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610 - The Violent Years



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I never watch this one because of all the "hey, guys enjoy rape!" riffs... Very disappointing; it would have been such a great episode.


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This movie was pretty ballsy what with the implied rape and child/cop killing. I actually thought it had an alright moral message (pay attention to your damn kids) until they snuck in the uncomfortable Christian themes at the end.


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Look Polish - 3 months ago

This short is a study in the history of mansplaination in American history


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Snuffy Wuffykiss - 4 months ago

Rich people are all just plain horrible. Every character in this movie deserves to die a slow agonizing death.


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Jane Sproul - 6 months ago

Ugh, I have Views on society's policing of female eating, but goddamn! Slow down, you fucking pig! You're supposed to *taste* it. I've seen countless kids eat like that, but only when they like, come in from sledding all day or are desperate to get to some other activity. I eat faster than almost anyone I know, and *I'm* appalled.


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Dood - 7 months ago

I know they allude to it a lot while watching the film, but it still has to be said just how good Paula's mother is! I mean it normally wouldn't be anything to comment on, but the whole crux of the film is supposed to be how her parents have failed her. Granted Dad is a little checked-out, (not to what seems to be an abusively negligent degree but OK), but Mom is very present, seems legitimately happy to see and be around her daughter, insists she have a good breakfast, writes her blank checks, is active in the community. What were we supposed to dislike about this character?


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Mitchell - 7 months ago

I really wish when Mike pulled off Servo's ventriloquist dummy head and Servo started chasing Crow around, that they would have had milk spurting out of Servo's neck.


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Brian Peter Vandenbroek - 7 months ago

I turned my crank to Frank once.
The results were........unfortunate.


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Jane Sproul - 7 months ago

I'm weirdly moved by how disturbed Crow is, especially in light of the episode where he tried to marry Servo. I think he really *does* think he's beautiful as he is, aaaw.


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Liam Humel - 7 months ago

"Society owes me a Kit Kat bar!" Holy crap, that's hysterical.


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Buffalo Rider - 9 months ago

I miss The Critic


Best Short Ever
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Rosebud - 10 months ago

That short has more zingers than most full length movie riffs. Highest RPM of any MST3K (riffs per minute).


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Stereo Catz - 11 months ago

Mushrooms indeed. Scientists are now making bricks and other building supplies out of fungus material.

Super Mario Brothers is prophecy.


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Krankor - 11 months ago

muh muh muh muhmuh Mike Mike Mike...


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Jane Sproul - 12 months ago

The child must remain a ward of the state, because there are no bad outcomes whatsoever associated with that.


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Jane Sproul - 12 months ago

Arrrgh, everything the girl in the short does makes me want to slap her until her eyes switch places, and I'm just not quite sure why. Like, it's a crappy short, I'm not expecting to like her, but she brings out such rage in me that I can't even sit through this damn short (already plucking at my last nerve with its Playing Dumb Gets Boys plot and smarmy, hideous writing and acting) even though the riffing is good. It's this really visceral thing... maybe it's because the writers give her most of the 'getting down with the kids' dialogue. Any thoughts, comrades?


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Anna Mumaw - 12 months ago

What hell is an "electric sink"?


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Matthew Boyle - 12 months ago

Whoa, seperation of church of state?!


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Matthew Boyle - 12 months ago

It's reassuring to know that Ed wood will stop at nothing to protect our society from every nonexistent issue it faces. So many of his movies have puritanical and moralizing themes, the sinister urge for example. Also, how many gangs of white women are there in the world? Sounds like the kind of gang I could get used to.


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Last of the Wild Ponies - 12 months ago

41:31 That's clearly Andrew Jackson.


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Last of the Wild Ponies - 12 months ago

39:38 McCLOUD.


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Last of the Wild Ponies - 12 months ago

@39:27 Mike and the Bots miss a perfect "Why don't they look?" opportunity.


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Stephen A Nathe - over 1 year ago

I feel proud--100th laugh

Now, to quote Htom Sirveaux:
"Butterflies are free to fly, Fly away, bye bye....Ooo OOOO Oooo!"


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Stereo Catz - over 1 year ago

...And my life's been so convenient since I rocked down to Electric Avenue.


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Amse Master - over 1 year ago

That short is probably my favorite thing they've ever done. I think it has the highest concentration of good riffs per second.
"I've never felt so comfortable around a woman, Mrs. Adams."
"I'm squishy and I need to move on it!"
and so many more


I accuse their parents
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Donald Petkus - over 1 year ago

This movie reminds me of I Accuse My Parents, without the musical numbers and the upbeat tone.


