[[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''

YMMV examples are [[YMMV/MysteryScienceTheater3000S02E04CatalinaCaper here]].

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

* 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]].
* CallBack: A character's spasmodic dance moves prompt Tom Servo to shout, "[[Film/WomenOfThePrehistoricPlanet HI-keeba!]]"
* EyeScream: Involves Dr. Forrester, TV's Frank, and a melon baller. [[spoiler: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 measuremeants. 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 the overbearing whiteness of the film and its cast.
** Numerous plays on the name "Lakopolous."
** 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: "My Creepy Girl" sounds a lot like "Tears on My Pillow."
* VisualPun: The "tank" tops that the Mads showcased.