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424 - Manos: The Hands of Fate



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Lewis Nitzberg STINKS! - about 3 years ago
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I'm not the only one who feels like this episode is *extremely* overrated, right?
The host segments are weak to say the least, the riffs fairly standard, and the movie too unbearable. There are so many better episodes! And especially if you're going to introduce someone to MST3K - this is *not* the episode to do it with!


Jaguar Wong Abides - 12 days ago
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Boy..this is a taut thriller..huh?


"Manos"
jaynighte - 3 months ago
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The Hands of Fate.


Fancy Pantserton - almost 3 years ago
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The doberman they got to stand with the master when the husband was shooting at him looked rather too sweet to be a hell hound, or an...undead doggy, or...whatever he was suppose to be. Of course the master's mustachio disqualifies him from mastery of any variety, instead relegating him to a life/unlife of sub-mediocre used car sales...


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So in the first link (the HD version), from 1:18:20 to 1:21:30, Joel and the bots just...disappear. No riffing, no theater outline. What gives?


J Ryan Wade - almost 6 years ago
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How has nobody else commented on this episode! Might well be the best MST3k ep of all time. Mister you keep those hands of fate at 10 o'clock and 2 o'clock.


matthew.d.boyle - 5 months ago
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There was a short documentary made that explains the making of this film. I wish I had a link but it is both interesting and funny. Torgo was apparently supposed to be a satyr, or half goat person, but he wore the things that were supposed to make his legs look crooked like a goats leg backwards. The hilarious effect being that he just looked like a guy with big knees.


Jane Sproul - 5 months ago
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I really wish I wasn't so sure that that endless round of face-smacking at about 1:17:00 was a directorial fetish...


Snuffy Wuffykiss - about 2 years ago
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My favorite episode from back in the day, and still a classic.
I Love Torgo!!! He may be a monster but all he wants is to be loved.


Michael Deloatch - 6 months ago
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As of this morning, blocked by Shout in the us of a. "The master will not like this." "The damn car won't start." "The damn car won't start."

Now the damn episode won't start.

O Torgo, thou shouldst be living at this hour!


Funky The Monkey - 6 months ago
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Yeah Joel looks too high to be evil. Now if I were to show a real picture of myself, a shock trooper of hell's army or an orc grunt. XD


Funky The Monkey - 6 months ago
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1:09:12 That's on every mind of every evil domination kink powertripping priest out there. But real priests and priestesses are more like advisors than masters. These people are just crazy.


Funky The Monkey - 6 months ago
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Torgo! The combination of drunk and disabled. Seriously he looks like the guy that would drink before noon and heavily like Nick Nolte.


Funky The Monkey - 6 months ago
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Beginning of Manos looks like someone playing around with their first camera and want to film everything.
Trixie: "We might as well be at some boring home videos night."


Metrick Spann - 8 months ago
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It took about 7 attempts before I actually watched the entire movie in one setting. It was soooo bad lol. I can sympathize with Tom when mentions the movie must be almost over and Joel points out it's only the first minute..Ugghh!


James GreyWolf - about 3 years ago
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Is it just me or does anyone else want a Torgo's Pizza to open up somewhere near you?


HypnoHelioStaticStasis - over 2 years ago
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I want Torgo's theme as a ringtone.


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"it's only your imagination."
holy crap is this guy stupid!


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did people really sell cars door to door?


Mary Yezukevich Wright - 8 months ago
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I really hate the blurbs that explain the jokes.


TANKK 3000 - almost 3 years ago
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Im sorry...even with the riffing i just cant get through this movie...it IS THAT BAD!!!!!!!!!!


BadTouch - 10 months ago
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The 4K version somehow makes this movie more tolerable. Now, you can watch its awfulness in vivid color.


Krankor - 11 months ago
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Futurama gave a nod to Torgo, by naming various products made from ground up FOX executives, Torgo Powder etc.


