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601 - Girls Town



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Maarek Steele - 5 months ago

"Mel, can we go talk by the cliff?" hahaha


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Matthew Boyle - 6 months ago

anyone notice that this movie and grease has the same drag race scene with the same rules in practically the same place?


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Matthew Boyle - 6 months ago

cheese sandwich? is that a cheese burger or a grilled cheese or some other third thing?


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Matthew Boyle - 6 months ago

he's a proto tayler swift! songs always about the same thing. he does loneliness, she does break ups


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Matthew Boyle - 6 months ago

so the guy hears a girl scream and then sees her get chased by a man in what is clearly a rape but he doesn't care. then he hears her scream again but without the guy following her so NOW he's concerned and investigates. I'm not sure if this was supposed to be commentary on rape culture, genuine ignorance or just bad acting and directing


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Jane Sproul - 7 months ago

Every time I pass by this (and I do, it makes me foam with wrath and there are some IGNORANT, MOTHERFUCKING MISOGYNIST COMMENTS here and those leaving them SHOULD BE ASHAMED, DON'T YOU HAVE MOTHERS?) I always think of the other Girl's Town. The good one:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girls_Town_%281996_film%29


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Dval - 8 months ago

Frank's last line: "Count slow." left me in a hysterical fit. There is just something about his cadence in delivering punchlines, they're always so genuine.


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Curtis Awful - 8 months ago

Funny, but I would probably wAtch this movie by itself anyway. Old bad girl movies ftw. Mamie van Doren was super fine too.


Recurring Riffs
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David Foster - 9 months ago

This episode contains a reference to Zappa's "Weasels Ripped My Flesh", which I have heard in a few others. I'm new to the Club, so forgive me if this has already been mentioned.


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Stereo Catz - 11 months ago

The Lemming suicides is a myth. It was made up for a Disney wildlife documentary in which, fun fact, the crew threw hundreds of lemmings into the ocean to drown.


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Stephen A Nathe - about 1 year ago

"You got a weird theology mother..."


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Stephen A Nathe - about 1 year ago

I like Paul Anka and Mel Torme!!


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Stephen A Nathe - about 1 year ago

really Paul Anka? You canadians must not know a golden opportunity when you see one---
quote Servo: "I did it MY way..."


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Buffalo Rider - about 1 year ago

Rodney Dangerfield was a real dork when he was younger.


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John Smith - about 1 year ago

You've really got to admire how the boys always are extremely appalled by any sort of physical violence against women. It's so absurd to think at any time it was considered OK.


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Liam Humel - over 1 year ago

As much as I hate to admit, I actually did get into the fight seen at the end.


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Tyler Jones - over 1 year ago

Lemmings was a great video game. :D


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Tyler Jones - over 1 year ago

Silver Morgan... isn't that a rum drink?


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Tyler Jones - over 1 year ago

Love the jazz in this soundtrack, especially during the early brawl scene. Reminds me of a fight scene from Cowboy Bebop, and that's saying A LOT. haha


Isn't that a dude driving?
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Tyler Jones - over 1 year ago

The driver in the opening credits is HORRIBLE...
Just sayin. >.>


Tuxedo Jumpsuit
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Tyler Jones - over 1 year ago

Ah! The tuxedo jumpsuit part got all glitchy and then got cut off! I love Mike's tuxedo jumpsuit... I am going to wear that to Halloween one year, and my date and best friend will be wearing these: http://media-cache-cd0.pinimg.com/236x/9e/7e/bb/9e7ebbb6692372494bdf299fb0be5296.jpg
Maybe it should be a solid-purple jumpsuit with a cheetah-skin fedora. haha ;)


Is Matriarchy really the solution to Patriarchy?
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Tyler Jones - over 1 year ago

Something my fiancee has said multiple times:

"I don't see why women were so pushy about getting all the responsibilities of men. It's like, today we're expected to cook, clean, have kids, AND work a full-time job? I'd be just fine with doing whatever I want all day after my chores are done while my husband makes all the money. A few uppity women ruined it for the rest of us."

LOL Now, I don't completely agree, but there's some truth to that. XD


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James GreyWolf - over 1 year ago

OH NO!!!!! DADDY-O IS DEADDY-O!!!!!


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Rufus T. Firefly - over 1 year ago

Aside from Mamie Van Doren, the one redeeming feature of this movie is the fact that Mel Torme gets hit a lot. We can only pray that Paul Anka got slapped a few times in between takes.


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Stereo Catz - over 1 year ago

"You tell that boy to go home! And while you're at it tell my house to face the woods and turn its back to Ivan!"


