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523 - Village of the Giants



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I'm just frank about Frank


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James GreyWolf - 14 days ago

Average proscenium is 30'. Sitting on the stage, the blonde is.. approximately 2 feet shy of the top of the proscenium, so her torso 28 feet. In general, the center of the over all height of the human is the hip, So she is 56 feet tall. She is 10X her original height. Bo is 5'10", so he will be just over 58 feet tall. His shoulders are approximately 15" (joint to joint). In giant size, that would be over 12 feet, Depth of chest... we'll say 6 inches. Giant size 5'. Lying on his side (no way in hell he can do it standing), how the hell would he get through a doorway (7'X2')... or even a double doorway (7'X4')? A lot of theaters have a bay off to the side for storing material brought in by visiting performers. The theater at the university I attended had a room like that with an (appx) 30'X15' doorway. Unfortunately, the doorway that one uses to move material from that storage room to the actual stave is like 7'X7' so there is no way in hell for these guys to get to that stage.

Oh, and an aside, if he wears size 9 shoes, his feet would be just over 7 feet long... not the, what, 5'6"? that you see when they are trying to tie him up.


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Stephen A Nathe - 15 days ago

the Beau Brummels are a REALLY good band!!
"Laugh, Laugh" and "Just A Little" are great songs


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Stephen A Nathe - 15 days ago

the Beau Brummels are a REALLY good band!!
"Laugh, Laugh" and "Just A Little" are great songs


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Stephen A Nathe - 16 days ago

"Their mutations didn't up their I.Q.s any..."

(from classic TMNT ep. "Heroes in a Half Shell")


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Bev Westerberg - 30 days ago

I have to say it - do they really think those little bottles of Coke are going to be that refreshing?


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Steven - about 1 month ago

I love how in all the Burt I. movies there is no consistent size for the people or monsters. One scene they're taller than a three story building, the next they're eating chicken legs the size of their pinky finger. They stand above the trees and theater, yet there is a magazine that fits in their palm. When they grow, their clothes rip off, yet when they shrink the clothing shrinks with them.

Also, why are they afraid of the guns? At the largest size they were shown at, a gunshot would be little more than a mosquito bite and they could just squish the person shooting them. I spent the whole movie expecting a military reaction like in Beginning of the End. Instead I get kids having to walk home and horrible midget puns.


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James GreyWolf - about 1 month ago

I have read it several times below, so I am not alone... I know we all have our own personal call on what we like and what is fodder, but... dammit.... WILLOW WAS A COOL MOVIE!!!!!! And Willow was a cool protagonist.


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Ah, Mike appears to be on the Charles Atlas plan!


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Bert I Gordon actually made a Movie Called "Food of the Gods". That's the Spirit Bert, if they don't like your movie, make a dopier, less faithful version of the same thing.


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Misterkingdom - 4 months ago

I love Beau in this flaming pile of dog crap. He's a smug-a-saurus.


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James Lanigan - 4 months ago

This video is giving me a not available in my country error even though I was able to view it just fine yesterday...


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Bryson Gerard - 4 months ago

Replace the words "circle of the tyrants" with "village of the giants" and sing along. Thank you Celtic Frost, for making us laugh at love... again.


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The humanity - 5 months ago

This was awful, and Mike's comment is right... why weren't they arrested for kidnapping, or for any of the other destruction caused?


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Stephen A Nathe - 5 months ago

#1 on the top of the list of reasons why Ron Howard retired from acting....


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Stephen A Nathe - 5 months ago

1) their metabolism would have required SO much more than mere buckets of chicken, 2) i liked Willow too, and 3) i want a boob ride!!!


Anyone else think Frank Zappa recommended the movie "Village of the Giants" for riffing
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Steve Miller - 6 months ago

I have read that Frank Zappa was a fan of the show and had expressed interest in collaborating with the MST3K group. I thought I remembered one of the group saying that they had talked to Frank Zappa on the phone about the show. I wonder if they asked if he had a movie in mind that they should riff on and this was the one he recommended. It came out right around the time Zappa was getting big and this movie is weird in a Zappa kind of way (giants ducks dancing in a nightclub).


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Oh god. Most of this film was terrible to begin with but that final joke at the end just made me feel filthy, it was in such poor taste. I have no plans to rewatch this one any time soon.


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Rosebud - 7 months ago

That opening mud wrestling/dancing sequence is hysterical. So many riffs coming so fast. I was crying. It's a pupa trying to emerge! I also really liked when Frank used a remote to lower the volume of the TV that was sitting on his stomach! Can't much lazier than that!


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Sean Barry - 8 months ago

Giant ducks.. man Bert I.'s running out of things to super-size.


get a room!
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Sean Barry - 8 months ago

What's up with Bert I. Gordon's creepy preoccupation with filming teenagers making-out? Every freakin' movie he pads the film with like 15 minutes of kissing..


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Atom Manhattan - 8 months ago

Without a doubt one of the most idiotic movies I have ever watched...


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Garrett Griebel - 9 months ago

This has got to be the millionth time I've watched this episode and I STILL nearly got teary eyed at the thought of Frank leaving.


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Habib Salim Thomas - 9 months ago

How in the hell did they get inside the theater as Giants?


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Bev Westerberg - 10 months ago

Only 60 laughs? Man, this movie is a hidden treasure of deep hurting!


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Joseph Ewing - 10 months ago

Just because they're big doesn't mean shooting them won't work. Oh for dumb.


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Ruth E Fabiano - 11 months ago

Was it wrong to kind of root for the Beau Bridges? I think I may be saying that cause "Mike" in the movie was so irritating.


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Aileen Smithee - 11 months ago

00:39:43 - A possible explanation for Tom's later (one-sided) bonding with Pearl.