Aoibheann Barlow - 11 months ago
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so sad to hear that Tom Neyman, AKA "The Master" recently passed away. 😢


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You know, on paper, this isn't actually a bad movie. Let's look at the plot:

Family gets lost, stay over at the creepy old house in the middle of nowhere staffed by a deformed, possibly demonic man (or satyr). They decide to run, but the car won't start and they know they can't get anywhere on foot. Creepy things start happening, and they get increasingly scared until they try to run anyway. But it's too late. The undead master has awoken, and is determined to claim the wife for his own and kill the rest. The "brides" he's already claimed (who have red tails) awaken and go into a Maenad-like frenzy. The servant rebels, and is torn asunder by the "wives" he coveted and fondled. Above, the father, in desperation, tries to shoot the master. He seems to succeed, but, in a final twist, we find that he's become the new servant.

I've certainly seen much weaker horror movie plots. If anything, the weakest parts of it are the common tropes.

It's not like the cast was terrible, either. Torgo's reportedly drug-addled twitching fits right in with the role. The family and the "wives" give at least decent performances. The Master is a little wooden when he's not hamming it up, but, again, I've seen worse.

If they'd had a bit more polish to the script, a camera that could handle more than 32 seconds without needing a new reel and which could actually pick up sound, a cameraman who knew what he was doing, a director who understood pacing, an editor who cared (and who could do things like overlay the opening titles on top of that first driving sequence, as reportedly had been planned)...

It could have been a fairly average low-budget horror flick. Which is actually kind of impressive, given that it was written and produced on a bet by a fertilizer salesman with zero experience and the cast and crew were working basically for free (having agreed to get paid from the box office profits).


Sean Pultz - about 1 year ago
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59:05 Enough of this stupid bickering! The child must die! Ohh, booooo!


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Richard Gifford - about 1 year ago
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At 1:16:52, when Manos is using hand gestures to get Torgo off the ground Joel says "Come Heeerre" in a Huangrain accent. This riff is from Lugosi's Dracula 1931 when he speaks the line to Edward Van Sloan's Vam Helsing character using a hand gesture.


Matthew Hurley - over 1 year ago
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THERE'S A GAME!!! IT'S THE PERFECT COMPANION!!!
http://store.steampowered.com/app/350780/


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"Manos" the hands of fate..


StartSeeingBenMurphies - over 1 year ago
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So in the '40s, car salesmen bugged you at home too?


Rosalie Waller - almost 2 years ago
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Ahh, the unforgettable Torgo! One of my favorite characters - also popular with the MST3k crew too as he visitted them svevral times (delivers izza to the Mads, auditions with Dr. F to replace TV's Frank, etc.)
I thought his bulgy knees were some sad, unidentified deformity. Lo and behold, Wiki says Torgo was supposedto be a kind of "faun" character standing on goat-like legs. Turns out the actor was wearing the metal 'goat legs' frame BACKWARDS!!!
I always laugh at Torgo's antics - now I have more reasons than ever to giggle and guffaw!


The Master would Improve?
Stephen - over 1 year ago
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Anyone know what happened to that whole "I found the original film in pristine condition and I'm going to restore it" thing?


Eat more pork porky - over 1 year ago
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Man how did I miss this one? Talk about weird lol. Love when the little girl just goes into the next room and they totally freak out... Riight after her dad says she's my baby she'll understand, she's my baby she'll understand. Wtf. Great site, I grew up watching these along with hoolihan and big Chuck, oh the mammeries :)


Abigail Adams - almost 2 years ago
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This annotated version is annoying. It explains EVERY riff, even the really obvious ones. "Eveready is a brand of battery." Really? I did not know that.


James Wolfe - over 1 year ago
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Torgo is one of the best spin off characters from MST3K. Doesnt Mike appear as Torgo a few times in later seasons?


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I have to agree with the 'bots during the "Pedes: Feet of Destiny" sketch. Joel is far too cute to be menacing.


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It honestly surprised me how they lumped The Far Side in with total dreck like The Lockhorns. The Far Side consistently managed to balance funny and interesting, and at its worst, it was at least somewhat entertaining and creative. All of the other comics that were lampooned in this invention exchange are uniformly terrible, though.


Joey Thomas Mackie - over 3 years ago
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This movie was made on a bet. Hope to God he lost and Had to make this.


