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614 - San Francisco International



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soundcloset - 3 months ago
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I sent a link to this to members of a google group that discusses politics and theology and has at least one home repair guy in it. One member, it turns out, went to church with Mike in Minneapolis. high larious.


Teri Gee - 7 months ago
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Hey, I think I might see how that got the diet gum/hippie subplot into the main plot. When Pete Thornton is leaving, threatening to come back, he has a hat and coat and briefcase. When Clu gets on the plan in disguise, he has a hat, coat and briefcase just like Pete's. It's like he borrowed those things to get on the plane.

Maybe?


Richard - 4 months ago
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This is a hilarious episode. Unless you're David Hartman, that is.


Eve LeCrosse - 6 months ago
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Damn, I think this is the first time I've seen this one...


S.A. Nathe - 6 months ago
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that was a très bien merde..

thank you Sirveaux


S.A. Nathe - 6 months ago
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i love the sad kid/divorce riffs in the mom and "future skyjacker"-kid scene


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Pernell's smirk really makes me want to slap him.


StartSeeingBenMurphies - over 1 year ago
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Why is Pernell even on the flight with the senators and congressmen? Did he travel to DC to pick them up and then fly back? And then he goes right to work at the airport despite having just arrived from a cross-country flight. You'd think the guy who runs the airport would have enough clout to get himself the rest of the day off.


Veklorr Vigorr - 10 months ago
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Another episode that definitely improves in the second half. "You hold him, we'll punch him!"


Jeffrey Jones - 11 months ago
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Much has been said about the "brown-ness" of the print, the sepia tones of the time. I think it looks like the wood paneling of my basement room in high school, and for that reason I used to hate this one and find it depressing, but it's a new day, time to let go and laugh again.


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Ahhh yes, another embarrassingly bad 1970's TV movie. In the 70's we received about 5 channels so we watched crap like this out of lack of choice. I caught it all from '70 to '80. In the 80's at least we had VCR's and cable.


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This episode is always so comforting to come back to. It's all beige and homey...


The Seventies:
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They took up less than 1/4th of my life, and yet I'm still filled with shame each and every time I slog through this dreck, as if its very existence were somehow all my fault. Just the Senate bit alone-- GAH! I swear, the big reveal in The Unearthly didn't showcase this many shambling, malformed he-freaks! o_0


Sean Barry - over 3 years ago
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Oh the 70's. A kid steals a plane and flys around uncontrolled in heavy air traffic and everyone's like, "aw well kids will be kids!"


Misterkingdom - almost 3 years ago
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Does the cartoon stereotype hippie vs. Square guy thing tie into the movie in anyway?


Robin Stone, The Love Machine - over 2 years ago
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This movie is so very brown. It's one of the brownest movies I've ever seen...


Candy Counter Guy
Donald Petkus - over 1 year ago
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The only reason he wears glasses is so he can whip them off dramatically.


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Here's another episode of fictional Excitement at 'San Francisco International'. It's so full of MST3k-style 'continuity gaffes' that it deserves a critical look:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybLwWDBMERw
The first one I noticed was the plane's tail is intact during the crash, but has disappeared when the plane comes to rest (with no skid marks, either!). Just for us, the actual NTSB has confirmed the pilots names as:
Som Ting Wong, We Too Low, Ho Li Fuk, and Wam Ding Ow.....The local news anchor read them off (in that, their proper order) without cracking up.
This was, of course, a Real News Story, and as legit and true as everything else that's 'News'......American consumers from coast to coast are to ~believe~ this stuff (as you know), but the mockery's so OVERT here that as soon as I read the pilot names, I thought of "San Francisco International", and realized I'd better share the mirth with my Mystie pals........


Brian Peter Vandenbroek - over 1 year ago
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For the rest of my life I hope I NEVER see Dr. F and his disturbing abs again.


The Princess Elizena - about 1 year ago
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Yeah! Perfect episode to play while packing for my trip! Let's see if I can get everything all done by the time little Billy steals the plane...


Jordan Carpenter - over 1 year ago
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What in the living hell does the candy counter even have to do with anything?? He punched the guy right there in broad daylight!


