You know, being from another planet, I didn't have much to do with this film.
- Tom Servo (watching opening credits)

The Movie[]

Main article: Being from Another Planet (film)


An Egyptian sarcophagus is brought to a California university for study and display. When relics are taken from the sarcophagus, the mummy rises and goes on a rampage to recover them.

The Episode[]

Host Segments[]


Crow and Tom TP'ed

Prologue: Joel and the Bots play Movie Slogan 20 Questions.

Segment One / Invention Exchange: Crow makes a weird guess and Servo pulls a joke on the Mads. Dr. F wants a piece of the "Precious Moments" profits, and so comes up with their own "Tragic Moments" figurines, such as "Sparky's Last Romp", "By The Fire's Glow", and "I'll Get It!". On the Satellite of Love, Joel and the Bots express their outrage before presenting the Jack Palance Impersonator Kit.

Segment Two: Bad jokey wordplay by the TP'ed Bots leads to Joel declaring and explaining his fondness for Bill Mumy.

Segment Three: The bots welcome Joel to their Haunted Boiler Room, hoping to make a profit. Included are eyeballs, guts, worms of hate (which is actually spaghetti), and brains. It turns out Joel loves brains!



Segment Four: Tom and Crow are down, and so Joel and Gypsy arrange for some fun, including the Hexfield Viewscreen Fun Time Holo-clowns! It leaves them feeling kind of hollow.

Segment Five: Joel and the bots present the TV’s Frank Shopping Network, selling a V-shaped Diamond-Encrusted Mummy Communicator Type Thing and a letter from a viewer, all for the low, low price of bringing down the Satellite of Love! Dr. F ends up very displeased.

Stinger: Serrano screams hysterically as his hand is infected.

MST3K Cast[]

Regular Cast

Guest Cast

Other Notes[]



  • The boom shadow on Frank’s face as Dr. F says "Clayton Stonewall Forrester."
  • Joel says "we’ve came up" and they just keep going.
  • When it's Movie Sign in the First Segment, the hall bleeds through Servo's mask.

Obscure References[]

  • "Ladies and gentlemen, Jam Productions is proud to present the Black Moses of Soul!"
A reference to the Isaac Hayes album Black Moses.
  • "Now, was I Smith or Jones? I can't remember, it's been so long..."
A reference to the early 1970s western TV series Alias Smith and Jones in which actor Ben Murphy co-starred (as Jones).
  • "Oedipus, no!"
A reference to the classic Greek drama Oedipus Rex. At the play's climax, Oedipus gouges his own eyes out due to his shame and regret at his actions. Similar references were made throughout the series during eye-related scenes.
  • "Dear Aunt Nefertiti....Thanks for the socks?!"
Nefertiti ruled as queen during the 18th dynasty of Ancient Egypt before and possibly during the reign of her stepson King Tutankhamun. She was also King Tut's mother-in-law as he was married to one of her daughters.
  • Holoclowns background music
From the "Trumpy, you can do magic things" sequence in Episode #303.
  • "Suzie Creamcheese, what's got into ya?"
This is a line from Freak Out!, the first album from Frank Zappa's band The Mothers of Invention. Suzie Creamcheese is a recurring character on several of Zappa's subsequent albums. Zappa was a fan of MST3K (see stinger for Episode 523).
  • "I meant Butch Patrick!" "Oh why didn't you say so? You know I thought The Phantom Tollbooth was so overrated..."
The Phantom Tollbooth is a 1970 film adaptation of the novel by the same name featuring child star Butch Patrick and animation produced by animator Chuck Jones. Joel's statement on the film being overrated refers to the amount of praise critics gave the film upon its release. However it was not a commercial success and the author of the book, Norton Juster reportedly disliked the film.
  • "I'm gonna find those strawberries!"
Line from Humphrey Bogart's portrayal of Lt. Commander Queeg from the film The Caine Mutiny. Queeg becomes obsessed with finding who has taken some strawberries from the Officer's mess hall, which other officers interpret as an indicator of his paranoia and unfitness for command.
  • "Can I go back to my game? I was on the third level of Metroid."
This refers to the classic Nintendo Entertainment System sci-fi adventure game Metroid, although it is comprised of rooms in one elaborate maze and not levels.
  • "...and the snake knives Mrs. Presky"
From Firesign Theatre's Don't Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me the Pliers.
  • "Mork calling Orson..."
Reference to the TV comedy Mork & Mindy. At the end of each episode, Mork (a human-looking alien) calls his superior (named Orson) to tell him what he learned about the human race that particular week.
  • "Norton, you down here?"
Referencing The Honeymooners character Ed Norton who worked underground in New York City's sewer system.
  • "It's an orangey sky, always it's some other guy..."

Reference to the song Bye Bye Love by The Cars during a brief orange-cast shot.

Video Releases[]

MST3K Being from Another Planet (DVD)