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816 - Prince of Space



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TheTwick - 11 months ago
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Definitely one of their best episodes. Krankor is my favorite exoplanet 🌏🐓


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Around 37:10... It's Par-Krankour!


Bruce Ellsworth Reed - almost 4 years ago
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"I have spurs that go jingly, jangly, jingly, then I gotta go, that's just how I am." lol, love it!


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these episodes feel like the later seasons of red dwarf, where thy're just making up all sorts of weird stuff


David Burch - 8 months ago
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Prince of Space is OP as fuck, isn't he?


Adam Kuch - about 1 year ago
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This could be my most favorite episode of MST3K. With all respect to Space Mutiny. The gags are good, the movie appropriately ridiculous. And I love the opening skit. Some of the original movies MST3K uses are pretentious or insulting. This one is just goofy.


Mark Ellinger - 10 months ago
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The Phantom of Krankor and his minions seem to be modern versions of tengu, legendary creatures that are traditionally depicted with both human and avian characteristics. The earliest tengu were pictured with beaks. This would also explain Phantom's feathery cape and accoutrements and his "roast chicken" spaceship. Buddhism held that the tengu were disruptive demons and harbingers of war. It all fits, doesn't it?


Zap - 7 months ago
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@4:36 is that a reference to the classic Bugs Bunny cartoon Wackicki Wabbit, at the end when the castaways are saying bon voyage like that?


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what song is crow humming at 12:48?


Archie H. Waugh - over 3 years ago
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That's the theme to the 1970s Bob Newhart Show at 12:47; it's a reference to the shot of the apartment building, similar to one in the opening credits of the Newhart show.


Teri Gee - about 2 years ago
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I just noticed that Krankor's men are labeled. There's Z1, Z2. I noticed all the way up to Z10. I guess that looked fancy and strange to them. I'm just wondering what Z stands for.


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Jeffrey Jones - 11 months ago
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Link #3 is very good. I like it VERY MUCH.
No audio sync problems, DVD quality.


Veklorr Vigorr - 9 months ago
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"Woody Allen asked me out." - yikes.


Stan Bowery - 11 months ago
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Krankor seems a little 'Cheney-esque.'


Arthur Lemming - 11 months ago
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Dog Servo is the cutest thing this side of a baby Groot!


Jackie Bole - 11 months ago
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46 viewers. can tell it's the weekend or everyone is still watching Svengoolie.


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Well this is interesting. "This video is blocked in your country [Japan] because of a copyright claim by Teoi." A little research reveals that Teoi is the producer of Prince of Space, which is a compilation of two 1959 films, Planet Prince, and Planet Prince: The Terrifying Spaceship.

Interesting to know someone is still watching over the patent on this beast.


Mattcarlow Byrne - almost 2 years ago
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keeping me up till 4am! funny episode..

jack in the box ray !!! argggggggggg...


FedoraMark - 12 months ago
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I think my favorite thing in this episode is how they gave little puppet/robot Mike a headset when they're in the theater.


Krankor - 11 months ago
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As riff heavy as 🍕🍦🍔🍟"Mitchell" 🍰🍗🍩🍧 with forty percent more ba- COCK ! 🐓💨


Bret Alleman - about 2 years ago
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goin to see Madonna in Kentucky in January people party on dudes!


Larry Mondelo
Jeff Hall - almost 3 years ago
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Anyone notice that Micky's voice is Larry Mondelo from Leave it to Beaver?


Bill Cooling - about 1 year ago
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Mickey sings Bob Dylan: "Everybody must get stoned. They'd LIKE IT VERY MUCH!"


Emily Brown (Sours) - over 1 year ago
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Did I hear a Mr Show reference at 37:45?! All hail the Bob!!


David Brown - over 1 year ago
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The Dog and Bear sketch is one of the funniest things ever on this show. It's just so absurd and well written. I've heard that it was inspired by Jack London's Call of the Wild. I wonder who the genius is who wrote this segment? Bill does a great job delivering it. Good stuff.


