A half-hour special in which Mike and the 'bots riff the trailers for the big movies of the summer of 1998. Trailers riffed in this special were for the following movies: The X FilesEver AfterHalloween H2OThe Truman ShowPiSaving Private RyanSmall SoldiersGodzillaDeep ImpactArmageddonmoreless
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
A space blob forces children to sabotage a nuclear rocket launch. Also, a pair of kids romp through the World's Fair in Seattle and learn about phones, Pearl has a new phone system installed, and Tom sets up a kissing booth.
Movie Plot: The Deadly Bees An exhausted pop star tries to relax on a small island, but killer bees disrupt her rest. Intro: The crew does a series of 'previously on..' bits, spoofing several other shows. Segment One: Tom is still in 'previously on' mode, trying to choke Mike. As Observer and Bobo eat chili dogs, the other Observers return to take back Brain Guy. Pearl is rather upset, but says she's not. Segment Two: Crow writes a sonnet to Mrs. Hargrove, the 'cigarette hag.' Tom plays the creamhorn as accompniament. They are dressed in old English clothes. Segment Three: The movie inspires the 'bots to raise insects. Bobo and Pearl sing a song to convince Observer to stay, which works. Mike gets caught up in the song and releases the insects. Segment Four: Mike dresses as a bee and tries to communicate by movement, but not odor(thank God). Tom understands him, but all Crow wants to know is where is his Just For Men haircoloring. Segment Five: The crew thinks about bees and the bowler-hatted man from the last scene pops onto the bridge. In the castle, Observer battles the other Observers. They gang up on him until Bobo grabs their brains. Observer makes the others into mortal Packer fans. The bowler-hatted man appears. Stinger: Mrs. Hargrove asks Doris, 'The dog's meat, have you seen it?'moreless
Movie Plot: Werewolf An author stumbles onto an archeological dig and becomes a werewolf. Intro: Mike hits his head and thinks he's James Lipton from Inside The Actors Studio. He thinks Crow is Ray Liotta and asks him weird questions like whether he smells like apples or not. Segment One: Crow whacks Mike with the clown hammer so he becomes himself again. Then, Mike climbs down a ladder the Nanites made to try and escape, but he winds up in Castle Forrester. The 'bots make insults through the radio, but Mike doesn't hear them. Segment Two: The crew discuss who they would want in their werewolf movie. They turn out to be relatives of famous people(like Joe Estevez), except for Crow, who could only come up with Ray Liotta. Segment Three: After watching the second werewolf crashing his car, Mike and the 'bots do the doo-wop song 'Where, Oh, Werewolf?'(like 'Leader Of The Pack,' get it?) They all dress up in poodle skirts. Segment Four: As they leave the theater, Crow stops short and Mike trips over him. Their essences mingle(ewwwwww!) and Mike becomes a wereCrow. He becomes more and more like Crow through the rest of the movie. Segment Five: Mike is almost fully Crow. Tom has essence of Mike to make Mike normal again, and some of it splashed on to him, making him a wereMike. In the castle, Pearl wants to inject the essence of a wolf into a man. Observer got a peasant, but all Bobo can find is a cocker spaniel. Pearl and Oberver makea hate-Bobo club. Stinger: Natalie says, 'Dis iss absoluuty fahsinattng.' (Translation: 'This is absolutely fascinating.')moreless
Movie Plot:The Phantom Planet An astronaut ends up on a planet inhabited by miniature people.
Intro: The Crew have a contest with their Andy Rooney imitations. Gypsy judges. Segment One: Gypsy never announces the winner because the crew can't stop doing their Andy Rooney. The Doomsday Device Pearl ordered finally arrives. Unfortunately, its radioactive core was sent to the SOL, and the 'bots do not want to part with it. Segment Two: Servo tries to look at good and beautiful things, so he can enjoy life. He has to switch a couple of things. Segment Three: Mike takes a space walk, and the 'bots forget to let him back in. In Castle Forrester, Pearl and Brain Guy discover that the ghostly noises around the castle are actually being made by Bobo. Segment Four: The 'bots play their water glasses and Mike upstages them. Segment Five: Crow thinks he's an alien from the movie and dresses like one. Pearl, doubting her evilness after failing to assemble the Doomsday Device, is cheered up by a mob of villagers. She is going to pour hot oil on them. Turns out, however, that they are just the local welcome wagon. She gives up, but accidentally pours the oil on them.
Stinger: The "Good and the Beautiful" are extolled.moreless
A half-hour special aired before the 1998 Academy Awards. In it the MST3K cast makes fun of the following movies:
Mrs. BrownWings of a DoveGood Will HuntingAs Good as It GetsAmistadTitanicJackie BrownBoogie NightsDeconstructing HarryLA ConfidentialStarship Troopers.
Season Nine begins with the discovery of Castle Forrester, which becomes Pearl's new home base. Meanwhile, the crew watches another bad British movie, this one about a scientist who gets the ability to shock everyone to death.
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