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609 - The Skydivers



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Stephen A Nathe - 1 day ago

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


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Rock Harris - 14 days 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 - 4 months ago

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


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Jane Sproul - 4 months 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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Hailley Petey Plane - 4 months ago

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 - 5 months ago

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


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Tommy Toms - 5 months ago

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 - 6 months 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 - 6 months ago

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


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Rusty Shackleford - 7 months ago

39:01 "Hey yeah, but let's paint the baton to the moon of Spain, huh?"


copy paste
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Sean Barry - 7 months 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 - 7 months 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 - 8 months ago

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


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Scott A. Taylor - 8 months 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 - 9 months 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 - 9 months ago

PETEY PLANE!!


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First Year in the Top 1000: 1963
Last Year in the Top 1000: 1983
Average Age: 43.08
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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 - 10 months 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 - 11 months 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 - 11 months 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 - 12 months ago

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


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Bruce Box-Liker - 12 months ago

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


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Carrie is So Very - about 1 year 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 - about 1 year ago

Nobody ever puts acid in my chute...


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Jenica Burgos - about 1 year 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 - about 1 year ago

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


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Steve Kelleher - about 1 year ago

"Frolicking has never been so depressing."


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Laura Ann Fitton - about 1 year ago

Never knew Gypsy had such a lovely singing voice!


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Ian Krantz - about 1 year 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 - about 1 year 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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hippiekarl7 - about 1 year ago

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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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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

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


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Joe Hogin - over 1 year ago

Petey the Plane


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Joe Hogin - over 1 year ago

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


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mikemorrisey - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year ago

I want an official Deep 13 Swing Choir costume!


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Mitchell - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year ago

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


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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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Alex C. - over 1 year ago

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 - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year 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 Fry - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year 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 - almost 2 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 - almost 2 years ago

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


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Fancy Pantserton - almost 2 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 - almost 2 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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“Why Study Industrial Arts?” had the flattest acting I’d ever seen… Until I saw “The SkyDivers”.


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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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Rachel Anne Mullins - almost 2 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 - almost 2 years ago

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


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Joe Weintraub - about 2 years ago

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


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Olivia P - about 2 years ago

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


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Kimono Dragon - about 2 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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John Teets - over 2 years ago

Planning trip to our nation's solar system.


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Gal Dagon - over 2 years ago

So... Would anyone like some coffee?


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Phil Carstens - over 2 years ago

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


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Brad Gravett - over 2 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 - over 2 years ago

Take THAT, swing choir!


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Peter Trinidad Niederbrach - over 2 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 - over 2 years ago

Someone with ADD edited this film


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Rhea Vichot - almost 3 years ago

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