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512 - Mitchell



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Ennui!!!!
Zeitgeist Meister - about 1 month ago
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Does anyone else think it's ironic that Gypsy/Jim Mallon got Joel/Joel off the ship/show?


Matt Ash - 3 months ago
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Was Joel trying to say something with that opening bit? This creation he spent years working on and the folks around him want to destroy it so he's just going to step away?


Frosti Ken - 6 months ago
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I love how the plot of the movie is kicked off by a guy shooting an unarmed home invader (oh no!), so while attempting to nail the guy for this heinous crime, our 'hero' cop goes on a shooting spree, which included shooting a guy running through a public park for basically no reason, gunning down a bunch of unarmed people chasing him down the street, and shooting a guy in the face with a rifle who, as far as Mitchell knew, was unarmed and got rid of his gun.


no no joe
800 lb. gorilla - 4 months ago
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this one hurts, can't make myself watch it


tonyp102 - 8 months ago
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This was the last episode I ever watched. No Joel, no MST3K. Mike is such a smarmy douche.


Snuffy Wuffykiss - about 2 years ago
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Love this episode. I had it on tape back in the day and its a great episode to introduce newcomers to the show. GoodBye Joel!!! It takes a true artist and a strong/smart man to realize that their (brain) child has grown up and it now needs time to mature without him. Joel is one of the most positive and awesome, but sadly unsung artistic minds of the 90's.


Greg Legas - over 1 year ago
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Around 24:17 (coincidentally) Mitchell calls in to the dispatcher, and marks the time as "Twenty-Four Seventeen Hours". There is no 24:17 hours, as there are only 24 hours in a day. Mitchell!


Annotated. Booooooo!
Karl Jesse - about 1 year ago
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Can we please go back to the non annotated movies. It was all brilliant as it was.


HOW TO TURN OFF ANNOTATIONS
Phil Anderson - about 1 year ago
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You guys know you can turn off the annotations, right? Just click the settings button at the bottom of the screen and set it off.


Blake Caffee - almost 6 years ago
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Joel's last episode.


Bob Anonymous - 11 months ago
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If you find yourself on the losing end of an argument with an eight year-old, you might be a redneck cop in a B movie.


Bender Rodriguez - about 1 year ago
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Frank's speechless expression after Joel escapes cracks me up EVERYtime!


~23:00
Creepy Girl - about 1 year ago
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Trace and Frank's pores are really upsetting.


Veklorr Vigorr - about 1 year ago
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This one was pretty good, but Operation Double 007 was way better.


Bronn K - about 5 years ago
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Mike: There's an escape pod called the "Deus Ex Machina."

Me: Of COURSE there is.


Sean Barry - almost 4 years ago
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Wow Mitchell has got to be the least inspired "hero" of any movie I've ever seen.


Ronnie Egan - over 1 year ago
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Jesus this ones a goody all the way from the opening credits to the ending. "Hey!".."What? OHHHH!"


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So, wait. If I'm not much mistaken, Mitchell's moral "good cop" outrage is based entirely on thinking a different guy was paying for his prostitute?


Dragon my Tail 2day - over 1 year ago
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Okay Bad guy "A" double crosses everyone, but tells the police to bail out Mitchell with a Helicopter with pontoon floats while he takes a boat to escape ?? Was the Boom mic. guy the screen writer too ??


Aaron Parker - over 1 year ago
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Can we get more volume on that jacket please?


Matthew Boyle - almost 2 years ago
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Don't know if anyone's caught this yet but when gypsy has the various combinations of poe on the board it's a dr. Strange love reference. Poe was the override code they had to figure out to get the planes to abandon the mission.


Krankor - over 1 year ago
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One of the top ten easy !


Stephen - over 5 years ago
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Pop quiz, hot shot: at 57:30, Tom sings "Did you ever have to make up your mind..." In what other episode do they sing that song?


ManDance! '92 - over 1 year ago
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God, this episode is so completely good.


Donald Petkus - almost 4 years ago
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Mitchell's boss looks like a young Leo G. Carroll .


Carl Schulz IV - over 2 years ago
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Anyone else here because of Fantasy Fiction?


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The "turn the gun on yourself" bit at about 1:20:45 has gotta be just about the darkest riff ever. I can't even think of any close contenders, offhand.


mojojojo - almost 2 years ago
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as foul as he can be, JDB does kinda have a lumpy cuteness about him. like winnie the pooh's trashy cousin.


mojojojo - almost 2 years ago
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in addition to finding it totally skeevy, that love scene is really bizarre....??? like.......did they down a bunch of nyquil before filming it? lmao what is going on

and I realize I'm critiquing a JDB love scene, so I mean sure, whatever.


