Film watched: ''Film/TheDeadlyMantis''

!!The Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 presentation includes the following tropes:

* AllMenArePerverts:
** Approaching the office where the protagonists are, the mantis looks through the window.
--->'''Crow:''' It's a peeping mantis.
** "I've got a mantis in my pantis."
** The entire Arctic base, especially one ensign whom Crow compares to [[Series/HappyDays Donny Most]], suggesting the below ADateWithRosiePalms.
* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: The bomb cultists' song.
-->'''Cultists''': Oh wonderful bomb! Oh glorious bomb! Oh wonderful glorious bomb!
* BrickJoke: During the third host segment, after Mike keeps falling asleep at the wheel while driving the [=SOL=], Tom demands to take the wheel, ''insisting'' he's an excellent driver. At the start of the next segment, when Mike and Crow walk in on Tom behind the wheel?
-->'''Mike''': Do you know how to drive?
-->'''Tom''': [[ImmediateSelfContradiction That's exactly what I was wondering!]]
* ButterflyOfDoom: The narration at the start of the film [[FauxlosophicNarration attempts]] to invoke this trope after StockFootage of a volcano erupting is used to explain the Mantis' awakening. This does not go un-riffed:
-->'''Narrator:''' For every action...\\
'''Mike:''' ... there is a [[ Jackson]].\\
'''Narrator:''' ...there is an equal, and opposite, reaction.\\
'''Mike:''' (as the map on-screen pans north) We take you now to a coldwater flat in Brooklyn, where another volcano is erupting.\\
'''Servo:''' (when map pans to the North Pole) Because of volcanic activity, a creature named SantaClaus crawled out of the ice!
* CallBack:
** Ned the Nanite keeps calling Mike "Relson", a reference to the RunningGag in ''Film/DeathstalkerAndTheWarriorsFromHell''.
** One of the many deep-space radio stations the SOL picks up in "the Southern part of the galaxy" is [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S06E10TheViolentYears FRANK]], still broadcasting an all-country format despite the untimely rapture of its founder.
** Mike riffs [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S03E21SantaClausConquersTheMartians "O little town of... DEATH-lehem!"]] as the mantis approaches the base.
** During a FighterLaunchingSequence, Servo begins humming the Refuelling Theme from ''Film/TheStarfighters''.
** Another to ''The Starfighgters'': A SpinningPaper displays a sarcastic headline, and Mike quips, "Oh that Bob Dornan!"
* CallForward: [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S08E14RidingWithDeath Turkey Volume Guessing Man]] enjoys the song about turkeys.
* CassandraTruth: {{Lampshaded}}
-->'''Nedrick:''' They (the Army) found an old bone at the North Pole, and they want to know who it belongs to.\\
'''Servo:''' Oh, and we've been invaded by Spain and mermaids are real.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Crow, as usual:
-->'''Mike:''' Oh my Lord, they're messing with a thermonuclear device!\\
'''Crow:''' Yeah! They're supposed to be sending us the movie!
* ContinuityNod: The jazzy refueling music from ''Film/TheStarfighters''.
** Apparently, ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S06E10TheViolentYears Radio Frank]]'' is still in operation many centuries into the future.
* ADateWithRosiePalms: "I have a feeling this guy is familiar with dishonorable discharge."
* DeepSouth: The radio stations the crew pick up makes Servo wonder if they're in the Southern portion of the Milky Way.
* DirtyCoward: One of the tribesmen abandoning another when the mantis attacks:
-->'''Servo:''' Good luck!
* DressCode: In the opening host segment, Servo announces it's "Business Casual Day" on the SOL and berates Mike for his alleged violations of the (non-existent) dress code.
-->"Let's review: No chaps without pants... ''Mike''. Number two: No sheer camisoles... ''Mike''. Number three: No toeless shoes or sandals or spike heels... Mike."
* GeneralFailure: "Sir, I just remembered you didn't tell us what your plan is or anything!"
* InterspeciesRomance: At the end of the episode, Mike and the Bots receive a letter from Peanut (Bobo's assistant). It's revealed he survived Earth's destruction - getting blasted into 2112 Wisconsin and meeting "a nice girl" - a ''Nelson'' woman.
