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.