S.A. Nathe - over 1 year ago
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one of my faves from 6th season....


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Listen for the really obscure Jethro Tull reference at 48:49. Servo says, "that's the shot they used for the album cover!"
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/19/Jethro_Tull_-_A.jpg


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It's almost Turmeric Vision, but there's a healthy dash of paprika in there as well...


Last of the Wild Ponies - over 1 year ago
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1:38:35 WHO PUSHED THE BUTTON?!


John Curtis - about 4 years ago
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Rebecca Richards - almost 4 years ago
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I *just* flew through this airport for the first time last week and all I could think of when seated on the atarmac was "The pilot better not whine about the nosewheel being mushy..."


Stephen A Nathe - over 3 years ago
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so....WHO was put on CLU GULAGER alert???


Misterkingdom - almost 3 years ago
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There's something Shatner-esque about Parnell Roberts.


Last of the Wild Ponies - over 1 year ago
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https://www.youtube.com/user/lasagnacat

Mike Urkel reminded me of this. Same idea, different celebrity.

If you don't like it, well... that's your problem.


Sean Barry - over 3 years ago
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Ah the board gag. Never gets old.


Last of the Wild Ponies - over 1 year ago
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10:31 "Oh, no one can survive it. This is too horrible for words." What, the movie?


SaturnHex - over 1 year ago
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Oh my god the Urkel bits lol


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I think Clay's "Deep 13" decal "tattoo" in the opening segment may be my favorite thing about this episode. Sometimes it's the little things.


Filthy Repulsive Anteater - over 3 years ago
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It's been a while since I hated a movie kid as much I hate Davy; it's kind of refreshing, really.


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I cannot believe I watched this whole movie and didn't catch a single 'Airplane!' joke.

"Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffin' glue!"


Ray Garraty - almost 4 years ago
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The kid rips off a plane at an int'l airfield and gets told not to do it again.


Stereo Catz - almost 5 years ago
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When Mike was holding Crow at the beginning, right before the movie started, I was watching his hands to see if he was operating the mouth. The best I can figure he had his right thumb up Crow's butt.


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lil sumptin for da ladies!!!! shirtless evil scientists!


Insidious Conundrum - over 1 year ago
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I'm never flying into SFO again, the place is a circus.


Robin Stone, The Love Machine - over 2 years ago
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Even the SKY is brown in this movie!


Wyatt Mars - over 1 year ago
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"They need you in Vietnam." This is so funny it hurts.


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So, btw... just how many MSTied movies are there involving capers where one of the perps is disguised as a priest? There's this stinkburger, and The Rebel Set, and...?


Clay Davis - almost 2 years ago
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Don't worry Billy, if you die, there's nothing but black nothingness!


Snuffy Wuffykiss - almost 2 years ago
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Its like they made an entire movie out of a bunch of left over sub-plots.


Teri Gee - about 3 years ago
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So Clu Gulager got his start in Westerns. He actually played Billy the Kid in The Tall Man. He's been acting since the late 50s. ...and he was in a movie as recently as 2012, although the level of quality appears to be much lower. It's called Piranha 3DD. The cover has a large image of a woman's cleavage with some piranhas in the background.


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At about 30 minutes in, I thought "wait a second, that's two Grace Slick references so far. What's the deal? What's so funny about Jefferson... oh."


Rock Harris - over 3 years ago
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Sweet Frank Gorshin as the Riddler reference about 58 minutes in when Tab goes into the elevator....


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I'm convinced the my-parents-are-divorcing-so-I'm-sad kid was in on the plan with Tab Hunter and Big Ears. He stole the plane at exactly the right time to divert attention away from the heist going on. They would've gotten away with it too if it wasn't for Clu Gulager's total apathy for the kid's situation.


John Smith - almost 4 years ago
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@ 57:57 Crow's laugh is hysterical.


Joseph Ewing - about 4 years ago
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I really wish the kid had died in the plane. How do you accidentally steal a plane, get on the runway, then take off because you're sad your parents are getting divorced?


