"This door sounds brown!"
- Crow (as Kathy Ireland)

The Movie[]

Main article: Alien from L.A. (film)

Deep Roy in Alien from L.A.


Awkward young diner waitress Wanda Saknussemm discovers a subterranean civilization while searching for her lost archaeologist father. She gains confidence on her adventure.

The Episode[]

Host Segments[]



Prologue: Crow presides as Drill Sergeant over boot camp at Fort Satellite of Love, Mike is blindfolded and Tom Servo is completely field stripped.

Segment One / Invention exchange: Dr. F presents the Vend-A-Gut, which makes getting a donor organ as easy as getting a Snickers bar. Mike demonstrates Fridge Udders. Tom and Crow try to cow tip the fridge and Crow ends up crushed underneath it.

Segment Two: Crow, Tom, and Mike play guess the supermodel. The bots claim it’s Clara Peller. Mike won't believe it. (The clues actually point to Paulina Porizkova.)



Segment Three: Crow, Tom, and Mike sing "My Wild Irish Ireland," with Tom doing the Kathy Ireland part. Pathetically, Mike starts to think Tom really is Kathy.

Segment Four: Crow, Tom, and Mike play the "guess Kathy’s emotions" game, in which all of the emotions are "DULL SURPRISE!"

Segment Five: Mike and the 'Bots read a letter from a very inquisitive viewer. Frank is still feeding change to the Vend-A-Gut. Dr. Forrester interrupts Frank's counting, forcing Frank to start over.

Stinger: Kathy says "Yuck!"


Crow, Tom, and Mike sing "My Wild Irish Ireland"

MST3K cast[]


  • "My Wild Irish Ireland" written and arranged by: Kevin Murphy, Michael J. Nelson and David Sussman.
  • The recurring joke phrase "Dull surprise!" comes from this episode.
  • Unusual Credits: The sound of quarters continuing to pour out of the Vend-a-gut coin return slot can be heard during the first half of the credits.
  • $150,000 in quarters would weigh 7,500 pounds. If stacked, the pile would be 3,450 feet tall (about 2/3 of a mile).
  • This episode aired on MTV during MTV Comedy Weekend.


Obscure References[]

  • "This is my robot. There are many like it, but this one is mine."
"This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine." is the first line of the Rifleman's Creed, a part of basic United States Marine Corps doctrine.
  • "I want to watch Sisters!"
Sisters is a TV drama series that aired from 1991 to 1996. It was geared towards women viewers.
  • "And what is the name of your robot?"
Crow is paraphrasing Gunnery Sergeant Hartman (R. Lee Ermey) from Full Metal Jacket. Mike's crazed facial expression at the beginning of the next segment is a parody of the character Pyle's mental breakdown from the same film.
  • "Getting dumped in... about an hour."
A parody of the advertising slogan for LensCrafters.
  • "He looks like Clint Howard!"
Ron Howard's brother Clint is a prolific B-movie actor, and occasionally appears in films directed by his better-known brother.
  • "Going sideways, Mr. Saknussemm?"
A parody of the spoken-word intro to the Aerosmith song "Love in an Elevator". Saknussem is the name of a character from Journey to the Center of the Earth.
  • "Hey, it's the Blue Mosque!" "No, the Blue Mosque isn't on a hill!"
The Sultan Ahmed Mosque, also known as the Blue Mosque, is a converted Eastern Orthodox Church and an Istanbul landmark.
  • "When I squint, you look like Ian Anderson!"
Ian Anderson is the lead singer of Jethro Tull.
  • "Saigon. Shucks. I can't believe I'm still in Saigon!"
A parody of the opening line from Apocalypse Now.
  • "Has anybody here seen my old friend John?"
A quote from the song "Abraham, Martin & John".
  • "Once I had a love and it was a gas..."
A line from the song "Heart of Glass" by Blondie. This is said when a character resembling Blondie's lead singer Debbie Harry walks by Wanda.
  • "Divorced? Harassed by creditors?"
An old slogan for TV commercials promoting a firm of lawyers.
  • "It's Home Alone 3: The Destruction of Jared-Syn!"
Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn is a 3-D post-apocalyptic sci-fi movie released in 1983. At the time of this episode's production, the film Home Alone 3 had not yet been made.
  • "It's a Samurai!"
The Suzuki Samurai is a compact SUV that drastically declined in popularity after a Consumer Reports article suggested that it was dangerously prone to rollovers.
  • "Schlepcar!"
A reference to the Sid and Marty Krofft TV show Wonderbug, in which a living jalopy named Schlepcar could magically become the dune buggy of the title.
  • "I wanna come over and roll in your clover and kiss your Blarney Stone."
The Blarney Stone is a famous Irish landmark where visitors kiss it for good luck. Crow is probably using this as a euphemism.
  • "Chicks and ducks and geese better scurry..."
Quoted from "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top", a song from the musical Oklahoma!.
  • "One night in Bangkok makes a hard man humble!"
A lyric from the song "One Night in Bangkok" from the musical Chess. It became a popular radio single with vocals by Murray Head.
  • "Tonight! Sam Giancana sings Pagliaccii."
Sam Giancana was a Sicilian American gangster whose exploits influenced those depicted in The Godfather. Pagliacci is an Italian opera famous for an opera singer dressed as a clown.
  • "Hey, it's a Nelson!"
A reference to the pop-metal band Nelson, fronted by Ricky Nelson's twin sons. They were known for their long, straight blond hair.
  • "It's like a Peter Greenaway set!"
Peter Greenaway is the director of such films as The Belly of an Architect and The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover.
  • "Live the good life in the off-world colonies!"
A quote from Blade Runner.
  • "You can't have any pudding if you don't eat your meat!"
A quote from the spoken-word outro to the Pink Floyd song "Another Brick in the Wall".
  • "Paul Westerberg to the rescue!"
Paul Westerberg is the former lead singer of The Replacements.
  • "It's the cover of Tommy!"
The Who's album Tommy has a cover that is similar to the background in the shot.
  • "Maybe they'll run into Spinal Tap back there!"
A reference to a scene in the comedy film This Is Spinal Tap wherein the titular band gets lost in the underground tunnels of a concert hall.
  • "There's a world going on underground"
A line from the song Underground by Tom Waits. This song was referenced earlier in Episode #318.
  • "Tonight, kids- something really scary!"
Crow is imitating Count Floyd, a character from SCTV.
  • "Are they on Captain Ron's boat?"
Captain Ron is a 1992 comedy movie starring Kurt Russell as a grizzled recreational boat captain.

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