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610 - The Violent Years



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Julie Glover - 13 days ago
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I think the radio segement is my favorite segement to date! I grew up listening to those country stars!


Thin Veils
Valerie Godwin - about 3 years ago
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Anyone else recognize that the 2 guys in the short were gay? The mother realizes it and tries to push the daughter to try for the brothers friend. The ending was pure fiction (in that it seemed to work). Growing up with behavior modification techniques (not straight forward discussion) being used on me makes me recognize it right away.


Leslie Doesn't Get You - over 5 years ago
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HOLY SHIT PEOPLE. This is the origin of one of the songs I loved as a teenager. The speech the judge gives at her sentencing at the end of the film is excerpted in the song "So What" by Ministry from their awesome album "The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste." Go on iTunes and listen to it. When I got to this part of the film I just couldn't believe my ears. I never knew where they got the clip for the song, so it was a huge wonderful surprise.


A Lush Cocktail Rescue - over 1 year ago
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I always skip the male rape scene, the riffs about it are really distasteful. I love their darker riffs, but they really should have known better.

With that said, the crew usually does a good job of pairing shorts and films (like A Date with your Family and Invasion USA, Keeping Clean and Neat and The Sinister Urge, Home Economics and Viking Women, etc) and this one is no exception.


Dragon my Tail 2day - over 1 year ago
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I have a suspicion that one of the police has a lady wrestling and horse racing business after hours....naw........


Stephanie~ - about 5 years ago
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Turn your crank to FRANK! Gets be every time because here in Maine we have a 107.5 FRANK FM. But it's Classic Rock, lol not Country.


S.A. Nathe - 6 months ago
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nice converse kicks mike!


bythesideofwriting@yahoo.com - almost 2 years ago
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This movie was pretty ballsy what with the implied rape and child/cop killing. I actually thought it had an alright moral message (pay attention to your damn kids) until they snuck in the uncomfortable Christian themes at the end.


Krankor - 10 months ago
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"Turn your crank to Frank" ...hneh... hneh... hneh


EAG46 - about 3 years ago
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I prefer the movie to the short, which puts me against the tide. The short is just so sitcom sexist that it makes me want to chew concrete because I know that was based on some form of how advertisers really thought of women back then. The movie is more absurd and thus a little more tolerable.


Zeitgeist Meister - about 1 year ago
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28:06 -- I'm due on What's My Line? in five minutes!
(because he looks like Bennett Cerf)


Zeitgeist Meister - about 1 year ago
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17:00 -- Mrs. Adams, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you?


S.A. Nathe - over 1 year ago
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okay, the host segments are great


S.A. Nathe - over 1 year ago
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the Chippendales riff in the short makes me wander if Dad somehow knows Rowsdower


S.A. Nathe - over 1 year ago
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the whole electric EVERYTHING riffing reminds me of the very first Original TMNT cartoon ("Heroes in the Half Shell") where there's "Ninja" Everything


S.A. Nathe - over 1 year ago
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short is great, movie is meh....


Stereo Catz - over 2 years ago
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Mushrooms indeed. Scientists are now making bricks and other building supplies out of fungus material.

Super Mario Brothers is prophecy.


Childe Harold - almost 4 years ago
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"He's quite a woman-hater in his way"...WHAT ABOUT THAT IS SUPPOSED TO RECOMMEND THIS GUY


Gina Pazienza - over 4 years ago
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alex doesn't have any time for girls, he is too busy with boys is what i was thinking


SUbliminal poopy.....
Dragon my Tail 2day - over 1 year ago
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Anyone else think the candle sconce looks phallic ?????


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All else aside, anyone want to talk about the wall sconce in the courtroom? Plenty of lingering shots with it at the center, but 84:40 will work for quick reference.


Dood - about 2 years ago
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I know they allude to it a lot while watching the film, but it still has to be said just how good Paula's mother is! I mean it normally wouldn't be anything to comment on, but the whole crux of the film is supposed to be how her parents have failed her. Granted Dad is a little checked-out, (not to what seems to be an abusively negligent degree but OK), but Mom is very present, seems legitimately happy to see and be around her daughter, insists she have a good breakfast, writes her blank checks, is active in the community. What were we supposed to dislike about this character?


