Mystery Science Theater 3000 - Season 4

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  • Manos, The Hands of Fate
    1/30/93
    9.3
    Movie Plot: Manos, The Hands of Fate A family on a l-o-n-g car trip end up lost and at the house of the evil "master".
    Also riffed was the short: Hired! (part 2), a training film for Chevy salesmen.
    Intro: Joel installs a program in the 'bots so that they think he is a genius. However, he gets bored with it and decides to remove it.
    Segment One: The bots return to normal. Joel invents a machine to make unfunny comic strips funny by combining them. In Deep 13, The Mads invent a guillotine for chocolate bunnies.
    Segment Two: The crew go on a fake car trip, using the scenic footage from the film, when redneck cop Gypsy pulls them over, they end up breaking down in tears about how bad the movie is. Frank calls to apologize for the movie.
    Segment Three: The crew discusses what makes a monster so monstrous and debate whether Torgo is a monster or not.
    Segment Four: Joel dresses up as 'The Master' with Crow as a tagalong Hellbeast. Tom says he looks like Maude with a Hellbeast. Dr. Forrester calls to apologize for the movie.
    Segment Five: Crow and Servo wrestle like the brides of Manos in the movie, supposedly for Joel. In Deep 13, the Mads' pizza is delivered by Torgo. It takes a long time to get there.
    Stinger: Girl in car says, "Why don't you guys leave us alone?"moreless
  • Bride of the Monster
    1/23/93
    9.0
    The movie features Bela Lugosi trying to make a race of super-human beings. Also the first part of the 'Hired!' short and the SOL Community Theater doing 'Hired! The Musical!'
  • The Day the Earth Froze
    1/16/93
    8.7

    While watching the first of the four Russo-Finnish movies, Joel and the 'bots invent snacks for martial artists, Dr F. uses Frank's 401K to fund the Unhappy Meal, the crew tries to figure out what a Sampo is and Gypsy presents a one woman show.

  • Monster A-Go-Go
    Monster A-Go-Go
    Episode 22
    1/9/93
    7.9
    Movie Plot: Monster A-Go-Go The search for an astronaut on an alien planet. Also riffed was the short: Circus on Ice.

    Intro: The 'bots start a micro-cheese factory. Joel is given a tour. Segment One: Joel's shoes are covered in cheese. Dr. Forrester decides to have an action hero competition: if they win, the crew watches Local Hero; if they lose, they get Monster A-Go-Go. Frank is the judge. The Mads' 'Johnny Longtorso' doll is presented in many separate pieces, to get more money. The 'bots present non-violent action figures. Frank calls the Mads the winner. Segment Two: Gypsy doesn't 'get' Crow. He tries to help, but she can't pinpoint what it is. She realizes that maybe it's Tom she doesn't get. Segment Three: Joel and Tom play keep-away from Crow. He does catch it in his net, but they get another ball. Joel throws a hail mary when movie sign calls. Tom catches it on the top of his dome in the theater. Segment Four: After getting all his chores done, Joel asks the 'bots what questions they have. They ask about the plausibility of the Pina Colada Song. Joel just says it was about two popular things. Segment Five: To try and cheer up the bots, Joel makes Tom a happy king and Crow his jester, Sir Giggles Von Laughs-A-Lot. It does not go well. Dr. F. gloats about their plight until Frank mentions a Matlock marathon on TV.

