[[caption-width-right:350:So what's a Catalina Caper?]]
[[caption-width-right:350:It's one of those little balls you find when you're eating peeled shrimp.]]

Film watched: ''Film/CatalinaCaper''

!!The Segments:

[[folder: Prologue ]]

* Before they go to bed, Tom and Crow need to say their prayers. Naturally, they ask the powers that be to watch over other robots.


[[folder: Segment 1/Invention Exchange ]]

* The cast show their support for two kinds of warfare: the Mads' Tank Tops are quite lethal, despite being fun beachwear, while Joel's Tickle Bazooka is much safer and joy-producing.


[[folder: Segment 2 ]]

* Joel waxes disturbingly nostalgic for TheSixties, despite having just been a kid at the time. He might be suppressing...


[[folder: Segment 3 ]]

* Tom serenades the audience with his devoted "Creepy Girl" number.


[[folder: Segment 4 ]]

* Joel hosts a Tupperware party. It manages to go south when Dr. Forrester gets his hands on a melon baller.


[[folder: Segment 5 ]]

* Crow and Tom admit to being completely unable to follow the movie's plot. Joel created a chart to help explain it. It fails to do so, so he reads a letter to improve the mood; the writer got married because of the show!

!!This [=MST3K=] presentation provides examples of:

* AbnormalAmmo: Joel's "tickle bazooka", which fires feathers.
* AccidentalMisnaming: During a host segment set in Deep 13, Dr. Forrester addresses TV's Frank as "Fred". When Frank corrects him, he dismissively replies, "Whatever."
** This appears to have been an actual mistake on the part of Trace Beaulieu that Frank Conniff [[ThrowItIn successfully played off of to save the take]].
* ContinuityNod:
** A character's spasmodic dance moves prompt Tom Servo to shout, "[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S01E04WomenOfThePrehistoricPlanet HI-keeba!]]"
** [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S02E02TheSidehackers "He saw Big Jake!"]], and later "She hit Big Jake!"
* EyeScream: Involves Dr. Forrester, TV's Frank, and a melon baller. Watch for Dr. F's salad at the end.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** Crow's, "Hey, he's caught between a rock and a hard--" before Tom cuts him off.
** And, in a TakeThat at the casting habits of those days, Music/LittleRichard's cameo is greeted with, "The ''only'' black person to appear in this film!"
** A shot of five bikini-clad beauties surrounding one of the actors prompts the Crow remark, "That must be what they mean by ''Film/FiveEasyPieces''." Both Joel and Tom scold him.
* HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y--K49c290s Joel reminiscing about the early 1960s]] turns into an [[SanitySlippage unhinged rant]] of how his parents spanked him with a belt in front of company, made him take a bath in the front yard and gave him a shopping cart for his birthday.
* HypocriticalHumor: During a musical number, we get a shot of the singing group sitting together, and the Bots start mocking them:
-->'''Crow:''' Look at those stupid legs. They're stupid-lookin'. They're not real-lookin' at all.
-->'''Tom:''' They look like puppets.
-->'''Crow:''' Huh?
-->'''Tom:''' (''*clears throat nervously*'')
* ImpossibleHourglassFigure: The cartoon mermaid in the opening sequence.
--> Joel: Nice measurements. 36-'''''2'''''-85.
* InterspeciesRomance: Servo seems to have fallen pretty hard for the "Creepy Girl." How hard? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tv0S2gzcEeU Hard enough to sing about it.]]
* JerkAss: Lyle Waggoner and Tommy Kirk, according to Servo's "Creepy Girl" song.
* NotableOriginalMusic: [[http://mst3k.wikia.com/wiki/My_Creepy_Girl "My Creepy Girl"]]
-->'''Servo:''' ''"C" is for that feeling of uncertainty for not quite knowing what ethnic group you're from. "R" is for the gifts you give me every time you smile. The first "E" is for--uh, well, I don't really know. But the second "E" is really a grammatical thing [[{{Metaphorgotten}} 'cause otherwise it would be "Crepy Girl," and where would that leave us]]? The "P" is definitely not for "platonic." And "Y?" Because I love you!''
* OhGodWithTheVerbing: RunningGag whenever Fingers is doing slapstick on-screen.
* RedundantParody: ''Catalina Caper'' is virtually the only straight-up comedy movie the show ever mocked. There's a reason for this: The Brains found it difficult to riff on a comedy.
* RunningGag:
** Riffing on [[MonochromeCasting the overbearing whiteness]] of the film and its cast. Little Richard using an all-white backup band inspires a few jokes by itself. ("Ike Turner with the Cowsills -- they'd all be in casts.")
** Numerous plays on the name "Lakopolous." ("He's so un-scropulous!")
** Crow repeatedly attempts to use the line "By this time, my lungs were aching for air" (a ''Sea Hunt'' reference), only to be stopped by Joel.
* ShoutOut:
** During the animated credits sequence, Tom Servo reacts to an animated fish with "Sorry, Charlie! Only the best titles are kept..." in a reference to the Starkist Tuna mascot.
** "[[Film/ToHaveAndHaveNot You know how to whistle, don't ya?]]"
** "My Creepy Girl" sounds a lot like "Tears on My Pillow".
** When all the girls walk off the beach at once, Crow compares it to "A strange version of ''Theatre/{{Lysistrata}}''."
** One of the aforementioned plays on Lakopolous' name is also a reference to "Ghetto Defendant" by Music/TheClash: "Do the worm on Acropolis, slamdance cosmopolis".
** Although it was in respect to [[Magazine/{{Playboy}} the Playboy Bunnies]], Tom asks Joel to "[[Literature/OfMiceAndMen tell [them] about the rabbits]]".
* VisualPun: The "tank" tops that the Mads showcased.