Slow the Plot down is a song from the episode Mighty Jack. Joel and the bots are singing a sea chanty, in typical sailor/pirate-speak.


Joel (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!

Bots: Arrrr! Arrrr!

All (singing): Ohhh 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!

Bots: Arrrr! Arrrr!

Joel (spoken, normal): Okay now who can tell me their favorite scene from the movie so far? Tom?

Tom: Okay, sure. There was the--uh...Arrrr!

(Music starts)

All (singing): Ohh slow the plot down, laddy/Slow the plot down/Way heySlow the plot down

With German, Italian/and Japanese clowns/We'll try so hard/to slow the plot down!

Joel (spoken, normal): Okay How 'bout you, Crow? You must be full to bursting with some fond memories of today's movie. Come on think hard!

Tom: Arrrr!

Crow: Huh? Oh. Uh...ummm...Ahh, jeez, Joel! I'm drawing a blank!

Tom: Yeah, me too.

Crow: Oh, I remember vaguely a guy... locked in a room! With another guy... and... someone... running. Arrrr!

(music starts)

All (singing): We'll make you a movie/that's long 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 (spoken, normal): 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: Arrrr!

Tom: Oh, wow! It just hit me! The scene where Quequeg sits motionless on the deck, meditating, foretelling the death of the crew...

Crow: Yeah! And Scout sees Atticus shoot the mad dog in the street and Alice Ghostly--

Joel: I remember! Patrick Swayze walks in and says

All: It's MY way or the highway! Arrrr Arrrr Arrrr

Joel: C'mon you guys...

Crow: Oh My brain hurts

Tom: Oh, Joel I'm so confused!

Joel: 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 (as Rommel from Sidehackers): And that’s pretty good!

Tom: That’s not half bad! Let’s take it home.

All (singing, off tempo): 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!

Series "MST3K Love Theme" • "Mighty Science Theater"
Season K "Theme to Fugitive Alien" • "Has-Been Actors"
Season 1 "Clay & Lar's Flesh Barn" • "Commando Cody Song" • "Beverly Hillbillies Parody"
Season 2 "Sidehackin'" • "Only Love Pads the Film" • "Wild Rebels Cereal" • "My Creepy Girl" • "If Chauffeurs Ruled the World" • "The Jet Jaguar Song" • "Godzilla Genealogy Bop"
Season 3 "Tibby, Oh Tibby" • "Idiot Control" • "A Clown in the Sky" • "Hike Your Pants Up" • "Celebrity Siblings" • "The Gamera Song" • "Michael Feinstein's Gamera" • "Annoying Cornjob Song" • "Slow the Plot Down" • "The Plate Spinning Song" • "The Waffle Song" • "Cosmic Freight Train" • "Music from Some Guys in Space" • "Fugitive Alien Medley" • "Sandy Frank Song" • "A Patrick Swayze Christmas"
Season 4 "City Rap" • "Oh, Kim Cattrall" • "A Danger to Myself and Others" • "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" • "Killer Shrew" • "My Wild Irish Ireland" • "Joey the Lemur" • "Master Ninja Theme Song" • "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 "Bouncy Upbeat Song" • "Who Will I Kill?" • "Supercalafragalisticexpiala-wacky!" • "United Servo Academy Men's Chorus Hymn" • "The Poopy Suit Anthem" • "Livin' in Deep 13" • "Nummy Muffin Coocol Butter"
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" • "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"
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 Robot's Choice Awards Special" • "1998 Summer Blockbuster Review Theme" • "#BringBackMST3K Theme" • "#WeBroughtBackMST3K Theme" • "Satellite of Love" • "Teen Reporter, Tom Servo"
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