History Recap / MysteryScienceTheater3000S08E04TheDeadlyMantis

18th Apr '17 2:34:55 AM OlfinBedwere
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* MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds: Mike's reign of terror begins when he inadvertently helps Prof. Bobo and Dr. Peanut detonate a thermonuclear bomb.
** "[[WhatAnIdiot Good one, Nelson!]]"
** To be fair, it's clear that the apes were going to blow themselves up anyway. Mike just hurried things along.
*** Apes that only existed because of Mike's family line having a thing for marrying sentient apes... so doesn't that mean that Mike destroyed earth ''twice'' in one episode?

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* MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds: Mike's reign of terror begins when he inadvertently helps Prof. Bobo and Dr. Peanut detonate a thermonuclear bomb. While Mike later tries to protest that they'd have blown themselves up anyway, odds are that Pearl would have seen what Bobo and Peanut were doing and stopped them, if not for Mike happening to throw in a suggestion on how to activate the bomb.
** -->'''Servo:''' "[[WhatAnIdiot Good one, Nelson!]]"
** To be fair, it's clear that the apes were going to blow themselves up anyway. Mike just hurried things along.
*** Apes that only existed because of Mike's family line having a thing for marrying sentient apes... so doesn't that mean that Mike destroyed earth ''twice'' in one episode?
Nelson!]]"


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* StableTimeLoop: Peanut is sent back in time by the bomb's explosion, where he marries into Mike's family, helping to cause the eventual Ape uprising... which eventually leads to Peanut's own birth and being sent back in time. Yeah, this is one of those occasions where the MST3KMantra helps.
5th Apr '17 7:56:44 AM AnotherGuy
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* DeepSouth: The radio stations the crew pick up makes Servo wonder if they're in the Southern portion of the Milky Way.
5th Apr '17 7:54:32 AM AnotherGuy
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* AllMenArePerverts: Approaching the office where the protagonists are, the mantis looks through the window.
-->'''Crow:''' It's a peeping mantis.

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* AllMenArePerverts: AllMenArePerverts:
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Approaching the office where the protagonists are, the mantis looks through the window.
-->'''Crow:''' --->'''Crow:''' It's a peeping mantis.


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** The entire Arctic base, especially one ensign whom Crow compares to [[Series/HappyDays Donny Most]], suggesting the below ADateWithRosiePalms.
5th Apr '17 7:48:37 AM AnotherGuy
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-->'''Nedrick:'' They (the Army) found an old bone at the North Pole, and they want to know who it belongs to.\\

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-->'''Nedrick:'' -->'''Nedrick:''' They (the Army) found an old bone at the North Pole, and they want to know who it belongs to.\\
5th Apr '17 7:48:04 AM AnotherGuy
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* CassandraTruth: {{Lampshaded}}
-->'''Nedrick:'' They (the Army) found an old bone at the North Pole, and they want to know who it belongs to.\\
'''Servo:''' Oh, and we've been invaded by Spain and mermaids are real.
13th Mar '17 7:19:35 PM LarryMullen
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: In 2013, NBC declared that ''The Deadly Mantis'' was under their copyright due to apparently using one or more of their sets, making it considerably more difficult to find the episode online.
8th Mar '17 10:46:44 AM ironballs16
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-->'''Crow''': [[ISenseADisturbance I feel... a disturbance]]. [[Film/StarWarsEpisodeIVANewHope As though a million monkeys cried out at once, and then... silenced]].

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-->'''Crow''': [[ISenseADisturbance [[ISenseADisturbanceInTheForce I feel... a disturbance]]. [[Film/StarWarsEpisodeIVANewHope [[Film/ANewHope As though a million monkeys cried out at once, and then... silenced]].
8th Mar '17 10:46:07 AM ironballs16
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* ShoutOut: The bomb worshipers and the subsequent planetary destruction by said bomb is a clear reference to ''Film/BeneathThePlanetOfTheApes''.

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* ShoutOut: The bomb worshipers and the subsequent planetary destruction by said bomb is a clear reference to ''Film/BeneathThePlanetOfTheApes''. And then there's Crow's reaction to it happening.
-->'''Crow''': [[ISenseADisturbance I feel... a disturbance]]. [[Film/StarWarsEpisodeIVANewHope As though a million monkeys cried out at once, and then... silenced]].
15th Feb '17 6:59:38 AM Ilshan
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* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: The bomb cultists' song.
-->'''Cultists''': Oh wonderful bomb! Oh glorious bomb! Oh wonderful glorious bomb!
23rd Jan '17 8:59:05 AM creepingdeath
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* ADateWithRosiePalms: "I have a feeling this guy is familiar with dishonorable discharge."
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