Recap / Mystery Science Theater 3000 S 04 E 09 The Indestructible Man

Films watched: Undersea Kingdom Chapter 2 and The Indestructible Man

The Mystery Science Theater 3000 presentation of The Indestructible Man has examples of:

  • Donut Mess with a Cop: Utilized so many times that in the final host segment, Joel, Servo and Crow agreed to sign an affidavit swearing that they would not make any more cop/donut jokes again.
    • Also done in real life by the Brains.
  • Not So Stoic: Another one of the few instances where Joel becomes angry and impatient. It occurs during a very long and very boring dinner date between a stripper and the detective.
  • Repeat After Me: When Joel reads the affidavit to not use any more cop & donut jokes:
    Joel: I, state your name...
    Tom/Crow: I, state your name... (giggle)
    Joel: (irritated) Oh you guys, cut that out! That's just as bad as doing donut jokes!

The Mystery Science Theater 3000 presentation of Undersea Kingdom has examples of:

  • Call-Back: "Hurry, Diana!", as heard in future experiments. Or, more specifically, "DOOOOOYYYYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNN!"
  • Left Hanging: Not only do they not view the next chapter of the serial, they don't even make it to the end of this chapter; halfway through the film just abruptly cuts off in mid-scene and the end card appears, and Servo delivers a quiet and sarcastic "Well, how about that?"
  • Most Annoying Sound: In-Universe, Joel and the Bots clearly consider Billy's shout "DOOOOOYYYYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNN!" to be this.
  • Notable Original Music: "Hey! It's the Undersea Kingdom for you and for me / Where the men are in dresses..."
  • Pepper Sneeze: During the "Undersea Kingdom" parade, Gypsy sneezes when the Pepper float passes under her, causing Tom Servo to burst into flames.