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521 - Santa Claus



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Maurice M Gray Jr - 4 months ago
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You can see the whole movie on YouTube, but it's in ten parts. Fortunately there's not much lag where one part ends and the next picks up.


bobsfun - 6 months ago
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Searched the web, can't find this episode anywhere else, and I NEED TO SEE IT!!!
Hope it's back soon!


S.A. Nathe - 6 months ago
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removed.......

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Midget Penguin - 6 months ago
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Uploaded a copy as of 4/20/17 12:26a MT once YT has finished processing it, it should be live.


SaturnHex - 9 months ago
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Hey Frank isn't too far from being able to use that savings bond!


Jeffrey Jones - 10 months ago
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Santa Claus > Santa Claus vs, the Martians, for so many reasons.


Matthew Eickhoff - over 5 years ago
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I love that sweater Gypsy knits for "Joike".


Zeitgeist Meister - over 1 year ago
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It bugs me that I can see Mike's microphone.


FedoraMark - 11 months ago
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I never noticed Dr Forrester trying to attach his new watch fob to his wristwatch before. Lol!


Veklorr Vigorr - 11 months ago
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Wow, this one is good! Best Mike episode yet! I wish I could give this episode to every child in the world!


Veklorr Vigorr - 11 months ago
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6:42 NAFTA reference, timely.


Nicholas Brownlee - almost 5 years ago
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Is it just me, or does the voice-over of Lucifer in the "Hell" scene sound incredibly similar, if not the same as, the voice of the Santa Claus actor?
0:02:46 I always laugh my ass off when I see their operator...who is "Wilbur", the guardian angel of that insane couple of painfully irritating, song-addicted newlyweds...who have somehow evaded a "real honeymoon" for several years after being married. It's in "Once Upon A Honeymoon". The guardian angel Wilbur must ensure that at long last, this married man and woman will have some proper (or improper ;-) marital intercourse in order for him to earn his wings in Heaven. Makes sense to me, but I'm getting off topic.


Funky The Monkey - over 1 year ago
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Joe Don Baker as Santa Claus. A loose cannon lawbringing Santa with reused sequences and minor action. At least he really fits the suit well. If the suit fits, wear it. XD
Should have a moment of silence for TV Frank's hair...
And May-rry Christmas!


Matthew Boyle - about 2 years ago
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other people have probably pointed this out but that initial children of the world bit was flawed. Africa isn't a country, England isn't a country and the Orient is not a country and was used more often to signify china, japan, and the far east than it was to signify india


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Mike singing "I'll Be Home for Christmas" to himself in the last host segment breaks my heart a little.


The Princess Elizena - almost 2 years ago
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Merry Christmas everyone!


Flavius Charles Tango - almost 2 years ago
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CCCCOP KILLER!!!!


Bill Bellamy - almost 3 years ago
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It bothers me how they say 'the other guy' like Joel was horrible and should be forgotten. He created the bots, you'd think they would refer to him by name.


Fancy Pantserton - almost 5 years ago
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Wait...they missed out on riffs about dislexia, like how satan might be pissed off at santa because of all the letters he gets every year...


Bozohotep - over 4 years ago
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This could be the weirdest movie ever made.


Kelly Slane - about 4 years ago
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0:38:36 - Clearly the first Harry Potter movie stole the letter scene from THIS movie...


Bela Lugosi's Twitching Eye - almost 2 years ago
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A Christmas movie tradition for me now. I just love Lupita. And of course I can't forget about Pitch (Curururururursus!)


Sean Barry - over 3 years ago
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Why is it up to Santa to fight the devil? Isn't that more Jesus' jurisdiction? Maybe an angel or something...


The Princess Elizena - almost 2 years ago
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Before I discovered this episode, I unwittingly stumbled across the original version of 'Santa Clause' in a vintage Christmas collection DVD set a few years back. This movie is so incredible--I watched with my family on Christmas eve and after we had recovered from the initial shock of how truly frightening it was, we had a blast riffing on it ourselves!


Alex Jokela - almost 4 years ago
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At 11:52, it looks like a rack of rifles behind the children (to the left)


DJburris87 - almost 2 years ago
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I love how they find ways to rag on Joe Don Baker in so many episodes he's not even in.


