Earth-orbiting inventor Joel Hodgson
invites us to watch The Green Slime
(1968) with him and his robot friends.
24 November 1988
In between tending to some sick vacuum-flowers, Joel Hodgson and his robot buddy Crow begin their first movie-riffing experiment aboard the Satellite of Love.
24 November 1988
Joel and his faithful robot companions celebrate Thanksgiving by scarfing down a chopped up Captain Scarlet serial repackaged as a TV film.
27 November 1988
Today's experiment features real humans from Japan and a budget that must've been tens of dollars.
4 December 1988
The historic first meeting between Gamera and the crew of the Satellite of Love.
Season 1, Episode 5: Gamera11 December 1988
Crow is a frozen Christmas tree and Tom is busy, so Joel has to watch the original Gamera film all by himself.
18 December 1988
Tom Servo gets his new "Mighty Voice" and a chance to use it during another Gamera film. Crow is still frozen.
31 December 1988
Crow gets unfrozen just in time for yet another Gamera film, and we meet the Mads for the first time.
8 January 1989
As two Earth boys plead for Gamera to rescue them from a planet of cannibals, Crow experiences a wonderful dream in which he turn the tables on the Mads.
Season 1, Episode 9: Phase IV15 January 1989
This week's film is a deep sci-fi story about ants that leaves Crow wishing he'd brought a pair of boots into the theater.
22 January 1989
The stranded crew of the Satellite of Love have no sympathy for the stranded crew of Moonbase Alpha when they take in two repackaged episodes of Space: 1999.
29 January 1989
A Russian film about a bug-eyed alien babe is the backdrop for a variety of antics aboard the Satellite of Love.
5 February 1989
With Crow disassembled, Joel and Servo are left by themselves to tackle Part 1 of this baffling Japanese sci-fi epic.
19 February 1989
Joel, Crow, and Servo sit through a star-studded TV movie about a doomed SST flight while Gypsy goes through some interesting changes.
5 March 1989
The 007-ish exploits of Mighty Jack -- a government organization created to defeat the notorious crime syndicate known as "Q" -- took everything that was bad about espionage movies and threw the rest out.
Season 1, Episode 15: Superdome12 March 1989
Servo writes a letter to his uncle in which he recalls many fond memories of his time aboard the satellite. Meanwhile, the crew are subjected to a TV drama about a New Orleans Super Bowl full of intrigue, romance, and catfish.
19 March 1989
This week's experiment is disastrous disaster film City on Fire
(1979), which assures viewers the events depicted could happen in any city, anywhere. Even, as Tom points out, while we're watching this.
2 April 1989
Adapted (i.e., shredded and stitched into incoherence) from the 1974 Japanese series Saru No Gundan, Time Of The Apes follows the travails of a scientist and two small children who are accidentally frozen and thaw into a future ruled by apes.
7 May 1989
As groovy femme fatale Sumuru plots world domination, Joel gets even with the 'bots for locking him out of the ship.
Season 1, Episode 19: Hangar 1814 May 1989
The crew discover disturbing secrets in Crow's memory bank while watching a film about bland government officials investigating, and then trying to cover up, a flying saucer crash.
21 May 1989
This week's film features two intrepid heroes fleeing their Orwellian futuristic society in a souped-up racecar - but Joel and friends are more interested in reading fan mail from their adoring public.
28 May 1989
Joel and the Bots suffer through a dreary '70s dinosaur movie from Japan. Where's 'Doug McClure' when you need him?
18 November 1989
In the first national broadcast of MST3K, the Mads have moved into Deep 13, Joel has spruced up the Bots, and Forrest Tucker sleepwalks his way through this week's literally eye-popping film.
25 November 1989
The Mads fall victim to their own newly-installed security system, and the unfortunately-shaped Satellite of Love is besieged by Demon Dogs hoping to pray to the Giant Bone.
2 December 1989
Things get hairy on the Satellite of Love thanks to the lupine antics of The Mad Monster
(1942) and the second chapter of Radar Men from the Moon
20 February 1990
Our intrepid hosts are trapped between Isaac Asimov's Literary Doomsday Device and Robert Ito
from "Quincy M.E."
(1976) in a fur caveman outfit.
9 December 1989
Joel introduces the chiro-gyro at the invention exchange while the Mads show off their flame-throwing flower. In the theater, Joel and the Bots get the third installment of "Radar Men from the Moon" before the Bela Lugosi film "The Corpse Vanishes".
16 December 1989
Joel and the Bots have a tough time agreeing on how to spend their free time between segments of the teen sci-fi thriller "The Crawling Hand".
23 December 1989
The guys watch a post-apocalyptic film about aliens and robots, riff on two more installments of "Radar Men from the Moon", and try to understand surrealism.
30 December 1989
The crew puts Commando Cody on trial for "crimes against reality" after watching the sixth episode of Radar Men while slime monsters invade Los Angeles in "The Slime People".
6 January 1990
Joel and the Bots watch two more Commando Cody episodes and a film about a sabotaged space station. They also introduce their new product SPACOM to the Mads.
13 January 1990
When the ninth chapter of Radar Men from the Moon
(1952) encounters technical difficulties, it gives the Mads an earlier opportunity to bring the Satellite of Love and its crew to their knees via Robot Holocaust
20 January 1990
The crew stages their own moon landing pageant as they watch the film Moon Zero Two
(1969) about an astronaut hired to capture an asteroid made of sapphires.
