Film watched: ''Film/TeenageCaveman'' with shorts ''Film/AquaticWizards'' and ''Film/CatchingTrouble''

!!The Segments:

[[folder: Prologue ]]

* It's raining outside, trapping the SOL crew in boredom. ''Hungry Hungry Hippos'' and ''Mousetrap'' are out of the question, and books are lame, but poker could be appealing.


[[folder: Segment 1/Invention Exchange ]]

* Joel and the 'Bots wrote a book, ''Rainy Day Epicacs'', filled with delightful home remedies to induce vomiting. Frank demands to be allowed to present the invention, leading to a big fight between them.


[[folder: Segment 2 ]]

* Ross Allen is clearly the villain of ''Catching Trouble'', so the SOL crew go hunting for him. They succeed, and a swift hammering is Ross' reward, followed by a visit from a giant rattler.


[[folder: Segment 3 ]]

* Joel's attempts to teach the 'Bots the history of technology is interrupted by a power struggle between Dr. Forrester and Frank, which ends with a cattle prodding. The 'Bots slept through Joel's lesson.


[[folder: Segment 4 ]]

* Progressive thinking was a problem even in prehistoric times, as described by Joel.


[[folder: Segment 5 ]]

* Crow and Tom are the last survivors of a horrible movie-viewing brought on by Roger Corman. Crow got slime on the fan letter written by an L.A. stuntman. The Mads share a moment over coffee as they recover from their wounds.

!!Tropes for the host segments include:
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: While teaching Gypsy how to play poker, Joel instructs her to "just tell 'em what you want to do". After thinking for a moment, Gypsy begins incessantly chanting, [[CelebCrush "Richard Basehart! Richard Basehart!"]]
* GreaserDelinquents: For whatever reason, Frank starts acting like a mouthy teenage hood, prompting Dr. F to join in a screaming match with him when Frank pulls a switchblade.
-->'''Frank:''' ''(In an eerily low and calm voice)'' I spent all night workin' on that bad boy. I'm doin' the invention exchange this week. ''(Motions with his head)'' Take the train.\\
'''Dr. Forrester:''' I've just about had it, smart-boy.\\
'''Frank:''' Oh, yeah?! ''(Whips out the knife and begins giggling madly)'' I'm gonna cut 'cha, man. I'm gonna cut 'cha, that's right.\\
'''Dr. Forrester:''' Yeah?\\
'''Frank:''' Cut 'cha bad, man.\\
'''Dr. Forrester:''' You want a piece of me? You want a PIECE of me?!\\
'''Frank:''' Yeah, I do!\\
'''Dr. Forrester:''' C'MON!\\
'''Frank:''' I'm gonna cut 'cha a second smile, Daddy-o!\\
''(They begin wheeling around)''\\
'''Dr. Forrester:''' I don't THINK so, Jackson! C'MON, sweet-cakes! BRING IT ON!!\\
'''Frank:''' I'M GONNA CUT YOU! I'M GONNA CUT YOU!! '''AAAAAH--'''\\
''(The screen cuts away to Joel and the 'bots looking bemused and concerned)''\\
'''Servo:''' ...What in the Sam Scratch is goin' on down there?
* ShoutOut: The music that plays as Frank and Dr. Forrester grapple with the gun, scissors and mallets is [[SuspiciouslySimilarSong a slightly re-arranged, softer synth-keyboard version]] of the battle ritual theme from [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries "Amok Time"]].

!!Tropes for the ''Teenage Caveman'' part of this episode include:
* ContinuityNod: Part of the movie's StockFootage (specifically: the part with two, ahem, ''prehistoric creatures'' wrestling one another) is the same as that in ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S01E07RobotMonster Robot Monster]]'', a first season episode. Servo takes a moment to {{Lampshade|Hanging}} this:
-->'''Servo:''' Haven't we seen this? I know we've seen this before.
* PhlebotinumKilledTheDinosaurs: Crow makes a crack at this toward the main caveman character.
-->'''Crow''': This is why the dinosaurs died out. ''You bored them to death!''
* RunningGag: Joel and the 'bots keep singing the Bunny Hop as the cavemen go hopping through the jungle.
* ShoutOut: Several references to ''Series/FTroop'', since Frank de Kova (who played the Black-Bearded One) was also in that show.
** And to ''GeorgeOfTheJungle'' when Robert Vaughn is running across the landscape--"Bob, Bob, Bob of the Jungle", followed by "Watch out for that tree!" when Bob does indeed manage to run smack into a tree.
** The Symbol Maker's Son [[HeAlsoDid apparently dreams of]] [[Series/TheManFromUNCLE Ilya and Mr. Waverly.]]
* TakeThat: Creator/RogerCorman's quick-and-cheap filmmaking methods are the target of several quips, including a suggestion that Robert Vaughan not eat the squirrel he's cooking so Corman can use it as the monster in his next film.

