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507 - I Accuse My Parents



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All Hail the Essay.....
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Brad Koss - 24 days ago

Maybe the kid should've done an essay on "Truck Farming" it would have been less embarrassing. ^_^


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Abigail Adams - about 1 month ago

Trivia: "Truck farming" has nothing to do with trucks, which is why you see so few in the short. They actually comment on this: "Has anyone seen a truck yet?"
"Truck" is an outdated word for vegetables. They were usually sent by railroad car, as seen here, rather than by truck.


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Ethan Chaffin (EthanRDoesMC) - about 1 month ago

The only time where family life is not a short.


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Hannah Skjellum - about 1 month ago

This is a message from the other kids in the essay contest!


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Hannah Skjellum - about 1 month ago

Liar, liar, liar!


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Louis Gargaflargen - 2 months ago

Haha 300th like :D one of my favorite MST3K episodes


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Buffalo Rider - 4 months ago

The essay jokes get me every time.


Justice Department
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Donald Petkus - 4 months ago

About this time movies were extremely judge friendly. Judges were always portrayed as dignified, wise, and compassionate (if warranted). Andy Hardy's father was a prime example of the type. I wonder if that was part of the Hays Code that judges could never appeared as egotistical, corrupt, and/or biased.


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Snuffy Wuffykiss - 5 months ago

I HATE Jimmy. Lying stupid piece of sh*t, spoiled rich thieving pussies like him deserve to die in jail. He starts out rich and then gets handed opportunities over and over throughout the movie for no reason, he steals from his job to pay for gifts to his mob hooker girlfriend, joins the mob then wusses out, plays dumb threatens to narc and runs away, tries to rob a diner. gets offered a chance for redemption but then tries to kidnap and accidentally kills the mob boss, and his excuse in COURT is that his parents didn't love him enough!!! The only reason he got off is that his father was RICH and friends with the judge and mayor. I can't wait till the apocalypse so we can drag them from their ivory towers and tear them to fat bloody pieces.


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Matthew Boyle - 7 months ago

what's so funny to me after watching all these movies like the violent years, the beatniks, this movie and many more is that "white crime" movies were an entire genre in the 50's. Movies where middle class white people are/become "thugs". I forget the name but one of the movies they riff has a gang of all white women. That was just too much for me. It's like "look at how immoral our society has become! Blacks and Hispanics aren't the only criminals!"


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The RED Femscout - 7 months ago

I nearly cried watching Joel comfort Tom. It really shows just how much he loves them... only to abandon them a few episodes later.


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emerson brin - 7 months ago

I laughed when joel said , and he wont see a penny of it . Farmers are way too underpaid .
Truck farming is a billion dollar industry .


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Jane Sproul - 9 months ago

Remember Me? I'm Your Boyfriend: How Not To Write Dialogue

Think I could publish this guide for aspiring fiction writers?


"Hooray for Chem-i-cals!"
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Laugh all you want about DDT, you young whippersnaps---YOU'RE all eating "RoundUp-Ready" GMO seed. Enjoy, won't you?


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Jane Sproul - 12 months ago

The father is the real villain of this one, damn.


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Alyssa Transitoria - over 1 year ago

I swear this movie more than any other MST3K is just one lonnnng ass short .Maybe about consequences of having drunk parents/and or lying about your drunk parents? Its dripping with "What do you, the viewers at home think?" cheese.


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Isabella Summitt - over 1 year ago

This movie should be called 'Everybody Accuses Somebody'!


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TANKK 3000 - over 1 year ago

The guys missed a good riff "ill pay you 25$ a week with an hour lunch" ....a week.


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MSTeacher3K - over 1 year ago

For an award-winning essay writer, Jimmy's lack of punctuation in his running away note is atrocious.


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Jane Sproul - over 1 year ago

And then the kindly diner guy pulls off his hat to reveal his third eye and that he's part of the Martian invasion force.


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The humanity - over 1 year ago

I really don't get why this one is rated so highly. MST3K is about cheesy films like "Space Mutiny" and "Warrior of the Lost World", but this one was just old, dull and dry. Some of the riffs were funny, but I found this film a bore, and actually depressing more than cheesy, even with Joel and the bots gags. Why did this one even get riffed in the first place? Whatever, I just watched it for a sense of completion but I'm moving on...


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Tom Blevins - almost 2 years ago

NOBODY EXPECTS TO SEE A CHARLIE!!!!!


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Marcus Hardy - almost 2 years ago

sooooo Jimmy is just in denial about his home life?


quack sounds :)
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Amina M. Epstein - about 2 years ago

Love this episode a lot. Just saw it again for the 15th time in my life w hubby and son. Got one question though, love the duck sounds but what is that representing. None of us got it. So please explain :) thanks!


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Matt Perrine - about 2 years ago

I had the pleasure of watching this episode alongside Joel and Trace (and hundreds of other MSTies) at Minneapolis' Parkway Theatre on Nov. 3, 2012. Then my fiancee and I got to meet Joel! What a memorable night! Was anybody else from this site there?