Matthew Boyle - almost 2 years ago
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I have to imagine this was incredibly awkward to make since they had gypsy, Jim mallon's character, "save" Joel from the ship when to my understanding Joel left because he didn't like how much control Jim had over the direction of the show.


Matthew Boyle - almost 2 years ago
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Joel's "ABSOLUTELY NOT" after the woman asks "do you want to lick it off?" Is so passionate it's hilarious. I can only imagine his reaction when he saw it for the first time.


Matthew Boyle - almost 2 years ago
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I like the continuity between the joe don baker episodes. Even in minute details. Like how in one of the host segments for final justice crow and tom kill goosio because they thought it was something mike made and felt compelled to break it.


Douglas Kolacki - almost 2 years ago
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Wikipedia says the rich guy who shot the burglar was killed during an attempt on Mitchell's life (???). Guess that got cut out.


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So what happened to the rich guy who shot the burglar?


Jeremiah Boeninger - over 4 years ago
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Servo yelling during the exchange between Mitchell and the kid at 57:14 is amazing


Mr. Beardsley - over 4 years ago
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Also to add to my other comment, it's weird to think this, of all their movies, would have an offended cast member.

It's basically just the tale of an uncomprehending drunkard not going away when people tell him to. Monster A-Go-Go takes itself more seriously. Still, not sure what to think about the fact that they're willing to do an other Joe Don Baker movie after he reportedly hated it. Maybe they just assumed the truth? (That is, Baker not really meaning it, just getting sick of being asked about it)


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Is 'Peeling Oranges' some kind of Joe Don Baker trademark? Mitchell peels one in this film while having dinner with some vague kind of criminal-man (circa 0:43.30) and in 'Final Justice,' JDB as Sheriff Geronimo again takes steel to produce while intimidating a Maltese bartender! (It was a very dumb story)


The kid's Greta's son?
Allison Peepington - over 3 years ago
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I never thought much about the sequence with the kid until I read somewhere that he's supposed to be Greta's son. Now it just disturbs the hell out of me. You're a hooker, you get into a disagreement with your cop-john which gets you arrested, so in order to get back at him you send your child to harass him at a stake out location... I hope this isn't the case. If it is, it just might be the most disturbing of all the disturbing things ever seen in an MST movie. No wonder Tom screamed :)


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Any speculations on exactly what "Method #53" is?


Misterkingdom - over 3 years ago
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What did the trafficker mean when he told Mitchell to watch out for falling rocks?


Jane Sproul - over 3 years ago
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Watching this, I realize that Joe Don Baker actually had a fairly pretty face and wasn't that fat... and is utterly repellent anyway.


Teri Gee - about 4 years ago
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I love Gypsy saying, "Jumpsuit! Fool! They're going to kill Joel!" Her clues that they're talking about Joel is that he's a fool wearing a jumpsuit. :)

(And yes, I love Joel. I'm not knocking him.)


Look Polish - about 2 years ago
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Mitchell: The Chubby Blue Line


Cap'n Crusty - about 2 years ago
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Shout Factory blocking for copyright reasons???


Travis Larson - over 4 years ago
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Hey isn't that drunk at the beginning John Saxon from Enter the Dragon?


Mark Heckman - over 2 years ago
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Man, is there any episode that rips one actor more than this? Joe Don Baker doesn't stand a chance and I love it!


Teri Gee - over 2 years ago
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Someone posted the missing dune buggy scene wherein John Saxon's character bites the dust. It's in the Other vids section and is about ten minutes long. It was...interesting.


BiffBurns - over 2 years ago
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Eureka! I've made the linkage. Throw your minds back to the gym teacher who tortured George "Cants-stanzya" Constanza in the library episode. The guy with teeth "like baked beans" and was now sleeping in piles of garbage. If that isn't Joe Don I'll chug six Pabst Blue Ribbons that been sitting in the trunk of that old Chevy out back by the hot tub.


Ryan Kaczmarski - over 4 years ago
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best riff...

ya'll got a sofa i can stretch out on?

i dunno why...but always cracks me up. really sets the tone for mitchell's fat, lazy, hungover antics. plus i don't think the riff actually says "ya'll" but i add it for a effect and can hear joe don saying it.


Mr. Beardsley - over 4 years ago
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Joel really went out with a bang in this one. One of my favorites.

Crow's "my-my-my-MY GODD" in particular has stuck in my mind for a very long time.


Scott Allen Washburn - almost 3 years ago
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just as I watched this an episode of a show my dad was watching was havin Joe Don Baker as a guest ! wierd


Khan of Shakka - almost 3 years ago
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THAT is a hero no one can feel good about identifying with. It's like rooting for your worthless brother in law


Tommy and Carol Hahn - almost 3 years ago
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By far Joels best performance... BRAVO! "Ladies and gentlemen, our hero..."


