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601 - Girls Town



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Tommy Hahn - about 12 hours 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 - 5 days ago

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


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Rufus T. Firefly - 12 days 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 - about 1 month ago

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


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Sean Barry - about 1 month ago

Wow at least that stinkburger was easy on the eyes.


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Sean Barry - about 1 month ago

Lol the women of the future sketch is hilarious!


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Atom Manhattan - about 1 month 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 - 2 months ago

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


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Errol1220 - 2 months 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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Bolt Vanderhuge - 2 months ago

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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jli@hush.com - 3 months ago

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


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Zeopo Bob - 3 months ago

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


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Stephen A Nathe - 3 months ago

LEMMINGS!!!
i loved that game!


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Stephen A Nathe - 3 months 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 - 3 months ago

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


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Ray Garraty - 3 months 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 - 3 months 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 - 4 months 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 - 4 months 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 - 4 months 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 - 5 months 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 - 5 months 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 - 5 months ago

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


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GallariaIchiban - 6 months ago

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


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Phil Carstens - 7 months ago

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


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Joseph Ewing - 8 months ago

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


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Joseph Ewing - 8 months 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 - 8 months 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 - 8 months 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 - 8 months 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 - 9 months 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 - 9 months 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 - 9 months 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 - 10 months 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 - 11 months 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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jli@hush.com - 11 months 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 - 11 months 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 - 11 months ago

Breaking up this movie is hard to do lol


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llll - 12 months 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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RevJJVQ - about 1 year 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 - about 1 year ago

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


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Mitchell - about 1 year ago

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


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Mitchell - about 1 year ago

How can you have Guest Stars in a movie?


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Mitchell - about 1 year 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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o[ ]~~~ "the Acid Queen" Rose B - about 1 year ago

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 - about 1 year ago

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


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Lewis Nitzberg - about 1 year ago

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


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Fredrick Stafford - about 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 - over 1 year 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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Poor Gypsy. "I don't wanna be a link to the mad poopies."


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John Frank Hernandez - over 1 year ago

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


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Kimi Frank - over 1 year 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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jli@hush.com - over 1 year ago

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


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Jason Edwards - over 1 year ago

He's like a youthful Jabba the Hutt!


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Robert Ferguson - almost 2 years ago

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


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Gal Dagon - almost 2 years ago

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


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Gal Dagon - almost 2 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 - almost 2 years ago

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


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o[ ]~~~ "the Acid Queen" Rose B - almost 2 years ago

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 - almost 2 years ago

Yea this one's great.


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NS - almost 2 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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RevJJVQ - almost 2 years ago

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


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Jerry Bob - about 2 years ago

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