Recap / Mystery Science Theater 3000 S 04 E 04 Teenagers From Outer Space
According to Erma Bombeck, all teenagers are from outer space!
-'nuff said!

"We are the supreme race! We have the supreme weapons!"
—We have the supreme pizzas!

Film watched: Teenagers from Outer Space

The Segments:

  • Joel shocks Tom and Crow every time they say "NBC Mystery Movie". He does it to himself, once, to show he's not a total hypocrite.

Segment 1/Invention Exchange
  • Crow and Tom have invented the scratch-and-sniff report card; private academies get their own variety. The Mads predict a surge in ventriloquist acts through The Nineties, so Dr. Forrester and a retrofitted CPR demonstration dummy perform for the audience.

Segment 2
  • The old grandpa in the movie is far too nice to be believed as a landlord, so Joel and the 'Bots present Reel to Real, showing how renting property in films compares to the reality.

Segment 3
  • Joel jettisons some snacks to the receptacle in space, leading them to perform like an old drive-in theater snack bar advertisement.

Segment 4
  • Crow ponders his place in the universe while Joel and Tom play cards. A skeletal starship flies by the SOL, but it turns out to be really lame after making a fantastic first impression.

Segment 5
  • Joel and the 'Bots present a fall line of slimming interstellar fashion, involving lots of duct tape; Crow is embarrassed by his stint on a fur rug. The first letter writer's mother isn't a fan of the show, while the the second writer's pediatrics team named themselves after Gamera thanks to the show. Dr. Forrester is entertaining Resusci-Annie with some fine wine served by a disturbed Frank.

The Mystery Science Theater 3000 presentation has examples of:

  • Behavioral Conditioning/Harmless Electrocution: Joel uses this on his robots to get them to stop saying "NBC Mystery Movie!" whenever they see a flashlight.
  • Running Gag:
    • "TOR-CHA!"
    • People being trapped in those huge '50s car trunks.
    • Characters singing certain songs to themselves.
  • Speed Sex: When Derek stands up from kissing Betty on the grass, Joel yells "Done!"
  • Take That!:
    Leader: We are the supreme race! We have the supreme weapon!
    Crow: Ah, turn Rush Limbaugh off.