Recap: Mystery Science Theater 3000 S 04 E 08 Hercules Unchained

Film watched: Hercules Unchained

The Mystery Science Theater 3000 presentation contains examples of:

  • Genius Bonus: invoked At the title, Servo starts singing, "Oh, Hercules, my darling..."note 
  • It's Been Done: By Steve Allen, no less; Joel invents the Steve-O-Meter which detects whether a given idea has already been thought of by Steve Allen. Turns out Steve already thought of the Steve-O-Meter too.
  • Love Potion: In parody of the film's Waters Of Forgetfulness, Joel and the 'bots partake of the (Bottled) Water Of Forgetfulness, the Carob Shake Of Pretentiousness, the Dairy Queen Blizzard Of Loneliness(I found a quartah!), the Fruit Stripe Gum Of Stability, and the Green Bean And French Onion Casserole Of Happiness.
  • Shaped Like Itself:
    Hercules: I'm so sleepy I can't seem to keep awake!
    Servo: Uh, that'd be the definition of "sleepy".
    • When facing Anteus:
    Ulysses: Iím telling you it must be Anteus, son of the earth goddess!
    Joel: Thatís who he said he was! (For the record, Anteus stated who he was four times, and said he was the son of Poseidon the sea god, too.)
  • The Talk: Crow and Servo try to get Joel to do this, although it's implied that they're just trying to make him feel awkward.