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* In a deleted scene Mike is slowly suffocating because the air supply has been cut off and the bots save him in the most awesome way possible. First of all Crow lifts a freaking ''ten ton molybdenum rod'' to save him, while Tom flies (not hovers, flies -- he ''hurls'' himself across the room), all ending with Gypsy giving Mike mouth to mouth.
** Only compounded by the fact that the only copies of this scene widely available were recorded off a screen at a convention. At the point Servo takes flight (screaming "I'M COMIIIING!"), the entire room explodes into wild cheering and applause.
** And some [[ExecutiveMeddling jackass movie executive]] told The Brains to cut this scene out, despite all the hard work that had been put into it.
* ''Heckling the credits'' adds a new layer of metafiction to the usual Mystery Science Theater 3000 format. No movie shall be spared... ''not even our own.''
--> '''Crow''' ''(indignantly):'' "Puppet handler"?! There weren't any puppets in this movie!

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* [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S05E21SantaClaus Santa Claus]] driving Pitch out of Deep 13: "[[Film/TheyLive I came to eat candy canes and kick ass, and I'm all out of candy canes]]!"
* Bobo defeating the [[Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers pod people]] in ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S08E10TheGiantSpiderInvasion The Giant Spider Invasion]]''.
** And then you get a villainous example from Pearl, who does something not even her ''son'' did: [[MoralEventHorizon resend the movie]].
** Earlier, Servo scaring away his Pod Clone by intimately and precisely listing the contents of his underwear collection.
* The defeat of Timmy in ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S04E16FireMaidensFromOuterSpace Fire Maidens from Outer Space]]''. "[[Film/{{Aliens}} Get away from him, you bitch!]]"
* Tom Servo gets one in ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S05E15WildWorldOfBatwoman The Wild World of Batwoman]]''; during the endless sequence of so-called "dancing" before the end card drops, he screams out with a fury that would have made [[Film/RagingBull Jake LaMotta]] quiver in fear: '''''"END! EEEEENNNNNNNNND!!!"'''''
* ''[=MST3K=]'' also has a rare double-header [=CMoA=]. Mike Nelson beats Pearl in a game of three card monte, thus earning the right to choose the movie they watch. Mike picks ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' - and Pearl promptly turns the tables, sending him ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S10E09Hamlet one of the worst screen adaptions of the Bard's work ever]].''
** Heck, the mere fact that they were able to make ''Hamlet'' work with their show's format. This is one of their earliest efforts in riffing a work classically considered great. They continued to riff on classics when they moved to Podcast/{{Rifftrax}}.
* One truly great moment comes after the short ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S03E15TeenageCaveman Catching Trouble]]''. The short is about a man named [[EvilPoacher Ross Allen]] who catches animals for zoos and to sell as exotic pets, and it's one of the most uncomfortable shorts featured on [=MST3K=] thanks to all the scenes of animals crying in fear, being manhandled, tossed into a bag, and stolen away from their families and homes. So what do Joel and the Bots decide to do after watching this display of animal cruelty? They get out their dolls and film a skit called [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbA6YwzzK30 "Catching Ross",]] involving [[LaserGuidedKarma nature getting some well-earned revenge on Ross.]]
** A sign of just how great this is: the volume of shorts that included "Film/CatchingTrouble" received complaints that it's no fun to watch without being followed by the cathartic "Catching Ross" skit.
** In the same episode, the narrator of "Aquatic Wizards" refers to a Hispanic skier as a "Mexican jumping bean." The bots leap to rip him a new one, with Crow calling the narrator a "white fascist" and Tom making him seem pathetic.
--> '''Tom:''' "Hah, but what do I know? I'm only a fat hick announcer, mowing down pretzels and pinwheel cookies, and trying to come to grips with the tattered ends of a once promising life gone horribly wrong, God, God, why, why?!"
* Crow's acknowledgment during ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S09E03PumaMan Puma Man]]'' that Vadinho is the real hero of the movie. Much appreciated after all the attempts to sell the whiny, pathetic title character as the hero.
* In the opening segments of ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S04E15TheBeatniks The Beatniks]]'', a quite out of character Joel torment the Bots by playing rock, paper, scissors, given how their hands don't work. Finally Gypsy has enough and rams right into him, knocking him over. [[BondOneLiner "Gypsy crushes Joel!"]]
* At the end of ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S03E23TheCastleOfFuManchu The Castle of Fu Manchu]]'', Joel gives Dr. Forrester a ReasonYouSuckSpeech. Keep in mind, just a few seconds before, Joel and the Bots were sobbing hoarsely, and the host segment before, they looked to be on the verge of collapse. Then, as Forrester and Frank are celebrating and awaiting the official surrender from the Satellite of Love, Joel comes back with this.
-->"You haven't won, Dr. Forrester; you've lost. And I feel sorry for you. You're nothing but a sad little man in a hole in the ground [[JerkAss who can only feel power by hurting others]]. Well, we won because, we survived, and we survived because, well, [[LikeASonToMe we're Robinsons, roughly]]. That's what Robinsons do is survive, basically, and well, if you think it's so easy, well, [[DareToBeBadass YOU should try and watch a movie sometime!]]"
