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Episode List


Season 4

1 Jun. 1991
Cave Dwellers
Joel and the Bots endure Miles O'Keeffe as Ator while Doctor F. endures Frank's efforts to be Mike Douglas.
8 Jun. 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.
15 Jun. 1991
Pod People
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 Jun. 1991
Gamera vs. Barugon
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 Jun. 1991
Stranded in Space
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 Jul. 1991
Time of the Apes
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.
20 Jul. 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 Jul. 1991
Gamera vs. Gaos
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 Aug. 1991
The Amazing Colossal Man
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 Aug. 1991
Fugitive Alien
Joel and the Bots watch as an alien named Ken joins an Earth spaceship to fight against his former masters in Fugitive Alien (1987). 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 Aug. 1991
It Conquered the World
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 Sep. 1991
Gamera vs. Guiron
It's Gamera Movie #4, including the Gamera Theme Song and a reenactment of an old favorite magic trick.
14 Sep. 1991
Earth vs. the Spider
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 Sep. 1991
Mighty Jack
A secret organization called Mighty Jack (1968) 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 Nov. 1991
Teenage Caveman
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 Oct. 1991
Gamera vs. Zigra
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 Oct. 1991
The Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent
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 Nov. 1991
Star Force: Fugitive Alien II
Ken and the crew of the Bacchus 3 return in Star Force: Fugitive Alien II (1987) while Joel and the Bots make a Captain Joe action figure and stage a "name that puppet" quiz show.
30 Nov. 1991
War of the Colossal Beast
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 Nov. 1991
The Unearthly
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 Dec. 1991
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
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 Jan. 1992
Master Ninja I
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 Jan. 1992
The Castle of Fu Manchu
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 Jan. 1992
Master Ninja II
Joel and the 'bots endure two equally bad episodes from the failed action series The Master (1984).

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