27 January 1990
Joel invents a pipe with a smoke detector and a sprinkler system built in for the invention exchange. The guys watch a 1950s teen flick about youths sentenced to manual labor at a cotton farm.
3 February 1990
Giant scorpions rise out of a volcano and attack Mexico in The Black Scorpion
(1957) while the Bots throw a party for Joel.
22 September 1990
An expedition to the moon goes wrong when a group of astronauts accidentally lands on Mars in Rocketship X-M
(1950). Joel and the Bots are visited by Valeria from "Robot Holocaust" and Frank learns to push the button.
29 September 1990
A motorcycle racer and a violent stunt rider start a war of vengeance against each other. Joel and the Bots write a song inspired by the movie and chat with a few characters from the film on the Hexfield.
6 October 1990
An heiress stranded in Africa is made queen of the jungle in the feature film and Bela Lugosi stars in the short The Phantom Creeps
(1939). Joel and the Bots create their own infomercial.
13 October 1990
A map heist goes horribly wrong off the coast of Catalina and it's up to a bunch of scantily clad scuba-partying teens to save the day.
27 October 1990
The crew watches the second chapter of The Phantom Creeps
(1939) and a film about an American spy sent to the Soviet Union to investigate a missile attack. Joel hosts a quiz show with the Bots.
3 November 1990
A college med student's final fraternity initiation goes wrong when he's assigned to retrieve a gold ring from a cadaver he had recently performed an autopsy on.
17 November 1990
The crew takes on The Wild Rebels
(1967), a movie about a stock-car racer who is recruited as a getaway driver for a biker gang. The guys get into the spirit of the film by making a commercial for "Wild Rebels" cereal and Joel explains how to appreciate a bad movie.
24 November 1990
A military team sent to search for a lost rocket ends up trapped on a mountain inhabited by dinosaurs in Lost Continent
(1951). Joel refuses to enter the theater during movie sign but the Mads have ways of forcing him into the theater.
8 December 1990
Joel and the 'bots attempt to puzzle out what's going on in the unintelligible biker film, The Hellcats
(1968). Flashbacks from earlier episodes fill out the host segments.
22 December 1990
Joel and the Bots watch X Marks the Spot
(1942), a short in which a reckless driver finds himself on trial in heaven for his carelessness behind the wheel. In King Dinosaur
(1955), the crew pokes fun as scientists are terrorized by snakes, bugs, and dinosaurs on a newly discovered planet.
29 December 1990
Joel and the 'bots suffer through First Spaceship on Venus
(1960). A gorilla in a foreign ship attacks the Satellite of Love.
19 January 1991
The Mads force Joel and the 'bots to watch Godzilla vs. Megalon
(1973), the cheesy Japanese monster mash featuring Godzilla's infamous flying kick.
2 February 1991
The Mads force another Godzilla movie on Joel and the Bots. In this one, a group of friends are shipwrecked on an island guarded by a crab monster named Ebirah while Godzilla sleeps in a nearby cave. The Bots meet Mothra on the Hexfield and the Mads start re-thinking the structure of their experiments.
1 June 1991
Joel and the Bots endure Miles O'Keeffe
as Ator while Doctor F. endures Frank's efforts to be Mike Douglas
Season 4, Episode 2: Gamera8 June 1991
A giant mutated turtle wakes from eons of slumber and attacks Japan in Daikaijû Gamera
(1965). The Bots create their own beauty salon and are treated to a visit from Gamera himself on the Hexfield.
Season 4, Episode 3: Pod People15 June 1991
Alien eggs hatch on Earth after a meteor crash which spells trouble for a vacationing family, a singer on tour with his entourage, and a pair of poachers in "Pod People" (Extra Terrestrial Visitors
(1983)). Joel and the Bots listen to some "new age" music and write their own song.
22 June 1991
The Mads send the crew another Gamera movie. This time, a group of travelers scour the jungle in search of a giant opal. What they find is actually the egg of a lizard-dog creature called Barugon. Later, Joel and the Bots enjoy a simulated day at the beach.
29 June 1991
The gang on the Satellite of Love have a gag weapon war with the Mads and watch an unsuccessful TV pilot about an astronaut stranded on an Earth-like planet where "perfect order" rules.
13 July 1991
Joel and the Bots watch a Japanese rip-off of Planet of the Apes, stage their own version of "Inherit the Wind", and Crow shows off the latest in ape fashion.
Season 4, Episode 7: Daddy-O20 July 1991
The crew riff on the short "Alphabet Antics" before watching Daddy-O
(1958), a film about a group of teenage beatniks who spend their free time drag-racing. Joel is inspired to write the song "Hike Your Pants Up" and the Bots reenact a drag race scene from the movie.
27 July 1991
Gamera is back and this time he is up against Gaos, a bat-monster with the ability to shoot laser beams. Joel and the Bots make an arts and crafts project.
3 August 1991
Crow and Tom build a cardboard fort while Joel introduces his idea for non-permanent tattoos during the invention exchange. In Bert I. Gordon's The Amazing Colossal Man
(1957), an army colonel becomes a giant after an atomic blast. Later, the crew gets a visit from the Colossal Man himself.
17 August 1991
Joel and the Bots watch as an alien named Ken joins an Earth spaceship to fight against his former masters in Fugitive Alien
(1987) (TV). The Mads get a visit from Jack Perkins in Deep 13 while Joel forces Crow and Tom to reenact a scene from the movie.