Gary Hall - over 1 year ago
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Testing


trumpy - almost 5 years ago
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That Esther Hoffman Howard bit is pure gold. Makes the horror of 'A Star Is Born' almost worthwhile.


Look Polish - almost 2 years ago
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This short is a study in the history of mansplaination in American history


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What is up with the girl in the short? As soon as the guy is "tall and good-looking" and drives a convertible, it means he couldn't possibly be top of his class, or a woman-hater (whatever that's supposed to mean in this context), or have no time for girls? Those are not mutually exclusive, at all.


Muffin - over 1 year ago
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Both the short and the movie made me feel better about being single on Valentine's Day :-)


Missed Opportunity
Mitchell - about 2 years ago
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I really wish when Mike pulled off Servo's ventriloquist dummy head and Servo started chasing Crow around, that they would have had milk spurting out of Servo's neck.


RevJoan - over 4 years ago
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Mike mike mike mamama mike mike mike mamama mike mamama mike mamama mike mike mike!


Matthew Boyle - over 2 years ago
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It's reassuring to know that Ed wood will stop at nothing to protect our society from every nonexistent issue it faces. So many of his movies have puritanical and moralizing themes, the sinister urge for example. Also, how many gangs of white women are there in the world? Sounds like the kind of gang I could get used to.


Classicats - almost 5 years ago
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Wow, this was a spicy one. So I guess Paula Accused Her Parents, but didn't have the same luck as that other guy.


Stereo Catz - about 4 years ago
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Wait, electric sink? Their power bill must be tremendous.


Stereo Catz - about 4 years ago
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So it’s her parent’s fault that Paula was a sociopath?


Sean Barry - over 3 years ago
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What is this short about? Kitchen appliance ad?


Tampered in Gawds Domain
Brad Koss - over 1 year ago
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Guess ol Paula Parkins tampered in gawds domain till judge (lets push "OUR" Christian "values" on everyone) opened his mouth. Just how many movies has he been a judge anyway ???


Olivia P - about 5 years ago
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Huh. Ever since Mike came, these episodes have been having more sexual jokes...makes me a bit uncomfortable...


Snuffy Wuffykiss - about 2 years ago
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Rich people are all just plain horrible. Every character in this movie deserves to die a slow agonizing death.


Jane Sproul - about 2 years ago
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Ugh, I have Views on society's policing of female eating, but goddamn! Slow down, you fucking pig! You're supposed to *taste* it. I've seen countless kids eat like that, but only when they like, come in from sledding all day or are desperate to get to some other activity. I eat faster than almost anyone I know, and *I'm* appalled.


Rufus T. Firefly - over 3 years ago
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After they point out that one of the girls looks like Harpo, it's all I can see whenever she's on screen. Seriously, the likeness is uncanny!


Leslie Doesn't Get You - over 3 years ago
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Judy unplugs the blender and gets Alex in to "fix" it--this reminded me of a story my mother told me. When she was a teenager in the early 50s, she used to go out on the lake in a little boat with her girlfriends and then pretend to be stranded so the boys would come and help them. Apparently they did it one too many times and the boys stopped coming. Ah well. It was nice while it lasted.


EAG46 - almost 4 years ago
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If I were the parents, I would file an immediate appeal and demand custody of the grandchild. No way in HELL would two rich grandparents lose custody. Add the fact that the judge was a friend of the parents, and you have judicial prejudice up the wazoo.


Brian Peter Vandenbroek - over 2 years ago
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I turned my crank to Frank once.
The results were........unfortunate.


Jane Sproul - over 2 years ago
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I'm weirdly moved by how disturbed Crow is, especially in light of the episode where he tried to marry Servo. I think he really *does* think he's beautiful as he is, aaaw.


Liam Humel - over 2 years ago
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"Society owes me a Kit Kat bar!" Holy crap, that's hysterical.


