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906 - The Space Children



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Crouching_Penn_Hidden_Teller - about 2 months ago

"I bet it's a real cave!"
as opposed to a fake cave?


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Styletron - about 2 months ago

A vimeo episode with semi-reasonable quality? Blow me down.


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Htom "Bowlhead" Sirveaux - about 2 months ago

Uncle Baldo....ahhh...such a great friend to all kids, I loved his Saturday Morning TV show


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Htom "Bowlhead" Sirveaux - about 2 months ago

I love the Jackie Coogan fashion designs.....especially Mike and Servo's horrified reactions


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Htom "Bowlhead" Sirveaux - about 2 months ago

...At the Annie Sprinkles Show!!


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Htom "Bowlhead" Sirveaux - about 2 months ago

so...(in short)...a rotary phone, or touchtone phone, can basically do what a smartphone still can't do?? turn on sprinklers? turn on AC? seriously?? Did all the stupid apps like Angry Birds, Snapchat, and Tinder take all the focus away from being able to control my life from dialing a freaking number on a touchtone phone in the 1950's??? wtf!?


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Htom "Bowlhead" Sirveaux - about 2 months ago

in short: so...instead of the chicken of tomorrow, which I assume they roasted--the PIGEON of tomorrow is learning BASIC and will be leading the revolution....? so...PIGEONATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY is nigh?


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Htom "Bowlhead" Sirveaux - about 2 months ago

Love the short, and one of the best movies riffed--just proof as to how crappy movies were...well...CRAPPY, especially in the 50's...


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EA Gorman - 2 months ago

I just noticed Anne The Cranky Mom's outfit. A mid-length skirt and heels that she wore in the car, while her husband drove 500 miles?! I know it was the mid-1950s but really?! Was the wardrobe department nuts? You don't travel in those clothes. Were capri-length pants and tennis shoes too risque?


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Funky The Monkey - 4 months ago

I was there at the Space Needle and at that science center back in the 90s. Much different then. I'd be careful eating there however. *runt*


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Teri Gee - 7 months ago

I was just reading about Michel Ray (The mighty Bud), and he's a very impressive person. He started acting at age 10, and he had the role of Faraj in Lawrence of Arabia, and then decided that he wanted an education instead of being an actor. He went to college and today, he's married to a childhood friend and together they're the major owners of Heineken (his wife's father was the founder). Apparently, he's one of the richest men in the world.


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Thrillhoser - 9 months ago

Uncle Fester, the kid from the Rifleman and a drunken Professor!
Shades of my childhood.


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leecrystal1 - 11 months ago

Why does the 21 century seem so OLD???


BEST EVER!
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Joel Adam - about 1 year ago

ONE OF THE BEST EPISODES! EVER!


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Calum Sanderson - about 1 year ago

Is there actually a plot to this movie? It's just random people talking, what the actual


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Funky The Monkey - about 1 year ago

Servo sleeps with a nuclear bomb under his bed? Don't watch this one often enough. I think Servo has some real badass mad points for that. Like forming a town around an active nuclear warhead and calling it Magaton in Fallout 3. But so what. I sleep on one all the time. No big deal. XD


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EAG46 - about 1 year ago

Watching this again, I think Raymond Bailey (Dr. Womanly/the bald guy/future Mr. Drysdale) put in a good acting performance. He showed compassion, authority, concern...and managed to keep some share of dignity.


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Snuffy Wuffykiss - over 1 year ago

Amazing. Push Button Phones... Now I've seen everything.


Vimeo Issue
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MST Zilla - over 1 year ago

I put in a link to the episode from vimeo and it came out 107. Club MST3K, Please Fix This Issue!


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Joe Comer - almost 2 years ago

C'mon now!! Not even a MST3K episode!! Another "glitch" perhaps!!!


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Hawthorne Rollings - almost 2 years ago

What does the riff "Hi Mia." mean when the guy is walking alone on the beach?


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Stereo Catz - almost 2 years ago

Ah go ahead and touch. Being Japanese she can't afford to have a sense of personal space.


Separation of Church & Hollywood
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Donald Petkus - almost 2 years ago

the use of Biblical quotations to lend gravitas to movies annoys me.


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Curtis Awful - about 2 years ago

What in the hell is that alien supposed to be? Like a growing, glowing, burnt marshmallow from space? For some reason that thing weirds me out and I have this weird desire to taste it...barf


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does anyone know if they ever actually made the phone inventions for wide spread use?


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Jane Sproul - about 2 years ago

Holy crap, it's back! :D


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Mitchell - over 2 years ago

Fix The Links ! ! ! Especially if you make it a Watch It Together Episode!


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Lewis Nitzberg STINKS! - over 2 years ago

That wife really needs to get laid or something, she's the most depressed character in any movie I've ever seen!
And Eadie's fake 'cute' smile... Jesus that's scarier than any monster shown on MST3K!


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Lewis Nitzberg STINKS! - over 2 years ago

Boy, the people of the future sure were excited about the future!
Boy, the people of the future sure do look exactly like the people of the past!
Boy, the people of the future sure are white!
Boy is this short ever *STUPID!!*


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Thankfully I didnt have a mouthful of tea when during the short they said "oh you know youre gay". I could have ruined my keyboard.


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Wasn't the alien so lucky to have found a bunch of sociopathic children to do his bidding.


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Teri Gee - almost 3 years ago

I love that Brain Guy still has his hood and cape, even when he's wearing a lab coat.


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Holy Crap the conference call thing -- TOO hILaRiOuS. This certainly could have been a gag they did in Office Space. Office workers understand... omg. HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MST still relevant 25+ years later...and counting!


