"He tampered in God's domain." Explanation Said, in a somewhat garbled manner, of Bela Lugosi's scientist character. Became a running gag in other MST3K movie scenes where other mad scientists would meet their end.
"How much Keefe is in this movie?" "Miles O'Keefe!"Explanation A play on the starring actor's name.
The Sampo! Explanation The Sampo is a Finnish mythological device which creates an endless supply of grain, salt, and gold. This translated movie has it as the center of the quest, but glosses over what it actually does.
The words that Joel and the bots sing to the music at Lemminkäinen's wedding..
Watch out for snakes! Explanation An obviously and oddly dubbed-in line seemingly only put in the movie to make some stock footage of snakes fit. Joel and the Bots get quite confused at who the heck is supposed to be saying it.
Sing it with me now! "This is the song written for the train chase, this is the chase, Rocky and Ken. HE TRIIIIIEEEDDDD TO KILL ME WITH A FORKLIFT...! Explanation A song sung to the not-so-thrilling chase music of the movie.
"Whenever I sing, I sing." Explanation A lame song that the mechanic main character sings throughout the movie and inexplicably becomes a smash hit. Would be brought up in repetitive music moments in other MST3K films
"They took out the Hitler building!" Explanation Actual World War II footage was used in this movie's battle scenes, including a shot where a building with a large Hitler poster is displayed. Kind of a tasteless thing to put in your movie.
"He learned too late that man is a feeling creature and because of this the greatest in the universe..." Explanation Peter Graves' ending speech. Was repeated several times at the end of the show to kill time.
"Rock climbing, Joel." Explanation An incredibly long and boring scene of the leads climbing a canyon wall. Would be brought up in other MST-ings as a sign that things are getting repetitive.
The show's treatment of Pod People spawned the famous "Potato Soliloquy". Explanation Crow does an Emo Phillips/Elephant Man impression while Trumpy, an ALF looking alien checks out the things in the kids room, apparently looking for something to eat.
And puts thumb and index in the OK position IT STINKS! Explanation A main character's sarcastic reaction to a song performed in the movie. Would be used as a call back to any appearance of the A-OK hand gesture.
Trumpy, you can do stupid things! Explanation Trumpy the Alien's magical powers are... unimpressive.
Beastmaster? Ringo? Axel? Sinead? Chief? McCloud! Explanation Joel and the bots reaction to people shouting out the names of whoever they're looking for in the scene is to rattle off pop-culture references, ending with a reference to McCloud
Are pumas known for their whining?Explanation Puma Man is constantly outclassed by his Native American sidekick.
Every great hero just wants to be left alone!
I get this way when I sense danger. Explanation Mentioned once in the start, then followed throughout by a number of times where Puma Man notably fails to sense impending danger. Tom Servo is happy to point it out.
"Your weapons have no effect on me!" Explanation The Prince of Space seems to take a little too much glee in No Selling any enemy attacks.
Each! Of! You! Will! Enter! A! Space! Capsule! Explanation The scientists the Prince rescues constantly ask him "What?" whenever he tells them what to do, leading Tom to say "Oh, for crying... EACH! OF! YOU! WILL!..."
TUSK! Explanation Over the tribal chants that play during the credits, Mike and the Bots sing an impressive medley of songs that fit the rhythm, tied together by shouts of TUSK!, a reference to Fleetwood Mac
You is a wurwilf/warwelf/worwilf/waerweilf! Explanation No character in the movie seems to give "werewolf" the standard English pronunciation.
"Where did the rubber band go!?!?" Explanation A marriage counselor uses a stretching rubber band to illustrate the psychological difference between two kids not ready for marriage. When the thing snaps, those kids seem genuinely confused as to what has happened.
A Date With Your Family
"Dad, I had a feeling today." "Well, DON'T, son." Explanation Mike and Tom supply the dialogue for a silent conversation Dad and Junior have.
"Dinobot has spoken. My rigid grill structure is coming in on your unprotected cargo door." Explanation A Transformer fan accidentally conflagrated a "Dinobot Has Spoken" line with this quip given during an oddly suggestive trucking scene.
We have to mention... Crow: You know you want me, baby!
Nobody understands me baby ... I'm the wind!
Mike broke the Hubble! Mike broke the Hubble!
DEEP HURTING...DEEEEEEEEEP HURTIIIIIIIING~
SANDSTOOORM ... SANDSTOOOOOORM
In a more meta sense, the show help popularize the concept of MSTing itself, though it's been around for years before the show.
Speaking of which, MSTing made "The Long March" palatable, and "The Long March" led to its own fountain of memes, such as (X despite the name), in a reference to "Ashley Montagu (Jewish despite the name)".
All over the world! * Joel did this as an homage to standup comedian Michael Floorwax, who himself became a frequent callback on ESPN's MST3K-like show Cheap Seats. M&TB closed the loop by appearing in Cheap Seats' season two premiere and mocking the hosts' dancing abilities.
Think about it, won't you? Thank you.
Push the button, Frank.
I am the button.
Jack Perkins and Peter Graves even more than they were before.
Jack Perkins' main feature, according to this show, is his tendency towards trailing off his monologues with long rambling anecdotes—Perkins has never done this in real life, but to hear MST fans talk you'd never know it.