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908 - The Touch of Satan



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Robert the cat, with Andrew the dog
Michael Wallen - 15 days ago
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After the opening scene with the farmer getting murdered, this should have been a buddy movie about how Robert was staking the barn out and he enlists his Scully-esque BFF Andrew to help investigate the Satanic murders.


Marya Tracer - 27 days ago
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So it's 1971 and, on a road trip from Austin to San Francisco, Jody stops in a small town where people burned witches in the 1870s? How does that work? Did these yokels learn about witch burning in Europe CENTURIES ago in their little red schoolhouse and decide "That's a darn good idea"?


Stefan - about 5 years ago
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This is my all time favorite episode! So funny! Plus I live in the town where they filmed this piece of crap movie in the 70's. I recognize a lot of the scenery.


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For some reason this movie decided to put a lot of its plot reveals in the pre-credit sequence.


S.A. Nathe - 6 months ago
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hmmm....I wonder if Mike got "Bitter Wassail Face"?


S.A. Nathe - 6 months ago
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2nd alltime fave episode


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LOVE Crow's freaking out at the screw up in the film at the end!


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You know, as much as I love this episode, I'm pretty sure the movie's plot couldn't move slower if it tried. It might be watchable on its own at 2x speed, but even then I feel the pauses between lines of dialogue would get tedious.


Edmund Wolfe - over 1 year ago
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Y'know, despite the riff or two they make about it, I never quite picked up on something until recently... They live on a walnut ranch... and as such you can justify not seeing any animals on the place. But then why do they have so much hay around the place? I mean I guess they might farm hey on the side, but they never mention it. Anyone else think they just needed them to do something farm-y and moving hay was all they could think of?


Don't spook the Walmarts...err Walnuts ....
Mega Rat2000 - 10 months ago
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Is it just me or does Melisssa ,scene where putting groceries in trunk, looks like Riff Raff from Rocky Horror, with that widows peek ???


anttet - 11 months ago
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"You're pretty, you know that?" ..... "In a floppy...Rhoda sort of way" Anybody who remembers the sitcom Rhoda has got to fall out laughing on that one.


Jeffrey Jones - over 1 year ago
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Really one of my all time faves. The slow, almost non-existent dialog makes for great riffing. Just caught caught the "BOOZE" reference from "Spider Invasion." Love this one.


Wakka-Chikka-Wakka-Chikka-WakkaChikkaWakkaChikka
Phil Anderson - 12 months ago
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Tom Servo does his funniest "wakka-chikka-ing" ever in this movie?


Bill Cooling - about 1 year ago
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(finds Vermont on the map) "This is where Phish live"


Darin Ricks - over 1 year ago
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I would say that Crow's comment about a "hip Satan who solves crimes" is prophetic, considering Fox's recent Lucifer series; but I suppose it more likely proves that network TV just steals its ideas for new shows by watching old TV.


Funky The Monkey - over 1 year ago
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That movie was one long bad touch...on the shoulder. And no bark!

So that's where the fish live. But were they always living there? Geez I can smoke with this woman. XD


Tiffany Delahunt - over 1 year ago
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"I like the left side of the bed, if that's okay with you." LOL MY FAVORITE THING IN MST3K HISTORY. RIght up there with pinksuit boy on Time Chasers saying "I'll just walk back to the future" and "We could send Bob Saget to meet Charlemagne!"


Jillian Hadley - over 4 years ago
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Laugh if you understood "Melissa 'Two-sheds'".


Jennifer Brodsgaard - almost 2 years ago
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i gave this one a laugh just cause of the line "this is where the fish live"!


Frankie DeMario - over 5 years ago
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@47:10 Tom Servo's hay fever....I about lost it!! XD


Hazel Davis - almost 2 years ago
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I keep reading the title as The Touch of Stan. I'm not sure if that's more or less scary.


Bradman - almost 2 years ago
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That movie was so slow we almost fell asleep before grandma killed another person. Very bad (in a slow bad kind of way).


SirenR - almost 2 years ago
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So lol okay on IMDB it says that the actress picked to play Lucinda (younger) was picked for her resemblance to Embey...they dont look anything alike!


Snuffy Wuffykiss - almost 2 years ago
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So the Antagonists in the movie are the mob of superstitious townsfolk and the good guy is the kind and merciful Satan who answers prayers for help. What a strange twist.


Jenica Burgos - almost 4 years ago
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So if Melissa is, like, 120 years old and her dad in the witch scene is not Luther the sweaty walnut rancher, who the hell are Luther and Molly? Melissa's grandkids?


