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"Master Ninja Theme Song" is a song performed by Joel Hodgson, Crow T. Robot, Tom Servo and Gypsy at the conclusion of Experiment #322.

Set-up

[On the Satellite of Love]
Tom Servo: You know, Joel, going into this experiment, several things were a given. One, it had a Van Patten in a prominent role. Two, it was made for TV. Three, it had a Van Patten in a prominent role. But I had no idea it would be THIS BAD!
Crow T. Robot: Yeah, really. I mean, if you look at some of the other thirteen-episode action shows from that era like Manimal, uh, Misfits of Science, Supertrain...
Gypsy: Oh, I liked that one.
Crow T. Robot: It was pretty good. Uh, Tales of the Gold Monkey, they were all insipid, yet CLEARLY superior to this piece of JUNK!
Joel Hodgson: Well, guys, take it easy. The best way to beat those made-for-TV blues is to start your own funk/fusion TV action band. Okay, so Crow, I want you to start out on the drums, c'mon.
Crow T. Robot: Oh, okay.

Lyrics

[Crow begins laying down a funky beat]

Crow T. Robot: Hey, get me. I'm an LA studio musician.
Tom Servo: Let me throw in a little wah-wah.

[Tom joins in with the "wakichika-wakichika"]

Joel Hodgson: Gypsy!

[Gypsy adds the wailing sax.]

Joel Hodgson: Okay. That sounds good. Okay.

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Joel Hodgson: Okay. Now, Crow, [laughs] put that up on StillStore, will ya?

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Joel Hodgson: Okay, "We, the officers of the Battleship Missouri wish to congratulate you on the quality programming you are injecting in the..."

JOEL
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Joel Hodgson: "...fiber-optic veins of our nation. While in the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm, we often felt, as you must,..."

JOEL
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Joel Hodgson: "...trapped in a steel box with little or no contact with the outside world, yet engaged in important and dangerous work."

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Joel Hodgson: Ow! "As Comrades, we salute you. We spend many off-hour duty hours enjoying your show. To help repay you for the pleasure given us..."

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Joel Hodgson: "...we would like to do something for you. Some of us are engineering by profession and would like to offer our assistance in designing, manufacturing serviceable arms...

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Joel Hodgson: "...your torso. Let us know if you want any special features, such as death lasers or detachable, radio-controlled fingers. We eagerly await your reply.

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Joel Hodgson: What do you think, sirs?

Reprise

[Over the closing credits.]

JOEL
Master Ninja Theme Song

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Master Ninja Theme Song

Keep your eye upon
The Master Ninja Theme Song

'Cause those Van Patten brothers
Are so head strong

Master Ninja Theme Song [Help me!]

Master Ninja Theme Song

Credits

Behind the Scenes

  • Joel is clearly reading his lines during the opening dialogue of the segment.
  • The letter Joel reads throughout the song is addressed to "Mr. Tom Servo (and supporting cast)"

References



Songs
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Series "MST3K Love Theme" • "Mighty Science Theater"
Season K "O Tannenbot" • "Theme to Fugitive Alien" • "Has-Been Actors" • "Joel's military cadence
Season 1 "Beverly Hillbillies Parody" • "Clay & Lar's Flesh Barn" • "Commando Cody Song" • "I'm a Hu-Man"
Season 2 "Sidehackin'" • "Only Love Pads the Film" • "My Creepy Girl" • "Wild Rebels Cereal" • "If Chauffeurs Ruled the World" • "Joey the Lemur" • "The Jet Jaguar Song" • "Godzilla Genealogy Bop"
Season 3 "Tibby, Oh Tibby" • "Idiot Control" • "Music from Some Guys in Space" • "A Clown in the Sky" • "Hike Your Pants Up" • "Celebrity Siblings" • "The Gamera Song" • "Annoying Cornjob Song" • "Slow the Plot Down" • "The Plate Spinning Song" • "The Waffle Song" • "Fugitive Alien Medley" • "Sandy Frank Song" • "(Let's Have) A Patrick Swayze Christmas" • "Master Ninja Theme Song"
Season 4 "City Rap" • "Oh, Kim Cattrall" • "A Danger to Myself and Others" • "Killer Shrew" • "Tribute to Pants" • "Satellite of Love Marching Song" • "Ode on Estelle" • "Gypsy Moons" • "Hired!" • "The Many Tunes of Gamera" • "Gypsy Rose Me" • "Happy Thoughts"
Season 5 "What a Pleasant Journey" • "The Janitor Song" • "My Wild Irish Ireland" • "Tubular Boobular Joy" • "Whispering Christmas Warrior" • "Merry Christmas...If That's Okay" • "Mystos" • "Girl in Lovers Lane Theme" • "The Greatest Frank of All"
Season 6 "Cosmic Freight Train" • "Livin' in Deep 13" • "United Servo Academy Men's Chorus Hymn" • "The Poopy Suit Anthem" • "Supercalafragalisticexpiala-wacky!" • "Bouncy Upbeat Song" • "Nummy Muffin Coocol Butter" • "Who Will I Kill?"
Season 7 "Phones"
Season 8 "The Gods Jam" • "The Funky Seventies" • "Sodium!" • "Loving Lovers Love" • "Satellite Hootenanny" • "Digger Smolkin Medley" • "When I Held Your Brain in My Arms"
Season 9 "Rowsdower Saves Us" • "Air on a Delta Knight" • "The Canada Song" • "Hobgoblins" • "Where, Oh Werewolf" • "Stay!" • " Puma Man"
Season 10 "Oh, I Am Sad" • "Bobo Creek" • "The Ballad of Goosio" • "To Earth"
Season 11 "Every Country Has a Monster" • "Our Love Is on Wings (You Can't See)" • "UFO" • "The Great Space Circus" • "Aloha" • "Moon 14 Mesozoic Ranch Dinosaur BBQ Theme" • "The Magic in You" • "Push Past the Hurting (When a Movie Hurts Too Much)
Season 12 "Get in Your Mech" • "Trippy Blob" • "Concepts!" • "Below the Dam" • "There's a Cut on My Hand and a Pain in My Heart" • "Your Horrible Show (Your Show Stinks)"
Additional "1997 Summer Blockbuster Review Theme" • "1998 Academy of Robots Choice Awards Special" • "1998 Summer Blockbuster Review Theme" • "#BringBackMST3K Theme" • "#WeBroughtBackMST3K Theme" • "Satellite of Love" • "Teen Reporter, Tom Servo"
Collections Clowns in the SkyClowns in the Sky IIMystery Science Theater 3000: The Return (Music from the Netflix Original Series)Songs in the Key of MSTThe New Themes of MST3KThe Complete Clowns in the Sky
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