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609 - The Skydivers



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Andrew James - 2 months ago

Is it just me or does it look like there is a 'hammer and sickle' in the eagles eye at the end of the Industrial Arts short?


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Look Polish - 4 months ago

Was there something wrong with Coleman Francis?


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Snuffy Wuffykiss - 4 months ago

So does anyone else get a creepy serial killer vibe from the Industrial arts guy?


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Mitchell - 7 months ago

How far away from the landing field did the bad guys park? Seriously, look at all that happens between the time they put acid in the chute and when they finally get back to their car.


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Crypto Dentist - 10 months ago

I'm honestly curious: did Francis ever film more than one take of any given scene? Cardoza and plenty of company read their lines like if they were earnestly trying to keep emotion out of their voices. I have to assume that Francis simply didn't know he could insist, as a director / producer / editor (not credited but he was, as if this was edited), on a better take. Maybe his budget didn't allow for that much filming.


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Stephen A Nathe - 12 months ago

I consider this the "pinnacle" of Coleman Francis' directing career....

Helped LARGELY due to PETEY PLANE!!!


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Stephen A Nathe - 12 months ago

Jimmy Bryant(The guitar in the band) is really really GOOD!!
check hs wikipedia---he also played fiddle in one of my fave Monkees/Mike Nesmith songs "Sweet Young Thing"

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Bryant


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Trouser The Arctic Pooch - 12 months ago

Much better idea for a film: the Scottish guy and the swimsuit lady at the party.
"She's a brawny bathing beauty. He hails from the Highlands. They're COPS."


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Last of the Wild Ponies - about 1 year ago

@1:24:44 Guest starring Mike Tyson as that one lady


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Last of the Wild Ponies - about 1 year ago

But the kids!


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Robert Brown - about 1 year ago

@29:00: Wait, you mean she's wearing a wig? No way!


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Knox Harrington - about 1 year ago

Coleman Francis had a singular vision as a director, and he wasn't going to let those little things that bogged down lesser directors like "having a plot" or "having characters that aren't repulsive" or "making sense" get in his way.


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Crow TRobot - about 1 year ago

Many MST3K movies are known for having no plot, but this one might just be the WORST ever on this issue. AMAZINGLY random scenes (good riffs tho)


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Crow TRobot - about 1 year ago

It's great when the (again, RANDOM) guy comes up to watch the skydiving and has to ASK where he should be looking in the sky to see the skydivers. The answer is just as stupid "About 4,000 feet"(?) as if someone that clueless could begin to calculate where that height would be located.


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Crow TRobot - about 1 year ago

I love how no one in the film has anything to do with the plot like (or really each other). They just randomly wander into the film and do a few things and then leave, making sure we don't actually CARE about what happens to them.


Are they men, or...what am I looking at?
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Kristin Kidd - about 1 year ago

Beth is played by someone called "Kevin." Stunt double? Does it explain the weird helmet hair? I guess saggy baggy overalls are the outfit of choice for leaving people guessing? And...the big blonde? Uh...really big. With "man face." I'm so confused.


What the...what???
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Diane - aka Starbreeze - over 1 year ago

I haven't read everyone's comments yet but has anyone noticed at around 20:31 or so to 20:34 you can see 2 or more people walking behind the plane when he runs up to pull her out. Btw, What was wrong? Why did he go running over to the plane? What was happening? Anyone? It's less than 10 minutes into the movie and I'm already confused.


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Stephen A Nathe - over 1 year ago

Coleman Francis makes my head wish it was as empty as Thomas Bowlhead Servo's


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Rock Harris - over 1 year ago

The lines that they use to mock Mr. Personality (Harry?), delivered in the monotone are PRICELESS. I have to pause to stop laughing. The funniest thing? It's in exactly his monotone. Oh, gods.....


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Crypto Dentist - over 1 year ago

The guy in the short is Hank Hill, don't you think?


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Jane Sproul - over 1 year ago

This gets a laugh for the short, but the big woman at the dance brings me so much joy I can hardly stand it.


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A callback all the way back to The Killer Shrews in segment three- "Nobody had to give me a car..." Sounds like Crow's still a little bitter...


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Bronn K - over 1 year ago

This script had a brilliantly written plot, they just forgot to include it in the movie.


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Real talk: Beth (Kevin Casey) is super adorable, despite (or perhaps because of) her impressive hair-helmet.


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Oh God... what has this show done to me... watching this episode for the first time and at around 11:10 I started singing "tool operator" about 5 seconds before Tom. I'm scared. Is there a pill for this? Or should I just keep wa...

*turns back to television*

Yes... must watch...


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Rachel Adams - almost 2 years ago

I don'rt know why but Coleman Francis' films are so comforting to me, that I usually choose them to go to sleep to. They are of course very bad, but in such an adorable way.


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Rosebud - almost 2 years ago

This one helps prove the theory, the worse the film the better the riffs.


