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303 - Pod People



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Poor Trumpy. Poachers killed all his siblings in the egg. Then his mom, after coming home to find her children dead, goes on a murderous revenge spree and gets herself killed. Then Tommy has to leave him. Now he's a two day old orphan, abandoned in the woods, the only one of his kind on an alien planet.


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56:45 Wow, Simon is poorly dubbed.


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The egg,which has a two inch thick shell, is cracked wide open. Trumpy, who has a soft nose and no claws, and who just hatched in the last minute, is fast asleep inside. Anyone care to try to explain?


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

Crow: "You're not my real father."


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

You named the rat Basil?


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

Tommy... Tommy... Tommy... Tommy... Tommy...
"Get to the mirror, boy!"


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

why couldn't this Tommy be, if not deaf and blind, at least mute? whyyyyy?


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

Skipper?


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

please. eat the kid trumpy. EAT HIM.


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Look Polish - 3 months ago

Anyone noticed that Trumpy's the spitting image of Garindan from A New Hope? http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Garindan


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kevomatic - 3 months ago

Not quite my tempo.


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Dale Nixon - 5 months ago

I don't get this episode.


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Snuffy Wuffykiss - 6 months ago

I love this episode! Some of the best riffing and host segments of all time.


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I wonder if there is some other Film Ventures Inc film out there with a credit sequence spliced together from footage in this movie?


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Trouser The Arctic Pooch - 10 months ago

Good night, Chief.


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Kandi Fatale - 10 months ago

"wind in my eyes?" LOL That song was beyond horrible.


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Ryan Gardner - about 1 year ago

This was the episode I used to introduce MST3K to my girlfriend..

We had just attended our first ren. fest and we were in the hotel with nothing to watch, I picked at random too ;P


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Jane Sproul - about 1 year ago

No riff for Libra Pastor? Maybe it was too obvious.


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Jane Sproul - about 1 year ago

I love how even if you allow for dubbing, the fight between the girls at the campfire still makes no sense. You don't needle someone like that, flip them off, and then be shocked, SHOCKED that they toss a drink in your face.


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Ryan - over 1 year ago

I'll admit that this is a great episode, but I don't understand the 300+ smiles. For me, the production value of the movie makes it such a painful episode to watch. I mean, it's just REALLY painful. (And that kid is so freakin' annoying.)

Somebody please help me. :)


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Daniel Jeffrey - over 1 year ago

Crow: Oh, what is he? An L.A. cop?


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Charles Haslett - over 1 year ago

"It's not what you think, it's what you're wearing" hahaha love it


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Amse Master - over 1 year ago

Hear the engines roll
Bees on Pie
Burnin' rubber tires


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FlunkyMatt - over 1 year ago

So many things about this movie make me want to buy strawberry jam. If only to shove it in my face so I don't tell the world how neat this movie is.


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James GreyWolf - over 1 year ago

The kid's telescope should have a label on it saying "THIS IS NOT A TELESCOPE.. it is a stock footage viewer."


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NavySandman - over 1 year ago

Crow in the red evening gown is just too funny!


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Ethan Gilbert - over 1 year ago

MacCleod? (sp?) Earned a laugh just for that.


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Jeremy423 - over 1 year ago

So those guys are actually poaching eggs?


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Brandon Casorla - almost 2 years ago

All these years of watching this as one of my top 3 episodes and I never realized that this was originally in a different language and voiced over until I came to this forum.


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Rufus T. Firefly - almost 2 years ago

I just realized who Rick (that would be the weasely douche who sings lead in the band) reminds me of: Shia LaBeouf.


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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 - almost 2 years ago

SSSHHHMUCKERS!


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Bruce Box-Liker - almost 2 years 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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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 - almost 2 years ago

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


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Ray Evers - about 2 years ago

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


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A Silhouette - about 2 years 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 - about 2 years ago

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


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Dr. Despicable - about 2 years ago

Does Chess King still even exist?!


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William Johnson - about 2 years 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 - about 2 years 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 - about 2 years 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 - about 2 years 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 - over 2 years ago

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


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Clyde Rysdale - over 2 years ago

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


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Joseph Ewing - over 2 years 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 - over 2 years 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 - over 2 years ago

This one is on Netflix now!


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Cris Marko - over 2 years 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 - over 2 years 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 - over 2 years 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 - over 2 years ago

"Neil Peart on drums..."


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Bruce Ellsworth Reed - over 2 years ago

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


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Eve Gasse - over 2 years ago

Hahahah Crow's voice for Trumpy is so awesome.


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Elisa Farrington - over 2 years ago

Trumpy is a Womble.


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Elisa Farrington - over 2 years 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 - over 2 years 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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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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Bees On Pie - over 2 years 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 - almost 3 years 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 - almost 3 years 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 - almost 3 years ago

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


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James McGee - almost 3 years 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 - almost 3 years ago

Crow's Trumpy Voice!!! ROFL


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Ben Meador - almost 3 years ago

HUHZAHHHH


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TV's Jen - almost 3 years ago

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


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PC Northup - almost 3 years ago

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


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Tank Rambo - almost 3 years ago

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


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Cindy - almost 3 years 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 - almost 3 years ago

"Idiot control now!"


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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 3 years ago

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


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Super McWonderfull - about 3 years 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 - about 3 years 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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Stereo Catz - about 3 years ago

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


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Stereo Catz - about 3 years ago

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


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Stereo Catz - about 3 years ago

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


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Stereo Catz - about 3 years ago

Seriously, how many episodes do an Oscar Wilde reference?


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Leslie Doesn't Get You - about 3 years ago

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


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Alex Stefanic - about 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years ago

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


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Brad D - over 3 years ago

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


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Brad D - over 3 years ago

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


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Brad Gravett - over 3 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 - over 3 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 - over 3 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 - over 3 years ago

In my humble opinion the best MST3K episode EVER.


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Andy Jones - almost 4 years ago

Loved the Wall of Keyboards skit.


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Ryan J. - almost 4 years ago

lol "Gregorian Chant #5"


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Cliff Beefpile - almost 4 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 - almost 4 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 - almost 4 years ago

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