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903 - Puma Man



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Michael Wallen - 18 days ago
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So let's get this straight. 3,000 years ago, an alien left a mind control mask and belt of superpowers in the Andes, and bred with a local woman to leave behind a protector. "His son will be a Pumaman, and his son" on down to white American Dr. Farms. So it's implied that the reason Vadhino can't do all the heroics himself is because the belt of superpowers has a lock that can only be opened by the alien-Peruvian Y chromosome of the original Pumaman.
So one, did Tony's paternal grandmother have an affair with an earlier, actually Latino Pumaman?
And two, HEY ALIENS, why didn't you put a lock on the mask that mentally enslaves people?


Michael Watt - 4 months ago
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"Sometimes God makes extra money by giving rides..."
Hilarious...good work gentlemen.


FedoraMark - 5 months ago
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So Cambot was invited to Pearl's ball.


To anyone with a Netflix Account
DragonMaiden77 - 6 months ago
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To anyone watching this with a Netflix account, Season 9 Episode 3 of MST3K: Pumaman is on Netflix. Anyone who doesn't have a Netflix Account, I'll try to upload it somewhere else, but Youtube has been striking a lot of episodes recently so it's been pretty hard to upload there but we'll find a loophole


S.A. Nathe - 6 months ago
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y'all should watch the rifftrax guys riff SUPERSONIC MAN, an even worse "superhero" crapfest, plus it has a young Captain Santa Claus as the villain


BiffBurns - over 2 years ago
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They got the right guy to play the Aztecian messenger but I don't see the blond girl deciphering ancient inscriptions.


Soundtrack LP?
big_Greg - 7 months ago
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If there was ever a soundtrack to this movie offered, we could do away with waterboarding forever. Do the hustle! And those synth sound effects when Pumaman does a flying stop; kee-rist!


Tim Pierce - almost 4 years ago
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Yes, Tony, you have the ability to put yourself to sleep, to stop your heart, to kill yourself. Unfortunately, you do not have the ability to bring yourself back. I suppose I should have told you that ahead of time. Oh dear.


Funky The Monkey - 7 months ago
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By the way, the full episode went private or not active anymore...


You Are The Puma Man.
Funky The Monkey - 7 months ago
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When some dude wearing Puma gear or clothing and sometimes I do, would be funny if just walk up to them and say, "You are the Puma Man." and walk away. Just a crazy thought. XD


I watched the original movie so you don;t have to!
Richard Irving - 8 months ago
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Here are the scenes that were cut for time in Thepumaman:
- There was an early scene that was cut introducing Martin, Tony's fireman friend, discussing all of the American sons of doctors who were killed by being thrown out of windows.
- Tony jogs through the museum before his boss threatens to fire him.
- When being chased by Vadinho, why does Tony run into a tiny garden shed? (Is it a TARDIS?) Why does Vadinho break through the door, instead of just opening it?
- Are you sure Vadinho isn't the superhero in this movie? After Tony refuses to wear the belt, Vadinho prevents his escape by lifting the rear of his VW bug and tears the passenger door open! (Also he left the belt in the hotel room, yet has it with him a few seconds later when he hijacks the VW.
- Vadinho says Tony is, "the worst Pumaman I have ever seen." Really?!
- While Tony is "studying" with Jane, Vadinho spies on the ministers and Kobras blackmails England/Netherlands/the World with his control of oil supplies.
- Why is Tony a better fighter when he is NOT the Pumaman? He beats up 4 of Kobras's mooks in the embassy.
- Vadinho happens to cut the lights so Tony, using his ability to see in the dark, can stealthily escape 6 mooks (who just stand there--can Tony stop time, too?) in a dead end room.
-Tony floats, rather than "leaps", accidentally when Vadinho is trying to teach him about the mask controlling Jane and doesn't ask, "What mask?"
- Tony follows Kobras (which was cut be MSt3K) by leaping from building to buildings (at least they tried to make it look like leaps more than usual--he "pushes off" from each building, kind of.)
- Tony says he needs to know where is going to or he gets lost in the void when he teleports. Yet he teleports into the passenger seat of Martin's VW fire truck when it is being driven. How did Tony know where was Martin was driving? Later on he does the same trick with Jane.
- Is Vadinho the really superhero in this movie?--he prays to the Puma gods who heal him with the magic of film editing.
- Tony says, "There's more than one way for a cat to skin..." An actual clever line of dialogue!
- Kobras torture's Jane's paper machier head when she tries to lie about Tony's visit to her car (When he plants the position indicator he got from Martin).
- After the torture of Jane's head, Kobras mind controls her father to convene the International Security Services Commission for a meeting at his mansion. Tony follows Jane to Kobras mansion and the Ambassador and commissioners arrive immediately. Were they all just waiting for the meeting to start?
- Quite a bit of the scene where Kobras orders Tony to kill himself is cut.
- Where did Vadinho get the dynamite?
- Key plot point cut out! Jane's head was smashed by Vadinho's dynamiting of the see through mirror, so she was no longer controlled when she destroyed Tony's head freeing him and giving him his "powers of a Pumaman" back!