Gratuitous Lurking - almost 2 years ago
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I find it awesome that they referenced the Joike sweater in one of the MST3K Revival vids. Freaking comedic timing.


Snuffy Wuffykiss - about 2 years ago
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Ever since i was a child and figured out that Santa wasn't real I've hated this tradition of lies. Better to know that gifts come from family and loved ones and not some fairy tale morality police. When you want something very much you should work hard to get it, not just pray to an imaginary man in the clouds.
As for this particular movie, "pure, old fashioned, nightmare fuel".


Barffly - over 3 years ago
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Such a bizarre movie...


Stereo Catz - almost 5 years ago
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I love it when Santa paraphrases Rowdy Roddy Piper.


Snuffy Wuffykiss - about 2 years ago
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Best character of the movie? The super cute puppy that trees Santa!


Kimono Dragon - over 4 years ago
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Did the Spanish mom at 50:35 actually suggest to her daughter that they PRAY to Santa Claus? Does anyone else find that slightly... messed up?


Sean Barry - over 3 years ago
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Hey what's with the MST3K merchandise? Sellout alert! Well I guess it's unavoidable in a souless society.


Ajax (what's my name?) - almost 4 years ago
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So I guess Cambot drew Magic Voice's name and vice versa?


Joseph Ewing - almost 4 years ago
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How many children's Christmas movies end with police being called in?


Scooter Atreides - almost 5 years ago
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Fun fact: English version director "Ken Smith" is actually producer K. Gordon Murray under an alias....Murray also provides the voice of the narrator.


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Don't feel bad, Santa. There was a time in my life when I also couldn't leave the house without 'the bag with the powders for dreaming of joy and goodwill.'


Rosebud - over 2 years ago
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from back when Africa was a "country".


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Rifftrax is doing this movie live on the 4th of December, just like how they did Santa Claus Conquers the Martians last year. I can't wait! (Well, I can, but I don't want to.)


Last of the Wild Ponies - almost 3 years ago
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@59:16 I just want to see Santa conk Pitch on the noggin. Just once.


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I find it interesting that this vision of Santa Claus implies that he exploits the labor of African and "Oriental" children despite not bringing gifts to children who share their background.


Nicole Hendricks - over 3 years ago
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is it me or does santa look like a sex offender! lol


Jesse Infinity - almost 3 years ago
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"he's got a Stephen king manuscript in that bag"


Fancy Pantserton - almost 5 years ago
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Don't you wish all YOUR friends could ignore Satan?


Ozzie Olin - almost 3 years ago
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I called the number in the ad, just out of curiosity over what it was connected to in this day and age. I've been on hold for 8 minutes with absolutely no clue what I'm holding for.


Diane - aka Starbreeze - almost 3 years ago
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I love this opening scene. It's one of my favorites. I think I'm going buy me one of those JOIKE sweaters after Christmas.


Torgo?
Diane - aka Starbreeze - almost 3 years ago
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I think that might be Torgo at 49.30 in the background. He's definitely sporting the Torgo gear.


Sage Harpuia - over 5 years ago
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When I have a family of my own, this movie will be part of our tradition for the holidays.


Stereo Catz - almost 5 years ago
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I must say I’m a little uncomfortable with the concept of a Santa who steals mail and makes heavy use of unsanctioned surveillance equipment.


Joseph Ewing - about 4 years ago
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Can anyone tell what Mike says at 37:56 as the guy is going through the mail and picking out all the letters to Santa?


Kiri T. Unicorn - almost 5 years ago
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"Santa flew 23 missions over North Korea."
For some reason, I have no trouble picturing a younger Santa Claus as a brash fighter jock in an F-86.


Stephen A Nathe - about 3 years ago
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ya'll should watch the Christmas Village RIFFTRAX shorts, they use the same creepy footage+EVEN CREEPIER stuff too


Stephen A Nathe - about 3 years ago
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"Mmm....why do they leave me so heavily medicated...?
mmmm...w...were my parents j...just here...??
mm..mmmm...if I could just get some movement in my legs...
mmm mmmmmhmm..."


