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411 - The Magic Sword



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Bill Cooling - 9 months ago
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"The Magic 'S'-Word!" - Sean Connery reads the movie title


Jane Sproul - 5 months ago
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I tend to skip this one, but today it finally gets a laugh for, "I know he's French, but *her*?!"


Funky The Monkey - 6 months ago
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15:17 MANOS! And his hands of fate.


Funky The Monkey - 6 months ago
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So who wants to see my magic sword?
*Turns on a pink lightsaber*
What? It is magic. Movie magic!
Trixie: "Hay! That's my lightsaber! stay out of my stuff or I will show you my dark side!"
Seen plenty of that...no not that your mean angry side.
*cuts my hair with her lightsaber*
It's real!? My hippie hair!


Bruce Box-Liker - almost 5 years ago
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Who the hell is the woman who appears to the princess in the beginning? I'm wondering if they had to re-cast the villain after shooting only one scene.


Kiri T. Unicorn - over 4 years ago
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I think the knights' "chain mail" was later re-used in "Monty Python and the Holy Grail". At least this production could afford real horses.


Robert Bautista - about 1 year ago
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Product placement works. Now I want some Sun Chips.


NavySandman - about 1 year ago
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Tom's rant at the end of the knight's host segment was too funny. From the uselessness of knights' quests to social diseases of the court, he covered quite a range.


NavySandman - about 1 year ago
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You've got to love the Basil Rathbone commercial!


Jack Glastra - about 1 year ago
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Is the great servo gonna give us a morality lesson?


NS - over 5 years ago
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Estelle Winwood had been dead for about eight years when this episode first aired. Poor Crow.


Rhys Patterson - over 4 years ago
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The movie where you can read the inside of Basil Rathbone's skull "ennui... ENNUI!"


Colleen Swiggum - over 4 years ago
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at least i can always draw you the way i want to, without a stitch on, *lmao i think that is pretty creepy*


Joseph Ewing - almost 4 years ago
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Did George's step-mom imprison those knights or what?


Kimono Dragon - over 1 year ago
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31:14 Basil Rathbone asks, "Would you care to see him?" Servo riffs, "Feel him, touch him." Great call back to 1975, the rock opera "Tommy" by The Who.

Like we often say, we may be old, but we got to see all the GOOD bands!


Kiri T. Unicorn - about 5 years ago
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Six years after this, Gary Lockwood gets killed by a computer!


Any Which Way Aileen Smithee Can - almost 5 years ago
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Another favorite of mine. I bet single-digit-aged Me would've been terrified of those crappy-a** ghosts, too.


Anne Fleming - over 4 years ago
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I recently watched this movie when it aired on TCM. This is the first time I've watched the riffed version. At least it will make it easier to watch!


Rhys Patterson - about 4 years ago
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Okay Estelle's breasts bother me in this movie I have to say it. That is a lot of gravity time and entropy to defy there. They also don't move when she does. They actually remind me of couch cushions my grandma had.


spydar59 - over 2 years ago
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It is a loose reference to Monty Python's "Holy Grail". When the peasents are talking about the heirarcy in England. About the time in the movie of "Help, Help, I'm being repressed!"


Weird stuff this movie burned into my brain...
The Princess Elizena - almost 2 years ago
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It's probably been twenty years since I watched this one. Think I was in middle school since I last saw it all the way the through. Fortunately for my mental health, I've forgotten most of it. Yet over the years, I could never really cleanse myself of:

1. Estelle Winwood's torso.
2. That French chick who makes out with a guy then turns into a hideous ghoul.
3. Some kind of disturbing matter of a sympathetic character having his soul suddenly ensnared by an evil curse or something. I think he was supposed to be a really noble, pious Irishman too, which makes it worse somehow. Brrrr...
4. Basil Rathbone. (As in, the name.)
5. A really cheesy seven-headed stop-motion dragon combat scene. Or was that Willow?
6. That awful red color.
7. Trapping your gramma in a celler.

....ugh. I could go on, but I'm afraid if I do, I won't be able to bring myself to watch it for five minutes. It really is an icky and annoying world old Bert I Gordon set up here for us to fester in. Sigh. Can I hope to conquer The Magic Sword as an adult? Here goes nothing...


