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424 - Manos: The Hands of Fate



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Marcus Hardy - about 1 month ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYRdpu1JME8#t=442 Manos: Hand of Fate 8bit vid game?!


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Joey Parkhill - about 1 month ago

Question: What does the Master ACTUALLY approve of????


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Spencer Preston - about 1 month ago

haha still singing the Sandy Frank song...


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Gal Dagon - about 1 month ago

The Blond wife should learn to use her reach better. The Brunette is a foot shorter than her, she really shouldn't be able to take her down so easily.


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abdulmannan44@hotmail.co.uk - about 1 month ago

The funny Dutch guy who does "Horrible Reviews" on YouTube says Torgo was stoned on Lsd for his performance. I don't know what excuse those fighting ladies had.


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Marcus Hardy - about 1 month ago

WTF IS GOIN ON IN THIS MOVIE!!!!???? I Feel soooo lost!


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Sue Ferguson-Cole - about 1 month ago

I personally think Turborg is kinda cute, in a post lobotomized sort of way. And the dude must have a tremendous sac if they're hanging down by his knees. So of course he has trouble walking and of course he digs the chicks; it's the hand of fate.


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Atom Manhattan - 2 months ago

'Manos' is 'hands' en espanol...soooo this movie is Hands: the Hands of Fate...?


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Sean Barry - 2 months ago

Wow. That was bad.


film of fate
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Sean Barry - 2 months ago

Alright, time for my first viewing of Manos... clicking play... now!


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David Pietrusza - 3 months ago

Hard to believe this movie got snubbed for an Oscar, right?


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Scott A. Taylor - 3 months ago

This movie does get slightly easier to bare on the second and third viewing for sure .. mainly because I'm listening intently to the riffing. I still can't believe what a massive steaming pile of cow shit this movie is. It is SOOOOO deserved to be called the worst movie ever.


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Nicole Hendricks - 3 months ago

horrible movie..but Torgo makes it!!


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Scott A. Taylor - 3 months ago

I triiiiied to kill this with a fork lift... (Litterally I wanted to drive a fork lift through my computer, this film was THAT bad. How is it possible for a film to be made with absolutely NO talent and NO plot!! .. WHERE's THE F***ING PLOT!!!!!


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Kenn Younker - 3 months ago

There was no crew!!!!


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Kelly Slane - 3 months ago

Some of the dialogue seems to have been written by Vincent Twice, Vincent Twice. (Anyone? Just me?)


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Gage Cagle - 4 months ago

The dog is sharp again.


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Dan Rudy - 4 months ago

Manos: the Charlie Brown Christmas tree of movies...


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RevJJVQ - 4 months ago

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Matt Towler - 4 months ago

*sob* "His only crime was being born DELICIOUS!"


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Bev Westerberg - 5 months ago

This was my first MST3K episode, watching it at 10PM on Comedy Central. Good times...


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WarOn WarOff - 5 months ago

HaPpY ThAnKSgivkKah!


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Eulalia Vox - 5 months ago

So, I'm about to watch Manos: The Hands of Fate for the very first time. I don't know, it feels like a momentous occasion.


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Not Dave Chappelle - 5 months ago

You can make the argument that 'Monster A-Go-Go' or 'The Beast of Yucca Flats' were worse films, but I say this is the all-time best MST3K episode. This movie had the perfect storm of semi-continuity, awful editing, and thoroughly despicable characters to make for perfect fodder for Joel and the Bots


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Gal Dagon - 5 months ago

Torgo's my hero
Wash him as he goes
Torgo's my hero
He's odd & hairy

You're all welcome.


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Punch Rockgroin - 6 months ago

Why on Earth does Joel make a 'MacAurthur Park' reference after the poodle gets killed? The husband tells his wife to go back in the house and Joel yells "Someone left a cake out in the rain!" I don't get the connection, is it just supposed to be an extremely random outburst or am I missing something?