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Aileen Smithee - 11 months ago

[gasp] 00:19:31, center of the screen- Jimmie "J.J." Walker in his film debut!


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Morgan Zindzi T - about 1 year ago

"By this time, my son's lungs were aching for air." --Ultimate pay-off.
I love that they had some of the recurring jokes weather the host change.


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Crypto Dentist - about 1 year ago

I think B.I.G. only made this movie for the clothes-ripping scene and the subsequent breast imagery. For shame. Also: that peer pressuring scene where the teens eat the goo was... was... I don't even.


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It would in fact require a greater than proportionate amount of energy to move at a proportionate rate of speed, so giant’s might actually move more slowly.


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“Yeah, a dopy cartoon thing wasn’t it?” quiet you.


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Wow, who knew Frank had to shave so often.


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How come the spider grew 500% more than anything else?


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Yes I’m going to patent this foothold trap that was already invented 400 years ago.


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1:24:09 We can dig it.


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Elisa Farrington - about 1 year ago

Kind of sad that they felt they had to put Johnny Crawford in a checked shirt and a cowboy hat to tap into his Rifleman history. Having him swag around with his hands in his jeans pockets and talk like a cow poke was ... sad.


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Kim Spence Dean - about 1 year ago

Dr. F "hurrying" Torgo up to the interview is classic!


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James Krummel - over 1 year ago

I remember seeing this back in the 70's! I was only 8 years old, but I remember I thought it was funny. So glad to see it get the MST3K treatment. It totally needed it.


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Joseph Ewing - over 1 year ago

It drives me crazy when they mispronounce names. KEENO REEVES?


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Mike Carmona - over 1 year ago

I was half expecting goofy trombone music to play all throughout this flick, especially at the painful ending joke.


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Jeremy Wilson - over 1 year ago

Wait...

Why does the Beau Brummels have two drummers?!


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Zachariah Durr - over 1 year ago

How was it never mentioned that "Red" is played by TONI BASIL of "Mickey" fame!?!?!


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Hey, so, did anyone ever figure out what the heck the H.G. Wells inspiration was supposed to be for this movie? And where it was supposed to be?


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Jerome Montgomery II - over 1 year ago

Opie Cunningham lol


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Bruce Box-Liker - over 1 year ago

"They always seem to leave just one guard, sort of like a sentry." It's almost like a lookout, even, or one of those kind of watch-based guardians who protect things.


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Fredrick Stafford - over 1 year ago

In your next party mix include Dr. Forrester’s up-tempo version of the haunting “Torgo Theme.” The kids will love it!


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Russ Fry - over 1 year ago

I think The Beau Brummels win for best band featured in an MST3K flick. Or maybe I just have a soft spot for Go-Go music. The group in Skydivers comes in at a close second.


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Bruce Box-Liker - almost 2 years ago

Ever notice the one brunette giant who does absolutely nothing but hang out behind the other giants? I wonder what the story was with that.

This movie has some of the biggest plot holes in all of MST3K; what's the deal with "Genius" biking out to the park before he observed the effects of his concoction? How are the giants making sure nobody escaped the town if all they do is hang out in the theater? How does "Untie our leader or I'll leave this girl on the roof of this building, such that getting her down will be a mild inconvenience" serve as an effective form of extortion?


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Auto K - almost 2 years ago

Mike's "Mudhoney" shout-out at the opening dance party gets me every time. Rock on, I say!


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robbin505.4.u@gmail.com - almost 2 years ago

Colombia Television Pictures made this?


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Hey Crow, I like Willow too!


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Scooter Atreides - about 2 years ago

Anybody else notice that Tommy Kirk is a complete dick? He could have just told Beau's airhead girlfriend: "No. I'm NOT going to show you where the secret formula is hidden, strange blonde woman" Instead, he makes out with her for like 5 minutes before finally blowing her off...With his girlfriend no more than maybe 20 feet away!

You suck, Tommy Kirk :(


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Scooter Atreides - about 2 years ago

I recognized a name in the credits, and decided to look it up on IMDB. Sure enough, that's THE Toni Basil in this film--Toni "Oh Mickey you're so fine" Basil...as a character named "Red". I had no clue she was that old! :)


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Kelly Slane - about 2 years ago

"Holy smoldering crawdads!" - I think I'm gonna try to integrate that into my daily language now ;)


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Olivia P - about 2 years ago

Was anyone else mildly disgusted by this movie? I only kept watching for the riffing...


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Childe Harold - over 2 years ago

I LOVE IT WHEN SERVO MAKES HIS MOM JOKES!


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Aodhan Cummings - over 2 years ago

God I hated that those giant douchebags got no real comeuppance. Terrorize and entire community, and no jail time or town-wide public beatdown? But Mike and the bots made it go down a little easier.

Also, love the double meaning of the Frank Song. RIP Zappa.


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Andy Jones - over 2 years ago

Must. Stop. Adding. Riffs...


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Andy Jones - over 2 years ago

From now on I'm using Torgo's theme as my ringtone.


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Andy Jones - over 2 years ago

Refill sachets are available at all major retailers. Just keep them away from your teenagers... It's like catnip to them.


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Andy Jones - over 2 years ago

Did they ALL arrive in that one small car? How the hell does that work? Freeze-Dried Condensed Party, crack open your coupe and add water...


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Alex Stefanic - over 2 years ago

I think Bert I. Gordon is a macrophilliac...


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Stephanie~ - almost 3 years ago

Aww, that Frank song gets me every time, you really feel the emotions in it for Zappa...as well as TV's Frank of course. Now it's gonna be stuck in my head the rest of the night. "Let me be frank about Frank..." lol