24 August 1991
The crew learns about the wonders of winter sports in the 1930s short "Snow Thrills". Later, Roger Corman directs It Conquered the World
(1956) in which a doctor played by Peter Graves tries to thwart a mad scientist's attempt to take over the world using bat-like creatures. On the SOL, Joel and Crow try their hand at ventriloquism.
7 September 1991
It's Gamera Movie #4, including the Gamera Theme Song and a reenactment of an old favorite magic trick.
14 September 1991
Joel and the Bots get tips on public speaking from the short "Speech: Using Your Voice" and watch a spider devour a town in The Spider
(1958). Crow forces the guy to read his screenplay "Earth vs. Soup" and Joel sets up a rehearsal for his rock band Spidorr.
21 September 1991
A secret organization called Mighty Jack
(1968) (TV) uses a submarine to battle a terrorist organization. Joel and the Bots make a Mighty Jack pet food commercial and sing the song "Slow The Plot Down!".
9 November 1991
Joel and the Bots sit through two shorts, one about water skiing and the other about a strange man who terrorizes wildlife in the Florida Everglades. In Teenage Cave Man
(1958), a rebellious cave boy goes against clan rules and wants to explore horizons beyond the river. Joel and the Bots battle boredom on the SOL, present creative ipecacs at the invention exchange, and try to patch things up when the Mads start fighting.
19 October 1991
In the seventh offering from Gamera, the infamous turtle faces off against an alien called Zigra determined on world domination. Joel and the Bots build a scale model of Gamera and make shoebox dioramas.
26 October 1991
The crew watch an education short about the wonders a home economics major can do for young women in The Home Economics Story
(1951). In The Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent
(1957), lonely viking women set sail to rescue a group of enslaved men. Joel and the Bots consider the waffle and present an iron that can turn waffles into pancakes at the invention exchange.
16 November 1991
Ken and the crew of the Bacchus 3 return in Star Force: Fugitive Alien II
(1987) (TV) while Joel and the Bots make a Captain Joe action figure and stage a "name that puppet" quiz show.
30 November 1991
Joel and the Bots watch the classic short Mr. B Natural
(1957) in which an androgynous person named Mr. B. Natural teaches a geeky middle schooler to play a musical instrument. Moving on to War of the Colossal Beast
(1958), disfigured "Colossal Man" Glen is spotted in Mexico and his sister tries to save him. Joel and the Bots have a debate about Mr. B. Natural and are revisited by Glen on the Hexfield.
14 November 1991
The guys on the Satellite of Love riff on two shorts: Posture Pals
(1952) about an elementary school posture contest and Appreciating Your Parents
(1950) about a young boy discovering how to help around the house. Then the crew watches a mad scientist acquire subjects for his nefarious experiments in The Unearthly
(1957). Joel and the Bots explore the many faces of Tor Johnson and create a board game based on The Unearthly.
21 December 1991
Joel and the Bots take on the infamous Christmas classic Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
(1964) in which a group of martians kidnap Santa Claus because they have no one on Mars to give their children presents. The crew writes and performs a pinnacle Christmas carol "A Patrick Swayze Christmas" and each member shares a Christmas-themed essay.
11 January 1992
The crew watch a ninja and a drifter save an airport from thugs in "Master Ninja I" while building a model muscle car and experimenting with their ninja skills.
18 January 1992
In Sax Rohmer's The Castle of Fu Manchu
(1969), an evil mastermind plans to destroy the world but his arch-nemesis gets in the way. The movie is so terrible that the crew has a nervous breakdown, which thrills the Mads. Joel and the Bots are completely broken and the Mads celebrate their victory a little too quickly.
25 January 1992
Joel and the 'bots endure two equally bad episodes from the failed action series "The Master"
6 June 1992
The guys watch "Space Travelers", an updated version of the movie Marooned
(1969) about three astronauts trapped in a space capsule that is quickly losing oxygen. On the SOL, The Great Crowdini performs a stunt and the guys debate what they would do if one of them had to sacrifice themselves.
13 June 1992
Joel and crew can't settle on which of two film actors in a giant carnivorous lizard movie are more like TV actor Tige Andrews or comedian David Miller.
20 June 1992
Set in the future, a teenage gang battles a corporation for control of an abandoned city in City Limits
(1984). Crow sings a song devoted to Kim Cattrall and the guys try their hand at a City Limits trivia game.
27 June 1992
Joel and the Bots discover the difference between real and "reel" life, how to dispose of snacks in space, a real 'boss' visitor, and how JFK can wreck a fashion show in this episode featuring the classic "Teenagers From Outer Space".
4 July 1992
Joel and the Bots watch a re-edited version of Time Walker
(1982) called "Being From Another Planet" in which a mummy awakened by a university team goes on a killing spree. The Mads are awfully proud of their "Tragic Moments" figurines while Joel and the Bots play haunted house on the SOL.
18 July 1992
Joel and the 'bots get water on the brain after an episode of Undersea Kingdom
(1936) and Roger Corman
's moldy horror flick, Attack of the Giant Leeches
25 July 1992
A small town cowpoke straightens out some rowdy kids by making them put on a rodeo show in Junior Rodeo Daredevils
(1949). A group of drunken scientists battle with dogs dressed as rabid shrews in The Killer Shrews
(1959). Joel and the Bots concoct a Killer Shrew drink and the Mads are thwarted in their latest attempt to destroy the world.