Thin Veils
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Valerie Godwin - over 1 year ago

Anyone else recognize that the 2 guys in the short were gay? The mother realizes it and tries to push the daughter to try for the brothers friend. The ending was pure fiction (in that it seemed to work). Growing up with behavior modification techniques (not straight forward discussion) being used on me makes me recognize it right away.


Worst short ever!!!
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Nichole Sullivan - over 1 year ago

OMG this short makes my blood boil!!! As a top female scientist/engineer in my field I can hardly watch it.


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EAG46 - over 1 year ago

I prefer the movie to the short, which puts me against the tide. The short is just so sitcom sexist that it makes me want to chew concrete because I know that was based on some form of how advertisers really thought of women back then. The movie is more absurd and thus a little more tolerable.


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Robert Brown - over 1 year ago

So the threat to white male hegemony is white girls who act like men?

This movie was ahead of its time.


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The little Dr. who comes out at 39:00 was the photographer for the Dirty-Picture Racket in 'The Sinister Urge'......


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The humanity - over 1 year ago

No laugh for this one. This film was a chore, and even the host segments weren't all that funny. Ah well, not every film can be a Mitchell...


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Another one some jerk decided to DCMA. Why would anybody *WANT* to buy the copyright over some old shlock like "The Violent Years"?


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What is up with the girl in the short? As soon as the guy is "tall and good-looking" and drives a convertible, it means he couldn't possibly be top of his class, or a woman-hater (whatever that's supposed to mean in this context), or have no time for girls? Those are not mutually exclusive, at all.


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Rufus T. Firefly - almost 2 years ago

After they point out that one of the girls looks like Harpo, it's all I can see whenever she's on screen. Seriously, the likeness is uncanny!


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Leslie Doesn't Get You - almost 2 years ago

Judy unplugs the blender and gets Alex in to "fix" it--this reminded me of a story my mother told me. When she was a teenager in the early 50s, she used to go out on the lake in a little boat with her girlfriends and then pretend to be stranded so the boys would come and help them. Apparently they did it one too many times and the boys stopped coming. Ah well. It was nice while it lasted.


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Gal Dagon - almost 2 years ago

"Did he say the kitchen is "set this way to save work, time, and unnecessary sex"?


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Adam Neubauer - almost 2 years ago

I just for the first time heard crow say, "I have angoraphobia!" Clever lad.


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C. Joseph Osborn - almost 2 years ago

I feel like the script for this film was written by someone who had just an enormous amount of dog crap burned on their doorstep by local kids.


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Sean Barry - almost 2 years ago

What is this short about? Kitchen appliance ad?


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Sean Barry - almost 2 years ago

Hahaha, 69 laughs....


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Scott Bubb - almost 2 years ago

Wynona!


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Scott Bubb - almost 2 years ago

TVs Frank just KILLS me in this episode! "What a HOOT!" "Mike-mike-mike-m-m-m-m-mike-mike-mike..." "I like Kramer!"


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Jake - almost 2 years ago

I'm going to go turn my crank to F.R.A.N.K.


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Atom Manhattan - almost 2 years ago

Woooah wait a minute hold up...did she just say (1:03:05) that dude's name was 'Barney Stinson'?


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Electricity! It gets your daughter laid!


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Mike-Mike-Mike-Ma-Ma-Ma-Maaaaaa... Oh, Frank


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Kimono Dragon - about 2 years ago

Notice make-out guy 43:00. I didn't know Gary Sinese was making movies in the 1950's! I guess the chick-gang has a thing for Lieutenant Dan!


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EAG46 - about 2 years ago

If I were the parents, I would file an immediate appeal and demand custody of the grandchild. No way in HELL would two rich grandparents lose custody. Add the fact that the judge was a friend of the parents, and you have judicial prejudice up the wazoo.


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Childe Harold - about 2 years ago

"He's quite a woman-hater in his way"...WHAT ABOUT THAT IS SUPPOSED TO RECOMMEND THIS GUY


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William Johnson - over 2 years ago

Okay, I know it is a badly written short by in 'Young Man's Fancy', how is it that Alex(ander Phips) has no time for girls? I mean, the subtext we all read into it is that Alex and 20's-Boy are gay lovers ... fine, it makes sense in an ironic, funny way ... but this was not brilliant satire: this was a straight-up face-value short on 'time study'.

I get that Alex is busy ... but was 20s-boy just saying that because he knew his sister would slobber all over him? And, in the end, he seems to have a loooot of time for girls ('double bag it son) so I never knew where that whole concept came from.


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Stereo Catz - over 2 years ago

So it’s her parent’s fault that Paula was a sociopath?


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Stereo Catz - over 2 years ago

*Sigh*… New petition against tax…


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Stereo Catz - over 2 years ago

P-E-S-T.


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Stereo Catz - over 2 years ago

Wait, electric sink? Their power bill must be tremendous.


