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Recap: Mystery Science Theater 3000 S 03 E 16 Gamera Vs Zigra
Film watched: Gamera Vs Zigra

This is one of the nine Sandy Frank Japanese films originally used for a KTMA episode that was riffed again a few years later on Comedy Central.

The season three version provides examples of:

The KTMA version provides examples of:

  • Casting Gag: Servo mocks the way one character laughs by comparing it to Dr. Erhardt's laugh. Erhardt and Servo were both played by Josh Weinstein.
  • Continuity Nod: Crow has finally thawed out from the previous episodes where he was frozen to be the SOL's Christmas tree.
  • He Who Must Not Be Seen: Dr. Forrester and Dr. Erhardt could be seen during the show's opening theme song and occasionally as a still within the show, but they did not appear in person within the show itself until this episode averted this.
  • Running Gag: Whenever Joel or Crow compares Zigra's ship to a gumball machine, Servo will immediately try to throw in something to make the comparison seem like a good thing.


"Big shot! Just who does he think he is? Huh? Hotel manager, indeed. I showed him!... Huh?"
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