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205 - Rocket Attack USA



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Revolution now!
legoredlac - about 1 month ago
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"Hard to believe that a group of civilized men could sit around and calmly discuss how to murder five or six million others."

That's why we've got to CRUSH them!


My Buddy Phil Z
Camazotz: The Bat of Des - 5 months ago
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Got talking to my friend Phil about the new MST3K. We both like it, but he said it was a lot raunchier! I told him to watch this episode then get back to me on the whole "raunchy" thing.


patsignor1966 - 4 months ago
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**MST3K FAN EXCLUSIVE** 30 Year Anniversary NEW Fan Based Show Opening. This is a version NEVER seen on TV. I encourage you to watch it to the very end. 2:34, the real hardcore MSTIES should appreciate it. Do hope everyone will. What episode is the final clip from? ENJOY....
https://youtu.be/IDu4AgDp_bM


GaryInMotion - 9 months ago
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New Cinema Edition of, "Rocket Attack U.S.A." now showing:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbIa0InlvQA


Tim Gilmore - 8 months ago
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i think it would be fun if one of the links for each episode had the commercials. i like watching old commercials.


D0S81 - 6 months ago
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funniest ''riff'' in the movie was by the radio announcer ''...the middle east, and the far east are quiet, at least temporarily...''


D0S81 - 6 months ago
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1:14:22 i'm still pretty new to this show, so this ep is as far as ive watched, but that cosmonaut guy looks familiar. is he the guy in the picture in the top left of this page, in between joel and servo's pic? i'm guessing he's up there cuz he becomes a future presenter? if so its cool he was with the show back here. also, im missing josh, but i'll adit, the new guy is growing on me, i just miss josh as servo, the voice he gave him was so good. but i spose ill get used to it. just like ive got used to the new gypsie, and the old gypsie bod being used for cambot.


D0S81 - 6 months ago
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6:40 ''this is my mailing list...'' the bit after that about ''now back to my etc etc transilvania choo choo'' line sounded weird, as if it was dubbed in afterwards. i feel sorry for these guys, cuz i saw a behind the scenes, and they said they watch the movies about 6 times or there abouts, to come up with jokes, so i suppose there are bound to be ones after filming they come up with too. i just love this show, would be cool to see a more adult themed one, i dont mean adult movies like ''hey, ive come to fix your fridge bow chika chika bow cika chika'' movies, but more adult riffs, because some of these films are just wide open to some real major roasting. but i like the pg13 riffs too.


Foreword
D0S81 - 6 months ago
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chapter one
not so long ago, on a laptop not so far away (about a foot from my face)...
i decided to look up word crawls. the opening crawl font with the word 'foreword' is also exactly the same font and style as flash gordon it looks like ,at least what i saw on wikipedia when looking up word crawl origins because, i also heard lucas created them first. but when i looked it up, it said his word crawls were inspired by word crawls from serials, so whoever said it was lucas first, was a wee bit off, unless he was the first to do them in a major motion picture? meh, who cares, they look cool.


This brings back memories!
William Marcus - 7 months ago
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I remember watching and reviewing a thinly-veiled military propaganda movie back around 2012 (I think) for my college newspaper. The message was basically "Join the army, shoot big guns, die gloriously". It was stupid... but at least it HAD a coherent message!


US propaganda? Yowza!
Je M'EnFous - 7 months ago
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The Soviet Govt. was never run as it's shown here. This is obviously set in post-Stalin USSR where "Uncle Joe", among other things, basically had all or nearly all of his higher-echelon military types killed in a paranoia-fueled purge to eliminate any possible threat to his "absolute power" (that's why they (well a couple people) called him "the 'Red Tsar'". And make no mistake, Lenin (contrary to popular US opinion, was really not some "kinder/gentler" "leader" & also contrary to popular opinion, he was not untrusting of Stalin but agreed with him in many respects. The only Soviet or Bolshevik who had anything closely resembling an actual Marxist line of thought was Ivan Trotsky...and we know what his fate was: assassinated by Ramon whatsisname in Mexico on the orders of Stalin (amidst one of his murderous paranoid spats). Ice pick in the head, or something equally gory. Anyway, Even when Khrushchev took power, one of the 1st things he did was to have Lavrentia Beria, that sadistic sonofabitch who loved to watch the people he had ordered tortured tortured & killed, etc. Well, Comrade K. had him shot as part of the "de-Stalinization" program. But he too would've never tolerated the military to take so much control unless it was a real coup d'etat which the movie does not imply; only that it was some sort of "internal political power struggle". Besides when Ike was pres in the US although various machinations continued on both sides, at the diplomatic level, tensions were starting to cool off & there was more of a war of propaganda & such. These moviemakers obviously either had no clue or were just going by a script written by Allen Dulles or some spook like him!! This seems to be more US propaganda (of course it is) than any sort of "realistic" take on the USSR!!


anomnomnomaleez - 10 months ago
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1:30:08---the number 33 on the printing press.


anomnomnomaleez - 10 months ago
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At 30:26, the radio operator is in front of a flat earth map on the wall which is obscured by a globe. Why not have one or the other or neither?


