"Fish Argument Theater will be right back, but first, a scene from Plot Convenience Playhouse."


The Movie

Main article: Gamera vs Zigra (film)

Synopsis

The giant turtle Gamera battles the shark-like creature Zigra.

The Episode

Host Segments

Root Beer kegger

Prologue: Joel and the Bots throw a root beer kegger. Magic Voice gets drunk.

Segment One (Invention Exchange): Mads: The Three Stooges Guns, offensive and defensive; Joel and the Bots: Crow T. Shish-ka-bob.

Segment Two: The Bots show Joel their dimensional model that explains how Gamera works.

Segment Three: Shoebox dioramas depicting the Gamera movies.

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Segment Four: Kenny and Helen, the children from the movie, visit the SOL. They're feeling really good!

Segment Five: Variations of the Gamera theme song.

Stinger: Fish Argument Theater comes to a climax.

MST3K cast

Regular Cast

Guest Cast

Trivia

Callbacks

Obscure References

  • "He directed 'The Return of the Secaucus Seven Samurai'!"

Return of the Secaucus 7 was a 1980 film about a group of aging former '60s radicals, directed by John Sayles. The Seven Samurai was a 1954 classic film by Akira Kurosawa.

  • "Meanwhile, at Dollyworld(sic)!"

Dollywood is a theme park in eastern Tennessee owned by Dolly Parton.

  • "All the Canadian seals are on steroids."
A combination of two different doping incidents from the Olympic Games. During the 1970s and 1980s, members of the East German women's swimming team were subjected to a regimen of anabolic steroids. Though accusations of doping were made at the time, hard evidence didn't surface until after the Berlin Wall fell. At the 1988 Olympics, Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson was stripped of his gold medal in the 100 meters after he tested positive for stanozolol.
  • "It's..."

When the children come across the old man on the beach, Tom Servo makes a reference to Monty Python's Flying Circus - specifically the decrepit man, played by Michael Palin, who usually opened the show with the single word "It's".

  • "Hey, it's Hot L Tokyo!"

Hot L Baltimore was an off-Broadway play that inspired a short-lived sitcom in 1975.

  • "Lorelei, let's live together!"

A reference to the Styx song "Lorelei".

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MST3K 316 Promo

  • "These Clare Prophet seminars are all the same!"

Elizabeth Clare Prophet is the leader of the Church Universal and Triumphant, a religious movement that has been widely denounced as a cult.

  • "Squirtin' a little KC Masterpiece on there!"

KC Masterpiece is a brand of barbecue sauce.

  • "Sisyphus, I presume?"

Said as Gamera holds up a rock to shield himself from Zigra's lasers. Sisyphus was a man in Greek mythology who repeatedly tricked the gods, and after he died was condemned to spend eternity trying to push a boulder up a mountain.

  • "Hell is for children!"

A reference to the Pat Benatar song "Hell is for Children".

  • "On the bottom of the ocean!"

A reference to the Talking Heads song "Once in a Lifetime".

Video releases

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