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202 - The Sidehackers



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Puma Man - over 5 years ago
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Best use of Cambot ever!


A Funny Episode!
Richard - 8 months ago
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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
tigelton - 8 months ago
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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


Jaguar Wong Abides - about 4 years ago
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Ross Hagen was nominated for an Oscar for this picture? ;)


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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.


Missed Superstar opportunity
Gratefuljamhead - 10 months ago
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59:32
"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.


Mike Carmona - about 4 years ago
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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!


BadTouch - 11 months ago
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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


DarkShadows - 12 months ago
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episode's lost along with the channel it's on... :(


Funky The Monkey - over 1 year ago
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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."


Josh Bray - over 1 year ago
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"I'm going to go to the Hasbro Humane Society..." Pfffftt hahaha


Bill Hubert - over 1 year ago
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Isn't it "Rommel, you magnificent BASTARD"?????


Last of the Wild Ponies - over 2 years ago
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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.


But nothing lasts for ever. Only loveeeee pads the film.
Misterkingdom - about 3 years ago
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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.


Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago
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You know guys there are other references to Erwin Rommel besides just Patton.


Zac Hoover - about 4 years ago
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When I saw the title, I thought it would be about Hacking Computers. I am disappointed.


A Lush Cocktail Rescue - almost 2 years ago
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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


Anthony Pape - almost 2 years ago
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Apparently Rommel gets shot with the same Magic bullet that killed JFK


Jessica Benjamin - over 3 years ago
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Mike as J.C reminds a little of Michael Keaton :)


DJburris87 - almost 2 years ago
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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


Snuffy Wuffykiss - over 2 years ago
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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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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!")


Misterkingdom - over 3 years ago
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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.


Jane Sproul - over 2 years ago
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"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!


Jane Sproul - over 2 years ago
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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.


Travis McDonald - about 3 years ago
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MST3K could have devoted an entire season to just riffing on Ross Hagen films.


Crypto Dentist - almost 3 years ago
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J.C. is like a murderous 2 year-old.


Jack Glastra - almost 3 years ago
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Dr.Forrester: human slinkipede.


HypnoHelioStaticStasis - almost 3 years ago
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My favorite riff in this one has to be Crow's, "They stoled his dimes."


Eileen Fay - over 3 years ago
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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?


Joshua Illyes - about 3 years ago
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first time seeing that one...was awesome, full of some great riffs


A Silhouette - about 3 years ago
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You would think this movie would have more sidehacking in it. Or that it would be a major part of the plot.. but nope


Lewis Nitzberg STINKS! - about 3 years ago
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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!


Diane - aka Starbreeze - over 3 years ago
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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.


Jake - over 3 years ago
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The episode containing Cambot's one and only riff.


Look Polish - over 3 years ago
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This movie is exceptionally bad
And the "Desert Fox" riff is exceptionally erudite


Rita dead?
Eileen Fay - over 3 years ago
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Did I blink and miss the murder of Rita? Or were the filmmakers too sensitive to show it?


Scott Elliot - over 4 years ago
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Say what you will about the quality of the movie. But that JC is a great villain. Pulls off the unstable sociopath character perectly.


Gigantor! - about 4 years ago
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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).


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


Joe Comer - over 3 years ago
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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!!


Barry Ward - over 3 years ago
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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.


A Silhouette - over 3 years ago
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But.. your lips are.. DRUGGED! -camera dazes out


John Smith - almost 4 years ago
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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?


John Smith - almost 4 years ago
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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.


Elisa Farrington - over 4 years ago
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If I had to chose one great Dr Forrester moment it would be his entrance as a slinky. (Mike is probably his hind end).


Jaguar Wong Abides - almost 4 years ago
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I love the skit with Mike as JC...he's a cool cat, can you dig it?


Leslie Doesn't Get You - over 5 years ago
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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.


Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago
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How long has Doc Forester had an Ood in a Jailhouse Rock outfit?


Zen Greenway - over 4 years ago
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JC was also in the worst Next Generation episode ever. Don't get me wrong. I love Next Gen, but sheesh!


Graeme Cree - over 4 years ago
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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!!!!!"


Chris Bennett - almost 5 years ago
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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?!?"


Brian Landsem - over 4 years ago
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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.


Daniel Lopez - almost 5 years ago
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Hey everybody, NUMBER 16!!!!


Someone Special - over 4 years ago
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Rofl, i love Crow's comment "There's a ladder in the way. There's...a...LADDER....in the WAY!"


Elisa Farrington - over 4 years ago
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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?'


Aaron Kuehmichel - over 5 years ago
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I love it when they do their Jerry Lewis/Dean Martin impressions.


Desiree Ashcraft - over 5 years ago
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Is it me, or does the Dino sound more like Bing Crosby?


Gal Dagon - about 5 years ago
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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.


Anthony DiCrecchio - over 4 years ago
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Tom Servo has a beautiful singing voice.


Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago
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JC kissed his ankh. What is he praying to Amen Ra?


Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago
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There aren't going to be any guns on my vengeful mission to kill a man!


Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago
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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.


Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago
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This great picture quality for only being available on 240p. I like.


Bronn K - over 4 years ago
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I think this one is underrated. The riffing here is absolutely top-notch, and the host segments are solid.


Allison Jones - over 4 years ago
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I don't know what it is about that animated Slinky, but it kills me every time. Brilliant.


Jon Bradley - almost 5 years ago
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This is one of my favorite ones.


Kimono Dragon - over 5 years ago
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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!


Chris Mulligan - almost 5 years ago
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The Patton riffs make this episode for me and a subtle Pope of Greenwich Village drop at the end.


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


GallariaIchiban - about 5 years ago
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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!


Gal Dagon - about 5 years ago
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This movie doesn't half drag on, does it?


Gal Dagon - about 5 years ago
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"Hasbro humane society" I somehow missed that the first time around.


Chuck Finley - over 5 years ago
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"He should be considered armed, and stupid."


Chuck Finley - over 5 years ago
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"Thanks for littering."


Chuck Finley - over 5 years ago
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"Hey why dont you turn off that motorcycle so we can talk,"


RevJoan - over 5 years ago
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{peep} XD


Olivia P - over 5 years ago
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I will push the "add comment" button. I will! I will push the button!


Derrick Hollandsworth - over 5 years ago
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I think this was my favorite invention exchange ever :)


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


Dave Robinson - over 5 years ago
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Watching from Afghanistan!


Dan Rudy - almost 6 years ago
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Apparently J.C. later became the voice of George Liquor, in Ren & Stimpy.