Recap / Mystery Science Theater 3000 S 02 E 06 Ring Of Terror
The Phantom Creeps
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Ring of Terror The MST3K treatment provides examples of: Accentuate the Negative: Joel asks Crow and Servo to say a good thing about the movie and they'll get a RAM chip. Neither can think of anything and just point out plot holes in the film. After giving a RAM chip to Gypsy, Joel does it for them: "The only good thing about the movie was that it was really short!" And Now For Something Completely Different: This is the only episode of the whole series to have the movie first and the short last. It's also the only episode to begin with movie sign immediately after the theme song, though it's a prank by Tom and Crow. Tom Servo is still sporting his "haircut" which he first got in the previous episode. This is the last episode which would feature this design. Autopsy Snack Time: Parodied. During one of the host segments, Joel munches an apple while dissecting a vacuum cleaner. Call Back: " Lewis Charles Moffett, feared not", as heard in and other episodes. Master Ninja Getting Crap Past the Radar: The following exchange. Tiny: Well I almost made it to 36 inches. See? Crow: Good. Now, about your waist. All over the place in this one. Sorority Girl: It's about to get sticky in here. (Joel reins in Crow and Servo before they can say anything) Moffit
: Still sore from last night?
(talking about standing his girlfriend up; Servo coughs loudly)
Girl, to friends: I was never so bored in my life. Joel: Did you touch it? Here We Go Again: Ring of Terror opens and closes with a shot of the camera approaching a gate. Joel and the bots lament that the movie is starting over. Memetic Mutation: The Amazing Colossal Guide notes that no one remembers this episode ever being done, including the cast, crew and fans. Running Gag: How the students on campus look older than college-aged, which Joel and the bots take to ridiculous extremes, painting them more as senior citizens. Saying something about a tuffet every time Mr. Moffitt's name is said. Satan: Riffed twice in the film: First, Joel pretends a snake is Satan ("This is what happens when you have sex before marriage."), and at the end, that the cat is Satan ("I'm Satan. I did it, and I'm proud!"). Shout-Out: During the autopsy scene, a close-up of a skeleton leads to this riff: Your Princess Is in Another Castle: Joel and the 'bots rejoice over the shortness of the movie, only for the mads to drop a short film on them.