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202 - The Sidehackers



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socially-awkward-securitron - about 1 month ago

Normally, i would have thought this movie was really boring, but when it's mst3k i instantly get a really bad case of the giggles and laugh at literally anything. (i assume that's good because ive heard that when something easily amuses you it means you like it one heck of a lot) i especially liked the song at the end, and i mean come on, who doesn't love hearing tom servo sing? and gypsy is an absolute doll, when isnt she?


A Funny Episode!
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Richard - 4 months ago

I especially like the gang giving the nonsense play-by-play commentary of the side hacking sequence. It's my new favorite segment. I don't even think the film is that bad (except the ending). It's a true exploitation film with a solid narrative that was watchable. To see what was edited out search YouTube for the uncut version.


One of the best
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tigelton - 4 months ago

this episode has it all a banned movie, inside gags, Rommel jokes, rare cambot riff, hilarious bumpers (frank and mike as gooch and jc), and possibly the worst ending to any movie ever


Missed Superstar opportunity
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Gratefuljamhead - 6 months ago

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"I'd do anything for you J.C." Channeling my inner Kevin I sang "Hosanna, super star!" He must have been still settling in, because he seems to jab at Jesus Christ Superstar fairly often.


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BadTouch - 7 months ago

Sshhh. Don't tell anyone. I found it on YouTube. Here's the link... for the time being, at least. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tamQkEthAD0


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DarkShadows - 8 months ago

episode's lost along with the channel it's on... :(


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Funky The Monkey - 12 months ago

Reading this book written by TV's Frank himself, this movie had an unexpected rape scene. They didn't know about it until they watch the rest of the movie and after they asked Comedy Channel(of the time) for all the legal permissions to broadcast and use the film in the show. They would of dismissed this one for that as MST3K at the time was watched by kids and family friendly people mostly, but after editing out the rape scene, it didn't ruin the movie anymore than it already is. Also they already had all the rights paid to use the film when they discovered this. This is where they learned a lesson about choosing their movies, check the whole movie. And Frank had to do all that. He even said no therapist in the world can help him with his PTSD (Post Traumatic S*&$ Disorder) from screening all the bad movies. XD
Trixie "Maybe we all should give Frank a hug every time we meet him. Therapists do say hugging can be a form of therapy...somewhat and if appropriate."


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Josh Bray - about 1 year ago

"I'm going to go to the Hasbro Humane Society..." Pfffftt hahaha


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Bill Hubert - over 1 year ago

Isn't it "Rommel, you magnificent BASTARD"?????


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A Lush Cocktail Rescue - over 1 year ago

So ya hurl 'em on the ground and do-si-do
and make 'em sing like a so-pran-o
Sidehack
Yeah, ya fall off your bike flat on your ass
and you fill your butt full of prairie grass
Ya stick your can up in the air and
show us your can like you don't care
Sidehack, everybody
Swing your sidehack
Well, ya grab JC and ya swing him around
ya put him on a sidehack, throw him down
Sidehack, come on now


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Anthony Pape - over 1 year ago

Apparently Rommel gets shot with the same Magic bullet that killed JFK


Some profanity here
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John P. - over 1 year ago

1st time watching this ep. Surprised by the profanity in the movie and the riffs. Guess this season was in the midnight time slot.


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Watching the segment with Gretchen the Slinky, see the hand on the other side of the box? That is not Joel's hand. His shoulder is not positioned correctly for that to be his hand, unless his forearm is really long. I notice it because I am an artist, I like to draw, and the implied proportions are all wrong. *wants to erase and reposition*
It amuses me more than anything else. the fact that I spotted it.


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DJburris87 - over 1 year ago

So that's what frolicking looks like.


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Side hacking died in the 80s? Myth busted. Mythbusters used a modern side hack in the last test of their "flaming reel" myth. Starts around 1:20 in this clip. Looks a little less ridiculous with the new streamlined version.

https://youtu.be/W2ZjR6bul58

Here's a clip from an actual race:

https://youtu.be/DU4QxHQ6IAQ

Plenty more at this website dedicated to the sport.

http://www.speedwaysidecars.com


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End of the movie: "What, you're not talking?"
I was waiting for someone to say "I'm really tired." Missed opportunity there.

