Movie watched: TimeChasers

!!The ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'' presentation has examples of:
* ActuallyPrettyFunny: After Brain Guy beats himself up over his CreditsPushback gag, thinking it failed, Mike and the Bots say that they actually enjoyed it and think he's being too hard on himself.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Brain Guy makes a surprise appearance during the movie's credits to make his own riffs, but after a couple [[{{Adorkable}} he becomes too embarrassed to continue.]] Mike and the Bots admit that he was ActuallyPrettyFunny.
* AffablyEvil: Pearl and Mike have a nice visit before the movie.
-->'''Mike:''' So, Pearl...how come you're so evil?
-->'''Pearl:''' (''thoughtfully'') Hmmm...I'm filled with hate, I'm not sure that helps.
* AGoodNameForARockBand: Mike used to play for a band named Sex Factory.
* AliensInCardiff:
-->'''Servo:''' So, Vermont was the epicenter of the dystopia?
* AlmightyJanitor / BadassBystander
-->'''Eddie:''' You didn't count on the ''assistant'' janitor!
* AlternateUniverse: Crow gets the idea from the movie and goes back in time to get Mike to stop temping so that he never gets shot up to the Satellite. This results in a future where the Bots get stuck with Mike's abusive brother Eddie and Mike himself dies right as his rock career is taking off from being pelted by hotel room keys thrown by groupies.
* ArtisticLicenseGeography: In the past, Mike is working at a dairy co-op in Burnett County, which Servo states is in central Wisconsin. It's actually in northwest Wisconsin on the Minnesota border. Close enough.
* BerserkButton: For Eddie, [[IncrediblyLamePun puns]].
* ContinuityNod: At one point, Mike remarks that Nick could use Chinderwear, which was an invention Dr. Forrester presented in an earlier episode.
** Pearl calls Crow "Art" as well.
** The time machine Crow uses is the one from ''TerrorFromTheYear5000''.
** When Eddie is [[AsYouKnow filling Crow in]], he says the Mads sent him up when "that sleepy-eyed guy" escaped.
** Eddie also asks Servo (regarding Crow), "Do you get that guy?!" This is a CallBack to ''Monster-a-Go-Go,'' when Gypsy upsets Crow by telling him, "I don't get you."
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: JK Robertson all the way.
-->'''Mike (as Robertson):''' Hi, I'm Bob Evil!
** "I leave for ten minutes, and Evil Co is in ''shambles''!"
* CrackFic: From a riff when Nick and Co. are discussing the possibilities of the time transport.
-->'''Mike Nelson''': We could send Bob Saget to meet Charlamagne.
* CreditsPushback: When Brain Guy interrupts the end credits, he does so in this fashion, pretending to be a preview for the evening news. The SOL crew [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall reacts with confusion and surprise]].
* DecoyProtagonist: [[invoked]]Crow desperately wants Nick to be this.
-->'''Crow:''' This... is not our star, is it? I will ''not'' accept this as our star, sorry.
** Even Nick's choice of bicycle evokes derision.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Invoked when Nick's plane is shot down and the camera focuses on the altimeter and speedometer.
-->'''Servo''': "They're running out of ALT!"
-->'''Eddie''': "And their MIFFNOTS are going down!"
* [[FunnyBackgroundEvent Funny Foreground Event]]: During the latter part of the experiment, Eddie is smoking and tossing several beer cans at the screen.
* [[GoKartingWithBowser Having A Nice Chat With Bowser]]
-->'''Pearl:''' Oh, hey Mike? I despise you, and all you stand for, and you'll never escape... ''[chuckles]'' well, you know the rest. ''[sighs]'' Ah, he's a good kid.
* GreatWayToGo: In the altered timeline, Mike became a huge rock star (well, opening for Motorhead) to the point where women were throwing their hotel keys on stage for him. One night someone threw a key with a large keyfob, hitting Mike in the head; he went down and never got back up. Eddie sobs that he's proud of his little brother for this.
-->'''Eddie:''' He died like a mangy dog, right on stage! ...Excellent death...
* IHatePastMe: "Man, was I a jerk a half hour ago."
* ILied: In the previous episode (''SpaceMutiny''), Mike and the 'Bots helped Pearl, Brain Guy, and Prof. Bobo escape from AncientRome, with the promise that it meant no more bad movies. "Y'know, sometimes I think I lie because I'm evil."
* IncrediblyLamePun: In-universe example: Eddie ''really'' hates them - threatening Servo after he makes one, then smacking Crow hard for making one.
-->'''Lisa:''' Did you bring your ray gun?
-->'''Mike:''' (as Reagan): Weeell, noo...
