Review by NekroDave
In the 1931 horror classic Frankenstein, Dr. Frankenstein charges his assistant Fritz with the task of procuring a brain for his newly stitched together creation.
He bungles the job.
Instead of bringing back the brain of a genius, he brings back the brain of a criminal, an abnormal brain. And thus the path of the Frankenstein monster is laid out for him (though it was not so in the book).
Typically, I'm not a big collector of movie props but a couple years ago the opportunity arose to get a near exact replica of the brain in a jar from this scene. And like most people, when I'm asked if I'd like a brain in a jar, I say "Yes, please".
I say "near" exact replica because, if I remember right, the stickers needed to be changed ever so slightly. Since this isn't a licensed product, I guess an exact replica would infringe on the copyright. Crazy, I know, but the two stickers on the jar here are in slightly different positions than in the movie. If you knew that without being told, you may have the most abnormal brain of all.
Along with the thick glass and rubber brain, this came with a concoction designed to add some murkiness to the water (water not included). It worked for awhile, but over time most of it had just sunk to the bottom, joined up and congealed into what I'm pretty sure must now be a living organism itself. Even if it's not yet alive, it's still pretty gross. And no, I'm not going to change the water!
And of course, my brain glows in the dark. Does yours? (Don't answer that, Sanjeev!)
Comments9 comments posted
Hey Dave, you should make one of those jumbo machinder beast-bots (you know like Garada K-7) so you could put that brain in there and let it go wild. That would be freakingly incredible!
Abbey something... Abbey Normal?
Icks-nay on the otten-ray...
There's a fungus among us!
Of course I'll try the brain, why not? Do you have anything in vanilla?
"What hump?" (sorry, couldn't resist. Mel Brooks spoof has become almost cannon to me, instead of the original.)
DO NOT bring a date home and try to explain why that is displayed on your shelf. I thought you were reviewing the jar from Mel Brooks Young Frankenstein when I saw the first picture! Best review ever! IMO!
I didn't realize that it was a joke from the source material! Even still, if I ever get this, it's going next to my Eyegor figure.
ok ?:) looks like my brain hehe in it glows awsome!!!
And like most people, when I'm asked if I'd like a brain in a jar, I say "Yes, please".
This is one of the funniest review I´ve read here in a long time...
Thanks NekroDave. Keep it comming.
Glad you guys got a kick outta this. It seemed to me there were lots of robots on the front page yesterday so I figured I'd offer up something a little more....organic. ;) But for the record, the jars in Young Frankenstein were much different than the original.
And cosmos773, I want a woman who'll love me for my brain. It just can't be all about my body. Seriously... it can't be. lol
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