Recap: Mystery Science Theater 3000 S 03 E 22 Master Ninja

- Joel Robinson

Film watched: Master Ninja

MST3K writer Paul Chaplin noted in the Amazing Colossal Episode Guide:
"All told, we covered four hour-long episodes of this show. Of those, two plots involve small towns in America's heartland ruled by vicious, murderous industrialists working hand in hand with El Salvador-style police. Understand, I too have misgivings about unfettered capitalism. I'm just not sure this kind of thing exist. I think it's Hollywood's idea of the Midwest. I may be wrong. If any of our viewers know of places where shopping-mall developers routinely kill until their semi-secret graveyards are filled to bursting, I'd like to hear about it. If you yourself live in a town like that, for God's sake let us know! Maybe MST can help."

The Segments:

  • Crow shows off his muscle car to everyone else.

Segment 1

Segment 2
  • Crow tells Joel and Servo his conspiracy theory on the van Pattens and their evil plan to take over the entertainment industry by getting cast in movies and TV.

Segment 3
  • Servo and Crow fight as ninjas, but Joel jumps into the fray as a typical American. Gypsy also joins as... Gigi.

Segment 4
  • Joel shows of his line of gag nunchaku, which leads to a contest for more ideas.

Segment 5
  • The Bots start sing the "Master Ninja Theme Song" while Joel reads a letter from the USS Missouri, thanking them for the entertainment during the Gulf War. Frank soon smothers Dr. Forrester. The "Master Ninja Theme Song" continues to the credits.

This episode contained the following tropes: