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The Giant Spider Invasion 

Mike and the 'bots suffer through The Giant Spider Invasion (1975). Meanwhile, Pearl and her two underlings find alien pods out of Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978).


Kevin Murphy


Joel Hodgson (creator), Michael J. Nelson (head writer) | 5 more credits »


Episode cast overview:
Bill Corbett Bill Corbett ... Crow T. Robot / Observer
Jim Mallon Jim Mallon ... Gypsy
Michael J. Nelson ... Mike Nelson
Kevin Murphy ... Tom Servo / Professor Bobo
Mary Jo Pehl Mary Jo Pehl ... Pearl Forrester
Patrick Brantseg Patrick Brantseg ... Gypsy




Mike and the 'bots suffer through The Giant Spider Invasion (1975), featuring the TV has-beens, Alan Hale Jr. and Barbara Hale. Set in Mike's home state of Wisconsin, the movie also gives them a red-bearded redneck wearing red long underwear and a back brace; a giant spider that looks like a black car with eight legs; outer-space coconuts, each with diamonds and a spider inside; and more. Meanwhile, Pearl and her two underlings go camping and find "zucchini throw pillows" that are really alien pods out of Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978). Tom Servo dresses as a cheerleader, but fails to inspire any "spee-rit!" Later, a duplicate Tom Servo shows up. Written by J. Spurlin

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Comedy | Sci-Fi


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The first color movie featured in Season 9. See more »


[first lines]
Mike Nelson: Hi, everyone. Mike Nelson here. Welcome to the Satellite...
Tom Servo: [dressed as a cheerleader] Are you ready for some spee-rit!
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References Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) See more »


I Feel Pretty
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Bill Corbett
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Packers! Whoooo! Packers!
13 January 2007 | by SteveM-1See all my reviews

This is definitely one of the best MST3K episodes done. From the first zinger done by Mike and the 'bots (It's a Giant Spider Invasion of Savings at Menards!), to the last (Go....Packers!!), it's a great time having fun at the expense of lovable Cheeseheads of Wisconsin. Alone, "Giant Spider Invasion" would have been truly unbearable, but with the MST3K Treatment, it's become a comedy classic watched by me and my friends many times over.

As soon as this came up as an MST3K Volume 10 DVD, I instantly bought it. If you ever want to introduce your friends to MST3K, this is the episode you must show them. It has everything necessary to turn you and your friends into instant "Misties" who will want more and more of MST3K.

Go Packers!

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31 May 1997 (USA) See more »

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA See more »

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