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- Main article: Samson vs. the Vampire Women (film)
The heroic masked wrestler El Santo (aka "Samson") battles a coven of vampire women who are seeking to corrupt a virtuous young woman in order to preserve their lives and beauty.
Segment One: Deep 13 receives some Chinese food from an ethereal white deliveryman. Frank accounts for the great majority of the order and kindly sends some up to the SOL. Frank's fortune cookie specifically hints at his imminent death. Crow enjoys his lo mein, Mike has difficulty with his hot and sour clam soup, and Tom's hot dog gives him kisses.
Segment Two: While the crew plays Stratego in their own way, Crow spies a mysterious figure outside the ship and receives an ethereal message.
Segment Four: Dr. Forrester receives the news from the SOL crew and realizes Frank is gone for good. Distraught, he sings the touching tribute "Who Will I Kill?"
Segment Five: The Bots read their letters to Frank; however, only Gypsy's is actually appropriate for the occasion. Frank visits a mourning Dr. F from the ethereal outer world and pushes the button one last time for old time's sake.
Stinger: "Chief, I saw two corpses in the garden."
- 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
- Frank Conniff's final regular appearance as TV's Frank. The Brains chose Samson and the Vampire Women for Frank Conniff's final episode due to Conniff's fondness for Mexican wrestling movies. Frank would later come back for a cameo in Episode #1001 - Soultaker.
- This was also Torgo's final appearance in an MST3K episode.
- This episode was ranked #92 among backers of the Bring Back MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 campaign in the Top 100 Poll.
- The back of the box of the Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXIV DVD set incorrectly refers to this episode as featuring an Italian film.
- This episode aired fourth during Turkey Day '18.
- Old props featured in Deep 13 during Dr. Forrester's song include the giant syringe, vice grips, the electric high-chair, the Chocolate Bunny Guillotine, Frank's hat from his schoolboy outfit, and boxing gloves.
- "And a good friend" (Rocketship X-M)
- Torgo returns ("Manos" The Hands of Fate) for the last time. Future episodes use Ortega in a similar role.
- In the final Host Segment, Dr. Forrester sings a bit of "The Greatest Frank of All" from Episode #523.
- "Oh, it's Ginger Rogers."
Ginger Rogers was an American actress, dancer and singer during the Golden Age of Hollywood in the 1930s and '40s. She died on April 25, 1995, exactly one month after this episode first aired.
- Torgo the White
"Torgo the White" is a parody of the heavenly transformation of Gandalf from "Gandalf the Grey" to "Gandalf the White". Torgo reacts the same way Gandalf does when asked if he is Gandalf: "Yes, that was the name. I was Torgo..."
- "One of Newt's orphanages."
Newt Gingrich, former Republican Speaker of the House (1995–1999), once infamously suggested that the government should re-establish orphanages to raise poor children, rather than giving their parents welfare benefits to allow them to raise the kids themselves.
- "Something's going to happen, Mike. Something WONDERFUL!"
Crow is referencing 2010: The Year We Make Contact, and the recurring David Bowman entity who keeps stating "Something's going to happen. Something wonderful."
- "Oh look, Capitol Critters is on!"
Capitol Critters is a short-lived animated TV series from the early 1990s about rodents and insects living inside the White House.
- "Why do they have the Blue Mosque as their symbol?"
The Sultan Ahmed Mosque, also known as the Blue Mosque, is an Istanbul landmark.
- "She's dressed like Jeremiah Johnson!"
- "All right Marines, drop your socks and grab your... socks."
A sanitized version of a line from the film Full Metal Jacket, delivered by a drill sergeant waking up the recruits: "Drop your cocks and grab your socks."
- "Which one of them is Brad Pitt?"
- "Hmmm, great! You know that thing from 'Peanuts'?"
The piano-centric jazz piece entitled "Linus and Lucy" was composed by Vince Guaraldi for the TV special A Charlie Brown Christmas, which features the characters from the Peanuts comic strip created by Charles M. Schulz. The song became the theme for many of the subsequent TV specials featuring those characters, and has become strongly associated with the comic strip.
- "He's got a picture of Reddy Kilowatt up over there!"
Reddy Kilowatt is a cartoon character that acted as corporate spokesman for electricity generation in the U.S. and other countries for over seven decades. He is drawn as a stick figure whose body, limbs, and hair are made of red lightning-bolts, and he has a light bulb for a nose and wall outlets for ears.
- "It's BUtterfield Ocho!"
BUtterfield 8 is a 1960 movie starring Elizabeth Taylor.
- "Now when was I a Flying Leatherneck?"
Flying Leathernecks is a 1951 action war film about Marine Corps aviators during World War II. However, the term "Flying Leatherneck" is widely used to refer to those in Marine aviation.
- "They didn't count on Carlton the Doorman!"
In the 1970s sitcom Rhoda, Carlton is Rhoda's doorman who is never seen but only heard via intercom.
- "Ah, the Rainforest Cafe!"
The Rainforest Cafe is a chain of restaurants that feature elaborate jungle scenery.
- "Well, I've got a golf date with Randy the Macho Man."
Randy "Macho Man" Savage was a professional wrestler for the WWF (1985–1994) and WCW (1994–2000).
- "She looks like a Magic Eye picture!"
Magic Eye is a series of books, posters, calendars, etc. from the 1990s that contain visual illusions which allow some people to see 3-D images by focusing on 2-D patterns.
- "Sade!" "Your love is king..."
- "They're making the beast with two butts!"
"Making the beast with two backs" is a euphemism for sexual intercourse (famously used in Othello).
- "It's a Robert Mapplethorpe photo session!"
Robert Mapplethorpe was a photographer known for the homoerotic and sadomasochistic content of most of his work.
- "The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small!"
- "Where Devils Go, Trouble Follows!"
Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows is a 1968 comedy film about Catholic schoolgirls on a cross-country field trip.
- "The Keystone Vampires!"
The Keystone Kops is a series of silent comedy movies about bumbling policemen.
- "It's a sign that says 'Wall Drug, 10,000 Miles'!"
A reference to billboards advertising Wall Drug, a South Dakota tourist attraction. The signs start appearing a great distance away and state the number of miles to get there.
- "This scene was edited out of Spartacus."
- "Run, it's Butch Patrick!"
- Commercially released on DVD by Shout! Factory in July 2012 as part of Volume XXIV, a 4-disc set along with Fugitive Alien, Star Force: Fugitive Alien II, and The Sword and the Dragon.
|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|