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Film watched: ''Film/{{Mitchell}}''

->''"My, my, my, my, GOD!!"''
-->-- '''Crow''', reacting to the {{squick}}-y love scene that accompanies the ThematicThemeTune.

On October 23, 1993, the edited-for-television release of ''Mitchell'' was featured as an episode of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''. The film was trimmed by several minutes to match [=MST3K=]'s format, with the result that John Saxon's character, killed by Mitchell in a deleted scene, simply disappears from the action, leaving the circumstances of his death a mystery. Joel and the Bots even remark on this lapse: "Wasn't John Saxon in this movie?" Particularly mocked were Mitchell's alcoholism, slovenliness and uncouth behavior.

According to the ''[[WordOfGod Amazing Colossal Episode Guide]]'', actor Joe Don Baker was very angry at the [=MST3K=] treatment of ''Mitchell'', and threatened physical violence on any of the cast or crew should he ever meet them in person. This did not stop them from later featuring (and happily mocking) another of Baker's films, ''Film/FinalJustice'', and hurling even more vicious insults at Baker. Kevin Murphy, who played [=MST3K=]'s robot commentator Tom Servo and was one of the show's head writers, later said that Baker likely meant it in a joking manner. Joel Hodgson however, said at one of his "Riffing Myself" stage shows that Joe Don Baker was approached by ''Shout! Factory'' for an interview for their DVD release of the ''Mitchell'' episode, and Baker explained that he disliked MST3K for [[IAmNotLeonardNimoy using his real name in their jokes, instead of his character name]], making the jokes seem more personal and direct.

This episode is notable for being the final regular episode to star series creator Joel Hodgson, as well as the introduction of his replacement [[TheDanza Mike Nelson]] (who had been the head writer since Season 2, and previously appeared on-screen as characters like [[Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate Torgo]]).

'''Editors, please keep this article neutral on the Joel vs. Mike thing. We don't want this turning into a FlameWar.'''
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!!The Segments:
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[[folder: Prologue ]]

* Joel built a toothpick Monticello which Crow and Servo want to destroy. He tells the two Bots that they can destroy it, but they leave it alone, Servo saying it ruins the fun. It seems that the model is safe, but by Commercial Sign, Crow and Servo are at it.

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[[folder: Segment 1 ]]

* Joel shows off his Daktari stool. The Mads don't have an invention this time, but have a new temp employee, Mike Nelson, helping them with their audit by the Fraternal Order of Mad Science.

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[[folder: Segment 2 ]]

* Joel leads Crow and Servo hike off to the SOL's refuse trench for them to field strip and reassemble themselves. Gypsy stays behind on the bridge. She answers a transmission by the Mads, which the two plan to murder Mike, but Gypsy concludes that Joel is their target.

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[[folder: Segment 3 ]]

* Gypsy tells Joel about the impending murder and the plans to escape, but he reassures her that he's not going anywhere. She then tries to gain the help of Crow and Servo, though the two arrive on pogo sticks singing TV theme songs. Nevertheless, Gypsy soldiers on.

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[[folder: Segment 4 ]]

* Gypsy enlists Mike's help in her plan. He provides the location of an escape pod "Deus ex Machina", which is inside a box of hamdingers. Mike then initiates the escape sequence on the Deep 13 computer, after conquering the obstacle that was the command line interface.

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[[folder: Segment 5 ]]

* Gypsy initiates the escape sequence while Joel tries to read a letter. He soon drops down from the bridge to the pod. Transmitting from there, Joel tells the Bots that they learned much they could about Earth, and presents his remembrance plaque. After the Bots disagree with his choice of quote, Joel contacts them one last time, saying goodbyes. Back in Deep 13, the escape freaks the Mads out, but soon think of using Mike as a replacement.

