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210 - King Dinosaur



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Not everybody is Steve - about 1 month ago
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Just noticed there wasn't a best of video for this episode. Now I know why. Making this thing was more boring than making that Hamlet clip show. Oy vey! /_\


RevJoan - over 5 years ago
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1:10:33- I think that poor gal really smacked her head up against that rock!


Teridactyl - over 3 years ago
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Seriously, the "Joey the Lemur" bit is about the most annoying bit in the entire series.


storyline too stupid.
gert frob - 2 months ago
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I never understood why they had to blow up the island when all they had to do was go back to the mainland like they did.


Michael Kottler - 2 months ago
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l0ve th1s sh0w!


Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago
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This announcer clearly doesn't understand the difference between Jet and Rocket propulsion. Also, the many other thinks he got terribly wrong.


Gratefuljamhead - 12 months ago
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When Servo says "This is the best battle of the Precambrain", he made a mistake. He should have said Post Cambrian. At this point there is pretty much just marine invertebrates on earth. Nitpicky, but as a student of evolution, I wanted to add a correction.


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the" I'm just a poor turtle, help, Mr. Wizard" line is from an old cartoon called Tudor Turtle where there was a lizard wizard who had a time machine and was always sending this turtle back in time where he'd do something dumb and get a bunch of knights or cowboys, etc. pissed off at him. I don't know what that has to do with Nightmare on Elm Street.


Raymond Renee - 3 months ago
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huh, so Crow is a Pisces


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I definitely remember those Excedrin ads being around in the 80s, not just the 70s.


Aaron Kuehmichel - over 5 years ago
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Is anybody taking odds that Joel was high as a kite when they filmed that 'Joey the Lemur' bit?


Olivia P - over 5 years ago
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Colonel Potter is God? Heaven is in good hands.


Morgan Zindzi T - over 4 years ago
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wait, so was that sweat sock joke just a blatant masturbation joke?
...I feel so violated. JOEL MUST REMAIN NEUTERED!


Joseph Ewing - over 4 years ago
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How could people release hour long movies?


Steve-Headed Pig-Benton - over 3 years ago
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"Jo-Jo was a beast
Joel thought he was a lemur
But he was a kinkajou"


Jaguar Wong Abides - almost 3 years ago
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Crow sounds like a cross between Roseanne Roseannadanna and Father Guido Sarducci at the beginning of the Emotional Scientist skit.


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Am I the only one who liked Joel's poem? It's oddly touching. I always wondered if it was from something or if they wrote it.


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why is he getting in the other guy's car?!


Klaatu - 9 months ago
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Ever pay attention to how often they make jokes regarding Ganga? I love it!


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Three minutes in, Crow channels The Floaters.

8) Crowwww... yeahhhh...


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I love how all the launch footage is stock footage of test launches of captured V-2s at White Sands. Still, a much classier use of old stock footage of rockets than "Creeping Terror", which showed us stock footage of an Atlas ICBM launch run in reverse and expected us to believe it was an alien spacecraft landing (uh huh, yeah, right).

Why, yes, I _am_ a hopeless old space history geek...


Charles White - 11 months ago
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Now for a nice, long walking sequence.


Charles White - 11 months ago
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Take my hand, I' a stranger with parasites!


Charles White - 11 months ago
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Why don't you wake up the girls so they can scream?


Charles White - 11 months ago
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Oh man, he's dead again!


Charles White - 11 months ago
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Tell the bee I love him.


Funky The Monkey - over 1 year ago
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NOW I know why I like living in the now instead in the 50s or early 60s. I'd be nuked or shot ages ago for being too different. That time period discovered groupthink or no joke dangerous mental illness or psychological dysfunction on a society scale. Seems great that people look alike, act alike, and think alike, but without variety of ideas, styles, and different cultures, society is less hospitable, less accepting, and ultimately less adaptable. By psychology, its not healthy for a society to be so rigid and conforming driven. Nothing new would be invented minus for the purpose of destruction, and this is when wars become an epidemic. But what do I know, I'm only a street psychologist. XD


The 20th century Deus ex machina!
Teri Gee - about 3 years ago
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You know, now that I think of it, there's an interesting context to that kind of deus ex machina. I mean, in the 50s, what would have been the biggest global event in people's minds? WWII...which was ended by dropping two atomic bombs. It must have become some kind of perfect solution to the problem. Instead of God, it was an atomic bomb that solved everything. Of course, in reality, it's ridiculous, but there may be something to it, particularly when most people wouldn't have known anything about nuclear fallout or anything like that. All they would know is that a bomb led to Japan's surrender.

