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(Gamera's beady eyes watch Kenny as he flees from the rocky sea cliff)

"Those kids at school — they tease you, Kenny. Because they've] never tasted hell. Today, we turn the tables!"

  — Crow (as Gamera)


The movie

Main article: Gamera (film)

The detonation of an atomic bomb awakens a giant flying turtle, which then goes off to devastate Japan.

The episode

Host Segments

DrFGamera

Dr. Forrester sans coat and ponytail

Prologue: The gang goes through a spoken warm-up to prepare for the experiment.

Invention Exchange: Joel presents a container that holds an infinite amount of salad, while Frank creates a vacuum that is supposed to clean up birdcages without removing the bird. It fails.

Segment Two: Tom sings the haunting ballad, "Tibby, Oh Tibby". Crow adds his own lyrics, but his irreverent tone upsets Tom.

MST3k 302 Tibby the Turtle

Servo sings to Tibby

Segment Three: Crow and Tom take out their rage on Kenny by using voodoo; Joel tries to get them to take a more positive outlook on Kenny. It doesn't work.

Segment Four: The Bots play beauty salon, and Gamera drops in for a visit.

Segment Five: Tom introduces the cast of "Gamera", a letter is read, and Joel gets a shock to the shammies.

Stinger: An Eskimo mutters a disturbed, "Bye..."
MST3k Mike Nelson as Gamera

Gamera (Michael J. Nelson) visits

Obscure references

  • "Mercy!! Rrrrooww!"
A reference to the song Oh, Pretty Woman and how the Japanese man in shades looks a bit like singer, Roy Orbison.
  • "The New York Times says God is dead, and the war's begun, and Alvin Tostig has a son today."
A paraphrasing of the lyrics from the Elton John song "Levon".
  • "Man, they've been in that plane for 48 hours!" "Luckily the in-flight film was Berlin Alexanderplatz."
Berlin Alexanderplatz was a 15 1/2 hour film directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
  • (Kenny's mother looking for him.) "Damien!? Damien!?"
Alluding to equally bratty pipsqueak Damien Thorn of The Omen, who is in reality the 'Son of the Devil.'
  • "Phenomena!...Bah dee dee dee!...Phenomena!"
Referring to the ditty Mah Na Mah Na made popular by The Muppets.
  • "You know, he didn't start the fire - It was always burning, since the world's been turning."
A reference to the chorus to the popular Billy Joel song "We Didn't Start the Fire".
  • "Live the good life in the off-world colonies!"
A line from the film Blade Runner.
  • "Kenny, join me! Together we will rule the Uni-... Oh." "Heh. Darth Turtle?"
A loose paraphrasing of a line from The Empire Strikes Back.
A reference to a long-running ad in the show business newspaper "Variety" about the unreleased film Chief Zabu.


Behind the scenes

MST3K cast

Regular cast

Guest cast

MST3K crew

Production

  • Music and lyrics for "Tibby, Oh Tibby" by Michael J. Nelson.
  • While Joel and the Bots are bickering in the theater, Joel gets fed up and rips off Crow's left arm and it flings away (twice!).
  • The magazine that Tom Servo is holding during the Beauty Shop skit is the April 1991 issue of Cosmopolitan.
  • Ranked 14th in the Top 100 Episodes as chosen by backers of the Bring Back MST3K Kickstarter.

Goofs

Callbacks

Movie Edits

Video releases

Gameradvd

MST3K DVD Cover

Gallery

References

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