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814 - Riding with Death



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Kirk Huffman - 13 days ago

?I see your point, but don't you think that journalists are becoming more similar as the regions themselves become less distinct?" Wow, that's damn near prophetic.


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J Alvarez - 17 days ago

what Mike says about Matthew Broderick when the title comes up is a reference to an incident in Ireland where Broderick crashed into another car killing a mother and daughter. very little known tid-bit,, he recieved no punishment and claims to not remember


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Lewis Nitzberg - about 1 month ago

So the whole premise of the movie - that Ben Murphy can turn invisible at any moment, doesn't actually have anything to do with the move *at all* and only "helps" him in situations he could easily handle regularly?
And both 'disasters' involve getting a vehicle that's about to explode far enough so it doesn't singe anyone's hair?
THIS MOVIE IS AWESOME!!!


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Buffalo Bill looks like Jack Nicholson in Five Easy Pieces, except without the strange demented intelligence.


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Stephen A Nathe - 2 months ago

Karl!!! The "K" in MST3K!! The inventor of lightning!!!


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Stephen A Nathe - 3 months ago

if you saw RIFFTRAX GODZILLA in August(2014) did you pick up on the Turkey Volume Guessing Man riff Mike did aimed at Bill???

I loved it!!!


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Amse Master - 3 months ago

This movie is an unintentional surrealist masterpiece.


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Peter Muravez - 3 months ago

This is probably one of my favorite episodes, I love how little sense it makes with all the edits to make it into a "movie" I wonder if anybody else has made the connection that the character of Robert Denby might have been based on Roger Penske. Penske was and still is a major player in racing including the TransAm series which is what Denby was trying to blow up. Penske's team had close dealings with Porsche and worked with them over in Berlin (east or west?) to soup up some their CanAm car. Both their names sound very much like plus Roger Penske is elusive as Robert Denby. What I'm trying to say is that I like Roger Penske.


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The Khan of Shakka - 4 months ago

This flick is endlessly weird but i happened to come across the diary of the key grip on the film, Andrew V. Soong, while doing research at the Priscilla Ptomkin Library in Bluffville, Mo.. Apparently Mr. Soong had moved to LA and was part of a crew painting the apartment of the film's female lead, Trisha Faloon. He apparently developed a lifelong fascination with her career and in the end, murdered Ms. Faloon on the eve of her wedding in 1989. In his diary he relates the story of being hired by the director as key grip upon the recommendation of Ms. Faloon even though he had no experience in movie making. In fact, the character of Wild Bill was fashioned and played by another member of the painting crew, Willie Harbuncle, who had a great uncle who had played concertina in the Harry Speck Jug Band during the mid-1930s. Willie was beaten to death in 1993 after his audition at the Pineview Terrace and Bowl-a-Rama was interrupted by hecklers from the Daisy Chain Bakery Bowling Team. Anywho, the continuity problems one finds in "Riding With Death," are explained in the diary by the persistent interference of the wife of the executive producer, Tilly Schmully. Mrs. Schmully had recently gained her release from the Sonoma Restorative Center for the Greatly Puzzled and was now determined to finally begin her career as a General Annoyance. Her contrary attitude resulted in the addition of the stock racing scenes and the expansion of the script from a story of transporting a dangerous explosive to the more involved plotting revolving around the enmity of the head of Intersect towards Robert Denby. Rumors of a romantic link between Mrs. Faloon and Wild Bill are confirmed by the diary entries. These two then were able to have themselves appointed as supervisors of the final edit.


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Roe Walker - 4 months ago

Is there something I'm missing? WHY ARE THEY TRYING TO BLOW UP THE CAR??? D: I get it that at the end they want to kill the Intersect agents, but why do they want to blow up the car before that? WHY??? WHYYYYYYYYYY????


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Sean Stewart - 4 months ago

I love how Mike answers the WWII field phone.
"Helloo? :D"


Writers of the Northeast
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Valerie Godwin - 4 months ago

I still cant figure out what he was actually saying when you hear "New England Journalists". was it "you cant jiggle this"? or ..well thats my only guess. Always stumps me. I've gone back and listened intently...he is saying "new england journalists" LMAO


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Stephen A Nathe - 5 months ago

i love the sexual undertones in the semi breaking scene


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K.T. Robot - 6 months ago

I wonder if Sam ever got all the rice in China.


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Rock Harris - 6 months ago

About 95% sure the beginning at Intersect was the set from Colossus: The Forbin Project. The screen showing the sine "equations" definitely was used in the movie.

PS, That would've made the PERFECT movie for this show to riff....


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Rock Harris - 6 months ago

Gods help me, I remember this show from when I was a kid.

{{shudder}}


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Brian Anglin - 6 months ago

The soundtrack to this one sounds like Pink Floyd's "Atom Heart Mother Suite", mainly in the horn-heavy sections. Good album....


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Kenshin Chan - 7 months ago

So does Turkey Volume Guessing Man use frozen turkeys or live turkeys as his unit of measure?


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Rebecca Richards - 7 months ago

The real irony here is that Dr. Hale has invented an explosive 3 times more powerful than Nitroglycerin and made from common chemicals...and instead of selling it as *an explosive three times more powerful than Nitroglycerin*, he comes up with this elaborate fraud to portray it as a fuel additive.