Anyway, I wonder how things would have turned out if Rommel had said "I'm flattered, lady, but I'm engaged" instead of insulting her.


Pitch Meeting Theater Presents: The Sidehackers
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I'd love to have been at the pitch meeting for this movie.

"Okay, Earl, whadda ya got for me?"
"Well, Jerry, I got this guy, see. Guy's name is Rommel, like the Nazi general. He's a sidehacker. What's that? It's this hip new sport. Never gonna make it out of the 60s, though."
"Is it an entertain' sort of sport?"
"Hell no, boring as watching paint dry. Anyways, this Rommel guy, he's got this girl, see, a real catch. But he gets in with a bad crowd, a real bad dude named Jesus Christ. We'll change his name to J.C. so the turds watching won't catch on. See, we got a hero named Rommel and a villain named J.C. Real subversive stuff."
"Good, good, I like the way you think, Earl."
"Yeah, and just as the audience gets bored to tears, bam! J.C. and his pals rape and murder Rommel's chick. Why? 'Cause J.C.'s girl says she was raped by Rommel. But it ain't true. Still, the babe's deader than dead."
"How does Rommel react?"
"Aww, it's great. He vows revenge, finally gets J.C. in the corner. Then bam! J.C. shoots Rommel dead. Movie ends, everybody is wonderin' why some sick puppies would make this movie."
"And we're the sick puppies?"
"Yeah, man. But see, and here's the kicker, over 20 years from now some guy and a couple puppets will watch OUR movie. 40 years from now, people STILL seein' our movie."
"Why would they do that?"
"That's the best part! I have no frickin' idea! Hey, my buzz is wearing off, pass me the bong."


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Link #4 is good, and isn't a YT 'pay-to-view' re-direct (like a few of them), or broken in two....("sidehack!")


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Snuffy Wuffykiss - about 2 years ago

Man, I will never understand women... Why would J.C.'s girlfriend even be with a psycho loser like him, but then to try cheat on him with a guy who is clearly in a committed relationship. Then she lies to try to get that guy killed for a polite rebuff? SHE is the real villain of the movie!


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Jane Sproul - about 2 years ago

"Come back to work so you can get your mind off it."

Come back to the place where you first met the guys who raped and murdered your girlfriend! That'll make you feel great!


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Jane Sproul - about 2 years ago

Freaking J.C.'s girlfriend, man. Look, honey, I don't know what anyone told you, but you're not THAT hot. Also, men have emotions and sometimes don't cheat on their girlfriends because they like them. I mean, you're with J.C., you probably don't know much about that, but I can't believe this is your first time ever even seeing it.


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Last of the Wild Ponies - about 2 years ago

If they wanted to have 100 kids--assuming that all gestation periods are normal length and that each pregnancy results in only one child--they'd have to go at it for 75 years.


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Crypto Dentist - over 2 years ago

J.C. is like a murderous 2 year-old.


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Jack Glastra - over 2 years ago

Dr.Forrester: human slinkipede.


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HypnoHelioStaticStasis - over 2 years ago

My favorite riff in this one has to be Crow's, "They stoled his dimes."


But nothing lasts for ever. Only loveeeee pads the film.
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Misterkingdom - over 2 years ago

R.I.P Rommel's gf. She was just another victim of mass media's tired but true ways of stirring up drama and man pain by humiliating/tormenting/killing a women in the "hero's" life.


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Joshua Illyes - almost 3 years ago

first time seeing that one...was awesome, full of some great riffs


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Travis McDonald - almost 3 years ago

MST3K could have devoted an entire season to just riffing on Ross Hagen films.


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Lewis Nitzberg STINKS! - almost 3 years ago

I hate this movie. I hate it! But the riffs are so top-notch... but the movie, I just can't watch it! It's just.. I HATE THIS MOVIE!


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A Silhouette - almost 3 years ago

You would think this movie would have more sidehacking in it. Or that it would be a major part of the plot.. but nope


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Diane - aka Starbreeze - almost 3 years ago

When JC busts into the cabin and says that lame line, Your time's up." or whatever he said, I didn't know what was happened. Then you see the guy running down the street and crying and then later going to that field and walking around with the sappy music playing in the background. I was thinking the whole time that she was kidnapped and he was crying about it and maybe even getting over it??? When I figured out that she was murdered by JC it actually made me laugh out loud.


