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507 - I Accuse My Parents



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Y'know, Jimbo really is kind of a Mary Sue.


Gal Dagon - over 5 years ago
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Now I really want a hamburger.


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27:34 I. DECLARE. DIVORCE!


Snuffy Wuffykiss - about 2 years ago
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I HATE Jimmy. Lying stupid piece of sh*t, spoiled rich thieving pussies like him deserve to die in jail. He starts out rich and then gets handed opportunities over and over throughout the movie for no reason, he steals from his job to pay for gifts to his mob hooker girlfriend, joins the mob then wusses out, plays dumb threatens to narc and runs away, tries to rob a diner. gets offered a chance for redemption but then tries to kidnap and accidentally kills the mob boss, and his excuse in COURT is that his parents didn't love him enough!!! The only reason he got off is that his father was RICH and friends with the judge and mayor. I can't wait till the apocalypse so we can drag them from their ivory towers and tear them to fat bloody pieces.


800 lb. gorilla - 4 months ago
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...you'll get beat up 'cause you're a freak.


Anna M - 4 months ago
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🎶"Whyyyyyy did you leeeaaave meeeee" 🎶
"Because you tooooooold him to"


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The preponderance of flesh pink crayons.


Funky The Monkey - 7 months ago
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That ending.
Sorry. Put money in my g-string, and I do my job. That's how it works. Now watch me work. XD


Funky The Monkey - 7 months ago
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Joel: "Everybody lies in this movie!"
Before Gregory House became a thing too.


EAG46 - 7 months ago
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This is the rare MST for me where the host segments outshine the movie. The musical number, the drawings of everyone's ideal families, and especially the analysis of Jimmy are some of the best stuff Joel & the bots have ever done. I would love to find a YouTube video of just those bits. [Not that I didn't like the movie's riffing, I did. But the skits really hit their marks.]


BadTouch - 8 months ago
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This is a fun episode, except for one thing. Every time I watch this, I get that stupid song stuck in my head: "Are you happy... in your work?"


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This episode is typical of so much winning material that came out of Season 5. It's just great all the way through.

Also, the opening invention would seem to indicate that the Mads have a walk-in oven. Why does that not surprise me...? :D


Mark Ellinger - 10 months ago
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"No, no! You're ruining it for me! I want you to put on some shoes!"
"Your mother's in detox! Come quickly!"


Mike Carmona - over 4 years ago
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The African field pickers look a bit nervous to be on camera.


eyeteeth - 11 months ago
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I can't get over how much Jimmy looks like a gentile Zeppo Marx.


A Very Special Episode...
Jeffrey Jones - 11 months ago
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For me, anyway. My first MST3K, and still one of my favorites, definitely my favorite Joel episode. Great movie that defies most genre norms makes for great everything.


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By the way, was I the only one who expected Mike to be the one in that cake?


Abigail Adams - almost 2 years ago
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Trivia: "Truck farming" has nothing to do with trucks, which is why you see so few in the short. They actually comment on this: "Has anyone seen a truck yet?"
"Truck" is an outdated word for vegetables. They were usually sent by railroad car, as seen here, rather than by truck.


Matt Towler - over 1 year ago
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quack...quack quack quack


Teenagers
Krankor - 11 months ago
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The juvenile delinquent problem started with the invention of the teenager and child worker laws. Kids used to working hard on farms and factories then drinking and playing like adults were all of sudden told to be children again. Then forty years later, the parents started being blamed. Keeping a body that is an adult but emotionally immature and dependent is a losing proposition.


Hawthorne Rollings - over 1 year ago
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I accuse people's hair all...the...time....


"Hooray for Chem-i-cals!"
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Laugh all you want about DDT, you young whippersnaps---YOU'RE all eating "RoundUp-Ready" GMO seed. Enjoy, won't you?


Justice Department
Donald Petkus - about 2 years ago
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About this time movies were extremely judge friendly. Judges were always portrayed as dignified, wise, and compassionate (if warranted). Andy Hardy's father was a prime example of the type. I wonder if that was part of the Hays Code that judges could never appeared as egotistical, corrupt, and/or biased.


emerson brin - over 2 years ago
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I laughed when joel said , and he wont see a penny of it . Farmers are way too underpaid .
Truck farming is a billion dollar industry .