Veklorr Vigorr - 8 months ago
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Every time the blonde woman flashes that HUGE smile, I think, "Oh crap! It's Harley Quinn!


Teri Gee - 9 months ago
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While he's not a good actor and the movie is cheesy, the guy who plays Tony is really not that bad looking. I'd even go so far as to say he's pretty good looking.


Arthur Lemming - 10 months ago
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Really annotations? We really needed to be told who Snoopy is?


Rosebud - about 2 years ago
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I love how the co-star can't pronounce the title of the movie. Just like the Eastern European actress in Werewolf. You'd think during the screen test or auditions they might have picked up on that.


Ankhvanharis - 10 months ago
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I love how that dumb belt that makes Tony into the Pumaman has a life of it's own, in one scene it was left on the floor of Tony's house and Vadinho walked out leaving it there - then he's able to throw it up to Tony when he's on the roof of the Dutch Embassy lol.


25:31
Creepy Girl - 12 months ago
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For some reason, Mike's voice here always reminds me of daleks.

"I AM A DALEK, AND I AM FUNKY!"


Rachel Adams - over 5 years ago
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The Aztec guy in this has a real Richard Kiel thing going on, no?


32:12
Phil Anderson - 12 months ago
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"._.That wasn't a man, it was like a cat jumping." "He just flew away, you know, like a cat!"


David Bowiescock - about 1 year ago
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And more Michael J. Nelson Mandela Effect, 23:09 text messaging joke riffed in 1998.


Adam Kuch - about 1 year ago
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I think the funniest part of this episode is the impersonations of Donald Pleasence. I just crack up when I hear Tom impersonating him saying "..stuffing or potatoes!" Or, when Mike says "..someone must be using the toas-terrr!"


Bill Cooling - about 1 year ago
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20:15 - Al Gore, inventor of the puma.


Bill Cooling - about 1 year ago
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"High Plains Weenie"? Nay, nay, sir. "A Fistful of Weenie".


Josh Williams Kupec - about 1 year ago
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I always laugh at Crow's attempt to pick up Gypsy. Hey baby, why yas gots to go?


Funky The Monkey - about 1 year ago
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Funny to know that one of Puma Man's cubs is in the 2014 TMNT movie. She has her dad's sense of direction in flight. XD
Trixie: "Wonder if Aztec Guy is going to see her and tell her she's Puma Woman? And I'm also wondering if he's seeing someone and how big is it?"
Trixie!
Trixie: "What! He looks good."
He does, but I don't want to hear that.
Trixie: "Jelly are we?"


Vadinho
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is it me, or is Vadinho in the Deathstalker and the Warriors from Hell episode.. one of the bodyguards of the twin sister.


Tiffany Delahunt - over 1 year ago
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OK, at 13:45 our 'hero' stuffs his workout clothes into the ribcage of a fossilized museum display. I swear every time I see this I see something even stupider than ever before!


