Recap / Mystery Science Theater 3000 S 02 E 05 Rocket Attack USA

Films watched: The Phantom Creeps (Film Serial) Chapter 2 and Rocket Attack USA

This is the first MST3K episode to include a stinger at the end of the episode.

The Segments:

  • 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.

Segment 2
  • 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.

Segment 3
  • A parody quiz game called Civil Defense Quiz Bowl, where all the contestants wrap themselves in tinfoil. The final round is "Fallout Elimination".

Segment 4
  • 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.

Segment 5
  • 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.

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