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"Fourth floor: Tyrannical tycoons, loose women."
  — Tom Servo


The movie

Main article: Moon Zero Two (film)

A freelance space pilot is hired by a crooked millionaire to illegally redirect a high-value asteroid to crash on the lunar surface.

The episode

Host segments

Gypsymoonzero2

The SOL Crew

Prologue: Joel asks the viewers to think of him if they go to the refrigerator for a snack during the break, so he can eat vicariously.

Invention Exchange: Joel has created Drive-By Food, which is teleported directly into your stomach. He demonstrates with a cookie and some milk. The Mads have created Pez-like toothpaste dispensers which feature the heads of celebrities known for their roles that involve vomiting. Joel suggests that therapy might do them good.

Segment Two: Joel and the Bots put on a play about the first moon landing, ultimately leading to the astronauts being locked out of their rocket after stepping on the Moon.

Segment Three: After seeing "Moonopoly" being played in the movie, the SOL crew wonder about other games of the future.

Segment Four: Crow and Tom argue about which woman in the movie is more attractive. Joel makes them fight it out in zero gravity like in the movie.

Ending Segment: Joel and the Bots name good things and bad things about the movie. Then Joel reads a letter.

Obscure references

  • "Are those the Blue Meanies?"
This is referencing the animated Beatles film Yellow Submarine. The Blue Meanies were the music hating villains that invaded Pepperland in the movie.
  • "Oh he's got V.P.L. in a bad way"
Visible Panty Lines.
  • "Did he get that t-shirt at a Molly Hatchet concert?"
Molly Hatchet is a 70's southern-rock band best known for their hit "Flirtin' With Disaster".
  • "Works every time!"
A reference to a Colt 45 malt liquor ad campaign featuring Billy Dee Williams.
  • "Your mother flosses in Hell!"
A reference to the famous line "Your mother sucks cocks in Hell!" from the 1973 horror movie The Exorcist.
  • "I'm just wild about Harry..."
"I'm Just Wild About Harry" is a song written in 1921 for the Broadway show Shuffle Along.
  • "Doesn't he look like the head of KAOS?" "Bernie Kopell...""The guy from That Girl..."
On the TV series Get Smart, Bernie Kopell played Siegfried (the head of the international criminal organization KAOS), whom Hubbard slightly resembles. Kopell also appeared in the role of Jerry Bauman on the sitcom That Girl during the same time period.
  • "You mean crash it, and that's against the law in a big way." "He's right, just ask John Landis."
A reference to the mishap that occurred in 1983 during filming of the first segment of Twilight Zone: the Movie, directed by John Landis, in which actor Vic Morrow and two children were decapitated/crushed by an out of control helicopter blinded by the pyrotechnics used during the filming of the scene.
  • "Snoopers and Blabbers"
Snooper and Blabber was a Hanna-Barbera cartoon about a cat detective named Snooper and his mouse partner named Blabber. Servo says this line with a lisp, impersonating Blabber's speech style.
  • "You gotta marry her, Bill. She's got the Wedding Bell Blues."
"Wedding Bell Blues" was a hit song for the group The Fifth Dimension in 1969.
  • "Hokay Meester Fawlty" and "He's from Barcelona"
Both are references to the British TV comedy Fawlty Towers, specifically the character of Manuel.
  • "Hey, it's Randolph Mantooth!"
Randolph Mantooth is an actor best known for his role as Johnny Gage on the 70's paramedic drama TV show Emergency!. The actor on screen physically resembles Mantooth.
  • "Its Major Kong."
Major T.J. "King" Kong is Slim Pickens' character in Dr. Strangelove, or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. Major Kong's iconic last scene involves him riding a falling atomic bomb, similar to the scene of a man pushing a bomb-shaped engine through space in Moon Zero Two.
  • "In space, no one can hear a wedgie" and "In space, no one can art direct"
Paraphrasing the advertising tagline from the movie Alien; "In space, no one can hear you scream."

Behind the scenes

MST3K cast

Regular cast

MST3K crew

Full crew

Production

  • This is the first and (so far) only episode to feature a movie produced by Hammer Films, who are better known for their Gothic horror films (which often starred Peter Cushing and/or Christopher Lee).

Goofs

  • Joel gets Crow to say a good thing and a bad thing about the movie, but neglects to give him a RAM chip, like he does for Tom Servo and Gypsy.


Video releases

Moonzero2dvd

MST3K DVD Cover

Gallery

References


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