DJburris87 - almost 2 years ago
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Krankor reminds me of Wario.


RevJoan - almost 6 years ago
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Seeing Mike as a little robot is priceless!


Teri Gee - about 4 years ago
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The wormhole segment might be my favorite of the entire series. It's perfectly timed, and I love that Gypsy is way ahead of them all.


Kim Spence Dean - about 4 years ago
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The guys clucking throughout this episode is one of my favorite MST bits ever.


Desiree Ashcraft - about 4 years ago
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Servo as a dog is just darn adorable!!!!!


Stephen A Nathe - over 3 years ago
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one of Bill's best alternative roles is easily Krankor!


Jaguar Wong Abides - over 3 years ago
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Nice little touch on Mike as a Robot is the Krankor Antenna.


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Stephen - over 3 years ago
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At around 45:35, when they go back into the theater, with Mike as the little robot, YOU CAN SEE THE SILHOUETTE OF LITTLE MIKEBOT'S HEADSET MIC, even though the sound isn't coming from Mikebot's mouth. Subtle silhouette joke, guys. Nice.


Bronn K - over 3 years ago
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I really feel bad for Captain Manicotta. The general guy just keeps asking him what he's saying as he's describing his impending death. It's not supposed to be funny, but it really is.


Teri Gee - about 3 years ago
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I just noticed that Pearl actually backs up the van to go into the wormhole. Complete with checking behind her and shifting gears. She's hanging out in space and she feels the need to back up.


John Smith - about 3 years ago
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I think Mike and the Bots laugh the most during this movie. They keep giggling between their lines and who can blame them? This is easily one of the top ten funniest episodes.


The Khan of Shahka - over 3 years ago
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The Movie Pitch: "So there's this guy who's a shoeshine boy and he's got, lets say, two orphan kids. Now this guy is also a rocket scientist and he's made a flying saucer-like contraption that he can fly around in but nobody knows he has it. Anywho, long story short, these guys invade earth and our Prince of Space guy saves the human race. Whaddya think?"


8:00 pm
Leslie Doesn't Get You - over 3 years ago
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This ep is on my favorites list. I've seen it a zillion times. Yet today is the first time I realized that when we first meet Krankor, he addresses the "people of Earth" and tells them he "will arrive tomorrow night at precisely eight o'clock." But he never specifies WHERE on the entire planet he will go. So the people of Tokyo are freaking out with the automatic assumption that he means that is where he'll go because...why? Tokyo is now the only city on Earth? Or are there similar scenes going on all over the planet, of panic and journalists interviewing astronomers, the whole bit--and we're seeing the plight of the planet through Tokyo's POV? The latter is the only option that I like.


Bill Boehmer - over 1 year ago
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Pretty sure the guy who does the voiceover for the Inspector is the same guy who did the voice for Detective Inspector on the old Speed Racer cartoon.


Hey, Lisa! - over 1 year ago
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HO scale Japan!


Jordy Carpenter - over 3 years ago
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"I'm not afraid. If you are, go on home."

I... don't get the problem. That's a perfectly understandable couple of sentences.


Michael Musgrove - almost 2 years ago
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I like it very much.


Squirrel!
Teri Gee - almost 2 years ago
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I'm so ridiculously excited! During their time in the sylvan glen, Mike gets overwhelmed and starts walking away down the path. In her recap of the episode, Bridget said that a squirrel ran across in front of Mike as he's walking. I always tried to find it but never could, probably because the YouTube copies are lower quality. I found a cheap box set on eBay that has this episode and tonight, finally, I saw the squirrel! Yippee!


Snuffy Wuffykiss - almost 2 years ago
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VERY MUCH!!!


Kelly Slane - over 3 years ago
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"Roman Times" sounds like another version of Medieval Times, with gladiators replacing the jousting.


Teri Gee - about 3 years ago
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"...and I TRIED a savage feral roar, but alas, my force was spent and I died! ...and then, Servo took it too far!"

I'm with Servo. What's too far when your entrails are spilling out? No, really. What's too far?