** GeniusBonus: [[invoked]] The derisive nickname for RonaldReagan while in office was "Ronnie Raygun".
* JerkAss: Mike's brother Eddie is crude and bullies the robots, even while they watch the film.
* ManVersusMachine: When our hero is trying to escape being crushed by the falling plane. The robots begin cheering for the machine.
** And when the plane actually does fall and crush Robertson:
--->'''Mike:''' Well, thank you, movie.
* MagicCountdown: As the villain's time transport counts down to sending them back into the future during the final battle, Servo counts resolutely along, having to reset several times.
-->'''Servo:''' "Five...four...three...two...one...uh, FOUR...three...two...THREE... two...(plane crashes) One."
* MinnesotaNice: Pearl's version of AffablyEvil.
* MookChivalry: The riff from when Nick switches to a bike and his pursuers follow suit.
-->'''Tom:''' So it's bicycles! We accept your choice of vehicle!
* NonActionGuy: Crow stubbornly refuses to accept Nick as the movie's hero.
-->'''Crow:''' This... is not our star, is it? I will ''not'' accept this as our star, sorry. See, he's coming up the stairs right now, going inside to meet the ''real'' hero, real hero coming up, and -- [''Nick enters''] -- D'oh!
* ObviouslyEvil: JK, the film's villain, when he appears in a black suit and blood red tie, and practically oozing smarm.
-->'''Mike:''' ''(as JK)'' Hi! I'm Bob Evil!
* OverlyLongGag:
** Lisa "dropping shorts" on the runway.
** Observer's "news segment" - so much so that he gives up in frustration.
* RootingForTheEmpire: InUniverse, as Nick gets beaten up in the hangar.
-->'''Servo:''' I find myself suggesting other places he could hit him. Probably not what they wanted, huh?
* RunningGag: The Crew gets a ''lot'' of mileage that the film [[AliensInCardiff takes place in Vermont]], as well as the dropping price of syrup as the film goes on.
** Lisa's apparent love of plaid and resemblance to Toni Tennille.
** [=GenCorp=] HQ's stunning resemblance to a public library.
* SelfDeprecation: The producers and actors ''loved'' being lampooned.
** The actor who played Matthew Paul ("Pinkboy") was reportedly mad, but director David Giancola blamed it on the alcohol at the viewing party. He's apparently gotten over it, either way.
** George Woodard (J.K. Robertson) said that the episode was "an irritation" because the film "is better than they say it is."[[note]]To be fair, they never say it's a ''bad'' movie. Just an odd, Vermont-centric one. The worst Best Brains said about it was "In fact, the whole movie looks decently competent, like a reasonably experienced community theater troupe on film. This is really too bad; as it stands, ''Time Chasers'' is forgettably bland."[[/note]]
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: Tom sends Crow back in time to 1980s Wisconson in the hopes of preventing Mike from taking the string of temp jobs that would ultimately result in his getting shot into space.
** NiceJobBreakingItHero: When Crow finally convinces Mike to quit temp work (by encouraging him to focus on his rock band Sex Factory), he creates a BadFuture where Mike became famous only to get killed on stage (see GreatWayToGo above), resulting in Mike's sleazy {{Jerkass}} brother Eddie being sent to the SOL instead.
* TakeOurWordForIt: Invoked when Nick and Lisa make a return trip to the future and discover it in supposed ruins.
--> '''Lisa:''' Looks like there was a war!
--> '''Servo''' (as Lisa): You're gonna have to take our word for it, we can't afford to show it!
* TemporalParadox: In order to fix his own mistake, Crow goes back to warn his half-hour-ago self not to change Mike's life. At the end of the episode, Pearl wonders if that means there's another Crow running around in the 1980s; cut to show Crow in a hairnet and apron, "working" at the cheese factory. [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight Nobody seems to notice or care]].
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: Mike Nelson's brother Eddie is played by...Michael J. Nelson.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: No one in the past finds Crow's appearances the slightest bit odd or worth commenting. Taken even further when Crow travels back and confronts his past-self. ("Hey, robot from the future, there's another one of you guys to see you.")
** Justified in that ''everyone'' at the plant seem to be [[TheStoner stoners]].
* WTHCostumingDepartment: [[invoked]] Tom's reaction to Lisa.
-->'''Servo:''' Ugh, two different plaids? I'm a naked robot and even ''I'' know that's a fashion no-no.
* WithLyrics: Servo superimposes the lyrics to soft-rock songs like "At Seventeen" and the theme from {{Film/Arthur}} over the film's easy-listening soundtrack.
* YesMan: Servo is this to Eddie in the alternate reality.
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