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Brad Morse - about 2 years ago

I just happened to randomly catch this on Netlfix. This is one of the best episodes ever! Consistently funny and the segments are great.


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I wonder what Cambot's drawing looked like...


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Tiffany Delahunt - about 2 years ago

Best skit ever when Gypsy covers "Are You Happy"- the puppeteering is so spot on. This whole episode is underrated!


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Aaron Kuehmichel - about 2 years ago

Is it just me, or does the sax player behind her at around 49:00 look suspiciously like Torgo?


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Paul Gregory - about 2 years ago

1:05 "Ring Jobs"...Another Zappa reference ?


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TrekFan - over 2 years ago

Truck Farmers is my all time favorite short! I was in tears on the floor unable to breath i was laughing so hard the first time i saw it!


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Bruce Ellsworth Reed - over 2 years ago

Truck Farmer was cool! I grew up near that decade. We ate pesticides all the time, still living, strong as a horse.


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Realistic Action Batch - over 2 years ago

Joel says this is one of his favorite episodes and it's easy to see why.
speakercreatures(.)com(/)an-interview-with-joel-hodgson-creator-of-mst3k


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Elisa Farrington - over 2 years ago

Anne Blythe on the tank. Do you think they meant Ann Blythe, the movie star who played vengeful Veda in Mildred Pierce?


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Elisa Farrington - over 2 years ago

With that black bow Gypsy looks like Rose Marie.


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Elisa Farrington - over 2 years ago

After Crow says, 'Hey look, he lives at Monticello!' I think Servo says, 'Doesn't everybody?' but his voice seems muffled out. Any reason that might be true? I don't get the joke anyway. (37:18


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William Johnson - over 2 years ago

My all-time favorite episode is now at 99 laughs. Surely this must change. Triple digits???


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Kelly Slane - over 2 years ago

Tom:"I want to run and jump and skin my knees!"
Crow:"You don't have any legs."
Tom:"I want to catch frogs down at the ole' swimmin' hole!"
Crow:"Your arms don't work."
Tom:"I want to experience the world of emotions and feelings!"
Crow:"You'll get beat up 'cause you're a freak!"

One of the best exchanges EVER!


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Reconst - over 2 years ago

This movie syncs up really well with Pearl Jam's "Jeremy." Well, in the sense of the plot.


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William Johnson - over 2 years ago

"You'll have to go to church with me every Sunday"

"FOR -- GET IT"


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Mike Carmona - over 2 years ago

The African field pickers look a bit nervous to be on camera.


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Ellen Yarbrough - over 2 years ago

"I can see them but they can't see me"....This is one of the best, one of our favorites. "Now lieutenant take the gun and shoot the corporal...." So many lies for Jimmy to tell, but it's all his parent's fault. Great episodes, don't miss it!


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Stereo Catz - almost 3 years ago

I know one pissed off court stenographer.


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Stereo Catz - almost 3 years ago

How old is Jimmy supposed to be?


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Stereo Catz - almost 3 years ago

I feel like this guy was the inspiration for Frank Whaley’s character in Career Opportunities.


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Stereo Catz - almost 3 years ago

... My dad is Gigantor...


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Stereo Catz - almost 3 years ago

I realized while watching the Truck Farmer that the narrator sounds almost exactly like file narrator from the Mass Effect series.


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Gal Dagon - almost 3 years ago

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This episode is typical of so much winning material that came out of Season 5. It's just great all the way through.

Also, the opening invention would seem to indicate that the Mads have a walk-in oven. Why does that not surprise me...? :D


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Alex C. - almost 3 years ago

Man, it must've been tough to be a young white male back in the '40s-'50s. I feel for ya, Jimmy. [eye roll]


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Fredrick Stafford - almost 3 years ago

Hey, how did this one come out? I was at Jack Taylor’s place down at the beach for the weekend.


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Lewis Nitzberg STINKS! - almost 3 years ago

This movie was actually watchable, and the riffing made it that much better!


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Kimono Dragon - about 3 years ago

So the Judge puts him right back with his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Kardashian? Uncle Burger would have adopted him, but nooo!!! By the end of the flick, he's +/-90 days from interpreting Beatles songs with Charlie at Spahn ranch!


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Bronn K - about 3 years ago

Quickest title drop ever?


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Was this supposed to be a Kitty Reid vehicle?


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This episode is SEVERELY underrated.


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Matt Towler - over 3 years ago

"...the hell?! Tom Servo, you're naked!!"


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Gal Dagon - over 3 years ago

Now I really want a hamburger.


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Rachel Adams - almost 4 years ago

"They laughed when I accused my parents and I killllled them
Let's see if they'll be laughing noooowww!"


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Peakpasha - almost 4 years ago

Joel makes a small goof in one of the riffs. He claims, that Sam Newfield directed "Jungle Goddess", which is not true. However, Newfield did direct "Mad Monster" and "The Lost Continent". I guess what confused Joel was the fact, that Sam's brother, Sigmund Neufeld, was the producer of "Jungle Goddess".