->''"So basically, according to themselves, the Air Force is a bunch of leather-faced, not-so-bright, heavy-drinking, dull-witted'' speed freaks ''who poop in their pants and can't make it with women. Right? Am I right?"''
-->-- '''Tom Servo'''

Film watched: ''Film/TheStarfighters''

!!The [=MST3K=] presentation provides examples of:

* BawdySong: The United Servo Academy Mens' Chorus begin an impromptu round of ''Mademoiselle from Armentières''. For those who don't know the song, it's the tale of a French innkeeper's daughter and two German soldiers.
* BigNo: Crow, when tech support hangs up on him.
* BrokenAesop:
-->'''Servo:''' So basically, according to themselves, the Air Force is a bunch of leather-faced, not-so-bright, heavy-drinking dull-witted'' speed freaks ''who poop in their pants and can't make it with women. Right? Am I right?
* ContinuityNod: This film provided continuity nods for other [=MSTied movies=], like humming the jazzy music whenever a plane is seen flying, mentions of the "poopie suit," and the use of the word "refueling" as a synonym for any long, dull scene.
** The United Servo Academy Mens' Chorus is apparently made up of the same Servo-clones introduced in ''TheHumanDuplicators''.
** [[Film/TheBeatniks "Shut up, Iris!"]]
** [[Film/{{Eegah}} "Watch out for snakes!"]]
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Crow and Servo re-enact the refueling scene in a rather disturbing fashion. Servo even gives a small "Whoa!" with an odd mixture of surprise and embarrassed pleasure. It gets a minor CallBack when Servo, looking at a picture of himself as the star atop a Christmas tree, remarks, "I bet that's a weird feeling."
** (Repeats the MST3KMantra)
* EverythingIsOnline... except Crow.
* [[FailedAttemptAtDrama Failed Attempt At Humor]]:
-->'''Mike:''' Ah, yes. [[SarcasmMode This is much-needed comic relief from all the gripping drama.]]
-->'''Crow:''' I wanna [[GroinAttack kick this movie in the groin]], and snag on it, and give it a [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment power sit-up]]!
* ForInconveniencePressOne: Running gag as Crow tries to get his brand-new computer working. By FinaglesLaw, he finally reaches an operator while he's busy with his beak stuck up Tom's hoverskirt (see DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything, above).
* HeyItsThatGuy: Robert Dornan.
-->'''Crow:''' Bob Dornan? The Congressman?
-->'''Servo:''' They couldn't get RushLimbaugh?
* HilariousInHindsight[[invoked]]: The crew had used the term "poopie" for years, so it was a delightful coincidence ''Starfighters'' employed it as well.
* LargeHam: Mike and the 'bots pull out all the stops while advertising COWBOY MIKE'S OWN ORIGINAL [[color:red:RED HOT]] RIC-O-CHET (BANG!) BBQ SAUCE!! '''IT'S BOLD!!!'''
-->'''Mike:''' C'mon, steak, you want some?!
** NOW AVAILABLE IN NEW EXTRY BOLD!
*** Dr. Forrester is disappointed that... it's not all that bold.
* IncrediblyLamePun: Mike's de-briefing. Still funny though.
* LieBackAndThinkOfEngland: One of the "refueling" riffs.
-->'''Mike:''' "Just {{lie back and think of England}}'s airspace."
* MesACrowd
* NotableOriginalMusic: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ree220FiOEg United Servo Academy Mens' Chorus]] singing the United Servo Academy Mens' Chorus Hymn with WordSaladLyrics that has lyrics taken from other songs.
* {{Padding}}[[invoked]]
-->'''Mike:''' I think there's more ''nothing'' in this film than any we've ever seen.
* RunningGag: The ongoing DoubleEntendre concerning the numerous "refueling" sequences. At one point they even joke about the fact that they've done every joke they can think of about them. (And then Crow comes up with a new riff anyway.)
** Riffs about how ugly many of the faces are.
-->'''Mike:''' Is your face odd, misshapen? Join the Air Force!
** Once, the "poopie suit" gets mentioned, Mike and Bots run with the gag. Bonus points for the theme song: "Flying high in the blue, free to do, number two, poop-oop-ee-doo!"
*** Bonus points for the fact that [=MST3K=] had been using "Poopie!" as an UnusualEuphemism before the film was riffed.
* SophisticatedAsHell: When rescuing a pilot who screwed up and had to eject over the desert:
-->'''Mike:''' Yes, we have a visual ID on Numbnuts...
-->'''Crow:''' At ease, Lieutenant Loser!
* SoundtrackDissonance: "...bringing you hot munitions and cool jazz."
** Also leading to a CrowningMomentOfFunny as the pilots practice bombing the absolute shit out of the desert while muzak plays:
--->'''Crow:''' We're gonna bomb 'em back to the Jazz Age!
* TechnologyMarchesOn: Rather inevitable with Crow boasting about his 90mhz Pentium PC, with 32 MB RAM, 4x CD-ROM, Soundblaster 16 sound card with a 28800 baud modem.
** And having to assign COM ports. MS-DOS sucked.
-->'''Tom:''' "Looking for UART at Fx1050", what does that mean?
-->'''Crow:''' I don't know! I must have configured my COM ports incorrectly!
** Also a nice reminder of the days when we hadn't quite settled on what the Internet should be called given the massive array of protocols back then (HTTP not being as big as it is now) and a lot of people latched onto the clumsy term "information superhighway" coined by AlGore. It's buzzwordy!
** And when Crow finally does get online, his running commentary is said to indicate that he has logged onto Prodigy (the self-contained online service, not the ISP it later converted to).
** However, Crow being invited to a game of ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZhea4vhqEg Boogers]]'' (a four-player ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ataxx Ataxx]]'' clone) implied he was also on the [=ImagiNation=] Network, also a self-contained online service and not "the Internet", per se.
* ThatPoorCat:
-->'''Mike:''' Don't laugh - they've got a ''kitten'' in that bomb. ''(he then mewls like a trapped cat)''
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