[[caption-width-right:350:''City Limits''? Sounds like a clothing store for high school girls!]]

Film watched: ''Film/CityLimits''
!!The ''Mystery Science Theater 3000'' presentation contains examples of:
* BerserkButton: Joel gets increasingly irritated with the Bots' repeated ''[[Series/TheNBCMysteryMovie NBC Mystery Movie]]'' riffs every time a flashlight appeared. By the start of the [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S04E04TeenagersFromOuterSpace next episode]], Joel is putting them through BehavioralConditioning.
* CallBack: Frank singing "[[Film/TheGiantGilaMonster I sing whenever I sing whenever I sing]]" to himself during the opening skit.
** Joel makes a quick joke about a phone in the movie being the Cheese Phone that the Mads once used in a previous invention exchange.
** Crow loses his eyes in the first segment and says [[DullSurprise "help me"]] in the same inflection as the random blind man from ''Film/RocketAttackUSA.''
** Joel references ''Film/TheSidehackers'', ''Film/MightyJack'' and ''Film/PodPeople'' when singing to the credits, ending with his comparisons with a CurseCutShort.
** Crow mocks a buggy computer, saying "Must be System 7". Servo, the avowed Mac fan, protests "Hey!", harkening back to Crow and Servo's [[ComputerWars PC/Mac debate]] from ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S03E04GameraVsBarugon Gamera Vs. Barugon]]''.
* CelebCrush: Crow's crush on Kim Cattrall begins here and continues until ''Film/TheMagicSword,'' where his affections switch to Estelle Winwood.
* EndingFatigue: Servo and Crow get ''really'' impatient during the end credits, annoyed Joel wouldn't let them. [[invoked]]
-->'''Servo:''' ''CAN WE JUST PLEASE LEAVE NOW?!''
* EvenNerdsHaveStandards: Crow and Servo have this exchange as they sort through their comic books (also doubles as a TakeThat):
-->'''Crow:''' Shouldn't we be carefully placing these comic books in plastic bags?
-->'''Servo:''' No, we have lives.
* FilkSong: The guys make up their own snarky lyrics to the end credits rap.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: "Would you guys mind if I opened [[GagCensor my umbrella]] here, I just thought that--you never know when something..."
* GlassesPull: Observed in Kim Cattrall's character:
-->'''Tom Servo''': She just has those glasses so she can pull them off dramatically.
-->'''Crow''': [[CelebCrush I like it!]]
* RunningGag: A variation on "This is CNN" is uttered nearly every time James Earl Jones's character appears on screen.
* SceneryCensor: Joel stands up just at the right time while holding an umbrella to obscure Frankie skinny-dipping.
* SeasonalRot: In-Universe. For their Invention Exchange, the Mads use Pop Star Tupperware to keep the freshness in pop stars, with Music/{{Morrissey}} as a start.
* ShoutOut: "[[Film/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid Rules? In a knife fight?]]"
* SuperTeam: Joel and the bots develop a list of increasingly oddly named superheroes to fill out their "Fantastic 85" (upgraded later in the episode to the "Fantastic 185").
-->'''Crow:''' Super Sim Catrall!
-->'''Joel:''' ''(confused)'' Super ''Sim'' Catrall?!
* {{Troll}}: Joel clearly was getting a kick out of using [[SceneryCensor his umbrella]].
* WithLyrics: The guys sing along with the end credits.

->'''Bolo:''' [[TheStinger AHHHHHHH!!!]] ''[[TheStinger (gets hit with an RC plane)]]''