Of course, I may be reading too much into this. I have a tendency to do that.


Peter Trinidad Niederbrach - over 5 years ago
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Aah, the Fifties, where blowing up everything with a Nuclear Weapon is okay if it's different and unfamiliar!


Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago
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So the fate of your immortal soul is directly dependent on your driving record?


Anthony DiCrecchio - over 4 years ago
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I love how detonating a nuclear weapon on a young planet is considered an acceptable "Plan B". "Oh hey, this planet is in a stage equivalent to prehistoric Earth! Let's inundate it with absurd amounts of lethal radiation!"


Elisa Farrington - over 4 years ago
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Ram Chips - Good thing: thanks to Joel and the bots the animals talk and have the best lines. Bad thing: Giant mutant lizard torture and Dick(weed)the zoogeographer.


Cliff Beefpile - over 4 years ago
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Over the course of the MST3K series we've seen some truly inept and unethical scientists and astronauts. But these people...these four really have to be the worst of the bunch, taking the Ross Allen method of slash and burn to other planets.


Teri Gee - about 4 years ago
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I've started looking at the acting credits of some of the characters in the movies they watch. The male scientists were extremely active, playing numerous guest starring and recurring roles in TV shows for years after this movie. So this movie didn't destroy their future careers. :D


Robert Brown - almost 3 years ago
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Also: this ep added the final piece of the MST magical formula, the educational film/psa. I never enjoyed the serials, but the filmstrip stuff was comedy gold and would provide many of my fondest memories of the show.

"X Marks the Spot" is no "Date with Your Family" or "Hired," but it is a delightful first taste of badinage bisque. Bon appetit!


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Ever notice Joel flubs a lot & they just keep it rollin'? Around 1:08 he asks if the Vultures "r Normal sized or Real size? They don't tell us that...". And earlier during the Joey the Lemur sketch he says "elder-me" instead of elderly. I love that they, like many of the movies they watch flub & keep on goin'. 2nd up is the occasional mistake from Trace's Crow, doesn't seem 2 happen much 2 him a lot. Not sure if I've ever heard Tom flub.


Mitchell - over 2 years ago
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The actor who plays the character (appropriately) named 'Dick' really is one. The way he manhandles the women- he shoves Pat off the wounded Ralph (0:54:30), shoves her again (0:55:00), he has two guns but just watches (1:01:50) as a giant snake crawls up to and all over Ralph, he keeps picking Joey up by his tail, slams Nora's head into a rock (1:10:30) then later smashes her into the cave wall (1:22:00). He drags Pat out of the boat (1:30:30) and over a rock mound. What a tool!


Matthew Boyle - about 2 years ago
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Did they say the doctor treated diseases and fatalities? How do you treat a fatality? Is he Jesus? Doesn't seem likely from the way he acts in the movie.


Am I, Crow T. Robot, qualified?
Donald Petkus - over 1 year ago
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Crow's existential crisis is a major milestone in his moral development. Unfortunately by passing the buck to the audience, he missed his chance to further evolve.


A Lush Cocktail Rescue - over 1 year ago
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He was great. What an artist. (jazz hands)


Bruce Box-Liker - over 1 year ago
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When that kid from Gamera vs. Guiron dies, I'm sure he'll walk into the Almighty's High Court of Traffic Accidents and feel satisfied that God has his priorities in the right place.


DJburris87 - almost 2 years ago
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I hate Joe with a passion. Just send him to hell already!!


Scooter Atreides - about 5 years ago
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They couldn't have hired a 6 year old to make a clay dinosaur?

No, good ol' Bert I just figured his audience was too stupid to spot the difference between a T. Rex and an iguana with a horn glued to its head. :P


Michael North - about 2 years ago
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Love all the terrible special effects in this one


Gratuitous Lurking - about 2 years ago
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Eugh, as a on-again-off-again interest in space stuff points out to me, just the way those gloves were affixed makes that suit entirely blumming USELESS! They just sit there like oven mitts!


Stock Footage
Donald Petkus - about 2 years ago
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This is one of those films where the stock footage is more interesting than the narrative.


Matthew Boyle - about 2 years ago
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It's funny, bullets actually bounce off armadillo shells. People actually die from ricochet shots. You can probably look it up.


Matthew Boyle - about 2 years ago
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I learned how to handle animals from LBJ!


Matthew Boyle - about 2 years ago
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We're gonna need a bigger shoe!


