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The Rebel Set 

A little boy wanders around the Canadian National Exhibition after his oblivious parents lose track of him in Johnny at the Fair (1947). Then it's time for another 1950s beatnik movie with ... See full summary »

Director:

Trace Beaulieu

Writers:

Joel Hodgson (creator), Michael J. Nelson (head writer) | 9 more credits »
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Episode cast overview:
Trace Beaulieu ... Crow T. Robot / Dr. Clayton Forrester
Joel Hodgson Joel Hodgson ... Joel Robinson
Jim Mallon Jim Mallon ... Gypsy
Kevin Murphy ... Tom Servo
Frank Conniff ... TV's Frank
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A little boy wanders around the Canadian National Exhibition after his oblivious parents lose track of him in Johnny at the Fair (1947). Then it's time for another 1950s beatnik movie with The Rebel Set (1959) in which a shop owner convinces three losers to help him rob an armored car. Joel and the Bots take acting lessons and hold a writing workshop. Written by skillwithaquill

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 1992 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA

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Best Brains See more »
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Color
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Quotes

Joel: "187. Measure people by the size of their hearts, not by the size of their bank accounts."
Crow T. Robot: Oh, that's enough, Joel! I can't take any more! Please, no!
Tom Servo: No, no, keep going, keep going! This is great, are you crazy?
Joel: "188. When facing a difficult task, act as though it's impossible to fail. When going after Moby Dick, take along the tartar sauce!"
[the bots scream in terror]
Joel: Hoel the phone, you two, Momom and Pepop are calling.
Dr. Forrester: That's nothing, Joel, Clive Barker says I've seen the future of horror, ...
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Connections

References Runaway Train (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
(uncredited)
Written by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Performed by Trace Beaulieu
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One of the best MST 3K movies ... about "Beatniks"
17 October 2019 | by robertmurray-70637See all my reviews

In order to make the MST 3K "riffing" really enjoyable, the movie they choose to spoof must have something to offer. This 1959 movie mocks the "Beatnik" culture that emerged in the post WWII era, and it is hilarious. The 1950s Beatniks had an enormous influence on the 1960s "Hippie/Counter Culture" movement, but, let's face it, a lot of the things the Beatniks did were pretty goofy, and this movie parodies their worst affectations. OK, it's a fairly "bad" "crime/caper" movie but it's one of those bad movies that is fun to watch. It's also educational for students who want to know more about how American culture changed in the second half of the 20th century. It's not a scholarly treatise of course, but you can actually learn a lot from popular culture products like this film. I imagine that many of the actors in the film had some personal experience with Beatniks, as both the acting profession and the Beatnik culture had New York City as their home base.


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