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Look Polish - over 1 year ago

"The Alexander Graham?" Seriously? The slang in this movie is outta sight.


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Edmund Wolfe - over 1 year ago

I think we should link a part 1 clip of this episode, because there's a big chunk cut out of the opening host segment.
Observe.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgJ6FOpeeo8


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LadyHatari - over 1 year ago

LOVE how they referenced The Beatniks at the beginning with "Shut up Iris!"


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C. Joseph Osborn - over 1 year ago

I now have deeply mixed feelings about the purported "street cred" of Paul Anka. I mean, on the one hand, he knocks out Mel Torme and threatens him with a bat. On the other hand, he's f*&$ing Paul Anka. . . And really, how hard could it be to beat up a guy nicknamed "The Velvet Fog"?


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Bronn K - over 1 year ago

While it's not the real point of the plot, the "lipstick in the car" has to be the worst clue they could possibly have come up with. Beyond the alternative that the movie exploited (her sister also having access to it), there was no attempt to examine how common that brand of lipstick was, or the possibility that she'd left the lipstick in the car on a previous date. That was apparently still enough to sentence her to a Catholic boarding school-I don't blame her for being resentful of the whole deal.


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Stephen A Nathe - over 1 year ago

they do quite a bit of Mel Torme'ing scatting in eps prior to this


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Tommy Hahn - almost 2 years ago

One of my top 20! First time seeing this one and it is indeed one of their best, but I don't know how to add laughs :(. It will be on my replay list as me and my lady watch one or 2 episodes every night.


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drbrappe - almost 2 years ago

Super movie and riffs! In my top ten "granda" yes sir!


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Rufus T. Firefly - almost 2 years ago

While there are some staggeringly misguided casting choices in this movie (not the least of which is the casting of Mel "The Velvet Fog" Torme as a tough, streetwise drag-racer), I think most of us are willing to forgive those mistakes after the brilliant choice to bring in Mamie Van Doren and her huge...uh, talent.


Henchmen
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Donald Petkus - almost 2 years ago

I don't think the ladies understood the meaning of henchman.


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Sean Barry - almost 2 years ago

Wow at least that stinkburger was easy on the eyes.


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Sean Barry - almost 2 years ago

Lol the women of the future sketch is hilarious!


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Atom Manhattan - almost 2 years ago

I couldn't truly appreciate how awful this flick was due to being very distracted by the curvy platinum blonde dame...what a dime


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Errol1220 - almost 2 years ago

And then Crow babbling hysterically right after, this stuff is pure gold


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Errol1220 - almost 2 years ago

“Remember the night you stood Chip up?”
“He died.”
“He was real sore…”
“And then he died.”
“Then he asked me…”
“Then I killed him and he died.”
“I kept saying I was too young…”
“And they killed him and he got all dead.”
“It was fun at first…”
“He wasn’t dead then.”
“Then he…”
“Died”
“…started…”
“…being killed by me.”
“Chip… caught me and tried to throw me down on the ground…”
“Right before he got dead.”
“…rock slipped out…”
“And he became killed.”
“He fell”
“And he died.”
“Where’d his friend come in?”
“He’s not dead.”
“Saw it happen.”
“And he died.”
“Thought it was you at first.”
“And then he died.”
“… till he saw me again.”
“And then I killed him.”
@ 1:14:17, so… gosh… darn… funny


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They let a good "Chinatown" reference slide at 1:13:43 (though I don't blame them at all, as that would only be drawing incest into an already attempted-rape-centric storyline). Still, I found myself mumbling "She's my sister! She's my daughter! She's my sister! She's my daughter!" Am I a bad person, or is all this riffing just wearing off on me?


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Stereo Catz - about 2 years ago

A woman pushes an attempted rapist off a cliff, no jury in the world would convict her.
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You know, except... ... The Middle-East.


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Zeopo Bob - about 2 years ago

so forcing your self on a lady was ok back then,


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Stephen A Nathe - about 2 years ago

LEMMINGS!!!
i loved that game!


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Stephen A Nathe - about 2 years ago

...that's St. Jude, he's the patron saint of hopeless causes.

He was with the Mariners...

ZING!!


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Scott Bubb - about 2 years ago

Can't get enough of Servo's "...and then he died!" riffs!


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Ray Garraty - about 2 years ago

I love how the nuns are speeding through town in the Nun-mobile, passing illegally, endangering pedestrians all over the road, truly nun like.


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Ray Garraty - about 2 years ago

At 15:00 I love how the nuns are driving like nuts, passing illegally, endangering everyone on or near the road, then pulling up the station at break neck speed. Yeah, truly nun like.