Abigail Adams - almost 2 years ago
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"You're right, brother."
"Orville or Wilbur?"
Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww....


Puma Costume
Donald Petkus - over 1 year ago
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Pumaman's outfit looks strictly off the shelf from Good Will.BTW, it no way conjures up a cougar.


Thrillhoser - over 1 year ago
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What the...!? I can only see the original, unriffed movie!? Oh, hell no! No way!


James GreyWolf - about 3 years ago
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Only superhero I have ever seen who flies worse is The Greatest American Hero. But GAH was funny. This guy sucks.


Robin Laws - over 2 years ago
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This was the first episode I caught when they started showing it in the UK, I was hooked after about 2 minutes, this film is so bad it's agonising to watch, the Pumaman, the single most effete superhero in history, the is still one of my favourite episodes. What the hell was Donald Pleasance thinking of when he agreed to be in this movie? I wonder if he has an autobiography with a films of shame section?


Walker Riley - over 1 year ago
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If this movie were made to be a spoof on super hero tropes, it would have hit a home run. Unfortunately, it tries to be serious about it.


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So shout factory blocks all of the vids, at least in my area, but then has the annotated version up? umm....


Rachel Adams - over 5 years ago
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I think this movie stole their music from the old arcade game Bubble Bubble.


Danny Nick - over 5 years ago
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Doctor Who Scarf!


Snuffy Wuffykiss - almost 2 years ago
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Its the adventures of Awesome Aztec Man and his dorky sidekick The Pumaman.


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Did Donald Pleasance think that the names of every big cat were pronounced with the same inflection as a pretentious British guy talking about his Jag-yu-war? Would he be talking about Lye-yons and Tyi-gars and Bears?


Matthew Boyle - about 2 years ago
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Wait so about all those people falling out of windows. Were they suggesting that Aztec man was just going around terminator style throwing whoever he thought might be the pumaman out of windows? That's messed up!


Duncan Hirohito - about 2 years ago
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I guess that's how a puma/man would fly cuz we got limbs instead of a 7' wingspan. In truth, they prolly couldn't figure out the guidewire thing.


Matthew Boyle - about 2 years ago
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He will be its custodian, as will his sons and their sons. However, should they only have daughters, the world will be righteously boned because there's no such thing as pumawomen. Sorry, but there is always catwoman.


Tiffany Delahunt - about 2 years ago
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If you picked up a puma by its tail and 'flew' it around, I suppose it might look a little like how our 'hero' bumbles around through the air.
I can't decide what they were going for here on this effect;
Did they think the audience would sympathize with this hapless dork, suddenly thrust into a 'hero' role?
Were they hoping to appeal to people who,prefer some comedy in their drama/adventure/crap movie?
Was their budget so low that they could afford neither re-shoots, competent stunt men, or an actor who could work a trapeze harness?
WHAT-ever.
Thank goodness MST3K made it bearable or it would be a compete waste of film, money, and time.


Teri Gee - about 2 years ago
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When skimming through the recorded riffs, I find it rather entertaining how many different ways "puma" is spelled in an attempt to demonstrate how Donald Pleasance pronounces it.


Jay Alvarez - over 2 years ago
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Holy shit praise based Vidinho I just saw that actor in Texas Rising!


Dan Wood - over 2 years ago
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Pyewma Man


Khan of Shakka - almost 3 years ago
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Odd that the Father of the Universe, at the time Stonehedge was doing a brisk business, had to build and then outfit a flying orb to get to and from appearances. And seriously, what sense would the word Pumaman make to a Druid? "Did he just say a poopy man is going to lead us? Blasphemy!"


Jesse Infinity - almost 3 years ago
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An egg! Oh no... that's Donald Pleasence


Fancy Pantserton - almost 3 years ago
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I also hate it how Aztecs force themselves into your apartment, and make you try on belts.


Travis Larson - almost 5 years ago
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That lead villain. As soon as I saw him I thought "You're the Duke of New York, you're A number one." That *is* him isn't it?