Original "Movie"
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Richard Irving - 7 months ago

The Original Movie posted here is not the same as the version riffed on MST3K:
- The movie begins with a shot of a USN destroyer, not the gooey LA sky. Sam catchy theme music.
- Opens with a section from the pilot showing how Sam became invisible during a diving accident and has a 15 minute limit on invisibility per day. (How they know that is not explained.) The computer room "back story database" scene and the red tinged flashback scene (with some of the same origin material) does not appear.
- Abby doesn't have the acid kick in and doesn't appear in the second epi.. half of the movie.
- The bar fight after Buffalo sings is cut. (possibly the best part of the movie.)


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The humanity - 7 months ago

I lost my rig to the mortgage people.... or was it the Village people?


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Jen Bates - 9 months ago

The glasses cleaning scene made me snort.


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That guy really does look like Peter Fonda...hahaha....


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Ray Garraty - 10 months ago

Am I getting this correct or did I miss something? Despite running behind schedule Ben inexplicably stops into a service station to have his shocks checked. Despite Dr. Hale having no way of knowing Sam would stop there, Hale just so happens to have the mechanic involved as a participant in his scheme, and so the bad mechanic cuts Sam’s brake line. The only explanation for this is that Hale apparently has every person on the route involved, and while that notion is preposterous, when the mechanic tells Sam the shocks are fine, Sam replies, "I thought they were all right." OK, then why in the hell did he stop then? This movie is killing me.


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So here's what I want to know: When the boss first tells his staff scientist that his testimony is going to finally put Denby away, what in the hell is he basing that on?

As near as I can tell, the test was aimed at establishing the plausibility of the thing he speculated might have happened. So when it's successful, they prove that it really did might have happened! The scientist even prefaces the demonstration by saying this is what would have happened if they had somehow managed to get the explosive onto the controls. I don't think "It's possible he did this" usually stands up as an argument in court. If the chief thinks otherwise, I can see why a judge granted the suspect a restraining order.

For that matter, is there really anything to convict Denby on at the end? The impression I got was that he was trying to destroy the car in order to get rid of evidence, which he did quite successfully. So all Intersect really had at the end was a guy in the back of a van and some scientist's testimony that a vaguely defined radio signal came from the general direction of where that van had been. Doesn't exactly seem like an open-and-shut case, especially when presented by a guy who illegally violated a restraining order to obtain that evidence.


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K.T. Robot - 10 months ago

I love MST's treatment if thus mov..er program, but I just watched "Being FromAnother Planet", and Ben Murphy looks soooooo much better in men's clothes than in his aunt Matildas clothes. His outfits in this episode really has me laughing so hard the tears run down my legs.


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How do you have a Harvard-educated federal agent with an interpersonal IQ low enough to think that an adult professional he's meeting for the first time would want to do the homie handshake.


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I'm not a lawyer. But are you allowed to violate a restraining order to wish someone luck in an upcoming race?


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Teri Gee - about 1 year ago

One of my favorite riffs in this episode that just doesn't translate to print is at 1:02:52. The glasses guy is going to go and confront Denby, and the assistant is complaining and then, Mike says, "NOOO!" And the whiny tone is just so perfect.


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Ray Garraty - about 1 year ago

Bad beyond the usual bad acting alert. 1:20:15. Sorry Cupcake, but no Oscar for you.


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"Tripolydine's an explosive!?" Well yeah, most fuels are.


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I hope no bad guys ever get their hands on that Top Secret File reciter or we're all in trouble.


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Elisa Farrington - about 1 year ago

Who, I ask, WHO would carry on a conversation for that long on the telephone without realizing no one was on the other end? Just one of those irritating moments that add up to one weak movie.


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Elisa Farrington - about 1 year ago

As soon as I saw Casey's denim jacket at the beginning I knew this had to be made in '75 or 76.


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Jonathan Otto - about 1 year ago

When i saw that Samsung galaxy gear watch/phone commercial, I thought for sure that they were going to show the watch from this movie


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Bruce Box-Liker - about 1 year ago

Every so often I'll turn this one on, thinking "Okay, this time I'm going to focus and finally figure out what the hell Denby's evil plan is." But invariably, before I know it, he's blowing up his car for no apparent reason. Has anyone figured out what's going on?


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John Byrne - about 1 year ago

I really like that Luther Stark character. The delivery of his lines is so ridiculously over-the-top. "No way, my girl. No way." and "This can't be?! You're dead!!"


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Alyssa Transitoria - about 1 year ago

When i found out this was a couple of episodes of a TV show stapled together I understood the distinctly 'Hart to Hart' "Dukes of Hazzard" vibe I got from this. God, im old.


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Somebody should really tell Driscoll that Holmes didn’t catch Moriarty, they killed each other.


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Punch Rockgroin - over 1 year ago

(10:23) I love the whining sound when that Ben Murphy guy skids to a stop on the motorcycle.


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Mitchell - over 1 year ago

I'm sorry. Even with the riffs I can't finish this one. It just sucks so hard!