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!!The ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'' presentation contains examples of:
* AccidentalMisnaming: TV's Frank inexplicably calls Dr. Forrester "Steve" early on in the episode.
** In character. Frank is supposed to not quite be all there (in the same scene, he finds a box with his old head in it).
* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: The sudden disappearance of John Saxon's character halfway through the movie ("Say, wasn't John Saxon in this movie?"). He was killed off in a scene that was cut from the ''[=MST3k=]'' version.
* BondOneLiner: "So long, ''chum!''"
* BrainBleach: Only the infamous Mitchell/Greta love scene can shock the MST3K crew, and only after they discover something on his nightstand...
--> '''Joel''': ''Baby Oil''?
--> '''All Three''': AAAAHHHHHH!!!
--> ''(Tom Servo proceeds to gag)''
--> '''Crow''': My, ''my, my, MY GOD! '''NO'''!!!!'' ''(Servo and Crow proceed to cry)''
* CatchPhrase: (Said during an action scene) "Mitchell!"
** Also any inaction scenes too...
* ChekhovsGunman: Mike the temp, who's introduced helping with the Mads' audit and ends up being Joel's replacement when the latter escapes.
* ContinuityNod: "He's no [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S03E22MasterNinja Claude Akins]], but what a butt!"
** This episode, being Joel's last, is loaded with them. "[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S05E06Eegah Watch out for snakes!]]" is used in the first five minutes and Deep 13 is cluttered with old invention exchanges (most noticeably the [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S05E07IAccuseMyParents Cake and Shake]] and the [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S02E06RingOfTerror life-sized Operation game]]).
** Servo refers to the film's interminable helicopter-and-boat chase as "the maritime equivalent of [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S02E08LostContinent rock climbing]]".
** When Cummings and Benton first get on the boat, Joel and the bots worry that they're watching ''Film/CatalinaCaper'' again.
* CreatorProvincialism: [[http://gbnfgroceries.blogspot.com/2012/03/from-canned-goods-aisle-hamdingers.html Hamdingers]] were canned ham patties made by a Wisconsin company during the 1970s and early 80s that apparently were only distributed in the Upper Midwest and Northeast. Since Google wasn't around in 1993 and most of the audience hadn't heard of Hamdingers, there was lengthy (and sometimes heated) discussion among [=MSTies=] trying to establish what exactly they were.
* DeusExMachina: Literally the name of the escape pod that Joel uses to leave the Satellite of Love.
* DrivenToMadness
-->'''Kid:''' My mother doesn't like you.\\
'''Mitchell:''' I don't like your mother.\\
'''Kid:''' Why not?\\
'''Mitchell:''' Why not?\\
'''Kid:''' No, why not?\\
'''Mitchell:''' No, why not?\\
'''Kid:''' Why are you repeating what I say?\\
'''Mitchell:''' Why are you repeating what I say?\\
'''Kid:''' I'm not!\\
'''Mitchell:''' Well, I'm not.\\
'''Kid:''' You are!\\
'''Mitchell:''' Buzz off!\\
'''Kid:''' What?\\
'''Mitchell:''' What?\\
'''Kid:''' What did you say?\\
'''Mitchell:''' What did you say?\\
'''Kid:''' Did you say something?\\
'''Mitchell:''' Did you say something?\\
'''Servo:''' ''[[/folder]]

