Recap / Mystery Science Theater 3000 S 04 E 14 Tormented

Film watched: Tormented

The Segments:

  • Tom and Crow have built another fort, this time up in the ventilation ducts. Gypsy's far too big to fit inside, though.

Segment 1/Invention Exchange
  • Joel reverse-engineered the See & Say toy to create the Aunt Catherine Wheel, to help children learn about extended family. Frank sports the Drinking Jacket, which comes with liquor-hiding pockets and is covered in its own DTs.

Segment 2
  • Joel is suddenly dangling from the ceiling by one arm and pleads with the 'Bots to save him. Blackmail swiftly ensues.

Segment 3
  • Joel asks the 'Bots who are some singers they would like to see fall from a lighthouse, acting them out with little dolls. Kenny Rogers was bad enough to be recommended twice.

Segment 4
  • Tom and Crow use Vi's talking head routine on Joel, but he just takes their bodies and walks off in response.

Segment 5
  • Driven to despair by the film's bleak tone, Joel gets everyone singing a happy song to combat it. Frank joins in with a song about how he's gonna be best friends with the 'Bots, and Dr. Forrester retaliates with a live grenade.

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