Mystery Science Theater 3000: Season 9, Episode 14

Riding with Death (19 Jul. 1997)

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Mike accidentally destroys the camping planet with an over-packed homemade bomb. Servo sings a song about the seventies and becomes a trucker while Crow becomes Turkey Volume Guessing Man.

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While Mike pursues an unsuccessful career as a Teppanyaki chef, Pearl and her underlings are engaged in warfare against an army of renegade robots. Mike offers air support with a bomb made from vinegar and baking soda but accidentally packs it with enough baking soda to destroy the camping planet. During the movie, Servo sings a song about the 70's (not the 1970's, just the 70's) before trying out a life as a trucker. Meanwhile, while Crow transforms himself into Turkey Volume Guessing Man and Mike and the bots try reenacting the movie to figure out just what was going on, Pearl is glorified with an award ceremony for her part in the war but with a disastrous finale. Written by Titus Yorick.

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[as the end credits roll, there is a credit for "story consultant"]
Crow T. Robot: [stunned] Story consultant?
Tom Servo: [as story consultant] Yes, I advise you to hire the most annoying cracker you can find and then slam together two incomprehensible plotlines.
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The Funky Seventies
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Written by Michael J. Nelson and Bill Corbett
Performed by Kevin Murphy
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