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After the Mario Bros reference in Hercules Unchained, I was really hoping for "Your princess is in another castle" here.


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I love that Crow's crest is a painting of himself, and Joel's is a tic tac toe game.


Bruce Box-Liker - almost 3 years ago
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Crow: "It's a virtual bloodbath!"
Joel: "Literally!"

I think philosophers could go back and forth for hours as to what it means for a bloodbath to be literally virtual.


Sean Barry - over 3 years ago
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Hahahahaha 40:10 Joel has his lines written on the back of his shield. Classic.


DJburris87 - almost 2 years ago
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Sweet.An AOL commercial.


Gratuitous Lurking - almost 2 years ago
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'I say it's a bit foggy!' Hehe, Crawling Eye riff.


Joseph Ewing - almost 4 years ago
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I wonder if Joel thought of the thing about Gypsy's hat being able to double as a unicorn horn thing on the spot. It kind of seems like he thought of it in the moment while looking at Gypsy.


Snuffy Wuffykiss - about 2 years ago
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Honestly I agree, for a Bert I. Gordon movie this was pretty good. one of my old favorites.


Steve Doss - about 2 years ago
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Rifftrax just put out their version of this... it will be interesting to see the differences.


Waffles - over 3 years ago
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This is one of the few (in fact maybe the only) MST3K riffed movies I've seen in its original unriffed version. I thought it pretty good.


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Are the guys referencing something with that debate about the time period at around 36 minutes in? I thought maybe it was "Spamalot" since it sounds like Monty Python dialogue but it's definitely not from "Holy Grail".


Robert Brown - almost 3 years ago
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The only thing which makes this insipid snoozefest nearly watchable is the performance by Liam Sullivan as Sir Branton. Oh delectable cad! Oh proud villain! Oh cradle-robbing gold-digger! You delicious ham.


Nicholas Brownlee - over 4 years ago
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It almost hurts to admit, but this IS quite good for Bert I. Gordon...Crow's infatuation with Estelle is extremely creepy, though! It really makes me uncomfortable.


Donald Petkus - almost 4 years ago
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I wish the boys didn't talk over Basil Rathbone's lines.


The humanity - almost 3 years ago
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Jack Sue?


The humanity - almost 3 years ago
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I just love how Joel plays the sympathetic, encouraging fatherly type as Crow ridiculously sings about Estelle Winwood.


Super McWonderfull - almost 5 years ago
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Anyone else notice some of the extras are CONEHEADS ?? ?? ??


Andrew - over 3 years ago
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Bummerrrr.... Both of the links are down :(
Pity, as I really do like this one xD


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Link one gone. Link two set to private.


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Missed riffs: @around 31:00, sir "Frampton" is coming to rescue the princess, if he survives the seven curses. "I hope Frampton comes alive."


Joseph Ewing - about 4 years ago
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11:11 I'm in love too


Joseph Ewing - almost 4 years ago
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If the father of the two sisters sent knights who died at the third curse, then how are the first curses there when George comes?


Debbie Singleton - over 3 years ago
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Is Tom wearing socks as a Serf? So cute!


Teri Gee - over 3 years ago
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I actually kind of like this movie. It's the kind of film I would have really enjoyed as a kid.


Stereo Catz - about 4 years ago
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I’ll come back and let you out after I’ve rescued the princess, except in the 99.9% likely chance I’m killed. Then, you’re on your own.


Bruce Ellsworth Reed - about 4 years ago
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This movie always reminds me to always trust your horse, he knows a lot more than you do!


Joseph Ewing - about 4 years ago
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Estelle Winwood more than twice Crow's age? More like nearly ten years dead at the point this episode was made.


Stereo Catz - about 4 years ago
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1:04:30 I have an idea to escape. Hey Cool-aid!


Kimono Dragon - about 5 years ago
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So this is what "Princess Bride" fans have to watch for eternity when they go to hell, huh? Chilling... They even had a 'pit of despair'.