Paul Trieglaff - over 4 years ago
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At the risk of sounding like an a$$: as much as I respect Joel for his hard work on MST, I felt a greater loss when Frank left... Seriously, he was always my favorite character.


Jeremiah Boeninger - over 4 years ago
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Was reading that Joe Don Baker really dislikes the MST gang.


Jeremy Hatfield - about 3 years ago
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HOT MERGING ACTION


Roe Walker - over 3 years ago
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How did I not get the parody they did of 2001: A Space Odyssey during the scene where Gypsy watches the Mads talk about killing Mike? GAH! I'm stupid :p


Elisa Farrington - over 4 years ago
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"Wasn't John Saxon in this movie?" - Yes, but MST3k edited out his death by dune buggy due to time restraints. That's right...he crashed and burned in an action lacked Mitchell dune buggy chase scene.


Crow TRobot - about 3 years ago
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This was pretty funny, but I don't get why it usually makes the top lists. Still good, though.


Gypsy's Finest Acting
Donald Petkus - almost 4 years ago
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Gypsy gives her finest performance is in this episode. I loved the Purity of Essence permutations on her flip chart. Who knew a robot could faint?


James GreyWolf - over 3 years ago
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I started watching this series in season 2.... literally. So, I was with Joel very close to the beginning. Mitchell was a bitter sweet episode. Joel would be gone from the show, but, at the same time, Joel would be free. Mike did a fine job taking over and I love his episodes equally, but... Joel is the creator of this genre. It was his baby.


KKRO
Tyler Jones - about 3 years ago
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I'd listen to "Crow Radio"


Eulalia Vox - about 4 years ago
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"I love you, bye!" Aww You know, I started with Mike's tenure and then circled around and watched Joel's, and I have to say, I love them both equally. If I were being glib, I might say that Mike wins by a dimple, but honestly, I just love everybody - Joel and Mike, Dr. F and Pearl; Frank and Brain Guy and Bobo, Bill!Crow... It's my first time watching this, and it feels kind of like watching one's first Doctor regeneration.


James GreyWolf - about 3 years ago
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I have finally seen Joel's "boom mike" call. it is only the very tip of the mike, but...


Hannah Skjellum - over 3 years ago
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What the fuck is this movie even about


Paul Michael Murray - over 3 years ago
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"I've seen Funeral Processions move faster than this." LMAO, Still one of My favorites!


Showdax - over 3 years ago
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The name "Mitchell" will never be the same. :P


Misterkingdom - over 3 years ago
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So, when the boys are imitating Mitchell, do they sound more like Elvis Presley or Johnny Bravo?


Snow - over 3 years ago
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WHAT is the "POE OPE POE" etc thing about? I've seen it a in a few episodes.


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Mitchell's gone too. I'm starting to get peeved.


Tank Rambo - almost 5 years ago
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Either watch out for falling rocks or watch out for snakes.


Jacob Brewer - almost 4 years ago
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Jerry Hardin as the desk cop. Deep Throat from The X-Files...neat..


The humanity - over 3 years ago
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I think of Mitchell every time I find maggots in the trash.


Bruce Ellsworth Reed - about 4 years ago
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Somehow the ending always reminds me of the ending of "Silent Running."


Kelly Slane - over 4 years ago
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Gypsy's "ENNUI!!!!!!!" is the best!


Spencer Preston - over 3 years ago
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THIS is Joel's last episode?! I didn't know! It all happened so quickly! I thought it was just a normal sketch until...the end.


Janna Burns - almost 4 years ago
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A vase or two faces?


Janna Burns - almost 4 years ago
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Geez, those Jehovah's Witnesses are getting tough!


Jaguar Wong Abides - almost 4 years ago
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This must have been a subliminal message to Mike(since real quote has the name Mike in it): 'Mike, the whole world is a circus if you look at it the right way. Every time you pick up a handful of dust, and see not the dust, but a mystery, a marvel, there in your hand, every time you stop and think, "I'm alive, and being alive is fantastic!" Every time such a thing happens, Mike, you are part of the Circus of Dr. Lao.'


Sean Barry - almost 4 years ago
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*sigh* Joel's final episode. It happened 20 years ago but it still hurts a little.. sure Mike was just as good, maybe better than, Joel, but still....


Matt Towler - over 4 years ago
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"What, are you kidding? We're on a spaceship, this place is crawling with toothpicks."


Teri Gee - almost 4 years ago
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So is the "OW!" that I heard after Joel threw the stool up in the air at movie sign supposed to be Tom saying it or was Kevin actually hurt by the stool falling on his head?


James Laramie III - almost 4 years ago
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This is one of the funniest episodes ever! It's sad to see Joel go but it makes me very happy that he went out on such high note. Mitchell never gets old.