Last of the Wild Ponies - over 2 years ago
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11:53 General Alert? Last I heard, he was a lieutenant!


Bruce Box-Liker - about 5 years ago
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I love that the Phantom of Krankor so graciously expresses to his captives that he cannot understand a society where intelligent men like them aren't in charge. It really speaks volumes for the kind of enlightened utopia that Earth might have become if the Krankorians had taken over.


Bruce Box-Liker - over 4 years ago
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The Phantom comments that Earth is half a million miles away from Krankor. That puts it well within the orbit of Mars which is, at its very closest, 36 million miles away. In fact, it would seem that Krankor is roughly twice as far away as the moon. He doesn't exactly need any special form of rocket fuel to bring an armada over.


The humanity - about 3 years ago
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So third segment, Mike and bots in the woods. Was this some sort of movie reference, or just a bizarre gag that the bots, covered with leaves, had grotesquely changed, erm, anatomically?


Mike as a bot, from the wormhole reality
Bender Rodriguez - about 3 years ago
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Seriously how much would you pay to own one of these? $200 ? $300 ? Shout factory should team up with McFarlane toys.


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I desperately want to see into that other reality where Robot Mike is the captain or whatever of the S.O.L. I totally imagine Crow and Servo as "those two guys who hang out avoiding doing actual work and providing comic relief".


Bruce Ellsworth Reed - about 4 years ago
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The first and probably only, Japanese movie that does not involve a man in a rubber suit!


Jordy Carpenter - over 3 years ago
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"I'm not afraid. If you are, go on home."

I... don't get the problem. That's a perfectly understandable couple of sentences.


Rock Harris - over 3 years ago
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Wait, did crow say "one inch peener...?


Marcus Hardy - over 3 years ago
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haha, "A Godzilla free day today".


Stephen A Nathe - over 3 years ago
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WE HAVE A MARIO RIFF!! 6:37 Mark!


Amethystia "Coco" Forrester - over 3 years ago
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I have a friend who dressed up as Prince of Space for Halloween one year. It was awesome


Stephen A Nathe - over 3 years ago
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total parallel between the prince of space, and underdog(the old cartoon)


Stephen A Nathe - over 3 years ago
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with these sfx i half-expected to see the TARDIS materialize


Joseph Ewing - over 4 years ago
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This is a crappy movie, but If I was a kid in Japan ten years after the war, I would have loved this. This was probably popular. It's a kid's movie. All kid's movies can be made fun of.


K.T. Robot - almost 4 years ago
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The SPCA Is accepting donations for underwear for Japanese chickens. We hope its not too late.


Ted Chase - almost 4 years ago
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Watching this without commercials and you miss when Mike turns back into a human - it's all in shadow, and he just says, "What? I got better..."


Stereo Catz - about 4 years ago
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Does Japan just not make pants for children?


Andrew James - almost 4 years ago
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@ 0:30:51 Is he pulling out a measuring tape?


Elisa Farrington - almost 4 years ago
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26:07 How do you like that pigeon riding on the Krankor periscope?


Elisa Farrington - almost 4 years ago
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I thought it was weird how Mike suddenly changes back @ 55:03. It was fun having 3 little robots while it lasted.


DREW HESLER - over 4 years ago
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By violent porn comic, they mean hentai.


Stereo Catz - about 4 years ago
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Here’s a fun fact. If you set a garbage bag on fire the dripping plastic will make the same sound as Prince’s spaceship cannons.


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For the last time: your weapons are useless against me!!


Stereo Catz - about 4 years ago
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Wait, so the alien planet of Krancor is only a half a million miles from Earth? I'm gonna call BS on that one.


Spencer Schneider - about 4 years ago
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So is this what happens if the Vulcans win, and gain space travel technology?


Elel - over 5 years ago
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Ok, we've reached the pinnacle here. No need to search further!


Rachel Adams - over 5 years ago
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I love how Krankor's laugh deteriorates towards the end of the movie


Brian Kijowski - about 5 years ago
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Crank Whore. That is all.


