See Episode 316
Segment One: Joel & the Bots receive their first transmission from the Mads. "Is it true what they say about space?" they sneer; "No one can hear you laugh?" They invite Joel back to Earth for an underwater experiment, but Joel politely declines. (This scene is included on the MST3K Scrapbook tape)
Segment Two: Joel is depressed, despite the fact that Gypsy loves him. Cambot plays some messages from callers to cheer him up, and they do, a little. Gypsy is surprised that many of the calls are about her. The last call goes too far, however.
Segment Three: Joel & the Bots make their New Year's resolutions. Crow: "I just want world peace, and my own apartment." They count down the last ten seconds of 1988 before movie sign intervenes.
- "Oil can!"
Crow is quoting the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz.
- This is the first time the Mads appear during the show as speaking characters.
- It has falsely been reported that the countdown to 1989 that is performed during the third host segment was real and that because this episode aired on New Year's Eve it was believed that midnight came at around that time. This is NOT true, however, since Joel starts that segment by saying there is a time-delay between the Satellite of Love and Earth. Also, in the previous episode, Tom Servo announces KTMA TV23's schedule for New Years' Eve, featuring MST3K starting at midnight.
|preceded by: --||MST3K Season K||followed by: Season 1|
|1988 - 1989|
|K00||The Green Slime||Not aired||K08||Gamera vs Guiron||1989-01-08||K16||City on Fire||1989-03-19|
|K01||Invaders from the Deep||1988-11-24||K09||Phase IV||1989-01-15||K17||Time of the Apes||1989-04-02|
|K02||Revenge of the Mysterons from Mars||1988-11-24||K10||Cosmic Princess||1989-01-22||K18||The Million Eyes of Sumuru||1989-05-07|
|K03||Star Force: Fugitive Alien II||1988-11-27||K11||Humanoid Woman||1989-01-29||K19||Hanger 18||1989-05-14|
|K04||Gamera vs Barugon||1988-12-04||K12||Fugitive Alien||1989-02-05||K20||The Last Chase||1989-05-21|
|K05||Gamera||1988-12-11||K13||SST- Death Flight||1989-02-19||K21||The "Legend of Dinosaurs"||1989-05-28|
|K06||Gamera vs Gaos||1988-12-18||K14||Mighty Jack||1989-03-05|
|K07||Gamera vs Zigra||1988-12-31||K15||Superdome||1989-03-12|