    Stinger: Monsters on the go go.moreless
  • Monster A-Go-Go
    Episode 21
    4/17/93
    9.0
    The search for an astronaut on an alien planet.
  • The Human Duplicators
    12/26/92
    8.9
    Movie Plot: The Human Duplicators An alien has been sent to Earth to duplicate people and take over the planet. Intro: Joel asks the 'bots what modifications they want. Tom has several sketches of complete redesigns. Segment One: The Mads (in between giggle fits)invent the Fridge Alarm, to prevent William Conrad from breaking in. Joel invents the beanie-chopper: a beanie that flies. Tom and Crow aren't impressed, because they thought Joel would go through the roof. Segment Two: The crew makes models of the spaceship from the movie out of household items. Tom and Crow don't seem enthusiastic. Segment Three: Servo duplicates himself several times. Joel pulls him aside, and the duplicates attack Crow. Segment Four: Hugh Beaumont visits the SOL again, and he is very cranky. Segment Five: The 'bots out themselves... as robots. Joel already knows. William Conrad breaks into the Mads' fridge. Stinger: Thor androids fighting each other.moreless
  • The Rebel Set
    Episode 20
    12/12/92
    8.6
    Three beatniks help a con artist rob an armored car, while the crew ponders what to do in Chicago.
  • Attack of the The Eye Creatures
    12/5/92
    8.7
    Movie Plot: Attack of the Eye Creatures Aliens with multiple eyes land on Earth. Intro: Servo and Crow go through their 'best friends' stage. It does not last long. Segment One: The Mads use a Router Ouija Board to contact dead wood-workers. Joel invents the Funny Gag Fax, for practical jokes. Segment Two: Servo needs to kiss someone. Crow, Gypsy and Magic Voice all decline, but Joel obliges. Segment Three: The crew celebrates Earl Holliman, because one of the characters in the movie kind of looks like him. Segment Four:: Joel and the 'bots are the Rip Taylor Trio, with lots of eye jokes. Segment Five: The crew tries to prove that the movie's producers didn't care. In Deep 13, Larry Buchanan (the movie's director) confirms that nobody on the crew cared. Stinger: Mike in his dress.moreless
  • Crash of the Moons
    Crash of the Moons
    Episode 18
    11/28/92
    8.7
    Rocky Jones returns as he and his friends try to prevent two moons from crashing. Also, more of General Hospital is riffed, Frank OD's on toothpaste, and Crow and Tom try to woo Gypsy.
  • Fire Maidens of Outer Space
    11/26/92
    8.7

    While watching a movie about a space trip to Jupiter, the crew fends of the attacks of a black Crow, which the real Crow names 'Timmy.' The Mads invent a huge checkbook for the huge checks at sporting events, but Frank uses a couple without telling Dr. Forrester.

  • The Beatniks
    The Beatniks
    Episode 16
    11/26/92
    8.4
    Movie Plot: The Beatniks A promising young singer gets in with the wrong crowd and murders a guy. Also riffed was an old episode of: "General Hospital". Intro: The crew plays Rock/Paper/Scissors. Segment One: The Mads dress as trolls to try to get women. Segment Two: Joel and the 'bots discuss the symptoms of beatnickness. Segment Three: The 'bots have a slumber party. Segment Four: Segment Five: Stinger:moreless
  • This is MST3K!
    This is MST3K!
    Episode 15
    11/14/92
    7.9
    This was a half-hour special produced by Comedy Central. It is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of an MST3K episode.
  • Tormented
    Episode 14
    9/26/92
    8.3
    Movie Plot: Tormented A pianist is haunted by the ghost of his ex-girlfriend, who he murdered.

    Intro: Servo and Crow make a fort Segment One: Joel invents a wheel of sayings to get you through a family reunion. The Mads create a jacket custom fitted for alcoholics. Segment Two: Joel gets blackmailed by the 'bots Segment Three: The crew pushes their least favorite singers from a lighthouse a la the murder scene in the movie Segment Four: Servo and Crow accuse Joel of killing them. Segment Five: Frank sings a song about happiness which is cut short by Dr. Forrester throwing a grenade at him.

    Stinger: "Tom Stewart killed me!"moreless
  • Manhunt in Space
    Manhunt in Space
    Episode 13
    9/19/92
    8.6
    The crew watches the 'adventures' of Rocky Jones and an old General Hospital episode.
  • Hercules and the Captive Women
    9/12/92
    8.5

    The crew watches the last Hercules movie while they and the Mads present baby-themed inventions. Gypsy tries to riff with the 'bots but only lasts a few minutes.

