Joe Don Baker, clad in stereotypical cowboy garb tracks down an Italian mobster on the island of Malta. Meanwhile, Tom's dissatisfaction with the Yes song "Owner of a Lonely Heart" leads to the question of how it stacks up against everything else in the world. In Castle Forrester, Pearl tries to promote a loose work environment to increase productivity but her whimsy only makes the SOL feel sad and achy. The lack of continuity in the first portion of the movie resorts in the Bots complaining to Pearl while Mike demonstrates their point by tripping uncontrollably. Goosio then decides to visit the SOL as a good will ambassador but the Bots hate cute with a vengeance. Crow later presents his report on the island of Malta, which starts with basic facts and leads to a hatred fueled rant about how much Crow hates Maltese men. In the end, considering what happened the last time a Joe Don Baker movie was shown on the SOL, Mike is under the impression it's his turn to escape like Joel but the ... Written by
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This episode is notable for the relentless mocking of Joe Don Baker
, particularly regarding his weight and hygiene. The reason why the mockery directed at him was so merciless was due to Baker's hostile reaction to MST3K's treatment of his film Mitchell
(1975) during a previous episode. The skewering of this film was the writers' revenge against him. See more
Mike is seen wearing a wedding ring in the non-movie scenes. See more
[during the film, a character drops a gun and causes it to fire
See, Mike, that's what happened when I shot you that one time, and you'd never believe me!
Well, now I know.
References Midnight Cowboy