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602 - Invasion USA



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Robert Ferguson - over 5 years ago
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"Postpone disagreeable news till another time" ??? Like...... WHEN !!?? At dinner ? After dad starts drinking ??!! Maybe when mom & dad are doing the horizontal bop ?? Tell me ... WHEN IS a good time ??!!


S.A. Nathe - about 12 hours ago
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Btw, the guy who plays "The Bomb" also played "Mr. Honcho" in Mike/Kevin/Bill's FILM CREW short-lived series, which was their project between MST and Rifftrax


Sean Barry - almost 4 years ago
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Lol they said landing in a field near Puget Sound. I hope they like their fields filled with trees.


Lisa Matriccino - 12 days ago
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So, the propaganda is strong with these two - the short and the film.


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Don't joke around, guys, a lot of people in this country are still afraid of communism for some reason.


Jason T. Murphy - over 5 years ago
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This short is the epitome of greatness.


Frosti Ken - 5 months ago
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At around the 36 minute mark, when the dogfight begins, watch the bots (namely Crow since he's the only one whose mouth we can see). It looks like they completely reedited in news riffs and dubbed it over. Crow's mouth keeps moving but he's not saying anything.


Stereo Catz - about 4 years ago
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“-What do you drink in San Francisco?
-A daiquiri.
-Sounds like a sissy drink to me.”
It’s San Francisco!


Jane Hill - over 3 years ago
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The short makes me want to hurl! And I'm a child of that era! It's so....I can't even....Ja Wohl!


James Russell - 11 months ago
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The frame rate on this video seems like it's 60 FPS or something. It's unusually smooth.


Stereo Catz - about 4 years ago
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So people are willing to change partners because of an hallucination?


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he's been missing for days and his family was just standing next to the fence the whole time?!


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why is that kid wearing shorts to play baseball?!


Mitchell - over 2 years ago
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So, major American cities are being hit by atomic bombs and the response is to hold a blood drive?!?!


Veklorr Vigorr - about 1 year ago
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Best viewscreen bit ever? Best viewscreen bit ever. Mr. A-Bomb was hilarious!


Meghan Calico Hendrickson - about 1 year ago
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Crow's squeaking from the window cleaner makes me laugh out loud every time. XD


I Am The Button - about 1 year ago
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Without a doubt, favourite episode. Followed closely behind by Teenage Cavemen, Lost Continent, Riding With Death, and Daddy-O. No exceptions No refunds.. All fun!


Zeitgeist Meister - over 1 year ago
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56:43 - Must've been the club car.


A certain...
ManDance! '92 - over 1 year ago
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Funniest opening host segment of all time. And this is coming from a 68%-ish Joel-leaning MSTie! The next segment with the mads is just about as as good; and then its all followed up by that perennial classic initiatory short. An inarguable canonical tour-de-force. Like father, like son. Think about it, won't you.


A Lush Cocktail Rescue - over 1 year ago
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"Tanks are more important than tractors." Hahaha, wow.


Easily in my 20 Worst Movies
Gratuitous Lurking - over 1 year ago
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Uuuugh. I don't know if it's because I grew up in the 90s but this film's morals and research are just all over the map.

What really bugs me is the military stuff in general. I know that people didn't know a lot about atomic bombs nowadays, but ARGH! If you got nukes, YOU DON'T NEED GROUND TROOPS AFTER THEM! The whole point of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs were TERROR WEAPONS to prove to Japan they couldn't prolong the war at the current state, not to be thrown around like grapefruits, and you certainly wouldn't carpetbomb em like the glorious stock footage recycler pointed it out. Gets bad when the codeword thing with the 'Who won the World Series' was about the most realistic thing in the movie when it came to wartime tactics.

And then of course there's the ending. Hurrdurr it was all a dream! Quick, move your mindset to a constant warstate! Never enjoy a time of peace! To fight commies, we must become commies!

Ugh, I need a drink. Prop me up a Nuka Cola, barkeep.


What to do on a date
Donald Petkus - over 1 year ago
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The leads going off to the Red CRoss to donate blood is another good idea for a first date. Too bad there's no festoonery involved.


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This movie is low-budget greatness. Like Night of the Living Dead, it presents only a microcosm of a widespread disaster. Instead of focusing on non-stock-footage death and destruction, instead of witnessing the commie bastards dropping A-bombs on our cities, we focus on dull, boring scenes in bars and airports. How THRILLING!


Kim Spence Dean - over 4 years ago
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Trace has mentioned this short as his favorite. I always show it to my Sociology classes.


Joseph Ewing - over 4 years ago
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Of course every communist is furious, cruel, and borderline psychopathic. There's nothing like cold war movies made during the colf war.


