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Title: Best MST3K?
Post by: ScottotD on September 01, 2006, 08:56:55 PM
Let the mindless bickering begin.

My vote goes to the movie, This Island Earth.
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: Tarantulas on September 01, 2006, 09:01:54 PM
There are so many highlights, its hard to narrow it down.

I would say for CC era, Season 3 is classic Joel.

Season 7 and on are strong for Mike.

I really like the Scifi era best, but forced to choose, I'd say that my favorite Joel episode is "Mitchel" and my favorite Mike episode is "Space Mutiny".

Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: starfighter on September 01, 2006, 10:17:55 PM
  There's so many, I would pick a different episode 5 times a week, but at this minute I choose "Manos" as my favorite Joel and going out on a limb to choose "Last of the Wild Horses" as my favorite Mike.  The Mirror Universe always works and Trace (as Forrester) and Frank in the theater was a great switch.
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: Rube_Maroon on September 01, 2006, 10:19:50 PM
This Island Earth.

"Pull up, Tink!" is my personal favorite riff of all time, bar none.
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: trickfred on September 01, 2006, 10:40:03 PM
This Island Earth.

"Pull up, Tink!" is my personal favorite riff of all time, bar none.

I agree, the movie was the best, hands down.

"Suddeny, I have a refreshing mint flavour!"

"Those decals are really hard to put on!"

"Ah, the script has arrived!"

Nearly wet myself over those ones! XD
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: Rube_Maroon on September 01, 2006, 10:43:03 PM

I agree, the movie was the best, hands down.


"And if your hands were metal, that would mean something."
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: trickfred on September 01, 2006, 10:45:57 PM

I agree, the movie was the best, hands down.


"And if your hands were metal, that would mean something."

Forgot about that one.

Guess it's time to watch it again... :D
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: Variety of Cells on September 02, 2006, 01:04:01 AM
The Peuma Man is my personal favorite.  People falling at angles gets me every time.  And sorry, but I can't even begin to list all of my favorite riffs. 
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: mrbasehart on September 02, 2006, 11:19:48 AM
That's tough.  I have only seen about half of all the MST3k episodes, but I love so many of them.  Manos, Red Zone Cuba, Mitchell...  I have a strong attachment to the Sci-Fi seasons though, so...Time Chasers.  Maybe.   ;)
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: RandyMistie on September 02, 2006, 04:52:47 PM
There are so many highlights, its hard to narrow it down.

I would say for CC era, Season 3 is classic Joel.

Season 7 and on are strong for Mike.

I really like the Scifi era best, but forced to choose, I'd say that my favorite Joel episode is "Mitchel" and my favorite Mike episode is "Space Mutiny".



Total agreement from Mind Freak.  (That's a little inside joke between Tarantulas and me)
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: Bob on September 02, 2006, 07:08:04 PM
The Peuma Man is my personal favorite.  People falling at angles gets me every time.  And sorry, but I can't even begin to list all of my favorite riffs. 

"....when you want, the flavor of bacon....

That has become a catch phrase at work.
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: Tarantulas on September 02, 2006, 07:44:08 PM
Puma-man.. he flys like a moooor-on!

(http://www.notheater.org/favicon/puma.gif)
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: kiddax on September 02, 2006, 08:41:18 PM
The best episode of all time has to be episode 612 - Starfighters...first crow trying to get onto the "information super highway" on his standard multimedia package is fricken classic! Then the extremely hilarious Cowboy Mike's Red Hot Rich-o-chet BBQ Sauce!!!....It's EXTRA BOLD!!! Not recommended for human consumption! Ofcourse the feature, who doesnt love a bad airforce flick being made fun of...This has never happened to me before...over. - I could go on and on...I watch that episode all the time...soooo funny...
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: MoralThreat on September 03, 2006, 12:12:45 AM
Favorite Joel has to be Pod People.  Crow talking like the elephant man is priceless.  And the "Idiots in Control" now skit was great.  Hell all three skits were great. 