[[folder: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGHHHHHHHH!!! ]]
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* DrivenToSuicide: Crow suggests that Mitchell should turn the gun on himself after killing so many people.
-->'''Crow:''' You know, itís about this time in any killing spree that you really ought to turn the gun on yourself.\\
'''Servo:''' Yes! Do it!
* DudeNotFunny: In-universe, Joel and the 'bots react badly to Deaney casually using the Mexican racial slur "wetback". To the film's credit, it's to show that Deaney's a racist slime.
* EditedForSyndication: [[invoked]] At one point, the film's credits speed up at a moment, but returns to normal.
-->'''Joel:''' Hoyt, what happened?
-->'''Servo:''' Nitrous.
* EvilLaugh: When Frank and Forrester decide to kidnap Mike. [[ContagiousLaughter Mike joins in too]], oblivious to what they're laughing about.
* FacePalm: Joel does one during the "Buzz off, kid" scene.
* FreakOut: The 'bots do not take Joel's departure well.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: In one host segment, Joel remarks about professional golfer Frank Urban "Fuzzy" Zoeller: "What a great guy!" A few years later there was a controversy when Fuzzy Zoeller made a racially insensitive joke about Tiger Woods.[[invoked]]
* InadvertentEntranceCue: At the episode's end.
-->'''Forrester:''' Frank, can't you see we're ruined? What are we gonna do?
-->'''Frank:''' Well, we could send someone ''else'' into space.
-->'''Forrester:''' Who are we gonna find at this late date to send into space?!!
-->'''Mike:''' Could you guys sign my time card?
-->'''Mads:''' [{{evil laugh}}ter]
** AreYouPonderingWhatImPondering:
--->'''Forrester:''' Are you thinking what I'm thinking, Frank?
--->'''Frank:''' Yeah, you're not gonna sign his time card, are you?
* KuleshovEffect: Used to great effect as Gypsy is shown to read lips on Forrester and Frank[[note]]though she can still clearly hear them[[/note]] and suddenly come to realize the Mads are planning to kill someone.
* JizzedInMyPants:
-->'''Mitchell:''' ''(after spilling beer on Greta)'' Sorry, the beer got a little excited.
-->'''Crow:''' ''(as Greta)'' That's okay. We can just cuddle.
* MistakenForMurderer: Sort-of: An actual plot by the Mads to kill ''Mike'' is mistaken by Gypsy to be a plot to kill Joel.
** Which turns out to be a very happy accident, for both Joel (who gets to return to Earth) and Mike (whose life is spared, since the Mads now [[CantKillYouStillNeedYou need him as a replacement]]).
* OhCrap: TV's Frank's reaction to Joel's escape from the SOL, including a LoudGulp when Forrester shows up.
* [[PutOnABus Put in a Pod]]: Farewell, Joel Robinson.
* ReversePsychology: Joel uses this to protect his toothpick model of Monticello from Tom and Crow. [[SubvertedTrope Then they smash and burn it anyway.]]
* RunningGag: Confusion at the Loads and Loads of Mafiosi in the film.
** References to Linda Evans' various ex-husbands (Yanni taking the worst of it)
** Mitchell constantly being hungry, drunk, slovenly, confused, or all of the above.
** After determining the unnamed burglar at the beginning looks like Johnny Mathis, Tom Servo sings several of his signature songs.
** Merlin Olsen gets a lot of cracks about his famous time as the FTD Florists spokesmen.
** Joe Don Baker's short-lived '70s series ''Eischied'' gets several cracks (though his most famous role in ''Film/WalkingTall1973'' is strangely barely touched on).
** The show's running gag of bashing low-end appliance company Gold Star makes an appearance.
** Benton is a lousy butler.
** Servo "narrating" the movie's ''many'' wide aerial shots accompanied by uptempo horn music, as though they're scenes from a 3M industrial film.
* ShoutOut: Several.
