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Weekend Discussion Thread: Theater Outbursts

Alert reader John suggests:

What is the funniest violent outburst from Joel/Mike/Jonah and the bots? When the movie is so bad and frustrating that that they just crack and start yelling at the screen. The best one to me was Tom screaming “END! ENNNND!” at the conclusion of ‘Wild World Of Batwoman’.

I’m going to expand that question to include merely exasperated or deeply annoyed.

What’s yours?

46 Replies to “Weekend Discussion Thread: Theater Outbursts”

  1. duke of puddles
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    ‘Invasion of the Neptune Men’Tom’s song about stock footage ‘dum-de-dum-dudum…Eat it Movie!’

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  2. jay
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    Boggy Creek II –

    Mike and the Bots descend into fits of disgusted whimpering as the Marlboro smoking, curler bedecked wife hoses down her feces covered husband after he was visited by The Creature while in the outhouse.

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  3. Murdock Hauser
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    From Space Mutiny:

    Crow: Here’s some free advice for the mutineers. JUST STOP AND AIM YOU IDIOTS!
    Tom: Why is he so impossible to hit? Why do they keep missing the slow giant white thing?

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  4. IR5
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    Cop/stripper/hamburger scene in Episode 409.

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  5. Yeti of Great Danger
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    During Mitchell, where Servo merely voiced what we were all thinking: https://youtu.be/c8kUgHsKWJc

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  6. DarkGrandmaofDeath
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    Two of my favorites are in The Screaming Skull.

    First, Mickey is talking out loud to the dead wife while fumbling with the terra cotta pots, and keeps dropping them, picking them up, dropping them…and Crow yells, “Get a box!!”

    Later, new wife Jenny is listening to all the knocking, slowly wandering around, and not much is happening, when Crow bursts out with, “Do you need a push, movie lady?”

    I always liked Enraged Crow.

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  7. davidmello
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    Castle of Fu Manchu:
    Crow: Well, the old clock on the wall says it’s time for more boredom.

    Brain That Wouldn’t Die
    Mike seeing Dr. Cortner seduce a girl/future body for his fiance: This is sick

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  8. mando3b
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    Ahh, another one where there’s so much to choose from! Here’s one:

    At a particularly slow point in “Manos”, Joel yells “DO SOMETHING!!”

    I’ll probably be back . . .

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  9. Brandon Pierce
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    Servo’s breakdown during the atrocious “Invasion of the Neptune Men”.

    Mike: “So… any of us know a song about stock footage?”
    Servo: “Oh, I know a song about stock footage! It goes like this! Ba-da-bum-bum! EAT IT MOVIE! TAKE THIS FILTHY LITTLE COCKROACH OF A FILM AND ROLL IT UP SO TIGHT AND THEN RAM IT UP YOUR– *sobs*
    Crow: “Damn it, movie! Look what you’ve done to Servo!”

    Another great Servo breakdown, from Eegah, during the infamous shaving scene:

    Servo (crying): “Oh, I’m being punished for something I know I haven’t done! What could i have possibly done– I DIDN’T ASK TO SEE THIS MOVIE!!!!!!”

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  10. Kenotic
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    Yeti of Great Danger:
    During Mitchell, where Servo merely voiced what we were all thinking:https://youtu.be/c8kUgHsKWJc

    Joel’s facepalm and Crow’s attempt to look away were icing on the cake in this scene.

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  11. Scott Strong
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    From 12 to the Moon;

    Tom: THERE IS NO STEAM IN A VACUUM!!

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  12. Torque the Dorque
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    “but there was no monster… ‘

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  13. Son of Peanut
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    I suppose these weren’t violent reactions, but I’ve got to go with Hobgoblins and the attempts to escape the theatre. First the bots try to run away during the opening credits. Then there is the attempt to replace themselves with cardboard stand-ins later on. Can’t blame them, of course.

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  14. Son of Peanut
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    Another good one is Crow’s reaction to seeing the “star” of Time Chasers.

    “I need to see your supervisor, movie. This will not stand!”

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  15. jay
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    Screaming Skull –

    Crow is pretending to be a skull to scare Mike, but it backfires. It is Mike’s drawn out, monotone screaming at Crow’s by now not screaming skull (Owie! Owie! Owie!) as he methodically switches from one golf club to another in order to more efficiently beat the tar of Crow that makes the moment.

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  16. thequietman
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    One outburst that doesn’t get mentioned is at the end of Manos where the title comes up again and Crow thinks it’s starting over and Servo just breaks down: NO NO NO! I can’t take it…(starts sobbing)

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  17. Andy Goodman
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    If we’re including exasperation/annoyance, then Joel’s reaction the, uh, phone ringing in Monster a Go-Go has to be up there.

    Also, I feel like Servo literally falling apart during Star Force: Fugitive Alien II should probably count.