Fredrick Stafford - over 4 years ago
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Then 8 months later a “little Puma Man” is born and he looks just like the Donald Pleasence guy. Big Puma Man, clueless sap, never notices…


Kelly Slane - about 4 years ago
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Poor Donald Pleasance... I always feel for the genuine actors stuck in these cheese balls; Raul Julia, Jeremy Brett, hell even Peter Graves, Beverly Garland and Lee Van Cleef!


Daniel Hynds - almost 4 years ago
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Happy Birthday to Walter George Alton. To celebrate, I'm a-watching you fly like a moron!


Dood - over 3 years ago
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Tony does ABSOLUTELY NOTHING in his role of hero of this film. The only thing he does is pretend to be dead, which by definition, requires no action whatsoever. How many movies could write the title character out entirely and end up being a tighter film?


Rose Redd - about 3 years ago
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So.
Puma Man.
Condor Man.
Match made in heaven?


Caleb J Fountain - about 3 years ago
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Tom turning the theme into a pseudo gloria in excelsis deo was pretty special


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It's PUMA MAN or should that be WEENIE MAN.


Ethan Gilbert - about 3 years ago
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What an incredibly awful pile of crap.


Rufus T. Firefly - almost 4 years ago
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Anybody else feel like the Puma Man "heroic theme music" would be better suited to a video game about Princess Peach collecting flowers on a bright summer's day?


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I was starting to watch this one when all of a sudden the screen turned black and it claimed "not to be available in your country." Now both links don't work. Hmm.


Stephen A Nathe - over 3 years ago
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how have i not commented on this craptastic piece of cinematic splendor??


James Krummel - about 4 years ago
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Oh man, this is definitely going in my top ten list. One of my faves for sure. And, once again, Servo nails the top riff with "Sam Elliot is Ted Turner in 'The Gregory Peck Story'." Definitely worth every vote it gets.


Ashley Pavelka - over 3 years ago
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Stelio! Stelio Kontos!


Phil Carstens - over 4 years ago
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I can't believe there wasn't a Puma Man II.


Just Johnny Baca - over 3 years ago
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Puma Man graduated magna cum laude from the Ralph Hinkley School of Flight and Gravity Manipulation.


Daniel Wood - about 4 years ago
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The pyewmaman


Marshall West Corbett - over 3 years ago
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"It's the arch-angel Dwayne" priceless


Buongiorno, Movie Fans!
Any Which Way Aileen Smithee Can - almost 4 years ago
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A glance at YouTube reveals that the original, unriffed Puma Man has exactly 21,914 views as of today. Just thought I'd inform you all. (Though I wish they could accurately report how many fervent film buffs made it all the way to the end without needing to call a therapist.) And now I'm off to do some high-altitude baking. [dons high-heeled boots] Ciao, MSTies!


Big McLargehuge - almost 5 years ago
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Maybe it's just me, and I think this every time I watch this episode, but I think Pearl looks extremely cute in her ball gown and powered wig...even with that migrating mole.


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So the Aztec guy just threw people out windows until he found the pyuma man?


Aaron Mathews - almost 4 years ago
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"use your imagination, it's ROGER WHITAKER!"


robbin505.4.u@gmail.com - over 4 years ago
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What is the golden mask for? It seems to be only useful for controlling people so why would you put it in the Andes Mountains? Is Puma Man supposed to protect it until the aliens return to enslave the human race with it?


robbin505.4.u@gmail.com - over 4 years ago
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Who exactly was it that killed the four Americans at the beginning of the movie? It sort of implies that it was Donald Pleasance but the first thing the Aztec Guy does is throw someone out the window.


Andy Jones - over 5 years ago
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Jesus Christ on a Unicycle... Her whole face is her mouth. There's nothing else there - just one huge mouth.


Rhys Patterson - about 4 years ago
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I see this movie and wonder what kind of powers do liberace's OTHER belts grant?


Kelly Slane - over 5 years ago
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I'm not sure if I've ever seen a blonder woman... She must've strained her brain cell for this role...


