|“||"My piece of wood! It died so that we might live."||”|
|— Crow (as Caroline)|
- Main article: Time of the Apes (film)
Trapped in a future where apes dominate the world, a boy, a girl and a young woman try to find a way back to their own time with the help of a human rebel.
Prologue: The gang demonstrates why it's a bad idea to play ball on the SOL.
Segment Two: Joel and the Bots examine "Why Doesn't Johnny Care?"
Segment Three: The gang does a surreal reenactment of the Scopes Monkey Trial.
Segment Four: Crow looks at the functional but futuristic fashions of the film.
Segment Five: The SOL gang sings "The Sandy Frank Song", letters are read, and the Miracle Growth Baby pushes the button.
Stinger: "Johnny, don't go, it's too dangerous." "I don't care!"
- Joel Hodgson - Joel Robinson
- Trace Beaulieu - Crow T. Robot / Dr. Clayton Forrester
- Kevin Murphy - Tom Servo
- Frank Conniff - TV's Frank
- Jim Mallon - Gypsy
- Alexandra Carr - Magic Voice
- This is the last time that Jim Mallon appears in the main writers list.
- The baby is played by Eli Kenneth Mallon, Jim Mallon's newborn son.
- This episode aired seventh during Turkey Day '91, and sixth during Turkey Day '94.
- Joel says "You potched up the hole."
- Crow’s baseball glove falls off (you can see the duct tape) and Joel just rolls right with it.
- "Hey, it's Jame Gumb's van... it puts the lotion on its skin"
- "I knew reading that George Will book would pay off!"
- "...you used Deal-A-Meal..."
Deal-A-Meal was a diet plan promoted by Richard Simmons that involved using a set of cards to plan meals.
- "...with extra breakfast cereal, and some fruit bats..."
Items from a long list of strange foodstuffs recited in Monty Python and the Holy Grail during the "Holy Hand Grenade" scene.
- "Hey, where's B.J.?"
A reference to B.J. and the Bear, a TV series about a trucker and his pet chimpanzee that aired from 1979 to 1981.
- "They must be 'recess monkeys!'"
Pun on the rhesus monkeys of Southeast Asia.
- "It's about time!" "It's about space!"
Quoted from the theme song of It's About Time, a TV series that ran for one season in 1966-67.
- "I love the sound of breaking glass." - "Especially when I'm lonely."
Quoting the first two lines from Nick Lowe's song "I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass".
- "Play 'Misty' for me!"
- "It keeps the hot side hot and the cold side cold!"
The advertising slogan for the McDonald's McDLT, a sandwich that came in a styrofoam container with two separate areas for the hot and cold ingredients (the selling point being that the consumer would combine the two when they were ready).
- "How do it know?"
Follows the McDLT reference, the punchline of a joke about the operation of the thermos.
- "Do NOT attempt to adjust your TV set...!"
Slight misquote to the opening line of the 60's sci-fi television series The Outer Limits: "There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture."
- "Its the Daleks!!" "Exterminate! Exterminate!" -Joel and Tom Servo when the 3 awaken from stasis.
- "Eh, whadda ya want kid... Chip, Ernie. Where the heck is Preston Sturges".
A reference to the 1960's sitcom My Three Sons, wherein characters would call our for their Uncle Charley, played by William Demarest (who would often reply with "Chip, Ernie"). The reference to Preston Sturge may be to Sturges having fathered three sons.
- "Hello, hello, hello... Hello!"
This is a reference to the The Three Stooges, who would occasionally greet characters or answer the telephone with the same sing-song greeting.
- "It's a whole planet of Ron Perlmans!"
- "It's like a De Palma Film!"
Film director Brian De Palma often used a 360-degree camera pan.
- "I like you. I'm gonna kill you last."
This is a reference to the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie Commando, when he, in the role of John Matrix, tells Sully, the weaselly former Special Forces soldier, "I like you, Sully. That's why I'm going to kill you last". Later he tells Sully, "I lied," just before killing him.
- "'Lancelot Link' alone set us back a hundred years!"
Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp is a children's TV show from the early 1970s, whose characters were played by trained chimpanzees overdubbed with human voices.
- "Meanwhile in 'The Emerald Forest'... there's John Boorman"
A reference to the 1985 film The Emerald Forest in which a dam engineer searches for his son abducted by tribesmen in Brazil.
- "Well look up there, Ned Beatty! Fat ol' hog..."
- "Let's stay together!" "That's what Al Green said! I agree!"
- "Prepare to meet Kali... in hell!"
- "Hey! Hey! It's Ken Kesey and 'The Merry Pranksters!"
- "Hi, I'm William Conrad from First Alert. Don't let this happen to you. Paper windows just aren't safe."
Reference to TV commercials from the late 1970s to early 1980s starring William Conrad for home security products from First Alert.
- "Because a mind like Johnny's is a terrible thing to unleash."
A parody of the United Negro College Fund's slogan, "A mind is a terrible thing to waste".
Quoted from "Tradition", the opening song of the Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof.
