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"The music that rocked America… gently to sleep."
  — Mike


The Movie

Main article: Girls Town (film)

Synopsis

A rebellious young woman is sent to a Catholic reform school when she becomes a suspect in her boyfriend's death.

The Episode

Host Segments

The SOL prepare for Dr. F's big announcement

Prologue: The Satellite of Love crew prepares for Dr. F’s big announcement. Mike is wearing his tuxedo jumper, and Crow has gotten The Power Steves, a less-than-enthusiastic polka band.

Segment One: Dr. Forrester unveils the Umbilicus with a pompous speech, as TV's Frank tries not to go to sleep. Gypsy is part of the link and she is troubled about it. But the Umbilicus at this stage has some "technical difficulties".

TV's Frank has trouble with the Umbilicus

Segment Two: Tom "scats" like Mel Tormé until Mike and Crow have had enough. It doesn't take long, and so Mike and Crow begin a long system of containment to end the scatting, which ends before it can be enacted when commercial sign hits.

Segment Three: While Mike explains the honor system to Crow, Tom scarfs down all the honor system candy. He looks rather grotesque when he is finished.

Mike & the Bots design the women of the future

Segment Four: The crew discusses how fads alter the idea of the perfect woman’s figure. They decide to design their own perfect woman of the future. Wings, Mexican tiles, huge eyelids, and power take-off are part of what go into their design.

Segment Five: Mike and the Bots joyfully send a cream pie down Gypsy's mouth so it can surprise Dr. F when the Umbilicus finally works the way its supposed to.

Stinger: "You tell that boy to go home right now, or I’ll call the police!"

MST3K cast

Regular cast

Guest cast

Trivia

  • Gypsy's Umbilicus cord via Deep 13 has a male connector, which has prompted some fans to assume that this may mean she is transgender, as in the KTMA season. Of course, robots don't reproduce sexually so gender (and the societal constructs around it) is essentially moot.
  • This episode aired twelfth during Turkey Day '94. The film's star Mamie Van Doren introduced the episode alongside Adam West.

Callbacks

Obscure References

  • "Let's get you to Letterman's house."

A reference to Margaret Mary Ray, David Letterman's stalker.

  • "Tonight, on Viper!"

A reference to the TV series Viper, whose hero drove a Dodge Viper with high-tech weapons capabilities.

  • "Gigaaa-aaantor!"

Mike is singing the theme song from Gigantor, one of the earliest anime series to be broadcast in the United States.

  • "Oh, and Benny Hill comes over and chases us around every now and then."

British comedian Benny Hill's show often consisted of him chasing or being chased by scantily-clad women.

  • "Uh oh, Romulans!"

The hairstyle of the two girls who enter the room resembles that of the Romulans from Star Trek.

  • "Oh, hello, daaaahling."

Servo is doing an impression of Zsa Zsa Gabor.

  • "This is longer than In-A-Gadda-Da Vita."

In its unedited form, the Iron Butterfly song "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vita" is just over 17 minutes long.

  • "Well, you're a cookie full of arsenic and I'd like to take a bite out of you, too!"

A reference to a famous line from Sweet Smell of Success.

  • "Aikman slips out of the pocket and he's a cupcake!"

A reference to former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman.

  • "It's John Waters!"

John Waters is a thinly-mustached filmmaker who first made a name for himself with intentionally offensive movies such as Pink Flamingos.

  • "I know who you are, I saw what you did..."

A reference to the 1965 movie I Saw What You Did.

  • "Well, then is *Geddy* Lee there?"

Geddy Lee is the lead singer, bassist and keyboardist of the Canadian progressive rock band Rush.

  • "Dick Contino looks like Dick Francis!"

Dick Francis is a British mystery writer and former jockey.

  • "Joe Jackson!"

Joe Jackson is a British pop musician best known for his 1982 hit "Steppin' Out".

  • "Kind of a Dirty Larry and Crazy Murray here!"

A reference to the 1974 movie Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry.

  • "Must... do... Christina's World!"

An allusion to the Andrew Wyeth painting Christina's World.

  • "Meanwhile, at the Hotel New Hampshire..."

A reference to the novel and movie The Hotel New Hampshire.

  • "My mother! *slap* My sister!"

A reference to the climactic scene from the movie Chinatown in which Faye Dunaway's character gives conflicting information about her relationship to another character while being slapped.

  • "The Rock in Betty Lou's Pantyhose!"

A play on the movie The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag.

  • "That move is pure Emma Peel!"

Emma Peel was the name of Diana Rigg's character on the 1960s British TV series The Avengers. She was skilled at unarmed combat.

  • "Cantinflas!"

Cantinflas was a Mexican comedian.

  • "Hey, Sister C, this is Father Dowling. Say, is David Doyle..."

Father Dowling is the protagonist of Father Dowling Mysteries.

  • "And down goes Blaze!"

American Gladiators was a show with improbably named "gladiators" (Blaze, Laser, Turbo, etc.) competing against contestants in feats of physical prowess.  One of these was the Joust, which involved trying to knock each other off a bridge with pugil sticks.

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