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Vanir - almost 3 years ago

Oi, the main link is broken. Get the bots to fix it!


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Stephen A Nathe - almost 3 years ago

mine's bacon...!!
mine's horseradish!


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Kyle Butler - about 3 years ago

The wife immediately earns my hatred and lack of respect in record time. Reminds me of my ex, she could find a way to complain about having to breathe other peoples air and share pool water when it was her idea to go swimming. People like her are the reason man invented booze.


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Kyle Butler - about 3 years ago

The short forgot to mention how modern communications will make it possible to pretend to be using your "portable phone" in public to avoid human interaction and even become so involved in your "portable phone" at home that you will forget you even have a family and they will forget all about you! ahhh...the wonders of technology...will they ever cease to amaze.


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happyking - about 3 years ago

So, if the blob has telekinetic powers and is omniscient, why does it need the children? Whatever they did to the rocket, couldn't it have just done it itself and saved the parents a lot of worry? "Put a jacket on if your going to take over the world!" I entertained the idea that the children are conduits for the blob's power but then, there's that scene where the blob interrupts the phone lines and no child is present! That's it, now I need to go repeat something to myself.


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Childe Harold - about 3 years ago

The mom and the oldest son look like they could be related IRL


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Clyde Rysdale - over 3 years ago

Only 81 laughs...Far too low a number for a such a great episode.


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Gigantor! - over 3 years ago

I'm sure everyone has heard, but I'll leave this here anyway; I hope it doesn't read too much like a press release. RIP Russell Johnson, who, while playing a drunken lout of a stepfather in "The Space Children," was everyone's favorite Professor on "Gilligan's Island," and a dedicated charcter actor in dozens of other roles (just under two-hundred, in fact), especially in sci-fi and Western genres. By all accounts a good man and decent human being, who lived long enough to see the joy he brought to millions, he will be greatly missed.


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Stephen A Nathe - over 3 years ago

short works, video not youtube format....


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Just Johnny Baca - over 3 years ago

Man, that's the longest peanut butter commercial I've ever seen.


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Teri Gee - over 3 years ago

I'll admit it. I kind of like this movie. Yes, the soundtrack is pointless, and there's some weak acting, but the plot of it is kind of cool. Children controlled by a supposedly benevolent, omnipotent power...but a power which is willing to cause injury in order to achieve its goals. Kind of reminds me of the unnamed powers in 2001, 2010, and 2061 (the books).


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Mike Carmona - almost 4 years ago

Farciot Edouart...the name of the gods!


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James Krummel - almost 4 years ago

You know, it's the little things that get my love from this episode. Servo's noises he makes during the short including the spit and splat when they're on the Space Needle. Also the way he just happily bounces along to the music. Then Crow's sudden biting remarks. Definitely Corbett at the top of his game.


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cire992 - almost 4 years ago

How long do you think you could last if you were stranded on an island with the wife in this movie. Shade under the palms, plenty of coconuts, and sand. So much sand.


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Bruce Box-Liker - almost 4 years ago

"We got it. We walked and got it."

Are you sure that was it, kid? Are you sure you didn't respire, look, age, itch, weigh something, and THEN walk and get it?


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Kiri T. Unicorn - almost 4 years ago

Anyone else have love for the Space Needle?

It's 50 years old, but it still looks like THE FUTURE!


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Kiri T. Unicorn - almost 4 years ago

05:31- Tom: "What a narrow, dangerous freeway!"

It's nothing, compared to the Alaskan Way Viaduct.


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Tom Nathe - almost 4 years ago

Geez and to think I went to the Seattle World's Fair as a kid.


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Charles Todd Helton Architect - about 4 years ago

Hey, the mom in this movie is the wife in The Screaming Skull!


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Fredrick Stafford - about 4 years ago

Oh intolerable cruelty, you movie! Uncle Fester without pants, Mr. Drysdale without his toupee, The Professor as drunken child abuser; how many of my after school Snack-Pack pudding eating 60’s sitcom re-run TV watching happy memories of youth must you pervert?!


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RevJoan - about 4 years ago

This particular download is fantastic-
the sound quality is awesome-
it's like being in the theater with them


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Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago

Wow, the mom in this movie has an Anakin-ian level hated of sand.


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Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago

In this episode: Pearl brags about here space program to a man who’s actually been to the edge of the universe and has once advanced beyond his corporeal existence.


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Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago

It’s fun to see absurdly primitive technology showcased as if it were the greatest thing ever.


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Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago

9:30 What they don’t tell you is that the only reason pigeons were trained to do that was so they could pilot early pigeon based guided missiles. That’s sounds like a joke, but it isn’t.


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Big McLargehuge - over 4 years ago

I wish Pearl would've worn that lab coat and glasses more often.


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Ajax (what's my name?) - over 4 years ago

The link dosen't go anywhere...


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Alex Stefanic - over 4 years ago

So why does a sentient ball of goo from beyond the stars care if we blow ourselves up?


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Scott Davis - over 4 years ago

Crow is in high form on this episode!


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Bruce Box-Liker - over 4 years ago

How does it pass that the wife is griping on and on about starting a weird new life on the coastline, and then she reveals that she's homesick for San Francisco?


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Robert Ferguson - almost 5 years ago

Then you can go off with your DRINKING & PILL POPPING !! Yup, ....IT GET'S WORSE, (or better depending on your disposition) Crow is BRUTAL.


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Gal Dagon - almost 5 years ago

One of Crow's greatest moments.


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Mike T. Servo - about 5 years ago

Anyone notice that "Overlord Bud's" mom is Eric's new wife/victim from The Screaming Skull episode?


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Jason T. Murphy - about 5 years ago

All Hail Grand Overlord Bud!