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422 - The Day the Earth Froze



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Alyssa Transitoria - 3 months ago

Wait! Am I the only one who got the 'Scandinavian' Point Break reference at 21:00??! Oh, my head...


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Hank Williams - 3 months ago

This short had me in tears, in a puddle on my living room floor. My dog freaked out. "Blackened Beauty" "Oh no, they are doing it clown style!" Awesome.


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One of the Mads' funniest Invention Exchanges ever. I love it when they get evil and dark like this one and the evil baseball promotions.


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Gabriel Block - 6 months ago

I love when Crow says: Kitty! (or in this case: Kitties!)


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Jason Pillowpants - 6 months ago

One of the more surreal episodes. #sampo


Sampo reference in Rifftrax!!
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Emily Brown (Sours) - 7 months ago

There is a reference to a Sampo in the Rifftrax for The Avengers!!! You can't even imagine my excitement at hearing it!!!!!!!!!!


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Sean Barry - 9 months ago

Have your village blacksmith forge a new sun? Um... yeah.... good luck with that guys.


the talking to trees scene
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Sean Barry - 9 months ago

here's one: what do you call a tree growing in a grove/wood/forest with other trees? A poplar tree. What do you call a tree growing in a field all alone? ................An unpoplar tree! :D


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Sean Barry - 9 months ago

Det här är sista gången jag tittar på en film på svenska! Varje gång jag tittar på en, även om det är dubbat, jag börjar babbla på i svenska okontrollerat. Fråga inte hur det händer, eftersom jag inte vet. Ja, det är verkligen irriterande, men det brukar avtar efter några dagar och jag går tillbaka till att tala gamla goda engelska. Jag önskar bara att jag kunde åtminstone skriva något ni skulle förstå ...


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Sean Barry - 9 months ago

Hahaha the Unhappy Meal.


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Tommy Toms - 9 months ago

Does it make me weird that I think clowns are pretty cool and funny? I guess I understand why some people are scared of them, but I don't get why they have this widespread reputation for being terrifying (except among most people who saw It with Tim Curry as kids, I suppose)


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Stu Slaymaker - 10 months ago

About what the Sampo is: If you listen very closely to the dialogue, they refer to it as a "mill" several times.


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Stu Slaymaker - 10 months ago

The bit about the Bullwinkle Iron Boat being on fire is hysterical.


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Stu Slaymaker - 10 months ago

Narrator was Marvin Miller who, among other things, delivered the checks on the CBS series, "The Millionaire".


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Scott Morrow - 10 months ago

I'm busting up laughing solely because of Joel & the Bots' accents, the episode is made just for it.


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Todd Appel - 11 months ago

Unwatchable....wow...I remember these kinds of foreign movies when I was a kid...like First Spaceship to Venus...although that was much more riffable...ouch


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The Sampo is a token of great fortune mentioned only in Finnish folklore though it’s actual form is ill-defined. It is somewhat similar to the Garden of Eden in that in the Bible God banishes Adam and Eve from the Garden and when the Sampo is lost the ability to make the world an Eden is lost with it. (Or a cheep Taiwanese television)


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Imagine all the beatings it took to get these horses to do all this.


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Those clown close-up was one of the few moments ever on this show to make me cuss out loud.


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That short narrator had the same tone of voice as the reporter at the Hindenburg crash.


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You know, watching this kinda made me realize that Finland, tis' a silly place.


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Bruce Box-Liker - 12 months ago

Looked up "Sampo" and found this: "In Finnish mythology, the Sampo was a magical artifact constructed by Ilmarinen that brought good fortune to its holder; nobody knows exactly what it was supposed to be." Apparently it's been variously interpreted as a chest, a tree, a mill, a compass, and other surprisingly unrelated objects.

Also, the "dent between the nose and the lip" is called a philtrum. Isn't it weird that there's a word for this, but very few people have actually heard it?


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Joseph Ewing - about 1 year ago

I don't know what it is but I can't get enough of this episode.


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Sarahbean - about 1 year ago

What in heavens name is a Sampo anyway?


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Tanishia Williams - about 1 year ago

He failed to bring back the Sampo
Now we shall die of stavation
Failure, failure he's a failure
Total failure, lala la la...HAHAHAHAHA!


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Teri Gee - about 1 year ago

I love the discussion of the sampo:

"I think it's a strapless evening gown."
"You think everything is a strapless evening gown."
"I just think they're neat, that's all."


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Joseph Ewing - about 1 year ago

I think 34:10 is the only occurrence in MST history that anyone had two riffs immediately back to back.


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Colleen Swiggum - over 1 year ago

the failure is getting his ass kicked by a garment.