!!The [=MST3K=] treatment of Aquatic Wizards provides examples of:
* ForgotICouldntSwim: Joked about.
--> '''Joel''': Miles from the dock and they can't swim, I love that trick!
* GenderIsNoObject: Water-skiing is shown to be enjoyed by both genders, albeit slightly segregated for instruction.
* MaleGaze: Par for the course, considering the ubiquitous swim-clad women, with the narrator admonishing the viewer for (presumably) ogling the bare legs of multiple women presenting different types of water-skis.
* MrFanservice: The camera takes a few lingering shots of the rather well-toned physiques of Alfredo Mendoza and "Chad Slabbody".
* SinkOrSwimMentor: Humorously implied.
-->'''Tom Servo''': And the incentive to stay up is...crocodiles!
* TakeThat: The bots are eager to whip the piss out of the narrator after he refers to a Hispanic waterskier as a "Mexican jumping bean."
--> '''Crow:''' This time, the white fascist narrator will make a racial slur!
--> '''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?!

!!The [=MST3K=] treatment of Catching Trouble provides examples of:
* BaitAndSwitchComment: Many towards Ross.
* TheBully: Ross is kinda one, but Crow carries it a little further.
-->'''Crow:''' Throw him (bear cub) down a few times, Ross! What're you scared of him? C'mon, beat him up!
* CelebrityResemblance: Crow thinks the Seminole looks like Creator/EmoPhillips and does a killer impersonation of said comedian.
* EgomaniacHunter[=/=]EvilPoacher: How Joel and the 'bots view Ross, instead of the GreatWhiteHunter he is supposed to be.
* HaveAGayOldTime: A couple of times, the narrator refers to Ross as "my boyfriend".
-->'''Joel''': Look, he likes you as a friend but he's not your boyfriend, okay?
* HumansAreBastards:
-->'''Crow''': Joel, do they do this on Earth?
-->'''Servo''': Yeah, isn't this wrong?
-->'''Joel''': Yeah, guys. [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch I'm deeply ashamed of my race right now.]]
* MamaBear: Sadly doesn't appear, but boy do the 'bots ''really'' want to see her enter the fray.
** [[FridgeHorror Which probably means Ross shot her offscreen.]]
* NoodleIncident: Why exactly the "giant rattler" hates Ross or what happened when the two of them went to camp is never explained.
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: In the "Catching Ross" host segment, Joel puts a rubber snake into the same bag as the Ross figure.
-->'''Joel (as Ross):''' No, not the snake! He hates me! We went to camp together!
* RootingForTheEmpire[[invoked]]: The guys root for the wild cat and bear cubs when they try to escape.
** They root for the snakes to bite Ross, too.
* ShoutOut:
** To ''Film/ApocalypseNow''.
-->'''Narrator:''' Well, this is a different assignment, and a true depiction of actually filling an order [Ross] recently received.
-->'''Joel:''' Kill Colonel Kurtz!
** To ''Film/ANightAtTheOpera'': After the narrator lists the animals in Ross's order (one bobcat, two bearcubs, and three rattlesnakes), Joel adds "And two hard-boiled eggs! Make that ''three'' hard-boiled eggs!"
** ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'':
-->'''Narrator''': Here's the shed. ''(in reference to a snake's shed skin)''
-->'''Crow''': Two Sheds?
* TakeThat: This short is followed with a host segment entitled "Catching Ross", wherein Joel brutally torments an action figure modeled after Ross while Tom mocks it. Fans complained when the short was put on a collection ''without'' "Catching Ross" included.
* VoteEarlyVoteOften:
-->'''Narrator:''' Don't you know you're wanted in UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}?
-->'''Tom Servo:''' For voting twice?
* WhatTheHellHero: Behind the jokes, there is a sense of great contempt towards the people who made the short in contrast to the show's usual ribbing, though this wouldn't be the only time (''Film/InvasionOfTheNeptuneMen'').
->''[[TheStinger [Teenage caveman runs into tree]]]''