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510 - Lassie: The Painted Hills



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I don't know if it's just because the narrator is bashing that girl for her looks, but I find her really attractive, especially for the late 40s when the short was filmed. Then they clean her up, and she looks like my grandmother as a young woman. Yuck.


The original FX ???
Mugh Hungus - 9 days ago
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Maybe Jonathan hired Lassie to kill Taylor in case he died ...


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The Roy Rogers old west had phones too.


Zeitgeist Meister - 6 months ago
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I think that Lincoln shadow was supposed to be Jonathan.


Old Shows Starring Animals
Funky The Monkey - 10 months ago
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I used to watch the old Lassie shows when they were on the air regularly. Also Flipper. There were plenty of show back then where something other than human and real is the star of the show. But that hardly exist anymore. There's CG animals but rarely real flesh and blood animals. Part of it is budget I guess. It costs to upkeep a live animal like any person. And the other those hypocrites in PETA. They'll say animals like Lassie are being exploited and abused. pfff. Yeah and the people working on the Big Bang Theory or this are treated poorly, hate their jobs, and want to not just quit but start a violent armed rebellion. Those PETA people are such drama queens and gaslighting manipulative cultists, but whatever.

Be funny if they bring back a show like Lassie but for today's culture. Like a boy is in trouble in the woods, and his smartphone somehow breaks and lost all of his other devices and has nothing else but a steadfast dog to save him, But I'll shut up. There's enough reboots and remakes. Not talking about rebooting Lassie, but make something new but similar to Lassie.


Joseph Ewing - about 4 years ago
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It drives me crazy that the movie implies that a stranger can break into their house freely but the fact that he brought a bible makes it okay and they start playing that noble music begins. Everything is okay if you're Christian.


Catherine Pearson - over 1 year ago
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The most drawn out, convoluted dog revenge plot ever!


Catherine Pearson - over 1 year ago
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McGraw Hill is evil!


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The real moral of the story is always carry snausages when you plan on killing the owner of a heroic collie for his gold.


Ray Garraty - almost 4 years ago
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There is a riff in this, and used also in Mighty Jack. The riff is, "I was born in the house my father built." I didn't get it what it referred to but after hearing it so many times I googled the phrase and it's the opening sentence of Richard Nixon's memoirs.


Last of the Wild Ponies - over 1 year ago
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1:21:48 Always look on the briiiight side of ARF


Last of the Wild Ponies - over 1 year ago
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1:13:38 YOU LIE, JOE!


Last of the Wild Ponies - over 1 year ago
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35:44 We need to construct additional Pylon Petes!


Robert Ferguson - over 5 years ago
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Crow T Robot as Jay Leno
The chin is the give - away


Jane Sproul - over 1 year ago
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Too bad they wasted the 'To Build A Fire' riff on Santa Claus Conquers The Martians. I guess it gets mighty cold up in them thar hills.


Jane Sproul - over 1 year ago
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Ugh, I am so glad dogs aren't very good actors! I can't bear sad stuff with animals, but seeing that happy, "I'm doing my trick right, yay! :D" on the face of a dog that's supposed to be in agony really, really helps.


Shep Shemetary
Muffin - almost 2 years ago
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That was darkly dull. I expected Tommy to bury Shep in a sacred "Indian" burial ground even after being warned not to, and Shep's remains are then reanimated from the ground to exact revenge on Jonathan's killer!
But then instead, the living Shep pushes(?) him off a cliff with disturbing indifference anyway. Dark.


Snuffy Wuffykiss - almost 2 years ago
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Conform! Dress and act like everyone else or you will be SHAMED!!!


Kimono Dragon - almost 5 years ago
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Aren't there moral implications to riffing Lassie? Who's next, Kermit the Frog? IS NOTHING SACRED?!? :-)


James GreyWolf - about 3 years ago
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Some sort of snafu going on. Video is not available in your country? When did that happen?


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I'm fine with Shout Factory enforcing its copyright, I just wish that they would put the episodes they choose to restrict on their website. I really don't mind commercials.


