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415 - The Beatniks



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Tom's reading Tiger Bot hahahaha of course Robots need heartthrobs just like anyone else ;)


Tony (I haven't started yet) Travis
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D. M. Bell - 25 days ago

Tony Travis fans: catch your hero in a nonsinging role on Perry Mason: The Case of the Waylaid Wolf, posted on YouTube. He's murdered, just like the fat barkeep.


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Dale Nixon - 2 months ago

That one member of the gang (the one who gets shot) who's clearly older than the others cracks me up. It was really nice of them to cast somebody's dad as a hoodlum (uh, I mean "beatnik", yeah).


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Dale Nixon - 2 months ago

"Heeeey, come on, I really like the gym teacher!"


Beatnik Limerick
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The youths of today drive me frantic,
Be they j.d. or hippie or beatnik.
They have no moral core!
They keep robbing my store
And playing their horrible music.


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I just realized that I own exactly two polo shirts. Quickly, pass me my bongos and pour me another cup of stale coffee before I slip any farther from beatnikness!


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Robert Brown - 5 months ago

Another station on my tour of unfinished eps. This movie never really grips, though Moonie's spaz attack (completely justified and plausible, by the way) does provide a moment of two of mirth.

Skits are terrific. I never warmed to the Gonohhreal Hospital spots.


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Bobby Fisher - 5 months ago

Can't watch it. Youtube says "This video is not available in your country". :(


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Jane Sproul - 5 months ago

I think my very favorite part of this one is when they cut to the stock footage of an audience during Eddie's performance, and they're clearly dancing to *waaay* better music.


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I feel sorry for poor dumb iris :(


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Creepy Girl - 6 months ago

21:02 Oh, Joel, you got the moves, baby!

39:08 "Come on, let's shake this town up tonight!" As only a bunch of 40-year-old beatniks can do!

52:00 "I'm hit, I'm hit! The bullet traveled from my ankle up to my shoulder, I don't know how it works, it just did!" Jeez, the guy is BALDING. Why would they cast an older, balding man as a teenager?? I realize they didn't really understand anything about teens in those days, but come on.


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...dickweed.


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Alex C. - 9 months ago

I find it hard to say "shut up" without adding "Iris." Oddly enough, people rarely notice that I called them Iris.


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Dr. Despicable - 9 months ago

Normally, I think of the legendary Paul Frees as one of those geniuses who can do no wrong - and then I find this. He should have stuck to chasing Moose & Squirrel...


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Atom Manhattan - 10 months ago

To quote Jerry Seinfeld- "I can't watch a man sing a song. It's embarrassing"


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Sean Barry - 10 months ago

Hahaha I had a good luck troll in the 90's


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Teri Gee - 11 months ago

Given how obviously unstable Moony is, I can't figure out why anyone would want to hang out with him, EVER, let alone have him be a vitally important part of the group.


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Scott Morrow - 11 months ago

I really like that the title of the short for this episode is General Hospital 2. It's like it's a sequel. General Hospital 2, this time it's general. General Hospital 2, the generaling. General Hospital 2, modern... major... general.


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Dr. Despicable - about 1 year ago

I love the comedic double-cross at the end, when Frank pushes the button!


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Joseph Ewing - about 1 year ago

I only thought of the boyfriend of the girl in the blue dress with the egg sack on her head as being goofy in this movie, until I saw Danger on Tiki Island where he played the character the exact same way. Now he pisses me off as much as any of the other characters in this pos.


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Joseph Ewing - about 1 year ago

This is one of those episodes that is so stupid that it almost frustrates me too much to watch it. The main character and "the crazy one" are two of the most irritating characters in the entire history of the show.


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Austin Strong - about 1 year ago

The singing scene at 1:08:50 has me laughing harder than almost any other sketch ever. "Love is a THIEEEF with a thiiing and a DEAL a-la-la-la!"


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Austin Strong - about 1 year ago

I just cannot understand why people fear the scrawny idiot who calls himself "Moon". He backs people down with his steely thin-ness again and again in this crappy film. Maybe he just has a foul odor?


