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
Did You Know?
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
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
Crow T. Robot
[as a somber looking Rommel sulks around, following a missing reel in which his girlfriend is brutally raped and murdered
For those of you wondering at home, Rita is dead.
References Planet of the Apes
Written by The Brains and Michael J. Nelson
Performed by The Brains See more