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303 - Pod People



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So many epic, awesome things in this ep! The drink names! The "McCloud!" sequences! The mads being involved with most of the host segs! This is one of my all time favorites, but any time I've tried to watch it recently, I start tearing up at Clown in the Sky. When did I turn into such a sap?!


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Marcus Hardy - 30 days ago

SSSHHHMUCKERS!


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Bruce Box-Liker - about 1 month ago

Whenever the topic of "Who's the worst MST3K hero?" comes up, I always forget about this movie; that douchey singer is such a self-centered, sociopathic beta-male that it's hard to remember that he's supposed to be a hero. I re-watched this one a while back, and I found myself thinking: "Wait... that guy wasn't horribly killed in the end of this one? Were we supposed to LIKE him?"


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Sam Fleischmann - about 1 month ago

So while watching this I kept thinking that the kid sounded a lot like the girl for Jack Frost in season in 8. Maybe it's just me.


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Larisa Roberts - 2 months ago

That kid's totally gonna look like Danny Bonaduce by now....


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Ray Evers - 3 months ago

With a pickle mind, we kick the nipple beer...
Wiser words have never been spoken.


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A Silhouette - 3 months ago

HERE THE ENGINES ROLL NOW! IDIOT CONTROL NOW! HIDEOUS CONTROL NOW! NINNY ON THE ROAD NOW! MIDDY IN CONTROL, WHEELS ON FIRE, BURNIN RUBBER TIRES!


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Todd Rittenhouse - 3 months ago

The scene with Trumpy and the pets is one of our favorite MST3K moments.


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Dr. Despicable - 3 months ago

Does Chess King still even exist?!


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William Johnson - 4 months ago

I know this is going to sound bizarre but the voice actors in this film are, when you look at it over time, actually pretty amazing. They did the voice-overs for a looooot of MST3K films (coincidentally) and they always play a wide range of characters/ages.


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Joseph Ewing - 5 months ago

Does anyone know if there is a name for when they use footage from another movie during opening credits like they do in this, Cave Dwellers, et cetera?


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Joseph Ewing - 5 months ago

I wonder why they didn't do another take when Trace says "experiment" instead of "invention". I understand why they let a mistake go if the screw-up is like two minutes into a shot, but he blew the line like two seconds in. It wouldn't have a pain at all to just try it again.


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Miles Uroshevich - 5 months ago

you can spice up a boring old game of marco polo by replacing marco with chief and polo with mccloud....


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Clyde Rysdale - 6 months ago

I wonder if Kathy Ireland did the voice over for the kid.


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Clyde Rysdale - 6 months ago

It always seems to come back to Schubert's Ave Maria.


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Joseph Ewing - 6 months ago

Does anyone else think that the "Chief?" "McCloud?" joke gets to be like nails on a chalkboard? Especially after seeing this episode countless times?


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Alyssa Transitoria - 7 months ago

Proof I grew up low income: No way in HELL could I get away with filching that much food! What, did that kid find all of that in an old bomb shelter?!


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Gregory Robert Dunn - 8 months ago

This one is on Netflix now!


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Chris Markovic - 8 months ago

I'd like to meet the guy responsible for the wardrobe in this movie. I grew up during the 80s. Nobody dressed like anyone in this movie.


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Matthew McMillan - 8 months ago

Trumpy... I can see Frank watching this one (he picked a lot of the movies) and thinking, "GOLD!"


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Michael Scheufler - 8 months ago

I like at about 1:13:30 how the guy hands the LOADED RIFLE to his wife by sticking the barrel in her face!


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Michael Scheufler - 8 months ago

"Neil Peart on drums..."


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Bruce Ellsworth Reed - 9 months ago

Did anyone actually understand this movie? It reminded me of a bunch of commercials stitched together.


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Eve Gasse - 10 months ago

Hahahah Crow's voice for Trumpy is so awesome.


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Elisa Farrington - 10 months ago

Trumpy is a Womble.


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Elisa Farrington - 10 months ago

Ram Chips - Good thing: The kitten staying in shot as Trumpy checks out the buffet table! Bad thing: How bad was this kid's voice that they thought this dubbing job was better?? If I listed all the beautiful faults of this film Tommy's voice would be number 1, even worse than Trumpy's shiny plastic head.


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Penelope Whichway - 10 months ago

One of the few episodes where I don't skip the in-between skits. One of the best episodes ever (Mitchel is still #1 for me, tho)!!


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Sir Seth Unriffed - 10 months ago

The link to the original movie is a Spanish language version. At least I have a lead on a copy I can buy.


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Johnny Longbone - 11 months ago

This movie is impossible to watch discreetly in my cubicle. Just thinking about that shitty kid makes me laugh.


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Mike Carmona - 11 months ago

I wonder if Trumpy - with his wondrous powers of broadcasting Africa - had just showed the boy the ET movie and said "You see this?! FAME! THIS is what I want!"


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David Rock - 12 months ago

Wow, that movie was rough. High-budget for fog. Maybe I wasn't in the mood, but the whole things seemed a little slow. Heck of a lot of movie and character references though. Maybe I'll try it again someday.


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Laura Ann Fitton - about 1 year ago

lmao one of the worst movies and some of the best skits and riffs ever! It stinks!


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James McGee - about 1 year ago

The skit at the end of the film is the perfect way to wrap up this stinker of an episode.
"Will there still be a clown in the sky...."