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James Krummel - over 1 year ago

Oh man, Servo was in top form this time. The whole episode. The squeaky noises during the glasses cleaning sequence, butt-less trucker, etc. I was laughing the whole way through just from him alone. Just another reminder why Murphy is my fave.


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Mike Carmona - over 1 year ago

Huh, if Sam Casey met Max Keller...


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Bruce Ellsworth Reed - over 1 year ago

Three planets so far! I need to recruit him to our Starfleet Commander Alliance!


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Jerome Montgomery II - over 1 year ago

The only thing is missing is an talking car


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Zachariah Durr - over 1 year ago

"What should we call our series about the INVISIBLE SECRET AGENT?"
"How about 'Riding With Death'?"
"Perfect, really tells the story."


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Austin Strong - over 1 year ago

How To Tell You're Cool
Step 1: Be in the '70s
Step 2: Call people "turkey"


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Rhys Patterson - over 1 year ago

I may regret asking this but what is a naked burpee?


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Bill G - over 1 year ago

I like how in the beginning they steal a scene straight out of Colossus: The Forbin Project. Joel and TV's Frank would be proud.


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Fredrick Stafford - over 1 year ago

You know I completely understood voyeuristic Abby’s advice to Sam during the big race to, "give it the old college try," as Harvard has a long tradition of producing the nation’s finest stock car drivers. Hence, its reputation as "NASCAR U."


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Ray Garraty - over 1 year ago

This episode is actually therapeutic. If you feel bad, this will cure your ills. One of the utterly dumbest movies of all time, but I'm so glad it was made. What idiot in 1976 thought this was worth the price of the film?


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Fancy Pantserton - almost 2 years ago

Em...could be wrong, don't think I am, but air brakes are designed to close when you cut them. I think the emergency side roads are for when you've burnt them up...also, where was the emergency side road! XD


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Ryan Bradley - almost 2 years ago

ben murphey has mitt romney's smile.


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Big McLargehuge - almost 2 years ago

How the hell does Sam not hear the sound of the chopper blades coming through the intercom?


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Brian Kijowski - almost 2 years ago

"I HATE YOU MIKE!!!" - Crow @ 1:08:00


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Smakk Attakk - about 2 years ago

Hah! In the opening scene Mike "eats crow"!


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The glasses cleaning scene made me laugh literally until my sides hurt. Made my day. Seriously. Was having a really terrible day until I started watching this episode. I needed that laugh.


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Bruce Box-Liker - about 2 years ago

Why does Abby hang up on Air Swiss as if she's afraid that they're going to figure out who she was? That's just rude.


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Jake Perkovich - about 2 years ago

lol 70 mpg the FUTURE!


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Kelly Slane - about 2 years ago

I'm no trucker (or invisible secret agent) but why stop to check your shocks when you think they're fine and you need to step on it? Such a pointless plot-driven point...


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"Can't see a thing with these glasses on. What happened?" Maybe he should have cleaned them better.


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Harvey Dent - about 2 years ago

Another classic MST3K, The comments servo made on that buffalo bill guy really had me loling hard.


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Kimono Dragon - about 2 years ago

As an homage to this flick, I am filling a helicopter with turkeys, and tossing them out over the city... Oh the humanity! As God is my witness, I swear I thought turkeys could fly!


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Chris Furrier - about 2 years ago

one of my favorite episodes. Even just for the opening segments. mike nelson destroyer of worlds


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Gal Dagon - over 2 years ago

This episode is made great by the "New England journalists" bit if nothing else.


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Ashley Taylor Smith - over 2 years ago

PSA: link 3 is better quality


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Emily Brown (Sours) - over 2 years ago

ben murphy makes a damn good mst3k. too bad my copy of being from another planet is terrible!!


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Andy Jones - over 2 years ago

...I say 'mine'. I mean I typed out what Nelson, Corbett, Chaplin, Murphy, Jones and Pehl thought up, wrote and performed the best part of two decades ago, but still I consider them 'mine'. Because I've fallen in love with Katherine Crawford, and I cherish these 'memories' of the time we had together. Abbey... She's some gal..


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Andy Jones - over 2 years ago

Sixty 'Best Riffs'? And. The crowd. Goes. Wild. The punters, they do love this, do they not? Admittedly, many of those *were* mine, but hey...


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Cliff Beefpile - over 2 years ago

Servo with his new butt-less trucker body has to be one of the funniest sight gags in the whole series.


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Andy Jones - over 2 years ago

Maligdinum. Adamantium. Unobtainium. All elements in the MacGuffin family.


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Alex Stefanic - over 2 years ago

Ben Murphy is doing his best Ben Murphy impression in this TV sho-I mean "movie"


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Andy Jones - over 2 years ago

This film is utterly obsessed with fuel additives. Oil Shock anyone?


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Andy Jones - over 2 years ago

I took the time to check out the online turkey database. Involves more noodles than I anticipated.


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JohnJay - over 2 years ago

Glad I found this one, a sleeper of a movie, EZ rider meets home alone


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J Ryan Wade - almost 3 years ago

Peter Fonda is 'Richard Petty' in "the Marcel Marceau Story."