Mystery Science Theater 3000: Season 7, Episode 3

The Dead Talk Back (30 Jul. 1994)

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Metaphysics helps to solve a murder case while Mike and the Bots impersonate the Grateful Dead.



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To help solve a murder case, the police are forced to resort to a lonely meta-physicist working out of a basement, but not before we all learn about the importance of retail refrigeration from Anheuser Busch. Onboard the SOL, Gypsy runs the crew through a fire drill only to suggest disastrous results should a real fire occur. Dr. Forrester then presents his method of Pin Point Marketing and uses Nelson brand cigarettes as an example, but Mike's not biting. Crow and Tom then set up a radio talk show for taking calls from the dead and a dubious Mike is shocked by the callers' identities. Inspired by the title, the SOL crew impersonate the Grateful Dead with Crow as Jerry Garcia, but he takes his roll a little too literal when he goes into a guitar solo, a solo that lasts through to the next movie break when the Mads want to interrogate the crew until Frank confesses to everything. Crow's still jamming while Mike reads a letter and Gypsy's at it again with the fire drill. Meanwhile, Dr. ... Written by Titus Yorick

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