An evil ventriloquist traps souls in his stage dummies while Crow innocently falls in league with a devil.



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Episode credited cast:
Tom Servo / Professor Bobo / Callipygeas
Jim Mallon ...
Mary Jo Pehl ...
Bill Corbett ...
Patrick Brantseg ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Chaplin ...
Pitch / Roman Day Player
Bridget Jones ...
Beth McKeever ...
Roman Day Player


A performer transfers human souls into ventriloquist dummies and exploits them for immense profit before one of them decides to revolt. Meanwhile, Tom and Crow throw a college dorm blow out party but their budget only permitted them to purchase a window for the speakers. To welcome Pearl and Observer, the Ancient Romans throw a not so exciting Welcome Gods party, which can only be livened up with pants. Pitch the devil comes back to the SOL to sell devil dolls to Crow but Mike disapproves despite Crow's interest in serving the Dark One. Crow and Tom then open a British pub on the Satellite complete with very strong, very "very" stout British beer. Pitch comes back to sell Crow the ability to transfer souls and he transfers Tom's soul to a second rate dummy before Tom transfers his own soul into a Pillsbury Toaster Strudel. Mike, of course, does not approve. Then, in an effort to please the Dark One, Crow dresses Mike as Hugo the Devil Doll and builds a cage around him while he's ... Written by Titus Yorick

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4 October 1997 (USA)  »

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The Great Vorelli: Hugo, walk to the footlights...
Crow: Like an Egyptian.
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References Dragnet (1951) See more »


The Way We Were
Written by Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, and Marvin Hamlisch
Performed by Bill Corbett
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"I" "need changing"
12 December 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This may in fact be the last full episode of "Mystery Science Theater 3000" I'll ever see with Pearl. I started watching this show when it aired on the Sci-Fi (not calling it Syfy) Channel, but for some reason, this episode was one I always missed. It's great to see it, especially with how they worked some of the scenes in this episode into the opening sequence of this season! I don't know how they were able to even do that. It's still great to see Tom Servo as a Toaster Strudel and we even get Pitch who I believe is the same character from the "Santa Claus" episode.

The funny moments were too many to list. What comes to mind first is, "Are you by chance a professional entertainer?" followed later by, "Neither am I". Call me dirty but I also loved, "". Just seeing that goofy puppet made everything hilarious. I also loved, "Thank you woman who would never touch me in real life". One of the first great riffs was, "Thrill as he doesn't talk and I don't move my lips!". I also loved, "Dee plane! Dee plane!". As hilarious as ever. ****

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