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1009 - Hamlet



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Linnaeis "I AM the button" Blake - about 1 month ago

wow pretentious much Sirveaux?


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Snuffy Wuffykiss - 2 months ago

Intrigue, Murder, Drugs, Incest.... Boring.


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Hawthorne Rollings - 4 months ago

Good one to listen to with a bad headache, there is nothing to see, it's black and white, shot in the dark, everyone looks the same, but fun to play in the background


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Stephen A Nathe - 7 months ago

crap, crappity CRAP!! great riffs, god awful movie


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Stephen A Nathe - 7 months ago

they needed HINDER 90, hell I needed HINDER 90 for this one...I can't even LAUGH this one for Pearl's Sake!!


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Zchema Lupitz - 7 months ago

10:20 I spotted the queen. Do I have to watch the movie?


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Last of the Wild Ponies - 9 months ago

26:14 You can see one of the other actors reminding Ophelia of her cue.


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Last of the Wild Ponies - 9 months ago

11:29 "What's this baloney-us?"


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Last of the Wild Ponies - 9 months ago

7:24 I'm surprised they didn't make a Three Stooges reference. Also, did someone tape a running hairdryer next to a microphone during the movie?


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Crypto Dentist - 11 months ago

It's easy to see why everyone wants to die in this version. There arent even walls, just blackness!


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Teri Gee - 11 months ago

I love Kevin twirling the hair of his wig as Fortinbras at the end.


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Stephen A Nathe - 12 months ago

this one hurts, Mike should've taken better care of his lone three-card-monte win...


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Blab Sulkhead - 12 months ago

Hamlet! I'm crushing your head!


At least its doing better than Hellcats
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Diane - aka Starbreeze - about 1 year ago

I knight thee one hundred and eleven laughs.
It did make me laugh a few times and I enjoyed the ghost of Mike's father skit.


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Hey, Lisa! - about 1 year ago

One of my very favorite MST3K eps EVER.


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Diane - aka Starbreeze - about 1 year ago

I recognized Ricardo Montalban's voice right away. I thought I was going nuts at first until I found RevJoan's 2 year old post confirming it for me.


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James GreyWolf - about 1 year ago

Sometimes a joke is just too damn perfect. The sword fight is going on. Both Hamlet and Laerties are wounded (of course, Laerties is dying faster). Hamlet's mom has just died, and Laerties exclaims, "The king's to blame. The king." Which makes Crow cry out, "God blame the king." (As opposed to the normal statement, "God save the king.") I didn't notice the joke before, but this time... And I like it.


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Jinkee Nova - over 1 year ago

This production really highlights Hamlet's inability to shut up. I'm a little sad that Fortinbras got the Bad Ending this time.


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Bender Rodriguez - over 1 year ago

The movie's drawn out scenes have a touch of Deep Hurting. The riffs are top notch.


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The humanity - over 1 year ago

No 'laugh' for this one. This is really pushing the limit for the last season.


We are so sorry, Bill.
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James GreyWolf - over 1 year ago

Closing credits: "You have seen Hamlet by William Shakespeare"

They LIE!... this is not by William Shakespeare. Sure they use some of his lines. The basic plot is by Bill, other than that....

I am sure the trimming for MST3K helped remove a lot of the lines, but... Rosencrantz and Guildenstern don't even have a line in this production. They are not even mentioned by name. Pelonious never instructs his kids to avoid work in the financial industry. In the original play, Hamlet discusses suicide BEFORE he instructs Ophilia to become a sister == or a whore (I know. I mentioned that already as a response to one of the notes in here, but..). I, personally, believe that Bill would NOT be offended by this episode. I think that, if he were still here, he would have gladly sat in with Mike 'n da bots and tossed in a few of his own riffs.


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Melissa Bachmann - over 1 year ago

I could of sworn that the first time they aired this episode it was subtitled but no one's ever mentioned it; am I insane?


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Senor Misterioso - over 1 year ago

"This video is not available in your country" for now.
:-(


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Dearest Hamlet, thou hast proven thyself to be (or not to be) worthy of laughs. To thee, I giveth thine one-hundreth-eth laugh-eth.


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Padraic Burns - almost 2 years ago

I think this is the only MST3K I've never finished. I will give it another chance to justify why it has twice the laughs of project Moonbase!


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Childe Harold - almost 2 years ago

This is like slice-n-dice Shakespeare...3/4ths of the play is missing hahaha


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Blab Sulkhead - about 2 years ago

I'm studying Hamlet right now and parts of it are like having my brains slowly bashed in. Talk about Deep Hurting. How do I spell relief? M-S-T-3-K.


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Ted Chase - about 2 years ago

MST3K stretches in its final season, taking on a famed script (if poo production). While some of the riffs are about the poor production, others are stuff you've wanted to say ever since seeing Shakespeare in high school.


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Robert Brown - over 2 years ago

Everyone purse your beaks!


