|“||"Okay, so he's mad that he's losing, but that's the way he likes it??"||”|
|— Tom reacting to the opening song|
- Main article: Zombie Nightmare (film)
A voodoo practitioner resurrects a recently deceased athlete to exact revenge on those who have wronged her. Corrupt local law enforcement complicates the situation.
Segment One: The Mads are really into voodoo, so they send a voodoo kit to the SOL. Mike, Tom, and Crow use black magic to do nice things for people. First, they give Jimmy Carter a hug. Then they give NPR’s Cokie Roberts a scalp massage. They then use it to taunt Dr. F.
Segment Two: Crow is sitting, reading quietly and enjoying chocolates, when suddenly Tom runs him down with his little red car, paralleling the action of the movie.
Segment Three: The bots are enjoying a hot tub until Mike surfaces wearing a snorkel mask and bearing a fish on a spear.
Segment Four: Crow has abandoned his Batman play, but he forgot to tell Tom and Mike, who are in costume. Tom doesn’t want to take his Batman costume off, as he believes it gives him special powers.
Segment Five: Mike and the bots have written letters to Adam West. Frank has inadvertently turned Dr. F into a zombie, and doesn’t know how to reverse the spell.
Stinger: As the voodoo priestess finishes her incantation, the zombie screams.
- Michael J. Nelson - Mike Nelson
- Trace Beaulieu - Crow T. Robot / Dr. Clayton Forrester
- Kevin Murphy - Tom Servo
- Frank Conniff - TV's Frank
- Jim Mallon - Gypsy
- Mary Jo Pehl - Cokie Roberts (voice)
- Comedy Central held this episode back from television broadcast while showing it on their "Fresh Cheese" tour, in which premiere episodes of CC programming were screened on college campuses across the country.
- This episode finally premiered as the fourteenth and last during Turkey Day '94.
- Mike and the Bots use their voodoo kit to give Cokie Roberts a scalp massage. Right before "Movie Sign" Mike makes a voodoo doll "dance" while he and the Bots hum the theme music for National Public Radio's All Things Considered.
- This was the first episode produced to feature Mike's new navy blue jumpsuit (though because episodes in this period were aired out of order, the first appearance broadcast was in The Violent Years).
- "I'd never touch you, Terry. You're dirt!" (Teen-Age Crime Wave)
- When they go to Commercial Sign at the end of the Prologue, the light above the door switches on, but the corresponding light on the desk does not.
- "Pride of the Zombies!"
- "Marcia Wallace in the stands today! And here's George Wendt....!"
Marcia Wallace was a red-haired American actress known for playing Carol the receptionist on The Bob Newhart Show and the voice of Edna Krabappel on The Simpsons. George Wendt is an American actor who was known primarily for his role as Norm Peterson on the popular sitcom Cheers. He is a heavyset man.
- "Well, I'm sure strolling in Howard Beach won't be a problem!"
- "A young Joe Pepitone ponders his fate."
Joe Pepitone is a retired first baseman and outfielder who played for the New York Yankees during the 1960s.
- "The age of Aquarius!"
- "These Young Life weekends are getting out of hand."
Young Life is a Christian youth organization.
- "Hey, how come there's no pictures of Italians on the wall?"
- "It's the Kids in the Hall!"
- "Boy, things have really changed since Vatican II!"
The Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican, also known as the Second Vatican Council, or Vatican II, was held from 1962–1965 and resulted in significant modernization of the Catholic Church's doctrines and rituals.
- "She's probably Missouri Synod, they're really hardcore!"
- "Is she playing tennis with Kraftwerk?"
Kraftwerk is a German band widely considered as innovators and pioneers of electronic music.
- "John Cage on the soundtrack!"
John Cage was an experimental music composer best known for his work 4′33″, in which performers are instructed not to play their instruments during the entire duration of the piece. The piece consists of the sounds of the environment that the listeners hear while it is performed, although it is commonly perceived as "four minutes thirty-three seconds of silence."
Enya is an Irish singer, songwriter and musician, whose work is often described as "New Age", though she does not apply the classification herself.
- "Grady! This fall on NBC!"
- "What is up with Mark Trail?!"
Mark Trail is a long-running comic strip about an adventuring naturalist.
- "I see Garrison Keillor is laughing."
Garrison Keillor is an American author and humorist known for being the creator and host of the radio program A Prairie Home Companion. Originally from St. Paul, Minnesota it aired across the states and most episodes feature music and comedy routines.
- "This giant..." "Like L.T.?"
- "Stiv Bator is pissed!"
- "This scene was cut from The Program."
The Program is a 1993 film about a college football team. A controversy erupted when some teenagers reportedly died imitating a scene in which characters lie down in the middle of a busy freeway. The scene was ultimately removed from the film.
- "Auditions for the band Fear!"
Fear is a Californian hardcore punk band whose popularity peaked in the early 1980s. They played Saturday Night Live at John Belushi's suggestion, and the mosh-riot that broke out resulted in several thousand dollars worth of damage to the studio. The infamous performance gained them national prominence.
- "The Three Faces of Steve!"
- "I'm gonna go work on my M.A.N.T.I.S. script!"
M.A.N.T.I.S. is a short-lived superhero TV series from the mid-1990s.
- "The zombie drives a K-Car!"
"K-Car" is a catch-all name for the many vehicles that were built using the Chrysler K platform.
- "'This spot reserved for Viper'?"
- "Garrick Utley..."
- "Miss Jane Pittman!"
- "Sniff... You were the bestest Batman ever!... Goodbye Cesar Romero!"
A reference to Adam West and his co-star from the original Batman television series and movie where Cesar Romero played the Joker rather than Batman. Cesar Romero also co-starred in the previous Mystery Science Theater 3000 experiment Lost Continent. Romero died on January 1, 1994, the year that this episode was first broadcast.
- Commercially released on DVD by Shout! Factory in July 2009 as part of The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Collection: Volume 15, a 4-DVD set along with The Robot vs the Aztec Mummy, The Girl in Lovers Lane, and Racket Girls.
- The DVD includes Zombie Nightmare = MST3K Dream, a short documentary featuring interviews with Zombie Nightmare stars Frank Dietz and Jon Mikl Thor.
- Later re-issued as a standalone DVD with the same extras.
|preceded by: Season 5||MST3K Season 6||followed by: Season 7|
|1994 - 1995|
|601||Girls Town||1994-07-16||609||The Skydivers||1994-08-27||617||The Sword and the Dragon||1994-12-03|
|602||Invasion USA||1994-07-23||610||The Violent Years||1994-10-08||618||High School Big Shot||1994-12-10|
|603||The Dead Talk Back||1994-07-30||611||Last of the Wild Horses||1994-10-15||619||Red Zone Cuba||1994-12-17|
|604||Zombie Nightmare||1994-11-24||612||The Starfighters||1994-10-29||620||Danger!! Death Ray||1995-01-07|
|605||Colossus and the Headhunters||1994-08-20||613||The Sinister Urge||1994-11-05||621||The Beast of Yucca Flats||1995-01-21|
|606||The Creeping Terror||1994-09-17||614||San Francisco International||1994-11-19||622||Angels Revenge||1995-03-11|
|607||Bloodlust||1994-09-03||615||Kitten with a Whip||1994-11-23||623||The Amazing Transparent Man||1995-03-18|
|608||Code Name: Diamond Head||1994-10-01||616||Racket Girls||1994-11-26||624||Samson vs. the Vampire Women||1995-03-25|