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Kelly Slane - about 1 year ago

Crow's Trumpy Voice!!! ROFL


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Ben Meador - about 1 year ago

HUHZAHHHH


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Jen Glover - about 1 year ago

Every skit in this episode made me giggle like a damn fool. I needed that ^-^


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PC Northup - about 1 year ago

That guy has Renaissance festival written all over him -- huzzah!


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Tank Rambo - about 1 year ago

I cried at the "Trumpy you ARE magical" skit. Damn, that is some obnoxious silliness.


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Cindy - about 1 year ago

Seriously though. Why did the opening and closing credits of "Pod People" feature scenes from a totally different movie?


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Cindy - about 1 year ago

"Idiot control now!"


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Aileen Smithee - about 1 year ago

I've always wondered: Did the director *intend* for the kid to come across as mega-creepy? Because he does.

Also, I totally understand how Anthony Newley is Joel's Kryptonite. I have the same reaction when I have to listen to Katy Perry. :/


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Raymond Conklin - about 1 year ago

Tom's impersonation of Richard Gere from "An Officer and A Gentleman" is uncanny!


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Super McWonderfull - about 1 year ago

It's the worst quality movie that mst3k ever took and tried to fix.... turn up your television, cause the sound quality is just as horrible.... "Cause it's time for ....... POD PEOPLE


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Cody Jones - over 1 year ago

classic MST3K! i have been looking for a site that has some of the films that MST3K used to spoof. the best content I found thus far is at http://scifi.digidev.tv


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jli@hush.com - over 1 year ago

Hmm, Joel seems to have confused Buddha with a central Polynesian Tiki image of Maroi mythology. Bad Joel.


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jli@hush.com - over 1 year ago

Cheap Movie? Yes. But it had the highest fog-machine budget of any film in history.


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jli@hush.com - over 1 year ago

Aww... The kid hatched a Drowzee from Pok'e-mon.


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jli@hush.com - over 1 year ago

Seriously, how many episodes do an Oscar Wilde reference?


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I love Frank's line: "You know the kids today with their loud music, hula hoops, fax machines..."


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Alex Stefanic - over 1 year ago

Director J.P. Simon actually has a somewhat of a following. He gave us cult classics like Slugs ("They creep, they ooze, they kill) and Pieces ("It's exactly what you think it is").


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Host segment four- there's a suspiciously-familiar tan jumpsuit mixed in with all that floating clothing...yep, it's Joel's KTMA jumpsuit showing up again.


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"IT STINKS!" No seriously, this movie stinks like rotten Limbuerger cheese.


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David Sircin - over 1 year ago

This is the first episode of MST3K I ever saw. I didn't have cable as a kid, but I saw this when Rhino put a few episode on VHS. I still remember the commercial Rhino put on those tapes: it had two 90's guys in a desert doing interpretative dance about calling their 800 number to request a catalog..."It's a free call...it's a free catalog..." Good times!


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Scooter Atreides - over 1 year ago

Isn't it just heartwarming how the It Stinks Guy's girlfriend is comforted by the Non-Threatening Best Friend? Basically, he explains that musicians, by nature, are unfaithful cads. He advises her to suck it up and accept a life of playing second fiddle to an endless stream of nubile young groupies...because he really does love her! Honest!

Essentially, it's HER fault for not taking Ricky's complete lack of respect for her, or for their relationship in stride like a good little doormat.


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Chuck Finley - over 1 year ago

This is one of the funniest MST3K's I have seen so far. Anytime they are searching in the fog, "Chief? MacLoed?" Let the Riffs rip.


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Victoria Mayer - over 1 year ago

I lost it At 53 minutes, when crow does his trumpy impression. "little wing-ed potatoes. ouch thats my snout. ow. letgo"


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Jason Edwards - over 1 year ago

What is it about the gates of Hell the compels people to wonder into them?


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Brad D - over 1 year ago

A very difficult movie to watch, made palatable only by some great riffing.


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Brad D - over 1 year ago

A very difficult movie to watch, made palatable only by some great riffing.


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Brad Gravett - almost 2 years ago

Love episodes like this. It's full of quirky Euro-eighties zeitgeist, idiosyncratically bad dialogue, complete abuse of genre tropes, and it's in color!


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Puma Man - almost 2 years ago

This movie makes a LOT more sense after reading the Wikipedia page:
"The film was originally meant to be about evil aliens, but the producers demanded script alterations in order to cash in on the success of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial by featuring a child and cute, lovable alien."
Assuredly, the title sequence features the original pre-Trumpy alien monster.


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Dana Xu - almost 2 years ago

I cant bring him down- I dont know how it works! Joel's parting words as well [Mitchell]


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Adam Marinello - almost 2 years ago

In my humble opinion the best MST3K episode EVER.


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Andy Jones - almost 2 years ago

Loved the Wall of Keyboards skit.


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Ryan J. - almost 2 years ago

lol "Gregorian Chant #5"


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Cliff Beefpile - about 2 years ago

Frank in that 'I'm A Virgin' t-shirt cracks me up every time.

"Good?! He's the BEST!"


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Matthew Eickhoff - about 2 years ago

Also the voice they riff for Trumpy is hilarious, it just gets better everytime I watch this movie.


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Mary McDowell - about 2 years ago

This is the first episode of MST3K I've ever seen.