Mystery Science Theater 3000: Season 5, Episode 24

'Manos' the Hands of Fate (30 Jan. 1993)

TV Episode  -   -  Comedy | Sci-Fi
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This cult classic episode starts off with Joel experiencing what it would be like if the bots actually looked up to him and immediately realizing just how hollow it leaves him inside. The ... See full summary »

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This cult classic episode starts off with Joel experiencing what it would be like if the bots actually looked up to him and immediately realizing just how hollow it leaves him inside. The Mads' Chocolate Bunny Guillatine goes up against Joel's Cartooner in the invention exchange. Joel and the bots endure the movie in any way they possibly can, ranging from debating whether or not Torgo is actually a monster to pantomiming a car drive through Texas (which only backfires on them). While Joel pretends to be the Master and the bots beat each other up in diaphanous robes, Torgo delivers a pizza to the Mads, who refuse to take the Crazy Bread for a very good reason. It gets worse when they realize how Torgo has kept the pizza warm. Written by Titus Yorick

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The character of Torgo would become a recurring character on the series, always accompanied by the weird Torgo theme music. Head writer and later host of MST3K Michael J. Nelson played Torgo on the show. See more »

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(at around 1 min) Joel can be seen turning to Crow, revealing that he's wearing glasses. See more »

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Joel: Well, c'mon, I think this cloak exudes power and manliness. And, hey, look, I got a horrifying hellbeast right here.
[Crow pops up on a leash]
Joel: It's pretty scary.
Tom Servo: Well, you just look like Maude with a hellbeast.
Crow T. Robot: Oh, you mean Estelle Getty?
Joel: But, Tom, look!
Tom Servo: C'mon, Joel, the cloak is grand, the workmanship is superb, but a neat caftan doesn't automatically qualify you as the devil's spin doctor.
Joel: Oh, c'mon, look, it's lined, I got inside pockets, I got a little special one for my Mentos. It's even ...
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The "haunting Torgo theme" plays over the end credits rather than the normal instrumental theme song. See more »

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References It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

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Hands: The Hands Of Fate
22 October 2011 | by (Valhalla) – See all my reviews

I Actually Saw The Original Movie Before I Saw The Episode (I Am Not One Of Those People That Was In El Paso On The Premiere Night I Saw This Unedited - I Am A Masochist) To Be Perfectly Honest I Riffed Through The Movie And Most Of The Lines I Said The MST3K Guys Also Said. Joel's Foot Poncho Is Also Funny If You Know About The Hand Poncho Used In The Actual Movie. I Will Also Say That I Prefer The Episode "Werewolf" To This And "Manos" Isn't The Worst Movie Of All Time (It's Close Don't Think I'm THAT Dellusional). Overall A Must See For Both Bad Movie Buffs (Believe Me Seeing This Through MST3K Was WAY Better Than Seeing It Unedited) And New Fans Of MST3K.


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