Favorite Mike is Time Chasers.  Just because they were on that movie like a pack of dogs on a three legged cat.  Crow refusing to believe the mullet, dinner roll chin guy was the hero and then Crow goes back in time to warn Mike and changes the present so Mike's older, meaner brother Eddie is now on the Sol was genius. 
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: Tom Servo on September 03, 2006, 05:20:18 PM
My favorite Joel episode is Monster A-Go-Go and I don't really know what my favorite Mike episode is.
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: zyphryn on September 03, 2006, 07:05:16 PM
Geez, what about "Angel's Revenge"????   Where oh where is "Angel's Revenge"???? (Oh here it is-- I had to post it!)
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: Bob Evil on September 04, 2006, 12:47:52 AM
Time Chasers or Jack Frost.
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: Skiptastic on September 04, 2006, 04:59:32 PM
Pod People and Mighty Jack for Joel.

Werewolf for Mike.

Those are my favorites. Best is probably Godzilla vs. Megalon or Pod People. They both had great riffing with awesome host segments.

Winner: Pod People.
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: mrbakasan on September 04, 2006, 05:10:03 PM
The Final Sacrifice for me.
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 04, 2006, 07:12:17 PM
Have you guys seen Radar Secret Service?!

That one is brilliant!

I just got a copy of the movie and Jack Frost (which someone else mentioned) So maybe my opinion will be changed soon!
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: Xenon on September 04, 2006, 07:32:35 PM
Favourite Joel Episodes: Pod People, Eegah
Favourite Mike Episodes (Comedy Central): Santa Claus, Zombie Nightmare
Favourite Mike Episodes (Sci-Fi Channel): Space Mutiny, The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living And Became Mixed-Up Zombies
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: Crow T. Robot on September 04, 2006, 09:28:10 PM
That's tough.  I have only seen about half of all the MST3k episodes, but I love so many of them.  Manos, Red Zone Cuba, Mitchell...  I have a strong attachment to the Sci-Fi seasons though, so...Time Chasers.  Maybe.   ;)

Whenever I see a SCI Fi episode I've never seen I feel happy because it seems guaranteed that I will laugh.  Gotta say it.  To me the CC era is hit-or-miss at times.
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: Tarantulas on September 05, 2006, 06:23:31 AM
ahh the classic CC vs. Scifi argument.

My money is on Scifi for general consistency.
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: Skiptastic on September 05, 2006, 08:47:11 AM
My money is on more people liking Sci Fi over CC.

As far as what's better, depends. Season 3 is the best season by far, in my opinion, so I'd go with CC just because of that. But the Sci Fi era has great periods, like the second half of Season 8, middle of Season 9.
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: Tarantulas on September 05, 2006, 09:32:58 AM
I think the main reason that people like the CC era is the strength of the host segments. 

But SciFi host segments aren't bad, I quite enjoy their non sequitur-ness.
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: MrCyNic on September 05, 2006, 11:00:44 AM
Most accessible episode for new MSTies: The Pumaman

Best Least awful movie ever riffed: Danger Diabolik

Darkest movie ever riffed: The Brain that Wouldn't Die, or possibly The Incredible Melting Man

Worst movie ever riffed: Monster A-Go-Go

Most impenetrable movie: The Beast of Yucca Flats

Out-and-out funniest episode: either Zombie Nightmare or Deathstalker and the Warriors from Hell

Those'd be my picks...

Cheers,

Cy.
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: danmanx on September 05, 2006, 11:11:13 AM
The Final Sacrifice for me also [Zap Rowsdower!]...also for 2nd place is The Killer Shrews!

Synchronized Drinking!
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: hypochrismutreefuzz on September 05, 2006, 02:08:27 PM
Comedy Central:
    Joel:
        I Accuse my Parents
    Mike:
        Teenage Strangler
Sci Fi:
    Bobo/Perl:
        Leech Woman
    Bobo/Perl/Brainguy:
        Space Mutiny
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: leeving on September 06, 2006, 01:39:03 AM

I really like the Scifi era best, but forced to choose, I'd say that my favorite Joel episode is "Mitchel" and my favorite Mike episode is "Space Mutiny".



These are my  2 favorites too..and Final Sacrifice.  I actually bought the un-MST3k version on ebay...awesome stuff.

...and long live the DAP!!!

although i haven't been around there for a while, but do check out what dvd's are being made.
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: skyroniter on September 06, 2006, 05:07:54 AM
My fave episode is 418 "Attack of the Eye Cretures." Favorite season is three. Favorite host is Joel, but only by a hair. Favorite Mike season is six.
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: Sophie on September 06, 2006, 05:46:39 AM
Darkest movie ever riffed: The Brain that Wouldn't Die, or possibly The Incredible Melting Man
How can you forget High School Big Shot? Loser with alcoholic dad masterminds a drug money heist with the help of the mob to impress a girl away from her boyfriend. Heist goes wrong, girl and boyfriend die, loser gets shot and loser's dad hangs himself.


