Mystery Science Theater 3000 has featured a wide spectrum of malevolent individuals in their featured films, ranging from megalomaniacal rulers to creatures of all sizes to two-bit criminals.
So, the question here is pretty straightforward: who is your favorite villain from a movie or a short that MST3K riffed on? It could be a major Big Bad, a secondary enemy, a robot or a monster (or a robot monster, even), a henchman, whatever.
When it comes to a favorite villain, I’m torn between Mooney from The Beatniks and Baba Yaga from Jack Frost for similar reasons: both are memorably over the top, hard to take seriously, and very entertaining in their respective films.
Plus I love the way he says the word “Relish” - the word oozes with evil, but classy evil. I wish I had that voice, if I did I’d visit the food cart with the sole purpose of ordering a hotdog… 'with relish!"
I’ve always liked Adolfo Celi, even though I’ve never heard his real voice in any films I’ve seen with him (even those that are subtitled). I mean, why - did sound like Michael Cera? (actually I’ve read he had a very thick Sicilian accent that made him difficult to understand, even though he was fluent in several languages, including English).
I’ve always found it fascinating how Donald Pleasance clearly considering both Warrior of the Lost World and Puma Man beneath him and totally phoning in his performance somehow actually enhances his typical acting style, making him seem all the more creepy and sociopathic.