Joseph Ewing - about 4 years ago
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Why did they just let the hippie go? Didn't he still hit the guy?


Joseph Ewing - about 4 years ago
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I have to agree with the guy about getting pissed off by the "hippie" playing guitar in at an airport gate.


Sam Michael - almost 5 years ago
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Mike looked more like a really thin drew carey than erkle (or however you spell his name) haha


Nicholas Brownlee - almost 5 years ago
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So...if the hippie didn't punch Mr. Woodruff, how the hell did he get hit?


Peter Hansen - almost 5 years ago
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"Come on kid, just read Catcher in the Rye and get on with it!" - favorite line


Mitchell - about 2 years ago
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OMG- This Davey kid is a complete moron!


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Mitchell - about 2 years ago
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Why the Riddler laugh?
I Am Curious....


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Mitchell - about 2 years ago
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Torgo- trendsetter!


Leave Robert Denby Alone! - almost 4 years ago
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I didn't recognize the surprisingly fit Dr F when i first saw him in this episode, then he moved closer to the camera - 'wow, that guy's hot - OH MY GOD IT'S DR F'


Alex Stefanic - over 5 years ago
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Brown...so very brown...why is it so brown?


Humanlike Being - over 2 years ago
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12 minutes in he's already committed what by todays standards would have the whole company broken into little pieces. Illegal doesn't even cover it. Ah, I miss the good old days.


Alyssa Who Will Not Be Named - about 3 years ago
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Some of those Tab Hunter puns are absolutely FILTHY...like, season 9 filthy.


Alyssa Who Will Not Be Named - about 3 years ago
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I DARE you to find a single upper lip in this film.


Jane Sproul - almost 3 years ago
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...Oh wow. I thought Davey was miscast and the actor was playing down. He is SO old enough to know better. I don't even approve of corporal punishment, but I might have to kick my kid's ass if they did that.

These days the air marshals would get to have all the fun.


Jack Glastra - over 2 years ago
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This is one of those movies that really dares you to watch it.


Last of the Wild Ponies - over 2 years ago
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1:16:50 Oh, time for Full House!


Jane Sproul - almost 3 years ago
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Do you like movies about gladiators, Davey?


Jane Sproul - almost 3 years ago
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I think balding guy is just jealous. He seethes with hatred for these counter-culture longhairs, showing off their functioning follicles!


Urkel is a force too powerful to control
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There's a hilarious Key & Peele sketch about Steve Urkel that reminded me of this episode's Urkel sketch. (Lots of language; for mature audiences only.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5Zdp1RfoyI


Just Johnny Baca - over 3 years ago
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I showed this film to a post - 9/11 airport security employee and his head exploded.
I wish Beiber worked at an airport.


Joseph Ewing - about 4 years ago
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Does anyone else think that they totally phoned it in with the host segments in this episode with the Urkel gag?


Teri Gee - almost 4 years ago
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I'm always amazed at how BROWN this movie is. It's in color, but it's so BROWN!


Canklefish - about 3 years ago
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An Yngwie Malmsteen reference, I love it!


TrekFan - about 3 years ago
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Nice to finally get another movie that isnt completely painful to watch on its own!


Emily Butala - over 3 years ago
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Maybe I'm just missing something, but why was Pernell on the plane with the Senate committee in the first place? Shouldn't he have been on the ground at his job in the airport where their plane is arriving? Or did he fly out to Washington and catch a ride back just to berate them?


Mitchell - over 4 years ago
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Ya know, Pernell Roberts quit Bonanza after six seasons, presumably to free himself up to do quality work like San Francisco International.


Joseph Ewing - about 4 years ago
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12:13 I think that's the scientist from The Atomic Brain.


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Dr. F is surprisingly cut. Impressive.


Ray Garraty - over 3 years ago
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Plot stolen from Scooby Doo


Jackson Hollifield - almost 4 years ago
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I know that these days are supposedly TV's "Golden Age", but never again will we be graced with a show as awesome and original as MST3K. Now, play MSTie for me, Evelyn!