For various reasons I have to say that The Mole People is my favourite MST3K. I introduced a friend to MST3K with this episode and he loved it, and we still randomly spout lines from it more than any other. Plus I love Crow's fall from his Mile-High Meringue Pie, and laugh like a loon every time.
"aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH! *crash*
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: Dondo on September 06, 2006, 04:45:46 PM
The best riff wise I'd give to "Warrior of the Lost World" with "Rocketship X-M" a very close second

Best overall is a toughie but I'd put "Operation Double 007", "Prince of Space" and "Godzilla Vs. Megalon" in the elite catagory

A personal favorite is "Rocket Attack USA" as it was the first episode I ever saw and I was hooked immediately
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on September 06, 2006, 05:44:03 PM
i find myself watching
overdrawn at the memory bank
jack frost
time chasers
agent from h.a.r.m.
prince of space

the most often

Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: Skiptastic on September 07, 2006, 06:13:01 AM
Best Least awful movie ever riffed: Danger Diabolik

I give that title to Season 4's The Magic Sword.
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: wurwolf on September 07, 2006, 06:52:30 AM
My first post, everybody. Be gentle with me.

There are so many to choose from but my favorite CC era ep is Mitchell. I love the sense of history of that ep, Joel passing the baton to Mike, and I love the movie and the riffs. Good stuff.

My favorite Sci Fi era ep is Space Mutiny. Awesome riffs! "You're getting a lump of coal." "Didja see my butt?"
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: Joe Don Faker on September 07, 2006, 07:21:47 AM
Welcome wurwolf.  We were wondering where you were.

The Mitchell - Space Mutiny combo plate has been seconded in the thread by Tarantulas, RandyMistie, and leeving.  I'm chiming in too now because, yeah those are probably my favorites too.

I think it means we like to see our heroes first shoot an unknown guy on a golf course, then let out a girly scream and jump from the moving golf cart.
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: JonnyFrag on September 07, 2006, 08:43:32 AM
Best overall episode, based on host segments and riffs as a total package: Prince of Space
Best riffing: Touch of Satan or Space Mutiny
Best Joel era: Pod People or Godzilla v Megalon
best short: Progess Island USA

CC vs SciFi    = SciFi by a nose when compared to season 6 and 7.
Some shows tend to get lame or run out of steam , especially after being on the air for an extended number of years. MST3K actually did the opposite. They got more and more tuned and turned out more consistenly good work as the years rolled on.
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: RandyMistie on September 07, 2006, 08:45:44 AM
Welcome, wurwolf.  I might add that the episode your name is based on is another of my favorites, "Werewolf", probably the worst werewolf movie ever made.  Also, the host segment, "Where O' Werewolf" is one of my favorite MST3K songs.
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: RandyMistie on September 07, 2006, 09:02:51 AM
Best overall episode, based on host segments and riffs as a total package: Prince of Space
Best riffing: Touch of Satan or Space Mutiny
Best Joel era: Pod People or Godzilla v Megalon
best short: Progess Island USA

CC vs SciFi    = SciFi by a nose when compared to season 6 and 7.
Some shows tend to get lame or run out of steam , especially after being on the air for an extended number of years. MST3K actually did the opposite. They got more and more tuned and turned out more consistenly good work as the years rolled on.

I have to agree with you that it just got better over the years.  I would say that the show was cancelled really pre-maturely, and needlessly as it was probably the least expensive show Sci-Fi ever produced.  They had high quality for dirt cheap which is usually the Holy Grail of any network, I was dumbfounded when they tossed it.  And, for what?  More crappy "Sci-Fi Original Movies" which is code for a bunch of "direct-to-DVD Canadian flicks that were collecting dust in a warehouse in Quebec".  Bah!!  Don't get me started...

(BTW: That was not a knock against Canada, one of my favorite places, just Canadian movies, which, really... you have to admit, rarely get much better than "Final Sacrifice"... not that Hollywood is cranking out the gems lately, mind you... anyways... carry on)
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: wurwolf on September 07, 2006, 10:10:11 AM
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Welcome wurwolf.  We were wondering where you were.

