He knows words like 'Zeke' and 'ready', but 'plant' is tripping him up?
- Joel Robinson

Doing Things for Ourselves in School is the 13th short released as part of Season 13. It was first shown during the Tribute to I Accuse My Parents livestream event.

The Short[]

Main article: Doing Things for Ourselves in School (short)


An elementary school student reflects on the things that he has learned to do for himself.

The Episode[]

Pearl introduces the short, antagonizing the test subject and the viewers in the process.

MST3K cast[]

Regular Cast


  • This is the only instance in Season 13 in which Joel riffs with Tom and Crow voiced by Baron Vaughn and Hampton Yount.
  • Synthia does not appear, she only provides the introductory voice-over.



Quotes & References[]

  • "How are ya!?!"
This is the catchphrase of the broad comedian Bobby Bittman, played by Eugene Levy in the sketch comedy TV series SCTV.

Video Release[]

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Season 1 Radar Men from the Moon, Chapter 123456789
Season 2 The Phantom Creeps, Chapter 123X Marks the Spot
Season 3 Alphabet AnticsSnow ThrillsSpeech: Using Your VoiceAquatic WizardsCatching TroubleThe Home Economics StoryMr. B NaturalPosture PalsAppreciating Our Parents
Season 4 Undersea Kingdom, Chapter 1Junior Rodea DaredevilsUndersea Kingdom, Chapter 2General Hospital, #1#2#3Johnny at the FairCircus on IceHere Comes the CircusHired!, Part 12
Season 5 What to Do on a DateThe Truck FarmerBody Care and GroomingIs This Love?CheatingWhat About Juvenile Delinquency?Last Clear ChanceDesign for Dreaming
Season 6 A Date with Your FamilyThe Selling WizardUncle Jim's Dairy FarmA Day at the FairWhy Study Industrial ArtsYoung Man's FancyKeeping Neat and CleanAre You Ready for Marriage?Out of this WorldSpeech: Platform Posture and AppearanceMoney Talks!Progress Island U.S.A.The Days of our Years
Season 7 Once Upon a HoneymoonThe Chicken of Tomorrow
Season 9 Century 21 CallingRobot Rumpus
Season 10 A Case of Spring Fever
Season 13 Pipeline to the CloudsLet's Make a Meal in 20 MinutesCourt CaseSleep for HealthThe Wonder of ReproductionCavalcadeBalance Beam for GirlsBicylcing Visual SkillsThe Bicycle DriverLet's Keep Food Safe to EatMr. B NaturalBetter Breakfasts, U.S.A.Doing Things for Ourselves in School
Additional Assignment: VenezualaWhat's It to You?Circus DayA Busy Day at the County FairBehind the Scenes at the SupermarketSafety in Offices
Compilations Shorts, Volume 1Shorts, Volume 2Shorts, Volume 3Mr. B's Lost Shorts??!!Assignment: Venezuela and Other ShortsThe MST3K Festival of Shorts