1 August 1992
Joel and the Bots watch a greased-up Steve Reeves get hypnotized and seduced by an Evil Queen in Ercole e la regina di Lidia
(1959). The crew presents the Steve-O-Meter at the invention exchange and ponder the meaning of Hercules movies.
15 August 1992
In the second installment of Undersea Kingdom
(1936), the explorers are threatened by soldiers from Atlantis. Then in Indestructible Man
(1956), an executed criminal goes on a rampage after being resurrected by mad scientists. Joel and the Bots plan an Undersea Kingdom parade and wonder what they would do if they were indestructible.
22 August 1992
Joel and the Bots have another outing with Hercules in Hercules Against the Moon Men
(1964). This time Hercules faces off with a cult of moon men who unleash a sandstorm on the world. The Mads explain deep hurting while Joel and the Bots sing a song about pants.
29 August 1992
The crew pokes fun as a knight and his adopted mother try to save a damsel from an evil wizard in The Magic Sword
(1962). Joel and the Bots get into the spirit of things by making medieval costumes.
12 September 1992
The guys face off against Hercules once again as the strong man fights evil Queen Antinea to get his son back in Hercules and the Captive Women
(1961). Joel and the Bots play with some lousy action figures and finally lay the Hercules series to rest.
19 September 1992
Joel and the Bots watch an early episode of the soap opera behemoth "General Hospital"
(1963) before watching a movie made of several edited television episodes about space pirates. On the SOL, Joel refuses to play soap opera with the Bots and the Mads get stuck in their bean bag chairs.
Season 5, Episode 14: Tormented26 September 1992
(1960), a pianist thinks he has finally escaped his demanding mistress when she dies after a fall but her ghost comes back to haunt him and his fiancée. Joel gets stuck in a ventilation duct and the Bots are no help. But Joel has the last laugh later when Crow and Tom pretend to be headless ghosts.
26 November 1992
Joel and the Bots watch a second segment from an early episode of "General Hospital"
(1963) before watching a wannabe singer try to break free from his hoodlum friends in The Beatniks
(1960). The Bots have a slumber party and Servo dramatizes the life of a 50s rock star.
26 November 1992
Astronauts find a civilization almost entirely populated by women on one of the moons of Jupiter in Fire Maidens of Outer Space
(1956). Joel and the Bots end up in over their heads when Timmy the Dark Crow starts causing trouble on the Satellite of Love.
28 November 1992
The crew pokes fun at another segment of a 1960s episode of "General Hospital"
(1963) before watching an astronaut attempt to stop two planets from colliding with each other in Crash of Moons
(1954) (TV). The guys read through Crow's latest screenplay called "A Space Opera" and have a chat with John Banner on the Hexfield.
5 December 1992
A pair of teens discover a band of multi-eyed aliens in The Eye Creatures
(1965) (TV). Crow and Tom work through their "best friends" stage and the guys lament how much the filmmakers just didn't care. The Mads get a visit from Larry Buchanan in Deep 13.
12 December 1992
A little boy wanders around the Canadian National Exhibition after his oblivious parents lose track of him in Johnny at the Fair
(1947). Then it's time for another 1950s beatnik movie with The Rebel Set
(1959) in which a shop owner convinces three losers to help him rob an armored car. Joel and the Bots take acting lessons and hold a writing workshop.
26 December 1992
Joel and the Bots watch an alien infiltrate a scientist's human duplicator machine in The Human Duplicators
(1965). On the SOL, the guys make spaceships from household objects and Servo shows off his duplicating skills.
9 January 1993
The crew muses about a wacky short involving the Toronto Skating Club in Circus on Ice
(1954). Then the guys watch Monster a-Go Go
(1965) where a radiated astronaut has returned to Earth as a giant mutant. It's a battle of the action figures in the invention exchange when the Mads introduce Johnny Longtorso while Joel presents non-violent action figures.
16 January 1993
Joel and the Bots learn the ins and outs of the circus in the short Here Comes the Circus
(1946) and then try to make sense of the Nordic fairy tale film The Day the Earth Froze
(1959). Joel and the Bots take a family photo and Gypsy puts on a one woman show called "Gypsy Rose Me!".
23 January 1993
The guys check out the first installment of the short Hired!
(1940) where a Chevrolet sales manager tries to boost door-to-door sales. Later, the guys watch a mad scientist's experiments attract the attention of the press and the police in Bride of the Monster
(1955). Joel and the Bots stage "Hired: The Musical" and Willy the Waffle returns to defend blatant product placement.
30 January 1993
The Mads present the satellite people a film so bad that apologies are sent, and Tom Servo goes off his nut from it.
24 July 1993
A hero and his talking motorcycle take on an evil dictator in Warrior of the Lost World
(1983). The guys try to get post-apocalyptic driving permits and discuss things to do after the apocalypse.
Season 6, Episode 2: Hercules17 June 1993
Joel and the Bots have a casual day on the SOL and endure another incoherent Hercules movie (Hercules
31 July 1993
Today's experiment: the educational short, What to Do on a Date
(1951), and the Roger Corman
flick, Swamp Women
7 August 1993
Reports of drugged chewing gum sends a womanizing secret agent to Amsterdam to investigate a crime ring in Secret Agent Super Dragon
(1966). Tom and Joel read through Crow's new screenplay "The Spy Who Hugged Me" and chat about spy movie puns.