Sage Harpuia - over 4 years ago
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Mormo
In Greek mythology, Mormo (Greek: Μορμώ, Μορμών, Mormō) was a spirit who bit bad children, said to have been a companion of the goddess Hecate. The name was also used to signify a female vampire-like creature in stories told to Greek children by their nurses to keep them from misbehaving. This reference is primarily found in some of the plays of Aristophanes.[1][2] He is also referenced in The Alexiad, which goes to show that Mormo was still taught to children during Byzantine times.
orgo
Gorgo may refer to:

Another name for the Gorgon
Gorgo (film), a 1961 movie, or its protagonist, the fictional giant monster Gorgo
Gorgo, Queen of Sparta, 5th-century B.C. Queen of Sparta, daughter of Cleomenes and wife of Leonidas I
681 Gorgo, an asteroid
Gorgo, a former brush-footed butterfly genus now included in Erebia.

So, not really names for the Devil. More associated with
Hecate
Hecate or Hekate (ancient Greek Ἑκάτη, Hekátē, pronounced /ˈhɛkətiː/ or /ˈhɛkət/[1] in English) is a chthonic Greco-Roman goddess associated with magic and crossroads.
Just in case you were curious.


Stephen A Nathe - over 2 years ago
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in Curse of Bigfoot, one of the Rifftrax crews riffed movies, there's a Melissa Two-Shed Strickland throwback riff


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Is anybody else really turned on by Beez McKeever in this episode? Good God, what does that say about me??


Dick Grayson - almost 2 years ago
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I've always thought it's hilarious that she uses the fact that she knows the mob sang Amazing Grace as proof of his dream, instead of, y'know, the fact that she knew about his dream in the first place. And he's still not convinced.


SaturnHex - about 2 years ago
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Man, this one is so underrated on the laugh votes.


Stereo Catz - about 2 years ago
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Has anybody here actually read "The Horror at Red Hook"?


Curtis Awful - over 2 years ago
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This is a great one. Softens hands while you do the dishes.


Ray Garraty - about 4 years ago
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With the long driving scene over the opening credits, I had this fear he was going to turn left into Valley Lodge.


Moe Katz - about 4 years ago
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Actually not a bad story. Could be a good movie if it wasn't for the bad acting, bad dialog, poor production values, and glacial pace.


Teri Gee - about 4 years ago
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Okay, so what I don't get about this movie: the whole point of the end is that the "hero" is going to free the girl from her pact with Satan so that he doesn't have any power over her anymore. He does that and she gets old and starts to die. Who was surprised that Satan tricked her? ...and then, he turns around and binds them BOTH to Satan so that she doesn't die. WHAT WAS THE POINT OF FREEING HER, THEN?

...or did I miss something?


Devil drives a maverick
Rosebud - about 3 years ago
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This movie always confused me, because the opening riffs during the extended title sequence imply that the guy in the car is the devil. So then I got all confused about which one was in fact beezlebob.


Last of the Wild Ponies - over 2 years ago
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Oddly enough, my favorite part of this whole episode is the fact that Brian Brain Brain Guy Observer has a Cookie Monster.


Alex Stefanic - over 5 years ago
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"Hey, I've got an idea! Let's make dialogue as awkward and stilted as possible!"


Micah Philson - over 2 years ago
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It took me forever, but I realized 20 minutes in that I've seen this one before and it's actually one of my favorites! So glad I watched.


Ken Morley - almost 3 years ago
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Question for our audience members!?in the scene by the pond , when the main girl introduced mike riffs " im not going back jim"! is that from a star trek episode?


Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago
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Holy crap! Servo actually pronounced pecan properly! He’s the first non-southerner I’ve heard do that.


Jane Sproul - almost 3 years ago
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Their horror when the credits briefly run backward will never not be funny to me.


Serv0 - almost 3 years ago
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An underrated episode imo. I always get a good laugh out of this!


mst3klover$@) - about 3 years ago
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This movie besides being lame is completely not believable. No guy would accept the devil for seconds! wtf?


Liam Humel - almost 3 years ago
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Anyone else in the mood right now for CARNATION'S ICE CREAM!


Charles Haslett - about 3 years ago
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"I sure hope he said peanuts" hahaha Great episode!


The humanity - about 3 years ago
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Definitely a darker tone to the films selected in the later Mike years when they started riffing more horror films, and became less of an all-ages program, which I think you could say about the Joel years for the most part.


Ken Morley - about 3 years ago
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This has to be one of my favorites! "When sore throat pain strikes"!


Bees On Pie - about 3 years ago
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Mike's awful sandals


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She's 127 and he is ok with it. Wow talk about your may december romance.


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Now kindly show me on this doll where Satan touched you?


The humanity - about 3 years ago
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This one is painful, like a long, drawn-out, poorly-acted episode of 'Tales from the dark side'.


MSTeacher3K - over 3 years ago
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A bit of trivia: the woman who plays Lucinda in this movie, Jeanne Gerson, plays Marka the old cook in "The Bride and the Beast", which is a newly released title over at Rifftrax.


