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618 - High School Big Shot



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Jordan Carpenter - 25 days ago

Y'know what? The actor playing Marv is hot. There, I said it. He's certainly weird-looking, but it works.

So, don't let those riffers' comments get you down... [checks wikipedia].... guy who died not long after he finished filming this movie! You were really good-looking!

...now I just feel like a creep.


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TV Frank's science experiment is like a terrifying precursor to the Rollergator.


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Snuffy Wuffykiss - 4 months ago

Just when I think I've seen the worst characters ever. Along comes another cast of hateful, incompetent losers.


Sincere?
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Donald Petkus - 6 months ago

The bread guy seems to pretty cynical. He develops relationships with store owners solely yo sell more bread. But does he *really care* about them as people?


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Mitchell - 6 months ago

Hey! "HS Big Shot's" Shakespeare teacher was the counselor in "Are You Ready For Marriage?".
I think he got to show a lot more range in this one.


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Teridactyl - 12 months ago

I've been watching MST3K for years, and somehow this one always slipped by me. So many good visual dumb moments in this one: giant Servo, Crow's face on sideways after the 'bots try to blow up Gypsy's diary, Dr. F literally stuffing a dinosaur down Frank's pants, and just so much LOVE when Mike chucks Servo across the theater for singing "Don't Pay the Ferryman." Seriously one of their best ever physical comedy episodes.


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Joseph Ewing - about 1 year ago

Marvin isn't just awkward and ugly, but he doesn't actually have any intelligence/plain-as-day common sense. She just says, "You're kind of special," to him at 32:32 and he reveals his entire following train of the thought seconds later by saying, "But you go with Vince." He actually thinks she authentically wants him?


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Joseph Ewing - about 1 year ago

Does anyone know what they used to make the big, mutated Servo at the beginning of the episode? I imagine it would have to be something more lightweight for Kevin to be able to hold up and control unless... I don't know...


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Ted Chase - about 1 year ago

What the hell was the purpose of the short on selling breads - and the angel & demon of bread-sellers?!?


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If I were seeing this movie "raw", unriffed, in an actual theater, I'd have gotten up and left immediately after the scene in the coffee shop where Marv divulges his plan to Betty, as I could've totally guessed the rest of the plot.

Seriously, man... who else here, after that scene, could totally see Marv's big plan going straight down the toydee in a dozen different ways?

"Hey, I smell a big, stupid ending coming!"
--Joel, Wild Rebels


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I don't know why, but whenever I see the part where the bread display is spinning and the 'bots start singing Hurdy-Gurdy music, I just lose it.

Every. Friggin. Time.


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Crow TRobot - over 1 year ago

The funniest MST3K Episode so far! Almost non-stop riffs. These guys were on a roll!


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Stephen A Nathe - over 1 year ago

"y'know....sometimes I wanna put a bullet in my skull."


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Stephen A Nathe - over 1 year ago

GIANT SERVO!!
"Movie BAD!!!"


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chris kaprys - over 1 year ago

so a good work ethic is important to "whitey" and to prove it she's allowed to lie, entrap, and take stakes in gambling. got it.


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chris kaprys - over 1 year ago

as per the drill in the forehead after the commercial break to "relieve the pressure" .. that's a -real thing!- called "trepanning" that people used to do and sometimes still do. i got this crazy documentary on dvd several years back called "a hole in the head" after talking about it with this lady on another forum. interviews with people who've done it, talking to this real calm happy character with a funky dimple scar between his eyes on his forehead. references to it in film include the end scene of Pi. just for reference. world's a weird and wonderful place......


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Noah Zehrung - over 1 year ago

"Never put doughnuts next to kitty litter." HAHAHAHA


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James GreyWolf - over 1 year ago

So who DOESN'T want a mini T. Rex stuffed down his shorts?


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TANKK 3000 - over 1 year ago

Anyone else notice the fat guy playing the safe cracker also played the dude selling TRIBBLES in the Star Trek episode the trouble with tribbles? Lol


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Scott A. Taylor - over 1 year ago

Like Crow said .. all this because the English teacher was a fucking Jerk! Sure ... punish the kid for doing someone else's homework by ruining his life. This just proves that strict, straight up, upright citizens of society are total jerks and should be avoided at all costs!! They seem to cause crimes to happen.


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The people in this movie seem to have an awfully casual attitude about marriage.


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Bender Rodriguez - over 1 year ago

Bots trying to get into Gypsy's diary earned the Laugh all by itself. What is it about Crow getting busted up that floors me every time!


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Teri Gee - over 1 year ago

This episode has such a depressing movie that I don't watch it very often (as in, not once in the last year), but being reminded of Giant Servo and Mike throwing Servo out of the theater...well, I'll watch it, and probably be depressed by Marv's absolutely depressing life.


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Paul Stiehr - over 1 year ago

So is the short about the Breadman an allegory for the book of Job?


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I feel like this is the only episode where the Mads don't mention the short... or am I wrong?


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Rosebud - almost 2 years ago

28:16: Richard Dixon and John Nickolaus on the same credit screen, a long silent pause, and then all Mike could come up with was mumbling something like "(that should be) Jack Nickolaus"? I bet they regretted missing that one.


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Rufus T. Firefly - almost 2 years ago

What always kills me about this movie is how insistent it is that Marv is a genius, even though he never really does anything particularly clever (or adequate, really).


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Sean Barry - almost 2 years ago

As lame and cheesy as the short about the bread salesman was, they had a point about bread being important. Ancient Athens was brought to its knees when the grain shipments stopped coming in from the Black Sea. Man's gotta eat!


