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(Gaos chows down on a hapless reporter)

Welcome to this week's edition of Eat the Press.

  — Crow


The Movie

Main article: Gamera vs Gaos (film)

Synopsis

The giant turtle Gamera battles the bloodthirsty creature Gaos.

The Episode

Host Segments

Self-Image Printers

Prologue: The Bots annoy Joel with raspy-voiced characters from pop culture.

Segment One (Invention Exchange): Gypsy does her impression of the NBC Sunday Night Mystery Movie. The Mads sport Self-Image Printers that reveal a person's true persona. Joel makes a Fax Machine-Kleenex Dispenser and blows getting the cure for the common cold.

Segment Two: Joel tries to demonstrate how the viewers can make a cool Gaos of their own, only to be sabotaged by Crow and Tom Servo.

The "Gameradämerung"

Segment Three: The SOL crew attempts to put on the "Gameradamerung", but are interrupted by Movie sign.

Segment Four: Joel tries to spin plates as Gaos the Great on The Ed Sullivan Show.

Segment Five: Joel and the Bots ponder better ways to get rid of Gaos than the turntable-fountain of blood combo in the movie. Crow encourages viewers to send in ideas of their own.

Stinger: The comic relief guys make weird faces.

MST3K cast

Trivia

  • Michael J. Nelson wrote the plate spinning music, which he entitled: "Opus 4, Number 23, Plate Spinning Song"
  • This episode aired sixth during Turkey Day '93.

Callbacks

Goofs

  • Joel blows his reading of the name "Brenda Vacarro."

Obscure References

  • "I love to laugh! Long and loud and clear!" -Crow T. Robot

Crow quotes the Marry Poppins character Uncle Albert, played by Ed Wynn. Crow also imitates Wynn's distinct vocal style.

  • "Mucilage tastes just like sweet honey!"

Mucilage is an adhesive made from vegetable gum or product.

  • "What's the buzz? Tell me what's happening." -Joel Robinson

Joel says a lyric from "What's the Buzz" from the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar, albeit in a spoken word style.

  • "My wings are like a shield of steel!"

The catchphrase of the obscure superhero Batfink, who would say this when using his metal wings to protect himself from danger.

  • "I thought this was Ferris wheel's day off"

Ferris Bueller's Day Off is a 1986 high school comedy starring Matthew Broderick.

  • "No, Pterri, no!"

Pterri is a small, green, puppet pterodactyl from the children's live action show Pee-Wee's Playhouse.

  • Hey... Sticks Nix Hick Pix

Sticks Nix Hick Pix was a headline from the July 17th, 1935 printing issue the Hollywood trade paper "Variety". It indicated that rural areas (sticks) were not interested in seeing movies about rural America (hick pix).

  • "Ultra Violet, she's here?"

Ultra Violet (Isabelle Collin Dufresne) was a photographer and artist who worked with Salvadore Dali and Andy Warhol.

Video releases

MST3K DVD Cover

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