Monster of the Day #79 Updated on August 2, 2010 By Ken Begg 14 Comments Some movies just keep on giving. Tweet Pin It Related PostsMonster of the Day #1567 (May 22, 2017) Monster of the Day #1566 (May 19, 2017) Monster of the Day #1565 (May 18, 2017) Monster of the Day #1563 (May 16, 2017) Monster of the Day #1562 (May 15, 2017) By Ken Begg http://jabootu.net Cullen Look at those snappers, Ralph! Gamera Well it looks like some sort of plesiosaur. I’d hazard a guess that it’s ‘The Lost World’? The original and not the one with Pat Boone or done by Spielburg. Unless it’s the ‘Mary Tyler Moore Show’ again. You really confused me on that last one Ken. Ken Begg Good grief, sir! That was from the Dick Van Dyke Show! Gamera Was it??? Dang, I’m more confused than I though!!! BeckoningChasm I kinda think it’s from King Kong, that one dinosaur that plucked the sailors from the tree. But I am not sure at all. Gamera Ok, I went back and Rock did a very nice description of the episode and both him and Sandra stated it was the ‘Van Dyke Show’. I guess I must have fixated on P. Stroud’s comment at the beginning of the thread and it went rattling around in my poor empty skull. Duhhhhhhhh………. Alright now point at me and laugh… ;) The Rev. This, like that great T-Rex a while back, is from The Land Unknown. I actually found this guy scarier than the T-Rex, probably because he could pop up from under the water right behind you, whereas you could see the T-Rex coming from a ways away. Plus, he’s uglier. If I recall, this guy’s head showed up on “The Munsters” as their pet “Spot” once in a while. The Rev. Whoops, wasn’t done… Anyway, they identify this as an Elasmosaurus in the movie. Even as a kid, I wondered why they just didn’t go with having it be a Plesiosaurus, since more people have heard of that, not to mention the neck’s too short and the head’s too big for the former, but would be about right for the latter. Ericb So, an Elasmosaurus in a swamp. Wouldn’t that be like sticking a sperm whale in the everglades? He must be feeling pretty cramped. BeckoningChasm “Elasmosaurus” is one of the all-time great words. Ericb Yep, it’s up there with “gorgonopsid” and “anomalocaris.” Paleontologists really get to have fun with words. Rock Baker I believe Spot was actually the T-Rex head with some modifications. From time to time you can catch a glimpse of the outline. Seems like they also used the Rex’s roar for Spot. Since the lake was in the crater of a volcano, I’m going to be generous and assume it was a lot deeper than it looks, and that it was much wider below the waterline. It would have to be, considering how many fish would have to be down there for him to eat. Or maybe he caught most of his food at the shore like an alligator? BeckoningChasm Argh, no comments allowed for the SuperFriends nugget? Ken Begg Oops! Fixed.