Guys, I never thought I'd miss Simon and Kor so badly.
- Jonah, on the film's protagonists.

Wizards of the Lost Kingdom II is the 11th episode of the eleventh season of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and the 208th episode overall. It premiered on April 14, 2017.

The Movie[]

Main article: Wizards of the Lost Kingdom II (film)

A aged wizard recruits an adolescent farmboy to become his apprentice. They join forces with an retired warrior, a handsome prince, and the leader of a group of warrior women to reunite the three kingdoms and wrest control from cruel tyrants.


  • A scene where David Carradine's character fights a giant octopus is removed. Ardy comments on its absence by saying that "it could have saved the whole movie."

The Episode[]

Host Segments[]

Prologue: Jonah and the Bots are feeling down because it's raining outside (don't ask how).

Segment One: The Invention Exchange. Jonah cuts Cliffs Notes down even further with "GIF Notes", summarizing works of fine literature in emojis. Kinga presents "Punt Bunnies", bunnies that enjoy being punted. Ardy has to clean up another movie spill before he sends the only movie worse than Wizards of the Lost Kingdom... Wizards of the Lost Kingdom II!

Segment Two: Jonah and the Bots host a franchisee orientation video for "Dark One's Renaissance Bar and Grille". Kinga and Max get in on the sketch as "actual customers".

Segment Three: Crow and Tom don't think wizards are very funny, so Jonah educates them on the wizard comedy craze of the 1980s.

Segment Four: Kinga is still not getting the ratings she desires (despite Netflix not using ratings) and it's getting her upset. When she spots Grandma Pearl driving through the area, Kinga asks her for advice on how to find both love and success. Unsurprisingly, Pearl is no help at all, so Kinga comes up with an idea for the ultimate ratings-booster... she's going to marry Jonah!

Segment Five: Jonah prescribes some good movies to help wipe away the misery from today's film, but it proves harder to do than he thinks due to just how bad it was.

Stinger: Tyor watches the muscles on his arm inflate a la Popeye.

Obscure References[]

  • "That's not how you play chess boxing!"

Chess boxing is a real sport where the competitors alternate between boxing and playing chess.

  • "Orson?"

On the TV show Mork and Mindy, starring Robin Williams, Mork would often address his boss Orson who was only depicted as a deep, disembodied voice.

  • "Shrinky Dinks!"

Shrinky Dinks, a popular toy item in the 70s and 80s, were thin pieces of paper that kids could draw designs on and then heat up to become hard plastic.

  • "I just remembered a really funny episode of Caroline in the City!"

Caroline in the City was a 1990s sitcom starring Lea Thompson about a New York City cartoonist and her quirky friends.

  • Tyor - "Live?" Servo - "...Or Memorex?"

The Memorex brand of recording media used the slogan "Is it live... or is it Memorex?" as a way to promote the high quality of their product.

  • "Alvy Singer!"

Alvy Singer was the name of Woody Allen's stand-up comedian character in the film Annie Hall. During one scene, Alvy is bothered on the sidewalk by two unsophisticated New Yorkers who recognize him from television and shout his name.

  • "I picked the wrong week to stop sacrificing to Ba'al..."

Ba'al was a an ancient Canaanite deity. The line "I picked the wrong week to stop..." was repeated several times by Lloyd Bridges' character in the comedy film Airplane! Each time, he would mention a different practice that might tend to affect a person's attitude or mental state (i.e. drinking coffee, smoking, sniffing glue).

  • "It's got a compass in the stock and this thing which tells time!"

These were features of the Red Ryder BB Gun, the Christmas present desired by Ralphie in the film A Christmas Story.

  • "You guys smash these pots in case they have Rupees or hearts."

A reference to the video game The Legend of Zelda, in which breakable pots would frequently hide useful items. Rupees are the game's currency, and hearts restore the player's health.

  • "O'Doyle rules!"

A line from the Adam Sandler movie Billy Madison.

  • "He chose... poorly."

The chalice falling leads Tom to make a reference to the scene in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade where the villain drinks from the wrong cup and dissolves into dust and bones.

  • "They finally found Ray Brower."

The movie Stand By Me features four kids who set out to find the dead body of a kid they know named Ray Brower.

  • "You're the wizard now, dog!"

Parody of Sean Connery's line "You're the man now, dog!", from the movie Finding Forrester.

Behind the Scenes[]

MST3K Cast[]

Regular Cast

Guest Cast

MST3K Crew[]

Main article: List of MST3K Crew#Season 11




Video Releases[]

This episode was released, along with the rest of Season 11, by Shout! Factory in Collector's Edition (2017) and standard (2018) box sets. The sets are available in both DVD and Blu-ray formats. The episode was also made digitally available, individually or as a set, across several online storefronts in 2018.