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Joseph Ewing - about 2 years ago

How did Paul Anka achieve any level of fame or teen idolatry. He's short, a little pudgy, goofy-looking bordering on being just plain ugly, and the cold hard truth is that he's a bad singer.


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Morgan Zindzi T - about 2 years ago

Hang on...This is just a genuinely good movie? I mean yeah the 50's equivalent Buffy-speak s absurd but the characters are all well developed and decently portrayed and the plot is compelling. It's way better than, say, Now You See Me (which really needs to be torn apart - I guess more likely to be by RiffTrax)


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Morgan Zindzi T - about 2 years ago

Isn't that the same actor who wore his pants too high in a Joel era movie? I guess I understand the fashion choice now, since I wouldn't have recognized him without em (sorry for my noobishness, I've taken a few months hiatus from mst3k: t'was affecting my grades)


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suzy lux - about 2 years ago

This episode is seriously underrated. The only thing that would have made it perfect would've been Servo in drag. Also, hi there MvD, you just made Lolita Sue Lyon look like Sandra Dee to me. unfy baby ;)

...tho idk, nothing beats the irreverent taunt of 'cha cha cha?'


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Rufus T. Firefly - about 2 years ago

I realize that slang from the past always sounds kind of ridiculous today, but seriously did ANYONE actually talk like the people in this movie or is this just how the middle-aged screenwriter imagined kids in the '50s sounded?


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Carrie is So Very - about 2 years ago

"Frank, these are both male connectors!" "And?..."
The most subtle nod ever. :D


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GallariaIchiban - over 2 years ago

I'm a straight woman but young Mamie van Doren is so HNNNNNNGGGGGG


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Phil Carstens - over 2 years ago

I want to know what idiot thought Mel Torme would seem threatening in any way.


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Joseph Ewing - over 2 years ago

"You should see the neighborhood I grew up in." Sure Anka. Canada is tough.


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Joseph Ewing - over 2 years ago

The second the bread delivery guy/detective says, "I haul the goodies. That's my chariot," I want to punch through a wall. He's one of the few characters in any episode that actually pisses me off. I think he's at the top, though.


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Elisa Farrington - over 2 years ago

Silver's slang names would make a fine list of characters for a sequel: Dirty Scagg, Raunchy Slob, Gradypuss, Bean Brain, Knucklehead, Crazy Litelgoon Baby-o, King Groovy and Lousy Bughead. The title could be 'A Zoot Full of Weirdies'. (Chip's 'Baby Chick' would not be in the cast.)


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Elisa Farrington - over 2 years ago

"What are you laughing at?" - Yeah, what WAS she laughing at? "His mother was a tram and so was the cliff!" can't be right. (1:15:26).


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Jacob Hill - over 2 years ago

By far the most offensive movie they riffed. The movie opens with a graphic attempted rape of a 15-year-old. Two other characters witness it, giving the audience an indication of what we're supposed to be feeling: total indifference.

Then the next 10 minutes contains about as much violence (including sexual violence) towards women as the rest of MST3K combined.

I mean the 15-year-old is kidnapped to be trafficked to Tijuana, obviously to be a forced prostitute. That is DARK.

Joel wouldn't have touched this movie with a 10-foot poll.


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Cliff Beefpile - over 2 years ago

So help me, but this is my mom's favorite episode. Stars she recognizes, The Platters, the riffs on nuns and Catholicism, etc.


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Joseph Ewing - over 2 years ago

Paul Anka is the most irritating character I've ever seen in the history of cinema. Singing awful songs, constantly visiting the girl who is dangerously obsessed with him, speaking in horrible slang, stalking Girls Town, carrying himself like he's a giant star in his FIRST movie, and finally, talking about how he's from the streets and had a horrible childhood that toughened him up. I actually hate Paul Anka now because of this movie.


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Teri Gee - over 2 years ago

What I have never understood about the logic of this movie is why, when a girl has shown an irrational and potentially violent attachment to a young man she has never met, their solution is to have him come, in person, to the place where she is living and perform his love songs for her and the girls she lives with! Yep, that's the way to make her feel better and get rid of her problems.


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can someone explain the "gigantor" riff?


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Mike Carmona - over 2 years ago

The climactic explanation starting at 1:13:45 is so hilarious that even Mike can barely contain himself. And it ends perfectly with Crow's bit at 1:15:10. Awesome.


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Jerry Bob - over 2 years ago

I posted a year ago saying Girls Town is my all-time favorite MST. It still is! Great cast and appropriate music in a B/W 1950s pseudo hip sort of way. Go crinkle your crongle. Love this movie and the riffs.


