Mystery Science Theater 3000

Season 10 Episode 13

Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders

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Aired Unknown Sep 12, 1999 on Comedy Central

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  • Trivia

    • The second half of the movie (the part dealing with the toy monkey) was created using scenes lifted from the movie The Devil's Gift only the ending was different. In the original movie, the monkey's cymbals crashed, killing Dave and his family and not the happy ending here where Merlin stops the monkey at the last possible second.

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  • Notes

    • This episode was originally available on DVD from Rhino Home Video on the Mystery Science Theater 3000 Collection Volume 5. It has been re-released by Shout Factory as Vol. V. Extras on both versions include an intro of the movie by Mike and an interview with Mike and Kevin about the origins of the show.

    • Diabolik was actually the series finale. This episode was supposed to air earlier in the season, but was delayed due to a snag in getting the rights to the movie. SciFi billed it as the "Lost Episode." It was the last first run episode to be aired.

  • Allusions

    • Marathon Man & Mister Rogers:
      When Jonathan tries to put a spell on his cat, he puts it in the cat's mouth and Tom says 'Meow meow safe! Meow meow very safe!' This is a double allusion to Meow Meow Kitty of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood and the movie Marathon Man and its infamous dental torture scene where the White Angel asks Babe, 'Is it safe?'

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