The RED Femscout - about 2 years ago
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I nearly cried watching Joel comfort Tom. It really shows just how much he loves them... only to abandon them a few episodes later.


The humanity - over 3 years ago
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I really don't get why this one is rated so highly. MST3K is about cheesy films like "Space Mutiny" and "Warrior of the Lost World", but this one was just old, dull and dry. Some of the riffs were funny, but I found this film a bore, and actually depressing more than cheesy, even with Joel and the bots gags. Why did this one even get riffed in the first place? Whatever, I just watched it for a sense of completion but I'm moving on...


Isabella Summitt - about 3 years ago
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This movie should be called 'Everybody Accuses Somebody'!


Jane Sproul - over 2 years ago
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The father is the real villain of this one, damn.


Reconst - over 4 years ago
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This movie syncs up really well with Pearl Jam's "Jeremy." Well, in the sense of the plot.


Matt Towler - about 5 years ago
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"...the hell?! Tom Servo, you're naked!!"


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Truck farm short failed to meet expectations. Not one riff about growing a crop of trucks? (And, yes, there was a truck. It's what they loaded the carrots onto.) Was nice to see them comment on the exploitation of the workers and the "kind" way the film described the ever so helpful neighbors from Mexico coming by to pitch in for a while. But I waited through that whole opening "frontier" scene for any kind of mention of the natives. Ah well. Still some good riffs here. What a bizarre film. Who, exactly, was the target audience? Middle school kids, I guess? With all these "educational" shorts floating around, I wonder how much they actually had classes...


All Hail the Essay.....
Brad Koss - over 1 year ago
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Maybe the kid should've done an essay on "Truck Farming" it would have been less embarrassing. ^_^


Matthew Boyle - about 2 years ago
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what's so funny to me after watching all these movies like the violent years, the beatniks, this movie and many more is that "white crime" movies were an entire genre in the 50's. Movies where middle class white people are/become "thugs". I forget the name but one of the movies they riff has a gang of all white women. That was just too much for me. It's like "look at how immoral our society has become! Blacks and Hispanics aren't the only criminals!"


Ethan Chaffin (EthanRDoesMC) - almost 2 years ago
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The only time where family life is not a short.


Hannah Skjellum - almost 2 years ago
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This is a message from the other kids in the essay contest!


Hannah Skjellum - almost 2 years ago
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Liar, liar, liar!


Louis Gargaflargen - almost 2 years ago
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Haha 300th like :D one of my favorite MST3K episodes


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Man, it must've been tough to be a young white male back in the '40s-'50s. I feel for ya, Jimmy. [eye roll]


Jane Sproul - over 2 years ago
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Remember Me? I'm Your Boyfriend: How Not To Write Dialogue

Think I could publish this guide for aspiring fiction writers?


Kelly Slane - over 4 years ago
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Tom:"I want to run and jump and skin my knees!"
Crow:"You don't have any legs."
Tom:"I want to catch frogs down at the ole' swimmin' hole!"
Crow:"Your arms don't work."
Tom:"I want to experience the world of emotions and feelings!"
Crow:"You'll get beat up 'cause you're a freak!"

One of the best exchanges EVER!


Elisa Farrington - about 4 years ago
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Anne Blythe on the tank. Do you think they meant Ann Blythe, the movie star who played vengeful Veda in Mildred Pierce?


quack sounds :)
Amina M. Epstein - over 3 years ago
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Love this episode a lot. Just saw it again for the 15th time in my life w hubby and son. Got one question though, love the duck sounds but what is that representing. None of us got it. So please explain :) thanks!


MSTeacher3K - about 3 years ago
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For an award-winning essay writer, Jimmy's lack of punctuation in his running away note is atrocious.


William Johnson - over 4 years ago
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"You'll have to go to church with me every Sunday"

"FOR -- GET IT"


Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago
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I realized while watching the Truck Farmer that the narrator sounds almost exactly like file narrator from the Mass Effect series.


Alyssa Who Will Not Be Named - about 3 years ago
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I swear this movie more than any other MST3K is just one lonnnng ass short .Maybe about consequences of having drunk parents/and or lying about your drunk parents? Its dripping with "What do you, the viewers at home think?" cheese.