Scott A. Taylor - over 3 years ago
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Well when one considers the last 6 films we saw, this one actually had a plot ..and a conflict, and a point ... albeit crap .. and brown!! .. but at least it had a story. Good episode.


Big McLargehuge - about 5 years ago
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Man, this political debate sketch kills me every time. "Are you saying that you DO ride in a surrey with a fringe on top?!" "Well, let me restate sir, that you are a kindergarten baby, you wash your face in gravy, wrap it up in bubblegum and mail it to the Navy!" Bust a gut.


John Curtis - almost 4 years ago
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I've seen this epissode probably 50 times now... and I STILL don't understand the Made-for-TV-Hippie vs. Bald Guy subplot! I know it's to give Clu something to do... but WHY? What was Bald Guy's motivation for making up the story about the hippie? How did he get the black eye - did the hippie even actually punch him? WAS DIET GUM EVEN STUFFED IN FACES??

I'm freaking out here!


James Krummel - about 4 years ago
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All in all another made for television movie which wasn't too hard to swallow. The riffs were just icing on the cake. The whole Erkel skit should have been just one though as it got old fast, but I did enjoy Torgo showing up and ruining it. Also, love how Mike continuously uses the "Slug bug" routine throughout the series. Poor Crow. lol


Stereo Catz - almost 5 years ago
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45:00 Do you like gladiator movies son?


Sean Stewart - almost 4 years ago
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Crow's impression of Snuggles the Bear always cracks me up.


Dan Rudy - over 5 years ago
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As far as most of these movies go, this one wasn't too bad. A lesser 'Airport', mayhap.


Jerome Montgomery II - over 4 years ago
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Mike don't look like Urkel more like Drew Carey


James Krummel - about 4 years ago
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That intro skit alone won my vote. Had me laughing all the way through. And ending with the board skit with Crow in Mike's arms with Servo talking all messed up and Mike tossing Crow at movie sign, Hilarious!


Kim Spence Dean - over 4 years ago
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The episodes, like this one, where Tom, Mike and Crow are obviously loose and in good moods, are so much fun to watch.


Sabrina Domingues - over 4 years ago
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TV's Frank with bronzer! (sexy whistle)


Mike Carmona - over 4 years ago
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This season is surprisingly heavy with boring, sky/ plane-oriented disasters.


Scooter Atreides - almost 5 years ago
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I always hated this episode, but folks here keep praising the heck out of it....I'm a fair fellow--perhaps I'll find it different now: It HAS been nearly two decades since I sat through the whole ep...people change :D Let's see what happens......


Mitchell - over 4 years ago
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In the opening- What is up with Dr. F's belly button? Does he have a piercing or what?!?!?


Stereo Catz - almost 5 years ago
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34:30 Is that Dana Elcar from MacGuyver?


Mitchell - over 4 years ago
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The running Urkel skit was a lot of work but well worth it for the fans. Bravissimo!


Rebecca Richards - over 4 years ago
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The jokes at poor little Davey's expense are my favorite part of this episode.


Fredrick Stafford - over 4 years ago
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Now if only Torgo could show up and throw a wet blanket on Dane Cook as well!


Edmund Wolfe - over 4 years ago
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Is it just me or is there a correlation between the decade of the movie and the quality of the riffs? I mean not to diss on the great black&white, but Space mutiny, Clonus, Time Chacers, this.... All great episodes!


Desiree Ashcraft - over 4 years ago
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OK, someone help me out here. Is the mechanic on the runway the preacher in the Screaming Skull?


Fuzzy Skinner - over 4 years ago
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You refuse to even learn about Wink Martindale!!!


Classicats - almost 5 years ago
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I knew I recognized the redhead wife from somewhere, had to look it up. She was in a Twilight Zone episode, Stopover in a Quiet Town. Geez, 6 degrees of random TV actors.... /nerdrant


Stereo Catz - almost 5 years ago
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I've never been so happy to see Torgo.


Stereo Catz - almost 5 years ago
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49:27 They forgot The Green Hornet.


Graham Paterson - almost 5 years ago
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"That's right honey, cos he's the flying boy blehblublerulhulblerp"