Thanks -- you were? How many people are here from the Duh (which I miss more than I can say)? I was directed to this place by She of the Magnificent Rack, LadyKenobi. Stupid me, I've been all over the Rifftrax site and never knew there was a forum here until she told me. It only says so on the front page!  :-

My husband might agree with you, JonnyFrag, on your choice of Prince of Space, but I could never get into the Japanese movies. Maybe it was the cultural thing, maybe the black & white, but I thought they were just okay. I did, however, like the riffs about Prince of Space bouncing around like a fey superhero. Also: you said "total package"..... heh heh heh.

As far as shorts go, it's a toss-up between Jr. Rodeo Daredevils and Are You Ready for Marriage.
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: canzona on September 07, 2006, 10:20:28 AM
Yeah, as everyone says, it's tough to tie it down. This Island Earth is definitely a classic, and Mitchell is brilliantly riffed as well. I thought Manos wasn't very good, and the only movie in all of MST-dom that was so bad that I couldn't watch it even with the bots and Mike's commentary was Hobgoblins. That shit is awful.

But I think my favorite Joel episode is "Sidehackers" or "Skydivers".
And my favorite Mike is probably "Diabolique" or "Space Mutiny". Big McLargehuge. CLASSIC!
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: wurwolf on September 07, 2006, 10:23:49 AM
That's another good topic, one that I don't know has been addressed in this forum: Most Unwatchable MST Ever. For me, that's easy: Brute Man. I never did get all the way through that one because it was so awful. Even the riffing couldn't save it for me. Also, Squirm is one I've watched through once and then no more. I can't take all those worms -- eeeeeeeeeeee!
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: JonnyFrag on September 07, 2006, 10:25:05 AM
The logical idea there is to have let them riff the 'SciFi Original Movies' but of course I think the filmmakers skins were collectively too thin to allow that. If any current movies are ripe for riffing in the traditional MST3K mold, it's them.
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: TheJastrom on September 07, 2006, 10:29:45 AM
I'll always love 'Riding with Death' "Hey Cupcake, go get Twinky the Kid and Fruitpie the Magician!"
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: JonnyFrag on September 07, 2006, 10:33:37 AM
That's another good topic, one that I don't know has been addressed in this forum: Most Unwatchable MST Ever. For me, that's easy: Brute Man. I never did get all the way through that one because it was so awful. Even the riffing couldn't save it for me. Also, Squirm is one I've watched through once and then no more. I can't take all those worms -- eeeeeeeeeeee!

I remember watching Squirm when I was a kid on my local station's weekend of bad movies. That was one of my personal favorites, because I already liked the movie. But then again, my tastes on films generally run in the awful.
Anyone else remember those old local weekend movies? On Saturdays, they would have 3 movies. First up an Abbott and Costello or Ma and Pa Kettle movie. Next varied, but they did show plenty of old Jerry Lewis movies in this slot. Then the third was even more all over the map, but alot of times it was some bad 70s horror like Squirm or Gargoyles. They played SSsssss (with Dirk Benedict) alot as well.
Sundays I never watched because it was Westerns and or War movies. Alot of old Spaghetti Westerns, John Wayne movies or anything with Lee Marvin. They also played Dog Day Afternoon a TON. Must have payed alot for the broadcast rights to that because they wore the tape out.

Good television back in the day.

Started a seperate "Most Unwatchable MST3K" thread out in the main area so that it could get the proper attention without getting muddled in here.
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: torgosPizza on September 07, 2006, 07:57:18 PM
Most accessible episode for new MSTies: The Pumaman

"Puma's... aren't really known for flying, are they?"

"Music by my brother's Casio!"

That one is a classic, even though - you're right - it probably is the most easily acceptable to bring people "into the fold," so to speak. And I agree with other posters here that Pod People definitely holds a place in my heart. "It stinks!"
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: jammindude on September 07, 2006, 08:57:59 PM
So many great episodes.....most of my favs have already been mentioned....but I thought I would give props to the one that hasn't..

"The Day The Earth Froze"

from which comes my all-time favorite MST3K quote...."The banjo becomes angry at midnight....WHAT ARE THEY TALKING ABOUT????"
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: Chrysolithos on September 07, 2006, 09:45:54 PM
No one has mentioned MANOS: The 'HANDS' of fate? How can this be? And watching Santa fight Satan has become a holiday favorite at my house.
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: Road_Element on September 07, 2006, 09:56:55 PM
Personallly one of my favs is Zombie Nightmare.

