Mystery Science Theater 3000: I ACCUSE MY PARENTS   Rewatch 
December 16, 2020 1:29 AM - Season 5, Episode 7 - Subscribe

Re-re-re-watch! One additional "re" because this episode appeared during Turkey Day 2020! Is it a bit surprising that this episode is so beloved by fans? There's no malevolent stuffed toys, no Snuffleupigan aliens, no thrilling zamboni chases, no Mitchell, no Rowsdower, no giant turtle, no Torgo, no Ken, or Ken. Just the lying kid of a couple of rich drunk parents who turns to a life... of crime. The moment that makes this one for me is when Joel and the bots have built a mobile representing all the various contributing factors to Jimmy's problems, one of them is just the huge word STUPID floating by right in front of the camera. There's also the short The Truck Farmer, which, surprise, has little to do with trucks. Previousy, and again. This is the last MST Club episode show before the holidays--more info inside.

We're getting up close to December 23rd again, so we're taking Sunday's show off. Next week's Thursday show would be on Christmas Eve, which for us is day 2 of the marathon.

BTW, the previous non-Turkey Day showing of I Accuse My Parents was December 9, 2019, nearly one year ago.
posted by JHarris (12 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
posted by wittgenstein at 9:13 AM on December 16, 2020

I enjoy this movie because it's one of a category that has made up MST3K's best episodes: the kind of movie that makes you say, "Why was this movie made?" Like Manos, it's not just bad, it's baffling. The Wikipedia page calls it an exploitation movie, but what did it exploit? It isn't all that sexy or violent, and the moral doesn't seem of any interest to the troops that it claims to be made for. A delightful mystery.
posted by Countess Elena at 2:07 PM on December 16, 2020

Do you want to watch this episode? We're showing it tonight, at MST Club, at a 9 PM Eastern. Show begins (with a mystery movie) at 7 PM Eastern. We have shows, currently, on Thursdays and Sundays. I hope to see you there!
posted by JHarris at 3:55 PM on December 16, 2020

Er... or maybe it's Wednesday right now. Heh. Sorry about that, false alarm!
posted by JHarris at 4:02 PM on December 16, 2020

Also: it looks like somehow a "Re" (of "Rewatch?") made it into the post title, if a mod could fix that.
posted by JHarris at 4:31 PM on December 16, 2020

I Reaccuse My Parents
posted by StarkRoads at 4:40 PM on December 16, 2020 [2 favorites]

Mod note: Fixed!
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:43 PM on December 16, 2020

I think this movie is kinda deliberately anodyne to make it a feel-good story, so it maintains a certain tone. While also being about a kid with neglectful parents who half heartedly falls in with a bad crowd.

It's a bit of a muddle.
posted by StarkRoads at 4:50 PM on December 16, 2020

This is possibly my favorite MST3K.
posted by emjaybee at 5:21 AM on December 17, 2020

I like jello.
posted by Jessica Savitch's Coke Spoon at 6:31 AM on December 17, 2020

Okay, NOW it's time for MST Club, at the link above, heh.
posted by JHarris at 4:07 PM on December 17, 2020

I'm so happy this episode is beloved by fans because I bought a set of 3-4 MST3K VHS tapes when I was a kid (they were ridic expensive, like $50-60 for this set) and this was one of them and my fav. I watched it so many times.

It starts with the Killdozer short, oh sorry I meant TRUCK FARMER.
posted by OnTheLastCastle at 10:34 AM on December 18, 2020

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