William Johnson - almost 4 years ago
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Okay, I know it is a badly written short by in 'Young Man's Fancy', how is it that Alex(ander Phips) has no time for girls? I mean, the subtext we all read into it is that Alex and 20's-Boy are gay lovers ... fine, it makes sense in an ironic, funny way ... but this was not brilliant satire: this was a straight-up face-value short on 'time study'.

I get that Alex is busy ... but was 20s-boy just saying that because he knew his sister would slobber all over him? And, in the end, he seems to have a loooot of time for girls ('double bag it son) so I never knew where that whole concept came from.


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Electricity! It gets your daughter laid!


Anna M - over 2 years ago
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What hell is an "electric sink"?


Jane Sproul - over 2 years ago
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The child must remain a ward of the state, because there are no bad outcomes whatsoever associated with that.


William Johnson - over 4 years ago
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This one doesn't seem to get the love on here it deserves! One of the best shorts they ever did and the movie is a classic (in the MST3K sense).


Jane Sproul - over 2 years ago
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Arrrgh, everything the girl in the short does makes me want to slap her until her eyes switch places, and I'm just not quite sure why. Like, it's a crappy short, I'm not expecting to like her, but she brings out such rage in me that I can't even sit through this damn short (already plucking at my last nerve with its Playing Dumb Gets Boys plot and smarmy, hideous writing and acting) even though the riffing is good. It's this really visceral thing... maybe it's because the writers give her most of the 'getting down with the kids' dialogue. Any thoughts, comrades?


Best Short Ever
Rosebud - over 2 years ago
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That short has more zingers than most full length movie riffs. Highest RPM of any MST3K (riffs per minute).


The humanity - over 3 years ago
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No laugh for this one. This film was a chore, and even the host segments weren't all that funny. Ah well, not every film can be a Mitchell...


Amse Master - about 3 years ago
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That short is probably my favorite thing they've ever done. I think it has the highest concentration of good riffs per second.
"I've never felt so comfortable around a woman, Mrs. Adams."
"I'm squishy and I need to move on it!"
and so many more


Worst short ever!!!
Nichole Sullivan - about 3 years ago
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OMG this short makes my blood boil!!! As a top female scientist/engineer in my field I can hardly watch it.


Krankor - over 2 years ago
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muh muh muh muhmuh Mike Mike Mike...


Jonathan Otto - over 4 years ago
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Mike wears Chuck Taylor's with a jumpsuit. Who knew?


Matthew Boyle - over 2 years ago
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Whoa, seperation of church of state?!


Last of the Wild Ponies - over 2 years ago
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41:31 That's clearly Andrew Jackson.


Gal Dagon - over 5 years ago
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I will never sleep again.


Last of the Wild Ponies - over 2 years ago
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39:38 McCLOUD.


Stereo Catz - about 4 years ago
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P-E-S-T.


Mitchell - over 4 years ago
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Geez! Did Geppetto carve this dialogue?


Last of the Wild Ponies - over 2 years ago
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@39:27 Mike and the Bots miss a perfect "Why don't they look?" opportunity.


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The little Dr. who comes out at 39:00 was the photographer for the Dirty-Picture Racket in 'The Sinister Urge'......


Edmund Wolfe - over 4 years ago
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....I am in love with Tom's theme song... it's the kinda self-aggrandizing egotism that I can get behind!


Kimono Dragon - about 5 years ago
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47:57-Kevin lifts Servo until his arm shows. They're just puppets? Who knew? My life is a sham! I'm going back to what's real: National elections, NBA Officiating, Federal Reserve currency, Patriots Super Bowl wins, the WWF...


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42:58 Gary Sinise!


Stephen A Nathe - about 3 years ago
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I feel proud--100th laugh

Now, to quote Htom Sirveaux:
"Butterflies are free to fly, Fly away, bye bye....Ooo OOOO Oooo!"


Stereo Catz - about 3 years ago
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...And my life's been so convenient since I rocked down to Electric Avenue.


I accuse their parents
Donald Petkus - about 3 years ago
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This movie reminds me of I Accuse My Parents, without the musical numbers and the upbeat tone.


Jake - over 3 years ago
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I'm going to go turn my crank to F.R.A.N.K.