-->'''Crow:''' It's certainly a joyous day for any Nelson woman when she meets the ape of her dreams.[[note]]'''Servo:''' I'm hiding my sock monkey, that's for sure.[[/note]]
** Not only that, but it's hinted that this pairing paved the way for human-ape relationships becoming commonplace [[StableTimeLoop which eventually created the ape-dominated future.]]
* IAteWhat: Crow takes great delight in telling Mike and Servo just what the well-marbled, piquant meat they're eating is.
* LetsGetDangerous: Gypsy when she pilots the SOL to outmaneuver Pearl.
* MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds: Mike's reign of terror begins when he inadvertently helps Prof. Bobo and Dr. Peanut detonate a thermonuclear bomb. While Mike later tries to protest that they'd have blown themselves up anyway, odds are that Pearl would have seen what Bobo and Peanut were doing and stopped them, if not for Mike happening to throw in a suggestion on how to activate the bomb.
-->'''Servo:''' [[WhatAnIdiot Good one, Nelson!]]
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: ''How'' Mike Nelson helps Bobo and Peanut detonate said bomb:
-->'''Mike''': ''(offhand)'' Well why not just use a pair of locking pliers and a spanner?
* NotSoDifferent / WeCanRuleTogether: Parodied.
-->'''Crow:''' ''(as the mantis)'' We're very alike, you and I, Colonel. Join me. No? You care too much, don't you? ''(laughs)''
* NotableOriginalMusic: The country music, which Mike and the bots (bar Crow) listen to, to try and stay awake while Mike is piloting the Satellite.
* "Your ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated, ''crapheads''."
* PaperThinDisguise: In the tunnel, Servo suggests the mantis tries to disguise itself as a highway worker but is given away by his giant ovipositor.
* RunningGag: Mike and the Bots pointing out how stately the mantis looks when he's flying.
** The crew actually having the mantis ''praying'' while it attacks.
--->'''Crow:''' ''(as the mantis)'' O Blessed the Lord, of thee I sing - '''''GET IT?!''''' ''(attacks)''
* SapientEatSapient: During a host segment, the SOL runs into a space creature. Bringing it aboard, it takes a liking to Crow and tries to eat him. In the last host segment, Crow reveals that he cooked it and served it as a meal in response.
* SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud: Since space has no noise, Servo supplies the sound of cars driving.
--> ''Watch, I'll downshift now!''\\
''(Tom Servo hums)''\\
'''Crow:''' What's that?\\
'''Servo:''' I'm idling.
* ShoutOut: The bomb worshipers and the subsequent planetary destruction by said bomb is a clear reference to ''Film/BeneathThePlanetOfTheApes''. And then there's Crow's reaction to it happening.
-->'''Crow''': [[ISenseADisturbanceInTheForce I feel... a disturbance]]. [[Film/ANewHope As though a million monkeys cried out at once, and then... silenced]].
** Peanut getting blasted into the past references the sequel to ''Beneath'', ''Film/EscapeFromThePlanetOfTheApes''.
** [[Film/TheThingFromAnotherWorld "Keep watching the ground!"]]
* SkewedPriorities: Crow's main concern about Bobo and Peanut helping the religious cult detonate the "holy and everlasting Bomb" is that they're doing that instead of providing the Satellite of Love with this week's movie.
* StableTimeLoop: Peanut is sent back in time by the bomb's explosion, where he marries into Mike's family, helping to cause the eventual Ape uprising... which eventually leads to Peanut's own birth and being sent back in time. Yeah, this is one of those occasions where the MST3KMantra helps.
* TakeThat:
** "Hopefully John Madden was on that bus."
** "Maybe the army ''shouldn't'' have recruited [[Music/TheWho Keith Moon]]..."
** "Still, that was sadder than ''Film/TermsOfEndearment''."
** The Army scrambles fighter jets to take down the Mantis:
--->'''Army General''': That'll put [the giant mantis] over [[{{Joisey}} Newark]] in a few minutes.\\
'''Servo''': Great! We can solve two problems at once!
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: Mike's great-granddaughter looks like Mike in a blonde wig.

->[[TheStinger "Oh, she's like a butterfly, gliding across the lily pond!"]]