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908 - The Touch of Satan



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Jennifer Brodsgaard - 22 days ago

i gave this one a laugh just cause of the line "this is where the fish live"!


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Brad Walsh - about 1 month ago

That movie was so slow we almost fell asleep before grandma killed another person. Very bad (in a slow bad kind of way).


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SirenR - about 1 month ago

So lol okay on IMDB it says that the actress picked to play Lucinda (younger) was picked for her resemblance to Embey...they dont look anything alike!


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Snuffy Wuffykiss - 3 months ago

So the Antagonists in the movie are the mob of superstitious townsfolk and the good guy is the kind and merciful Satan who answers prayers for help. What a strange twist.


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Hazel Davis - 4 months ago

I keep reading the title as The Touch of Stan. I'm not sure if that's more or less scary.


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Dick Grayson - 4 months ago

I've always thought it's hilarious that she uses the fact that she knows the mob sang Amazing Grace as proof of his dream, instead of, y'know, the fact that she knew about his dream in the first place. And he's still not convinced.


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SaturnHex - 4 months ago

Man, this one is so underrated on the laugh votes.


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Stereo Catz - 4 months ago

Has anybody here actually read "The Horror at Red Hook"?


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Curtis Awful - 8 months ago

This is a great one. Softens hands while you do the dishes.


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Last of the Wild Ponies - 9 months ago

Oddly enough, my favorite part of this whole episode is the fact that Brian Brain Brain Guy Observer has a Cookie Monster.


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Buffalo Rider - 10 months ago

This is one of my favorites. I am not sure if it was my first MST3K experiences, but I did catch it when it ran on Comedy Central when CC really started to get big. I almost died laughing at, "this is where the fish lives" and it still gets a good laugh out of me to this day. Great episode from start to finish.


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Stephen A Nathe - 12 months ago

in Curse of Bigfoot, one of the Rifftrax crews riffed movies, there's a Melissa Two-Shed Strickland throwback riff


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Micah Philson - about 1 year ago

It took me forever, but I realized 20 minutes in that I've seen this one before and it's actually one of my favorites! So glad I watched.


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Ken Morley - about 1 year ago

Question for our audience members!?in the scene by the pond , when the main girl introduced mike riffs " im not going back jim"! is that from a star trek episode?


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Jane Sproul - about 1 year ago

Their horror when the credits briefly run backward will never not be funny to me.


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Serv0 - about 1 year ago

An underrated episode imo. I always get a good laugh out of this!


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Liam Humel - over 1 year ago

Anyone else in the mood right now for CARNATION'S ICE CREAM!


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Charles Haslett - over 1 year ago

"I sure hope he said peanuts" hahaha Great episode!


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Ken Morley - over 1 year ago

This has to be one of my favorites! "When sore throat pain strikes"!


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Bees On Pie - over 1 year ago

Mike's awful sandals


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mst3klover$@) - over 1 year ago

This movie besides being lame is completely not believable. No guy would accept the devil for seconds! wtf?


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She's 127 and he is ok with it. Wow talk about your may december romance.


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Now kindly show me on this doll where Satan touched you?


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The humanity - over 1 year ago

Definitely a darker tone to the films selected in the later Mike years when they started riffing more horror films, and became less of an all-ages program, which I think you could say about the Joel years for the most part.


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The humanity - over 1 year ago

This one is painful, like a long, drawn-out, poorly-acted episode of 'Tales from the dark side'.


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Rosebud - over 1 year ago

This movie always confused me, because the opening riffs during the extended title sequence imply that the guy in the car is the devil. So then I got all confused about which one was in fact beezlebob.


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MSTeacher3K - over 1 year ago

A bit of trivia: the woman who plays Lucinda in this movie, Jeanne Gerson, plays Marka the old cook in "The Bride and the Beast", which is a newly released title over at Rifftrax.


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Stephen A Nathe - almost 2 years ago

the gas station scene is probably the best....and the whole movie is a true "Gem"....


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Jessica Martin - almost 2 years ago

I love this episode!


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Is anybody else really turned on by Beez McKeever in this episode? Good God, what does that say about me??


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Stephen A Nathe - almost 2 years ago

ZAAH!!!


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Stephen A Nathe - almost 2 years ago

one of my top 5 eps....and a GREAT Servo episode to boot!
Stay Here!!! Stop it!!


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Duckbombz - almost 2 years ago

This is one of my all-time favorite episodes! And this is where the fish lives.


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Jenica Burgos - about 2 years ago

So if Melissa is, like, 120 years old and her dad in the witch scene is not Luther the sweaty walnut rancher, who the hell are Luther and Molly? Melissa's grandkids?


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Jenn T. Robot - about 2 years ago

The walnut jokes are the best!
Don't spook the walnuts.


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Ted Chase - about 2 years ago

That guy fell in love pretty damn fast (and most of that time was pauses...)


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Teri Gee - over 2 years ago

Okay, so what I don't get about this movie: the whole point of the end is that the "hero" is going to free the girl from her pact with Satan so that he doesn't have any power over her anymore. He does that and she gets old and starts to die. Who was surprised that Satan tricked her? ...and then, he turns around and binds them BOTH to Satan so that she doesn't die. WHAT WAS THE POINT OF FREEING HER, THEN?

...or did I miss something?


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Ray Garraty - over 2 years ago

With the long driving scene over the opening credits, I had this fear he was going to turn left into Valley Lodge.


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Moe Katz - over 2 years ago

Actually not a bad story. Could be a good movie if it wasn't for the bad acting, bad dialog, poor production values, and glacial pace.


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David McKinley - over 2 years ago

At 53:25 Jodie throws up chicken, corn, green peppers, chili.....*sigh* onions.


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K.T. Robot - over 2 years ago

After watching and laughing my butt off over 15 times I finally caught the Ann Heche reference! What a hoot!


