Giving ‘The Terminator’ a Raspberry on Aug. 31

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This month, “The Terminator” will be up against a terrifying new kind of opponent, the likes of which Ahhnold has never seen: the Raspberry Brothers.

The Knitting Factory’s resident funnymen, who also contribute to “Saturday Night Live” and The Onion, will be lampooning the action classic as it screens during their weekly “Comedy over Movies” show in the venue’s front bar.

“ ‘The Terminator’ franchise has survived a quarter-century, enduring lame sequels, bad reviews, and a TV series,” said Jerm Pollet, lead Raspberry Brother. “Our only salvation is to go back in time to when killer robots from the future looked like the governor of California.”

The weekly shows, whose previous targets have included the Britney Spears flick, “Crossroads,” and “Conan, the Barbarian,” have turned into theme parties, where people dress up and play games for free drinks. The Knitting Factory’s bartender, Johnny, makes a new drink each week to go along with the theme.

Best of all, the show is free, and the Brothers will definitely show you a side of “Terminator” that you’ve never seen.

Raspberry Brothers screen “The Terminator” at Knitting Factory [361 Metropolitan Ave. at Havemayer Street in Williamsburg, (347) 529-6696], Aug. 31 at 8 pm. Free. For info, visit

Updated 5:20 pm, July 9, 2018
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