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620 - Danger! Death Ray



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ericjcant - about 1 month ago
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I don't think secret agents are allowed to wear athletic footwear.


S.A. Nathe - 5 months ago
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Danger...
Bifocals, Beer Gut, Twist Tie, Birth Control Pill...!!!


S.A. Nathe - 5 months ago
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in the 400-laugh dept. now!!


Watching the original movie unMSTed so you don't have to,,,
Richard Irving - 6 months ago
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Watching "Nido de Espias":
- There is a precredits sequence cut where the two NATO ministers are kidnapped at road work crew and replaced with Frank & "Barber Shop Quartet" guy. The bad guys use combo jack hammers/machine guns to hijack the limo.
- The credits are in Spanish, though the dialogue is the same dubbed English as in MST3K.
- Ever wonder why the bad guys don't steal the peace loving" death ray when they kidnap Dr. Carmichael? What happened to "Barber Shop Quartet" guy? Frank and "Barber Shop Quartet guy" actually sabotage the death ray. Brian in video booth staggers to the console and remotely closing the door--trapping "SQ" guy who gets shot by Frank. Frank shoots the security guard on the phone as they bust through the lift gate as they escape.
- Where did Professor Carmichael white lab coat go when they reach Billy's sub?
- After the briefing, Bart Fargo visits the lab and watches the security film--and recognizes Frank.
- Bart and Mrs. Carver exchange a little more small talk on the plane and Bart tries to steal her seat belt.
- We see a little of Lucille's roof before he drops in.
- We learn that Carver is the Big Bad when Lucille and Bart have a drink at the Morocco. Al (Poor Al!) is given 3 hours to kill Fargo--making his defection more understandable. Lucille and Fargo share a LOOONG kiss.
- While trying on Crow's Italian sunglasses for men, a short bit is cut where Lucille cries out when she is stuffed into a car to the other villa before Al uses his blow dart to kill one of the Three Tenors and help Fargo escape.
- They cut a lot on the last commercial: We don't see how Fargo kills Frank. Carver arrives with a lot of mooks who are killed by Fargo and Al, before Al (Poor Al!) gets shot by Mrs. Carver.
- Where did they get the death ray at the end? Did Carver just take it from the lab he was running?
- The Stinger (Hand dropping the watch into the pool) is edited properly in this version!
- FIN

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Ding!
Rosebud - 7 months ago
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A couple people at work have their iPhone text (iMessage) alerts tones set to "ding!". Every time I hear it, I have the urge to rush home and re-watch this episode. I'm trying to get the bap-ba-da-duh song as my ringtone. If anyone has it reply!


soundtrack recycling
big_Greg - 7 months ago
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Kind of amazing how at least three of these musical cues were reworked slightly and used in Russ Meyer's "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls" (1970). Maybe Russ liked this movie.


Veklorr Vigorr - 9 months ago
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If Michael Caine and Andre the Giant had a child - LOL - Also the host segment with the death ray - LOL - Every time something bad happens to Crow and he starts screaming I lose it, I just can't stop laughing for time after that.


Inspector Zenigata - 9 months ago
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Watching this one for the cool music!


Chachi Sanchez - about 1 year ago
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54:15 Does the Spy Academy teach you to how to slap another grown man into near unconsciousness?..


Chachi Sanchez - about 1 year ago
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Oh and Bup Ba-Dup Ba- Da Da to you too!!


Prop(Toy)Dept
Chachi Sanchez - about 1 year ago
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"Don't go up there, you'll become a toy!!...."


Drew Clarke - about 1 year ago
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At 10:28, my daughter said "We are watching Mike and the bots, who are watching a guy, who is watching the monitors!" Inception! I was so proud.


S.A. Nathe - about 1 year ago
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1:26:59

Danger! Dry Wall!


S.A. Nathe - about 1 year ago
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so, I assume, in the "This is your life" sketch the Girlfriend that Mike alludes to is Ginger, a.k.a "Ginger Snaps"....the one that Crow will meet when he time travels in 8th season??


S.A. Nathe - about 1 year ago
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...the REALLY queer emergency alarm!


S.A. Nathe - about 1 year ago
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this and DIABOLIK are prime examples of "seriously Europe??"


S.A. Nathe - about 1 year ago
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i love seeing Frank play that old TIGER electronics handheld


Emily Nelson - over 1 year ago
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Is anyone else dork enough to think "The UN wouldn't hire this clown, they'd send John Drake!"