** Forrester actually takes up on the idea to watch the movie. He can't even make it a full '''two minutes'''. Hell, the fact that Joel and the Bots, despite sitting through this movie and crying through the host segments, did not surrender, much less kill themselves, is awesome in itself.
* Tom Servo delivers ''the longest riff in ''[=MST3K=]'' history'' at the end of ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S04E24ManosTheHandsOfFate Manos: The Hands of Fate]]''--a solid ''minute and five seconds'' without shutting up, over almost the entirety of the two next victims' car ride. He also manages to name, rapid-fire, celebrity look-alikes for all 30+ people in a crowd shot at the end of ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S05E01WarriorOfTheLostWorld Warrior of the Lost World]]''.
* Crow's ClusterBleepBomb in ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S08E15AgentForHARM Agent for HARM]]''.
** From the same episode, when Mike Nelson is on trial for [[MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds accidentally blowing up multiple planets]]. Observer is testifying against him and Professor Bobo, acting as Mike's defense attorney, utterly obliterates Observer's testimony thanks to [[ItMakesSenseInContext his encyclopedic knowledge of pies]].
* The end of ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S05E09TheGirlInLoversLane The Girl in Lover's Lane]]'', when Joel and the 'bots [[FanonDiscontinuity reject the screenwriters' pointlessly cruel murder of a likeable female character]] and [[FixFic make up their own ending]]. With aliens. And pygmies. And dinosaurs. The ''[=MST3K=]'' staff were just as pissed off as their puppet alter-egos and got some catharsis from the sketch.
* The "United Servo Academy Men's Chorus Hymn" from ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S06E12TheStarfighters The Starfighters]]'', in which Kevin Murphy as Tom Servo harmonizes with ''himself '''nine times over.'''''
* In one of the host segments during ''Film/TheMadMonster'', Joel pays tribute to the movie's mad science by switching Tom and Crow's heads. At first they complain, then, out of frikkin' ''nowhere...''
-->'''Tom and Crow:''' [[SpeakInUnison Hey... are you thinking what I'm thinking?]]
-->'''Tom:''' Do you like long walks in the rain?
-->'''Crow:''' Chinese food?
-->'''Tom:''' Mushing up your ice cream?
-->'''Tom and Crow:''' [[SpeakInUnison Oh, yes! We LOVE us! Our collective brains are more powerful than Joel! There is nothing that can stand in our way! We have seen the future and it is us! Massage us into your scalp!]] ''[[SpeakInUnison We are all one! All one! All-powerful! Yes!]]'' [[SpeakInUnison WE ARE SERVO-CROW-ATION! AND WE SHALL RULE THE WOR-]]
-->''[Joel shuts off the 'bots.]''
-->'''Joel:''' My robots. I think I'll keep 'em... turned off.
* In the first episode of ''The Return'', the very first invention exchange has Jonah show off the bubble fan, which actually looks like a lot of fun. Admit it, you want one.
** The first invention exchange of the new series and it's just about the only one in the show's entire history that's an ''actual invention''.
* All the guys' disgust at Rock Hudson's character in ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S11E04Avalanche Avalanche]]'', including Crow saying he'll kill himself if his wife takes him back at the end after he was relentlessly harassing her throughout the movie's first half.
* Jonah and the Bots figuring out that [[spoiler:all of Kinga's inventions have been ripped off from one of their jokes in the previous episode]] in ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S11E07TheLandThatTimeForgot The Land That Time Forgot]]''. Now there's a RewatchBonus for you.
* Any time that Jonah points out something genuinely impressive from the movie:
** In ''The Time Travellers'', an actor's head appearing to be removed and replaced within the same shot that there was clearly someone in the robot suit.
** In ''Avalanche'' the climax has two actual stunt people being dangled over a ravine.
** In ''The Land That Time Forgot'', the climax involves a bunch of flaming debris actually being thrown around near the actors.
** In ''Wizards of the Lost Kingdom'', a genuine explosion rather than the movie's typical cheesy visual effects, done near a couple actors.
* In a word: Crabby. In ''Wizards of the Lost Kingdom'', the riffers ascribe a whole lot of personality to the main villain's ''hat'', turning a piece of wardrobe into an EnsembleDarkhorse in the process, basically taking their known tendency to dip into either {{Flanderization}} or AlternativeCharacterInterpretation and [[UpToEleven taking it to a whole new level]]. To clarify: in the movie itself, Crabby isn't even a character, but he sure as hell is in the riffed version.
* "Every Country Has a Monster," typically cited as the major WinTheCrowd moment for the revival. It's especially impressive as Jonah had to keep track of all the models on the counter while singing, and he even manages to keep going after accidentally knocking a bunch of them over.