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tim conner - over 2 years ago

I love this episode! Not because they are riffing Shakespeare...because they are not. They are riffing this HORRIBLE interpretation. They have fun with the ghastly delivery of lines, the staging(in someone's basement?) and the fact that the film so cuts Hamlet to shreds, that you can hardly follow the story line. If anything, the boys did a GREAT job poking fun at those that would murder a Shakespearean classic like this! Kudos!


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Alyssa Transitoria - over 2 years ago

This is kinda like Raul Julia in Overdawn (except raul was phoning it in there pretty tough)...I love Maximillian Schell...he's actually kind of compelling in this.


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Kim Spence Dean - over 2 years ago

My All-Time Favorite Episode.


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Teri Gee - over 2 years ago

I've always loved this episode. It's the second one I saw (the first was Werewolf) and seeing such a wide range of movies that they riffed was a good introduction for me way back when. :) Personally, I think a lot of Shakespeare isn't as amazing as we're told it is. Romeo and Juliet, for example, is a story of two idiotic teenagers who are stupid and kill themselves when there was no need to do so. And that's what I got out of the play when I WAS a teenager, too. I prefer his fantasies and histories to his tragedies.


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Joseph Ewing - over 2 years ago

I never could get into this episode, but all of these positive comments made me try it a couple more times and it just can't sink in, especially because Max Schell is famous, and not in the John Carradine or Alan Hale, Jr. way.


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K.T. Robot - almost 3 years ago

My ALL TIME favorite Shakespeare play. I love searching for and finding all of the varied theatrical production forms ( of which there are sooo many) just to find reasons to love it even more. THIS presentation first seemed like a really gloomy stinker, and I'll admit I only watched half of it the first time. However, as with many seemingly unwatchable episodes, I tried again and really listened to the riffs closely , and I found myself going back to Hamlet over and over, and now it's in my top 15 all time favorites list. Wow, if only it was full length!


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Scott A. Taylor - almost 3 years ago

Gotta admit I was gonna skip this show .. you know .. Shakespeare! I mean it's usually very mind grinding to sit through, especially Hamlet. But I'm glad I did, this was a great episode


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Scott A. Taylor - almost 3 years ago

But hark!, here comes Othello .. talking total crap as usual :P


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Scott A. Taylor - almost 3 years ago

Is Hamlet voiced my Maximillian Schell? Totally awesome that Khan .. I mean Richardo is the King. You just want to hear "Including my beloved wife!"


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Kimono Dragon - almost 3 years ago

The game show at 1:03:30 had a weird, Casio keyboard, 1985 midi file version of the Smothers Brothers theme song!


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Dakota Hyde - almost 3 years ago

Love Ricardo!!!


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Daniel Lopez - almost 3 years ago

My favorite part of this is the scene at about 22:00 where Hamlet just walks into Ophelias room and doesn't say anything. I performed Hamlet on stage twice in school and while this moment is IMPLIED in the dialog, I don't remember actually seeing it as a written scene in the play...is it? Anyway, it's so ridiculously literal here that the jokes basically write themselves.


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Jerad Fry - almost 3 years ago

I love you MST3K, will you be my bride???


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Super McWonderfull - about 3 years ago

Hamlet is only movie done by MST3K with a great storyline. It's a decently made movie, and the acting isn't bad either. The German accent is funny as well. HOWEVER, one could riff on SHAKESPEARE'S works with ease. The time has come for the crew to get bold, and riff apart this classic. Thanks for taking something everyone knows and giving it "THE TREATMENT."I know we'll all appreciate and enjoy...HAMLET...sounds like baby piggy name.


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Stereo Catz - about 3 years ago

Does Claudius remind anyone else of a younger Jerry Lawler?


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Wayne Keegan - over 3 years ago

and now my patented spaz move


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Wayne Keegan - over 3 years ago

ring licker haha


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Scott Larson - over 3 years ago

I love the opening sketch. Mike's come close a few times to outsmarting the Mads, and this time he actually does, yet still manages to find a way to make a losing hand from it.


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Gal Dagon - over 3 years ago

I loved Mike's expressions during the percussion play. He has quite a few good body-language moments, come to think of it.


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Peyton Sherman - over 3 years ago

So, a story set in Denmark, written in English, translated into German then Dubbed in English again. Hamlet has come full-circle!


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Mark Eddleman - over 3 years ago

Funny enough, I feel like one of the best moments in this episode is the opening referencing Final Justice when Mike looks at the camera, "You think you can take me? Go ahead on. Its your move."


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NS - almost 4 years ago

My mom says she never really understood Hamlet until she saw this episode. Mystery Science Theater 3000: it's fun *and* educational!


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RevJoan - almost 4 years ago

Is Hamlet's step-daddy dubbed by Ricardo Montalban?


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Mary McDowell - almost 4 years ago

The lads say that this was their worst episode...I say it's one of the funniest! One of my favorites!


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Alex Stefanic - almost 4 years ago

Not even The Bard is safe from the rapier wit of MST3K.