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1009 - Hamlet



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Senor Misterioso - 26 days ago

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


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You'll Never Have Sex With Me - about 1 month ago

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 - 2 months 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 - 4 months ago

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


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Blab Sulkhead - 6 months 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 - 7 months 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 - 9 months ago

Everyone purse your beaks!


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tim conner - 9 months 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 - 11 months 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 - 11 months ago

My All-Time Favorite Episode.


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Teri Gee - 11 months 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 - about 1 year 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 - about 1 year 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 - about 1 year 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 - about 1 year ago

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


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Scott A. Taylor - about 1 year 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 - about 1 year 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 - over 1 year ago

Love Ricardo!!!


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Daniel Lopez - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year ago

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


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Super McWonderfull - over 1 year 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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Does Claudius remind anyone else of a younger Jerry Lawler?


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Wayne Keegan - over 1 year ago

and now my patented spaz move


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Wayne Keegan - over 1 year ago

ring licker haha


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Scott Larson - almost 2 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 - almost 2 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 - about 2 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 - about 2 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 - over 2 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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RevJJVQ - over 2 years ago

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


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Mary McDowell - over 2 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 - over 2 years ago

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