28 August 1993
An adventurer sets sail in search of the bird of happiness in Sadko
(1953). Crow has trouble with his own lifelong quest and the guys have a meeting of the Junior Jester Club.
Season 6, Episode 6: Eegah28 August 1993
A teenage girl, her dorky boyfriend, and her scientist father discover a caveman in the desert in Eegah
(1962). Joel and the Bots discuss 60s sitcoms and the subtler forms of hell.
4 September 1993
Joel and the Bots hear all about new-fangled farming techniques in the 50s short The Truck Farmer
(1954). Afterward, a one-time overachiever blames his boozy, neglectful parents for his run in with the law in I Accuse My Parents
(1944). The guys analyze the main character from the movie and reenact a few choice scenes.
11 September 1993
In Operation Kid Brother
(1967), a plastic surgeon gets recruited to stop a villain from developing radioactive rugs. The Bots watch some of Joel's home movies, try to hypnotize Tom, and get a visit from their old friend Torgo.
18 September 1993
Dr. Forrester and TV's Frank plan "evil event days" in order to ruin baseball, while Joel and the 'bots watch a hobo melodrama called The Girl in Lovers Lane
26 September 1993
Joel and the Bots learn from Body Care and Grooming
(1947) that they might as well be dead if they don't keep their socks tidy. Later, the guys take on The Painted Hills
(1951) in which famous collie Lassie witnesses the murder of a prospector. Crow gives a detailed report on bearded guys and the crew discusses the end of the film.
Season 6, Episode 11: Gunslinger9 October 1993
(1956), the widow of a murdered sheriff tries to stop the crime in her town with the help of the man hired to kill her. Joel and the Bots discuss mortality and how to have the best funeral before taking the 70s to task for being a terrible decade.
Season 6, Episode 12: Mitchell23 October 1993
The trio sit through a dreary Joe Don Baker disasterpiece as Gypsy tries to find a way to save Joel from being killed by the Mads.
30 October 1993
New guy Mike Nelson finishes his training and makes his way into the theater for the first time. His first outing is the movie The Brain That Wouldn't Die
(1962) about a creepy doctor who keeps his decapitated fiancée's head alive in a laboratory while tries to find her a new body. Mike tries to escape the SOL but ends up bonding with the Bots instead when his attempts fail.
7 November 1993
Mike and the 'bots watch the dreary educational short Is This Love?
(1957) and the horrifyingly bad Terror in the Night
13 November 1993
Mike and the Bots watch a high school student fall into the depths of despair because he got caught Cheating
(1952). Later, the guys try to make sense of The Wild World of Batwoman
(1966) as a scantily clad superwoman does battle with villains named Ratfink and Professor Neon. The Bots write essays about the short but Crow gets caught cheating.
20 November 1993
The crew watch a squeaky-voiced valley girl search for her missing archaeologist father in Alien from L.A.
(1988). Mike and the Bots devote a song to leading lady Kathy Ireland and later define her acting technique as "dull surprise".
25 November 1993
Swarms of giant grasshoppers are headed straight for Chicago in Beginning of the End
(1957). Mike catches the Mads off guard, Crow presents his latest screenplay "Peter Graves Goes to the University of Minnesota", and Tom performs a stand-up comedy routine about grasshoppers.
4 December 1993
Mike and the Bots are asked What About Juvenile Delinquency?
(1955) in a short about a teenage thug whose gang mugs his father. Then it's time to watch science go awry in Monstrosity
(1963) when a rich, elderly woman hires a doctor to transport her brain into one of her beautiful kidnapping victims. Mike demonstrates chin puppetry while Magic Voice hits it off with the Voice-Over Guy from the movie.
11 December 1993
A hero and his loser friend are transplanted to the planet of Gor and are soon caught up in an evil sorcerer's plot in Gor II
(1988). Mike and the Bots are inspired to perform the song "Tubular Boobular Joy" because of the amount of skin shown by characters in the movie.
18 December 1993
Mike and the Bots learn the dangers of not paying attention at railroad crossings in the short Last Clear Chance
(1959). Later, they watch government agents use high-tech radar to track criminals on the black market in Radar Secret Service
(1950). The guys stage Mike's 10-year high school reunion and, inspired by the short, Tom asks the golden question: "Why don't they look?!"
24 December 1993
Mike and the bots watch Santa Claus mess around with a devil while trying to deliver gifts and then sing politically correct holiday songs.
15 January 1994
The crew pokes fun as a group of twenty-something "teenagers" hold an elderly farm couple hostage on Thanksgiving in Teen-Age Crime Wave
(1955). Mike and the Bots open the first deli in space and contemplate the "doughy guy".
22 January 1994
In Village of the Giants
(1965), a child genius creates a growth formula that ends up in the hands of some incredibly annoying teenagers. Meanwhile, Dr. Forrester shakes things up in Deep 13 when he downsizes Frank and interviews Torgo as his possible replacement.
5 February 1994
The guys get a look at the future of the car industry in the short Design for Dreaming
(1956) and then watch as a group of astronauts take off for the moon in 12 to the Moon
(1960). On the SOL, Nuveena drops in for a visit and the crew thinks she might be the key to escaping the mads!
Season 7, Episode 1: Girls Town16 July 1994
A promiscuous teen is framed for murder and then sent to a Catholic reform school in Girls Town
(1959). Mike explains the honor system to the Bots and Tom "scats" until Mike and Crow can't take it anymore.