- "Oh great, it's a planet of owls!" "And they are not what they seem!"
A play on "The owls are not what they seem", a quote from Twin Peaks.
- "Go go Godo watch him Go Go Go."
Slight parody of the theme song to Go Go Gophers, an animated segment from The Underdog Show about two Native American Gophers usually outwitting the US Army led by a coyote trying to get rid of them.
- "Nicolas Cage in 'Wild at Heart'!"
- "The Invaders! In color."
The Invaders is a short-lived sci-fi TV series from the late 1960s.
- "This music sounds like it's from 'Sketches of Spain'!"
- "Peter Noone!"
- "Now get in there and test that luggage!"
A reference to a 1970s luggage commercial featuring a gorilla trying to smash open a suitcase.
- "Oh thank you, Hanuman. Can we eat now?"
Hanuman is a Hindu god with monkey-like features.
- "Are those Monkey Boy jeans you're wearing?"
A reference to a series of Bugle Boy jeans commercials from the early 1990s.
- "Give a hoot. Don't pollute."
A reference to the 1970s anti-littering public service announcements starring Woodsy Owl.
- "Pop music, pop music..."
- "He looks like Teddy Ruxpin up close."
Teddy Ruxpin is a popular toy of the 1980s; a teddy bear that "talked" with the aid of special audio cassettes.
- "Is he gonna say he spilled Nair on his face?"
Nair is a brand of hair remover.
- "It's a Donovan video."
Donovan is a Scottish folk singer, songwriter and guitarist whose popularity peaked in the late 1960s.
- "Neil Peart on drums."
- "People try to put us d-d-down..."
- "He really shocked the monkey!"
- "Oh! There's a guard!" "Elite Republican Guard!"
- "Ricky Schroder in The Champ."
- "Zsa Zsa Gabor?" "No, she's still doing community service."
A reference to a 1989 incident in which Zsa Zsa Gabor was arrested for slapping a Beverly Hills police officer who had pulled her over.
- "Home? Where my thoughts escape me? Home? Where I comb my face-y?"
- "Brawny wants his shirt back."
A reference to the Brawny paper towels mascot.
- "It's Don Knotts in 'The Shakiest Ape in the West'!"
A reference to the Western comedy movie The Shakiest Gun in the West.
- "McHale's Navy goes to the 'Planet of the Apes" on today's matinee movie"
A reference to the 1960s TV sitcom McHale's Navy which portrayed a bumbling crew of a U.S. Navy PT boat.
- "Hey, look! Caddyshack! Oh no wait...it's Pepe!"
Riffing on how Pepe's face markings resemble those of the gopher puppet that tormented Bill Murray in the 1980 golf comedy Caddyshack.
- "Well it's about this time that the the old ape boys got themselves into a heap of trouble over at Cooter's Place. See, they were picking nits off each other and, well..."
A reference to the occasional voice overs from the 1980s TV show The Dukes of Hazzard.
- "My name is Inigo Montoya!"
- "He's waiting for Godo, I think."
- "I'm gonna go rent 'Faces of Death'."
Faces of Death is an infamous exploitation film consisting of supposedly authentic footage of people being killed.
- "Fashions by Issey Miyake!"
Issey Miyake is a Japanese fashion designer.
- "It's an Obssession commercial! If I'm an ape, then pronounce me guilty." "Between apes and men lies Obsession."
A reference to commercials for Calvin Klein's fragrance Obsession, which were frequently mocked for their art film-like pretentiousness.
- "Only seven days..." "In May!"
A reference to the 196y political thriller Seven Days in May.
- Commercially released on DVD by Shout! Factory in December 2011 as part of Volume XXII, a 4-disc set along with Mighty Jack, The Violent Years, and The Brute Man.
- The DVD includes an introduction by August Ragone and MST Hour wraps.
|preceded by: Season 2||MST3K Season 3||followed by: Season 4|
|1991 - 1992|
|301||Cave Dwellers||1991-06-01||309||The Amazing Colossal Man||1991-08-03||317||The Saga of the Viking Women...||1991-10-26|
|302||Gamera||1991-06-08||310||Fugitive Alien||1991-08-17||318||Star Force: Fugitive Alien II||1991-11-16|
|303||Pod People||1991-06-15||311||It Conquered the World||1991-08-24||319||War of the Colossal Beast||1991-11-30|
|304||Gamera vs Barugon||1991-06-22||312||Gamera vs Guiron||1991-09-07||320||The Unearthly||1991-12-14|
|305||Stranded in Space||1991-06-29||313||Earth vs the Spider||1991-09-14||321||Santa Claus Conquers/Martians||1991-12-21|
|306||Time of the Apes||1991-07-13||314||Mighty Jack||1991-09-21||322||Master Ninja I||1992-01-11|
|307||Daddy-O (episode)||1991-07-20||315||Teenage Cave Man||1991-11-09||323||The Castle of Fu Manchu||1992-01-18|
|308||Gamera vs Gaos||1991-07-27||316||Gamera vs Zigra||1991-10-19||324||Master Ninja II||1992-01-25|