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Teri Gee - 6 months ago

You know...there are certain flaws in this film, but more than the obvious flaws, I noticed something this time through. They're looking for Valley Lodge, right? They turn off and get to this random house. They're lost. They ask for directions and are given nothing. Instead of turning around and heading back to the highway (as the wife suggested, very logically, I might add), the husband invites himself and his family to stay the night at a stranger's house who has said they're not welcome.

What?? Who in the world would do something like that?


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Aaron Mathews - 6 months ago

Well ya know..." Manos".


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Mike Carmona - 6 months ago

I have no idea why, but Joel's reactions during his discussion with the bots about monsters reminds me of the characters from Fugitive Alien. Again, I have no idea why...


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John Muoio - 6 months ago

What a disturbing and horrible flick! This might be the worst movie they've had to sit through.


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Donald Petkus - 6 months ago

Joel's Manos-the Feet of Fate cloak is hilarious.


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Donald Petkus - 6 months ago

The production values and photography looK like an old porno movie with the porn scenes removed. It's scarey to think that in some alternate universe , there's an X-rated version of this tedious film


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Scott A. Taylor - 7 months ago

So the evil dude says "I'm going to destroy you Torgo" .. and Torgo just does a strange shy squirm for like two minutes?!? Pretty much sums up this movie .. a strange shy squirm, with fidgeting in between.


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Tanishia Williams - 7 months ago

Holy crap! That was awful! Excuse me, I need to go shower!


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Jenny Wormwell - 7 months ago

I don't understand the child...Almost as much as I don't understand this film.


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Tom Martin - 7 months ago

this is my absolute favorite episode.


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Dave Ryder - 8 months ago

Sounds odd to say, but I think John Reynolds (the guy playing Torgo) was actually sorta handsome. I'm not talking about "Torgo" here...if you give the dude some basic grooming, remove the ridiculous leg pillows, get him off the LSD...he's really not that bad. Am I crazy for thinking this?


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Joey Warren - 9 months ago

"Do you wanna try some of that kissing there, Burt?"


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Zap Rowsdower - 9 months ago

This is another of the Episodes that I have a hard time watching. The riffing and host segments are top notch, but the movie itself makes me want to jam icepicks under my toenails.


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Elisa Farrington - 9 months ago

30:43 - 31:19 The crème de la crème that I ask my friends and family to watch just to witness their confused and bemused reaction. Torgo's Haunting Theme combined with his appearance and bumbling effort just to keep from falling over is beyond words.


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M.E. - 9 months ago

Is anyone disturbed by how they're mispronouncing "manos?" It's the Spanish word for hand, so it should be a short vowel sound. I'm always upset by that for some reason.


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Elisa Farrington - 10 months ago

Yes, yes, Torgo's a gem... but how about that painting?


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Brain from Planet Arouse - 10 months ago

Didja hear about the man of Dutch and Irish ancestry called Hans O'Fait?

Me neither.


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Chris Collins - 10 months ago

Oh Gawd. So classic. Quintessential MST3k here. If you're looking to get your feet with MST3k, this is the one to start with.


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Nick - 10 months ago

Gypsy's portrayal of a tobacco-spitting, redneck sheriff has to be one of the funniest skits she's been involved in.


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Austin Strong - 10 months ago

Sad to say it, but this film isn't the worst thing to come out of Texas. Here's looking at you, Rick Perry.


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Mike Sgro - 11 months ago

This is sad. The actor who played Torgo killed himself about 2 weeks after this "movie" came out only in a couple of places in El Paso.
Also Torgo was tripping ballz the whole time he 's acting,.. no really.


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B Singh - 11 months ago

He has Earl Campbell thighs!!....couldn't agree more...if he's a Satyr..then why cover up the only proof?, the goat legs...otherwise, he looks like a dude with thigh pads and bad case of constipation...love that Torgo walk or gait....20k in '66 is still too much for this crap considering no one got paid...


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Candice Norcross - 11 months ago

It always bothers me how Mike/the dad rolls up to this random house, invites himself, his family, and his dog in for the night, and then bosses around the caretaker, even yelling at him to carry their luggage ("fast, damnit! fast!"). What an entitled dickweed.