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Joseph Ewing - almost 2 years ago

This is the single most depressing story and Marv is undoubtedly the most pathetic character in film history. That saddest part is that the producers expected the audience to connect with Marv obviously because he's the only character in the movie who comes close to being the protagonist.


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Sarahbean - almost 2 years ago

Of course satin tap pants could ONLY come from Hell, so it makes sense that the devil in this short would be wearing them.


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Tony Banik - about 2 years ago

"Funeral breads, War breads!"


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Joseph Ewing - about 2 years ago

This is one of the episodes when the movie actually pissed me off. The fact that Marv is wimpy and friendless but inexplicably has a connection to career criminals to help with the heist. By help with the heist, I mean do the entire heist themselves with Marv's only involvement is going along with them. To top everything off, Marv acts like he's somehow in charge of the heist by giving orders like, "Hurry," and "Come on," and the two professionals actually listen to him and follow his retarded commands.


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Joseph Ewing - about 2 years ago

How would this kid know a professional criminal and where to find him?


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The climax of this stinkburger is a touching reminder of just how many filmmakers, to quote Our Heroes, "Have some issues with women." :/


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Elisa Farrington - over 2 years ago

... I'm afraid my husband might be headed for trouble. Keith is a good, kind, decent man, but I think the desert has started to melt his brain cells. Let me explain. He works in the chemical lab of a power plant. Recently the company hired an assistant by the name of Frank. Well, in the course of training Keith has told him to “Push the button, Frank.” He then laughs hysterically for no obvious reason.


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Michael Kanuckel - over 2 years ago

This is one of my favorites- mostly for the short.


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So her and the devil both work for DuPont.......that's dark.


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Jeff Schofield - over 2 years ago

"But you go out with Vince!" LOMBARDI!!!! I wish Crow would've done that EVERY time they said his name.... too awesome


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Charles Todd Helton Architect - over 2 years ago

The specialty breads short is one of my all-time favorites - it comes to a sharp point!


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Mike Carmona - over 2 years ago

The opening tune sounds like a jazzy version of the Friday the 13th theme.


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Stereo Catz - almost 3 years ago

Marv's heist plan doesn't seem to take into account the part where his boss ends up with his tongue pulled out through his slit throat for not having the money to pay the triad guys.


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Stereo Catz - almost 3 years ago

As a person with chronic migraines, I know what it is to want to run a power-drill through your own head.

Good stuff.


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starman 76 - almost 3 years ago

'ah, the simplest of tasks for T. Hewitt Edward Crow' at 1:13:41


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James Perez - almost 3 years ago

I honestly wonder what they used to make the Giant Servo puppet.


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Frank's lackluster scolding of the dinosaur is probably one of my favorite Frank moments.


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i just dont understand why the angel is the one trying to do the tempting... this short makes no sense! :p what a goofy idea. lol


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i think tom pittman, who played marv, is actually pretty good considering the material. i looked him up on line and was sad to find he actually died shortly after this film at 26. :(


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Fredrick Stafford - almost 3 years ago

Wow, Tarantino-like carnage ending (hmm…wonder if he ripped off anything from this one too?). In any case, as I have noted many times my friends, just one hot girl carrying heavy “daddy issues” can take out more men than an Armored Division.


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P.S.-- I found the original guide to sitting properly on a loaf of bread, in case anyone needs it. Ta-daaa!


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Fuzzy Skinner - about 3 years ago

The short is one of the best of the whole series. Probably my second favorite behind Progress Island USA.


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Scooter Atreides - about 3 years ago

Okay. Granted--Betty is a stone cold, manipulative, gold-digging trollop. But her teacher's treatment of her is unsettling inappropriate, and would cost him his job nowadays.
I mean he basically told her, to her face: "You're a sweet piece of tail, but dumber than a bag of hammers"....JESUS! The harassment lawsuit that would result from a teacher talking to a student like that these days would bankrupt the school district!


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Rowsdower Jr. Sr. - over 3 years ago

I still don't know how this ep stays so low on the totem pole with the quality riffs on this awful movie. The way they tear into the depressing guy and his even more depressing dad is almost magical.


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Kimono Dragon - over 3 years ago

Who else noticed the "Police Squad" music at every dramatic scene? "My name's Drebbin. I carry a badge."


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John Harms - over 3 years ago

Marv really has no head for crime. The whole idea about a heist is to keep it under wraps until after it is done.


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Scooter Atreides - over 3 years ago

It's like I Accuse My Parents as written by Sylvia Plath.


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EAG46 - over 3 years ago

My mistake, that wasn't Harry Mudd. That was Tribble-pusher Cyrano Jones as the safecracker. You Trekkies out there know who I mean.


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Neil Connery - over 3 years ago

When she sticks her tongue out and servo cracks "no thanks, i use toilet paper"... wow. if only i had that baby in grade two. hmmm... how do i bait someone into sticking their tongue out?


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Alex Stefanic - almost 4 years ago

High School Big Shot: A misrable story about misrable people and their misrable lives.


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Leslie Doesn't Get You - almost 4 years ago

I love the diner scene where Mike hums "Tom's Diner" by Suzanne Vega. 1:04:35


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Peter Trinidad Niederbrach - almost 4 years ago

Wait, Heaven and Hell is keeping track of Bread Salesman? Sounds like a Gospel of Wealth thing... Or a Ferengi Divine Treasury thing. xD


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Frankie DeMario - about 4 years ago

LOL Giant Servo is the best part!