During the final segment of the show, Mike & the bots (as well as 'Magic Voice') leave their physical bodies and become pure energy. They decide to abandon the SOL to play on the edge of the universe. Meanwhile Dr. Forester dies in a manner mirroring the ending from '2001: A Space Odyssey'.
This episode on was Disc Two of the 20th Anniversary Edition DVD set, the first release from Shout! Factory after they acquired the rights from Rhino Home Video.
Mike: So, I wonder what the flaw was that kept Leonard Maltin from giving this the full three stars.
Crow: (describing the driver of the van) He's like a lucid Dennis Hopper.
(as Dr. Mellon examines Billy)
Tom: (singing) Operation!
Crow: Remove wrenched ankle.
(Tom imitates buzzer)
Tom: (as Billy wakes up) Mike, this is how I've always pictured your room. Am I far off?
Crow: (describing Kathy) Wow, she makes Laraine Newman look Reubenesque.
Crow: This is like Porky's without the charm.
Billy: I don't like going to doctors...
Mike: But it was Roddy MacDowell, he made it fun!
Mike: This movie is comprised strictly of second unit footage.
Crow: I think they were going for a Touch of Evil feel, but they got a touch of somethin' else.
(during the pool party)
Tom: Home movies are more tightly edited than this!
Crow: Yes, it's a Manson family reunion!
Mike: (as the aliens watch footage of Billy finding the gun) Boy, when a movie starts showing you parts of itself, you know you're in trouble.
Crow: (describing Billy and Kathy kissing) Just what I wanna see, David Soul and Sondra Locke going at it.
Tom: They targeted this movie to lonely bass fishermen.
Mike: In other words...
Tom and Mike: Bass fishermen.
Mike: (describing Billy's house) Flesh is a nice color for a house.
(as the alien spacecraft is first seen)
Crow: Norelco's plan for world domination!
Mike: Even it's name spells Merry Christmas.
Crow: (when Froggy jumps on Billy) Illegal use of a Deezen.
Mike: (as Billy in the desert) I'd like to call my horse with no name, but it doesn't have a name.
(Billy sets a bush on fire)
Tom: Yes, Yahweh In A Can. When you want to summon Yahweh...
Mike: (when Billy first finds the ray gun) Albert Belle did cork his bat.
Mike: (as Billy drinks a Coke) Pepsi paid them big bucks to place Coke in this movie.
The final host segment was a tribute to 2001: A Space Odyssey.
At the beginning, Dr. Forrester said that Leonard Maltin gave the movie 2 1/2 stars. During the movie's closing credits, Mike and the 'bots looked up other movies in his book that had worse ratings than Laserblast. Marathon Man, Hannah And Her Sisters, and Unforgiven were among those who had a worse or an equal rating.
Trace Beaulieu's last appearance as Dr. Forrester. His father, Jack, was the old Dr F. in the final segment.
This was the last episode to air on Comedy Central. When this episode was filmed, they threw the premise of the show up in the air because they were unsure if they would be picked up by another channel. About a month after this episode aired, the Sci-Fi Channel announced it had picked up the series.
At the beginning of the movie, two call-back riffs appeared:
Crow said, 'It was after the Acropolis,' which was a reference to the beginning speech of Robot Holocause.
Mike yelled, 'Roxy!' in the Arch Hall, Jr.-esque voice used in Eegah!
Monday Night Football:
Whenever the fat, bearded deputy appeared, the crew would break into 'Are you ready for some football?!', the theme for Monday Night Football as done by Hank Williams, Jr.
When the alien's ship first appears, Crow says 'Norelco's plan for world domination!' because it looked like one of their shavers. Mike then references their Christmas commercial with Santa riding through a snowy field on one of their three-head shavers and the company's name is 'Noelco.'