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K09 - Phase IV



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J.Elvis isn't funny.
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Alxndr Mysliwicz - about 2 months ago

Ahh yes, a wonderful example. que at 12:50; the screen shows a billboard with the words Country Club. Complete silence... By 12:53 the ever so *NOT* funny J Elvis steps up to plate (a lil Late) with... "Country Club." A'Swing and a miss. A swing and a miss so powerful it was worth striking out 3 times at bat.
This is ONE of my favorite examples of how (IMO) J. Elvis is not funny. Favorite! But all stepping stones to supreme greatness.


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Zeitgeist Meister - 5 months ago

18:29 -- Looks like the revenuers found the still.


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Deven Yeager - 8 months ago

Pizza, pasta, pizza, pizza and pasta, pizza and pasta.


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Deven Yeager - 8 months ago

All the shots trying to show that the ants are intelligent...like...really are we supposed to believe that..


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DJburris87 - about 1 year ago

Damn it Joel! Now I'm itchy.


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Is this Crow's first misidentified "kitty"?

Also, why is his bowling pin so loud this time?


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This movie doesn't have a villain so much as an antagonist.


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I can't believe they let that giant Paradise City billboard stay up there without a comment about green grass and pretty girls. The song was 1987 and the episode was 1989.


KEVIN MURPHY SUPERSTAR
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Steve-Headed Pig-Benton - over 1 year ago

Four comments down Showdax cites the Joel/Comedy Gallery spot w/Servo 2.0 Kevin Murphy doing the voice over.

BUT FOR MY MONEY that comes in a distant second to the " Club Travel Vacations" spot that precedes it, featuring the multitalented Kevin Murphy as the doughy, jealous, Stoli sipping neighbor of the chick with the great travel deal. Looking smooth in what appears to be a garish yellow Ralph Lauren short-sleeve shirt, Kevin displays his mastery of the single finger sunglasses tug down that all really cool people employ when a passing casual conversation takes a serious turn- and nothing says "serious turn" more than vacations up to 65% off!!!


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At 46:30, after Joel shoves him in response to a bad pun, Servo calls Joel "Hodgson" rather than "Robinson," saying "You hurt me bad Joel Hodgson."


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Jason George - almost 2 years ago

The music around 13:00 sounds like this more recent band: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxuuXm1Wdvc


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Showdax - about 2 years ago

The best part o this movie was the commercial approximately an hour in about seeing Joel live, narrated by Servo 2.0! ^_^


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Timothy A. Pinecone - about 2 years ago

Update: 1.31.2015

I found a pretty good copy and it's available through second link.
I just wish we could have higher quality rips of all the episodes someday.


Paramount Pictures SUCKS
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James Wohlever - over 2 years ago

UPDATE: 11/4/2014

Sorry MSTies
Paramount Pictures decided to be dicks about this and the link I posted had to be pulled.

"After reviewing your dispute, Paramount Pictures has decided that their copyright claim is still valid.
Video title: MST3k - Phase IV - Season 0 - Episode 09
Includes: Audiovisual content
Claimed by: Paramount Pictures
The copyright owner might disagree with your dispute.
The reason you gave for disputing the claim may have been insufficient or invalid.
- The YouTube Team"

Good luck to anyone else getting this episode out there.


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D Emerson - over 2 years ago

funniest line ever in an MST3k:
"They should just spray 'Off' on them. You can't beat off in the woods!"
I shot coffee out my nose!


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Leslie Doesn't Get You - over 2 years ago

I never actually watched the full episode before, only the beginning. It's creeping me out. And I have to say, I wish I had already eaten. I'm hungry and I don't want to eat while watching ants consume things and people. Yeccchh.


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Joshua Roberts - over 2 years ago

Salvageable premise?
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I've seen this one a couple times before it got taken down and while I can say it is a strange film that plods along at a snail's pace, I feel like the concept of hyper-intelligent ants being the monster could have been implemented a little better.


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Drew Raub - over 2 years ago

Uploaded a new copy of the full episode.


K09 - Phase IV Host Segments
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Jason Samuels - over 2 years ago

The second "best of" link is a collection of all the available KTMA host segments. The host segments for K09 - Phase IV start at 44:27 and end at 53:35. I tried to adjust the link so that it would begin and end at those specific times, but I was unsuccessful. If anyone would like to adjust the link accordingly, please do so.


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Curtis Snyder - almost 3 years ago

where has Phase IV gone... I actually liked this movie... which is hard with any of the MST3K movies that aren't Gamera or Godzilla


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Mbantuwe Kouasai - over 3 years ago

Well, it was boring, and the plot twist at the end was one of the laziest, stupidest, cop-out endings I've ever seen, but at least the acting was okay?


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Note at around 1:04 or so, something falls over with a loud bang. Joel looks around and says "What happened over there?" Josh tries to cover, saying Gypsy must have dropped something again.


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DAMMIT! Link's down.


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Robert Brown - over 3 years ago

This flick manages a remarkable feat: it is both fascinating and dull.

I will be reading Malzberg's novelization, for sure. The story is right up his alley, and I think he can do more with the idea.


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Jordan Salomen - almost 4 years ago

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Bender Rodriguez - almost 4 years ago

Link is gone... Phase IV, I hardly knew you


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I love the commercials!


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Chris Lake - almost 5 years ago

Actually not a bad movie. Kind of slow and thoughtful. The ending was kind of abrupt, though.


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DeaDGoD (John Rogers) - almost 5 years ago

The first non-Gamera MST that has been "recovered" by fans... The original pilot and episodes k01-03 has some footage available, buy only k04 (the first of five Gamera films watched in a row) and onward have full tapes floating around.


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Zap R. - almost 5 years ago

Watching this movie is a lot like watching paint dry!


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Leslie Doesn't Get You - almost 5 years ago

It's so cute, all the sort of preproduction bots and whatnot.


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Matthew Eickhoff - almost 5 years ago

So strange seeing the early incarnation of MST3K. Really glad they hung in there and stayed with it.