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Isaiah Lucas - about 1 year ago

Manos.....the hands of fate


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Rollie Lobsinger - about 1 year ago

Well the lost world was mind numbingly boring but yes this is the probably the worst film on the planet.


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Jen Glover - about 1 year ago

The IMDB trivia page for this movie is beyond tragic XD
You guys gotta read this: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060666/trivia


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Scott A. Taylor - about 1 year ago

Oh my god! this was without doubt the WORST! film EVER!!! But you gotta love the later appearances of Mike as Torgo :P But man was this ever the hardest film to sit through!


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Frank - about 1 year ago

Oh... Torgo's supposed to be... a... satyr??


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From IMDb: "Cast and crew recall that John Reynolds [the actor that plays Torgo] was on LSD during filming, explaining his confused behavior and incessant twitching in virtually all of his scenes." For more Manos trivia, click here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060666/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv


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NS - about 1 year ago

Tom's minute-long monologue starting at 1:23:05 is my current favorite thing (although Gypsy's background music for the closing segment is a close second). It captures the true feeling of being stuck in a car with someone cheerfully clueless.


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Cindy - about 1 year ago

Did Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom produce this movie to rip off their investors? Good Gravy, the boys have riffed many movies, but this has to be the very worst!


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Big McLargehuge - about 1 year ago

I just saw the Rifftrax of this last week (hilarious good time) and I have to say that the mom, while dumb as a brick, is one foxy lady. On the big screen in hi-def she is seriously pretty.


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Aileen Smithee - about 1 year ago

"Hired 2: Electric Boogaloo!" :D

I was lucky enough to see a live stage production of Manos several years ago. Especially noteworthy is that the daughter was played by a dude at least 2-4" taller than the performer playing Mom.

Also, I can never decide whether this or Castle of Fu Manchu is the worst movie ever that doesn't involve Bill Rebane or Coleman Francis. I guess it's a draw. :/


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Matt Towler - over 1 year ago

Manos: the soundtrack!

https://soundcloud.com/manos-in-hd


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Fuzzy Skinner - over 1 year ago

The replay of the Rifftrax Live Manos is in theaters Thu Jan 24. I highly recommend it if it's playing near you


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RevJJVQ - over 1 year ago

Although it is not clear in the film Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966), the character, Torgo, is supposed to be a satyr, half man, half goat, which is why his knees appear to be misshapen. Torgo, (John Reynolds) designed the prosthetics himself with help from Tom Neyman, who played the Master in the film.


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Stephen - over 1 year ago

Click here for previews of Manos in HD. It's lookin pretty good.


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Anyone else finding Crow's behavior in the prologue segment disturbing?


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jli@hush.com - over 1 year ago

One of the many MST3K films not to be attempted without sarcastic robots.


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jli@hush.com - over 1 year ago

This movie knows how many bullets a revolver holds, that's more than can be said about a lot of them.


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jli@hush.com - over 1 year ago

I actually like to eat the heads of chocolate bunnies last. That way they suffer.


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glenn-s - over 1 year ago

Hay did anyone else get car-sick from the opening scean?
And repulsed at ending


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Desiree Ashcraft - over 1 year ago

The producer/writer/fertilizer salesman actually got beat up by a lady for the end scene where the little girl is counted as being amongst the wives.


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Olivia P - over 1 year ago

That looping music...must...resist...urge...to kill...someone...


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Kimono Dragon - over 1 year ago

I was pulling my hair out during the loooong, silent driving scenes. Then they started speaking, and I found myself wishing for the loooong, silent driving scenes.


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Kimono Dragon - over 1 year ago

Close your eyes, just listen to Torgo, and tell me he isn't being played by Katharine Hepburn!


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Kimono Dragon - over 1 year ago

Makes me long for "Kitten with a Whip".


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Brad D - over 1 year ago

Manos. What more need be said?


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Rowsdower Jr. Sr. - over 1 year ago

Anyone else going to the live Rifftrax of Manos on Aug. 16?? Coming soon to a theater near you! http://rifftrax.tumblr.com/post/20014970615/rifftrax-live-manos-the-hands-of-fate


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John Harms - over 1 year ago

I just can't see myself making it through this movie without Joel and the bots. Man, does it suck.


