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617 - The Sword and the Dragon



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Is is just me, or have they completely lost the whole Sampo storyline?


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Snuffy Wuffykiss - 4 months ago

When you're out of Schlitz, you're out of beer!


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Ozzie Olin - 4 months ago

I dunno why I chose to put on this episode after returning home from D&D at the comic book store. I've never felt so utterly burned in all my life.


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Matthew Boyle - 5 months ago

the whole point of having a dragon is to tell the world you have a dragon! Why did you keep it a secret?!!! Dr. Strangelove reference


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Matthew Boyle - 5 months ago

50 Maria Von Trappes face off against the mongol hoard. I'd pay to see that


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Matthew Boyle - 5 months ago

never shall I serve a tyrant? But I will fight for an unelected prince who imprisoned me for years without a trial on mere rumors?


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Edmund Wolfe - 6 months ago

The opening bit hits a little close to home, both the D&D bit and the comics bit. Although Tom's "Those are places" gets me every time.


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Last of the Wild Ponies - 12 months ago

1:22:00 And now it's waning!


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Last of the Wild Ponies - 12 months ago

54:38 Sounds like he has a zipper in the back of his head.


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Last of the Wild Ponies - 12 months ago

51:44 Looks more like trahogany to me.


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Trouser The Arctic Pooch - about 1 year ago

WHAT ABOUT IMPROV?!


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Diane - aka Starbreeze - about 1 year ago

I wonder why that Mongolian king or whatever he was, let the kid keep his name and I really don't get why he would've let the boy keep a ring that one of his parents probably gave to him.
This baby can take care of everything but a three-headed...son of a....
I love that line.
One other thing I didn't understand was, how are the men suppose to gather around him and look upon his enemy, the prince, when his men are the mountain that holds him up high enough to see his enemy? Huh?


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Walt Bromby - about 1 year ago

Bunny Rich!!


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Jinkee Nova - over 1 year ago

Aaaugh, it's so Russian and all the jokes are about it being Finnish! They probably got confused because the Soviet government didn't allow feelings into the film.


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Robert Brown - over 1 year ago

Say what you will about Michael J Nelson, the man rocks a pink bunny costume.


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Leslie Doesn't Get You - over 1 year ago

I just moved to a new neighborhood. One of the major streets near my apartment is Del Mar Blvd. Every single time I pass it, I think, Delmar the Elfin King?


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starman 76 - over 1 year ago

I've never hit a damned thing, it's astounding!


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starman 76 - over 1 year ago

ah, the golden age of making stuff up


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Martha Fredette - almost 2 years ago

Does anyone else remember Woodstock II?


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Martha Fredette - almost 2 years ago

If you hold a Finn by the beard, it immobilizes them.


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Crypto Dentist - almost 2 years ago

For the record, the film is Russian, re-edited by good old Roger Corman.


the sword and the dragon, kinda, at the end a little
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Sean Barry - almost 2 years ago

What a real stinkburger! This was like a rancid roadkill, hot moldy feta cheese, sour milk, rotting garbage sandwich on rye bread and slathered in a sauce that smells like beer and dog pee.
The princess has this weird Carrie Fisher/Maggie Gyllenhaal quality. The "grand" scene of the heroes sailing on the open sea looks like it was filmed on a lake in Colorado. The lame fire dragon would have made even Burt I. Gordon laugh. It had a generic, derivative storyline with little depth. Half the time it sounded like they were making up names and stuff as they went along. The editing, writing, music, acting was all A-grade crap. To top it all off, the skit with Nelson in a pink bunny suit was almost too much for my brain to handle. I'm going to go find a dark corner and cry now.


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Sean Barry - almost 2 years ago

Lol the mighty steed is a donkey.


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Sean Barry - almost 2 years ago

Oh lord they called their legendary hero Invincor? Ugh.


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Sean Barry - almost 2 years ago

Man the plots in these fantasy epics are always so generic.


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Kelly Slane - almost 2 years ago

Before Leonard and Sheldon, there were Dr. F and Frank.


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Teri Gee - almost 2 years ago

So I know that it's supposed to be satire (perhaps even satire of satire), but I find it interesting that Crow's "topical satirical review" is actually still topical. Goes to show that nothing changes.


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Scott A. Taylor - almost 2 years ago

I'm just kinda waiting for people in this movie to be yelling for a Sampo


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Anita Foster - about 2 years ago

Where are the ROUS's!! hehehhehe


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Teri Gee - about 2 years ago

"Not even a Tugar shall order off the menu!"


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A movie like this, with a good/evil moral code set against clearly racialized civilizations, sets off alarms in my head. The Mongols did conquer great parts of Russia, so that context does account for the malice in their representation of East Asia, but that doesn't make this film any more comfortable... Of course, if this were a well-written, fair-balanced film then we probably wouldn't be watching it... Curse you, the Mads! Curse you for making me question my morality for enjoying riffing terrible movies so much that I'm almost glad they were so bad in the first place!


