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512 - Mitchell



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Mom, my nuts - 12 days ago

I love how every "farewell" episode for a major MST3K character either directly or indirectly involves 2001 : A Space Odyssey. First Joel ... then Frank ... then (in probably their most awesome skit ever) Dr. Forrester.

I dunno, there's just something great about that.


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Mom, my nuts - 15 days ago

"I wanted to find out who he was."
"Well ask him, don't shoot him! Who was he?"
Servo : I didn't ask him, I shot him.


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Crow TRobot - 21 days ago

This was pretty funny, but I don't get why it usually makes the top lists. Still good, though.


KKRO
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Tyler Jones - about 1 month ago

I'd listen to "Crow Radio"


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James GreyWolf - about 1 month ago

I have finally seen Joel's "boom mike" call. it is only the very tip of the mike, but...


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James GreyWolf - 3 months ago

I started watching this series in season 2.... literally. So, I was with Joel very close to the beginning. Mitchell was a bitter sweet episode. Joel would be gone from the show, but, at the same time, Joel would be free. Mike did a fine job taking over and I love his episodes equally, but... Joel is the creator of this genre. It was his baby.


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Showdax - 3 months ago

The name "Mitchell" will never be the same. :P


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C. Joseph Osborn - 4 months ago

The "turn the gun on yourself" bit at about 1:20:45 has gotta be just about the darkest riff ever. I can't even think of any close contenders, offhand.


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Misterkingdom - 4 months ago

What did the trafficker mean when he told Mitchell to watch out for falling rocks?


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Misterkingdom - 4 months ago

So, when the boys are imitating Mitchell, do they sound more like Elvis Presley or Johnny Bravo?


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Paul Michael Murray - 4 months ago

"I've seen Funeral Processions move faster than this." LMAO, Still one of My favorites!


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Snow - 5 months ago

WHAT is the "POE OPE POE" etc thing about? I've seen it a in a few episodes.


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Mitchell's gone too. I'm starting to get peeved.


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Jane Sproul - 6 months ago

Watching this, I realize that Joe Don Baker actually had a fairly pretty face and wasn't that fat... and is utterly repellent anyway.


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Dutch42 - 6 months ago

Riff add on; Surprise! Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, Ka- POW!-POW!-POW!


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The humanity - 6 months ago

I think of Mitchell every time I find maggots in the trash.


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Spencer Preston - 8 months ago

THIS is Joel's last episode?! I didn't know! It all happened so quickly! I thought it was just a normal sketch until...the end.


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Hailley Petey Plane - 8 months ago

Any speculations on exactly what "Method #53" is?


The kid's Greta's son?
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Allison Peepington - 8 months ago

I never thought much about the sequence with the kid until I read somewhere that he's supposed to be Greta's son. Now it just disturbs the hell out of me. You're a hooker, you get into a disagreement with your cop-john which gets you arrested, so in order to get back at him you send your child to harass him at a stake out location... I hope this isn't the case. If it is, it just might be the most disturbing of all the disturbing things ever seen in an MST movie. No wonder Tom screamed :)


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Hannah Skjellum - 8 months ago

What the fuck is this movie even about


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Roe Walker - 8 months ago

How did I not get the parody they did of 2001: A Space Odyssey during the scene where Gypsy watches the Mads talk about killing Mike? GAH! I'm stupid :p


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Janna Burns - 9 months ago

A vase or two faces?


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Janna Burns - 9 months ago

Geez, those Jehovah's Witnesses are getting tough!


Gypsy's Finest Acting
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Donald Petkus - 9 months ago

Gypsy gives her finest performance is in this episode. I loved the Purity of Essence permutations on her flip chart. Who knew a robot could faint?


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Donald Petkus - 9 months ago

Mitchell's boss looks like a young Leo G. Carroll .


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Sean Barry - 9 months ago

Wow Mitchell has got to be the least inspired "hero" of any movie I've ever seen.


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Sean Barry - 9 months ago

*sigh* Joel's final episode. It happened 20 years ago but it still hurts a little.. sure Mike was just as good, maybe better than, Joel, but still....


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James Laramie III - 10 months ago

This is one of the funniest episodes ever! It's sad to see Joel go but it makes me very happy that he went out on such high note. Mitchell never gets old.


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Jacob Brewer - 10 months ago

Jerry Hardin as the desk cop. Deep Throat from The X-Files...neat..


