[[caption-width-right:350:A film by Creator/IngmarBergman]]
Film watched: ''Film/GodzillaVsMegalon"
Joel and the bots make fun of a Godzilla Movie that wasn't meant to be a Godzilla Movie.
The shot of Godzilla's [[RunningGag awe-inspiring]] tail-slide dropkick to Megalon would be incorporated in the show's opening credits for three seasons (3-5).
* Joel and the Bots introduce an array of household tips, special guests and other stories to be seen later.
* For this week's Invention Exchange, Joel and the Bots dress up in last minute costumes, as a movie theater floor, a FaceOnAMilkCarton and Jiffy Pop. The Mads also get in to the action, with Dr. Forrester as a foosball goalie and Frank as [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Geordi La Forge]].
* While Crow and Servo look at incriminating Polaroids, they distract a nosy Joel with their own "monster creations".
* The SOL proudly presents: ''Rex Dart, Eskimo Spy!''
* While shooting a commercial for their new popping corn, Orville Redenbacher and grandson take a dark turn to a family squabble.
* Joel upgrades the two Bots with new arms, Crow having a lobster arm and Servo a flamethrower. They soon play a subtitled version of the Jet Jaguar song and read letters. Meanwhile Frank cries over ''[[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1 Super Mario Bros.]]''
!!The [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]] version provided examples of:
* CallBack: During the first kidnap attempt, Crow tosses out a [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S01E04WomenOfThePrehistoricPlanet "HI-KEEBA!"]]
* CallForward: TheStinger, a replay of the scene where Godzilla jumps into the water, is StockFootage from ''[[Film/EbirahHorrorOfTheDeep Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster]]'', which would be featured in [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S02E13GodzillaVsTheSeaMonster the very next episode]].[[note]]Joel waving Godzilla on makes the scene even funnier.[[/note]]
* CombatCommentator: Joel and the Bots play this role when Godzilla and Jet Jaguar take on Megalon and Gigan.
* FaceOnAMilkCarton: Tom Servo's makeshift Halloween costume during the invention exchange.
-->'''Servo:''' Have you seen me?
* GagSub: Jet Jaguar's theme song is given one.
* IHaveNoSon: During the Orville Redenbacher commercial sketch, Crow (playing Orville) expresses a desire to disown his grandson (played by Servo) when the latter insults him.
* RunningGag: The constant cracks about Hiroshi wearing Wayne Newton's jacket.
** Everyone's hate of the laboratory stairs.
** The horrible, screeching dub on younger brother.
** The Seatopian Priest-King guy & his ridiculous outfit (complete with goofy CampGay Broadway/fashion-type references) and his resemblance to Tim Conway's ''Dorf''.
** The Seatopian henchman being Creator/OscarWilde & Music/LucianoPavarotti. Especially heavy on the former.
** Crow speaking as Megalon in the manner of a Broadway/Vegas showman.
--->'''Crow:'''(as Megalon during his big entrance) [[DevelopingDoomedCharacters All right, forget everything you've seen until now.]] [[JustHereForGodzilla That's right, it's time for the headliner! For my first trick, I will use an ordinary metropolitan city...]]
** Joel and the Bots sing the ''Anime/SpeedRacer'' theme during the first chase sequence, they soon change the words to ''Mach Go Go Go''!
** "Hey! [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey HAL]] is reading your lips!"
** "Look out, [[Film/TheLoveBug Herbie]]!"
* StylisticSuck: The ''Rex Dart, Eskimo Spy'' intro in the third/fourth host segment.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Apart from the [[OverusedRunningGag awe-inspiring tail-slide dropkick]], parodied during the final fight, with Joel and the Bots serving as a commentary team and treating the fight like a professional wrestling tag match, complete with admonishments for Godzilla using a foreign object (a tree).
--> '''Crow:''' He's got a tree! He's got a tree! That's not the Godzilla we know, [[FaceHeelTurn he's fighting dirty]]!
->'''Godzilla''': ''([[TheStinger leaps from a cliff to the sea]])''