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Elisa Farrington - over 1 year ago

If you want to know what a Sampo looks like, check it out @ 1:29:28 during the letter reading segment of Eegah.


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Joseph Ewing - over 1 year ago

I don't think Cambot should have been listed in the robot roll call. Joel wouldn't have built Cambot. Think about it. Dr. Forrester wouldn't have sent Joel up without a camera to "monitor his mind". I've repeated to myself it's just a show, but that's one detail they overlooked.


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William Johnson - over 1 year ago

Sorry to go a bit out there but besides MST3K one of my great loves in life is metal. The music, not the material.

Anyway, there is a Finnish metal band (I'd say the genre is slightly power, mostly melodic death) called Amorphis that has focused, in recent releases, on the Finish epic poem Kalevala, which I believe some or all of the Finnish fantasy movies MST3K did are based on as well (though I could be wrong).

Naturally, the opening song on their album entitled Skyforger is 'Sampo'. I'll post the link below.

If you like heavy music, Amorphis is great especially when they changed directions with their most recent lead singer and did the kind of grandiose storytelling you see in the films on MST3K.

Ensiferum is another good Finnish heavy metal band as well.


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Mike Carmona - over 1 year ago

Regardless of what Joel says, I'm offered sampos continuously at The 99 China Market. "Wan free sampo?" "Don't mind if I do!"


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Marcia Larson - over 1 year ago

the guy riding the log . . .


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Josh Michael - over 1 year ago

Lets be gay, for he is a dickweed! love that riff :P


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Dan Rudy - over 1 year ago

"You see, everybody doesn't like something, but nobody doesn't like Bruce Lee." An ethos, if I've ever heard one.


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Bronn K - over 1 year ago

I love Tom's riff at 35:50: "I have a field overrun with snakes, and he must plow it!" "That's weird, but...okay." Of all the heroic challenges in all the mythologies, plowing a field must rate pretty low.


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Russ Fry - over 1 year ago

Wow, I forgot how totally clutch this episode is. The opening short has some of their best riffing moments ever. Love Tom's dark side!


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Alex C. - over 1 year ago

You know a movie is cinematic gold when the climax is a bunch of men playing harps versus a witch who can summon a breeze.


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At the beginning of the film, the narrator actually does explain what a sampo is. It's just that the guys talk over it solidly. So when you watch the beginning, try to tune the guys out and listen to the narrator.


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Fredrick Stafford - over 1 year ago

Ever feel in the “Sampo” of life you are stuck in front of the salt dispenser?


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Joel sounds rather irritated during the short.


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Dan Rudy - almost 2 years ago

Crow's Bullwinkle really kills me! Such a great episode, even without the mysterious Sampo.


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I'm so glad I watched this one! I didn't know what it was about going into it, but my mom is Finnish and we used to read a kid's book based on the Kalevala about Väinämöinen playing his harp and Louhi stealing the sun and moon, so this felt very familiar to me. Granted, it was a goofy movie, but there were lots of Monty Python references, so that made it better. Oh and lastly: Finland is not Sweden!!


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Kelly Slane - about 2 years ago

I wish snack-tion existed for real ;)


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Robert Ferguson - about 2 years ago

Dr. Forrester & Franks "invention", ....... how WARPED is THAT ?? !!
A rusty suture NEEDLE ?!!! DEAD silver fish ?!!!


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j davis - about 2 years ago

Every time Gypsy says 'She had GUTS', I absolutely lose it. Barking laughter lose it.


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Kimono Dragon - over 2 years ago

This was like a 90 minute episode of Monty Python and Benny Hill spliced together! I ate a Sampo sandwich whie watching this.


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John Harms - over 2 years ago

You know it's not Norse mythology because no one thinks that Ragnarok was happening when the sun disappears.


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Phil Carstens - over 2 years ago

The Greek, Roman and Norse mythologies are really awesome. Finnish mythology is just weird.


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Adam Marinello - over 2 years ago

These guys think the day the earth froze was cold? They ain't never had a New England winter!


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Alex Stefanic - over 2 years ago

That short was...unnerving. I really do not like clowns.


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Brad Gravett - over 2 years ago

Love it when they do the Yooper sketches.


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El Carto - over 2 years ago

Way too many great riffs here,,,one of my top favorites!


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NS - over 2 years ago

From the title, I thought this was a cash-in on "The Day The Earth Stood Still." I have never been happier to be wrong.


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Page - over 2 years ago

I can now see why clowns freak some people out. And what's the deal with Emmett Kelly? His whole routine is to stand in a corner and eat?


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The thing that bugs me about this episode is Joel constantly telling the bots that their riffs are "too dark."