 "Im to dreaming to remember groceries"

And Escape 2000

 'Heres a little taste of the weather in New Mexico"
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: Variety of Cells on September 07, 2006, 10:15:11 PM
I agree.  Puman man is always the episode I show to people who are new to MST.  I have converted many people with that famous Aztec belt salesmen.  "I hate it when Aztecs force themselves into your hotel room and make you try on belts."  I've found it has the least amount of obscure pop references.  The jokes are generally just making fun of the movie, which makes it perfect for new comers.  Some of the earlier episodes are full of random references to people, which I find hilarious, but fly over the head of some of my friends. 
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: Rube_Maroon on September 07, 2006, 11:10:52 PM
No one has mentioned MANOS: The 'HANDS' of fate? How can this be? And watching Santa fight Satan has become a holiday favorite at my house.

Rooting for Manos is like rooting for the Yankees. Some things are just a given. We're talking about second place here.
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: Otis on September 08, 2006, 06:42:54 AM
The best episode of all time has to be episode 612 - Starfighters...first crow trying to get onto the "information super highway" on his standard multimedia package is fricken classic! Then the extremely hilarious Cowboy Mike's Red Hot Rich-o-chet BBQ Sauce!!!....It's EXTRA BOLD!!! Not recommended for human consumption! Ofcourse the feature, who doesnt love a bad airforce flick being made fun of...This has never happened to me before...over. - I could go on and on...I watch that episode all the time...soooo funny...

Starfighters is my favorite too...and I thought I was the only one. I can watch that one over and over.

Poopie Suit!
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: wurwolf on September 08, 2006, 07:10:24 AM
Oh no, Starfighters is a gem. One of my very favorite bits is where the two couples are in a parked car but you only see the couple in the front seat talking. So Mike & the bots speculate about what the couple in the back seat is doing, and one of the bots start making squeaky bedspring noises. That was one of the funniest things I've ever heard in any MSTed movie! Classic.
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on September 08, 2006, 08:17:59 AM
Gosh, it's hard to choose.


The one I keep going back to is Space Mutiny

All the great names for Mr. "Works-out-too-much" Reb Brown!

Big McLargeHuge

Well, HO HO, ho.

Ooh my pantyhose are itchy! Pantyhose are itchy! Itchy itchy itchy!


A close second would be The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Died and Became Mixed-Up Zombies

...and now, over to see what Harold thinks... And now... Harold.

Hey, I saw the snausage there, Hank.

Madison!


And the movie is brilliant.

...sort this, deliver that, I'll make them all PAY!

nanu.

Ah, my Nils Bohr swimsuit calendar's finally arrived!

I'm NOT an alien.

In to the weenie mobile... WEENIE MAN AWAY!!!
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: torgosPizza on September 21, 2006, 10:00:04 AM
No one has mentioned MANOS: The 'HANDS' of fate? How can this be? And watching Santa fight Satan has become a holiday favorite at my house.

I finally downloaded this one (hadn't seen it before, somehow... but I have seen Santa conquer some crazy Martians..) and yeah, I gotta say, I'm blown away at how funny it is. I was crying from laughing so hard. The "coughing" gag whenever there is smoke onscreen somehow never gets old for me.
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: WouTar on September 21, 2006, 10:08:03 AM
...leave the bronx,
leave the bronx,
leave the bronx,
leave the bronx,
leave the bronx,
 LEAVE THE BRONX,
 LEAVE THE BRONX

Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: Bob M. on September 21, 2006, 11:08:22 AM
Our little gang of MSTies have pondered this question over the years, pretty regularly. Two of us share a complete collection of episodes (except the elusive-like-Robert-Denby KTMA1-3, of course), and even our tastes change from time to time. We've had an easy time picking our top ten or top 15, but even picking a top 5 is such a fluid, changing thing, depending on what we watched last and what our moods might be.

I think, generally, my favorites, still to this day are Space Mutiny, Time Chasers (I'm from Vermont, and it never ceases to make me cry with laughter, especially the credits), Manos, Mitchell, Jack Frost, Santa Claus, Prince of Space, Pod People, Overdrawn at the Memory Bank, and Cave Dwellers.

But there are another 25 that easily could slide into that list on any given day.

However, if I were shot into space and forced to watch one MST3k for years on end, it would be... Time Chasers.