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  18. Keith VanDen Heuvel
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    When Mike throws Servo out of the theater during High School Big Shot as Servo will not stop singing “Don’t Pay The Ferryman.” It is not exasperation at the movie, but it is a point where Mike loses it.

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  19. Speedy B.
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    In “Lost Continent”:

    Joel: WHO ARE YOU, WHERE ARE WE? CAN WE GET A FRAME OF REFERENCE OR SOMETHING? PLEASE!

    Also have to give another shout out to “EEEENNNNNNDDDDD!!!” in “The Wild World of Batwoman”.

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  20. Ray Dunakin
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    I always got a kick out of Joel’s reaction to Crow’s puns, particularly when he would rip off Crow’s arm. (I can’t recall whether this happened only once, or a couple of occasions.)

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  21. The Original EricJ
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    Speedy B.:
    In “Lost Continent”:
    Joel: WHO ARE YOU, WHERE ARE WE? CAN WE GET A FRAME OF REFERENCE OR SOMETHING? PLEASE!

    A rare Joel moment when all the cathartic primal-screaming and rage issues didn’t come from Kevin (or a Kevin-directed episode). :)

    Although my favorite Manos outburst was from the long, long establishing shot on the Valley Lodge sign:
    Servo: “Okay……What ABOUT the Valley Lodge??”

    Favorite M&tB outbursts–at least that wasn’t hip superior sniggering, eloquent “pfft!’s of contempt, or Crow giggling like a little girl–could only be gotten from the truly punishing and unexplainable movies–
    Like about five or ten minutes before the ENNNDDD!! of Batwoman, where Dr. Neon hands Heathcliff the bomb about to go off, adds a goodbye kiss, and M&tB’s “no, please” turns to “Ahh!!”
    Honorable mention to the Warhol-shot Chinese seance: “Please, cut away to anything!”

    And, of course, Crow’s reaction to Chinese music-torture in Monster a Go-Go:
    *twang!*” “Stop it!”…”*twanng!*” “Stop it!”…”*twanngg!*” “STOP IT!!”

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  22. Professor Gunther
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    From HORROR OF PARTY BEACH: “Well end more, you’re not ending enough!” Unfortunately, in my daily life I quote these lines on a regular basis!

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  23. Raigely
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    Joel actually had a pretty good outburst in Manos apart from “do something!”, and it was during the “Hired!” short, though it was less from the pain of what they were watching and more from the absurdity of a single line:

    Warren the Salesman: In fact, we hope you buy your next ten cars from us!

    Joel: TEN CARS?!

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  24. Misfit4242
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    I love Mike losing it during the angry shopkeeper scene in ‘The Brute Man’. You can hear and see him laughing uncontrollably. Favorite part of the film!

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  25. skrag2112
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    Thank you for using my suggestion, Sampo! And thanks everyone for your posts!

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  26. Eddie J Miller
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    In ‘The Brain that Wouldn’t Die’, as the doctor is scamming for women so he can cut their heads off Mike suddenly exclaims “You know what? I don’t like this guy anymore!’ Such a funny line!

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  27. Jason
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    Surely Neptune Men takes the cake with the following Tom Servo flameout:

    “You know, I think this is gonna become The Magnificent Ambersons. In fact, it is The Magnificent Ambersons! Right now, it is! You see it, guys? Huh? Huh? The family, riding in a sleigh? There it is: Amberson Mansion. Pride of the town. Hot and cold running water?” Upstairs and down. Oh, it’s not working, you guys. It’s not The Magnificent Ambersons! I don’t even LIKE The Magnificent Ambersons!”

    I also have a soft spot for the moment in Hobgoblins when Servo tragically insists that he’s having fun by pretending to bounce on the on-screen couch, but ultimately breaks down on Mike’s shoulder, weeping that it is no fun at all. “It’s all right,” soothes Mike with paternal sympathy, “I knew it wouldn’t be.”

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  28. Scott Strong
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    From Track of the Moonbeast;

    Crow: We’ve stumbled into an Eagles concert. It’s a nightmare!

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  29. PJ
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    Not an outburst, but you could tell that even though they had reviewed the movie a few times, “Quest of The Delta Knights”, the reaction was still genuine even through their lines, to “I’m COMING!!!!!”

    I think the best part I loved about that scene wasn’t the weirdness in of itself, but the fact this toadie guy screaming thought he was such an important part of the merry gang of thieves or whathaveyou that he had to reassure them he was on the way.

    “Oh goodness no, where’s ‘I’m coming!’ guy? He’s our muscle!! Does he see them? I hope he does or boy are we screwed!”

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  30. PJ
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    Eddie J Miller:In ‘The Brain that Wouldn’t Die’, as the doctor is scamming for women so he can cut their heads off Mike suddenly exclaims “You know what? I don’t like this guy anymore!’ Such a funny line!

    Don’t forget “The mask is tied on in the back!”
    Though yours is much better as it’s less obvious.

