->''"Your film today is called ''Pod People''. [[NonIndicativeName It has nothing to do with Pods. It has nothing to do with People.]] It has everything to do with '''hurting'''."''
-->--'''Dr. Forrester'''

->''"You have to wonder why this race of aliens ever came to Earth. They appear, they stand around looking at us, whimpering; then all of a sudden, at the least sign of any questioning or concern, they start killing us! I mean, excuse me - what do you want? Have you been helped?"''
-->-- '''Paul Chaplin, [=MST3K=] writing staff'''

Film watched: PodPeople

Naturally, this trainwreck provided perfect fodder for a thorough riffing by the ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'' crew. In particular, much fun was had at the expense of the fictional pop band's performance of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0Z_OWPe6fU "Burning Rubber Tires"]], whose [[{{Mondegreen}} unintelligible lyrics]] prompted Joel and the bots to misinterpret the chorus, "Hear the engines roll now", as "idiot control now", among others. In addition, the lead singer's after-song gesture of making the OK sign, smiling, and saying, "It stinks" became a recurring in-joke on [=MST3K=]. ([[ItMakesSenseInContext The OK sign makes more sense in Spain, where the film was made, because the gesture is similar to "the finger" there.]])

!!The ''Mystery Science Theater 3000'' presentation has examples of:
* BerserkButton: Joel will put up with a lot, but don't do an Anthony Newley impression around him.
* BigEater:
-->'''Tommy:''' Now we can play.
-->'''Crow:''' ''(as Trumpy)'' Like hell, more food!
* BreakingTheFourthWall: At one point, Servo '''directly apologizes to the audience for the film's convoluted plot.''' Considering [[SoBadItsGood the quality level]] of most of the movies on this show, this should tell you something.
* CatchPhrase: "I'm a Virgin" and "It stinks!"
* ContinuityNod: Joel's old grey jumpsuit from the KTMA season makes an appearance on a clothing rack during the MindScrew host segment.
* FaceOnAMilkCarton:
-->'''Joel:''' ''(as Tommy)'' Hey what gives? '''''I'm''''' on the milk carton.
* LosingHorns: Mockingly imitated by Joel and the 'bots after Rick's "It stinks!"
* MeanwhileBackAtThe: "Meanwhile, in ''yet another'' movie..."
* MindScrew: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMspcxr1Vi8 The third host segment.]] Judging by the Mads' reactions, it's even one in-universe.
* NotableOriginalMusic: [[http://www.mst3kinfo.com/ward_e/Song303a.html Idiot Control Now!]] and ''Clown in the Sky''.
** The former has even been [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUVRM8jV_Rg covered by Lemon Demon.]]
* RunningGag: "Chief?" "[=McCloud=]?"
** With a name like Smucker's...
** And Trumpy's name would continue to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BavuV6Rg61s#t=1m53s be invoked]] in the future as well.
** Crow giving Trumpy a voice based on that of TheElephantMan.
** Commenting on one of the poachers looking like a Renaissance festival reject. Huzzah!
** "(X) on drums"
** Servo, imitating the alcoholic Uncle Bill, keeps offering Rick a laundry list of drinks.
** "And in yet ANOTHER film"
** Which film we're currently in (A, B, C or D for dumb)
* ShaveAndAHaircut
* ShootTheMoney
-->'''Crow''': Look, we rented the van, we're gonna ''film'' it!
* ShoutOut: Joel and Servo quote the song "Music/{{Tommy}} [[Music/TheWho Can You Hear Me?]]" at two different parts when Tommy's mother is shouting for him. (Later, Servo also misquotes "Go to the Mirror!", which is from the same ConceptAlbum.)
* ShowerScene: One of the doomed backup singer/campers takes a shower (inexplicably while wearing a towel on her head) as Trumpy's mom runs amok. Joel and the 'bots [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] her decision to bathe while in a horror movie:
--> '''Joel:''' ''(singing, as Kathy):'' Hmmm-hmm-hmm-hmmm, I'm in the shower/Nothing will happen tooo meeeee!
--> '''Crow:''' Doo-de-dooo-de-dooo, I'm naked and all alone in the shower and totally vulnerable and somebody could kill me, doo-de-doo-de-dooo...
--> '''Servo:''' It's probably likely at this point in the film...
--> '''Crow:''' My brain fell out, doo-de-doo-doo....
** And then, when [[AndHisEyesOpen the inevitable]] happens....
--> '''Sharon:''' Where's Kathy?!
--> '''Servo:''' She's Zestfully dead.
* ThatWasNotADream
-->'''Tom:''' ''(As one of the girls who is waking up)'' Oh, I had the most horrible dream. I dreamt that I was a crappy actress in a bad... sci-fi... film... Wait a minute...
* WorstAid: Lampshaded by Joel and the bots.
-->'''Rick:''' She isn't dead, is she?
-->'''Brian:''' Don't think so, but she's in bad shape. Grab her legs.
-->'''Crow:''' Yeah, move her spine around a lot!
-->''(The [=MST3K=] gang make cracking noises.)''
-->'''Crow:''' Dope.
** Tommy's mother isn't much better:
--->'''Mother:''' A good night's rest, and she'll be right as rain!\\
'''Joel:''' Yeah, ''that's'' what cures a crushed spine.
* WordSaladLyrics: "Idiot Control Now" consists of {{Mondegreen}}s of the "Burning Rubber Tires" song from the film.
* [[YoureNotMyFather You're Not My Real Father]]: Said by Crow after Joel finishes up singing "Clown in the Sky".

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[[TheStinger "(gives A-OK hand signal) It stinks!"]]