Robert Brown - over 3 years ago
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So the threat to white male hegemony is white girls who act like men?

This movie was ahead of its time.


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Another one some jerk decided to DCMA. Why would anybody *WANT* to buy the copyright over some old shlock like "The Violent Years"?


Gal Dagon - over 3 years ago
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"Did he say the kitchen is "set this way to save work, time, and unnecessary sex"?


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I feel like the script for this film was written by someone who had just an enormous amount of dog crap burned on their doorstep by local kids.


Adam Neubauer - over 3 years ago
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I just for the first time heard crow say, "I have angoraphobia!" Clever lad.


Stereo Catz - about 4 years ago
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*Sigh*… New petition against tax…


Sean Barry - over 3 years ago
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Hahaha, 69 laughs....


Keep your eye on the guinea pig - over 3 years ago
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Wynona!


Keep your eye on the guinea pig - over 3 years ago
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TVs Frank just KILLS me in this episode! "What a HOOT!" "Mike-mike-mike-m-m-m-m-mike-mike-mike..." "I like Kramer!"


Atom Manhattan - over 3 years ago
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Woooah wait a minute hold up...did she just say (1:03:05) that dude's name was 'Barney Stinson'?


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wth is this short about?! is it an ad for electric appliances? it reminds me of that short with the angel and the couple trying to leave on their honeymoon but the hubby has to write a song first and its an ad about phones....


A Lush Cocktail Rescue - almost 4 years ago
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Mike-Mike-Mike-Ma-Ma-Ma-Maaaaaa... Oh, Frank


Kimono Dragon - almost 4 years ago
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Notice make-out guy 43:00. I didn't know Gary Sinese was making movies in the 1950's! I guess the chick-gang has a thing for Lieutenant Dan!


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I love this show, but this episode is seriously disturbing. They've always been kind of playfully sexist, but this really crosses the line. Two lovers in a car get held up. One of them gets dragged off into the woods, stripped, and gang raped at gunpoint. And Mike and the bots not only cheer it on but keep going back to how so many other people must be lining up, hoping it'll happen to them.


GallariaIchiban - about 5 years ago
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So wait, in the short, if that iron isn't electric then why is it plugged into the wall?


James Krummel - over 4 years ago
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I remember seeing this back in the mid 90's on late night television. I missed a portion of the intro skit because my friend and I just lost it at Crow's reaction to Tom's new head. We were in tears. And again when Mike pulled his head off after the commercials. Good times.


Mike Carmona - over 4 years ago
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Just like Tom said, the ENTIRE short felt like someone forgot to stop filming.


Big McLargehuge - over 4 years ago
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Am I out of Reba? Do I need more Reba? Or any Wynnona??


wildstarr - over 5 years ago
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Only one segment was dated. You do realize this episode came out in 1994. The other host segments where topical


Vicious Pen - about 5 years ago
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lol Crow's reaction at the start, to servo's head, just kills me.


Frostyshark - over 4 years ago
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Best opening ever!


Mitchell - over 4 years ago
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That judge usually looks like his eyes are closed when he's talking. Did he write his lines on the inside of his eyelids or is he even putting himself to sleep?


Mitchell - over 4 years ago
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Nothing like a message movie that sledgehammers home its moral right at the start via voice over narration. The 50's were so subtle.


Mitchell - over 4 years ago
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Why would she be stupid enough to allow a reporter from her Dad's office to walk into her co-ed slumber party? What a maroon! What an ignoranimous!!
And then she gets even stupider!!!


Mitchell - over 4 years ago
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What could possibly be worse than being a "thrill seeker" and being forced to listen to that judge's stilted, slower than continental drift sentencing speech?


Hunter Hall - almost 5 years ago
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#rifftrax


Hunter Hall - almost 5 years ago
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i did a c-secton..i was unable to find anything


Brian Fry - over 5 years ago
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i could be mistaken, but isn't that scally(sp?) from Racket Girls at around 39:40?


Robert Ferguson - over 5 years ago
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Servo LOST IT


NS - over 5 years ago
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It's like they were trying to make the host segments as dated as possible. Some good riffs, though.