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Katherine Avant - over 2 years ago

I really enjoy the Edie Sedgwick reference


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I'm still waiting for the soda companies to make Wassal and Neck Juice.


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Fredrick Stafford - over 2 years ago

Ha, ha, ha, well, now that we have all had a good long laugh at the expense of walnut farmers, The Walnut Growers Association would like to remind you that the characters and events depicted in this film were fictional and do not represent the vast majority of walnut growers. Only a small percentage of walnut farms, perhaps 15%-25%, 40% tops, have young daughters who are in fact 120 year old satanic witches with a brunt to a crisp but still living sister witch who indiscriminately pitchfork’s to death innocent townsfolk. You simply cannot condemn the hard working walnut grower’s community as a whole for the actions of a few bad nuts (ha, ha, ha). Thank you for your attention and remember to keep buying and eating walnuts, The Dark One commands it!


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Adam Neubauer - over 2 years ago

Grandma Servo, fills me with great joy. Just about as much as when Crow is Jack Elam.


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Big McLargehuge - almost 3 years ago

It's like this whole movie has been washed with bleach!


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starman 76 - almost 3 years ago

huh. did a plucked turkey in a wig just talk to me?


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starman 76 - almost 3 years ago

wait for the score's syrupy bass note at 26:24, Servo whips toward Mike, startled


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Alyssa Transitoria - almost 3 years ago

The million references to farm activities in which walnuts take the place of livestock..'calving a walnut'...'those walnuts are TEARING through the hay!'...I pee myself. it's almost enough for a drinking game. I actually saw this once before I saw the MST3K version.


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Mike Carmona - almost 3 years ago

Great, now I'm suddenly hungry for CARNATION ICE CREAM!


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Scott A. Taylor - almost 3 years ago

Ugh! .. stupid ass movie! I just can't finish it .. I tried .. man I kept hoping Satan would come out here and kick everyones ass .. and then kill the film crew but sadly nothin' doing!. NEXT!


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Stereo Catz - almost 3 years ago

Grandma Servo is one of my favorite segments ever! Haven't seen this in years but the moment Mike started getting poked with a little pitchfork it all came flooding back.


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Stereo Catz - almost 3 years ago

Holy crap! Servo actually pronounced pecan properly! He’s the first non-southerner I’ve heard do that.


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Stereo Catz - almost 3 years ago

A Wassail is a celebratory toast.


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Fancy Pantserton - almost 3 years ago

♫The touch♫the feel♫of Satan!♫
♫The archfiend of our liiives♫


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Fun Fact: It's actually possible to make walnut liquor. In Italy, it's called Nocino and in France it's called Vin de Noix. I just felt like sharing that. If anyone decides to invent the "Touch of Satan" cocktail, I guess one of these could be your base. L'Chaim! :D


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Sage Harpuia - about 3 years ago

Mormo
In Greek mythology, Mormo (Greek: Μορμώ, Μορμών, Mormō) was a spirit who bit bad children, said to have been a companion of the goddess Hecate. The name was also used to signify a female vampire-like creature in stories told to Greek children by their nurses to keep them from misbehaving. This reference is primarily found in some of the plays of Aristophanes.[1][2] He is also referenced in The Alexiad, which goes to show that Mormo was still taught to children during Byzantine times.
orgo
Gorgo may refer to:

Another name for the Gorgon
Gorgo (film), a 1961 movie, or its protagonist, the fictional giant monster Gorgo
Gorgo, Queen of Sparta, 5th-century B.C. Queen of Sparta, daughter of Cleomenes and wife of Leonidas I
681 Gorgo, an asteroid
Gorgo, a former brush-footed butterfly genus now included in Erebia.

So, not really names for the Devil. More associated with
Hecate
Hecate or Hekate (ancient Greek Ἑκάτη, Hekátē, pronounced /ˈhɛkətiː/ or /ˈhɛkət/[1] in English) is a chthonic Greco-Roman goddess associated with magic and crossroads.
Just in case you were curious.


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Jillian Hadley - about 3 years ago

Laugh if you understood "Melissa 'Two-sheds'".


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Scooter Atreides - over 3 years ago

So that's Prop Diva Beez McKeever, huh?

um....


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Scooter Atreides - over 3 years ago

How can a movie about witchcraft and Satanism and cold blooded murder be so incredibly DULL?

The episode is funny, granted--but the film is like getting sold insurance at church :P


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John Curtis - over 3 years ago

This serves as a surprisingly functional and coherent movie. Not a GOOD movie, mind you. But this and The Leech Woman are probably the best I've seen from an "actual, functional movie" standpoint.


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Phil Carstens - over 3 years ago

The weird thing is that she says "This is where the fish lives", not "This is where the fish live". So she's implying that a single, lone fish lives in that pond, and she's familiar with it.


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Stefan - over 3 years ago

This is my all time favorite episode! So funny! Plus I live in the town where they filmed this piece of crap movie in the 70's. I recognize a lot of the scenery.


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Rowsdower Jr. Sr. - over 3 years ago

Gotta love Tom's grandma. Nuff said.


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Jason Edwards - over 3 years ago

Embey Melley? That's not a name that's a bad scrable hand!


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RevJoan - over 3 years ago

...and I'm 'Cow'.


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Gal Dagon - over 3 years ago

Beth is hot, if you don't mind me saying so. I'm surprised it took them this long to put her on screen.


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Childe Harold - over 3 years ago

Is that the back brace guy from Giant Spider Invasion at the witch burning???


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Alex Stefanic - over 3 years ago

"Hey, I've got an idea! Let's make dialogue as awkward and stilted as possible!"


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Frankie DeMario - about 4 years ago

@47:10 Tom Servo's hay fever....I about lost it!! XD