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Brennan Wyatt - almost 2 years ago

This was my first Joel episode!. Pick the best of the best to start with! XD


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Adam Marinello - almost 2 years ago

I think Torgo works at my local pharmacy.


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Robert Ferguson - almost 2 years ago

Mike as Torgo @ the end .... NICE TOUCH


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Chris Bennett - almost 2 years ago

It would be hilarious if Torgo later went on to be Norm on Cheers, you know? Everyone yells his name as he staggers slowly into the bar, then he starts groping Diane and calling Frasier "the Master"


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NS - almost 2 years ago

When I scroll through the episode list, I like to look at which episode has the most viewers at the moment. I can understand why Manos is popular in a general sense, but I've noticed that it always gets a lot of viewers (at least 4 and sometimes as many as 15 from what I've seen) Sunday evenings. The rest of the time it has (Moon) 0-2 viewers, like most episodes; but every Sunday, the sun goes down and *boom*, party at Torgo's place, like clockwork.

'Sup with that?


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Robert Ferguson - almost 2 years ago

Split a *&%@ ing STITCH


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Gal Dagon - almost 2 years ago

I didn't get a chance to see these on TV, and am now working my way through the episodes. I've heard of this one, though, and had to force myself to go through all of season 4 without "skipping ahead." Now I'm all "ohboyohboyohboy" on the inside.


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Reconst - almost 2 years ago

Hey guys. At 24:00, when they do the break, they're driving in the opposite direction of the movie behind them.


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Chuck Keenan - almost 2 years ago

ahh.... great times, Torgo. how we miss you


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Alex Stefanic - almost 2 years ago

Do you think Torgo is his first or last name?


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Alex Stefanic - almost 2 years ago

Quinten Tarintino owns an original 35mm film print of this movie. He says it's his favorite comedy of all time.


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Aaron Kuehmichel - almost 2 years ago

You know, for all this movie's faults, the soundtrack could have been composed by John Coltrane or Miles Davis during one of their more drug-fueled experimental periods.


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Aaron Kuehmichel - almost 2 years ago

Torgo is supposed to be a satyr, hence the metal frame under the actor's pants to attempt to show legs that bend backward like a faun. Apparently the contraption was extremely painful to John Reynolds. He killed himself in 1966, although no connection to Manos was given in his death. Sad, really.


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Rachel Adams - about 2 years ago

"Vacations are fine, but this one should be great"? Are you sure, Movie?


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Rachel Adams - about 2 years ago

So is this movie grosser than it is stupid? Or stupider than it is gross? Think about it wont you?


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Rachel Adams - about 2 years ago

I often wonder who came up with the initial idea to stuff pillows in the legs of Torgo's pants.


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Zap R. - about 2 years ago

the scene where the women begin fighting/wrestling is straight out of Monty Python. Classic!!!


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Crosby Ferguson - about 2 years ago

My favorite episode, I remember having this on VHS


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Mary McDowell - about 2 years ago

Still a better move than The Room.


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Matthew Eickhoff - about 2 years ago

Hal Warren (the dad in the movie) made this film on a bet. He bet Stirling Siliphant that he could make a successful horror film on a small budget.


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Etienne DeLigenza - about 2 years ago

What is going on here...This movies plot is about as clear as to what happened last New Years:)


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David Pietrusza - about 2 years ago

This movie is a circus; all that's missing is a bear on a unicycle.


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NS - about 2 years ago

It is a great episode, but if this is your first time watching the show, try a different episode first. The movie really is that bad.


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Jhef Rehak - about 2 years ago

Time to get started on my Torgo Halloween costume


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Sarah Fraulein Stine - about 2 years ago

This movie...is so terrible...Great episode though.


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J Ryan Wade - over 2 years ago

How has nobody else commented on this episode! Might well be the best MST3k ep of all time. Mister you keep those hands of fate at 10 o'clock and 2 o'clock.