So, when the sequel comes out (and it is coming out), I fully expect Mike to assemble a crack team of Riffers for a full on, comedic assault on Time Chasers II: The Wrath of Pink Boy.

Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: Joe Don Faker on September 21, 2006, 11:18:51 AM
Time Chasers is one of the very best.  I'd have to put it up against Space Mutiny for my favorite "Mike" episode... 

The skinny donut-chinned Nick Miller would board his time transport, while Dirk Hardback gets to man his futuristic golf cart.  Now at first glance you might think Slab Bulkhead would win this fight just by brute force.  But Nick would summon a bunch of future selves and gang up on poor McLargehuge. 

Also remember, Nick is a "life-wrecking idiot" whose mere proximity could get Bulk fired from his protein-powder salesman job.
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: Pak-Man on September 21, 2006, 11:52:38 AM
I like the episodes where they took on more kiddie-fare type movies. Santa Claus and Santa Claus Conquers the Martians were both great, as was Jack Frost. :^)

Were there any other MST3Ks that took on movies like that?
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: starfighter on September 25, 2006, 10:36:48 PM
   Thanks to Otis and Wurwolf for mentioning Starfighters.  Mike and the bots exhaustive work on the refueling jokes was only topped for me by the pilots meeting the girl from Iowa. (Guess where I'm from.)  We are always aware of the high regard those in Minnesota hold for us Hawkeyes so the corn detasseling jokes crack up anybody I've ever played that episode for.  Isn't it also the only movie they ever did featuring a future politician??  At least until Mike does a Rifftrax on the Governator.
    Pakman,  I always had the feeling those Finnish/Russian movies like The Day The Earth Froze, The Magic Voyage of Sinbad and The Sword and the Dragon were intended for young kids.  I pulled out the Amazing Colossal Episode Guide to check those titles and ran across another one that should count...but does it really?  I've always wondered what they were thinking when they made The Painted Hills.  "Let's get Lassie, but she won't be playing Lassie."  "Yeah, and at the end she can intimidate the bad guy into falling to his death."
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: Skiptastic on September 26, 2006, 06:31:36 PM
But I think my favorite Joel episode is "Sidehackers" or "Skydivers".

Joel didn't do Skydivers. That was the first of the classic Coleman Francis films painfully served to Mike.
Title: Re: Bestest! MST3K?
Post by: hamstar on September 26, 2006, 06:34:39 PM
Castle of Fu Man Chu

         and

Monster A-Go-Go


They are what truly weed the (wo)men from the (Gir)oys.... Or whatever.
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: MrTorso on September 27, 2006, 12:03:37 AM
Here are my favorite episodes broken down by the eras (Joel. Mike and Sci-fi):


Joel: Sidehackers

Mike: Teenage Strangler

Sci-Fi: Overdrawn at the Memory Bank

Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: JonnyFrag on September 27, 2006, 06:23:56 AM
...leave the bronx,
leave the bronx,
leave the bronx,
leave the bronx,
leave the bronx,
 LEAVE THE BRONX,
 LEAVE THE BRONX



so we should leave the Bronx?
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on September 27, 2006, 09:40:39 AM
I just watched The Giant Spider Invasion for the first time.  It's now one of my favorites:

"A movie that makes the bold choice NOT to include the audience."

Classic.
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: jewishcarpenter on September 27, 2006, 10:08:46 AM
Being asked to pick my favorite episode is like asking a parent which of one their kids they like the most. I don't have any kids so I'll say,
Joel - Mitchell
Mike - Werewolf, it was a photo finish with runner's up Touch of Satan, Space Mutiny & Final Sacrifice.
I think the show really hit it's stride after season 7.
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: RandyMistie on September 27, 2006, 01:08:57 PM
I just watched The Giant Spider Invasion for the first time.  It's now one of my favorites:

"A movie that makes the bold choice NOT to include the audience."

Classic.

VERY classic-- agreed.  It's one of my favorites, too.  I love the scene when the doughey scientist guy falls down the hill with the ashtray-voiced scientist lady and he rolls all over her on the way down, legs flailing all akimbo... man, I am laughing just writing about it.

When that happened, Mike and the 'bots didn't have to say anything, they just laughed.  Those are some of the best moments throughout the show, (and Rifftrax) when they know that the audience is already laughing so they don't even have to have a riff ready.  They just chuckle along with you and it makes it all the more hilarious.  Or, Kevin Murphy's well placed, "...what the hell...?" will just slay you.