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Misterkingdom - about 3 years ago

I don't mean to be ageist or anything, but isn't the main guy a little old for that kind of fun? Maybe he just looks old. I don't know.


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Look Polish - about 3 years ago

This movie is exceptionally bad
And the "Desert Fox" riff is exceptionally erudite


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Jessica Benjamin - about 3 years ago

Mike as J.C reminds a little of Michael Keaton :)


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Eileen Fay - about 3 years ago

OMG, Mike and Frank were hilarious as JC and Gooch!

And is it just me and half-remembered Psych 101 class, or is there an obvious sub-text of latent homo-eroticism between JC and Rommel?


Rita dead?
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Eileen Fay - about 3 years ago

Did I blink and miss the murder of Rita? Or were the filmmakers too sensitive to show it?


One of the best, no holds barred
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Steven Perry - about 3 years ago

Season Two is where the team really gels and the rifs and digs really shine. Enjoy the heaping helpings of tongue sandwiches here on Sidehackers.


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Joe Comer - about 3 years ago

This is a funny episode, but whoever uploaded used the wrong ratio!!! It makes it very hard to watch!!! Oh well, there's other fish to fry!!


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Barry Ward - over 3 years ago

Things I learned from this film:
1.) If you fall in love, a psycho will kill your girlfriend. He may or may NOT be apprehended by the police.
2.) If your name is "Rommel," don't fight in the desert.
3.) Chili peppers burn my gut.


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A Silhouette - over 3 years ago

But.. your lips are.. DRUGGED! -camera dazes out


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Jake - over 3 years ago

The episode containing Cambot's one and only riff.


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John Smith - over 3 years ago

Kevin's impression of J. Elvis's voice is so spot on I'm having trouble remembering who I'm listening to. I forget, how many episodes before Kevin drops the impression and starts doing Tom with his own voice. Is it only 2 or 3 more? Or does he keep it the entire 2nd season?


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John Smith - over 3 years ago

That neck snap at 81 minutes into the film is easily one of the most absurd things I've ever seen in an MST3k film.


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Jaguar Wong Abides - over 3 years ago

I love the skit with Mike as JC...he's a cool cat, can you dig it?


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Gigantor! - over 3 years ago

Some of my fellow MST3k fans may or may not realize that "JC" (Michael Pataki) starred in not one but two episodes of the show. He also played Sergeant Ward, the lovable sheriff's deputy/sexual predator, in "It Lives by Night" (s10e10).


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Zac Hoover - over 3 years ago

When I saw the title, I thought it would be about Hacking Computers. I am disappointed.


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Jaguar Wong Abides - over 3 years ago

Ross Hagen was nominated for an Oscar for this picture? ;)


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Mike Carmona - almost 4 years ago

I'd love to have a spastic Slinky pet! Then that dreaded day when I wake up to find out my kids straightened out... Nooooooooooooooooooo!


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Brian Landsem - almost 4 years ago

is it bad that this was part of my online mst3k/rifftrax double feature today. This film and Viva Knievel.. There is a fine line between brilliance and madness.


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Scott Elliot - almost 4 years ago

Say what you will about the quality of the movie. But that JC is a great villain. Pulls off the unstable sociopath character perectly.


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Someone Special - about 4 years ago

Rofl, i love Crow's comment "There's a ladder in the way. There's...a...LADDER....in the WAY!"


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Elisa Farrington - about 4 years ago

As Tom Servo said, 'Boy, what a depressing film!' I'm watching the episodes in order but, having seen this one before, I almost skipped it. 30 minutes in and I realized why. But, before I could turn it off Crow comes out with 'Bean dip, anyone?'


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Elisa Farrington - about 4 years ago

If I had to chose one great Dr Forrester moment it would be his entrance as a slinky. (Mike is probably his hind end).


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Graeme Cree - about 4 years ago

Nobody from MST3K noticed it, but JC was Korax in The Trouble With Tribbles. He's the Klingon Scotty belted for saying "I didn't mean to say the Enterprise should be hauling garbage. I meant to say that it should be hauled away AS GARBAGE!!!!!"


