Film watched: ''TrackOfTheMoonBeast''

->''"The scene in which Johnny names ingredients in his stew quickly became a running gag and one of the writers' favorite moments from the series. Writer Kevin Murphy stated that his world-weary sigh of "onions..." made Johnny Longbow one of the "best" characters they've ever encountered."''
-->--'''[[ Wikipedia]]''' on '''''Track of the Moon Beast'''''

Mike, Servo and Crow prove that the whole silly affair makes for great SnarkBait. Note that, rather improbably, this is actually the ''fourth'' movie the show featured about a guy named Paul turning into a monster, preceded by ''{{The Crawling Hand}}'', ''{{The Projected Man}}'' and ''Film/{{Werewolf}}''. Shares many odd similarities with ''Werewolf'', in fact - guy named Paul, Southwestern US, Native American folklore, ditzy girlfriend...

!!Tropes present in the MysteryScienceTheater3000 presentation:

* AreYouPonderingWhatImPondering: After Longbow's slideshow presentation of the lizard myth:
--> '''Longbow:''' I know what you're thinking...
--> '''Servo:''' I'm boring and my slideshow eats.
* BreadEggsMilkSquick: Mike adds "... hair" to Johnny's recipe.
** Servo precedes the list with "Velveeta, rattlesnake...."
* ClicheStorm: Played with in-universe. Mike's take on "The Band That Played California Lady." Every troubled rock band issue you can think of shows up.
* DeepFriedWhatever: Crow and Servo order an [[ onion blossomer]], and proceed to blossom and deep-fry everything in sight, including a bowling ball, a caulking gun, and Mike's wallet. Crow and Mike then deep-fry Servo's head. Servo complains at first, [[ITasteDelicious but then finds that he tastes delicious]].
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything, DoubleEntendre: Quite a few are made about Johnny Longbone.
** "She gets off the ground saying 'What happened?' a ''lot''."
* DontExplainTheJoke: Following the lengthy explanation of the prank:
-->'''Kathy:''' Am I forgiven?\\
'''Crow:''' Only if you stop explaining it!
* EpicFail: The prank in the movie was pretty pathetic, but here, Mike doesn't even really react. Crow, however, completely falls apart over what he perceives as a needlessly cruel prank (while Mike continues to sit there quietly).
-->'''Crow:''' I hate myself.
* HeyItsThatGuy: Mike spots [[WheresWaldo Waldo]] in the crowd watching The Band That Played California Lady play "California Lady."
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: "How do you light your own back on fire?"
* {{Mondegreen}}: The gang loves calling him "Longbone", with plenty of DoubleEntendre jokes.
* RunningGag: Johnny's stew and "California Lady" both get mocked savagely throughout the movie.
* SanitySlippage: After the prank (like in the movie) goes wrong.
* SexEqualsLove
-->'''Crow''': And they proceed to ''do it'' because they love each other!
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: Mike gives us a complete summation of the meteoric rise and meteoric-er fall of The Band That Played California Lady in a sketch parodying VH1's ''Behind the Music''.
* WunzaPlot: "He's a cop. He's a rabbi. They're cops. Except for the rabbi."

[[TheStinger "Moon rock? Oh wow."]]