** Tom Servo misinterprets the confusing title card as saying [[LordOfTheRings "mithril"]] before correcting himself.
** "Mitchell, will you stand up, please?" is a reference to the "How Not to be Seen" sketch from ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus''.
** The riffers reference virtually every 1970's cop drama (or thereabouts). ''[=McQ=]'', ''Series/{{CHiPs}}'', ''DirtyHarry'', the list goes on.
*** [[{{Film/Shaft}} "Who's the puffy guy who's a big blurry sex machine? Mitchell!"]]
** The scene where Gypsy overhears the plot to kill Mike is a parody of the scene from ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' where HAL reads the astronauts' lips.
** When Gypsy is trying to puzzle out a way to save Joel, she scrawls the letters "P. O. E." on a whiteboard--a reference to ''Film/DrStrangelove''.
** Joel quotes from ''Film/SevenFacesOfDrLao'' in his farewell message plaque to the 'bots.
** "[[TheWizardOfOz Sorry folks, I can't come back, I don't know how it works, goodbye!]]"
** Joel and Tom sing a little Music/PinkFloyd at the beginning of the movie.[[note]]"[[Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon Brain Damage]]," to be specific.[[/note]]
** Crow says Mitchell looks like [[{{Beowulf}} Grendel]].
* SoMuchForStealth: As Mitchell is trying to covertly break into Deaney's house, Joel and the bots gleefully point out all the cars driving by (the producers obviously didn't block the nearby streets for the shoot).
--> '''Joel:''' (as a car drives by): Hey, Mitchell!
--> '''Tom:''' (as Mitchell): Go about your business.
--> '''Joel:''' (as ''another'' car drives by): Mitchell!
--> '''Tom:''' (as Mitchell): Shh!
* SpySpeak: As syndicate leaders Cummings and Gallano meet in a park.
-->'''Joel:''' The... spotted cuckoo bird is flying backwards?\\
'''Crow:''' It's a cold day for pontooning.
* StealthPun: Joel's last invention exchange. "It's a ''Daktari'' stool!" "What do you think, sirs?"
-->'''TV's Frank:''' Dak... tari... stool? Whatever.
* StylisticSuck: The launching of the ''Deus ex Machina'', and the "static" that interrupts Joel's final transmission on the hexfield viewscreen.
* TooSoon: In-Universe, Crow suggests raiding Joel's candy cache, but Servo states it's too soon after his departure.
* ViewerFriendlyInterface: Averted - Mike has to laboriously type into a DOS-style command line interface to give Gypsy access to the SOL's escape pod.
-->'''Mike:''' Let's see, uh... C... colon... backslash... c... uh, back... manual.exe. I hate these things.
* WhamEpisode: [[ItWasHisSled Joel leaves]]. Duh. But, what is a bigger shock, this happens ''mid-season''.
* WhamLine: "Say, Mike - what size jumpsuit do you wear?"
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Viewers of the MST cut may be wondering what happened to Deaney. He tried to run Mitchell down, but flipped his dune buggy and got himself 'sploded in a scene that was removed from the ''[=MST3K=]'' version. The opening credits are showing a portion of that scene, incidentally, where Mitchell smashes one mook's head with a rock before boosting his buggy. Deaney's death is mentioned on a radio newscast Mitchell is listening to while staking out Cummings. His disappearance is amusingly lampshaded by Joel during the movie's climax with him randomly commenting, "Wasn't John Saxon in this movie?"
* WhatTheHellHero: The 'bots' reaction to the inscription of the plaque Joel left behind.
-->'''Servo:''' Joel leaves, and his last words are from ''a George Pal movie''?!
* WithLyrics: When Mitchell is chased by Deaney,
-->'''Joel:''' Mitchell, Mitchell!
-->'''Servo:''' You're high on the sammich!
-->'''Joel:''' Mitchell!
-->'''Servo:''' Heart's poundin'!
-->'''Joel:''' Mitchell!
-->'''Servo:''' Vein's cloggin'
-->'''Both:'' Mitchell!
* YouCanPanicNow:
-->'''Gypsy:''' You think they'll send us a new guy?
-->'''Servo:''' Oh sure, it's bound to happen. But until that happens... ''[[http://youtu.be/7USLan6alYw?t=4m49s PANIC!]] AAAAAAAAAARGH!!!''

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-->''"He's such a super dude, the American dream, like the guys on the movie screen."''\\
'''Joel:''' Mitchell!\\
--Joel's last line in the theater
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->'''Kid:''' [[TheStinger You're lying through your teeth!]]
->'''Mitchell:''' [[TheStinger Buzz off, huh?!]]
-> '''Kid:''' [[TheStinger Buzz off!]]
->'''Mitchell:''' [[TheStinger BUZZ OFF, KID!!!]]
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