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James Laramie III - about 2 years ago

I love the host segments where Dr. Forester and Frank are on their "dates". Hits a little too close to home though.


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Joseph Ewing - about 2 years ago

The "Joke by Ingmar Bergman" is the only host segment I actually skip past. It's not that it's not that funny, but it's like two minutes of nothing.


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Orion Malhotra - about 2 years ago

This movie makes me want to narrate my every thought day-to-day. :)


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Leslie Doesn't Get You - over 2 years ago

Yeah, ya know, I just met you two, but you seem like good guys, so I'll go ahead and make a lifetime pledge with ya. All for one and one for all. Oh, uh, what were your names again?


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Leslie Doesn't Get You - over 2 years ago

This one needs more love! And more posted riffs! And more lutefisk (except that's Swedish, not Finnish)! And more dragon (it really does, at that)!


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Elisa Farrington - over 2 years ago

This was worth a laugh just for the rabbit drum solo.


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Brian T. Kuhn - over 2 years ago

at 1:28:21 ...wtf did Dr. F and Frank do?


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spydar59 - over 2 years ago

Ingmar Bergman's jokes never work in translation.You all should know that by now.But you just can't beat that cinematography.


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Carrie is So Very - over 2 years ago

Chief Khalin sounds like Boris Badanov because he is: They're both voiced by Paul Frees. That said, I think it's weird that only the Mongol invaders get Russian accents in this Russian folktale. (Then again, this is still Cold War era.) ;)


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Mike Carmona - over 2 years ago

Mike is staring into my soul!


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Anne Fleming - over 2 years ago

So there's no dragon? Or did I just sleep through it?


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Bronn K - over 2 years ago

I love those traveling conveyors of plot contrivances at the 14 minute mark. "Oh, you're paralyzed? Drink this magic elixir. Oh, you're a warrior? Take this magic legendary sword. Anything else we can get you?" And of course someone else (I think?) gives him the mightiest of all steeds.

Over the course of five minutes he's had delivered to his home the stuff that heroes typically have to go on quests for.


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Carrie is So Very - over 2 years ago

By the way, does anybody know what deep level Servo was about to achieve in D&D? I can't make it out, though it sounds like it should have a fantasy apostrophe stuck in it somewhere.


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Carrie is So Very - over 2 years ago

One of the many reasons why this episode is so underrated: the host segments are so well done. So I usually recommend this to my friends who still fast-forward through them. :p ("Yaaah sure you beeeetcha..." -Gypsy)


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Rhys Patterson - almost 3 years ago

I just noticed mike says the legend of boggy creek made more sense yet they don't do that episode till the final. Season. Big foreshadowing there


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Mike McCain - almost 3 years ago

What a great episode! Russian-Finni tripe, and some supecala S.O.L/Deep 13 breaks! 'When yer outta schlitz, yer outta beer,' HA!


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Nicholas Brownlee - almost 3 years ago

I like the line "May you be cursed murdering scum!"...spoken while shooting a fatal arrow, killing the murderer. I don't think that's irony, but I still thought about it for a good 25 seconds.


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Fredrick Stafford - almost 3 years ago

Serious Comment: Nearly 20 years later, every political issue mentioned in the
Supercalifragilisticexpealiwacky sketch is still current and totally unresolved!

Non-Serious Comment: So IHOP waiter Ilja pulls a sword on Crow for asking for a ham substitution, big deal! Just try asking a surly nicotine jonesing Denny’s server at 3am for an extra pack of grape jelly!


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Desiree Ashcraft - about 3 years ago

Mike in a pink bunny costume...nuff said!!!!!!


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Bruce Box-Liker - over 3 years ago

So his horse starts out as brown, grows up to be black, and is named Chestnut Grey. That's a puzzler.


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Kiri T. Unicorn - over 3 years ago

Tom is a terrible Dungeon Master. NO WAY should a bunch of Level One PCs have a random encounter with a balrog! Have 'em beat down some kobolds first, geez...


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Gal Dagon - over 3 years ago

I love it when they make Dr Strangelove references.


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Gal Dagon - over 3 years ago

The Ingmar Parody was sheer brilliance. But I also enjoyed the silliness of "HAM!"


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Dan Rudy - over 3 years ago

If I had a nickel for every date ruined by an impromptu song about the deficit...


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Alex Stefanic - over 3 years ago

Balrogs are from LOTR, not D&D! NERD RAGE!


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Rachel Adams - over 3 years ago

Another wonderful (Russo-Finnish?) film. I loves me some Scandinavia!


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Brad Gravett - almost 4 years ago

The "Ingmar Bergen Tells a Joke" is one of my most favorite host segments. That and the Supercalifragilisticexpealawacky. I love it when MST3K gets so flat-out satirical.