Mitchell - over 2 years ago
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WTF- An atomic torpedo? Really? How far away would you have to fire that from to be safely out of the blast range when it hit?


James GreyWolf - about 3 years ago
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Oh, come on... multiple atomic weapons are dropped on NYC and ONLY 30k are killed? gimme a break. That should be at LEAST 6 digits....


Ray Garraty - about 4 years ago
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The skit spoofing the pleasant dinner was hilarious, esp Crow's hair style.


Joseph Ewing - over 4 years ago
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If they could have had it in this movie back then, they would have the Russians eating children.


Mitchell - over 4 years ago
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Aahhh......the acrid stench of abundant stock footage!


Strategy!
Mitchell - over 2 years ago
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The Soviets launch an sneak air attack on America by going- through Alaska? Talk about totally giving up the element of surprise. And they drop tons of paratroopers- on ALASKA! They're more likely to me mauled by polar bears than to encounter any Americans.


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Interactions between Crow and Dr. F. (such as the experiment with the doll) are funnier when you remember that Trace is playing both parts.


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27:15 "Over 500 planes were seen at 4:20 this afternoon." Crow's head, which had been looking off to the side, whips to attention. Tom turns to look at him.


Bruce Ellsworth Reed - over 4 years ago
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Most of my life was spent in the Cold War, it's amusing to poke fun at it, put we were very scared back then guys.


Gal Dagon - over 5 years ago
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Who funded this fear mongering dreck? The military?


Jason Therabbit Hair - almost 4 years ago
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I was expecting a Chuck Norris piece of crap and instead get this one.


Leslie Doesn't Get You - almost 5 years ago
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So after the two guys land in San Francisco, they ride in a cab. The cabbie looks so much like Kevin Pollak. It's uncanny!


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Don't go on a Date with your Family!
Turns out it's ~awkward~ and they usually don't put out, either.


Scooter Atreides - about 5 years ago
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Somehow I get the feeling this short is a good representation of what Romney's plan for America was.


Valentinas Kazimieras Martynenko - about 5 years ago
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Probably shouldn't have watched this after finishing Fallout. I'm taking the film too seriously.


Mike McCain - almost 5 years ago
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/crow as jerry garcia...ONANDONANDON!!! never laughed so hard at an MST3K skit. far and away my favorite


Sean Barry - almost 4 years ago
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In mother Russia, TV watch you.


Anthony Cardoza Presents! - about 2 years ago
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21:10 & 51:25 - Crow's dedication to the squeaky window bit has me rolling.


Snuffy Wuffykiss - about 2 years ago
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The prequel to Inception!


Snuffy Wuffykiss - about 2 years ago
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I dreamed I had a date with a Russian family...


Lawrence Wilkinson - almost 5 years ago
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44:25 A BIG LIPPED ALLIGATOR MOMENT!!!!


Stephen A Nathe - over 3 years ago
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The hypnotist/Mr. Ohman-is the same actor who played "the Old Man" in ROBOCOP


Sean Barry - almost 4 years ago
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I'm actually digging this stock footage of the Shooting Stars and old Migs.


Sean Barry - almost 4 years ago
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Wait, there is no Boulder County in Arizona!


Sean Barry - almost 4 years ago
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Ugh yeesh this short makes me feel kind of sick...


Teri Gee - almost 4 years ago
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This is a good episode, but I have a harder time enjoying it because, when I scan through the comments, there are always so many political things. Nothing ruins good entertainment like a political discussion.


Stereo Catz - about 4 years ago
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“What is word for Bo…” Wait, why aren’t we just speaking Russian?


Fredrick Stafford - almost 5 years ago
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Ha! You wish, but just keep dreamin’ Lenin….we’re still here and only moderately Marxist at this point.


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The first scene of this movie features a guy grilling another for not being fascist enough. ("Should the govt. draft people for factory work?")

I suspect we're in for a wild, yellow, jingoist ride with this one.


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I love how calm everyone in the nation is, as atom bombs are dropped everywhere.


quoting mst in conversations
Emily Brown (Sours) - about 3 years ago
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"but such are the vicissitudes of _________". I love saying this!! Now I know where I heard it!


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Anybody going to mention Trace's epic line flub at 36:24?


Stereo Catz - about 4 years ago
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All those who don’t support pointless military expansionism should DIE!


Last of the Wild Ponies - almost 3 years ago
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16:27 You had an apartment in De De Johnson?


Stephen A Nathe - over 3 years ago
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no Petey Plane, no fun


Stereo Catz - about 4 years ago
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“A cub is a young animal, a bear.” He doesn’t follow baseball, shoot him!