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James Krummel - over 2 years ago

I remember seeing this back in the mid 90's on late night television. I missed a portion of the intro skit because my friend and I just lost it at Crow's reaction to Tom's new head. We were in tears. And again when Mike pulled his head off after the commercials. Good times.


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Gina Pazienza - over 2 years ago

alex doesn't have any time for girls, he is too busy with boys is what i was thinking


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Mike Carmona - over 2 years ago

Just like Tom said, the ENTIRE short felt like someone forgot to stop filming.


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William Johnson - over 2 years ago

This one doesn't seem to get the love on here it deserves! One of the best shorts they ever did and the movie is a classic (in the MST3K sense).


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Mitchell - almost 3 years ago

That judge usually looks like his eyes are closed when he's talking. Did he write his lines on the inside of his eyelids or is he even putting himself to sleep?


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Mitchell - almost 3 years ago

Nothing like a message movie that sledgehammers home its moral right at the start via voice over narration. The 50's were so subtle.


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Mitchell - almost 3 years ago

Geez! Did Geppetto carve this dialogue?


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Mitchell - almost 3 years ago

Why would she be stupid enough to allow a reporter from her Dad's office to walk into her co-ed slumber party? What a maroon! What an ignoranimous!!
And then she gets even stupider!!!


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Mitchell - almost 3 years ago

What could possibly be worse than being a "thrill seeker" and being forced to listen to that judge's stilted, slower than continental drift sentencing speech?


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RevJoan - almost 3 years ago

Mike mike mike mamama mike mike mike mamama mike mamama mike mamama mike mike mike!


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Big McLargehuge - almost 3 years ago

Am I out of Reba? Do I need more Reba? Or any Wynnona??


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Frostyshark - almost 3 years ago

Best opening ever!


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wth is this short about?! is it an ad for electric appliances? it reminds me of that short with the angel and the couple trying to leave on their honeymoon but the hubby has to write a song first and its an ad about phones....


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Edmund Wolfe - almost 3 years ago

....I am in love with Tom's theme song... it's the kinda self-aggrandizing egotism that I can get behind!


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Jonathan Otto - about 3 years ago

Mike wears Chuck Taylor's with a jumpsuit. Who knew?


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Classicats - about 3 years ago

Wow, this was a spicy one. So I guess Paula Accused Her Parents, but didn't have the same luck as that other guy.


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Hunter Hall - about 3 years ago

#rifftrax


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Hunter Hall - about 3 years ago

i did a c-secton..i was unable to find anything


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trumpy - about 3 years ago

That Esther Hoffman Howard bit is pure gold. Makes the horror of 'A Star Is Born' almost worthwhile.


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I love this show, but this episode is seriously disturbing. They've always been kind of playfully sexist, but this really crosses the line. Two lovers in a car get held up. One of them gets dragged off into the woods, stripped, and gang raped at gunpoint. And Mike and the bots not only cheer it on but keep going back to how so many other people must be lining up, hoping it'll happen to them.


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GallariaIchiban - over 3 years ago

So wait, in the short, if that iron isn't electric then why is it plugged into the wall?


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Olivia P - over 3 years ago

Huh. Ever since Mike came, these episodes have been having more sexual jokes...makes me a bit uncomfortable...


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Kimono Dragon - over 3 years ago

47:57-Kevin lifts Servo until his arm shows. They're just puppets? Who knew? My life is a sham! I'm going back to what's real: National elections, NBA Officiating, Federal Reserve currency, Patriots Super Bowl wins, the WWF...


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Stephanie~ - over 3 years ago

Turn your crank to FRANK! Gets be every time because here in Maine we have a 107.5 FRANK FM. But it's Classic Rock, lol not Country.


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Vicious Pen - over 3 years ago

lol Crow's reaction at the start, to servo's head, just kills me.


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Gal Dagon - over 3 years ago

I will never sleep again.


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Brian Fry - over 3 years ago

i could be mistaken, but isn't that scally(sp?) from Racket Girls at around 39:40?


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Robert Ferguson - over 3 years ago

Servo LOST IT


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Leslie Doesn't Get You - almost 4 years ago

HOLY SHIT PEOPLE. This is the origin of one of the songs I loved as a teenager. The speech the judge gives at her sentencing at the end of the film is excerpted in the song "So What" by Ministry from their awesome album "The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste." Go on iTunes and listen to it. When I got to this part of the film I just couldn't believe my ears. I never knew where they got the clip for the song, so it was a huge wonderful surprise.


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wildstarr - almost 4 years ago

Only one segment was dated. You do realize this episode came out in 1994. The other host segments where topical


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NS - almost 4 years ago

It's like they were trying to make the host segments as dated as possible. Some good riffs, though.