Monster of the Day #976

No surprise here, as it has been mentioned a couple of times this week. The secret to good spoofing is be precise. Really know your subject, and get the little details right. And don’t exaggerate TOO much.

This just about perfect, although I’m sure the uninitiated would consider this way too silly. But really, how goofier is it than yesterday’s example?

  • kgb_san_diego

    OK. This is just precious.

  • Beckoning Chasm

    I enjoy Blaisdell’s stuff, but those built-in scowls on everything were just as silly as this thing’s expression.

  • bgbear_rnh

    Going with what Ken said, the wires are perfect, not invisible and not too obvious.

  • Gamera977

    It’s adorable!!!

  • bgbear_rnh

    not exactly Hello Kitty but, I can see some squee there.

  • Gamera977

    I would pet it and squeeze it and call it George…

  • rtpoeman

    A Muppet version of an “injectopod”?

  • Eric Hinkle

    At least it looks like he likes his work, whatever the heck this thing is.

  • Flangepart

    “What Is it, Professor?”
    “What is it? I’ve only just seen it for the first time two miunets ago, and you expect me to know all about it?”
    Or rants to that effect.
    But it’s NOT a Rock Lobster, or a Rock Baker.
    Call Tommy Sledge!

  • Rock Baker

    That’s just delightful.

    I love the various details the film gets right, chiefly the lab set and the black and white cloudy sky backdrop visible out the window which deftly recalls any number of fun B’s ranging from IT CONQUERED THE WORLD to THE CRAWLING EYE. While watching the film again recently with the family, I speculated the Lobster Man’s ever-changing make-up was a nod to FRANKENSTEIN 1970, but like so many gags, it’s so subtle as to seem fitting to the genre rather than a direct steal from any one picture. Just terrific fun.

  • Eric Hinkle

    Like in Tremors:

    “What’s it doing?”

    “Why do you keep asking ME that?”

  • BobTanaka

    John Carpenter’s “The Thing,” starring Mortimer Snerd.

  • Petoht

    So many wires…

    And I thought the Giant Claw looked goofy.

  • Beckoning Chasm

    This would have been perfect for a movie called “Son of the Giant Claw!”