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'Manos' the Hands of Fate 

Not Rated | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | Episode aired 30 January 1993
The Mads present the satellite people a film so bad that apologies are sent, and Tom Servo goes off his nut from it.

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Joel Hodgson ...
Jim Mallon ...
Gypsy
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Frank Conniff ...
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Diane Adelson ...
Margaret (archive footage)
Jackey Neyman Jones ...
Debbie (archive footage)
Tom Neyman ...
The Master (archive footage)
John Reynolds ...
Torgo (archive footage)
Harold P. Warren ...
Michael (archive footage)
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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 »

Goofs

(at around 18 min onward) Joel can be seen turning to Crow, revealing that he's wearing glasses. Light passes through his lenses, which doesn't explain why light doesn't pass through Tom's glass bubble-gum machine head. See more »

Quotes

The Master: Arise my wives...
Crow T. Robot: And iron my work shirt!
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Keep circulating the tapes See more »

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References The Love Machine (1971) See more »

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Stand by Your Man
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Written by Tammy Wynette and Billy Sherrill
Portion sung by Joel Hodgson
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Hands: The Hands Of Fate
22 October 2011 | by 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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