W.R. Anderson - 10 months ago
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In this episode you can really hear Joel whistling when he breaths..


Kameカメ - 10 months ago
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https://youtu.be/JD_A1efwgDY
This version here is slightly better quality


Klaatu - about 1 year ago
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Funny movie...but there will be an apocalypse


Jeremy Tung - over 1 year ago
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I know Tom's new head was supposed to block less of the screen, but honestly it feels like the opposite happened.


Phil Carstens - over 5 years ago
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They mention "The Conqueror" in the trivia segment. It starred John Wayne as Genghis Khan, which is one of the worst examples of a white guy imitating another race. It's also famous because it was filmed downwind from a nuclear testing site. By 1981, 91 people who worked on the movie developed cancer, and 46 died from it.


Crouching_Penn_Hidden_Teller - over 1 year ago
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holy crap, Tanya's acting is awful even by MST standards.


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00:58:35 - Eh. Fake British Guy looks more like Dustin Hoffman than Bill Bixby... if you ask me.


Anthony DiCrecchio - over 6 years ago
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The water polo foosball table actually looks like a really cool idea.


Thankful
Klaatu - over 1 year ago
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TOM: Meanwhile in a Frank Loyd Wright building nearby.
I am an artist an custom furniture maker by trade, I love FLW's work and had the honor of building his "Wing Back" chairs. I worked off of his actual hand drawn sketches, it was really cool. You'll see them on the top row of pics on this link .
https://www.google.com/search?q=Frank+Lloyd+Wright+Taliesin+west+furniture&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjJov7K8uLYAhUI9mMKHWPvDYEQ_AUICygC&biw=819&bih=377


Erica -MSTies of SOCAL - almost 4 years ago
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Good Watch It Together for August 9th - 75th anniversary of the last attack on civilians using a nuclear bomb. Here's hoping that anniversary only gets older and older.


tonyp102 - over 2 years ago
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Have those two ever even SEEN a foosball table before? It would not appear that this is the case.


ManDance! '92 - over 2 years ago
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Hahaha! Joel is really struggling through this intro. Frank on the other hand is already swinging into high.


leecrystal1 - almost 3 years ago
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Oh cool! Mike Nelsons audition to be stuck on a satellite with two robots is on this one.


tigelton - over 2 years ago
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The cold war artist renderings are just pure gold, basically how you explain the cold war to aliens or robots


Cindy - over 6 years ago
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I was practically screaming at the screen. ICBM's were adapted as orbital launch vehicles, not the other way around!


Joseph Charles - over 3 years ago
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"All right, Captain, as long as you didn't get inside."
TOM: Well, I got to third, if that counts for anything.

Wow. As Mike might say, that's late night!


Scooter Atreides - almost 7 years ago
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"Coincidence? Read the book..."

A Time-Life books Mysteries of the Unknown reference...man, that takes me back!


James GreyWolf - almost 5 years ago
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One of the oddities of the universe, but I actually have issues 1 and 2 of Fat Freddy's Cat.


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Huh. After watching NYC get attacked, Joel reads a letter dated September 11.


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Newsie: Extree, extree!
Joel: ... Extree?
Yes, it's what the news is printed on.


SPOILER ALERT!
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This movie sucks so hard it makes your head explode......


"Help me"
Bender Rodriguez - over 3 years ago
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So this was the first episode to have a weird clip from the movie after the end credits.


Thomas Dickensheets - about 4 years ago
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When TV Frank first time came in? Was it Season 3?


Snuffy Wuffykiss - almost 4 years ago
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Total Failure. Both the main characters and the movie itself. another hard one for me to get thru.


Plenty of Lip 'n' Tongue Action - about 4 years ago
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It's just a theory, but I believe there is a riff that was cut from this episode for being too "late night" for the basic cable of the innocent early 90's.

(During the exchange between the "chunkiest couple on the block" at approximately 1:17:30)

Chunky Guy to Chunky Gal: "I've got twenty bucks and I'll blow it all on you tonight."
CROW: "Geez, if I were her I'd hold out for more than twenty bucks before I let him do that to me..."


Chris Mulligan - over 6 years ago
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Ivan attempts to sell Amway products to his unwitting guests....does anyone remember Amway? I had a friends whose parents sold that crap and tried getting all of our parents to join...totally 90's reference that cracked me up.


Jacob Hill - about 6 years ago
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I think this might be it: the worst movie they ever did. Holy cow. Completely incomprehensible and incompetent movie making.


Matthew Boyle - over 4 years ago
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Cheese price supports? They're really going to go after low income people who eat cheese? Sure we'd all be starving, but at least we'd have nukes! Oh wait, that sounds a lot like the ussr now that you mention it.


Matthew Boyle - over 4 years ago
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"Aren't these statellites just a good propaganda move on their part?" Nice to know the filmmakers knew the actual reason and significance of Sputnik but decided to use it for their own propaganda purposes.


Jack Glastra - over 4 years ago
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zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


Kim Spence Dean - about 6 years ago
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I wish they had done more Bela Lugosi films --- Trace's impression is spot-on and hilarious.