Chris Collins - over 4 years ago
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Oh Gawd. So classic. Quintessential MST3k here. If you're looking to get your feet with MST3k, this is the one to start with.


Teri Gee - almost 4 years ago
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You know...there are certain flaws in this film, but more than the obvious flaws, I noticed something this time through. They're looking for Valley Lodge, right? They turn off and get to this random house. They're lost. They ask for directions and are given nothing. Instead of turning around and heading back to the highway (as the wife suggested, very logically, I might add), the husband invites himself and his family to stay the night at a stranger's house who has said they're not welcome.

What?? Who in the world would do something like that?


Scott A. Taylor - over 3 years ago
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This movie does get slightly easier to bare on the second and third viewing for sure .. mainly because I'm listening intently to the riffing. I still can't believe what a massive steaming pile of cow shit this movie is. It is SOOOOO deserved to be called the worst movie ever.


David Pietrusza - over 3 years ago
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Hard to believe this movie got snubbed for an Oscar, right?


Joey Parkhill - over 3 years ago
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Question: What does the Master ACTUALLY approve of????


Joey Thomas Mackie - over 2 years ago
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This movie was made on a bar bet in El Paso, Texas.


Aaron Kuehmichel - over 5 years ago
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You know, for all this movie's faults, the soundtrack could have been composed by John Coltrane or Miles Davis during one of their more drug-fueled experimental periods.


Desiree Ashcraft - about 5 years ago
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The producer/writer/fertilizer salesman actually got beat up by a lady for the end scene where the little girl is counted as being amongst the wives.


Stereo Catz - almost 5 years ago
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I actually like to eat the heads of chocolate bunnies last. That way they suffer.


Stereo Catz - almost 5 years ago
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This movie knows how many bullets a revolver holds, that's more than can be said about a lot of them.


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Anyone else finding Crow's behavior in the prologue segment disturbing?


Elisa Farrington - over 4 years ago
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Yes, yes, Torgo's a gem... but how about that painting?


Gal Dagon - over 3 years ago
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The Blond wife should learn to use her reach better. The Brunette is a foot shorter than her, she really shouldn't be able to take her down so easily.


Ethan Gilbert - about 3 years ago
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I saw this episode when it originally aired but I was seriously stoned at the time. This is the first time I have seen it sober. A serious mistake, because now I will remember this enormous turd pile.


How to get rid of annotations???
Stefan - over 2 years ago
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Is there any way to watch this episode WITHOUT the annotations? I find them distracting. Please help!


Matthew Boyle - over 2 years ago
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Gypsy's sheriff character is also a reference to something. If not then it's just an archetype of southern sheriffs


Andrew Sunshine Holmes - over 3 years ago
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It's like I'm wearing seven pounds of butter!


Homegrown Hemoglobin - almost 2 years ago
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"Mangos: The Cans of Fruit"
The nick-name the film crew used while making "Manos".


The humanity - almost 3 years ago
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This is so awful it just lends itself to perfect riffing, such as when the Master first wakes up and all the gags about "he's not a morning person", as the actor sits with a vacant expression.


Moth
Rosebud - almost 2 years ago
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I think the moth was the real star of the film. Try to find the scene where Crow tries to follow the moth all around the screen.


Stacey Transchel Madsen - about 2 years ago
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After that, I feel like I've been "Manos-handled"...


Matthew Boyle - over 2 years ago
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annotations ppl. During the second host section (scenic drive through midwest) crow and t servo say "It's a bug hunt man, a bug hunt!" and "it's game over man, game over man!" I believe both quotes are from the book/movie starship troopers. The first quote is definitely a reference to that. Not sure about the second


Fuscia Qstudios - about 2 years ago
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Where do start! Hired, paired with Manos, delicious!


Chelsea Quinlan - about 2 years ago
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Togo makes me feel like my social skills are top notch. Next time I feel like I'm being awkward, I'll tell myself, "At least I'm not lurching around and shakily groping strangers."


