8. Scrambled Eggs. [MST3K 101. The Crawling Eye.] / by Chris Piuma

The Crawling Eye, Joel's first* episode, stares at Beth and Adam until they discuss sidekicks, psychics, sci-fi eye flicks, LASIK, and awkward starts.

* Or is it‽

Show notes.

The Crawling Eye: Full episode! IMDB. MST3K Wiki.

Man... Or Astroman: “Transmissions from Venus”. 

Man... Or Astroman: “Mystery Science Theater 3000 Love Theme”.

Confused? You won't be

MST3K Season 1 commercial compilation.

Joel on WTF with Marc Maron

Wired’s oral history of MST3K.  

Ted Baxter

KTMA door sequence.  

Original pre-squeak Dr. Erhardt, with Forrester in the original Gizmonic/KTMA lair, as featured in a charming pizza ad.

Uri Geller vs. James Randi on Johnny Carson.

CSICOP [not CSI, nor a cop show; formerly the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry].

The Girl with the Silver Eyes.  

Jimmy Sangster Guardian obit.

Kolchak - The Night Stalker, “Horror in the Heights”.

The Misfits: “The Crawling Eye”.

TV Tropes on Early Instalment Weirdness.

Black Smithers.

TNG's first season: So bad, it inspired a documentary.

A very special TNG, where parasites take over the Federation and one dude's head totally explodes. [And a promo for that episode.]