  • The Magic Sword
    The Magic Sword
    Episode 11
    8/29/92
    8.4

    While watching another sword and sorcery epic, Crow professes his love for Estelle Winwood, Joel sells Basil Rath-bones for dogs, and Dr. Forrester invents biohazard pillows for the home that make Frank sick.

  • 8/22/92
    8.2
    Movie Plot: Hercules Against the Moonmen Hercules is sent to stop an evil force in a mountain that has been demanding sacrifices. Intro: Crow and Servo run away to the other side of the ship. They get in a fight and come back almost immediately. Segment One: Dr. Forrester invents 'Deep Hurting' which, of couse, Frank is forced to experience. Joel and the 'bots invent Super Freak Out. Segment Two: The Crew does the knife trick from the movie. Segment Three: Joel gives Crow and Tom Alan Steel-type arms and they think of cool tough guy names. Eventually, Tom's body rejects his new arms. Segment Four: The crew lament about the lack of pants in the movie, then sing the famous pants song. Frank joins in, but is caught by Dr. F and experiences the sandstorm and Deep Hurting. Segment Five: Crow explains Wayne Rogers Syndrome, where he replaces actors in TV versions of movies, then he acts up and gets a time-out, leaving Tom to read a letter. Dr. Forrester wonders why the movie didn't break the crew. Frank wonders what it would be like to be up there, and gets Deep Hurting. Stinger: An old guy gets skewered.moreless
  • The Indestructible Man
    8/15/92
    8.2
    Movie Plot: Indestructible Man An executed man is brought back to life by a mad scientist.
    Also riffed was the short: "Undersea Kingdom, part 2."
    Intro: The 'bots switch covers.
    Segment One: The Mads put on a Playboy party. Joel and the 'bots put novels on the back of cereal boxes.
    Segment Two: The Undersea Kingdom parade goes awry Segment Three: The Crew discusses what they would do if they were indestructible.
    Segment Four:Joel does the Lon Chaney "eye thing," the bots are no help
    Segment Five: Deep 13 is visited by the cops to put a stop to cop and doughnut jokes.
    Stinger: Indestructible man struggles with a manhole cover
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  • Indestructible Man
    Episode 9
    0.0
    In Indestructible Man, a violent criminal named Butcher Benson is executed and becomes indestructible when he's brought back to life. Butcher seeks revenge against those who caused his execution.
  • Hercules Unchained
    Episode 8
    8/1/92
    8.7
    Movie Plot: Hercules Unchained Hercules returns to Thebes, goes on a mission but forgets, then remembers. Intro: It's wash day on the Satellite of Love. The bots are horrified. Segment One: The Mads introduce decorator roaches. Steve Reeves stops by Deep 13 as a pest control guy and ends up introducing the movie. The crew invents the Steve-O-Meter, which tells if an invention has been first thought of by Steve Allen. Segment Two: Crow and Servo lounge in a hedonistic state and make Joel peel grapes for them, while Gypsy sings and bangs her head against a lyre. Segment Three: Like Hercules drinks of the Waters of Forgetfulness in the movie, the guys partake of the Carob Shake of Pretentiousness, the Blizzard of Loneliness, and the Fruit Stripe Gum of Stability. Segment Four: The 'bots try to get Joel to talk about the intimate details of Herc's relationship with the Queen in the movie. Joel admits that he is her dentist. Segment Five: The group tries to explain bad movies to Gypsy. Steve Reeves winds up reminicing about his movies. Stinger: The Queen is stunned and speechless.moreless
  • The Killer Shrews
    Episode 7
    7/25/92
    8.2

    Movie Plot: The Killer Shrews Some scientists on an island accidentally create giant poisonous shrews.
    Also riffed was the short: Junior Rodeo Daredevils.