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This must have been a subliminal message to Mike(since real quote has the name Mike in it): 'Mike, the whole world is a circus if you look at it the right way. Every time you pick up a handful of dust, and see not the dust, but a mystery, a marvel, there in your hand, every time you stop and think, "I'm alive, and being alive is fantastic!" Every time such a thing happens, Mike, you are part of the Circus of Dr. Lao.'


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Joel, I always liked "The 7 Faces of Dr. Lao" myself!


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Teri Gee - 11 months ago

So is the "OW!" that I heard after Joel threw the stool up in the air at movie sign supposed to be Tom saying it or was Kevin actually hurt by the stool falling on his head?


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Not Dave Chappelle - 11 months ago

Is 'Peeling Oranges' some kind of Joe Don Baker trademark? Mitchell peels one in this film while having dinner with some vague kind of criminal-man (circa 0:43.30) and in 'Final Justice,' JDB as Sheriff Geronimo again takes steel to produce while intimidating a Maltese bartender! (It was a very dumb story)


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Eulalia Vox - 12 months ago

"I love you, bye!" Aww You know, I started with Mike's tenure and then circled around and watched Joel's, and I have to say, I love them both equally. If I were being glib, I might say that Mike wins by a dimple, but honestly, I just love everybody - Joel and Mike, Dr. F and Pearl; Frank and Brain Guy and Bobo, Bill!Crow... It's my first time watching this, and it feels kind of like watching one's first Doctor regeneration.


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David McEldowney - about 1 year ago

Wacka chicka wacka chicka wacka chicka


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John Carnahan - about 1 year ago

I came into MST3K during the Mike era and I prefer him. But I had the pleasure of discovering Joel after the fact. And it's sad to see him go.


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Joseph Ewing - about 1 year ago

The "I'm not bringing that shipment in. Doodily doodily doodily- THE SHIPMENT'S IN!" is the least funny of all of the "doodily doodily doodily" jokes they did. I guess they can't all be winners.


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Russ "Screw You, Greenland" Fry - about 1 year ago

Ha! The close up of Gypsy's eye reading Dr. F and Frank's lips like HAL-9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey is priceless! It's moments like these that make this show the greatest ever!!


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Steve Kelleher - about 1 year ago

Miss you, Joel.


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Wes Woodfin - about 1 year ago

Boom mic, big time! Loved it :D


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Bruce Ellsworth Reed - about 1 year ago

Somehow the ending always reminds me of the ending of "Silent Running."


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Teri Gee - about 1 year ago

I love Gypsy saying, "Jumpsuit! Fool! They're going to kill Joel!" Her clues that they're talking about Joel is that he's a fool wearing a jumpsuit. :)

(And yes, I love Joel. I'm not knocking him.)


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Elisa Farrington - about 1 year ago

"Wasn't John Saxon in this movie?" - Yes, but MST3k edited out his death by dune buggy due to time restraints. That's right...he crashed and burned in an action lacked Mitchell dune buggy chase scene.


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Bruce Ellsworth Reed - over 1 year ago

I first started watching this when Joel was in charge so, yeah, I am a little prejudiced! Hate to see him go! Mike does ok; however, so....


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Kelly Slane - over 1 year ago

Gypsy's "ENNUI!!!!!!!" is the best!


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George Griffith - over 1 year ago

I'd put this quite a bit higher on my favorites list, except it's Joel's last episode. I loved Mike's work... but... when i was a kid, losing Joel was losing a friend.


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Paul Trieglaff - over 1 year ago

"Say Mike: what size jumpsuit do you wear?"
And a new era was born......


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Paul Trieglaff - over 1 year ago

At the risk of sounding like an a$$: as much as I respect Joel for his hard work on MST, I felt a greater loss when Frank left... Seriously, he was always my favorite character.


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Andrew Evans - over 1 year ago

this is awsome, i love this show


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Matt Towler - over 1 year ago

"What, are you kidding? We're on a spaceship, this place is crawling with toothpicks."


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Penelope Whichway - over 1 year ago

I will never understand why "Space Mutiny" beats this movie in laugh ratings. "Mitchell" is by far the funniest episode ever.


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Flynnfamous Thomas Smithington - over 1 year ago

To this day, my friends and I still text riffs from Mitchell randomly too each other. Cedar Lattice, works every time.


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Mike Carmona - over 1 year ago

I love it when Tom sings Papa Was a Rollin' Stone, with Joel and Crow providing the extra funk.