Joseph Ewing - about 4 years ago
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This is the harshest kids movie ever. "He's going to murder you", "Beat your brains out", "If his beard was white when you were a small girl, he'd be dead and buried by now", "The house is burning. I'm on fire", "You will starve to death and I will rule the Earth." What the hell is wrong with Mexico?


Jane Sproul - over 3 years ago
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The little rich boy really does look heavily medicated. Like, two-bowls-and-one-of-the-big Xanax-tablets heavily medicated. That or morphine.


Gourry Gabriev - over 3 years ago
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Those reindeer. And that laugh. 8-8 I'm crying.


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Let us all have a moment of silence for T.V.'s Frank's hair.


Stephen A Nathe - over 3 years ago
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I think that'd be a Flaming Meaux, Servo.....


Frederick Jacob Luebker - over 3 years ago
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I want the MST3K mouse pad!


Stephen A Nathe - over 3 years ago
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i love Paul as Pitch


Leave Robert Denby Alone! - almost 4 years ago
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0:35:45 the boy on the far left is SO Troy from 'The Final Sacrifice'. Rowsdower ought to be Santa.


B RYE the MST3K Guy - over 3 years ago
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give Lupita an Oscar then burn movie to save future generations


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I question the Santa mythology presented in this movie.


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Sean Barry - over 3 years ago
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The scene with the 3 "mean" kids arguing is like watching a tiny-tot version of "The Godfather."


Scott A. Taylor - over 3 years ago
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Wow this movie is fucking creepy :P Makes me route for Satan .. not Santa :P


Atom Manhattan - over 3 years ago
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Holy child labor, Batman...what a chimney full of disturbing bull@#$% this was.
I expect to wake up screaming later on tonight.
Watching this before bed was a poor choice.


Lewis Nitzberg STINKS! - over 4 years ago
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Creepiest. Santa Claus. Ever.


Fancy Pantserton - almost 5 years ago
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wait...the stork box said Paris...is there some special meaning of the word "paris" in Spanish, or is the film saying the stork lives in Paris?


Stu Slaymaker - almost 4 years ago
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The reference to the short bald guy dumping the letters in the chute is about Arturo Toscanini, long time conductor of the NBC Radio Symphony Orch. from 1937-1953. Mike's line is, "I'd just like to point out that Toscanini also works at the post office."


Stereo Catz - almost 4 years ago
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One Hundred and Thirty Seven VIEWERS!


Scooter Atreides - almost 5 years ago
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Forgive the overwhelming nerdiness of this comment: But has anyone else ever wondered if Santa's sack is actually a Bag Of Holding?


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Stereo Catz - almost 4 years ago
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Wait, were those little kidnapped Indian children dancing next to a gun rack?


Stereo Catz - almost 4 years ago
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Never get out of the sleigh, absolutely gotdamned right.


Teri Gee - almost 4 years ago
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I never really registered the album that Crow gets is by Steve Alaimo...from Wild Rebels. :)


Phil Carstens - almost 4 years ago
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Mike says Santa Klaws sounded like the Fixx, but I think they also sound vaguely like the Sisters of Mercy.


Mike Carmona - over 4 years ago
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"Merry Christmas...If That's Okay"


Kiri T. Unicorn - almost 5 years ago
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A dreidel? I didn't know Tom's Jewish... That must've been some bris.


A Lush Cocktail Rescue - almost 4 years ago
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I cringed along with them when the Japanese girl's voice completely broke in half during that little song... Ouch...


Jaguar Wong Abides - almost 4 years ago
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It's Christmas Time!...so Free your Mind....Let Love Unwind...


Any Which Way Aileen Smithee Can - almost 4 years ago
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Heh. The opener helpfully reminds me of why I never try to sing in public.

Also, Dr. F: "Brass monkeys, Frank." :D


Phil Carstens - almost 4 years ago
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If there's a person on this earth who doesn't find Lupita adorable, I don't want to know.


Bruce Box-Liker - almost 4 years ago
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Santa both starts and ends in Mexico City, though Pedro tells us that he apparently covered Europe, Asia, and South America at some point. Without even bothering to analyze the logistics of his route, it would appear that two whole continents got skipped.


Stereo Catz - almost 5 years ago
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Servo screwed up a riff in the opening credits. He mis-emphasized Save it.