Realistic Action Batch - over 2 years ago
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Dang. I put together a YouTube playlist of the Frank era (I have awful tinnitus and use MST3K as my white noise to sleep at night) and this is the only episode I can't get because the only link still available is private. This is one of my favorites, too.

Anyway, if anyone's interested in my playlist (A Radio Station Called Frank) here's the link: bit.ly/1LP0AsL


Joseph Ewing - about 4 years ago
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I wonder when the kid rides off on the horse after Johnathan sends him home, if that was a midget stunt man.


Crypto Dentist - over 2 years ago
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Man, I love this episode. Just like Deadwood!


HypnoHelioStaticStasis - almost 3 years ago
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If you get the 'not available in your country' message, try this link: http://www.vidoevo.com/yvideo.php?i=Y1RYWXBocWuRpY2szVG8&mst3k-510-lassie-the-painted-hills


NS - over 5 years ago
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One of Hollywood's worst-kept secrets is that Lassie is usually played by a male dog; but this time, it's a girl dog playing a girl dog with a boy dog's name. But you're just here for the short, aren't you?


Derrick Frazier - about 3 years ago
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Congress...I get it.


Abigail Adams - over 3 years ago
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Thick As A Brick reference+ +1 internets


I Am The Button - over 3 years ago
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"FRANK NOOOOOOOHHHHHi Joel!"


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Dr. F pronounces "turbine" like "turban" at about 3:30. Huh.


Elisa Farrington - over 4 years ago
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Hail to the running riff that pops up in different forms throughout an experiment. In this case, Snausages!
"Alright, throw the snausages out, nice and easy."


Lee Crook - almost 4 years ago
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What's sad is that they made that hygiene video because it was needed. People have to be taught how to not have BO. LOL


Sean Barry - almost 4 years ago
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My dogs watched with me up until the final chase/fight between lassie and the frozen bad guy, then they got bored and left. Even dogs know when to call it quits on crummy movies, it would seem.


Stereo Catz - almost 5 years ago
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So this lady let's a man she just met take her son up to Kris Kristofferson's cabin in the woods, then they just live up there for months. Any holes in that?


Sean Barry - almost 4 years ago
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A lot of this movie looks like it was filmed up in the ponderosa of Arizona. Imdb says it was all filmed in Cali though. Eh, close enough.


Atom Manhattan - almost 4 years ago
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You gonna tell the Chineeeese?!?


Sean Barry - almost 4 years ago
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The short is just so.... wow...


Joseph Ewing - about 4 years ago
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What does Joel whisper at 39:57?


Classicats - about 5 years ago
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What made the creators of the short think that there were enough oblivious college students blundering around campuses at that time to the point that they needed a movie reminder on how to shower and dress themselves? And I like her hair too!


Brad Gravett - over 5 years ago
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I'm with Crow. Sloppy girl owns.


Fredrick Stafford - over 4 years ago
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*sigh* Anyone else miss this little guy?
http://youtu.be/0K5BgCI-U7c


Kelly Slane - about 5 years ago
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I also love the Poison brand bottle of poison...


Ray Garraty - over 4 years ago
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I never wanted to know that much about skin


Cindy - over 4 years ago
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When Dr. F was pounding dead Frank's chest at the end, I was caught between laughing and gagging as all kinds of food kept spurting out of Frank's mouth!


Leslie Doesn't Get You - almost 5 years ago
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Doesn't Frank's heart harness machine remind you of Ironman? Of course, that's where the similarities end. ;)


Big McLargehuge - over 5 years ago
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Man, the narrator of this short is such dickweed!


scott4e@optimum.net - almost 5 years ago
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"Oh, Pilot Pete!"


Stereo Catz - almost 5 years ago
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1:26:30 He'd rather go over a cliff than face a wounded dog. Most interesting man in the world indeed.


Stereo Catz - almost 5 years ago
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If you break crow down to his base elements he's made of stuff out of the crafts chest and the Good-Will bin.


Kelly Slane - about 5 years ago
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I like how Lassie gets top billing ;)