Films watched: ''[[Film/IsThisLove Is This Love?]]'' (short) and ''Film/TeenAgeStrangler''
!!The [=MST3K=] presentation of ''Teen Age Strangler'' contains examples of these tropes:
* AmbiguousSyntax: Tom makes it clear when he sees the title card.
-->'''Tom:''' So is it about a teenager who strangles, or someone who strangles teenagers? [[labelnote:Answer]][[NeverTrustATitle It's neither.]][[/labelnote]]
* CallBack:
** "[[Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate The Master wants you, but he can't have you. I want you.]]"
** ''Film/{{Eegah}}'':
--->'''Crow:''' It looks like he took dance lessons from Arch Hall, Jr!
--->'''Mike:''' ''(softly, deep-voiced)'' Shtemlo!
** Crow: "Oh no, [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S03E19WarOfTheColossalBeast Mr. B Natural]]'s in one of those lockers!"
* CelebrityResemblance: The guy managing the diner is considered a look-alike of Creator/DrewCarey and ''ComicStrip/TheFamilyCircus'' dad. A rather square-looking little kid with a buzzcut is referred to as "[[ Charlie Whitman]], at age 9".
** Mikey is also compared to [[Literature/WheresWally Waldo]].
* ClothingReflectsPersonality: In one of the host segments, Crow and Servo coax Mike to wear a pair of thick glasses. When he does, he immediately begins talking and acting like Mikey from the film, only to go back to normal after removing the glasses.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: In one scene, Jimmy lays on his bed while lifting his legs in the air. Mike and the bots wonder why he's in the stirrups position, and immediately follow it up with "Push!" comments.
* DullSurprise: A girl learns of another murder with an unemotional "Oh, no!":
-->'''Crow''': ''(flat and unemotional)'' It wasn't ''me'' who was murdered, was it?
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Crow's plan to use the special glasses he invented to make Mike act just like Mikey whenever he wears them backfire when Mike puts the glasses on Crow, thinking he would look good wearing them.
* LargeHam: ''Hoo boy...'' Who isn't a large ham in this movie? Even Mike gets caught up in this ham-fest.
* NotableOriginalMusic: "The Janitor Song."
* RunningGag: Mike and the bots keep lampshading moments of HoYay they detect throughout the movie.
* ShoutOut:
** The unerringly wholesome folk performance in the diner has Mike and the Bots calling out for requests from punk favorites such as The Cramps and The Buzzcocks.
** When a victim enters a shower, Servo snarks, "Oh, let me guess..." then makes [[Film/{{Psycho}} staccato violin sounds]].
** The joke about Mikey licking the furniture is likely to be a reference to ''Film/PinkFlamingos''.
* WhoopeeCushion: The bots make farting noises when two characters sit down on chairs.

!!The [=MST3K=] presentation of ''Is This Love?'' contains examples of these tropes:
* FelonyMisdemeanor: Drinking in a dorm? '''Expulsion'''. And somehow Liz thought even ''that'' was too lenient of a punishment.
-->'''Mike:''' ''(Innocently)'' Drinking in college? I've never heard of that...\\
'''Crow:''' Never!\\
'''Crow:''' Giving gifts in a dorm -- punishable by expulsion.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Lots, but perhaps most notably when Peggy reclines on the bed and stretches her hands above her head.
--> '''Mike:''' Get the cuffs.
* HarsherInHindsight: [[invoked]] The riff about Andy's "screams of those who have wronged me" manifesto, several years before Columbine/Virginia Tech.
* HilariousInHindsight: [[invoked]] Crow and Tom talk about how solid and loving the romance between Music/KurtCobain and Music/CourtneyLove is. Cobain [=OD'ed=] six months later. However, their relationship was... [[{{Understatement}} stormy]] even before that.
* RunningGag: Andy as Liz's henpecked fiance. "Look, would you just '''lay off for ten seconds!!"'''
** [[invoked]]Many, many "age" jokes about Peggy's roommate, [[DawsonCasting whose actress was 37 at the time of filming]].
* ShoutOut: Peggy's very arch mother causes Tom to imitate Margaret Dumont and exclaim [[Film/AnimalCrackers "Captain Spaulding!"]]
** The bots compare Liz's oddly arched eyebrows to [[RubberForeheadAliens those of a]] [[Franchise/StarTrek Romulan]].

->Mikey: [[TheStinger "And he didn't steal no bike neither! I did!"]]