It's a subtle art, this riffing...
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: Natureboy on September 27, 2006, 01:52:00 PM
the Best
The Joel Years - Warror of the Lost World
Mike Years - Hobgoblins

the most unwatchable:
Joel:  Robot monster
Mike: Horrors of Spider Island

Manos is just a classic episode........
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: PlayMSTie on September 27, 2006, 01:55:28 PM
My favorite is "Werewolf" . . . and believe it or not, I've never seen the first half-hour, because I missed it when taping the episode and it never aired again. Before you ask, I haven't downloaded it because I don't know how or where to do so. (You kids with your sodium and your downloading and your high-tech gizmos . . . ) But I've always wanted to see it!

Second favorite is "Time Chasers" . . . and I've misplaced the tape.

(Sigh)

Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: RandyMistie on September 27, 2006, 02:36:26 PM
My favorite is "Werewolf" . . . and believe it or not, I've never seen the first half-hour, because I missed it when taping the episode and it never aired again. Before you ask, I haven't downloaded it because I don't know how or where to do so. (You kids with your sodium and your downloading and your high-tech gizmos . . . ) But I've always wanted to see it!

Second favorite is "Time Chasers" . . . and I've misplaced the tape.

(Sigh)



Dude!  YouTube has a good quality "Werewolf" in it's entirety, (although in 10 minute chunks), and "Time Chasers" and many more.  It's a very easy option if you just want to see them and not DL them or anything.  YouTube is easy to use and non-invasive to your system.

And, of course, "TIme Chasers" is also available to own from Rhino DVD.  Don't know if it's sold seperately but it is packaged in the MST3K DVD boxed set, Volume 5.
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: PlayMSTie on September 27, 2006, 03:27:44 PM
I didn't know it was on YouTube! Thanks!  :)

As for the box set, I believe it's one that has some of the very few episodes I don't like ("Boggy Creek," "Touch of Satan") in it. Maybe I'll look on eBay and see if it's possible to buy just the one DVD.

Again, thank you!
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: guitar3224 on September 28, 2006, 08:53:25 PM
Joel - Cave Dwellers. First episode I saw before I knew what MST3K was. It was on MTV one day and loved it. I told my friends in high school and they thought I was gone. Luckily I moved not to soon after that to a city that had CC and was able to enjoyed ever since.

Mike - Space Mutiny, hands down. I was laughing for a good half hour straight during and after the first blinding chase sequence on the floor waxers.

3 Honorable Mentions - Werewolf, Skydivers, Laserblast (Sheetcake and Back Fat)...GLORIOUS!
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: Gamera on September 28, 2006, 09:50:48 PM
I'd have to say "Horror at Party Beach" is my favorite Mike episode, while "Mitchell" tops the Joel charts.

And every Short kills me.
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: dlobro1080 on September 29, 2006, 08:14:58 AM
SANTA CLAUS!  Why has this not been released on DVD yet?
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: Fingal on September 30, 2006, 11:00:58 AM
Ahhh, so hard to think.....Think....THINK!


I'm gonna go for Retrun to Boggy Creek and Overdrawn at the Memory Bank.
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: SecretAgentSuperDragon on October 01, 2006, 08:50:11 PM
I agree with Boggy Creek II as one of them, but there are just so many.

Outlaw (It's Breastacaboobical chestacamammical pecular globular fun)
Jack Frost (Ohhh! My muffins are burning)
Werewolf (Yanaglanche, babe)
SOULTAKER(Mike, Joel, and Frank all together again)
Diabolik(Hilarious yet sad at the same time)

Those were for Mike

For Joel:

Santa Clause Conquers The Martians
Mitchell (Keep that eye on the Samich)
Master Ninja II (Poor Lee Van Cleef)
The Killer Shrews (Just because of Crow. Ayayayaya. Ayayayaya.)

and of course, Secret Agent Super Dragon.




Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on October 02, 2006, 05:54:19 AM
i just not a joel man, but i got to say that sidehackers is intensly funny.

YOU MAGNIFICANT BASTARD!!!!!
Title: Re: Best MST3K?
Post by: SecretAgentSuperDragon on October 02, 2006, 04:09:08 PM
Did you guys ever see Joel's standup video on Youtube. It was like back in the 80s. Pretty crazy stuff.

I forgot the Girl In Gold Boots. They're all so good, its hard to choose.