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801 - Revenge of the Creature
0801
Air Date February 1, 1997
Movie Director Jack Arnold
Year 1955
Cast John Agar
Lori Nelson
John Bromfield
Preceded by 706 - Laserblast
Followed by 802 - The Leech Woman
GOWNS! There's gonna be gowns in this movie!
  — Crow


The Movie

Synopsis

801

Also note that this is one of the few movies shown in the SciFi Channel Years Theme Song for Season 8, 9 and 10.

A tale of the frightening activities of a reptilian monster with a grotesque rictal smirk and a spine-chilling soulless cackle (John Agar). The Creature from the Black Lagoon is back! This time he's kidnapped by sweat-soaked scientists (ickyologists) and transported to an aquarium-Sea World type facility in south Florida. Naturally, he's attracted to the lovely female scientist (Lori Nelson), so, after being tortured with electric shocks by John Agar and company (SCIENCE!), he manages to escape and kidnap her. Sadly, John Agar survives. A chimp rounds out the cast. [1]

Information

  • Look for a young, uncredited Clint Eastwood in his first screen appearance as the goofy white-coated lab assistant who does the silly mouse gag in the lab scene with the monkey. [2]
  • You might recognize one of the two young men who, near the end of the movie, see Helen lying unconscious on a riverbank, go to investigate, and get killed by the Gill Man. One of those guys is Bix Dugan from The Girl in Lovers Lane.

The Episode

Host Segments

Octopus

Half man, Half Octopus

Prologue: After 500 years, of being pure energy, at the end of the universe, Mike, Tom, Gypsy, Cambot, and Magic Voice are forcibly teleported to the SOL. Crow is already there, after being bored of being pure energy after the first 5 minutes, but he seems different somehow, and he doesn't remember Mike. Suddenly, the SOL is about to crash into the Earth. Mike is able to avoid a collision, but horror awaits when Mike and the bots contact Earth, and a talking ape answers!!!

Segment One: After lots of screaming, Professor Bobo and Dr. Peanut explain that Earth is "a planet where apes evolved from men". Bobo then sends a bad movie to the SOL crew because, oddly enough, it's "Ape Law".

Segment Two: Tom and Mike try to repair the SOL’s engines with a little help from the Nanites. Crow still seems different somehow, and Mike can't let it go.

Segment Three: An angry Star Wars-esque alien demands to speak to Servo, who has been dealing contraband vanilla pudding.

Segment Four: Crow may be different, but at least he knows how to make a nice cup of espresso.

Segment Five: The bots have tracked down information of Mike’s descendants, and they learn that virtually all of Mike's decendants intermarried with apes, despite Mike's fruitless pleas, to deny it. Then they learn who The Lawgiver is - Pearl Forrester! She reveals that she never got around to raising Clayton Forrester (after his transformation into a baby in the previous episode) better than last time, smothered him with a pillow, and had herself cryogenically frozen.

Stinger: John Agar swims softly and carries a big bull prod.

Other Notes

Guest Stars

Miscellaneous

Quotes & References

  • "Heir to the legacy of Godo, Bogo, and Chim-Chim."

Chim-Chim was the name of Speed Racer's pet chimpanzee.

  • "¿Qué? Is difficult."

The catchphrase of Andrew Sachs's character Manuel, on the show "Fawlty Towers".

  • "The Fall and Rise of Reginald Creature."

A reference to the British sitcom The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin.

  • "Boo Radley, Herald-Tribune!"

Arthur "Boo" Radley was the infamous recluse in the Harper Lee novel To Kill a Mockingbird.

  • (a barracuda swims by in the aquarium tank) "dundadadundadadundadadaDAAA....me!"

A reference to the song "Barracuda" by Heart.

  • "One of the Kingston Trio!"

The Kingston Trio is an American folk/pop music group that gained popularity in the '50s and '60s with tunes such as "Tom Dooley" and "Charlie on the M.T.A.".

  • "And the John Birch Society meeting comes to an abrupt end!"

The John Birch Society is an extreme right-wing American political organization.

  • "Now at Sears, Jeanne Kirkpatrick lingerie."

Jeane Kirkpatrick was the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations during the first term of Ronald Reagan's presidency.

  • "So THAT'S what happened to Soyuz 7!"

Soyuz 7 was a 1969 Soviet space mission that ended (like most USSR missions) with a dry landing on the steppes of Kazakhstan. The reference might have actually been meant for "Liberty Bell 7", Gus Grissom's 1961 Mercury program flight that experienced a spacecraft hatch malfunction upon splashdown off the coast of Florida. Although Grissom survived, the prematurely blown hatch allowed water to flood the spacecraft, which sank and was not recovered until 1999 (thus it was still missing at the time this episode first aired).

  • "Show me the way to go home..."

In Jaws, this is the song the three men sing while sitting around the table on the boat.

  • "Esther Williams didn't age too well."

Esther Williams was an Olympic swimmer who went on to star in a series of surprisingly popular swimming-themed movies (known as "aquamusicals").

Catchphrases


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