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512 - Mitchell



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Look Polish - 2 months ago

Mitchell: The Chubby Blue Line


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Cap'n Crusty - 3 months ago

Shout Factory blocking for copyright reasons???


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Snuffy Wuffykiss - 4 months ago

Love this episode. I had it on tape back in the day and its a great episode to introduce newcomers to the show. GoodBye Joel!!! It takes a true artist and a strong/smart man to realize that their (brain) child has grown up and it now needs time to mature without him. Joel is one of the most positive and awesome, but sadly unsung artistic minds of the 90's.


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Mark Heckman - 7 months ago

Man, is there any episode that rips one actor more than this? Joe Don Baker doesn't stand a chance and I love it!


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Teri Gee - 7 months ago

Someone posted the missing dune buggy scene wherein John Saxon's character bites the dust. It's in the Other vids section and is about ten minutes long. It was...interesting.


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BiffBurns - 7 months ago

Eureka! I've made the linkage. Throw your minds back to the gym teacher who tortured George "Cants-stanzya" Constanza in the library episode. The guy with teeth "like baked beans" and was now sleeping in piles of garbage. If that isn't Joe Don I'll chug six Pabst Blue Ribbons that been sitting in the trunk of that old Chevy out back by the hot tub.


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Carl Schulz IV - 11 months ago

Anyone else here because of Fantasy Fiction?


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Scott Allen Washburn - about 1 year ago

just as I watched this an episode of a show my dad was watching was havin Joe Don Baker as a guest ! wierd


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Khan of Shakka - about 1 year ago

THAT is a hero no one can feel good about identifying with. It's like rooting for your worthless brother in law


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Tommy Hahn - about 1 year ago

By far Joels best performance... BRAVO! "Ladies and gentlemen, our hero..."


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Jeremy Hatfield - about 1 year ago

HOT MERGING ACTION


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Crow TRobot - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year ago

I'd listen to "Crow Radio"


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James GreyWolf - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year ago

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


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C. Joseph Osborn - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year ago

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


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Misterkingdom - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year ago

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


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Snow - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year 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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The humanity - over 1 year ago

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


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Spencer Preston - almost 2 years 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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Any speculations on exactly what "Method #53" is?


The kid's Greta's son?
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Allison Peepington - almost 2 years 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 - almost 2 years ago

What the fuck is this movie even about


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Roe Walker - almost 2 years 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 - almost 2 years ago

A vase or two faces?


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Janna Burns - almost 2 years ago

Geez, those Jehovah's Witnesses are getting tough!


Gypsy's Finest Acting
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Donald Petkus - almost 2 years 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 - almost 2 years ago

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


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Sean Barry - almost 2 years ago

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


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Sean Barry - almost 2 years 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 - about 2 years 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 - about 2 years ago

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


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Patrick Swayze Christmas - about 2 years ago

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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Patrick Swayze Christmas - about 2 years ago

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


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Teri Gee - about 2 years 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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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 - about 2 years 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 2 years ago

Wacka chicka wacka chicka wacka chicka


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John Carnahan - over 2 years 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 - over 2 years 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 - over 2 years 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 - over 2 years ago

Miss you, Joel.


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Wes Woodfin - over 2 years ago

Boom mic, big time! Loved it :D


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Bruce Ellsworth Reed - over 2 years ago

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


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Teri Gee - over 2 years 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 - over 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago

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


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George Griffith - over 2 years 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 2 years ago

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


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Paul Trieglaff - over 2 years 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 2 years ago

this is awsome, i love this show


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Matt Towler - over 2 years ago

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


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Penelope Whichway - over 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 - almost 3 years ago

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


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Jessica Jensen - almost 3 years ago

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


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Jeremiah Boeninger - almost 3 years ago

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


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Jeremiah Boeninger - almost 3 years ago

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


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Matt Armacost - almost 3 years ago

Top favorite episode of mine.Cheers.MITCHELL!!


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The Pewmayman - almost 3 years ago

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


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Ryan Kaczmarski - almost 3 years 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 - almost 3 years ago

I always wondered how Joel left. Nice!


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Travis Larson - almost 3 years ago

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


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David Ray - almost 3 years ago

Hot merging action!


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PC Northup - almost 3 years ago

How can anyone not like Joel?


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Tank Rambo - almost 3 years ago

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


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Vincent Pili - almost 3 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 - about 3 years ago

Joel, we hardly knew ye!


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Phillip Murray - about 3 years ago

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


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Fuzzy Skinner - about 3 years ago

Mitchell > Batman


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Bronn K - about 3 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 - over 3 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 - over 3 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 - over 3 years ago

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


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Robert Ferguson - over 3 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 3 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 3 years ago

Gypsy's finest hour.


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Dana Xu - over 3 years ago

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


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natoonea - almost 4 years ago

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


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Stephen - almost 4 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 - almost 4 years ago

The old order changeth!


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Elel - almost 4 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 4 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 - about 4 years ago

Joel's last episode.