BiffBurns - over 2 years ago
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I'd like to hook up Torgo with my sister-in-law. They share that same stunned sense of wonderment at ordinary human interaction. And, oddly enough, she was born with her arms on backwards (but you ought to see her set up kill shots in volleyball with her elbows -- extroidinary). Their first embrace would be worth the film, I tell you what


Stefan - over 2 years ago
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFKdz7BEXDA
Hotel Torgo; A documentary about the making of "Manos"


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You can make the argument that 'Monster A-Go-Go' or 'The Beast of Yucca Flats' were worse films, but I say this is the all-time best MST3K episode. This movie had the perfect storm of semi-continuity, awful editing, and thoroughly despicable characters to make for perfect fodder for Joel and the Bots


Zap R. - over 5 years ago
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the scene where the women begin fighting/wrestling is straight out of Monty Python. Classic!!!


Jerry T - over 2 years ago
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The master wouldn't approve......this is funny

http://teespring.com/torgos-pizza1


Brennan Wyatt - over 5 years ago
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This was my first Joel episode!. Pick the best of the best to start with! XD


B Singh - over 4 years ago
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He has Earl Campbell thighs!!....couldn't agree more...if he's a Satyr..then why cover up the only proof?, the goat legs...otherwise, he looks like a dude with thigh pads and bad case of constipation...love that Torgo walk or gait....20k in '66 is still too much for this crap considering no one got paid...


Elisa Farrington - about 4 years ago
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30:43 - 31:19 The crème de la crème that I ask my friends and family to watch just to witness their confused and bemused reaction. Torgo's Haunting Theme combined with his appearance and bumbling effort just to keep from falling over is beyond words.


Dave Ryder - about 4 years ago
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Sounds odd to say, but I think John Reynolds (the guy playing Torgo) was actually sorta handsome. I'm not talking about "Torgo" here...if you give the dude some basic grooming, remove the ridiculous leg pillows, get him off the LSD...he's really not that bad. Am I crazy for thinking this?


Kenn Younker - almost 4 years ago
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There was no crew!!!!


Valerie Godwin - about 3 years ago
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I actually think Fire Maidens was WAY more painful. Monster A Go-Go too. AND Fu Manchu. At least with this the characters are semi interesting, and we get a goofy theme song. And the guy who made it had no experience in movie making. Also once you see it enough you CAN actually figure out what is happening. I thought my brain was going to melt watching Fire Maidens. "Padding that leads to more padding" AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH


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So I go to the IMDB pages for "Manos: The Hands of Fate", and learn that Jackey Neyman also appears in "Manos: The Rise of Torgo", to be released November '14.


Tyler Jones - almost 3 years ago
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Mike is Pizza Delivery Torgo at the end. o___o Favorite episode ever!


Tyler Jones - almost 3 years ago
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This episode is awesome (and insane) in so many ways. WTF is up with this movie? lol Anyway, the interludes in this episode are great. Hellbeast Crow is the effing BEST!!! I also like Joel's foot costume.


Stereo Catz - almost 5 years ago
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One of the many MST3K films not to be attempted without sarcastic robots.


Jennifer Brodsgaard - about 3 years ago
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I own this movie on dvd and I can watch it and quote the riffs as it slowly goes on!


Star Frost - about 3 years ago
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I remember when this vid had less than 100 views... Along with Overdrawn at the Memory Bank and The Brain that Wouldn't Die, this was among the first copies that I ever received / bought. It haunts me to this day, but I love it all the same!


Sean Barry - over 3 years ago
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Wow. That was bad.


Marcus Hardy - over 3 years ago
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYRdpu1JME8#t=442 Manos: Hand of Fate 8bit vid game?!


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Hired! Part 2's Jimmie the Bumbling Car Salesman looks suspiciously like 'I Accuse my Parents' Jimmie the Bumbling Shoe Salesman, only a few years older. His essay must've gotten him in at the GM dealership.....


Robert Brown - over 3 years ago
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My first MST ep. It's never been my favorite, but it has a special place in my heart. My favorite bit has to be Kevin's left-field monologue at the end. "Did I tell you about my 20 year plan?" There are moments when this show drifts into the sublime.

Also: Dr F and Frank should have apologized to the audience for "Castle of Fu Manchu." I still haven't recovered from that one. Manos at least has the amateur excuse. Manos is yrain-wreck watchable, at least.


