Mystery Science Theater 3000: Season 9, Episode 18

Devil Doll (4 Oct. 1997)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Comedy, Sci-Fi
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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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[hypnotizing a man]
The Great Vorelli: You're about to be executed by a soldier, who will put a single bullet through the back of your head.
Crow: So you might as well go along with my little act.
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References Modern Times (1936) See more »


The Way We Were
Written by Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, and Marvin Hamlisch
Performed by Bill Corbett
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