The Movie[]

Main article: Time of the Apes (film)

Trapped in a future where apes dominate the world, a boy, a girl and a young woman try to find a way back to their own time with the help of a human rebel.

The Episode[]

Host Segments[]

Prologue: The Mads can't reach Joel...all their transmissions are intercepted by Servo and Crow. So where's Joel?

Segment One: Crow, Gypsy, and Servo search for Joel but only find his uniform. Does that mean he's floating naked out in space? Sadly, yes. Servo: "Quick! Get the telescope!"

Segment Two: Realizing that Joel is locked out of the ship, Crow and Servo debate whether they should let him back in. They discuss several new privileges they'd like to receive as a reward for doing so, but movie sign intervenes before they actually bother to open the pod bay doors.

Segment Three: Cambot fools Crow into thinking that Joel is back on the ship, but it's just a joke. Things then get pretty surreal as Servo demonstrates various ways that fantasy can be made to look real.

Segment Four: Joel floats naked outside the Satellite of Love as Crow and Servo discuss their new Joel-less life together.[1]


  • This is the only MST3K episode that does not feature a human character aboard the SOL. Joel was out of town, so the episode was shot without him; therefore, Servo and Crow watch the movie alone.
  • Time of the Apes was later re-riffed in Episode #306.

Obscure References[]

  • "Johnny, he's got your gun."

This probably references Dalton Trumbo's horrific novel, "Johnny Got His Gun" - Published in 1939, it tells of a soldier who has had his arms, legs, and face blown away and how he spends his days, trapped in a hospital bed, remembering his past. There is also an old song from 1880s titled Johnny Get Your Gun.

  • "Tickets? We don't need no stinkin' tickets."

This is a reference to the quote "We don't need no stinkin' badges!" (itself a common misquote that actually goes, "Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges. I don't have to show you any stinking badges.") from the 1948 film The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.

  • "Hey, hey, we're the Monkees!"