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"Hey, wait a minute!"

"She's nude!"

- Mike and Crow


The Short[]

WHAT ABOUT JUVENILE DELINQUENCY

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The short "What About Juvenile Delinquency"

Synopsis[]

A gang of punks assault a man for driving too slow and steal his mechanical pencil. They then pick up their missing member Jamie, the son of the man they've just beaten.

Information[]

The Movie[]

Main article: The Atomic Brain (film)

Synopsis[]

A bitter elderly woman uses her fortune to fund an amoral medical researcher's attempts to implant human brainwaves into a different body (including animals).

The Episode[]

Loveletters

Crow and Tom perform "Love Letters"

Host Segments[]

Prologue: Mike gushes as Crow and Tom do the final dress rehearsal for the performance piece Love Letters.

Invention Exchange (Segment One): The Bots dress up as and mock the Mads, leaving the Mads no choice but to respond in kind. As usual it doesn't go so well for Frank.

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The Bots are the Mads!

Segment Two: With the aid of a weather station kit, Tom has transformed himself into Weather Servo 9! He quickly learns why they normally don't leave the safety of the ship.

Segment Three: Mike shows Tom and Crow what a chin puppet is. They're disturbed by Mike's behavior... until he turns right side up.

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The Mads are the Bots!

Segment Four: Magic Voice chats with the film's narrator (voice of Bradford Dillman), but quickly finds him to be loathsome.

Closing (Segment Five): Crow is Hank Kimball as The Fugitive while Mike reads letters. Despite his better judgment "Dr." Frank consents to meet Dr. Fist.

Stinger: Anita's scream when she sees the cat in the mansion

MST3K cast[]

Trivia[]

  • When this episode was first released on DVD, the stinger was not included. Rhino Entertainment claims that the stinger was not included the master copy that Best Brains provided them. The stinger was included in the Shout! Factory re-release.

Callbacks[]

Obscure References[]

  • "Sam the Eagle presents..."

The 'Young America Films' eagle logo looks somewhat similar to the similarly stern-looking Muppet Sam the Eagle.

  • "Gordon Jump!!" "Our Maytag broke, sir!"

Gordon Jump was an American actor who portrayed The Maytag Repairman in a number of Maytag commercials.

  • "Oh Willard Scott! I'll gently polish you."

Willard Scott was a TV personality known for being the long-time weatherman on The Today Show. He would announce the birthdays of viewers turning 100 years old. He was also bald-headed.

  • "I give you Cheetah Chrome!"

Cheetah Chrome was the alias of guitarist Eugene O'Connor who played for various punk rock bands like The Dead Boys as well as his own band Cheetah Chrome and the Casualties.

  • "Young American! Young American!! He was a Young Ameriiiccaaannn!!"

Lyrics from David Bowie's hit song "Young Americans".

  • "Weekend at Bernie's: The Armageddon."

Reference to a comedy film about a pair of insurance workers who are forced to pretend their recently murdered boss is still alive.

  • "Doo! Doo! DOO! (Snaps fingers)....Coming this Christmas."

Servo is singing the familiar hook from the theme song to The Addams Family theme song]. The movie Addams Family Values was released the year this episode aired, though it was released a little before Thanksgiving rather than Christmas.

  • "Ann-Margrock!"

Ann-Margrock is the Flintstones version of Ann-Margret.

  • "That's Prince's new name, isn't it?"

In the 90's, in the midst of an ugly battle with his record company, Prince changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol (which often led him to being referred to as "The Artist Formerly Known As Prince" in the press).

  • "Blanche, no! Rrrrrrrrrrrrr, dmmm dmmm dtttmm."

Inspired by the car pulling up to the gate, Servo is referencing the sororicidal scene from What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

  • "Norm! Norm! Norm! Norm! Norm!"

A double reference, to the character from Cheers, and to the members of the gang who are dressed identically.

  • "Now, Janet..." "Dammit!"

A reference to the song "Dammit Janet" from The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

A reference to the British playwright, whose posthumously published diaries speak (quite a bit) about seeking anonymous sex in public lavatories and similar locations.

  • "It's the plumber. I've come to fix the sink."

From an animated short on children's TV show The Electric Company animated short.

  • "Well, it seems like our options are limited. Are you familiar with Rita Mae Brown?"

Rita Mae Brown is a feminist author, whose most famous work deals with lesbian situations in an explicit manner unusual for the era in which it was published.

  • "He's changing into the Incredible Hulk!"

In the Incredible Hulk TV series, David Banner's transformations into the titular beast would be started by a close up of his eye wide with horror.

  • "Selznick International Pictures"

Selznick International Pictures was a short-lived film production studios. Ms. Marsh's house resembles the building used as its logo.

  • "Pete, Linc, Julie and ...Steve?"

Pete, Linc and Julie were three of the main characters of the 1968-73 television series The Mod Squad. The fourth character was Captain Adam Greer.

Video Release[]

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