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602 - Invasion USA



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Frosti Ken - 25 days ago

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.


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James Russell - 7 months ago

The frame rate on this video seems like it's 60 FPS or something. It's unusually smooth.


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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?!


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Veklorr Vigorr - 9 months ago

Best viewscreen bit ever? Best viewscreen bit ever. Mr. A-Bomb was hilarious!


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Meghan Calico Hendrickson - 11 months ago

Crow's squeaking from the window cleaner makes me laugh out loud every time. XD


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I Am The Button - 11 months ago

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!


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Zeitgeist Meister - about 1 year ago

56:43 - Must've been the club car.


A certain...
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ManDance! '92 - about 1 year ago

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.


Easily in my 20 Worst Movies
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Gratuitous Lurking - about 1 year ago

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
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Donald Petkus - over 1 year ago

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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A Lush Cocktail Rescue - over 1 year ago

"Tanks are more important than tractors." Hahaha, wow.


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


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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.


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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.


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Anthony Cardoza Presents! - almost 2 years ago

21:10 & 51:25 - Crow's dedication to the squeaky window bit has me rolling.


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Snuffy Wuffykiss - almost 2 years ago

The prequel to Inception!


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Snuffy Wuffykiss - almost 2 years ago

I dreamed I had a date with a Russian family...


Strategy!
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Mitchell - about 2 years ago

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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Mitchell - about 2 years ago

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?


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Mitchell - about 2 years ago

So, major American cities are being hit by atomic bombs and the response is to hold a blood drive?!?!


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Last of the Wild Ponies - over 2 years ago

16:27 You had an apartment in De De Johnson?


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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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James GreyWolf - almost 3 years ago

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....


quoting mst in conversations
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Emily Brown (Sours) - almost 3 years ago

"but such are the vicissitudes of _________". I love saying this!! Now I know where I heard it!


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


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Jane Hill - about 3 years ago

The short makes me want to hurl! And I'm a child of that era! It's so....I can't even....Ja Wohl!


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Brian Peter Vandenbroek - about 3 years ago

That's it! I want a dr. Clayton Forrestor doll to go with my Tickle Me Grimaldi doll!!!!


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Stephen A Nathe - about 3 years ago

The hypnotist/Mr. Ohman-is the same actor who played "the Old Man" in ROBOCOP


Crow's Mother
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Chicken of Tomorrow - about 3 years ago

Crow's mother (aka the wire cage with an air-pop head) returns in the series finale.


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Joey Thomas Mackie - about 3 years ago

"Got a light....I think I hear one coming"


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Look Polish - about 3 years ago

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


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Inklicker - about 3 years ago

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


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Rufus T. Firefly - about 3 years ago

I love how Crow always makes the "whoosh" sound himself whenever he rushes in or out of the room.


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


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Stephen A Nathe - about 3 years ago

no Petey Plane, no fun


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B RYE the MST3K Guy - over 3 years ago

tom servo's "surrender dorothy" from the Wiz is so random lmao


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Tom Blevins - over 3 years ago

Enigmatic bastard, isn't he?


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Sean Barry - over 3 years ago

***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.


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Sean Barry - over 3 years ago

In mother Russia, TV watch you.


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Sean Barry - over 3 years ago

Lol they said landing in a field near Puget Sound. I hope they like their fields filled with trees.


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Sean Barry - over 3 years ago

I'm actually digging this stock footage of the Shooting Stars and old Migs.


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Sean Barry - over 3 years ago

Wait, there is no Boulder County in Arizona!


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Sean Barry - over 3 years ago

Ugh yeesh this short makes me feel kind of sick...


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Teri Gee - over 3 years ago

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.


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Jason Therabbit Hair - over 3 years ago

I was expecting a Chuck Norris piece of crap and instead get this one.


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Morgan Zindzi T - over 3 years ago

This was the most disturbing short they've ever riffed. Like worse than the music fairy even.


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Stereo Catz - over 3 years ago

“A cub is a young animal, a bear.” He doesn’t follow baseball, shoot him!


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Stereo Catz - over 3 years ago

All those who don’t support pointless military expansionism should DIE!


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Stereo Catz - over 3 years ago

So people are willing to change partners because of an hallucination?


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Stereo Catz - over 3 years ago

“What is word for Bo…” Wait, why aren’t we just speaking Russian?


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Stereo Catz - over 3 years ago

Loved the clear images of british army helmets in “Manhattan”.


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Stereo Catz - over 3 years ago

Yeah, I don’t think one missile from a fighter plane is going to take down Hoover Dam.


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Stereo Catz - over 3 years ago

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.


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Stereo Catz - over 3 years ago

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


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Keep your eye on the guinea pig - almost 4 years ago

Whenever I "introduce" someone to MST3K, I like to show them (or recommend) this short as an example of the show.


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Ray Garraty - almost 4 years ago

The skit spoofing the pleasant dinner was hilarious, esp Crow's hair style.


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Elisa Farrington - almost 4 years ago

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..."


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Bruce Ellsworth Reed - almost 4 years ago

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.


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Joseph Ewing - about 4 years ago

The ending of this movie is... I'm speechless.


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Joseph Ewing - about 4 years ago

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.


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Joseph Ewing - about 4 years ago

If they could have had it in this movie back then, they would have the Russians eating children.


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Joseph Ewing - about 4 years ago

Of course every communist is furious, cruel, and borderline psychopathic. There's nothing like cold war movies made during the colf war.


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Joseph Ewing - about 4 years ago

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?


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Kim Spence Dean - about 4 years ago

Trace has mentioned this short as his favorite. I always show it to my Sociology classes.


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Ray Garraty - over 4 years ago

I think this is the best short of all of them, hilarious.


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Mitchell - over 4 years ago

Aahhh......the acrid stench of abundant stock footage!


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Man, the first version of Red Dawn was weird.


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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!


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Rebecca Richards - over 4 years ago

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.


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Mike McCain - over 4 years ago

/crow as jerry garcia...ONANDONANDON!!! never laughed so hard at an MST3K skit. far and away my favorite


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Fredrick Stafford - over 4 years ago

Ha! You wish, but just keep dreamin’ Lenin….we’re still here and only moderately Marxist at this point.


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Fancy Pantserton - over 4 years ago

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*


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Leslie Doesn't Get You - over 4 years ago

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?


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Leslie Doesn't Get You - over 4 years ago

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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Lawrence Wilkinson - over 4 years ago

44:25 A BIG LIPPED ALLIGATOR MOMENT!!!!


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Lawrence Wilkinson - over 4 years ago

44:25 A BIG LIPPED ALLIGATOR MOMENT!!!!


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Big McLargehuge - over 4 years ago

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.


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Valentinas Kazimieras Martynenko - almost 5 years ago

Probably shouldn't have watched this after finishing Fallout. I'm taking the film too seriously.


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Scooter Atreides - almost 5 years ago

Somehow I get the feeling this short is a good representation of what Romney's plan for America was.


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Robert Ferguson - almost 5 years ago

"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 ??!!


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Gal Dagon - about 5 years ago

Who funded this fear mongering dreck? The military?


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Robert Ferguson - about 5 years ago

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?


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natoonea - over 5 years ago

One of the most underrated episodes!


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Jason T. Murphy - over 5 years ago

This short is the epitome of greatness.