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Weekend Discussion Thread: Deserving Characters

duke of puddles suggests:

“Characters who got what they deserved.” In ‘Painted Hills,’ Taylor got his comeuppance and Lassie got her blood soaked, painful revenge. But, sadly, no Snausages.

Your pick?

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  1. Murdock Hauser
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    Everyone who got eaten by The Creeping Terror. Because running is just to darn hard.

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  2. SteveWithAQ
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    Michael from Manos certainly got what he deserved: eternal servitude to one of the most feckless cult leaders in all fiction.
    In fact, I’ll go so far as to say he got what Harold P. Warren deserved for visiting this abomination upon us.

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  3. Son of Peanut
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    Balleau from Bloodlust. And as Mike pointed out: “If earlier he’d said ‘I’ll never be impaled on my own rack’, this would have been ironic.”

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  4. skrag2112
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    Onodera from ‘Gamera Vs Baragon’, who in his greed to get a huge diamond for himself, gets eaten by Baragon along with the diamond. Idiot just didn’t know when to give up.

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  5. Yeti of Great Danger
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    Murdock Hauser:
    Everyone who got eaten by The Creeping Terror. Because running is just to darn hard.

    And I’ll add everyone who got eaten by the Horror At (or from) Party Beach. Because again, running is just too darn hard. Special mention to the idiot girls at the slumber party who perfectly illustrate the “fish in a barrel” comparative ease of killing. Darwin’s Award at its finest.

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  6. jay
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    Attack Of The The Eye Creatures –

    Did anyone in this movie get what they deserved? You decide. The pervacious enlisted army duo with the spy “radar” camera did NOT go to jail. The old guy with the shotgun did not get fined for brandishing a firearm and threatening the “Smoochers”. The health department did not de-louse the woman with the huge spider nest inside her bouffant hair and, most of all, The The Eye Creatures did not get laughed off the planet for wearing Keds High Top tennis shoes.

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  7. Torque the Dorque
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    In the short CHEATING, Johnny Taylor was voted off the student council. The narrator also notes that : “So you were caught cheating. You were exposed in front of the class.” OUCH! No more party invites for Johnny.

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  8. snowdog
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    Griffin from Red Zone Cuba. He ran all the way to Hell and absolutely deserved it. I think that might actually be the point of the entire film, but it’s hard to tell.

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  9. DarkGrandmaofDeath
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    Dr. Bill Cortner, the sleazy doctor from The Brain that Wouldn’t Die. If ever a mad-scientist character deserved to have his throat torn out by his own monstrous creation, he was the one. Selfishly exploiting his assistant, driving around searching for women with bodies he wanted to attach to his decapitated girlfriend, cold-bloodedly luring the last woman and preparing to murder her after pretending to befriend her…. Yeah, he more than earned his comeuppance.

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  10. RedZoneTuba
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    Dr. Paul Talbot in The Leech Woman. If anyone ever deserved a good pineal puncturing, it was Dr. Talbot. He hated his wife because she had aged a tiny bit, he offered no support or help dealing with her alcoholism, and he exploited a kindly old African woman who reached out to him.

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  11. jay
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    Short: CATCHING TROUBLE –

    If Ross got caught in one of his own traps. And he was forced to gnaw his own leg off. And it took three days because he had bad dentures.
    Then he got what he what he deserved.

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  12. Sitting Duck
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    Dr. Otto Frank of The Atomic Brain leeches off a bitter old woman for research funds and has no compunctions about performing mockeries of science on innocent (if rather stupid) young women. Then there’s the implied necrophilia. Even his sparing Nina had a less than commendable ulterior motive. For his sins, he gets locked in the cyclotron shortly before it went critical.

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  13. Professor Gunther
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    The hammy, corrupt university administrator at the end of BEING FROM ANOTHER PLANET. I am a professor at a university, and every time I watch him get what he deserves — well, I’ll save that for another thread. :)

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  14. Scott Strong
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    Farmer Kester in the Giant Spider Invasion. This cheating, pedophile deserved to be eaten by the spiders’ butt!

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  15. fatbarkeep
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    Joel got his show back!
    I think he deserved it.

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  16. davidmello
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    Let’s not forget Tom Stewart from “Tormented”. He sort of killed her mistress at a lighthouse, tried to hide it from his rich fiance, even to the point of killing another guy, and gets haunted to death. Let’s also include scarring his fiance’s little sister for life, too. This is really a dark film, aside from being terrible.

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  17. jay
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    Boggy Creek II –

    In spite of gun-happy local yokels who step in their own feces, pimple faced jet ski drivers trying to impress the babes, and finally Crenshaw’s fire tending Momma Creature finally got her baby back. Now that’s a Disney ending.

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  18. MonkeyPretzel
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    I’ll turn it around a little and mention the happy ending Nastenka got in Jack Frost – married to the handsome man of her dreams, with a rich dowry, and her wicked stepmother and stepsister humiliated and disgraced. However, I don’t think Ivan deserved the same happy ending, but that’s Russian fairy tales for you!

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  19. Ray Dunakin
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    Scott Strong:
    Farmer Kester in the Giant Spider Invasion. This cheating, pedophile deserved to be eaten by the spiders’ butt!