Skin Walker, Texas Skin Ranger - over 4 years ago
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1:08:54 I thought from the music that Darth Vader was about to walk into shot.


Casey Vallow - about 5 years ago
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I can't stop laughing at that stinger at the end!


Chris Mulligan - over 6 years ago
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I refuse to believe that Gumby and Pokey were ever involved in any kind of Commie activities.


Leslie Doesn't Get You - almost 6 years ago
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Don'tcha just love how the characters refer to Soviet propaganda with an obvious disdain when the film they're in is blatant US propaganda?


Nick Acosta - almost 5 years ago
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I like they are obsessed with the guy getting bad service at the restaurant.


Kimono Dragon - over 6 years ago
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Loved the "Airplane" call back at 36:00. "The white zone is for loading and unloading only." I laughed until they took me to a hospital. A hospital, what is it? It's a big building with doctors and medical equipment, but that's not important now!


Stephen Shores - about 5 years ago
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I love it when Joel pretends to be the other end of a phone conversation. Hysterical!


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Check out that jumpsuit that Mike's wearing as Joel's Russian counterpart-
it's Joel's old tan KTMA jumpsuit.


Donald Petkus - over 5 years ago
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I don't associate belly dancers with typical Russian cafés .


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@15:25 Yes, Stanley?


John Byrne - almost 6 years ago
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I can't believe there's a reference to Samuel T. Coleridge's "Kubla Khan" poem in this episode. That is just downright esoteric!


Peakpasha - about 7 years ago
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Barry Mahon, the director of this movie, was also the director of Errol Flynn's last movie, "Assault of the Cuban Rebel Girls" (IMDB lists it simply as "Cuban Rebel Girls"). And for Rifftrax fans, he also directed the Thumbelina part of "Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny".


Anthony Cardoza Presents! - over 5 years ago
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0:22:08 'Arachnophobia' reference. As if I needed another reason to love this show!


Jeffrey Adam Grewe - over 5 years ago
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I have fallen asleep seven nights in a row trying to finish this one, maybe tonight is the night


Johnny Cowan - over 5 years ago
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Oh man, I need to go get a Crest Complete!


Elisa Farrington - about 6 years ago
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Audrey Hepburn coming down the stairs in My Fair Lady = Gypsy looking drop dead gorgeous in her tin foil bow. For the first time I noticed her eyelashes!


Mal'te'akh Malithion - almost 6 years ago
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So... I gotta ask... where's Major Kong?


Penelope Whichway - about 6 years ago
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Too funny! Countless references to at least 3 Kubrick films. Thank you MST3K


Dana Xu - about 7 years ago
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First 'stinger' episode!


Elisa Farrington - about 6 years ago
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Ram Chips - Good things: Tom Servo's phone conversations and that North By Northwest was made the same year. Bad thing: The whole sorry ending beginning with Agent (What a dope) John getting gunned down in his inconspicuous white coat. As Crow said, Oh, I just don't understand this - we lost the commie threat? WHAT IS GOING ON HERE?!!!


Elisa Farrington - about 6 years ago
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Frank @ 1:33:32-38. Iconic.


Elisa Farrington - about 6 years ago
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I read somewhere that they gave Tom Servo a haircut because of complaints that his gumball head was a distraction against the movie screen. It didn't last long, fortunately.


JohnJay - over 7 years ago
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"The Phanton Creeps" one of the best shorts IMPO


Leslie Doesn't Get You - about 6 years ago
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I like the idea of Crow's punctuation jokes, but as a grammar geek, I cringe every time because almost every one of them is incorrect. I gotta learn to let go!


bob - over 7 years ago
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always funny, never grows old


Stereo Catz - over 6 years ago
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Wow, I actually did really great at the Nuclear war quiz show.


Fredrick Stafford - over 6 years ago
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The Soviets made their own version of this film which was nearly a shot for shot copy of ours, except their “British Agent” had more of a Flemish accent and “any suburb USA” Hazlet was replaced by idyllic "easy livin'" Krasnoznamensk.
Incidentally: their chunky tie-shunning truck driver went on to serve as General Secretary of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, just before their 1991 collapse.


Mike Carmona - about 6 years ago
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Madame Sousatzka. Madame Sousatzka! MADAME SOUS--! Gotta love Frank's energy.


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Shout out to everyone else who's been to Hazlet! :D


Nicholas Brownlee - over 6 years ago
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Heh, the rocket DOES have a shadow! It's shown for a few seconds before and after Crow's comment...just saying. :-P


trumpy - about 7 years ago
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Love the Charlie McCarthy hearings.


Chris Mulligan - over 6 years ago
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Joel @ 34:20, hikeeba!


Gal Dagon - almost 7 years ago
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"The police are thick in this area." Yeah, they're like that around here too.


Gal Dagon - almost 7 years ago
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"Is he dead? - No, just stunned." You stunned him just as he was coming to!


Brad D - almost 7 years ago
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There is nothing more rife for riffing than propaganda of the past...or present.


NS - over 7 years ago
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28:35 - Here's the hand-off, and... FUMBLE! I blame Servo's new aerodynamic shape for what happened; fortunately that didn't last too long.