Bruce Box-Liker - about 5 years ago
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The movie just glosses over the fact that the Aztec guy not only engages in more heroics than the hero, but also partakes in more successful murders than the villains.


Michael S - over 4 years ago
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25:40... They are attacked and he leaves the girl behind... what a hero!


Brian Fry - over 4 years ago
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oh wow! It's the oversized cowboy hat from the bbq skit in The Starfighters episode!


Michael S - over 4 years ago
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Well then the gods fulfill their plan to roast a man in a helicopter!


Ryan Kaczmarski - over 4 years ago
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PEEEEEW-MA MAAAAAAHN!!!


Bryce Journey - over 4 years ago
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My all-time favorite MST3K!


Mike Carmona - over 4 years ago
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I'm surprised Puma Man didn't give in to his feline roots and end up playing with the fly, blowing his cover and saving us the "climactic final battle."


Colleen Swiggum - over 4 years ago
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lmao, am i the only one who thought when the evil henchdummies found him "pumaman, it's what's for dinner, at the roadkill cafe"


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Yeah....he really DOES fly like an idiot. As the computerized woman so succinctly asked in the Atari Jaguar game Cybermorph,
"Where did you learn to fly? Where did you learn to fly? Where did you learn to fly? Where did you learn to fly?...." etc.


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I wish I could remember who described this movie as the "ultimate MST3K turkey shoot." Seriously, I'm guessing that several hundred (or thousand) additional riffs had to be left out of the final cut because there just wasn't enough room.


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00:26:10 - Oh, c'mon! I can't be the only fan of a certain age who thinks "Pablo Cruise" every time she hears this.

(helpful link)


Dakota Hyde - over 4 years ago
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Anyone find it ironic that Pumaman flips jaguars? xD


Htom Sirveaux - over 4 years ago
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I just realized it was Crow and Tom who sent Roger Whittaker to Pearl's ball.


Sage Harpuia - about 5 years ago
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I can't decide if he's better or worse than Aquaman...


Alex Stefanic - over 5 years ago
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I love how Pearl's mole changes places in each shot.


Mike Lessard - over 4 years ago
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My theory is that pumas CAN fly, it's just that they look so ridiculous that they have blocked it out


Andy Jones - over 5 years ago
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Dinosaurs became extinct because they forgot how to love each other? He may as well have said 'Let us sex now'.


Gal Dagon - over 5 years ago
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My favourite thing about this movie is that on paper, Pumaman's powers are pretty damn awesome. And somehow they managed to make him seem less effective than your average Joe.


Aaron Kuehmichel - almost 5 years ago
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Okay, I do not get the 'Kuwatamundi Man' skit (or however that's spelled). What am I missing? What does 'Kuwatamundi' (or however that's spelled) mean?


Stereo Catz - almost 5 years ago
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I just saw Rifftrax do a great Puma man reference in the movie “The Bermuda Triangle” when Aztec guy makes a cameo.


Matthew Baskerville - about 5 years ago
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The way Puma man flies reminds me of Grover for some reason... part of it is the outfit.


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Just taking a moment out here from trying to figure out why MacTubes wouldn't download one of these Experiments from YouTube -- but would download other stuff

Now I can see why Puma Man got all those laughs. Started slow, but, man does it pick up, especially after the first time Puma Man flies. Oh, for cripes' sake, are they kidding? It's like they don't even care. Puma Man isn't even aimed properly, let alone gracefully. Oh, and that costume. What the hell kind of superhero wears a costume that looks like he bought it at a theatrical shop. He's got to be the dorkiest superhero ever. Even when he's Puma Man, he still talks like a dorky, whiny paleontologist. Oh, and that music -- that cheesy music that totally screams '70s TV Movie. This one's definitely a keeper.

"Liberace with Dockers!" --Mike Nelson.


Bradley Bird - almost 5 years ago
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I love how Cambot got invited to the ball, but decided to hang out with Mike and the Other Bots. Good guy Cambot, good guy.


Slicedgeek - over 5 years ago
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"Starring the Gambino Family and some English guy"