Ray Garraty - over 4 years ago
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I think this is the best short of all of them, hilarious.


Elisa Farrington - over 4 years ago
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I saw the opening segment as a hat tip to Joel as it highlighted Mike's ineptitude at building cool robots like Joel was obviously able to do. Which is fortunate, as his creation was so Dalekish... "De-stroy, De-stroy, De-stroy..."


Robert Ferguson - over 5 years ago
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A guy on you tube says Chuck Norris was in this movie, WHERE? He was age 12 +/- The kid in the back of the cab?


Sean Barry - almost 4 years ago
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***SPOILER RANT BELOW, DO NOT READ UNTIL END OF FILM***
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AW!!! And the whole movie is a F****ING DREAM!?!?!? SERIOUSLY? DREAM SEQUENCE? THAT"S AN HOUR AND A HALF OF MY LIFE I WILL NEVER GET BACK YOU ******* **** ********* ********ING ******* PIECE OF ***** ******* ******ING **** FILM MAKERS! *heavy breathing* Ok.... ahh now I feel better. Push the button, Frank.


natoonea - over 5 years ago
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One of the most underrated episodes!


Brian Peter Vandenbroek - over 3 years ago
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That's it! I want a dr. Clayton Forrestor doll to go with my Tickle Me Grimaldi doll!!!!


Crow's Mother
Chicken of Tomorrow - over 3 years ago
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Crow's mother (aka the wire cage with an air-pop head) returns in the series finale.


Joey Thomas Mackie - over 3 years ago
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"Got a light....I think I hear one coming"


Inklicker - over 3 years ago
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1:03:55 (Flames swept the entire state of California tonight...)
So, it's a typical Californian summer?


Look Polish - over 3 years ago
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Sometimes, Joel/Mike and the bots hit a home run on the first pitch. "A Date With Your Family" -- The Woody Allen Story!


Rufus T. Firefly - over 3 years ago
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I love how Crow always makes the "whoosh" sound himself whenever he rushes in or out of the room.


Leslie Doesn't Get You - almost 5 years ago
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This movie must've been really cheap to make. It's 85% stock footage. And that ending-- It was all a dream... Who wrote this script, an eight year old?


B RYE the MST3K Guy - over 3 years ago
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tom servo's "surrender dorothy" from the Wiz is so random lmao


Joseph Ewing - over 4 years ago
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The ending of this movie is... I'm speechless.


Keep your eye on the guinea pig - about 4 years ago
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Whenever I "introduce" someone to MST3K, I like to show them (or recommend) this short as an example of the show.


Stereo Catz - about 4 years ago
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Yeah, I don’t think one missile from a fighter plane is going to take down Hoover Dam.


Tom Blevins - over 3 years ago
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Enigmatic bastard, isn't he?


Morgan Zindzi T - almost 4 years ago
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This was the most disturbing short they've ever riffed. Like worse than the music fairy even.


Stereo Catz - about 4 years ago
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Loved the clear images of british army helmets in “Manhattan”.


Stereo Catz - about 4 years ago
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The enemy invaders were dressed in US uniforms not for tactical advantage, but because it was cheaper to recycle the same uniforms the prop department already had and so they could us US WWII stock footage.


Fancy Pantserton - almost 5 years ago
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I like the part where Crow chooses the brand x mommy, and makes an almost bodysnatcheresque squeal at Mike when he tries to intercede...don't you? *blissful sigh*


Joseph Ewing - over 4 years ago
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I know every movie in the fifties had an obligatory love story subplot but it's just awkward in this movie. It's jarring when it switches from a family dying to delicate music in a scene between the reporter and the blood-bank nurse.


Joseph Ewing - over 4 years ago
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Saturday nights were the perfect slot for MST. Friday would have been kind of cool so that you had a whole weekend to look forward to. Wasn't there a point when they were played on Sunday afternoons or some crazy crap like that?


Rebecca Richards - almost 5 years ago
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I love how this movie's suggestion to deal with communism, an omnipresent threat of government repression and the cessation of all individual will, is the nationalization of industry and all of the characters surrendering all of their time and money to the government.

...seems a bit...counter-intuitive...

Oh, and the killer robot sketch at the start kills me every time.


Big McLargehuge - about 5 years ago
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44:25 - I like to think that there's a blooper reel out there of the actors laughing hysterically as that kid sweeps into the bar, shouts his line, and promptly leaves. I can't watch that part with a straight face.


Lawrence Wilkinson - almost 5 years ago
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44:25 A BIG LIPPED ALLIGATOR MOMENT!!!!


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Man, the first version of Red Dawn was weird.