Robert Ferguson - about 5 years ago
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"Sir Cheddar Clowns A-Lot" Some of Servos' rants, at times, catch me completely off guard. Now, about this movie, it's like a Nyquil Daiquiri, it visual tasted awful, your better off scraping acoustic ceiling WITHOUT safety glasses !!


Sean Barry - over 3 years ago
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"Strider! Boromir!" I love Servo's pre-Peter Jackson LOTR references.


Gregg Hammerquist - over 4 years ago
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What's the 'I'm furious yellow!' a reference to; the only thing I can find is The Simpsons.


Great Scott - almost 4 years ago
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Let it be known that the true hero of this movie was Estelle Winwood... and she was locked in a basement for half the film by what the film tried to pass off as a protagonist.


Stereo Catz - about 4 years ago
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Sorcerers have a lot of undeclared surveillance equipment.


David Bowiescock - almost 5 years ago
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If you were wondering why there are never any Princess Bride jokes in pertinent MST3K episodes... somebody in said in a writer's meeting "Fine! One episode, ever!" and here it is.


Bruce Box-Liker - almost 4 years ago
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Our hero here just kind of meanders through the story, buffeted from plot point to plot point by the seemingly random machinations of his foes, his friends, and his zombie slaves. The only opponent he manages to defeat by his own merit is his mother.


Tanishia Williams - about 4 years ago
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With a title like The Magic Sword, I thought this was gonna be a porno.


Stereo Catz - about 4 years ago
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Hey what do you know, ANOTHER movie I’ve seen. I even riffed this one.


Gregory Robert Dunn - about 4 years ago
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This was actually a decent movie. Well done filmmaking considering the budget as everything. I can't help but like old Bert for making this. I think he developedvas a film maker since the spider movie.I wonder if he will finish his new film... And if it will be cheesy.


Bruce Ellsworth Reed - about 4 years ago
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I think Estelle was kinda cute, imho, and being a bit chauvinistic, she did have a nice rack! *lol*


David Busch - about 4 years ago
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I actually own a copy of this movie on DVD! lol


Gregg Hammerquist - over 4 years ago
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Sir Frampton goes from being a freshman to a senior over the course of this film.


Mike McCain - over 4 years ago
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sometimes the way that you love me makes me want to go back to vietnam


Joseph Ewing - over 4 years ago
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I think that letter at the end really touched Joel and the crew. That was actually somewhat powerful.


Mike Carmona - over 4 years ago
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I feel a strange urge to play/ watch Dragon's Lair whenever I watch this. Actually, it seems a better alternative than watching this WITHOUT Joel and the bots.


Phil Carstens - over 4 years ago
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Huh. I decided to watch this one tonight, so I Wikipedia'd it, and learned it's supposed to (loosely) be about St. George. And it just so happens to be the feast of St. George today.


Renaynay - about 5 years ago
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The bots make cute doggies.


Desiree Ashcraft - over 4 years ago
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I think Burnt Eye burnt the budget on the whole dragon thing....


Desiree Ashcraft - over 4 years ago
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So Estelle turned into a cougar. Safe to say she's Crow's cougar? I know, bad one....


Nicholas Brownlee - over 4 years ago
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Dragon Trainer?!?


Angel Vomit - over 4 years ago
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"oh, I get it, he's got cable"


Fredrick Stafford - over 4 years ago
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The sad part is after all that trouble the Princess left the poor dope six months later for the two headed guy.


RevJoan - over 5 years ago
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King Grady! XD


Kiri T. Unicorn - over 4 years ago
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01:02- Bronson Canyon, in color!


Scott Davis - about 5 years ago
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I love Crow's Picture/Insignia on his Knight armor.


trumpy - almost 5 years ago
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Now when you go see the Bloody Unicorn Puppet Theatre's production of Marat/Sade, you can still have your hands free to scribble poetry or dab on patchouli oil!


Rachel Anne Mullins - about 5 years ago
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Serf's up!


Kelly Slane - about 5 years ago
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I gotta say, that dragon sounds a lot like a tie-fighter...


Bruce Box-Liker - about 5 years ago
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Funny how the part of the incantation that the witch can't remember is the part where she comes out and says exactly what she's trying to accomplish. And it rhymed. How do you forget that?