This cult classic episode starts off with Joel experiencing what it would be like if the bots actually looked up to him and immediately realizing just how hollow it leaves him inside. The Mads' Chocolate Bunny Guillatine goes up against Joel's Cartooner in the invention exchange. Joel and the bots endure the movie in any way they possibly can, ranging from debating whether or not Torgo is actually a monster to pantomiming a car drive through Texas (which only backfires on them). While Joel pretends to be the Master and the bots beat each other up in diaphanous robes, Torgo delivers a pizza to the Mads, who refuse to take the Crazy Bread for a very good reason. It gets worse when they realize how Torgo has kept the pizza warm. Written by
Did You Know?
Manos: The Hands of Fate
was a film that was very obscure until its airing on this series. Since the film has gained something of a cult following and is now often counted among the worst films ever made. Thus far there has been an Entertainment Weekly article about the film, numerous screenings for cult fans, and a documentary made about the films legacy entitled 'Hotel Torgo'. See more
(at around 1 min) Joel can be seen turning to Crow, revealing that he's wearing glasses. See more
Why don't we sing a song to help pass the time?
Margaret, Mike, Debbie
Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream...
Yes, sing, damn it, sing!
[MST3K gang join in
The "haunting Torgo theme" plays over the end credits rather than the normal instrumental theme song. See more
References The Trip to Bountiful