"Lookit — they're all on their way to a George Romero film festival!"
  — Joel

The movie

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The episode

Host segments


Prologue: Joel and Tom are having a rough morning, but Crow shows up all chipper complete with a "morning poem". Tom follows up that he hates "morning bots".

Invention Exchange: Joel demonstrates his cartoon eyeglasses, while the Mads show off their cotton candy that screams when you bite into it.


Reality court

Segment Two: Crow and Tom take Commando Cody to 'reality court'

Segment Three: Joel and the bots talk about how stupid the movie is, then go off on a tangent about how to create a better show

Segment Four: The bots fill the Satellite of Love with lots of thick fog

Ending Segment: Joel bakes a pie and reads a letter

Obscure references

  • "Well, it's a broken water main Ralphy Boy"
A reference to Ed Norton from the TV show The Honeymooners: he worked in the sewers of NYC.
The character in question resembles the well-known American singer.
  • "Hey mikey, she likes it!" while kissing the girl.
A reference to a classic Life cereal commercial from the 1970s.
  • "Lovely, Lovely!"
This is a reference to the necktie killer in Alfred Hitchcock's Frenzy.

Behind the scenes

MST3K cast

Regular cast

MST3K crew

Full crew


  • Tom Servo does not appear in the closing segment.
  • This is the first episode in which they add a blue tint to a black-and-white movie, presumably to help shadowrama be more visible. It’s a practice that will continue into the fourth season.
  • Both inventions are props from Joel’s standup act.
  • This is the last episode to air during the 80's.


Video releases



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