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  31. Cornjob
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    “It’s a Planet!!” from Gamera vs. Guiron.

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  32. thequietman
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    From ‘X Marks the Spot’, another rare Joel outburst:

    “Drivers who drive without notice, without care…”

    Without ENERGY! WOULD YOU WAKE UP, PLEASE!!

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  33. Stoneman
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    From “Prince of Space”:

    Krankor: “Now, gentlemen, your time has come. Prepare to leave Krankor”.

    Scientist: “What’s that?”

    Krankor: “Prepare to leave. Each of you will enter a space capsule”.

    Scientist: “What?”

    Servo: “Oh for cryin’ out loud…EACH…OF…YOU…WILL…ENTER…A…SPACE…CAPSULE!”

    Always loved that one.

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  34. Murdock Hauser
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    Can’t forget in Hamlet, when Laertes and Hamlet are about to start fencing. They both take their sweet time pointing their swords towards the King and Queen, each other, and finally the judge.

    Crow: WOULD YOU JUST FIGHT!!

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  35. PJ
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    The Original EricJ: A rare Joel moment when all the cathartic primal-screaming and rage issues didn’t come from Kevin (or a Kevin-directed episode).:)

    Although my favorite Manos outburst was from the long, long establishing shot on the Valley Lodge sign:
    Servo:“Okay……What ABOUT the Valley Lodge??”

    Favorite M&tB outbursts–at least that wasn’t hip superior sniggering, eloquent “pfft!’s of contempt, or Crow giggling like a little girl–could only be gotten from the truly punishing and unexplainable movies–
    Like about five or ten minutes before the ENNNDDD!! of Batwoman, where Dr. Neon hands Heathcliff the bomb about to go off, adds a goodbye kiss, and M&tB’s “no, please” turns to “Ahh!!”
    Honorable mention to the Warhol-shot Chinese seance:“Please, cut away to anything!”

    And, of course, Crow’s reaction to Chinese music-torture in Monster a Go-Go:
    *twang!*” “Stop it!”…”*twanng!*”“Stop it!“…”*twanngg!*” “STOP IT!!”

    Mike moment? WoW, Eric, I’m almost proud of you. …Oh who am I kidding, there’s a ring on the pavement with your name on it as you pick it up and snicker with the words across the screen…”The End..?”

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  36. Clint Keene
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    Mike seemed genuinely grossed out in Devil Doll. When Vorelli hypnotizes and begin undressing the girl, Mike just sort of quietly says “no, no, no, no, no….”

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  37. Ray Dunakin
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    There are a few good breakdowns/exasperated riffs during the bedroom scene in “Mitchell”.

    Crow: “Why would anyone want to do this with Mitchell, Joel??”

    Singer: “My my my my…”
    Crow: “…My God, why!”

    All: “Baby oil?! Nooooo!!!!”

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  38. pirengle
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    The human voice mimicking a phone ringing in Monster-A-Go-Go and Joel’s incredulous “Unbelievable” right after never fails to make me laugh. “Yes, I made that phone noise.

    Wizards of the Lost Kingdom 2 where the leads (ugh) are rescuing the hunky guy and the three busty ladies from the dungeon-barn-ish place and the leads are sort-of-accidentally-on-purpose falling down an incline and Jonah and the bots make all kinds of “why are we watching this” noises. I imagine they were making those same noises when they watched this stinker trying to write the jokes.

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  39. George Orwell
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    During “Parts: The Clonus Horror” at the swimming pool as son walks up in his speedos…

    Sees him in the float:
    Mike, Crow, Tom:”Gaaahoooww!!”
    Mike: “WHY?!?!”

    As he’s walking up towards the film:
    Mike: “Owww we found it, this is the horror!!”
    Tom: “Stop it, what have we ever done to you!!”

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  40. krankors.revenge
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    For me it has to be the 80s fight during the credits of Space Mutiny.

    “You and your 80s, your precious 80s. It would have continued to be the 70s if not for you”

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  41. mando3b
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    Here are a couple more:

    Crow at the end of “The Creeping Terror”, expressing something we all felt: “I’ve been to one county fair or rodeo, and that’s the STUPIDEST thing I’ve ever seen!”

    Every time Joel or Mike and the ‘bots yell “Shut up!!” in unison to an especially annoying character.

    Mike’s reactions of horror at particularly egregious buffalo shots~batchuler/pouchuler moments.

    Servo turning toward the TV audience and apologizing for Mr. B Natural’s gadding about.

    It’s not in the theater, but Servo’s head exploding after “First Spaceship on Venus”.

    Joel’s aghast glare at the Mads at the end of “Cave Dwellers”.

    The reaction to the hang gliding scene in the same.

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  42. Bombastic Biscuit Boy
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    Warrior of the Lost World: “WHOOO WERE YOUUU?”

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