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"A Date with Your Family" - Mystery Science Theater 3000's Greatest Short

It's short enough to be bearable, but foul enough to be memorable. What's your favorite line?

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by Anonymousreply 48July 30, 2022 6:50 AM

"Emotions are for ethnic people"

I have to disagree with it being the greatest short though. The title goes to

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by Anonymousreply 1June 9, 2022 7:15 PM

Groomer thread 😂

/s (just in case)

by Anonymousreply 2June 9, 2022 7:17 PM

That was funny, thanks.

by Anonymousreply 3June 9, 2022 8:57 PM

Hilarious OP…I watched them all afternoon. Thanks!

by Anonymousreply 4June 9, 2022 11:38 PM

"The Woody Allen Story"

by Anonymousreply 5June 9, 2022 11:41 PM

The greatest short is Last Clear Chance.

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by Anonymousreply 6June 9, 2022 11:41 PM

"Dad, I'm dating a Negro!"

by Anonymousreply 7June 10, 2022 12:20 AM

I think their greatest short is "Design for Dreaming."

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by Anonymousreply 8June 10, 2022 12:33 AM

And my second favorite is "Once Upon a Honeymoon."

"A brand-new sink, a built on oven! A new refrigerator

And a PHONE! A kitchen PHONE! A bright red PHONE!"

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by Anonymousreply 9June 10, 2022 12:37 AM

Thank you for the reminder, OP!!

by Anonymousreply 10June 10, 2022 12:51 AM

My favorite MST3K short is "The Home Economics Story"

Favorite line: "Iowa State College: The high school AFTER high school"

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by Anonymousreply 11June 10, 2022 12:58 AM

My absolute favorite is the smoldering sensuality that is “HIRED!”

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by Anonymousreply 12June 10, 2022 1:01 AM

I love "What to Do on a Date"

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by Anonymousreply 13June 10, 2022 1:12 AM

But my favorite pre-movie shorts were not so much shorts but moments from General Hospital

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by Anonymousreply 14June 10, 2022 1:14 AM

“A violet argument erupts over whose day was more pleasant.”

by Anonymousreply 15June 10, 2022 1:35 AM

“I’m moving to Fire Island, dear.”

by Anonymousreply 16June 10, 2022 1:36 AM

My favorite is probably the same as OP, always makes me laugh. I do love “Is This Love” too, and I really love the GH clip at R14.

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by Anonymousreply 17June 10, 2022 1:46 AM

Watch brother play butler....in The Remains of the City

by Anonymousreply 18June 10, 2022 1:50 AM

A Date With Your Family....The Madison Cawthorn Story

by Anonymousreply 19June 10, 2022 2:03 AM

Truly a MST3K classic

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by Anonymousreply 20June 10, 2022 2:08 AM

Perfect bedtime viewing. All's right with the world again.

by Anonymousreply 21June 10, 2022 2:17 AM

Favorite narrator instructions from A Date With Your Family:

"The boys greet their Dad as though they are genuinely glad to see him."

"Tell mother how good the food is. Maybe sis rates a compliment too. It makes them want to continue pleasing you."

by Anonymousreply 22June 10, 2022 2:18 AM

This one and the General Hospital ones, especially the second one ("I'm gonna go to the morgue and cheer up") are my 2 other faves along with Cheating,

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by Anonymousreply 23June 10, 2022 2:25 AM

"The boys greet their Dad as though they are genuinely glad to see him."

They're not of course!

by Anonymousreply 24June 10, 2022 2:48 AM

A Case of Spring Fever

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by Anonymousreply 25June 10, 2022 2:55 AM

Was "Mother" there actress Faye Bainter? If yes, where are Mickey and Judy--and did she end up financing their Broadway musical herself for the kids dying to go to the country this summer for two months!??

by Anonymousreply 26June 10, 2022 3:03 AM

OP, thank you for this thread! I've never seen any of these shorts. I watched the first "ADWYF" and can't wait to see the rest.

by Anonymousreply 27June 10, 2022 3:32 AM

"Son treats Mother as though she's his best girl."

Crow: "And the less said about that, the better."

by Anonymousreply 28June 10, 2022 4:33 AM

"Father feigns eating, draws Junior out, then disowns him!"

by Anonymousreply 29June 10, 2022 4:50 AM

"Take me now."

by Anonymousreply 30June 10, 2022 5:00 AM

n Candy.I love "Circus on ice" if only for the song Tom Servo sings for "Pink candy Floss."

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by Anonymousreply 31June 10, 2022 5:06 AM

[quote]My favorite MST3K short is "The Home Economics Story"

"Five pound potty!?! She must have had a big breakfast!"

by Anonymousreply 32June 10, 2022 5:40 AM

So many delightful choices. I'm torn between OP, that bizarre romp from the National Spring Board, and the curiously gendered Mr. B. Natural.

The boys from MST3K always put a better spin on a meh sorta day.

by Anonymousreply 33June 10, 2022 5:56 AM

Anything that can make us laugh these days is a good thing. Thanks for the reminder OP, always loved the shorts.

by Anonymousreply 34June 10, 2022 6:47 AM

"Brother has to replace the oil in Junior's hair with winter weight."

by Anonymousreply 35June 10, 2022 7:04 AM

Mad Movies parody of The Little Princess

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by Anonymousreply 36June 10, 2022 8:34 AM

Brother runs a boy-cleaning service on the side

by Anonymousreply 37June 10, 2022 5:08 PM

Design for Dreaming is trippy all on its own...

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by Anonymousreply 38June 11, 2022 3:32 AM

I love Design for Dreaming

by Anonymousreply 39June 11, 2022 5:11 AM

These days I like the MST3K shorts more than the actual movies. You don’t have to commit two hours to a bad film.

by Anonymousreply 40June 11, 2022 1:07 PM

Also, r39...

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by Anonymousreply 41June 11, 2022 2:40 PM

R36 Thank you! I forgot about Mad Movies. I loved that program!

by Anonymousreply 42June 11, 2022 5:22 PM

^^My favorite was DOA using Desi Arnaz in place of Edmund O'Brien.

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by Anonymousreply 43June 11, 2022 5:29 PM


by Anonymousreply 44July 29, 2022 10:31 PM

More Mad Movies. They are insane. This turns DOA into an I Love Lucy adventure.

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by Anonymousreply 45July 30, 2022 2:55 AM

Dang it, sorry R43, you know what they say about great minds..

by Anonymousreply 46July 30, 2022 2:58 AM

The subtitle should be, “Donald Trump has a daydream.”

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by Anonymousreply 47July 30, 2022 3:58 AM

R46 You are forgiven!

by Anonymousreply 48July 30, 2022 6:50 AM
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