No? Just me? Okay then.


Snuffy Wuffykiss - almost 2 years ago
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And so they learn that ping pong balls are highly flammable!


SaturnHex - almost 2 years ago
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Here's the original Watermelon Man song by Herbie Hancock
https://youtu.be/ZbHJHPTikQA


Matthew Boyle - about 2 years ago
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Dr. Forester: "I was splicing a DNA". really? I'm not a big science guy but I know you can't splice a singular strand of DNA. By definition you have to combine at least two. Unless they were trying to make a joke that was a goof on their part.


Matthew Boyle - about 2 years ago
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crow's giggling with the toys is great. It sounds like he actually can't control himself.


Triple Play
tim conner - over 2 years ago
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Hey guys! Triple the fun of the MiSTy experience...turn on CC...it's hilarious!
Then you get a horrible movie, fantastic riffs, AND the text is ridiculously wrong!
Try it!


EAG46 - over 2 years ago
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Watching this for the first time....have to say, Bart Fargo is one handsome son of a gun. I can totally see why every woman in this movie wanted to get into his pants.


Jane Sproul - over 2 years ago
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Aw, Cambot. Poor baby.


Last of the Wild Ponies - over 2 years ago
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47:08 Special guest appearance by Brian Regan.


Stereo Catz - over 2 years ago
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Crow never blinked before.


Michael P. Dunn - over 2 years ago
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I know I've watched this before but for the life of me I don't remember it. Maybe I just blocked it out...


Brian Peter Vandenbroek - over 2 years ago
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I love how Crow keeps giggling whenever the movie gets particularly bad.


Evie - almost 3 years ago
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Oh gah, Torgo in the opening scene pre-movie is worth it all. WORTH IT ALL.


Bob Cushman - almost 3 years ago
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Favorite riff:
Lucille: "Yes darling, but come as soon as you can..."
Bart Fargo: "Sure"
Mike: THAT'S WHAT I USUALLY DO


Keegan Roberson - almost 3 years ago
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This episode is solely responsible for me delving into the music of Herbie Hancock. That "Watermelon Man" gag gets funnier with each viewing - that, and the "bop-ba-da-dah" song.


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So, unless I missed it, Mike and the Bots go the entire episode without once referring to the main character as "Fart Bargo." I can only aspire to one day possess that kind of restraint.


James GreyWolf - about 3 years ago
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I love the SCTV reference.


stephen g - about 3 years ago
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I think this msty is the inspiration for "Austin Powers"


B RYE the MST3K Guy - about 3 years ago
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at the end of this movie Cambot wasn't the only one crying


Stephen A Nathe - about 3 years ago
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**Ding!**

single-greatest theme song lyric


UN Sanctions
Donald Petkus - about 3 years ago
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The message says this video is not available in your country. Are we under UN sanctions or something?


Tony T. - over 3 years ago
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The opening skit is one of my all time favorites. I miss TVF and Dr.F. Anything with Torgo is guaranteed giggles. The only thing that could top it is "This is where the fish lives"


Peter Trinidad Niederbrach - over 3 years ago
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Did that dude just shoot off an MP40 in multiple long streams with his bare hands? His palms should be bacon by now! O_o


Phil Carstens - over 3 years ago
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Anyone else reminded of Peter Jackson's "Bad Taste" during the scene with all the shooting outside the big white house?


Leslie Doesn't Get You - over 3 years ago
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I just don't get why you guys aren't digging this ep, but to each his own! I giggle my way through the entire episode. It's just happy fun time for me.


The humanity - over 3 years ago
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I'm surprised this was rated so highly. Other than the cheesy bathtub "special effect" and goofy music, this one wasn't all that great.


Scooter Atreides - over 3 years ago
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Like Stephen was saying 2 years ago, I'm surprised, and slightly confused by this ep's popularity--I'm not saying there's anything wrong with it--but it's on the list (a rather short list, mind you) of episodes that made almost NO impression on me--along with Code Name: Diamond Head, The Phantom Planet, The Hellcats, and a few others.

Am I missing something? I'm gonna watch this tonight and see if I can figure out why I don't remember this film better.


Alyssa Who Will Not Be Named - over 3 years ago
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Maybe this is TMI but I can not watch this episode when Im nursing my son...the ba ba da baddada...for some reason that slays me so bad I scared him enough to make him cry from how loud I laughed.


