Recap / Mystery Science Theater 3000 S 04 E 06 Attack Of The Giant Leeches

Films watched: Undersea Kingdom and Attack of the Giant Leeches.

This episode contains examples of:

  • Actor Allusion: Intentionally invoked or not, when Ray "Crash" Corrigan starts swinging on ropes the guys accompany it with ape noises. Corrigan was most famous as an Ape-suit performer.
  • Acceptable Targets: Invoked with the lots of hick jokes, and in Dave's case, fat jokes.
  • Call-Back: Joel accidentally left the Holoclowns from last episode on for three weeks, which cause the clowns to go crazy.
  • Companion Cube: After the Undersea Kingdom short, Crow claims not to have been affected by being blindsided by a short, only to call attention to his Billy action figure. He has the doll in the rest of the host segments.
  • Emo Teen: Joel's invention turns Servo into one.
  • Fashion-Victim Villain: Invoked by Joel and the bots when they discuss this trope during one of the sketches.
  • Hormone-Addled Teenager: Joel's invention turns Servo into one.
  • The Insomniac: As Joel himself states, the holoclowns being on for three weeks is making it "hard to sleep at night and [he's] tasting metal".
  • Must Have Caffeine: Tom Servo even has coffee inside his gumball-head.
  • Notable Original Music: "Danger to Ourselves and Others"
  • They Killed Kenny Again: TV's Frank gets all of his blood sucked out of his body by Patches the Leech.
  • You Won't Feel a Thing:
    Dr. Forrester: Now this leech [snip] when applied to the neck or head area, will suck any desire to smoke out of Frank.
    Frank: [loudly protests]
    Dr. Forrester: But this won't hurt a bit.
    • The leech, of course, turns into a Brick Joke at the end. Frank didn't do so well.