|213 - Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster|
|Air Date||February 2, 1991|
|MST3K Director||Jim Mallon|
|Running Time||87 min.|
|Turkey Day(s)||November 28, 1991, 6pm|
|AKA|| Ebirah, Horror of the Deep;|
Gojira--Ebira--Mosura: Nankai no Dai Ketto;
Big Duel in the North;
Big Duel in the North Sea;
Ebirah, Terror of the Deep
|Movie Director||Jun Fukuda|
|Cast||Akira Takarada, Hal Linden, Toru Watanabe|
|Preceded by||212 - Godzilla vs. Megalon|
|Followed by||301 - Cave Dwellers|
Some teenage boys and a bank robber on the lam end up on a mysterious south sea island where a totalitarian group has enslaved all of the natives. The teens summon Godzilla for help. Godzilla and Mothra (who have apparently signed a peace treaty) show up, and Godzilla battles the villains' giant crab monster Ebirah. After the villains' self-destruct device is triggered, Mothra runs an airlift to carry the natives away from the doomed island.
The script for this movie was originally written for King Kong, but Godzilla had to be substituted when rights to Kong weren’t available.
Prologue: Joel reads the Velveteen Rabbit and does all the voices.
Invention Exchange (Segment One): Joel shows off his Mind Control Guitar (“All I gotta do is add the appropriate facial grimaces, wear spandex, and meet with the ladies after the show!”). The Mads play their squeaky Doggie Chew Toy Guitars
Segment Two: Joel explains the very fictional origins of Godzilla with the song “The Godzilla Genealogy Bop”
Segment Three: Crow and Tom believe that Joel is suffering from space madness. They think Joel’s models of famous earth structures made from found objects are further evidence of his mental decline. So they destroy the models for Joel’s own good.
Segment Four: Despite Joel’s warning, Crow and Tom mock the Mothra twins, only to receive a visit from Mothra on the Hexfield Viewscreen! Fortunately, he’s a pretty mellow fellow. But later when the bots try to tell Joel about Mothra’s visit, Joel won't believe them.
Closing (Segment Five): Joel teaches the bots about famous sayings that actors didn’t actually say. They look at some “Cool Thing” contest entries. The Mads briefly consider the possibility of reviewing policy and instituting a change to a less hostile posture toward the crew of the SOL, but it doesn’t go anywhere.
Stinger: Everyone bows down before Mothra
- "This must be for the seafood lover in us."
A parody of the advertising slogan for Red Lobster r
- "You may find yourself living in a shogun shack!"
Joel is parodying a line from the Talking Heads song "Once in a Lifetime".
- "I'm hysterical... and I'm wet!"
- "Hey! You got your backgammon in my money!" "You got your money in my backgammon!" -Joel and Crow
Joel and Crow parody the advertising slogan for Reese's Peanut Butter Cups .
- "Love is like a butterfly."
- "Jacques Plante; the early days."
Jacques Plante was a legendary ice hockey goalie, best known for winning 6 Stanley Cups with the Montreal Canadiens from 1953-1963 and for being the first goalie to wear a goaltender mask on a regular basis in regulation play. The joke is made when Ebirah (the titular Sea Monster) catches a thrown boulder in his claw, looking very much like a hockey goalie making a high, glove-side save.
- "Haven't we seen this before?"
Tom is referring to Godzilla jumping into the sea, which was reused (image-reversed) in Godzilla vs. Megalon. The scene was actually used as the stinger for the previous episode.
- "In 1971, a series of nuclear tests were done on Monster Island..."
A reference to the opening of Godzilla vs. Megalon . The actual opening references a nuclear test in the early part of 1971 whose effects were felt as far away as Monster Island.
- Mothra is played by Michael J. Nelson.
|preceded by: Season 1||MST3K Season 2||followed by: Season 3|
|1990 - 1991|
|201||Rocketship X-M||1990-09-22||206||Ring of Terror||1990-11-03||211||First Spaceship on Venus||1990-12-29|
|202||The Side Hackers||1990-09-29||207||Wild Rebels||1990-11-17||212||Godzilla vs. Megalon||1991-01-19|
|203||Jungle Goddess||1990-10-06||208||Lost Continent||1990-11-24||213||Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster||1991-02-02|
|204||Catalina Caper||1990-10-13||209||The Hellcats||1990-12-08|
|205||Rocket Attack U.S.A.||1990-10-27||210||King Dinosaur||1990-12-22|