New Link to Manos
Jaguar Wong Abides - over 3 years ago
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Believe it or not SHOUT has Manos The Hands of Fate[the full MST3K movie up on Youtube] Don't know for how long but i added the link.


Ryan - over 3 years ago
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Any other Canadians having problems watching this one? It was working yesterday, and today it's dead in Canada.


Stefan - over 3 years ago
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This film would be disturbing, if it wasn't so poorly made. It's hard to take them seriously when the productions values are so bad.
Hilarious episode, though.


Big McLargehuge - over 4 years ago
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I just saw the Rifftrax of this last week (hilarious good time) and I have to say that the mom, while dumb as a brick, is one foxy lady. On the big screen in hi-def she is seriously pretty.


Aaron Kuehmichel - over 5 years ago
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Torgo is supposed to be a satyr, hence the metal frame under the actor's pants to attempt to show legs that bend backward like a faun. Apparently the contraption was extremely painful to John Reynolds. He killed himself in 1966, although no connection to Manos was given in his death. Sad, really.


Rachel Adams - over 5 years ago
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I often wonder who came up with the initial idea to stuff pillows in the legs of Torgo's pants.


Candice Norcross - over 4 years ago
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It always bothers me how Mike/the dad rolls up to this random house, invites himself, his family, and his dog in for the night, and then bosses around the caretaker, even yelling at him to carry their luggage ("fast, damnit! fast!"). What an entitled dickweed.


abdulmannan44@hotmail.co.uk - over 3 years ago
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The funny Dutch guy who does "Horrible Reviews" on YouTube says Torgo was stoned on Lsd for his performance. I don't know what excuse those fighting ladies had.


film of fate
Sean Barry - over 3 years ago
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Alright, time for my first viewing of Manos... clicking play... now!


Donald Petkus - about 4 years ago
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The production values and photography looK like an old porno movie with the porn scenes removed. It's scarey to think that in some alternate universe , there's an X-rated version of this tedious film


Spencer Preston - over 3 years ago
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haha still singing the Sandy Frank song...


TV's Jen - over 4 years ago
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The IMDB trivia page for this movie is beyond tragic XD
You guys gotta read this: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060666/trivia


Alex Stefanic - over 5 years ago
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Do you think Torgo is his first or last name?


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"Hired 2: Electric Boogaloo!" :D

I was lucky enough to see a live stage production of Manos several years ago. Especially noteworthy is that the daughter was played by a dude at least 2-4" taller than the performer playing Mom.

Also, I can never decide whether this or Castle of Fu Manchu is the worst movie ever that doesn't involve Bill Rebane or Coleman Francis. I guess it's a draw. :/


Atom Manhattan - over 3 years ago
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'Manos' is 'hands' en espanol...soooo this movie is Hands: the Hands of Fate...?


Bev Westerberg - almost 4 years ago
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This was my first MST3K episode, watching it at 10PM on Comedy Central. Good times...


Marcus Hardy - over 3 years ago
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WTF IS GOIN ON IN THIS MOVIE!!!!???? I Feel soooo lost!


Kelly Slane - almost 4 years ago
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Some of the dialogue seems to have been written by Vincent Twice, Vincent Twice. (Anyone? Just me?)


The Khan of Shahka - over 3 years ago
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I personally think Turborg is kinda cute, in a post lobotomized sort of way. And the dude must have a tremendous sac if they're hanging down by his knees. So of course he has trouble walking and of course he digs the chicks; it's the hand of fate.


Sarah Fraulein Stine - over 5 years ago
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This movie...is so terrible...Great episode though.


Eulalia Vox - almost 4 years ago
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So, I'm about to watch Manos: The Hands of Fate for the very first time. I don't know, it feels like a momentous occasion.


Dan Rudy - almost 4 years ago
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Manos: the Charlie Brown Christmas tree of movies...


Nicole Hendricks - over 3 years ago
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horrible movie..but Torgo makes it!!


Scott A. Taylor - over 3 years ago
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I triiiiied to kill this with a fork lift... (Litterally I wanted to drive a fork lift through my computer, this film was THAT bad. How is it possible for a film to be made with absolutely NO talent and NO plot!! .. WHERE's THE F***ING PLOT!!!!!