Penelope Whichway - over 4 years ago
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I will never understand why "Space Mutiny" beats this movie in laugh ratings. "Mitchell" is by far the funniest episode ever.


Jaguar Wong Abides - almost 4 years ago
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Joel, I always liked "The 7 Faces of Dr. Lao" myself!


George Griffith - over 4 years ago
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I'd put this quite a bit higher on my favorites list, except it's Joel's last episode. I loved Mike's work... but... when i was a kid, losing Joel was losing a friend.


John Carnahan - about 4 years ago
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I came into MST3K during the Mike era and I prefer him. But I had the pleasure of discovering Joel after the fact. And it's sad to see him go.


David McEldowney - about 4 years ago
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Wacka chicka wacka chicka wacka chicka


Joseph Ewing - about 4 years ago
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The "I'm not bringing that shipment in. Doodily doodily doodily- THE SHIPMENT'S IN!" is the least funny of all of the "doodily doodily doodily" jokes they did. I guess they can't all be winners.


Russ "Screw You, Greenland" Fry - about 4 years ago
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Ha! The close up of Gypsy's eye reading Dr. F and Frank's lips like HAL-9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey is priceless! It's moments like these that make this show the greatest ever!!


Steve Kelleher - about 4 years ago
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Miss you, Joel.


Wes Woodfin - about 4 years ago
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Boom mic, big time! Loved it :D


Bruce Ellsworth Reed - over 4 years ago
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I first started watching this when Joel was in charge so, yeah, I am a little prejudiced! Hate to see him go! Mike does ok; however, so....


Phillip Murray - almost 5 years ago
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I have a hard time watching this one since it is Joel's last episode.


natoonea - over 5 years ago
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read on a blog that there's talk of a mitchell remake with jack black as mitchell.


Gal Dagon - over 5 years ago
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Gypsy's finest hour.


Paul Trieglaff - over 4 years ago
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"Say Mike: what size jumpsuit do you wear?"
And a new era was born......


Andrew Evans - over 4 years ago
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this is awsome, i love this show


Fuzzy Skinner - almost 5 years ago
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Mitchell > Batman


Kelly Slane - about 5 years ago
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Dr. F's face at "Sure they all laughed..." - CLASSIC!!!


Flynnfamous Thomas Smithington - over 4 years ago
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To this day, my friends and I still text riffs from Mitchell randomly too each other. Cedar Lattice, works every time.


Mike Carmona - over 4 years ago
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I love it when Tom sings Papa Was a Rollin' Stone, with Joel and Crow providing the extra funk.


It's a Cold Day for Pontooning - over 4 years ago
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The riff that begat my screen name has had me howling since the original episode ran.


Jessica Jensen - over 4 years ago
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By far the funniest MST3k ever. A great way to say goodbye to Joel!


Matt Armacost - over 4 years ago
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Top favorite episode of mine.Cheers.MITCHELL!!


The Pewmayman - over 4 years ago
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Joe Don Baker IS MITTENS! He's a COP!


Sam Garland - over 4 years ago
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I always wondered how Joel left. Nice!


PC Northup - almost 5 years ago
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How can anyone not like Joel?


RevJoan - almost 6 years ago
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Blake Caffee: you're right- and it's very rare that a major character switch in any show can survive. Comic geniouses they are


David Ray - almost 5 years ago
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Hot merging action!


Vincent Pili - almost 5 years ago
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mike's all curious "you guys like watchin' joe donn baker movies?" he'll get his fill later on in FINAL JUSTICE.


Robert Ferguson - over 5 years ago
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Gypsy as : The HAL 9000,
Dr. Forrester as : Commander Bowman
TV's Frank as Frank Poole
Very 2001 A Space Odyssey - ish


Mitchell - almost 5 years ago
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Joel, we hardly knew ye!


Xterra's a midnight flyer - about 5 years ago
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Frank's face at 1:48:25 in....
"Oh. My. *bleep*ing. God."
Priceless, baby!


Bruce Box-Liker - about 5 years ago
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Joe Don Baker is like what John Wayne would have been if he didn't have any force of personality.


Anthony Marc - about 5 years ago
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This is the best episode Evar!!! Chris and Erlynne.. If you read this then thanks for introducing me to this one in Plano all those years ago!


Pat Lewis - over 5 years ago
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OT Looking for Arlington (VA) MST fans willing to go to the Manos show at Ballston...


Dana Xu - over 5 years ago
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Hands down [pun intended] my favorite riff. Such a great episode. Way to pass the torch, Joel.


Alex Stefanic - over 5 years ago
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The old order changeth!


Elel - almost 6 years ago
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I usually prefer the older b&w movies, but this one with its incoherent plot and the sack of lumpy mashed potatoes that IS Joe Don Baker gives the guys all the material they need for a great ep!