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* Creator/ShoutFactory declared in their press release regarding the release rights for the show that they would release ''every single episodes on DVD'', legal difficulties in securing the film rights be damned. It seemed like it was all talk at the time. Then they secured the rights to, and subsequently released, ''all of the'' Franchise/{{Gamera}} ''episodes.'' [[note]]The ''Gamera'' movies are currently out of print, but Shout is working on the rights issues.[[/note]]
** For those not in the know, the ''Gamera'' episodes--and most of the show's Japanese-import-based Season 3 episodes, for that matter--had been unavailable for years because the guy in charge of importing them, Sandy Frank, pushed the rights fees through the roof to get a bigger paycheck.[[note]](He may also have been motivated by the show's repeated insults aimed at him. This includes at least one song declaring him "the source of all our pain", as well as accusing him of harboring repulsive hygiene habits and being too lazy to make his own movies.)[[/note]] No one was both willing and able to pay him these fees, so these episodes languished in the vault; the prominent fansite [=MST3KInfo=] had the ''Gamera'' episodes and other Season 3 episodes featuring Japanese films categorized as "Extremely Unlikely" on [[http://www.mst3kinfo.com/ward_e/listlikely.html this list of potential DVD releases]].
** Shout Factory one-upped themselves when they snagged the rights to some of the Creator/{{Universal}} and Creator/{{MGM}} films featured on the show, some of which were also listed as "Extremely Unlikely".
*** In September 2013, Shout Factory released a long-awaited special edition Blu-ray/DVD of ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000TheMovie MST3K: The Movie]]'' which included both the legendary deleted scenes and deleted riffs from the theater segments.
** They topped themselves once more with Vol. 29 by finally tracking down the rights to ''Film/PumaMan'' after years of the run-around. ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=672kLAGig7s The full episode is even on their YouTube page.]])
* On Thanksgiving 2013, Shout Factory ran an [=MST3K=] Turkey Day marathon on YouTube, showing six episodes that fan consensus agreed were an awesome selection: ''Space Mutiny'', ''I Accuse My Parents'', ''Werewolf'', ''Cave Dwellers'', ''The Final Sacrifice'', and ''Mitchell''.
** Joel got a moment of awesome in one of the bumpers by talking about how much he admired Mike's work on the show.
** At various points during the night, #mst3k, #rowsdower, and #mitchell were some of the highest-trending tags on Twitter.
** One bumper had Joel hoping Joe Don Baker--the star of ''Mitchell'' and a man famed for hating ''[=MST3K=]''--was having a happy Thanksgiving.
* Shout ran a second Turkey Day marathon the year after; this one featured Trace Beaulieu reprising Crow and Josh Weinstein voicing (for the first time in [[LongBusTrip something approaching 25 years]]) Tom Servo, which allowed them both to be more than quick cameos.
* In 2015, Joel launched a Kickstarter for a reboot of the show. Within a week, it was $500,000 above its original $2 million minimum, which meant three full brand-new episodes. But the awesome did not stop there. With less than three hours left before the Kickstarter campaign ended, the fandom rallied together and pushed the grand total to ''nearly six million dollars'', which allowed the revival's first season to be ''a full thirteen episode season''. It made more money than the Kickstarter for ''Series/ReadingRainbow'', and it didn't even need Creator/SethMacFarlane's help!
** ''[=MST3K=]''[='=]s success in reaching this goal should not understated. The donation total had stalled at just below $3m after the first week, and it did not go past $3m until after the 2015 Turkey Day marathon. Only during the campaign's last week did the money come pouring in like clockwork.
** Thanks to additional donations from outside the Kickstarter, the show managed to secure a fourteenth episode on last day of the campaign, so Season 11 will have thirteen episodes and a Christmas Special to boot. ''DownToTheLastPlay'' Certified!
** The campaign's final total, for those interested, was $6,364,229 ($5,764,229 from the KickStarter plus an additional $600k from outside donations). That total means the ''[=MST3K=]'' Kickstarter is (for now) the most successful crowdsourced video project ever.
* On March 22, 2017, [[https://youtu.be/5ct0Z2bQndM The trailer for the revival dropped]] in all its SoBadItsGood PracticalEffects glory. We've got a new [[VillainousLegacy Forrester]], the Bots we all know and love (and now their arms work!), and the promise of plenty more B Movies.
** In a promotion for the new series, Jonah and the bots tear into [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkOMAQAcBKE the first two minutes of Stranger Things]]
* The 2017 version's theme song, where the original silly little ditty gets a whole new and far more confident orchestration, much better production values that still manage to evoke the beloved handmade feel of before, and ending on a triumphant high note sure to get any long-time fan pumping their fist.
** And the ending theme "Mighty Science Theater" is now a fully orchestrated piece and it's every bit as hauntingly beautiful as the show is funny.
* With Gypsy now being attached to the ceiling, Crow having working arms, and Tom being able to fly this has led to a lot more visual gags within the theater segments, such as Tom flying out of his seat and attempting to pull a lever on screen during ''The Time Travellers''
* Gypsy now visits the theater [[OncePerEpisode twice in every episode]], and makes a joke both times, often the best riffs of the episode.
* The revival has a sterling 100% "Fresh" Critic's Rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a similarly impressive 93% "Fresh" viewer rating.
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