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Richard Deakin - over 1 year ago

After watching this movie, I still don't know what a beatnik is? Hang on, well maybe I do? Is it a redneck, a yah-hoo, a good ole boy, a hick, a country bumpkin, I know, I know.....just a plain old idiot! I got it :-D .....Trivia: I believe peter Breck was also in "The Crawling Hand" another MST3K episode.....with the skipper :-)


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Colleen Swiggum - over 1 year ago

@00:55:30 they missed a classic riff "one of us! One of us!"


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Elisa Farrington - over 1 year ago

Frank has the ducktail hair, I like Crow's lips and I'm a Beatnik.


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Frederick Jacob Luebker - over 1 year ago

The people who wrote this were so square.


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Colin Brier - over 1 year ago

"Uh, your little friend will still be in the garbage can when we're done."


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Colin Brier - over 1 year ago

"Stop him, he's got a drumset!"


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Colin Brier - over 1 year ago

"What about our continental breakfast?!"


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Mike Carmona - over 1 year ago

Crow should carry a knife more. It really suits him.


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Vince Giangiacomo - over 1 year ago

Directed by Paul Frees who did the voice characters on the Rankin/bass stop-motion animated TV specials at xmas time.


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Feyd Rautha - almost 2 years ago

When Joel stands up and does his "move"...one of most hilarious moments ever.


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Marie - almost 2 years ago

Is that a microphone I spy at about 1hr 48 sec, in the top center of the screen, and again at 1hr 6min??


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James Skruhak - almost 2 years ago

Love wears a mask! A tight leather mask!


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Jerome Montgomery II - almost 2 years ago

I like that meet George Jetson by Servo.I want that as a ringtone


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Jerome Montgomery II - almost 2 years ago

The Sqaures should be the title of this movie.


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Fuzzy Skinner - almost 2 years ago

I KILLED THAT FAT BARKEEP!!!!


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Daniel Olshansky - almost 2 years ago

Love Tom quoting Tom Waits at the beginning, God this show is wonderful!


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Stephanie~ - almost 2 years ago

I had Servo singing "Meet George Jetson!" from this as my text tone on my old phone. Sadly, it won't transfer to my new one :(


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Sabrina Domingues - about 2 years ago

I got schooled on what a true Beatnik is in this episode - it's what the movie characters are not!


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G'night McClassicats - about 2 years ago

"Toasts are to be drunk at marriages and weddings." Couldn't have said it better myself. ;)


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Scooter Atreides - about 2 years ago

Y'know, it just dawned on me that if this movie and The Rebel Set switched titles, they'd both make a lot more sense ;)


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Scooter Atreides - about 2 years ago

So let's take a look at our "Beatniks":

We've got our "leader": Eddy, a galactically bland lounge singer.

His lobotomized, emotionally abused squeeze toy, Iris.

Moony, a twitchy sociopath who's the closest thing this film has to an interesting character.

And two more characters (if you can remember their names, God help you):

Eddy's identical twin who was given a leather jacket and sideburns instead of a personality or dialogue...

And a middle-aged, balding lesbian who's only there to get shot and provide a plotline for the third act.


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Scooter Atreides - about 2 years ago

Gypsy crushes Joel!


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Bruce Box-Liker - over 2 years ago

Gotta love how the guy gets discovered by singing somewhere between two and three notes strung together in the form of a hackneyed and meandering song. He's got all the musical talent of somebody who isn't tone deaf, and not an iota more.


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Matthew Eickhoff - over 2 years ago

I can't quite remember the first episode of MST3K I watched, because I watched them very sporadically with my step-dad back in middle school. I think it was probably one of the Gamera films, really tough to say which one.

However once hooked, I recorded this episode on VHS to watch at my dad's house (he didn't get Comedy Channel back then). So I watched and re-watched this episode so many times, because it was my only piece of Mystery Science Theater 3000. Kind of like a little security blanket of laughter and craziness to get me through until I could start buying the Rhino VHS releases.


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Maxine Lougy - over 2 years ago

RIP- Peter Breck


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Unless I'm mistaken, this is Mary Jo Pehl's first outing as Magic Voice (previously played by Alex Carr).


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gorgokilla - almost 3 years ago

I always knew my dad was a juvenile delinquent