Gage Cagle - almost 4 years ago
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The dog is sharp again.


Matt Towler - almost 4 years ago
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*sob* "His only crime was being born DELICIOUS!"


Gal Dagon - almost 4 years ago
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Torgo's my hero
Wash him as he goes
Torgo's my hero
He's odd & hairy

You're all welcome.


WarOn WarOff - almost 4 years ago
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HaPpY ThAnKSgivkKah!


Matt Towler - over 4 years ago
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Manos: the soundtrack!

https://soundcloud.com/manos-in-hd


Jenny Wormwell - about 4 years ago
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I don't understand the child...Almost as much as I don't understand this film.


Donald Petkus - about 4 years ago
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Joel's Manos-the Feet of Fate cloak is hilarious.


M.E. - over 4 years ago
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Is anyone disturbed by how they're mispronouncing "manos?" It's the Spanish word for hand, so it should be a short vowel sound. I'm always upset by that for some reason.


Linda Televangelista - almost 4 years ago
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Why on Earth does Joel make a 'MacAurthur Park' reference after the poodle gets killed? The husband tells his wife to go back in the house and Joel yells "Someone left a cake out in the rain!" I don't get the connection, is it just supposed to be an extremely random outburst or am I missing something?


Aaron Mathews - almost 4 years ago
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Well ya know..." Manos".


Mike Carmona - almost 4 years ago
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I have no idea why, but Joel's reactions during his discussion with the bots about monsters reminds me of the characters from Fugitive Alien. Again, I have no idea why...


John Muoio - almost 4 years ago
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What a disturbing and horrible flick! This might be the worst movie they've had to sit through.


Tanishia Williams - about 4 years ago
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Holy crap! That was awful! Excuse me, I need to go shower!


Scott A. Taylor - about 4 years ago
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So the evil dude says "I'm going to destroy you Torgo" .. and Torgo just does a strange shy squirm for like two minutes?!? Pretty much sums up this movie .. a strange shy squirm, with fidgeting in between.


Mike Sgro - over 4 years ago
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This is sad. The actor who played Torgo killed himself about 2 weeks after this "movie" came out only in a couple of places in El Paso.
Also Torgo was tripping ballz the whole time he 's acting,.. no really.


Tom Martin - about 4 years ago
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this is my absolute favorite episode.


NS - over 4 years ago
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Tom's minute-long monologue starting at 1:23:05 is my current favorite thing (although Gypsy's background music for the closing segment is a close second). It captures the true feeling of being stuck in a car with someone cheerfully clueless.


RevJoan - almost 5 years ago
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Although it is not clear in the film Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966), the character, Torgo, is supposed to be a satyr, half man, half goat, which is why his knees appear to be misshapen. Torgo, (John Reynolds) designed the prosthetics himself with help from Tom Neyman, who played the Master in the film.


Frank - over 4 years ago
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Oh... Torgo's supposed to be... a... satyr??


Joey Warren - about 4 years ago
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"Do you wanna try some of that kissing there, Burt?"


Zap Rowsdower - about 4 years ago
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This is another of the Episodes that I have a hard time watching. The riffing and host segments are top notch, but the movie itself makes me want to jam icepicks under my toenails.


Kimono Dragon - about 5 years ago
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I was pulling my hair out during the loooong, silent driving scenes. Then they started speaking, and I found myself wishing for the loooong, silent driving scenes.


Brain from Planet Arouse - over 4 years ago
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Didja hear about the man of Dutch and Irish ancestry called Hans O'Fait?

Me neither.


Nick - over 4 years ago
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Gypsy's portrayal of a tobacco-spitting, redneck sheriff has to be one of the funniest skits she's been involved in.


Austin Strong - over 4 years ago
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Sad to say it, but this film isn't the worst thing to come out of Texas. Here's looking at you, Rick Perry.


SailorTweek - over 5 years ago
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Still a better move than The Room.


Isaiah Lucas - over 4 years ago
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Manos.....the hands of fate


Rollie Lobsinger - over 4 years ago
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Well the lost world was mind numbingly boring but yes this is the probably the worst film on the planet.


