Mystery Science Theater 3000

Season 9 Episode 8


Aired Unknown Jun 27, 1998 on Comedy Central
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Movie Plot: Hobgoblins Goblins wreak havoc when they escape from a movie studio. Intro: The crew of the SOL keeps turning each other on inadvertently, like in the song 'I Didn't Mean To Turn You On.'Segment One: The on-turning turns purposeful. Pearl sends up a couch to store during the castle's remodeling. The crew starts jumping on it, and Pearl gets so upset, she sends them the worst movie she can find, Hobgoblins. Segment Two: Crow makes a film trying to tell men how to treat women, but he can't find any. Segment Three: Crow starts a hotline for people who have suffered trauma from watching the movie. Bobo calls in to say he's in love with someone outside his species and Crow hangs up, thinking it's Pearl. It is, however, a chimpanzee. Segment Four: The crew uses cardboard cutouts to distract Pearl while they try to escape. It does not work. Segment Five: Tom goes back in time and kicks Rick Sloane in the shins for making this movie, but Crow finds out it gave him the inspiration for making it. In the Castle, Pearl lectures Mike and the 'bots on how she can no longer trust them with furnitiure while Bobo and Observer jump on the couch. Stinger: The Hobgoblins drive off in McCreedy's golf cart.moreless

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  • Dream destroyers

    Yeah this film sucks let alone really out of wack. You can say it's "Gremlins" mixed in with "Wishmaster" only difference is both those films were better this film just plain sucks. The puppets and anamtronics on the Hobgoblins are terrible and the acting and characters just as much, I wouldn't even say they were characters more like stereotypes. Let alone this film has some continuity issues, like there is this one scene where one of the characters has his dream of being a Rambo wanabe and hes shooting and throwing grendades and then suddenly he dies by going on fire, what the hell happened?

    Anyway as usual Mike, Crow and Servo were funny as usual. I loved it when they made fun of that lame fight scene and the music that went with it, in that scene all the two characters did was bang sticks together till one character did a swift move; the fights in those amatur films from "Dead Gentlemen Productions", "X-Strike studios" or "PBC Productions" are better and they didn't even have professional choigraphy but were able to make them look good and fun. Even loved hearing their disgust when two characters were doing their business in a van in the daylight.

    Though my favorate moments was when in the usual break period there were Mike, Servo, and Crow all had cardboard cut outs of themselves and there was some recorded tape of their voices playing and they all sang a song about the movie, that was just hillarous. Or even in this little moment in the film when Servo tried to think up a joke but then he cries about how he can't take the movie anymore and leaves.

    Comic Gold.moreless
  • A very, very bad movie.

    This was indeed a very painful episode to watch. It probably ranks as the only episode of the entire series I was never able to watch in one sitting. The movie itself is an obvious rip on Gremlins which came out the same year. The only difference is, Gremlins was better.

    What gets me is, the Hobgoblins never had an effect on the security guard. Everyone else that came into contact with them had their dreams fulfilled, usually leading to their deaths.

    I believe this premise was further ripped by the movie "Wishmaster".

    But still, a very, VERY painful movie to watch.moreless
Bill Corbett

Bill Corbett

Crow T. Robot [8-10] & Observer aka Brain Guy [8-10]

Kevin Murphy

Kevin Murphy

Tom Servo [2-10], Professor Bobo [8-10] & Cambot

Mary Jo Pehl

Mary Jo Pehl

Magic Voice [4-7] & Pearl Forrester [7-10]

Michael J. Nelson

Michael J. Nelson

Mike Nelson [5-10]

Patrick Brantseg

Patrick Brantseg

Gypsy [8-10]

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