Sean Barry - over 3 years ago
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I like how everyone in these tough-guy movies knows how to brawl, but nobody knows how to fight. I need to watch Enter the Dragon after this, flush the crappy fight scenes out of my brain.


Sean Barry - over 3 years ago
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Man the 70's were really a terrible time for movies.


Great Scott - over 3 years ago
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Christ almighty, Crow's giggling is the best sound to grace my ears in a long while.


MrCroobie - over 3 years ago
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I made a Death Ray, for peaceful purposes. (facepalm)


Kristin Becker - over 3 years ago
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This is all I watch when I'm at work. Luv u crow


Desiree Ashcraft - over 3 years ago
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John Carmichael was my great-great grandfather's name!!! Weird!!!!!


Tony T. - over 3 years ago
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The haunting Torgo theme music.....unforgetable


Joseph Ewing - over 3 years ago
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Gotta love the subtle reference to Sinister Urge at roughly the 2:45 mark. "But I told you, I don't............." "Have any money?"


Raymond Conklin - almost 4 years ago
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Voyage to the bottom of the bathtub...!


Exploding Crow!
Karl Hart - almost 4 years ago
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If I remember right, the bit where Servo uses his 'peaceful' death ray to zap Crow and he stumbles on with his head smouldering.. is in fact in one of those outtakes segments.. and when his head bursts into flames wasn't supposed to happen. Traces' scream cracks me up everytime. :)


John JK Harty - almost 4 years ago
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Truly this must be one of the worst films ever made; thank God for Mike and the 'Bots for making it bearable. Can't decide if forcing people to watch this film would be a tamer or more severe form of torture than what intelligence agencies currently use; but leaning towards the latter...


John JK Harty - almost 4 years ago
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What is the deal with the soundtrack? Somebody dub in an 'Elevator Greatest Hits' album by mistake? As infectious as it is; it doesn't suit the film in any way. You know how James Brown wrote the soundtrack for 'Black Caesar' without having seen the film yet knocked it out of the park? Well I think it's a similar situation here; only the complete opposite (as in didn't knock it out of the park).


Gal Dagon - almost 4 years ago
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X-9 calling Lisa Frank?!


Max Spence - almost 4 years ago
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I love nothing more than a good Manos callback.


A Lush Cocktail Rescue - almost 4 years ago
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Servo's quiet "Ole!" when the guy jumps out of the window never, ever gets old.


George Griffith - almost 4 years ago
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I love his contemptuous, "What's the matter - no money?" He's quite the gem.


B RYE the MST3K Guy - almost 4 years ago
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ahhh the oceans so beautiful this part of the tub


SirenR - almost 4 years ago
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LOL and are we supposed to be charmed that he blew off the artist for the villians' wife? And the secretary for the artist?


Elisa Farrington - almost 4 years ago
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How often did we hear it? I kept a tally:
Watermelon Man song: 4 Bapa-dop-a-da da: 9


Elisa Farrington - almost 4 years ago
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For the big ending the villian sees Fargo through the little window so he uses the death ray to make a door for Fargo to come in and kill him. I was so numbed by this I had to watch James Bond facing off with Oddjob at the end of Goldfinger to revive.


Teri Gee - almost 4 years ago
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I love Crow's giggle every time one of Billy's special effects comes on the screen.


Mariah Osmundson - about 4 years ago
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It doesn't (totally does) help that Bart Fargo said a bunch of times ends up sounding like Fart Sparkles.


Leslie Doesn't Get You - about 4 years ago
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It's interesting how both Fargo and Lucille dress for a formal occasion when all they were both given was an address.


Crypto Dentist - about 4 years ago
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Man, these poor bad guys. You send a lackey to kill the good guy and he fails, you send another lackey to kill that lackey and HE fails. And all these bedroom and cigarette scenes, and the soundtrack... it's like a shlocky porno but instead of sex there's incredibly dull chase scenes and toy boats.


Crypto Dentist - about 4 years ago
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Crow's eyes look like mine as I watch MST3Ks at 3 a.m.


