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202 - The Sidehackers



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Travis McDonald - 4 days ago

MST3K could have devoted an entire season to just riffing on Ross Hagen films.


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Lewis Nitzberg - 14 days ago

I hate this movie. I hate it! But the riffs are so top-notch... but the movie, I just can't watch it! It's just.. I HATE THIS MOVIE!


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A Silhouette - about 1 month ago

You would think this movie would have more sidehacking in it. Or that it would be a major part of the plot.. but nope


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Diane Barnett - about 1 month ago

When JC busts into the cabin and says that lame line, Your time's up." or whatever he said, I didn't know what was happened. Then you see the guy running down the street and crying and then later going to that field and walking around with the sappy music playing in the background. I was thinking the whole time that she was kidnapped and he was crying about it and maybe even getting over it??? When I figured out that she was murdered by JC it actually made me laugh out loud.


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Misterkingdom - 2 months ago

Wow...the n-word! A rape scene? Woman beating?? The writer of Sidehackers must've really wanted us to hate J.C. Gosh, Imagine if mst3k was unrated. I don't think I could suffer through all that.


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Misterkingdom - 2 months ago

I don't mean to be ageist or anything, but isn't the main guy a little old for that kind of fun? Maybe he just looks old. I don't know.


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Misterkingdom - 2 months ago

Why are the characters always yelling in his godforsaken talkie?


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Red Zone Cuba - 3 months ago

This movie is exceptionally bad
And the "Desert Fox" riff is exceptionally erudite


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Jessica Benjamin - 4 months ago

Mike as J.C reminds a little of Michael Keaton :)


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Eileen Fay - 4 months ago

OMG, Mike and Frank were hilarious as JC and Gooch!

And is it just me and half-remembered Psych 101 class, or is there an obvious sub-text of latent homo-eroticism between JC and Rommel?


Rita dead?
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Eileen Fay - 4 months ago

Did I blink and miss the murder of Rita? Or were the filmmakers too sensitive to show it?


One of the best, no holds barred
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Steven Perry - 5 months ago

Season Two is where the team really gels and the rifs and digs really shine. Enjoy the heaping helpings of tongue sandwiches here on Sidehackers.


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Joe Comer - 5 months ago

This is a funny episode, but whoever uploaded used the wrong ratio!!! It makes it very hard to watch!!! Oh well, there's other fish to fry!!


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Barry Ward - 6 months ago

Things I learned from this film:
1.) If you fall in love, a psycho will kill your girlfriend. He may or may NOT be apprehended by the police.
2.) If your name is "Rommel," don't fight in the desert.
3.) Chili peppers burn my gut.


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A Silhouette - 7 months ago

But.. your lips are.. DRUGGED! -camera dazes out


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David May - 8 months ago

Kevin's impression of J. Elvis's voice is so spot on I'm having trouble remembering who I'm listening to. I forget, how many episodes before Kevin drops the impression and starts doing Tom with his own voice. Is it only 2 or 3 more? Or does he keep it the entire 2nd season?


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David May - 8 months ago

That neck snap at 81 minutes into the film is easily one of the most absurd things I've ever seen in an MST3k film.


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I love the skit with Mike as JC...he's a cool cat, can you dig it?


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Gigantor! - 11 months ago

Some of my fellow MST3k fans may or may not realize that "JC" (Michael Pataki) starred in not one but two episodes of the show. He also played Sergeant Ward, the lovable sheriff's deputy/sexual predator, in "It Lives by Night" (s10e10).


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Zac Hoover - 11 months ago

When I saw the title, I thought it would be about Hacking Computers. I am disappointed.


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Ross Hagen was nominated for an Oscar for this picture? ;)


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Mike Carmona - about 1 year ago

I'd love to have a spastic Slinky pet! Then that dreaded day when I wake up to find out my kids straightened out... Nooooooooooooooooooo!


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Brian Landsem - about 1 year ago

is it bad that this was part of my online mst3k/rifftrax double feature today. This film and Viva Knievel.. There is a fine line between brilliance and madness.


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Scott Elliot - about 1 year ago

Say what you will about the quality of the movie. But that JC is a great villain. Pulls off the unstable sociopath character perectly.


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Someone Special - over 1 year ago

Rofl, i love Crow's comment "There's a ladder in the way. There's...a...LADDER....in the WAY!"


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Elisa Farrington - over 1 year ago

As Tom Servo said, 'Boy, what a depressing film!' I'm watching the episodes in order but, having seen this one before, I almost skipped it. 30 minutes in and I realized why. But, before I could turn it off Crow comes out with 'Bean dip, anyone?'