Kimono Dragon - over 4 years ago
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So the Judge puts him right back with his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Kardashian? Uncle Burger would have adopted him, but nooo!!! By the end of the flick, he's +/-90 days from interpreting Beatles songs with Charlie at Spahn ranch!


Jane Sproul - over 3 years ago
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And then the kindly diner guy pulls off his hat to reveal his third eye and that he's part of the Martian invasion force.


TANKK 3000 - about 3 years ago
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The guys missed a good riff "ill pay you 25$ a week with an hour lunch" ....a week.


Bruce Ellsworth Reed - about 4 years ago
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Truck Farmer was cool! I grew up near that decade. We ate pesticides all the time, still living, strong as a horse.


Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago
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How old is Jimmy supposed to be?


Matt Perrine - over 3 years ago
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I had the pleasure of watching this episode alongside Joel and Trace (and hundreds of other MSTies) at Minneapolis' Parkway Theatre on Nov. 3, 2012. Then my fiancee and I got to meet Joel! What a memorable night! Was anybody else from this site there?


Tom Blevins - over 3 years ago
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NOBODY EXPECTS TO SEE A CHARLIE!!!!!


Elisa Farrington - about 4 years ago
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After Crow says, 'Hey look, he lives at Monticello!' I think Servo says, 'Doesn't everybody?' but his voice seems muffled out. Any reason that might be true? I don't get the joke anyway. (37:18


Marcus Hardy - over 3 years ago
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sooooo Jimmy is just in denial about his home life?


Brad Morse - over 3 years ago
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I just happened to randomly catch this on Netlfix. This is one of the best episodes ever! Consistently funny and the segments are great.


Ajax (what's my name?) - almost 4 years ago
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I wonder what Cambot's drawing looked like...


Tiffany Delahunt - almost 4 years ago
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Best skit ever when Gypsy covers "Are You Happy"- the puppeteering is so spot on. This whole episode is underrated!


Fredrick Stafford - over 4 years ago
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Hey, how did this one come out? I was at Jack Taylor’s place down at the beach for the weekend.


Aaron Kuehmichel - almost 4 years ago
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Is it just me, or does the sax player behind her at around 49:00 look suspiciously like Torgo?


Paul Gregory - almost 4 years ago
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1:05 "Ring Jobs"...Another Zappa reference ?


TrekFan - about 4 years ago
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Truck Farmers is my all time favorite short! I was in tears on the floor unable to breath i was laughing so hard the first time i saw it!


Elisa Farrington - about 4 years ago
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With that black bow Gypsy looks like Rose Marie.


Realistic Action Batch - about 4 years ago
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Joel says this is one of his favorite episodes and it's easy to see why.
speakercreatures(.)com(/)an-interview-with-joel-hodgson-creator-of-mst3k


William Johnson - about 4 years ago
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My all-time favorite episode is now at 99 laughs. Surely this must change. Triple digits???


Peakpasha - over 5 years ago
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Joel makes a small goof in one of the riffs. He claims, that Sam Newfield directed "Jungle Goddess", which is not true. However, Newfield did direct "Mad Monster" and "The Lost Continent". I guess what confused Joel was the fact, that Sam's brother, Sigmund Neufeld, was the producer of "Jungle Goddess".


Ellen Yarbrough - over 4 years ago
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"I can see them but they can't see me"....This is one of the best, one of our favorites. "Now lieutenant take the gun and shoot the corporal...." So many lies for Jimmy to tell, but it's all his parent's fault. Great episodes, don't miss it!


Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago
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I know one pissed off court stenographer.


Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago
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I feel like this guy was the inspiration for Frank Whaley’s character in Career Opportunities.


Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago
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... My dad is Gigantor...


Gal Dagon - over 4 years ago
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This episode is SEVERELY underrated.


Lewis Nitzberg STINKS! - over 4 years ago
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This movie was actually watchable, and the riffing made it that much better!


Bronn K - almost 5 years ago
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Quickest title drop ever?


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Was this supposed to be a Kitty Reid vehicle?


Rachel Adams - over 5 years ago
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"They laughed when I accused my parents and I killllled them
Let's see if they'll be laughing noooowww!"