23 July 1994
An upper-middle class family teaches Mike and the Bots how to be incredibly bland, white, and boring in A Date with Your Family
(1950). Later, a group of barflies must figure out what to do when the Soviets attack the U.S. in _Invasion USA (1952)_. Mike and the Bots have a dinner party inspired by the short and get a visit from "Bob the A-Bomb" on the Hexfield.
30 July 1994
Metaphysics helps to solve a murder case while Mike and the Bots impersonate the Grateful Dead.
24 November 1994
Dr. Forrester and TV's Frank fool around with voodoo as Mike and the 'bots make "Batman"
(1966) jokes in order to endure Zombie Nightmare
(1987) with Adam West
20 August 1994
Mike and the Bots try to make sense of Colossus and the Headhunters
(1963) in which a man named Maciste tries to lead his people from a destroyed island to a land of other tribes. Meanwhile, Dr. Forester invents the world's cutest pet called Nummy Muffin Coocol Butter. Mike and the Bots are forced to take care of Nummy despite Frank wanting to keep him.
17 September 1994
Mike and the 'bots watch The Creeping Terror
(1964) (TV), with its infamous walking-carpet monster, and parody "Love, American Style"
Season 7, Episode 7: Bloodlust!3 September 1994
Mike and the Bots watch a cheap ripoff of The Most Dangerous Game, while Mother Forrester visits Deep 13.
1 October 1994
A down-home country family eat apple pie and raise championship pigs during A Day at the Fair
(1947/I). In the failed television pilot turned movie Code Name: Diamond Head
(1977) (TV), an undercover agent battles a villain in Hawaii. The Bots discover what it would be like to live with a Crash Test Dummy and the Frugal Gourmet.
27 August 1994
The villains of Deep 13 force Mike and the 'bots to watch Why Study Industrial Arts?
(1956) and The Skydivers
(1963) after challenging them to a swing choir contest.
8 October 1994
Jam Handy shows the world the glory of sexism with electric kitchen appliances and Ed Wood analyzes the world of criminals spoiled by their parents.
15 October 1994
A cowboy winds up in the middle of a turf war between a rancher and his neighbors in Last of the Wild Horses
(1948). An invention from the Mads goes awry and creates mirror versions of everyone on the SOL. The crew must battle the mirror versions of themselves while trying to withstand the movie.
29 October 1994
Mike and the robots watch a never ending loop of jets flying and refueling while Crow struggles to get onto the Information Super Highway.
5 November 1994
Two laid back detectives crack down on an underground porn ring while Frank threatens to blow up Deep 13.
19 November 1994
It's a day in the life of the people who operate San Francisco International Airport while Mike distracts everyone with his Steve Urkle impersonation.
23 November 1994
A Senate candidate finds a seductive reform school dropout hiding in his home in Kitten with a Whip
(1964). The crew throws a Mexican fiesta like the one in the film and chat with a real kitten with a whip on the Hexfield.
26 November 1994
Mike and the 'bots go "boing" watching Are You Ready for Marriage?
(1950) and Racket Girls
(1951). Meanwhile, Tom Servo and Crow prepare to be married.
3 December 1994
A Russian hero plots an invasion against the Mongols in The Sword and the Dragon
(1956). Mike and the Bots create their own topical comedy show, reenact the table cloth scene from the movie, and try their hand at playing Dungeons and Dragons.
10 December 1994
Mike and the Bots scratch their heads in confusion as an angel and a devil wage a bet about the morals of bread truck drivers in Out of This World
(1954/I). Then the crew fights lapsing into a depression while watching the incredibly dour High School Big Shot
(1959) in which a high school loser takes part in a heist to impress an attractive but dimwitted classmate.
17 December 1994
Mike and the 'bots take on the Coleman Francis epic of craptitude, Night Train to Mundo Fine
7 January 1995Danger!! Death Ray
(1967) features a slick secret agent investigating an evil organization that stole a top secret death ray. Tom makes his own death ray for peaceful use but caves in to the pressure to use it on Crow. Later, the Bots stage an episode of "This is your life" for Mike and Crow shows off his sunglasses designs.
14 January 1995
Mike and the bots endure (and barely survive) their third Coleman Francis abomination.
11 March 1995
Mike and the bots semi-suffer through this '70's jiggle-fest while the Mads turn them into the cast of "Renegade."
18 March 1995
A minister encourages railroad workers to stop getting brutally injured on the job in The Days of Our Years
(1955). During the feature film The Amazing Transparent Man
(1960), a mad scientist makes an escaped criminal invisible so he can steal radioactive supplies but the crook would rather rob banks with his power of invisibility. In Deep 13, Frank opens a bed and breakfast and Dr. Forester demands that Mike and the Bots help in his endeavor.
25 March 1995
While Mike and the Bots wrestle with Santo vs. las mujeres vampiro
(1962), TV's Frank is assumed into Second Banana Heaven, leaving no one for Dr. Forrester to kill.
23 November 1995
A jingle writer's honeymoon is derailed when he is forced to write a tune overnight while his new bride fantasizes about redecorating their home with telephones in Once Upon a Honeymoon
(1956). Then in Night of the Blood Beast
(1958), an astronaut recovering from a rocket crash discovers that alien embryos have been implanted in his abdomen. Mike and the guys give decorating with telephones a try and Crow discovers that shrimp babies have been implanted in his chest. The crew and the Mads celebrate Thanksgiving with guests Jack Perkins, Mr. B Natural, and Dr. Forester's mother Pearl.
