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"Slow the Plot Down" is a song sung by Joel Robinson, Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot during Experiment #314. It is a reference to the slow-pacing of the film Mighty Jack and sung to the tune of "Blow the Man Down".

Set-up

[On The Satellite of Love]

Joel Robinson: (with concertina): Well aye, me limey buckos. The movie's over, the pain is passed and I's feel like singing a plot shanty. Be lively, now, me Bonnie Raitts!
The Bots: Arrrr! Arrrr!

Lyrics

ALL
Oh, slow the plot down, laddy
Slow the plot down
Way hey
Slow the plot down!

We'll scuttle the story
And run her aground
We'll try so hard
to slow the plot down!

The Bots: Arrrr! Arrrr!
Joel Robinson: Okay now who can tell me their favorite scene from the movie so far? Tom?
Tom Servo: Okay, sure. There was the--uh...Arrrr!

ALL
Oh, slow the plot down, laddy
Slow the plot down
Way hey
Slow the plot down

With German, Italian
And Japanese clowns
We'll try so hard
To slow the plot down!

Joel Robinson: Okay How 'bout you, Crow? You must be full to bursting with some fond memories of today's movie. Come on think hard!
Tom Servo: Arrrr!
Crow T. Robo: Huh? Oh. Uh...ummm...Ahh, jeez, Joel! I'm drawing a blank!
Tom Servo: Yeah, me too.
Crow T. Robot: Oh, I remember vaguely a guy... locked in a room! With another guy... and... someone... running. Arrrr!

ALL
We'll make you a movie
That's long and immense
Way hey
Slow the plot down

Just give us a script
That makes no friggin' sense
We'll try so hard
To slow the plot down

Joel Robinson: Well, c'mon you guys! I can remember, I, for one, in vivid detail, A frogman who, uh... Just who is Mighty Jack, anyway?
Crow T. Robot: Arrrr!
Tom Servo: Oh, wow! It just hit me! The scene where Queequeg sits motionless on the deck, meditating, foretelling the death of the crew...
Crow T. Robot: Yeah! And Scout sees Atticus shoot the mad dog in the street and Alice Ghostly--
Joel Robinson: I remember! Patrick Swayze walks in and says...
All: It's MY way or the highway! Arrrr Arrrr Arrrr
Joel Robinson: C'mon you guys...
Crow T. Robot: Oh My brain hurts.
Tom Servo: Oh, Joel I'm so confused!
Joel Robinson: It's really not that bad, you guys. I, for one, actually feel like I just got done listening to two hours of Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music You know my brain feels clean as a whistle!
Crow T. Robot: And that’s pretty good!
Tom Servo: That’s not half bad! Let’s take it home.

ALL So slow the plot down, laddies
Slow the plot down
Way hey
Slow the plot down

Just scuttle the story
And run her aground
We'll try so hard
To slow the plot down!

Credits



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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