Stereo Catz - about 4 years ago
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Just found out this is actually two movies jammed together. They do a better splice job than Fugitive Alien though.


Mike Carmona - over 4 years ago
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Ah, plot armor. Nobody questions you, and quite frankly, nobody cares.


David Gruse - over 4 years ago
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this episode "i like it very much".


Alex Stefanic - over 5 years ago
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Brain Guy's cowboy bit makes me laugh every single time I see it.


Chris Lake - over 5 years ago
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So Prince of Space's powers include "immune to all weapons" and "can go anywhere he wants". He's bordering dangerously close to Ruben Bolling's "God-Man" character.

Also, if your alter ego is a bootblack who is raising two orphans, where do you find time to fight crime?


Jacob Ivy - about 5 years ago
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You’d think after being trapped in a satellite for 500 years Crow at least would enjoy being outside for a while.


Fancy Pantserton - over 4 years ago
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I liked it very much


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Krankor's laugh...
"HAA HAA HAA HAA..."


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Oh, and just one more thing... even inasmuch as I preferred Invasion Of The Neptune Men over Prince Of Space, I've got to give the Prince one thing: he actually traveled in outer space -- to another planet, even -- as opposed to Space Chief, or, as Crow referred to him, "Lower Atmosphere Chief".


Rachel Adams - over 5 years ago
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Beaver Falls, Japan.


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29:05 - Somebody's from Joizy! (Or at least could pick up N.J. radio where they lived...) :D


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Well, I'll be dipped. Here's yet another episode I downloaded and watched for the first time in about twelve years, decided I wasn't that crazy about it, threw it onto the backup pile -- and then pulled it out about six months later, watched it again, and realized it was awesome.

Ironically, the two things about the movie that annoyed me the most -- skinny, femmy-looking Prince Of Space in his wussy white outfit, and Phantom Of Krankor's annoying laugh -- are the things I think are funniest about it. I'd also forgotten how great the riffing was in this one, especially the non-verbal riffing: the chicken clucking noises the Crew make every time the alien spacemen appear. I also love the scenes where the aliens go undercover to find the Prince Of Space -- with their secret alien tracking device in the back of a '54 Chevy.

Needless to say, it's now earned a spot in my regular rotation, as part of my "Turning Japanese" playlist, and as an excellent companion piece with Invasion Of The Neptune Men.

The host segments are a gas, too -- where they're suffering the wormhole effects: things happening three seconds ahead of each other, Nelson being turned into a Marionation puppet, and that one segment that they shot on location in real, actual Minnesota woods. Weeeeiiirrrrd.


Stephen - over 5 years ago
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45:53ish. The Krankorian sign is actually written with Thai letters! Maybe that's only interesting to me.


Matt Towler - almost 5 years ago
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Crow's muttered phrase "what the hell's this?!" at 1:05:33 pretty much sums up the whole movie.


Desiree Ashcraft - almost 5 years ago
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Love the Gamera references!!!!


Stereo Catz - almost 5 years ago
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I just made the mistake of watching the ‘Best-of’ clip. The concentrated hilarity almost killed me.


Stephen - over 5 years ago
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Anyone have an actual count on how many times he tells Krankor that his weapons will have no effect on him?


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So, yeah... my final verdict on this episode? I like it VERY MUCH!


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28:22 I wouldn't want these guys in the olfactory.


Jacob Ivy - about 5 years ago
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Tied for my favorite episode with Puma-Man.


Gal Dagon - over 5 years ago
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"So is this gonna be a super-violent porn cartoon?" We should be so lucky.

Did anyone else get creeped out at the "He's even started teaching them how to earn their own money" bit/


RevJoan - over 5 years ago
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1:15:35* Servo really captures the famous 'Japanese gasp' XD


RevJoan - over 5 years ago
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I got spurs that go jingley jangley jingle after all :)


Stephen - almost 6 years ago
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I think this has to be the easiest to watch B&W episode out there. This one goes down smoothe


Kevin Drake - almost 6 years ago
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I need this on DVD or instant watch.