Gal Dagon - over 5 years ago
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Beth is hot, if you don't mind me saying so. I'm surprised it took them this long to put her on screen.


Stephen A Nathe - over 3 years ago
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the gas station scene is probably the best....and the whole movie is a true "Gem"....


Ajax (what's my name?) - over 4 years ago
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I'm still waiting for the soda companies to make Wassal and Neck Juice.


Jessica Martin - over 3 years ago
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I love this episode!


Stephen A Nathe - over 3 years ago
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ZAAH!!!


Stephen A Nathe - over 3 years ago
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one of my top 5 eps....and a GREAT Servo episode to boot!
Stay Here!!! Stop it!!


Duckbombz - over 3 years ago
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This is one of my all-time favorite episodes! And this is where the fish lives.


Ted Chase - almost 4 years ago
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That guy fell in love pretty damn fast (and most of that time was pauses...)


Fredrick Stafford - over 4 years ago
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Ha, ha, ha, well, now that we have all had a good long laugh at the expense of walnut farmers, The Walnut Growers Association would like to remind you that the characters and events depicted in this film were fictional and do not represent the vast majority of walnut growers. Only a small percentage of walnut farms, perhaps 15%-25%, 40% tops, have young daughters who are in fact 120 year old satanic witches with a brunt to a crisp but still living sister witch who indiscriminately pitchfork’s to death innocent townsfolk. You simply cannot condemn the hard working walnut grower’s community as a whole for the actions of a few bad nuts (ha, ha, ha). Thank you for your attention and remember to keep buying and eating walnuts, The Dark One commands it!


Phil Carstens - about 5 years ago
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The weird thing is that she says "This is where the fish lives", not "This is where the fish live". So she's implying that a single, lone fish lives in that pond, and she's familiar with it.


Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago
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A Wassail is a celebratory toast.


Jenn T. Robot - almost 4 years ago
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The walnut jokes are the best!
Don't spook the walnuts.


Mike Carmona - over 4 years ago
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Great, now I'm suddenly hungry for CARNATION ICE CREAM!


Childe Harold - over 5 years ago
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Is that the back brace guy from Giant Spider Invasion at the witch burning???


David McKinley - about 4 years ago
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At 53:25 Jodie throws up chicken, corn, green peppers, chili.....*sigh* onions.


K.T. Robot - over 4 years ago
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After watching and laughing my butt off over 15 times I finally caught the Ann Heche reference! What a hoot!


Katherine Avant - over 4 years ago
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I really enjoy the Edie Sedgwick reference


Adam Neubauer - over 4 years ago
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Grandma Servo, fills me with great joy. Just about as much as when Crow is Jack Elam.


Big McLargehuge - over 4 years ago
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It's like this whole movie has been washed with bleach!


John Curtis - about 5 years ago
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This serves as a surprisingly functional and coherent movie. Not a GOOD movie, mind you. But this and The Leech Woman are probably the best I've seen from an "actual, functional movie" standpoint.


starman 76 - over 4 years ago
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huh. did a plucked turkey in a wig just talk to me?


starman 76 - over 4 years ago
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wait for the score's syrupy bass note at 26:24, Servo whips toward Mike, startled


Alyssa Who Will Not Be Named - over 4 years ago
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The million references to farm activities in which walnuts take the place of livestock..'calving a walnut'...'those walnuts are TEARING through the hay!'...I pee myself. it's almost enough for a drinking game. I actually saw this once before I saw the MST3K version.


Scott A. Taylor - over 4 years ago
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Ugh! .. stupid ass movie! I just can't finish it .. I tried .. man I kept hoping Satan would come out here and kick everyones ass .. and then kill the film crew but sadly nothin' doing!. NEXT!


Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago
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Grandma Servo is one of my favorite segments ever! Haven't seen this in years but the moment Mike started getting poked with a little pitchfork it all came flooding back.


Fancy Pantserton - over 4 years ago
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♫The touch♫the feel♫of Satan!♫
♫The archfiend of our liiives♫


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Fun Fact: It's actually possible to make walnut liquor. In Italy, it's called Nocino and in France it's called Vin de Noix. I just felt like sharing that. If anyone decides to invent the "Touch of Satan" cocktail, I guess one of these could be your base. L'Chaim! :D


Scooter Atreides - almost 5 years ago
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So that's Prop Diva Beez McKeever, huh?

um....


Scooter Atreides - almost 5 years ago
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How can a movie about witchcraft and Satanism and cold blooded murder be so incredibly DULL?

The episode is funny, granted--but the film is like getting sold insurance at church :P


Rowsdower Jr. Sr. - about 5 years ago
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Gotta love Tom's grandma. Nuff said.


Jason Edwards - about 5 years ago
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Embey Melley? That's not a name that's a bad scrable hand!


RevJoan - about 5 years ago
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...and I'm 'Cow'.