3 February 1996
A jingle writer's honeymoon is derailed when he is forced to write a tune overnight while his new bride fantasizes about redecorating their home with telephones in Once Upon a Honeymoon
(1956). Then in Night of the Blood Beast
(1958), an astronaut recovering from a rocket crash discovers that alien embryos have been implanted in his abdomen. Concerned about their personal security, Crow and Tom taze, mace, and spray green dye all over Mike. Dr. F has a traumatic trombone recital thanks to Pearl's constant haranguing, but it turns out Crow is an awesome trombonist! Decorating with phones, Gypsy sings a little song. Pearl makes Dr. F apologize. Crow claims he's pregnant with the spawn of the Blood Beast. Crow's rant about babies disrupts Mike's attempts to read letters. Pearl wants Dr. F to act like a baby.
10 February 1996
A deformed creeper is the pro-/antagonist of Mike and the robots' experiment preceded by a bunch of chickens.
17 February 1996
A hero on a quest to gather magical stones battles an evil sorcerer and learns the benefits of a potato diet in Deathstalker and the Warriors from Hell
(1988). Tom and Crow put on a Renaissance Fair for Mike and Crow reads a trashy romance novel to Pearl as a favor.
24 February 1996
In an intriguing coincidence, Crow finally gets to direct his first feature film, "Earth vs. Soup", in between viewing The Incredible Melting Man
(1977), a film about a incredibly '70s physician trying to stop an astronaut from gradually turning into soup.
2 March 1996
A grunge punk fights an evil corporation enforcing an evacuation of the Bronx in Escape from the Bronx
(1983). Mike and the Bots have "Men's Night" on the SOL and Dr. Forester tries to come up with a way to boost the show's ratings.
Season 8, Episode 6: Laserblast18 May 1996
Doctor Forrester's funding has been cut off, and as he waits for the Satellite of Love to crash, he sends Mike and the Bots Laserblast (1978). Can our heroes escape to the edge of the Universe? More importantly, can they figure out why Leonard Maltin gave the film 2½ stars?
1 February 1997
The creature from the black lagoon is captured and taken to a Florida aquarium to be studied in Revenge of the Creature
(1955). Mike and the Bots almost crash into Earth and when they try to get in touch in Deep 13, it's not Dr. Forester who responds to their call. Meanwhile, Mike and Tom try to figure out why Crow seems so different.
8 February 1997
An aging woman ventures to Africa to learn the secret of eternal youth but finds it comes at the price of human life in The Leech Woman
(1960). On the SOL, the nanites go on strike and Pearl is forced to lay down some new laws for Mike and the Bots.
15 February 1997
Three archeologists discover an underground civilization but are taken prisoner by the natives in The Mole People
(1956). Bobo suffers though Lawgiver Daze and Mike does his best to imitate the professor from the movie.
22 February 1997
Mike inadvertently helps a group of bomb-worshiping mutants destroy Earth with a thermonuclear device, but even this sort of drastic action doesn't save the gang from having to watch The Deadly Mantis
1 March 1997
Despite being possessed of all the knowledge in the Universe, the omnipotent Observers insist on observing our heroes' reactions to the dead-on-arrival The Thing That Couldn't Die
Season 9, Episode 6: The Undead8 March 1997
A woman gets hypnotized back into her Dark Age'd past life while Tom takes a crack at being an observer.
15 March 1997
Scientists break the time barrier with not-so-great results and the Observers have finally had enough of their human observations.
5 April 1997
Pearl and Bobo plot their escape from the Observers' planet while the SOL crew is subjected to a dark, dreary tale of hypnotism, murder, and chesty amphibians.
19 April 1997
Michael Landon terrorizes his high school as a savage werewolf while a hostile alien infiltrates the SOL.
31 May 1997
Mike and the 'bots suffer through The Giant Spider Invasion
(1975). Meanwhile, Pearl and her two underlings find alien pods out of Invasion of the Body Snatchers
7 June 1997
Scientists run a clone farm for VIPs while Pearl and her goons are forced into babysitting omnipotent Space Children.
14 June 1997
Mike and the 'bots sit through The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!?
(1964). Pearl returns a trio of space-brats to their parents.
Season 9, Episode 13: Jack Frost12 July 1997
Mike and the 'bots get terminal enchantment from Frosty
(1964). With Pearl away, Observer and Professor Bobo argue over who is in charge.
19 July 1997
Mike accidentally destroys the camping planet with an over-packed homemade bomb. Servo sings a song about the seventies and becomes a trucker while Crow becomes Turkey Volume Guessing Man.
2 August 1997
Mike Nelson is put on trial by the Galactic Tribunal for his unintentional planet destroying spree.
16 August 1997
A wimpy space hero kicks tyrannical aliens off of Earth while the Widowmaker and the SOL are sucked through a wormhole.
6 September 1997
Pearl and Observer are in Ancient Rome pretending to be gods as Mike and the 'bots watch The Horror of Party Beach
Season 9, Episode 18: Devil Doll4 October 1997
An evil ventriloquist traps souls in his stage dummies while Crow innocently falls in league with a devil.
11 October 1997
Our heroes discover just how boring an alien attack on Tokyo can be when they view an anti-vehicle for Sonny Chiba.
