I will put this microphone near your face. You are NOT allowed to touch it.
- Synthia, explaining the microphone-handling protocol to the audience.

The Movie[]

Main article: Deathstalker II (film)

The heroic Deathstalker battles a number of enemies to help an exiled princess regain her throne.

The Show[]

Host Segments[]

Prologue: Jonah and the 'Bots introduce themselves and demonstrate their invention, the Instant Cosplay Generator. Synthia attempts to impersonate Kinga (with the help of Joel Robinson as Max) but the illusion fails to convince Jonah and the 'Bots. Synthia brings Joel to the stage and then introduces the movie.

Host Segment: Jonah and Synthia sing together, then Synthia hosts a question-and-answer session with Crow and Tom Servo.

Host Segment: The cast sings another song, then a brief video introduces movie monster conservationist Dr. Donna St. Phibes, who appears on stage with one of the pig-like creatures from the movie (played by Jonah). She then demonstrates the various tricks she has trained it to do.

Host Segment: Gypsy appears on stage and hosts a fashion show featuring costumes inspired by the movie.

Host Segment: Joel introduces the cast for a curtain call.


Obscure References[]

  • "Hey, it's Marsellus Wallace's soul!"
A reference to the Quentin Tarantino film Pulp Fiction. Some fans of the film have speculated that the mysterious briefcase that various characters pursue contains the soul of crime boss Marsellus Wallace.
  • "Anthony Weiner?"
Anthony Weiner is a former US Representative from New York's 11th district. He resigned from Congress in 2011 after becoming embroiled in a high-profile sex scandal. The tavern patron in the scene resembles him slightly.
  • "Alas, pork Yorick..."
A play on the scene from William Shakespeare's Hamlet in which Hamlet considers the skull of the jester named Yorick. He begins his speech by saying "Alas, poor Yorick..."
  • "Barroom brawl..."
Joel, Jonah, and the 'Bots engage in an extended pastiche of the song "The Ballroom Blitz", which was recorded by the British glam rock band The Sweet in 1973. It was notably covered by Tia Carrere in the film Wayne's World.
  • "Who are these low-rent Nazgûl?"
The Nazgûl (aka Ring Wraiths) are corrupted former ring bearers who seek the One Ring for the Dark Lord Sauron in the The Lord of the Rings. In The Fellowship of the Ring, they ride horses.
  • "Deathstalker IS Johnny Depp in Tim Burton's Washington Irving's Sleepy Hollow."
"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is a short story by the American author Washington Irving. It features the notable character The Headless Horseman. First published in 1820, the story has been adapted several times, including a 1999 feature film directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp as Ichabod Crane (who was depicted significantly differently than in the original story).
  • "We got ourselves a fugitive. I need a hard-target search of every warehouse, farmhouse, and pig-man's house in the area."
This is referencing U.S. Marshal Sam Gerard's instructions to his team in the 1993 film The Fugitive.
  • "Be nice. It's my first time using Blue Apron."
Blue Apron is a subscription-based meal delivery service. It advertises itself as providing pre-measured ingredients, allowing users to take the guesswork out of meal preparation. It was often advertised on podcasts.
  • "Lay off of me, I'm starving!"
This line was said by Chris Farley in a sketch on Saturday Night Live. In an installment of the recurring sketch about the Gap Girls (young women played by Adam Sandler and David Spade who worked in a mall clothing store and were disinterested in helping customers), the girls encountered their friend (a young woman played by Farley) at the food court and commented on how much/quickly she was eating. Farley dropped his falsetto voice and barked this line at the others.
  • "My eyes! These goggles do nothing!"
A reference to the The Simpsons episode "Radioactive Man: The Movie", in which actor Ranier Wolfcastle (a parody of Arnold Schwarzenegger) says this after being caught in a flood of acid on a movie set (and following the director's instructions to wear goggles).
  • "I'm gonna Donahue this..."
Synthia says this before venturing into the audience for the question-and-answer session. TV talk show host Phil Donahue pioneered the practice of going into his studio audience to hold the microphone near them as they asked questions of his guests on his eponymously-named show.

Behind the Scenes[]

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