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'Manos' the Hands of Fate 

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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Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966) was a film that was very obscure until its airing on this series. Since the film has gained something of a cult following and is now often counted among the worst films ever made. Thus far there has been an Entertainment Weekly article about the film, numerous screenings for cult fans, and a documentary made about the films legacy entitled 'Hotel Torgo'. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Crow T. Robot: [the demon dog is staring at the camera] Could you hold that one card up? What's it say? Oh, yeah - 'Arf.
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Crazy Credits

The "haunting Torgo theme" plays over the end credits rather than the normal instrumental theme song. See more »

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References Maude (1972) See more »

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Jim Dandy
(uncredited) (as "Jam Handy")
Written by Lincoln Chase
Portion sung by Joel Hodgson
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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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