7 November 1997
Mike and the 'bots learn the 80s were worse than they thought as they endure the putrid sci-fi epic, Space Mutiny
22 November 1997
A schmuck has to correct changes to the future by fixing them in the past while Tom and Crow try to fix Mike's past into something more pleasant.
6 December 1997
A weather tech's mind gets trapped in a computer and Pearl establishes her own public television pledge program.
14 March 1998
A scientist's experiment gone wrong gives him the touch of death while the SOL crew find themselves back in their old time period.
21 March 1998
Killer peanut brittle terrorizes the universe while Pearl settles into her ancestral home by building a doomsday device.
4 April 1998
Constantly-Out-Of-His-League Man battles evil while Pearl hosts her Castle Forrester Ball.
Season 10, Episode 4: Werewolf18 April 1998
A guy turns people into werewolves for his own sick pleasure while Mike turns into a were-Crow.
9 May 1998
Killer bees terrify a remote English island while a bowler hatted guy appears where he's least expected.
13 June 1998
A blob from Heaven brainwashes children into doing his bidding while Pearl starts her own space program.
Season 10, Episode 7: Hobgoblins27 June 1998
Intro: The crew of the SOL keeps turning each other on inadvertently. Segment One: The crew rough-houses on the couch Pearl sent them. Segment Two: Crow makes a film questioning the existence of women. Segment Three: Crow starts a hot line for people who have suffered trauma from watching this movie. Only Bobo calls in to talk about his love life. Segment Four: The crew uses cardboard cutouts to distract Pearl while they try to escape. Segment Five: Servo goes back in time to punish Rick Sloane for making this movie. In the Castle, Pearl lectures Mike and the 'bots on how she can no longer trust them with furniture.
11 July 1998
An overly obvious '70s wanderer hits on a witch while a babysitter watches over Castle Forrester.
Season 10, Episode 9: Gorgo18 July 1998
Mike and the 'bots gorge on Gorgo
(1961), a maudlin monster mess featuring two giant mother-and-son lizards and a Samuel Beckett lookalike. Leonard Maltin shows up to hawk his movie guide, which inexplicably praises the film.
25 July 1998
It's "Canada Bashing Day" on the SOL in every respect between progressive world domination and bizarre looting.
Season 10, Episode 11: Devil Fish15 August 1998
A sea monster eats out for some Italian while dolphins seek revenge against the SOL.
29 August 1998
A vengeful skull comes back from the dead and the bots are scarred for life when Gumby abuses his robot slaves.
26 September 1998
Pearl sits in on part of this week's experiment as part of her annual review, and Leonardo da Vinci stops by to insist the guy playing him in the film is a mook.
Season 11, Episode 1: Soultaker11 April 1999
Why is the Satellite of Love malfunctioning? Who is the hooded figure that wants Bobo's soul? What is the purpose of the mystery ship following the SOL? Find out in MST3K's eleventh season opener, featuring the Joe Estevez epic "Soultaker".
18 April 1999
In order to impress the Bureau of Mad Scientists Pearl unleashes the mephitic "Girl in Gold Boots" a Poorly acted, and even worse edited tale of a girl who attempts to make it big in LA as a dancer with the help of a petty thug. The dancers dress in oven bags, and bad guys are especially greasy and in the end it's got Mike and the bots dressing like mobsters and brain guy starts go go dancing!
12 September 1999
A grandfather tells his grandson several horrifying stories involving the wizard Merlin and a stolen monkey doll in Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders
(1996) (V). Crow and Tom review each other, Servo accidentally turns Mike into an infant with magic, and the crew shows off a collection of Ernest Borgnine children's books.
Season 11, Episode 4: Future War25 April 1999
The guys take a crack at Future War
(1997) (V) in which a man formerly enslaved by aliens escapes to modern-day Los Angeles but is being tracked by cyborgs and their trained dinosaurs. Mike and the Bots thank Pearl for not killing them which derails her plans. Tom makes himself a pair of legs so he can kick-box.
2 May 1999
The SOL crew take up fishing and debate whether films would be better if the actors/actresses were all nude.
9 May 1999
A smarmy professor and his dimwitted students camp out in an Arkansas swamp to search for Bigfoot in Boggy Creek II: And the Legend Continues
(1984). Pearl makes up her own urban legend, Tom takes up whittling, and Crow tends to his fires.
13 June 1999
In Track of the Moon Beast
(1976), a mineralogist is hit by a meteor which causes him to transform into a lizard-monster. The Bots rush the Halloween season on the SOL and devote an episode of Legends of Rock to "The Band That Played California Lady".
20 June 1999
Joe Don Baker tracks down an Italian mobster in Malta while Pearl tries to promote a looser humorous atmosphere in Castle Forrester.
Season 11, Episode 9: Hamlet27 June 1999
A dark and dreary German production of one of Shakespeare's greatest plays fills the SOL while Pearl concocts a deadly new virus.
18 July 1999
A not-so bat man terrorizes people while Mike tries to grow a mustache again.
25 July 1999
A spider terrorizes stranded bikini clad dancers while Pearl decides to move the castle.
Season 11, Episode 12: Squirm1 August 1999
Angry worms munch on a town and a doughy guy learns the value of springs by a demonic little sprite.
Season 11, Episode 13: Diabolik8 August 1999
Pearl accidentally destroys the device controlling the Satellite of Love, sending the ship into a deadly trajectory towards Earth, but Mike and the bots have enough time to watch one last film: the '60s Euro-spy classic "Danger: Diobolik".
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