James Krummel - about 4 years ago
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Excellent episode with superb timing on the riffs. Loved it. And that theme music! Wow. For anyone interested, I found this: http://youtu.be/TZeUHN1MNQQ


Ken Beatty - about 4 years ago
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The movie ending is absolutely priceless....I can hear it now "Hey could we see the watch drift to the bottom? No? Let's shoot it again with someone dropping the watch in so we can see it. Don't worry, I will clean it all up in post-production!"


Daniel Hynds - about 4 years ago
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Danger! Small Talk!


Reconst - over 4 years ago
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At 18:12, there are all these butts, and yet not a single remark about visible pantie lines.


Jerome Montgomery II - over 4 years ago
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Those old school Toys r us toys in this movie are so cool if you're a kid lol


Bozohotep - over 4 years ago
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Torgo! Yes!


Leslie Doesn't Get You - over 4 years ago
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I love at the end that Dr. F was splicing DNA with a chef's knife. Awesome.


TehPuMaymen - over 4 years ago
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Abe Lincoln Is....TIMECOP!


starman 76 - over 4 years ago
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Crow does a perfect Truman Capote at 1:05:02, 'that's not writing, that's typing'


Kiri T. Unicorn - over 4 years ago
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I want a death ray mounted on the roof of my car...

...for peaceful purposes only, of course!


Kiri T. Unicorn - over 4 years ago
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0:25:04- Crow's eyeballs burst into flame!


Gal Dagon - over 4 years ago
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Tom Servo (with a shoe on his head): "Crazy nut, look at you, you look ridiculous."


Stone Van Hassel - over 4 years ago
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"Special Effects by Timmy!"


Mallory Hinz - over 4 years ago
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Mallory Hinz - less than a minute ago
This movie almost doesn't need riffing, it's so damn good on its own.


Fredrick Stafford - over 4 years ago
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Can we still impose sanctions on Italy for this one?


Fuzzy Skinner - over 4 years ago
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The theme song is addicting. I can't help singing along every time it comes on.


Stereo Catz - almost 5 years ago
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First rule of any spy flick: Tell the audience where’ they’re going and why.


Stereo Catz - almost 5 years ago
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As funny as the BINGO bit was I feel I must point out that 49 doesn’t fall under ‘B’.


Stereo Catz - almost 5 years ago
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Why do the American operative and Ms. Moneypenny work for the Nicaraguan Mr. Drysdale?


Stereo Catz - almost 5 years ago
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3:10 For a moment there I thought Crow had a totally rational fear of screenwriters.


Classicats - almost 5 years ago
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I also like the SCTV reference at the end!


Classicats - almost 5 years ago
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So the "death ray" in this movie is the true definition of a MacGuffin.


Classicats - almost 5 years ago
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This guy has all the sleaze of Secret Agent Super Dragon but not as much personal appeal. And he lacks the proper post-kill puns. But I'll give him that his theme music does rival that of Super Dragon.


Brandon Lytle - almost 5 years ago
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Ed Wood had better props than these yahoos.


Martini Shark - about 5 years ago
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Have to love when his ally is dying the jaunty Bossa-nova music kicks in for the gunfight.


David Gruse - about 5 years ago
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Special effects by billy.


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Mike is so adorable in the sailor suit. And also oddly lovable as Torgo.


Benji Hollister - about 5 years ago
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mst at its finest. riffing is so sharp. always one of my favorites


Gal Dagon - about 5 years ago
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I kinda want that intruder alarm as a ringtone.


Robert Ferguson - over 5 years ago
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Crow is lookin mighty freaky


Davey Death Ray - over 5 years ago
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I really like the music in this movie. I find myself humming happily along to the song where Mike and the bots feel compelled to sing "Watermelon Man" to. Damn catchy stuff!


Alex Stefanic - over 5 years ago
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Bop-A-Dop-A-Da-Da deserved a better movie than this.


Davey Death Ray - over 5 years ago
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This is a favorite episode of mine. I even named my band after this movie. Yay for Italian Bond-type flicks!


Sean Mackin - over 5 years ago
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it must be a massive organization to throw away a $1.50 helicopter


Sean Mackin - over 5 years ago
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"Let me restate again err it's for peaceful purposes"


Sean Mackin - over 5 years ago
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Your watching Brian Television. All Brian All the time


Andy Jones - over 5 years ago
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The lady shades really do suit Tom Servo.


Stephen - over 5 years ago
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Usually I don't see this episode listed in people's top episodes list, so I'm surprised to see it in 2nd place, just after Final Sacrifice.