the episode where Northwest becomes the Official Punching Bag Airline of Best Brains, Inc.
  • This episode was the third to air during Turkey Day '91.
  • In later episodes, the director of the film in this experiment would be erroneously identified as Sam Newfield. The confusion is likely due to Newfield's similar-looking Lost Continent also being used during the second season.


  • When Joel drops the disk on the satellite dish, it rolls off instead of settling on the surface.
  • Dr. Forrester fails to state the title of the main feature when introducing it during Host Segment Two.


Movie Edits[]

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