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Elisa Farrington - over 1 year ago

If I had to chose one great Dr Forrester moment it would be his entrance as a slinky. (Mike is probably his hind end).


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Graeme Cree - over 1 year ago

Nobody from MST3K noticed it, but JC was Korax in The Trouble With Tribbles. He's the Klingon Scotty belted for saying "I didn't mean to say the Enterprise should be hauling garbage. I meant to say that it should be hauled away AS GARBAGE!!!!!"


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Zen Greenway - over 1 year ago

JC was also in the worst Next Generation episode ever. Don't get me wrong. I love Next Gen, but sheesh!


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JC kissed his ankh. What is he praying to Amen Ra?


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There aren't going to be any guns on my vengeful mission to kill a man!


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You know guys there are other references to Erwin Rommel besides just Patton.


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I think Sidehacking is a good idea for a race sport. Any good sport needs one thing and that is the potential for life altering injury. People don't go to races to see the race, they go to see the crash.


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This great picture quality for only being available on 240p. I like.


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How long has Doc Forester had an Ood in a Jailhouse Rock outfit?


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Bronn K - over 1 year ago

I think this one is underrated. The riffing here is absolutely top-notch, and the host segments are solid.


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Anthony DiCrecchio - over 1 year ago

Tom Servo has a beautiful singing voice.


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Allison Jones - over 1 year ago

I don't know what it is about that animated Slinky, but it kills me every time. Brilliant.


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Chris Bennett - over 1 year ago

Though the riffing is superb, hardest movie of all MST3K for me to sit through. Jeez, get with the Side-Hacking already! Oops, I meant the "sorry excuse to make a weepy revenge snuff film because 70's guys were tough, man!" movie. - Because they snagged on my girl, see?! DON'TCHA CARE? DON'TCHA EVEN CARE?!?"


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Daniel Lopez - over 1 year ago

Hey everybody, NUMBER 16!!!!


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Chris Mulligan - over 1 year ago

The Patton riffs make this episode for me and a subtle Pope of Greenwich Village drop at the end.


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Jon Bradley - almost 2 years ago

This is one of my favorite ones.


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GallariaIchiban - about 2 years ago

So yeah, this episode marks the beginning of the MST3K crew actually watching films all the way through before picking them for the show. What happened there is they already started filming this episode when they came upon the rape/murder scene where Rita dies. Naturally, they were horrified, cut it from the show, and then every episode afterwards they watched all the way through. It also explains why it just randomly has our hero being all sad and forlorn and stuff with Crow playing off Rita's death. The more you know!


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Gal Dagon - about 2 years ago

At first I didn't like the hero of the movie, but by the time he was killed I was completely ambivalent to him. I was mostly relieved it was over.


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Gal Dagon - about 2 years ago

This movie doesn't half drag on, does it?


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Gal Dagon - about 2 years ago

"Hasbro humane society" I somehow missed that the first time around.


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Chuck Finley - about 2 years ago

"He should be considered armed, and stupid."


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Chuck Finley - about 2 years ago

"Thanks for littering."


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Chuck Finley - about 2 years ago

"Hey why dont you turn off that motorcycle so we can talk,"


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RevJoan - about 2 years ago

{peep} XD


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Olivia P - over 2 years ago

I will push the "add comment" button. I will! I will push the button!


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Puma Man - over 2 years ago

Best use of Cambot ever!


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Who's legs do you think are in the end of the Slinky Dr. F? I'm gonna guess Mike because Mike was the extra guy in everything that season.


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Desiree Ashcraft - over 2 years ago

Is it me, or does the Dino sound more like Bing Crosby?


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When my sister and I would talk when we were meant to be sleeping, my dad would come in and say, "I don't want to hear another peep out of you." And as soon as he was out of earshot, we'd both start peeping. It was fun to see Joel and the bots play out my youth.


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Aha, at last! The origins of Joel's famous "chili peppers burn my gut" riff.


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I like Cambot's parody of sports TV with the Sidehacking Results: Boredom 9, Movie 1.


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Kimono Dragon - over 2 years ago

I'm glad the riffs are so good on this one, because even by MST3K standards, this movie is a bomb! The square dance calling by Crow T. Robot was the best!


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Dave Robinson - over 2 years ago

Watching from Afghanistan!


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Aaron Kuehmichel - over 2 years ago

I love it when they do their Jerry Lewis/Dean Martin impressions.


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Derrick Hollandsworth - over 2 years ago

I think this was my favorite invention exchange ever :)


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Dan Rudy - over 2 years ago

Apparently J.C. later became the voice of George Liquor, in Ren & Stimpy.