Sarah Zaleta - about 4 years ago
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Dear santa I've been good send me a machine gun and he approves!!


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oh lupita....! so adorable


Kelly Slane - about 4 years ago
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I love that Crow's eyes fall out and land perfectly on the desk.


Joshua Bivens - over 4 years ago
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Why did Gypsy refer to Joel as 'the other guy'?


Classicats - almost 5 years ago
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Does anyone else feel like they're going through an extended live version of "It's A Small World" during the beginning sequence?


Vanir - over 4 years ago
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Anyone else see the Evil Dead reference when the reindeer started laughing? lol


Scooter Atreides - almost 5 years ago
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The very fact that Gypsy could knit a sweater without any limbs makes it the most awesome gift in the world. ;)


Joshua Knox - over 4 years ago
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I guess Santa Claus got rid of the elves and settled on a child slavery racket...


Fredrick Stafford - over 4 years ago
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Hello Santa Claus. I’m Chris Hansen. Why don’t you have a seat over there…


Charles Todd Helton Architect - over 4 years ago
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I think that the beginning skit is the best start of any MST3K episode.
I love the screaming robots.


SpoungeBot - over 4 years ago
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No matter how hard I try I can never make it all the way through this one.


Cindy - over 4 years ago
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I would camp out for tickets to see Santa Klaws in concert!


Bruce Box-Liker - over 4 years ago
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"Of course I love you, sonny. Just as much as your parents. Because no one loves a child as much as his parents."

Well done, Mr. Claus.


Stereo Catz - almost 5 years ago
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You’d think with Santa’s advanced technology he could manage to construct some mechinoid reindeer with a little less susceptibility to solar radiation.


Jimbo Ludwig - over 4 years ago
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Only 10 more years and Frank's $25 savings bond matures!


Kimono Dragon - over 4 years ago
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At 12:40, Santa is watching the kids from France sing. The look on his face is seriously disturbing. Like, parole violation, not allowed within 250 feet of an elementary school disturbing. TEACHER, bad touch!!!


Rachel Adams - over 4 years ago
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What's Pedro doing at 45:30? Looks like he's signaling the boom mic guy for a mission extraction.


Scooter Atreides - almost 5 years ago
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I can't help thinking that 99% of the problems Santa runs into in this film would never have occured if he'd just stayed on EARTH!

Y'know? Where EVERY other culture with a Santa Claus puts him?

You just HAD to be clever, didn't cha Mexico? OH A little workshop at the North Pole wasn't GOOD enough for MEXICAN Santa! No, they had to give him a freakin' gold and crystal palace in mother lovin' OUTER SPACE!! And no immortal, magical elves for THIS Santa's toy factory: Only a full staff of kidnapped, singing, multi-cultural children will do!
And to HELL with Mrs. Claus! What use was she, anyway? No, only Merlin the Wizard: Mentor of King Arthut and nearly omnipotent bender of reality is an appropriate companion for Mexico's new and improved Santa :P


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DMT approved!!


Fancy Pantserton - almost 5 years ago
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Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho!


Stereo Catz - almost 5 years ago
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AH! Rifftrax just released a riffed sequel-prequel-All I know is it has Santa, and Merlin, AND the Ice cream Bunny in it thing to this!


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49:30 - 49:37 Is... Is that Torgo in the back there?


Stereo Catz - almost 5 years ago
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...a machete, a germ warfare kit, a box of hand grenades, a sniper rifle, a surface to air missile site,…


Elizabeth Lafferty - almost 5 years ago
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That Santa is one weird mama jamma.


Alex Stefanic - almost 5 years ago
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I can safely say that I have never seen anything quite as terrifying as that laughing clockwork reindeer.


Rachel Adams - over 5 years ago
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Tim Burton wishes he could be this creepy.


Scooter Atreides - almost 5 years ago
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First of likely numerous Christmas season viewings...now that Halloween's been over for a full 3 1/2 hours ;)


Michael Sullivan - about 5 years ago
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Khaddafi AND Mubarak gags in the same ep? Prescient.


Rachel Adams - over 5 years ago
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I love Mike's call "home."
"Well.... I suppose."


Glenn Wickline - over 5 years ago
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This one has always been a personal favorite episode of mine!