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Sean Barry - almost 2 years ago

The editing is rea--SQUIRREL--bad and starting to get annoy--anos was almost better than thi--anybody have a pi-- of gum?


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Roe Walker - almost 2 years ago

What is it with Colman Francis and having major scenes with people shooting other people with guns from planes???
On another note, this definitely is his worst film, if that's possible.


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Atom Manhattan - almost 2 years ago

I hear by award this movie 'Worst. Editing. Ever.'


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Scott A. Taylor - about 2 years ago

Boring, Boring, BORING!!!! OH MY GOD .. MANOS WAS SLIGHTLY LESS BORING THAN THIS CRAP!!. The riffing helps but holy shit, this movie sucks serious donkey balls.


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Scott A. Taylor - about 2 years ago

Is everyone in this damn movie butt ugly?? I mean come-on!!! I can handle bad actors .. I can handle ugly people .. but not both at the same time!


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Stephen A Nathe - about 2 years ago

PETEY PLANE!!


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From nameplayground.com

Popularity of the name Kevin for Girls
First Year in the Top 1000: 1963
Last Year in the Top 1000: 1983
Average Age: 43.08
Highest Percentage: 0.011% in 1977
Best Rank: #908 (in 1966)


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Solana Itsreallyreallylong - about 2 years ago

There are hipsters today that would trip the Industrial Arts nerd onto a table saw for those retro thick-rimmed glasses.


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I think my favorite thing in this entire episode is when what's-his-name drives his bike behind the hangar and Mike and the Bots make assorted farm animal noises, including an old farmer going "You get that motorcycle outta this here barn...!"


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Morgan Zindzi T - about 2 years ago

So industrial arts were the 50s equivalent of computer science? It gave you an advantage in any field, like the corporate sector...


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Dr. Despicable - about 2 years ago

I saw the name Coleman Francis, and it was as though a dank cloud of despair enfolded my heart...


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MyMyMSTie - about 2 years ago

I've watched this episode at least 5 times in the last month... TIME.. GET IT?
Oh wait... Wrong episode ;)


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Joey Thomas Mackie - over 2 years ago

"What is this large brown thing rushing up to meet me?"


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Bruce Box-Liker - over 2 years ago

"On land, people shoot up acid. In the sky, people acid up 'chutes!"


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Carrie is So Very - over 2 years ago

Who got their start as a "I can't pay you but I'll put your name in the credits"? None other than DAVID WORTH, who went on to direct "Warrior of the Lost World", among other corny action flicks from the 80s. The importance of starting off on the right foot, folks.


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Rory Simpson - over 2 years ago

Nobody ever puts acid in my chute...


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Jenica Burgos - over 2 years ago

You know, I have seen this episode numerous times and it was not until this last viewing that I realized that it is Harry kissing Suzy in the boat scene and not Frankie. No wonder everyone's so pissed. I want the dark-haired guy to win.


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Joseph Ewing - over 2 years ago

What did Tony Cardoza say at 20:56 before Crow says, "What did he mean by that?"


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Steve Kelleher - over 2 years ago

"Frolicking has never been so depressing."


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Laura Ann Fitton - over 2 years ago

Never knew Gypsy had such a lovely singing voice!


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Ian Krantz - over 2 years ago

When that kid thought his friends would laugh at him if he told them about his "passion" for shop class he was correct


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Elisa Farrington - over 2 years ago

At 39:25 I was worried that Cup of Joe Moss was going to end up at The Master's house. Good thing he turned left (which was successfully executed).


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The only true Thespians in this movie are The Roller-Skate Majorette......and Petey the Plane. Have some coffee and enjoy, won't you?


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Patrick Swayze Christmas - over 2 years ago

I like the feel of a board moving smoothly against a sharp saw....and I thrust the nail into the soft yielding wood...


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Teri Gee - over 2 years ago

I have to admit that I LOVE the Coleman Francis trifecta. Not because of the movies since they are, without fail, utterly depressing. No, not the movies, but the riffing is so perfect in each one. Something about these dreary, incompetently-made movies just suits MST3K perfectly.


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Joseph Ewing - over 2 years ago

How did Tony Cardoza produce movies? Do you just pick a friend if you're directing a movie and call them the producer?


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Mike Carmona - over 2 years ago

Who would win? The shape-shifting boat, or Petey?


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Joe Hogin - over 2 years ago

Petey the Plane


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Joe Hogin - over 2 years ago

It's like they forgot to have things happen in this movie... lol


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SpoungeBot - almost 3 years ago

Wow a Robyn Hitchcock reference I've been into him since the Soft Boys days. He has actually gotten better and weirder with age, he's playing with Peter Buck from R.E.M. now, anyways it always surprises me the great musical taste these guys have.


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Mitchell - almost 3 years ago

As a survivor of several duller than death planetarium shows I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the planetarium sketch! And it probably has the best lighting in the history of MST3K IMHO. But I digress......back to Uranus!


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Mitchell - almost 3 years ago

I want an official Deep 13 Swing Choir costume!