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Mr. Beardsley - over 1 year ago

Also to add to my other comment, it's weird to think this, of all their movies, would have an offended cast member.

It's basically just the tale of an uncomprehending drunkard not going away when people tell him to. Monster A-Go-Go takes itself more seriously. Still, not sure what to think about the fact that they're willing to do an other Joe Don Baker movie after he reportedly hated it. Maybe they just assumed the truth? (That is, Baker not really meaning it, just getting sick of being asked about it)


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Mr. Beardsley - over 1 year ago

Joel really went out with a bang in this one. One of my favorites.

Crow's "my-my-my-MY GODD" in particular has stuck in my mind for a very long time.


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It's a Cold Day for Pontooning - over 1 year ago

The riff that begat my screen name has had me howling since the original episode ran.


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Jessica Jensen - over 1 year ago

By far the funniest MST3k ever. A great way to say goodbye to Joel!


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Jeremiah Boeninger - over 1 year ago

Servo yelling during the exchange between Mitchell and the kid at 57:14 is amazing


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Jeremiah Boeninger - over 1 year ago

Was reading that Joe Don Baker really dislikes the MST gang.


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Matt Armacost - over 1 year ago

Top favorite episode of mine.Cheers.MITCHELL!!


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The Pewmayman - over 1 year ago

Joe Don Baker IS MITTENS! He's a COP!


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Ryan Kaczmarski - over 1 year ago

best riff...

ya'll got a sofa i can stretch out on?

i dunno why...but always cracks me up. really sets the tone for mitchell's fat, lazy, hungover antics. plus i don't think the riff actually says "ya'll" but i add it for a effect and can hear joe don saying it.


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Sam Garland - over 1 year ago

I always wondered how Joel left. Nice!


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Travis Larson - over 1 year ago

Hey isn't that drunk at the beginning John Saxon from Enter the Dragon?


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David Ray - over 1 year ago

Hot merging action!


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PC Northup - over 1 year ago

How can anyone not like Joel?


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Tank Rambo - over 1 year ago

Either watch out for falling rocks or watch out for snakes.


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Vincent Pili - almost 2 years ago

mike's all curious "you guys like watchin' joe donn baker movies?" he'll get his fill later on in FINAL JUSTICE.


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Mitchell - almost 2 years ago

Joel, we hardly knew ye!


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Phillip Murray - almost 2 years ago

I have a hard time watching this one since it is Joel's last episode.


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Fuzzy Skinner - almost 2 years ago

Mitchell > Batman


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Bronn K - almost 2 years ago

Mike: There's an escape pod called the "Deus Ex Machina."

Me: Of COURSE there is.


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Frank's face at 1:48:25 in....
"Oh. My. *bleep*ing. God."
Priceless, baby!


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Bruce Box-Liker - about 2 years ago

Joe Don Baker is like what John Wayne would have been if he didn't have any force of personality.


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Anthony Marc - about 2 years ago

This is the best episode Evar!!! Chris and Erlynne.. If you read this then thanks for introducing me to this one in Plano all those years ago!


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Kelly Slane - about 2 years ago

Dr. F's face at "Sure they all laughed..." - CLASSIC!!!


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Robert Ferguson - over 2 years ago

Gypsy as : The HAL 9000,
Dr. Forrester as : Commander Bowman
TV's Frank as Frank Poole
Very 2001 A Space Odyssey - ish


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Pat Lewis - over 2 years ago

OT Looking for Arlington (VA) MST fans willing to go to the Manos show at Ballston...


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Gal Dagon - over 2 years ago

Gypsy's finest hour.


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Dana Xu - over 2 years ago

Hands down [pun intended] my favorite riff. Such a great episode. Way to pass the torch, Joel.


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natoonea - over 2 years ago

read on a blog that there's talk of a mitchell remake with jack black as mitchell.


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Stephen - over 2 years ago

Pop quiz, hot shot: at 57:30, Tom sings "Did you ever have to make up your mind..." In what other episode do they sing that song?


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Alex Stefanic - over 2 years ago

The old order changeth!


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Elel - almost 3 years ago

I usually prefer the older b&w movies, but this one with its incoherent plot and the sack of lumpy mashed potatoes that IS Joe Don Baker gives the guys all the material they need for a great ep!


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RevJoan - almost 3 years ago

Blake Caffee: you're right- and it's very rare that a major character switch in any show can survive. Comic geniouses they are


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Blake Caffee - almost 3 years ago

Joel's last episode.