Matthew Boyle - about 2 years ago
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There's a vague watergate reference. During the videotape montage servo says "18 minutes was deleted from this tape". 18 minutes were infamously missing from the white house tapes and I don't believe we'll ever know what was said in them. I only know this because the Alice's Restaurant guy made a joke because Alice's Restaurant is 18 minutes long


Snuffy Wuffykiss - over 2 years ago
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OMG!!! Worst scientists and explorers ever. Over 40% of the bacteria in the air is unidentified, so lets take our helmets off... The short was great though and i love crow staying after and then passing the buck on to us, just like the judge did.


Last of the Wild Ponies - over 2 years ago
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1:05:04 "Eh, I brought this big egg roll along. Turns into a futon."

Don't you mean a wonton?


Gregg Hammerquist - over 2 years ago
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Joel is adorable when he's singing his part of the Joey the Lemur segment. "Lovin', snugglin', fun, fun, fun!"


Jane Sproul - over 2 years ago
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I am from France, bork bork bork!

And I thought *my* accents were bad.


Mitchell - over 2 years ago
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So they give themselves 30 minutes to RUN and paddle out of range of an atomic explosion....those sure are some smart scientists!


Mitchell - over 2 years ago
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These are the worst scientist / explorers ever. Given the unprecedented opportunity to explore an alien world, they constantly bitch about how much they want to go home. Their reaction to indigenous species is to scream and shoot. They destroy the only photo they managed to get of King Dinosaur. AND they nuke an island for no apparent reason.


Gregg Hammerquist - over 2 years ago
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"The cat's away the mice will play!"
WHO SAID THAT?!


Joseph Ewing - over 4 years ago
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What are they talking about Joe deserving to have a second chance in the short? He drove like he had a lobotomy.


Teri Gee - over 2 years ago
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That last line of the movie makes it seem like the filmmakers really thought they were being deep. The question is, though, what message did they think they were sending out to the world? I am, of course, giving them the benefit of the doubt in assuming that there WAS a message being sent, but the last line does make it seem like they really thought they had something there.

Civilization = destruction?
Mankind = wanton cruelty and death?
Lemurs = smarter than the scientists?


Gregory Robert Dunn - about 4 years ago
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I think Bert's films are more watchable than most. I like creature features and occasionally there is funny parts like in this movie when the guy asked "did you see anything strange" then they cut to the giant dead wasp.


James GreyWolf - about 3 years ago
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Why the hell did they actually NEED to set off the nuclear weapon? They were able to escape the island. The weapon was nothing but a waist of stock footage. Must have been a "white male reality" reaction.
Next question: Who was the idiot who decided that 4 was the right number of "astronauts"? Couldn't they have sent 8? 4 scientists to figure out the structure of the planet and 4 guards to keep them safe. Or 5 scientists, including 2 doctors in case one gets injured, and 3 guards. Hell, they could have sent 20 to start a colony.


Mitchell - over 2 years ago
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Wow! Joe died right on the X! What are the odds?


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I've got to learn to think for myself, to stand on my own two foot-like appendages. Seize the day, yeah...


Puma Man - over 5 years ago
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3 o'clock Earth time?


Olivia P - over 5 years ago
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Huh, just out of curiosity, do you guys agree with that scorecard from the fans?


James Skruhak - almost 5 years ago
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As the mushroom cloud rises, " we've brought civilization to planet Nova." Lol!


Sabrina Domingues - over 4 years ago
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This is one of the best from Season 2 - so many good riffs. I'm surprised it hasn't gotten more laughs. Come on, MSTies! 👍👍


Elisa Farrington - over 4 years ago
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Anybody else giggle at Crow staying in the cinema to hear the judge's speech to the jury?


Robert Brown - almost 3 years ago
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This ep deserves more love.

I mean, the line "Would you two cut it out, I'm trying to concentrate on my own lame wisecracks" alone is worth 100 laughs.


Robert Brown - almost 3 years ago
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Two observations, one good, one bad, then RAM chips...well, one: I need to watch my figure.

Good thing: Crow's Brody impression is so perfectly executed. It cracks up Joel, too.

Bad thing: was a whiny character a fetish for Lippert? It seems like all his movies have a whiny person in them. "Jungle Goddess" and "Radar Secret Service" and "WIld Horses."

That's a nice script there, Orville, but I'm not feeling the funny. Make the mechanic a whiny neurotic--yeah, with a thing for hydraulic joists...oh yeah, who has chronic heartburn, and complains about it every time the plot gets too heavy, oh yeah, oh--excuse me, Orville, I'll be in my trailer.

Anyway: this movie! Am I right?


Scooter Atreides - about 5 years ago
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Bert I. Gordon directed 8 films that became MST3K episodes, more than any one director...and never has Bert I given less of a f*ck than here, in King Dinosaur. It's a masterpiece of cinematic apathy second only to Attack of the Eye Creatures.


