Season 1

The Crawling Eye

In the first national broadcast of MST3K, the Mads kick off the invention exchange with a canine antiperspirant. Then, Joel and the Bots tune in to watch the 1958 sci-fi trifle called, The Crawling Eye" (1958) starring Forrest Tucker."

  • TV-PG
  • S1, E1
  • November 18, 1989

The Robot vs. the Aztec Mummy

For the Invention Exchange, The Mads show off their new device for getting rid of unwanted guests. Then, Joel and the bots are forced to watch the cheesy Mexican horror flick, The Robot vs. the Aztec Mummy" (1959)."

  • TV-PG
  • S1, E2
  • November 25, 1989

Women of the Prehistoric Planet

Down in Deep 13, The Mads present their newest fast food chain idea: meat so fresh it'll walk out to you! Joel and the bots enjoy a screening full of alien astronauts in Women of the Prehistoric Planet" (1966)."

  • TV-14
  • S1, E4
  • February 20, 1990

The Corpse Vanishes

Joel unwinds in his new chiro-gyro while The Mads present their flame-throwing flower. Then, Joel and the Bots are forced to watch the spooky and demented Bela Lugosi film, The Corpse Vanishes"."

  • TV-PG
  • S1, E5
  • December 9, 1989

The Crawling Hand

Joel fools his two evil overlords during the Invention Exchange. Then, The Mads show off their Limb-Lengthener to stretch out Larry's arm, which seamlessly segues into the theater for The Crawling Hand" (1964)."

  • TV-PG
  • S1, E6
  • December 16, 1989

Robot Monster

Joel and the Bots are forced to watch the 1953 sci-fi flick, Robot Monster," where after destroying all civilization on Earth, an alien attempts to wipe out the planet's last survivors."

  • TV-14
  • S1, E7
  • December 23, 1989

Project Moonbase

The Mads show off their Insect-A-Sketch, which combines the classic Etch-A-Sketch toy with an ant farm. Joel and the Bots watch the Sci-fi film, Project Moonbase" (1953), in which the president and captain of a lunar space station are both women."

  • TV-14
  • S1, E9
  • January 6, 1990