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Zen Greenway - about 4 years ago

JC was also in the worst Next Generation episode ever. Don't get me wrong. I love Next Gen, but sheesh!


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Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago

JC kissed his ankh. What is he praying to Amen Ra?


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Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago

There aren't going to be any guns on my vengeful mission to kill a man!


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Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago

You know guys there are other references to Erwin Rommel besides just Patton.


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Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago

I think Sidehacking is a good idea for a race sport. Any good sport needs one thing and that is the potential for life altering injury. People don't go to races to see the race, they go to see the crash.


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Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago

This great picture quality for only being available on 240p. I like.


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Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago

How long has Doc Forester had an Ood in a Jailhouse Rock outfit?


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Bronn K - over 4 years ago

I think this one is underrated. The riffing here is absolutely top-notch, and the host segments are solid.


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Anthony DiCrecchio - over 4 years ago

Tom Servo has a beautiful singing voice.


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Allison Jones - over 4 years ago

I don't know what it is about that animated Slinky, but it kills me every time. Brilliant.


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Chris Bennett - over 4 years ago

Though the riffing is superb, hardest movie of all MST3K for me to sit through. Jeez, get with the Side-Hacking already! Oops, I meant the "sorry excuse to make a weepy revenge snuff film because 70's guys were tough, man!" movie. - Because they snagged on my girl, see?! DON'TCHA CARE? DON'TCHA EVEN CARE?!?"


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Daniel Lopez - over 4 years ago

Hey everybody, NUMBER 16!!!!


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Chris Mulligan - over 4 years ago

The Patton riffs make this episode for me and a subtle Pope of Greenwich Village drop at the end.


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Jon Bradley - over 4 years ago

This is one of my favorite ones.


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GallariaIchiban - almost 5 years ago

So yeah, this episode marks the beginning of the MST3K crew actually watching films all the way through before picking them for the show. What happened there is they already started filming this episode when they came upon the rape/murder scene where Rita dies. Naturally, they were horrified, cut it from the show, and then every episode afterwards they watched all the way through. It also explains why it just randomly has our hero being all sad and forlorn and stuff with Crow playing off Rita's death. The more you know!


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Gal Dagon - almost 5 years ago

At first I didn't like the hero of the movie, but by the time he was killed I was completely ambivalent to him. I was mostly relieved it was over.


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Gal Dagon - almost 5 years ago

This movie doesn't half drag on, does it?


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Gal Dagon - almost 5 years ago

"Hasbro humane society" I somehow missed that the first time around.


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Chuck Finley - almost 5 years ago

"He should be considered armed, and stupid."


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Chuck Finley - almost 5 years ago

"Thanks for littering."


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Chuck Finley - almost 5 years ago

"Hey why dont you turn off that motorcycle so we can talk,"


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RevJoan - about 5 years ago

{peep} XD


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Olivia P - about 5 years ago

I will push the "add comment" button. I will! I will push the button!


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Puma Man - about 5 years ago

Best use of Cambot ever!


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Who's legs do you think are in the end of the Slinky Dr. F? I'm gonna guess Mike because Mike was the extra guy in everything that season.


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Desiree Ashcraft - about 5 years ago

Is it me, or does the Dino sound more like Bing Crosby?


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Leslie Doesn't Get You - about 5 years ago

When my sister and I would talk when we were meant to be sleeping, my dad would come in and say, "I don't want to hear another peep out of you." And as soon as he was out of earshot, we'd both start peeping. It was fun to see Joel and the bots play out my youth.


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Aha, at last! The origins of Joel's famous "chili peppers burn my gut" riff.


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I like Cambot's parody of sports TV with the Sidehacking Results: Boredom 9, Movie 1.


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Kimono Dragon - about 5 years ago

I'm glad the riffs are so good on this one, because even by MST3K standards, this movie is a bomb! The square dance calling by Crow T. Robot was the best!


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Dave Robinson - over 5 years ago

Watching from Afghanistan!


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Aaron Kuehmichel - over 5 years ago

I love it when they do their Jerry Lewis/Dean Martin impressions.


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Derrick Hollandsworth - over 5 years ago

I think this was my favorite invention exchange ever :)


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Dan Rudy - over 5 years ago

Apparently J.C. later became the voice of George Liquor, in Ren & Stimpy.