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-> ''"[[{{Understatement}} You know, there are certain flaws in this film.]]"''
-->-- '''Tom Servo'''

'''Films watched: ''Film/{{Hired}} '' (Part 2) and ''Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate'''''

When the crew at Best Brains discovered ''Manos'', they thought about '''not''' riffing the film at first, as the crew considered the film '''too strange'''. Eventually, the group decided to go through with it under the idea that they must expose the world to ''Manos''. [[VindicatedByCable The episode has since become one of the show's most famous episodes.]]
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!! The ''Mystery Science Theater 3000'' presentation of ''Hired (Part 2)'' contains examples of the following tropes:

* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
-->'''Mr. Warren:''' The first thing Harry drilled into me -
-->'''Crow:''' - [[HoYay was Harry!]]
-->'''Joel:''' ''(dismayed)'' Ohhhh...
* IHaveYourWife: A suggested selling technique.
-->'''Joel:''' Now, if you wanna see your daughter again...
* OddlyNamedSequel2ElectricBoogaloo: [[ConversationalTroping Mentioned]] by name at the beginning of the short.
-->'''Tom''': ''Hired! 2: Electric Boogaloo''.
* PreviouslyOn: "Previous on ''Hired''."
* WontTakeYesForAnAnswer: Servo and Crow took issue with Mr. Warren rebuking a salesman's technique despite it ultimately being successful.
-->'''Servo:''' BUT HE BOUGHT THE CAR!

!! The ''Mystery Science Theater 3000'' presentation of ''Manos'' contains examples of the following tropes:

* AsideGlance: Torgo's quick and abrupt close-ups during his early scenes are treated as this trope in action, since he appears to be glancing at the audience over the couple's bickering.
-->'''Servo:''' Oh, these two.
* BrickJoke: Torgo forgot the drinks in his car when he delivers the pizza at the end of the episode. He leaves to get them. [[{{Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S05E08OperationDouble007}} Eight episodes later]], he finally returns with their drinks.
* CharacterFilibuster[=/=]MotorMouth: During one of the film's long driving sequences, Servo starts riffing in the wife's voice:
-->"So, so, I told Gary that I was ''going'' on this vacation, so he goes, 'Well, then I'm goin' hunting with Jeff next weekend.' Well, that's when we were at knives. And then Lou sang 'Fernando', and then Gary--oh, he sings so good. You should meet Jeff sometime. Do you like Barry Manilow songs? I know the farmers need rain, but when it's damp like this, my hair just explodes--just ex-puh-''lodes''! Oooh, I'm feelin' kinda gassy; [=McNuggets=], y'know, they make me so gassy, all that grease and all. It really helps if you drink eight to ten glasses of water a day; did you know that? Sometimes I drink five; sometimes I drink nine just to make up for the other three I didn't drink. Oh, coffee and diet drinks don't count either. Y'know, this is pretty country, isn't it? Y'know, it's really kind of a blessing in disguise that I didn't get accepted to college, yeah. You know, I'm gonna have to revise my twenty-year plan, but--oh, did I tell you about my twenty-year plan? Okay, well, okay, listen here. In year one, this is the year when I'm going to take off those extra seven pounds--you know, that's equal to seven pounds of butter, huh-huh! So it's like I'm wearing seven pounds of butter, ha-ha! And, uh--oh, oh, where was I? Oh, oh, yeah. So my aunt and uncle here, they celebrated their twentieth anniversary, and my uncle wanted to sing, uh, 'Sunrise, Sunset'--he wanted ''me'' to sing that, and I haven't sung that since Cindy's wedding, and, well, she never thanked me for that--well, I'm still--uh, well, y'know, she's probably really busy and all, but..."
* ContinuityNod: During one of the host segments, the Bots break down sobbing, and Joel tries to lift their spirits:
-->'''Joel:''' Come on, you guys, [[StayFrosty stay frosty]]! We survived ''Film/MonsterAGoGo'', we can survive this!
** At one point during the riffing, Servo starts singing the theme song to ''Film/CatalinaCaper''.
** ''Film/SantaClausConquersTheMartians'' ("Torgo, you're the laziest man on Mars!") also gets a callback.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Both of the Mads feel compelled to ''apologize'' to Joel and the Bots for making them watch this. Rather odd, since the show's entire premise (and the Mads' goal) is to find a movie that will drive people insane... but once you've seen the movie, you understand.
* GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger: The Master does this -- and the MST crew give it a perfectly-timed riff.
-->'''Tom''': '''''PULL''' my finger!!''
* MergingMachine: Joel's "Cartuner" invention, which "takes stodgy, ambiguous cartoons like ''ComicStrip/MarkTrail'' and mixes them with stiflingly unfunny cartoons like ''ComicStrip/{{Blondie}}'', puts 'em together, and makes 'em funny!"
-->'''All''': ''[[ComicStrip/{{Ziggy}} [=ZIGGY=]]]'' HAD ''[[ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} GARFIELD]]'' '''NEUTERED?''' NOW '''THAT'S''' FUNNY!!''
* NotSoStoic: As in ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S02E08LostContinent Lost Continent]]'', typically laid back Joel is driven to scream "DO SOMETHING!" during one particularly interminable {{Leave The Camera Running}} scene.
* OffWithHisHead: The Mads' invention is a "chocolate bunny guillotine".
-->'''Dr. Forrester''': You have stolen painted eggs in a time of famine. Off with her head, Frank!
-->'''Servo''': (''sobbing'') What about the pardon from Fanny Farmer?
-->'''Crow''': His only crime was BEING BORN DELICIOUS!
* ParodyRetcon: By the end of the experience, Warren predicted ''Manos'' could be redubbed as a comedy and make good money. How right he was…
* RunningGag: In the beginning when the movie takes a long time to get its plot in motion: "So.... ''Manos, The Hands of Fate''."
* SayMyName: The title is spoken loudly and in anguish after just a brief exposure to the film.
* ShoutOut: During one of the skits, there's a subtle parody of ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'' when Frank, after apologizing for the awfulness of the film, encourages Joel, Tom, and Crow to keep playing.
* SpitTake: "You know, it's been two hours but this pizza's still pretty warm!"
-->'''"Torgo":''' They always do that.
* {{Squick}}: InUniverse, Joel and the Bots were not happy to see little Debbie dressed as a wife.
* WeWantOurJerkBack: The episode begins with Joel having installed "protocol modules" in the Bots to make them believe everything Joel says or does is brilliant. Their incessant sucking up forces Joel to remove the modules during the first break.
* YouLookFamiliar: Future ''[=MST3K=]'' host Michael J. Nelson appears as "Torgo" in the closing segment.

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[[TheStinger "Why don't you guys leave us alone?"]]