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Stereo Catz - over 2 years ago

It saddens me deeply that a woman as breathtakingly beautiful as Mimi Van Doren could transform into the plastic-faced ghoul she is today.


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Jerome Montgomery II - over 2 years ago

Wow the Velvet Frog Mel Tome,Paul Anka and the Platter in this movie if they just added The Rat Pack,Little Richard,Sandra Dee,James Darren and Dick Clark.Man talk about a hit film lol.


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Jerome Montgomery II - over 2 years ago

Breaking up this movie is hard to do lol


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llll - almost 3 years ago

Fun Fact: The woman who plays Sister Grace (Sheilah Graham) was in a relationship with F. Scott Fitzgerald after Zelda until his death. Charlie Chaplin's son also shows up in a minor role as Joe Coates!


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RevJoan - almost 3 years ago

This is a pretty watchable movie-
I could see myself watching it some Sunday
afternoon...because I couldn't reach the remote-
though still watchable


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Mitchell - almost 3 years ago

At the end, why did Serafina turn into Wednesday Addams?


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Mitchell - almost 3 years ago

Paul Anka's singing of Ave Maria is so bad it makes Mamie Van Doren cry.


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Mitchell - almost 3 years ago

How can you have Guest Stars in a movie?


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Mitchell - almost 3 years ago

So the lover's lane couple calmly watch a girl fight, scream and run; desperately trying to escape her would-be rapist while they go back to making out. But when they hear the rapist scream they become concerned and go to find out what's wrong?! WTF! This film could have single-handedly sparked the women's lib movement of the 60's.


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Mike's formal jumpsuit. Love it.


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i think im in love with paul anka now. what a good kid! ^^


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James Perez - almost 3 years ago

I think I actually saw Tom's puppeteer around 42:30...


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Lewis Nitzberg STINKS! - almost 3 years ago

Another very watchable movie, made that much better by some *ace* riffing!


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Fredrick Stafford - almost 3 years ago

Say what you will, but that little Jimmy guy (Anka) sure knew how to handle the chicks! He gets rid of the crazy girl by driving her into the sisterhood with a record player and a “let’s just be friends” speech and then skips Girls Town with the smokin’ hot Morgan sisters!


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Dakota Hyde - about 3 years ago

If you manage to pause it right at 21:43, you can see a commercial for a Star Trek NG VHS for $5.


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Dakota Hyde - about 3 years ago

This is a bad mix of The Outsiders and The Warriors. Or maybe The outsiders is a Good rip-off of this :O Think about it


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Richard Deakin - about 3 years ago

When that hot-rodding perv fell off the cliff, I love how the sister got home before Mel got there. She ran all the way home and Mel drove like a maniac to get there lol. Also......Gi-Gan-Tor LMAO!


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Jeremy Turner - about 3 years ago

Out of all the MST I've ever seen, this is the one that stands out where I think the movie is actually pretty good. Plenty of talent in the cast, and the story managed to throw in a few curves.


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Leslie Doesn't Get You - about 3 years ago

Poor Gypsy. "I don't wanna be a link to the mad poopies."


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John Frank Hernandez - about 3 years ago

I think Serafina was given electro-shock therapy by the end of the film.


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Kimi Frank - over 3 years ago

YES!!! My fav show!! THANK YOU FOR CREATING THIS PAGE! xoxox The last guy to voice Crow (Bill) is THE KING of execution !!!


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Stereo Catz - over 3 years ago

You know, there’s just something about this movie’s aesthetic I like.


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Jason Edwards - over 3 years ago

He's like a youthful Jabba the Hutt!


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Robert Ferguson - over 3 years ago

The Exorcist reference @ 1:04:40 -------------- CLEAN


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Gal Dagon - over 3 years ago

"Is science supposed to smell like banana cream?" In a perfect world, yes.


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Gal Dagon - over 3 years ago

So, I take it the fifties had a fairly kind view towards date rape, statutory rape, and rape in general then, huh?


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Rachel Adams - over 3 years ago

I get the sense that Kevin's a tad bitter concerning the Catholic church.


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It's true...in the future women will look like Mamie Van Doren. I may not be a platinum blonde but I do what I can to look like her!


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Jeff Krantz - over 3 years ago

Yea this one's great.


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NS - almost 4 years ago

I'm surprised at how few people have favorited this one-- only eight as of this writing. The riffs are golden from start to finish, the host segments tie it all together, and the movie has The Platters in it (briefly).


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RevJoan - almost 4 years ago

~Chip is dead, Chip is dead, Chip is dead~he's deadily dead!


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Jerry Bob - almost 4 years ago

Saw the MST Girls Town episode when first televised. Many times since. Believe it's my fave. Love Mamie. Love the 50s.