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"I hate this movie already."
- Crow, ten seconds into the movie


The Movie[]

Main article: Outlaw (film)

Synopsis[]

The heroic Tarl Cabot returns to the distant planet Gor where he thwarts the machinations of an evil queen and her sorcerer.

The Episode[]

Host Segments[]

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Mike's Fabio Kit

Prologue: Mike and the bots are roughhousing on the SOL bridge. Gypsy warns them to stop, but they fail to heed her warnings and Servo ends up getting stuck on the ceiling.

Segment One (Invention Exchange): Servo recovers from the roughhousing. The Mads are really proud of their Really Real Time Machine. But it turns out the time machine is just a box where Dr. F and TV’s Frank can go change into period costumes. Mike, Tom, and Crow show off the results of their Fabio Kit. Gypsy laughs at them.

Segment Two: Mike and the bots look through a scrapbook of Mike’s stage career. He wore a sailor suit in every show he ever did, even when it was not necessary or appropriate (such as in Oh! Calcutta!).

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Mike & the Bots sing "Tubular Boobular Joy"

Segment Three: Inspired by all the exposed flesh in the movie Mike and the Bots sing the musical revue "Tubular Boobular Joy".

Segment Four: Mike, Crow, and Tom eagerly read excerpts from Jack Palance's memoir Palance on Palance, complete with appropriate voices.

Segment Five: Mike and the bots revisit the many buffalo shots from the movie. Back in Deep 13, the Mads are going through dances of the ages for no apparent reason.

Stinger: The Evil Queen tells Jack Palance, "Get out of here, you disGUSting WOORRRRRM!"

MST3K cast[]

Trivia[]

  • "Tubular Boobular Joy" written and arranged by Michael J. Nelson and Kevin Murphy.
  • This is the final episode to feature an onscreen title slate before the opening credits.
  • This episode aired fourth during MST3K Anthology, and first during Turkey Day '15.
  • Comedy Central held this episode back from television broadcast while showing it on their "Free Cheese" tour, in which premiere episodes of the network's programming were screened on college campuses across the country.
  • This episode, along with Experiment #404 and Experiment #517, premiered on Comedy Central during the programming event called “Radioactive Weekend”, which featured bumper pieces featuring radio DJs from all across the nation. Dave Rickards and Cookie "Chainsaw" Randolph from San Diego's KGB-FM served as the episode's DJs. Marc Price, who portrayed Skippy in the '80s sitcom Family Ties, also appeared, but his presence was never explained. The Outlaw, a 1943 western directed by Howard Hughes, appeared to be what Rickards and Randolph thought they were seeing.

Callbacks[]

Obscure References[]

  • "Big buttery slabs of Fabio!"
Fabio Lanzoni is a famous male model whose heyday was in the 1990s. He is known for appearing on the covers of romance novels, and he also starred in commercials for "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter."
  • "Even Janis Ian kneels at his altar."
Singer Janis Ian came out as a lesbian around the time this first aired.
  • "I crap bigger than this movie!"
A reference to a line delivered by Jack Palance, "I crap bigger than you!" in the movie City Slickers, which he delivered again when he accepted the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for that movie. Billy Crystal was the host of the Oscars that year, and his character was the target of that line in the movie.
  • "It's Doc Savage!"
Doc Savage is a fictional hero popular in pulp fiction of the 1930s.
  • "You know how to party huh?" "You just put your lips together and drink!"
Mike is parodying a famous line from the Humphrey Bogart movie To Have and Have Not. Actual line: "You know how to whistle don't you Steve? You just put your lips together and blow."
  • "I bought it off Pete Rose."
According to rumors, baseball player Pete Rose used his 1975 World Series Ring to cover his gambling debts to bookies.
  • "Hey, La Pietà!"
La Pietà is a sculpture by Michelangelo depicting the body of Jesus in the lap of his mother Mary.
  • "So this is Bishop’s Cafeteria."
Bishop's Cafeteria (aka Bishop's Buffet) was a chain of cafeteria style restaurants that operated primarily in the Midwest. The first one opened in Waterloo, Iowa in the 1920s. At its largest extent there were 38 locations, with a variety of owners (including K-Mart Corporation). In the 2000s the various surviving Bishop's closed, with the final location in Moline, Illinois closing in 2012.
  • "Sand Nazis. I hate these guys."
Allusion to Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
  • "Wouldn't it be great if you were stuck in another dimension with an annoying guy and he brought beer?"
A paraphrase-parody of Keystone Beer commercials from the 1990s.
  • "I'm confident! I'm secure!" [as the bad guys run down the sand dune, waving their arms over their heads]
Commercials for Sure deodorant in the 1980s promised that Sure would make you "confident, dry and secure." The tagline was "Raise your hand if you're sure!"
  • "Don't crush that dwarf, hand me those pliers!"
The title of a comedy album by the Firesign Theatre.
  • Queen: "What do you have to say for yourself?"
    Orst: "I'm not dead yet."
    Crow (as Orst): "I'm feeling better."
Reference to the "Bring out your dead" segment of Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
  • "He's got Jennifer Beals' shirt on."
Jennifer Beals played the main character in the movie Flashdance, famous for pairing oversized, ripped sweatshirts with tights and leg-warmers.
  • "Camille Paglia and Susan Faludi: The Final Conflict!"
Camille Paglia and Susan Faludi are well-known feminist writers from the 1990s. Omen III: The Final Conflict is the third and final movie in the original Omen series
  • "In the desert, you don't remember your name..."
A reference to the 1972 hit song "A Horse with No Name" by America.
  • "Do I look like Greg Norman?"
Greg Norman is an Australian professional golfer.
  • "I came here to kick ass and chew bubblegum, and I'm all out of ass!"
Paraphrased allusion to the 1988 movie They Live.
  • "Bob-Ah Fett!"
Crow incorrectly pronounces the name of Star Wars bounty hunter and fan favorite Boba Fett.
  • "A whole chapter on Tango & Cash!"
Tango & Cash is a 1989 action film starring Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell, with Jack Palance and Robert Z'Dar playing villains.
  • "Hurry up everyone! Don McLean is on!"
Don McLean is a folk-rock singer and songwriter best known for his 1971 hit song "American Pie".
  • "It's good to be the king!"
Line from the 1981 Mel Brooks comedy anthology film History of the World, Part I.
  • "No... Faces of Death, actually."
Faces of Death is an infamous exploitation film consisting of supposedly authentic footage of people being killed.
  • "Can we listen to Z-Rock?"
Z Rock was a nationally syndicated radio network based in Dallas, Texas that, from the mid-1980s through the mid-1990s, played heavy metal and hard rock music.

Video releases[]

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MST3K DVD Cover


References[]


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