    Intro: Joel gives gifts to the 'bots. Gyspy receives a Love's Baby Soft Bath Kit. Tom gets a dragster with a tape deck. Crow recieves a pair of dress slacks, which he is not enthusiastic about.
    Segment One: Tom tries to comfort Crow, but he drives off in his car. The Mads have a missle ready to split the Earth in two, but they don't have much to gain from using it. Joel invents Jim Henson's Edgar Winter Babies.
    Segment Two: Joel tries to impersonate Will Rogers. He has Crow dress up like a steer and Tom as a cactus; however he gets too much into it and ties up Crow.
    Segment Three: Servo and Crow create a Killer Shrews board game. No one moves. They break down and Joel comforts them.
    Segment Four: Joel and The Mads try a drink that Servo and Crow came up called the Killer Shrew. It makes Joel collapse and Frank go crazy.
    Segment Five: The 'bots dress up as killer shrews and attack Joel as he reads a viewer's letter. Frank has drank too much Killer Shrew and Dr. Forrester gives him an ipecac.

    Stinger: Dr. Craigis tries to explain the experiment to Thorne.

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  • 7/18/92
    8.7
    Movie Plot: Attack of the Giant Leeches Giant leeches attack a bunch of hicks in the Everglades. Also riffed was the short: Undersea Kingdom, Chapter one, Beneath The Ocean Floor.

    Intro: The Holo-Clowns from the previous episode are still in the Hexfield. After scaring everyone(even Magic Voice), Joel finally deactivates them. Segment One: Tom does a clown haiku. Dr. Forrester puts a leech on Frank's neck instead of a nicotine patch as his invention. Joel invents the SOL Insty-Adolescent Kit and Tom becomes a teenager as the example. Segment Two: The 'bots discuss fashion for megalomaniacs. Dr. Forrester makes Frank bow at his feet. Segment Three: The crew discuss their dreams as they have an international coffees moment. Tom is the coffeepot. Segment Four: Joel and the 'bots dress as the movie's hicks and sing We're a Danger to Ourselves and Others, then they blow themselves up. Segment Five: The guys discuss the intelligence of the leeches in the movie. TV's Frank has all the blood drained out of him by the giant leech from the invention exchange. The leech and Dr. Forrester discuss working together. Frank falls on the button.

    Stinger: Little Billy has an episode as he roots for Crash.moreless
  • Being from Another Planet
    7/4/92
    8.5

    The crew watches yet another movie about an alien life form. The Mads present Tragic Moments figurines and the crew makes a kit to impersonate Jack Palance.

  • 6/27/92
    9.0
    Movie Plot: Teenagers from Outer Space "Teens" from outer space come to earth for the purpose of livestock grazing. Intro: Joel tries electroshock on Servo and Crow. Segment One: The 'bots invent scratch-n-sniff report cards. Dr. Forrester tries ventriloquisim. Segment Two: Comparing Real life to Reel life. Segment Three: The crew shoots snacks into space. Segment Four: A real hardcore space cruiser stops by but has lame results. Segment Five: Joel and the 'bots show off duct tape fashion based on the movie. Dr. Forrester has a romantic date with Resusci-Annie and Frank is creeped out. Stinger: When we return the high priest shall sentence you to TORTURE!!!moreless
  • City Limits
    City Limits
    Episode 3
    6/20/92
    8.6

    Yet another movie set after the apocalypse, but with teens. The crew present Mr. Meat-And-Potato Head while Morrissey visits Deep 13 and depresses everyone.

  • 6/13/92
    8.8
    Movie Plot: The Giant Gila Monster Not much unexpected happens: a giant gila monster goes on a rampage. Intro: Crow and Tom tape themselves together. Segment One: The Mads create motivational punching bags. Segment Two: Joel opens a small malt shop Segment Three: The guys remember some of their favorite drunk entertainers (Dean Martin, Otis Campbell, etc.) Segment Four: "Servo On Cinema" - Tom examines the movie's director, Ray Kellog. Segment Five: The crew forms a rock band. Stinger: Weird old man belches up his "sodee-pop".moreless
  • Space Travelers
    Space Travelers
    Episode 1
    6/6/92
    8.4

    Season Four begins with a Oscar-winning movie getting the treatment. Also, the crew's invention is found to be illegal while Joel tries to get the 'bots to be 'all for one and one for all' but fails.

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