Joel sands the sides of Tom's head down, making it perfectly cylindrical. Then he goes a little bonkers selling Tom additional "hair"-care products.
Segment 1/Invention Exchange
Gypsy ate Joel's first invention (the Mexican Jumping Bean-Bag Chair), so he produced an adding machine which prints out candy strips instead, to make taxes fun. The Mads combine a foosball table with good ol' H2O to create water polo.
In preparation for the film's political commentary, Joel gives the 'Bots a lesson on the Cold War. Bet you didn't know just how many beloved 50s puppets and animation stars were involved.
A parody quiz game called Civil Defense Quiz Bowl, where all the contestants wrap themselves in tinfoil. The final round is "Fallout Elimination".
Just as the US and Soviet Union had their space race, so too did the Soviets also send a man and his two robot pals — in this case, cosmonaut Sari Andropoli with two inoperable 'bots — into space. His sense of humor is lacking.
The SOL crew can't stop speaking their grievances with the film over each other, but a deep breath later, they go on a long tirade. The fan letter, including a photo of a stuffed bunny, doesn't improve the mood.
The Mystery Science Theater 3000 presentation includes examples of:
Big Applesauce: Invoked verbatim by Crow, who says the Russians are going to turn the Big Apple into Big Applesauce.
Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: invoked The blind man walking a few seconds, then saying in monotone "Help me." According to the Episode Guide, Best Brains became so obsessed with that bizarre little moment it became the first Stinger.
Joel: And then there's the glorious ending where the entire center of New York City explodes - except for the perimeters - and all we learn is that we're supposed to live in the suburbs, not in the city!
Expository Hairstyle Change: Tom Servo gets a "haircut" resulting in his dome being replaced with a clear cylinder. The new look only lasts for two episodes.
According to Best Brains, it was to reduce the amount of space taken up by Servo in the theater. They decided they liked "Classic" Servo better. Oddly, even during this episode, Servo is less than pleased with his "haircut", scoffing at Joel's remark he looks like one of the members of Kid 'N' Play.
Trying to place orders at the cafe in Moscow while the floor show is going on.
Parodying the narrator, especially during long scenes with nothing but Russian dialogue. This culminates in the scene where the Soviet leaders order an attack on New York being narrated as them making Prank Calls.