    His loathsome, butt-faced cousin seemed pretty deserving of his bitter end, too.

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  20. Matthew Mikell
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    The leader of the Neptune Men died as he lived, his quest to locate his record unfulfilled.

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  21. IR5
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    Monkey boy in Lost Continent got what he deserved, eaten alive by stock footage. Certainly the guy in Cry Wilderness who chokes the Raccoon and tries to kill Bigfoot deserved to get his eyes gouged out. Mostly though, we get what we deserve with new episodes coming this year- and, the great library of movies riffed!

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  22. mando3b
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    Yuri, from “Werewolf” (“Wahrwilf”? “Wurrwelf”?): bully, lech, psycho, murders security guards by getting them drunk and turning them into werewolves . . . Nope, no redeeming virtues at all, you knew he was going to get it, and you applauded when it happened, even though it was oily Paul in a slimy cat mask doing it. I only wish they could’ve made it last. And speaking of making it last: there are few scenes in the MST3K canon more satisfying than the Paper Chase Guy’s noxious jive-ass motorcycle getting crushed by Mega-Weapon in “Warriors of the Lost World”.

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  23. Cornjob
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    The entire cast of The Leech Woman. All of them selfish, greedy, duplicitous, and often stupid and drunk as well. Most of them dead by Pineal ring, one by quicksand, and one by a combination of accelerated aging and alcohol poisoning. Only Neil survived, but with two love interests dying in one evening his weekend was ruined at least. Plus he lost his only client.

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  24. Cornjob
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    Professor Hubbard from Phase 4. A heartless arrogant jerk who thought he was better than a bunch of bugs. He was wrong.

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  25. bartcow
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    IR5:
    the guy in Cry Wilderness who chokes the Raccoon

    Heh. “Chokes the Raccoon”. That guy totally chokes the Raccoon, if you know what I’m saying. I’m sorry; what were we talking about?

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  26. GizmonicTemp
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    The “juciest” instances of a character “getting theirs” come from the movies in which the characters are the biggest jerks. I define a “jerk” as someone will odd motives. I don’t categorize a villain like Prossor from “Warrior of the Lost World” as a jerk, merely an opportunist. Offered a chance to be a privileged dictator, I might take it. Or, the Fat Man in “Overdrawn at the Memory Bank”. He was just trying to protect his sophisticated computer system from a malcontent. Nor do I categorize someone in a low-risk-low-punishment situation as a jerk. Jimmy’s parents in “I Accuse My Parents” ignored their son, and got their hands slapped by the judge. Yawn. (Not that I minimize ignoring children. I only WISH I could ignore mine. Thank you!)
    Captain Churchman in “Zombie Nightmare”, now THAT’S much better! He’s a bad cop who covered his own backside for years at the expense of others and was dragged down to Hell, alive. Yikes!
    Jerry from “Killer Shrews” was also a jerk. Yes, Thorne was a threat to Jerry’s his love life, but Jerry responding with the attempted murder of Thorne and by endangering everyone else on the island was NOT cool. Eaten by shrews seems verrrry fitting.
    Finally, Ms. March from “Atomic Brain” was pretty good! She was nasty to everyone, even those helping her, in her quest for a new body. Well, she got one. Now she’s a cat. Great!

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  27. jay
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    Robot Rumpus –

    Gumby uses brain instead of plasticine brawn to get his chores done, but since Gumby lives in a Calvinist universe where avoiding hardship and shirking the sufferings of this earthly realm are frowned upon things naturally go to hell in a polyethylene hand basket. Gumby’s comeuppance is being forced to right all of the wrongs his sinful ways have created while his parents radiate loathing and disapproval.
    Is it any wonder that Gumby’s only friend is a slow-witted horse named Pokey?

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  28. Terry the Sensitive Knight
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    I can think of a few who didn’t deserve what they got.

    The iguanas in “King Dinosaur” didn’t deserve to get nuked, and the poor creature from “Fire Maidens” didn’t deserve to get roasted.

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  29. goalieboy82
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    jay:
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    Gumby uses brain instead of plasticine brawn to get his chores done, but since Gumby lives in a Calvinist universe where avoiding hardship and shirking the sufferings of this earthly realm are frowned upon things naturally go to hell in a polyethylene hand basket.Gumby’s comeuppance is being forced to right all of the wrongs his sinful ways have created while his parents radiate loathing and disapproval.
    Is it any wonder that Gumby’s only friend is a slow-witted horse named Pokey?

    that my friends is what we call pride.

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  30. Luther Strickland
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    Detestable Lyle Waggoner gets busted by the surfer dude cop – just desserts for anyone who verbally abused the Creepy Girl. Jim Backus gets spaghetti dumped all over his neo-Nazi uniform, and a thorough roasting from the Shame-o-meter. Tony Cardozo’s parachute gets destroyed by acid as his karmic comeuppance for carrying on with Michelle Landon. Jo-deeeee gets stuck with Melissa because he couldn’t handle his walnut cider – made with PEAnuts (accent on the first syllable). Dumb as a post, that Jody.

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