Scott A. Taylor - over 4 years ago
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Oh my god! this was without doubt the WORST! film EVER!!! But you gotta love the later appearances of Mike as Torgo :P But man was this ever the hardest film to sit through!


Leslie Doesn't Get You - over 4 years ago
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From IMDb: "Cast and crew recall that John Reynolds [the actor that plays Torgo] was on LSD during filming, explaining his confused behavior and incessant twitching in virtually all of his scenes." For more Manos trivia, click here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060666/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv


Cindy - over 4 years ago
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Did Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom produce this movie to rip off their investors? Good Gravy, the boys have riffed many movies, but this has to be the very worst!


glenn-s - about 5 years ago
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Hay did anyone else get car-sick from the opening scean?
And repulsed at ending


Brad D - about 5 years ago
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Manos. What more need be said?


Fuzzy Skinner - almost 5 years ago
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The replay of the Rifftrax Live Manos is in theaters Thu Jan 24. I highly recommend it if it's playing near you


Rowsdower Jr. Sr. - about 5 years ago
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Anyone else going to the live Rifftrax of Manos on Aug. 16?? Coming soon to a theater near you! http://rifftrax.tumblr.com/post/20014970615/rifftrax-live-manos-the-hands-of-fate


Kimono Dragon - about 5 years ago
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Close your eyes, just listen to Torgo, and tell me he isn't being played by Katharine Hepburn!


Stephen - almost 5 years ago
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Click here for previews of Manos in HD. It's lookin pretty good.


Jhef Rehak - over 5 years ago
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Time to get started on my Torgo Halloween costume


Kimono Dragon - about 5 years ago
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Makes me long for "Kitten with a Whip".


Olivia P - about 5 years ago
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That looping music...must...resist...urge...to kill...someone...


NS - over 5 years ago
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It is a great episode, but if this is your first time watching the show, try a different episode first. The movie really is that bad.


Gal Dagon - over 5 years ago
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I didn't get a chance to see these on TV, and am now working my way through the episodes. I've heard of this one, though, and had to force myself to go through all of season 4 without "skipping ahead." Now I'm all "ohboyohboyohboy" on the inside.


John Harms - about 5 years ago
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I just can't see myself making it through this movie without Joel and the bots. Man, does it suck.


Robert Ferguson - over 5 years ago
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Mike as Torgo @ the end .... NICE TOUCH


Chris Bennett - over 5 years ago
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It would be hilarious if Torgo later went on to be Norm on Cheers, you know? Everyone yells his name as he staggers slowly into the bar, then he starts groping Diane and calling Frasier "the Master"


NS - over 5 years ago
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When I scroll through the episode list, I like to look at which episode has the most viewers at the moment. I can understand why Manos is popular in a general sense, but I've noticed that it always gets a lot of viewers (at least 4 and sometimes as many as 15 from what I've seen) Sunday evenings. The rest of the time it has (Moon) 0-2 viewers, like most episodes; but every Sunday, the sun goes down and *boom*, party at Torgo's place, like clockwork.

'Sup with that?


Robert Ferguson - over 5 years ago
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Split a *&%@ ing STITCH


Reconst - over 5 years ago
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Hey guys. At 24:00, when they do the break, they're driving in the opposite direction of the movie behind them.


Chuck Keenan - over 5 years ago
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ahh.... great times, Torgo. how we miss you


Matthew Eickhoff - over 5 years ago
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Hal Warren (the dad in the movie) made this film on a bet. He bet Stirling Siliphant that he could make a successful horror film on a small budget.


Alex Stefanic - over 5 years ago
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Quinten Tarintino owns an original 35mm film print of this movie. He says it's his favorite comedy of all time.


David Pietrusza - over 5 years ago
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This movie is a circus; all that's missing is a bear on a unicycle.


Crosby Ferguson - over 5 years ago
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My favorite episode, I remember having this on VHS


Rachel Adams - over 5 years ago
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"Vacations are fine, but this one should be great"? Are you sure, Movie?


Rachel Adams - over 5 years ago
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So is this movie grosser than it is stupid? Or stupider than it is gross? Think about it wont you?