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The Giant Gila Monster 

Joel and crew can't settle on which of two film actors in a giant carnivorous lizard movie are more like TV actor Tige Andrews or comedian David Miller.


Jim Mallon


Joel Hodgson (creator), Michael J. Nelson (head writer) | 9 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Trace Beaulieu ... Crow T. Robot / Dr. Clayton Forrester
Joel Hodgson Joel Hodgson ... Joel Robinson
Jim Mallon Jim Mallon ... Gypsy
Kevin Murphy ... Tom Servo / William Conrad (voice)
Frank Conniff ... TV's Frank
Michael J. Nelson ... Hugh Beaumont (voice)


A 30-foot lizard on the loose terrorizes a town full of rowdy, inept teenagers in The Giant Gila Monster (1959). Joel shows off his sitcom radio while the Mads demonstrate their renaissance festival-themed punching bags in the invention exchange. Later, the Bots ruin Joel's soda shop sketch. Written by skillwithaquill

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Comedy | Sci-Fi








Release Date:

13 June 1992 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA

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Best Brains See more »
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Did You Know?


While Tom Servo and Crow are taped together at the beginning of the episode, Joel makes a comment about how they can be "the Odd Couple: 1999." The Odd Couple II, the sequel to the original movie, came out in 1998, just shy of making Joel's joke a true prediction. See more »


Crow T. Robot: S-son? Wait, he called me "son." No wonder mom cries when I mention the Sheriff.
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Crazy Credits

Keep circulating the tapes See more »


References Rain Man (1988) See more »


Tiptoe through the Tulips
Music by Joseph A. Burke (as Joe Burke)
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Performed by Kevin Murphy
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"Stupid man! Faster than a locomotive!"
16 June 2016 | by ericstevensonSee all my reviews

This is one of the best episodes of the Joel era. It's so worth it just to see Gypsy with all that lipstick. I don't think she has a lower body. I think that was just a bunch of stuff taped to her already long neck. This was just full of laughs. I think it's mostly because this was a movie that tried to have comedic moments in it. This is why the cast of Rifftrax won't do comedies. It was so interesting to hear them comment on why some parts weren't funny. The best bits were easily with that annoying drunk guy. This had some of the best lines done in response.

"I'll give you fifty dollars" "For acting lessons"

"How do you get rid of a bunch of kids going around in different directions?" "Easy, use tear gas!"

For some reason, I laughed the hardest at the "By the way, the stove is on". Maybe I just want to see these characters get hurt. I really could tell the last drawing at the end was to good for a random kid to draw. Good work, Frank! ****

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