Angela Mix - about 3 years ago
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We brought civilization to planet nova even though we had to savagely bow it up first


damabon - about 3 years ago
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Man the really let those reptiles go at it. Poor little buggas


JohnJay - over 5 years ago
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"record every vibrating pulse" Oh Yeaaa!


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I love how, when they're fleeing the area before the nuke goes off, the women are shrieking and squealing hysterically, the guys are shoving them down the hill towards the raft, and the music score is mocking them: "Nyahhhh nyah-nyah nyahhhh nyah-nyah nyaahhh nyaahhhhhh...!" Still, I think Joel and the Bots missed a bet by not breaking out into the "Hawaii Five-O" theme when the "explorers" dived into the rafts and started paddling like hell across the lake.


Jane Sproul - over 3 years ago
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I haven't been paying much attention, but sweet father of goddess, they have the female scientists in skirts. Women have been allowed to wear pants on expeditions since THE LATE VICTORIAN ERA.


Clyde Rysdale - over 3 years ago
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Ah, now eventually you do plan to have dinosaurs on your, on your dinosaur tour, right? Hello?


Frederick Jacob Luebker - over 4 years ago
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Did anyone else really like Joel's poem? Did he write it? Google yields no results, so I assume he did.


Jane Sproul - over 3 years ago
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Okay, culottes, but *still.*


Jane Sproul - over 3 years ago
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I love how fifties sci-fi seems to think that we could even reach the interstellar tech level with women being stereotypical shrieking fools.


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[rolleyes]

Why even bother to have "lady scientists" in your film if all they do is scream, whine about marriage and generally serve as dead weight. Hell, the not-so-happy housewives of It Conquered The World had more gumption than this. And Queen Laura from The Outlaw was more sympathetic.


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Crow solo at the end of the short---precious!!!


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Gotta love the acid wash jeans on Jerry.


Mark Peter Baron - almost 4 years ago
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"Yeah, why don't you stay here and practice screaming."


Kelly Slane - about 5 years ago
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Crow's speech FTW!


Richard Deakin - over 4 years ago
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King Dinosaur, more like King Lizard! I hate when directors get cheap and make petstore lizards out to be dinosaurs ugh!!!


Bruce Ellsworth Reed - about 4 years ago
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Are you from Joisey? I'm from Joisey!


NS - over 5 years ago
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Joey the Lemur, whose in-film counterpart was a kinkajou-- what is up with this sketch? I just don't get it. It's a little disturbing.

Very delayed callback in Episode 611 - Last of the Wild Horses.


Scooter Atreides - about 5 years ago
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So their entire crew consists of a zoologist, a geologist, a chemist, and a physician...That just leaves one question:

WHO FLEW THE BLOODY ROCKET???

Did they just point it in the direction of Nova, light the fuse, and pray?And even if they did something like that, how are they supposed to get back? NONE of them are qualified to fly that thing!


Kim Spence Dean - over 4 years ago
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And there, on the handle, was stock footage of a hook.


Scooter Atreides - about 5 years ago
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Oh no you don't! Don't you DARE try to have a message, movie!


Scooter Atreides - about 5 years ago
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An armadillo??? Come on, Bert! That's not even a reptile!!!


Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago
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♫ Joey the Lemur he's actually a Sloth! ♫


Scooter Atreides - about 5 years ago
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Where else but MST3K could you find a Hitchhiker's Guide reference on American TV in the early 90s? :D


Scooter Atreides - about 5 years ago
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I think it's safe to say that animals WERE harmed in the making of this film. :P


Pablo Richards - over 4 years ago
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"I've heard enough about how he is as a driver..." "How is he as a cocktail waitress?"


Tom Servo's puns - almost 5 years ago
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I love the way Crow says "They ate the lemur..."
lol he sounds so disturbed


Claudette Poirier - almost 5 years ago
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Think globally, act locally!!


Big McLargehuge - about 5 years ago
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Okaay, so the title "King Dinosaur" is just a tad misleading. A bunch of lizards tearing into each other, a giant bee, some birds and a "lemur" do not a royal dinosaur make. Why not just call it, "Random Animal Stock Footage"? Or "We Filmed a Zoo"? Also, I feel bad for all the other critters just minding their own business on that island, like the giant armadillo and elephants... You know what, never mind.


Olivia P - over 5 years ago
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.....That kinkajou is adorable....

Also, that Emotional Scientist sketch was kinda sweet.


Puma Man - over 5 years ago
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