Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE SIDEHACKERS   Rewatch 
April 30, 2020 5:57 AM - Season 2, Episode 2 - Subscribe

Rewatch! On Thursday: Rommel is a mechanic who participates in weird motorcycle races in his off time. He introduces the unstable J.C. and his gang to his sport, but events take a violent turn. A grimy and depressing take of shattered love and revenge. How did this episode become one of Mystery Science Theater 3000's earliest beloved classics? A lot of it has to do with the sport of sidehacking depicted in the movie, which is two-person motorcycling on a dirt track, with a driver and a rider who leans their butt way out on a sidehack to balance the bike out on sharp turns. An obviously extremely dangerous sport that's the subject of some hilarious extended riff runs. Previously.
posted by JHarris (7 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
MST Club is our weekly (currently twice-weekly!) showing of episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000. We've been through the entire show once, and are taking a second orbit (although this time maybe minus a few clunkers -- I don't look forward to sitting through The Castle of Fu-Manchu again). Tonight's [Thursday's] episode is in our usual room at The show starts off at 7 PM Eastern, with the episode happening at 9 PM. Joooin uuuus....
posted by JHarris at 6:01 AM on April 30, 2020

Doesn't hurt to have a low IQ....
posted by Chrysostom at 11:20 AM on April 30, 2020

You magnificent bastard!
posted by stevis23 at 12:14 PM on April 30, 2020

butts you say? count me in.
posted by some loser at 2:13 PM on April 30, 2020

Did someone say sidetalking?

No? Oh sorry, never mind.
posted by ckape at 7:47 PM on April 30, 2020 [1 favorite]

This turned out to be a rather grim movie in the end. Who knew the desert sidecar motorcycle racing scene was so violently high-stakes?
posted by some loser at 6:11 AM on May 1, 2020 [1 favorite]

It was grimmer in the original cut - the show cut a good bit.
posted by Chrysostom at 6:51 PM on May 1, 2020 [1 favorite]

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