Mystery Science Theater 3000: Season 3, Episode 2

The Sidehackers (29 Sep. 1990)

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In "The Sidehackers" (also known as Five the Hard Way (1969)), a motorcycle racer and a violent stunt rider start a war of vengeance against each other. Joel and the Bots write a song ... See full summary »

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Joel Hodgson ...
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Jim Mallon ...
Frank Conniff ...
TV's Frank / Gooch
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Amy Kane ...
Nathan Molstead ...
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In "The Sidehackers" (also known as Five the Hard Way (1969)), a motorcycle racer and a violent stunt rider start a war of vengeance against each other. Joel and the Bots write a song inspired by the movie and chat with a few characters from the film on the Hexfield. Written by skillwithaquill

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Trivia

The movie from this episode was selected without any of the writers having watched it all the way through. It was only while writing the episode that the entire film was watched, and it was revealed that the movie contained a graphic rape/murder scene halfway through. The shocked writers edited the entire scene out of the episode, and from that time on all movies were watched in their entirety before being selected for use on the show. See more »

Goofs

During the "Sidehackin'" song in one of the bridge skits, a blue-screen is used to show footage from the movie in the background. However, Joel is wearing a blue jumpsuit costume which bleeds into the movie footage, and the neck of Crow's blue guitar also causes the movie to show through. See more »

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Luke: Have you ever seen me so happy?
Joel: [as Rommel] Yeah, but you didn't know I was watching you.
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References Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967) See more »

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Sidehackin
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Written by The Brains and Michael J. Nelson
Performed by The Brains
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