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Mitchell - almost 3 years ago

If this isn't the greatest opening host sequence for any MST3K ever then I don't know what is!!!!!


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Mitchell - almost 3 years ago

So, all of Dr. Forester's psychosis and sociopathy stem from his rejection by his high school swing choir....?


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Leslie Doesn't Get You - almost 3 years ago

Two things: wouldn't you notice an odor if acid was in your backpack? And when SPOILER ALERT Harry dies, there's a shot of Beth with her chute all packed before running to Harry's side. Would she actually repack her chute first? I don't think so, Coleman Francis!


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Iff'n you're wonderin' if our beloved characters will ever get around to that cup o' coffee, skip to 1:06:10.
You're welcome. Coleman Francis was a true visionary genius.


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chris kaprys - almost 3 years ago

and i ask you: in what other t.v. show can you get interrupted by 2 robots and their maker making fun of a horribly slapped together black-and-white film about skydiving to see one robot saw himself in half trying to make a napkin holder then get teased and laughed at when his two halves start arguing with each other over whose fault the accident was? priceless.


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chris kaprys - almost 3 years ago

at least there's this riveting soundtrack... this is downright "hitchcock-ian"... (yeah, ROBYN hitchcock-ian..)" ... it's robyn hitchcock's birthday today! march 3rd!


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chris kaprys - almost 3 years ago

i've watched so many mst3k episodes, for years and months and nights (at least 1 a night before/off to bed).. and this has to be the one that i lose the most sleep over... because the riffs are so spot on, and never get old. such a good episode.


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Richard Deakin - about 3 years ago

Tony Cordova has dun alotta crappy movies huh lol. Skydivers,Red Zone Cuba,Yucca Flats and even a very small cameo in Hellcats as the artist!


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Russ "Screw You, Greenland" Fry - about 3 years ago

Holy crap, I almost peed myself laughing when Gypsy was singing the Beach Boys in the beginning. I always felt she (?) was the most underrated character on the show.


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Josh Lane - about 3 years ago

Are they doing the twist ironicly? The music isn't even appropriate, perhaps they're twisting dramatically, yeah thats it.


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Josh Lane - about 3 years ago

I swear in the later episodes when they show cambot in the rollcall it sounds like they say kill yourself anyone else get that???


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Fancy Pantserton - about 3 years ago

...I like the part where they switch randomly to a shot that has nothing to do with anything...


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Fancy Pantserton - about 3 years ago

Oh! Nevermind, they didn't do it yet...


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Fancy Pantserton - about 3 years ago

So, um...sooo...they put acid in that parachute...then...er...oh. Well, that's one way to approach it: have it do nothing, then never mention it again...yep. One way to go about that there "plot point"


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Kayleigh Johnson - about 3 years ago

This is one of my favs, that I rarely see people mention when talking about mst3k.


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This is one of the few movies (from this show) where the band featured in the party scene actually doesn't suck.


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Stereo Catz - about 3 years ago

“Why Study Industrial Arts?” had the flattest acting I’d ever seen… Until I saw “The SkyDivers”.


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Stereo Catz - about 3 years ago

When I took shop all we did was cut one piece of steel with the torch and take apart and reassemble the same lawnmower engine a hundred times.


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Why Study Industrial Arts? Because this episode is still gone.


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Rachel Anne Mullins - about 3 years ago

The YouTube account with the full episode link has been deleted :( Here's a playlist of the episode in parts: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cs_ffkJ8FaQ&list=SP0DD1F28F3FD65C7C&feature=plpp_play_all


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Nathanael Hardy - over 3 years ago

Petie the Plane was the most nuanced and dynamic character in the movie.


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Joe Weintraub - over 3 years ago

At 20:32 you can see the film crew walking behind the plane :-)


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Olivia P - over 3 years ago

Wait, since when could you say "puss" on TV?


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Kimono Dragon - over 3 years ago

I though Tom Servo was kidding when he said "Kevin Casey as Beth". Then I looked at the opening credits again... KEVIN CASEY played BETH! And this during the Kennedy years!


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Planning trip to our nation's solar system.


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Gal Dagon - over 3 years ago

So... Would anyone like some coffee?


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Phil Carstens - over 3 years ago

Oh wow. Trace Beaulieu cracks me up so much in the swing choir bit.


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Brad Gravett - almost 4 years ago

This is the only Coleman Francis ep I can give a laugh, simply because it's the least depression. Red Zone Cuba is on par with Camus.


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Dan Rudy - almost 4 years ago

Take THAT, swing choir!


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Peter Trinidad Niederbrach - almost 4 years ago

Is it just me or does Coleman Francis use exactly the same soundtrack for all of his movies? I swear I heard the same music in Red Zone Cuba...


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Shannon Kerr - about 4 years ago

Someone with ADD edited this film


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Rhea Vichot - about 4 years ago

We'll need actorspeople who can read... lines with... and interact with others