Recap / Mystery Science Theater 3000 S 04 E 23 Bride Of The Monster
I wonder where she's registered.

Films watched: Hired! (short) Part 1 and Bride of the Monster

The Segments

  • Joel connects a machine to Crow's brain to see what he dreams about.

Segment 1/Invention Exchange
  • Frank and Dr. Forrester are having a fight, giving the Mads the perfect opportunity to demonstrate their Tough Love Seat. Joel and the Bots have Microwave Faith Popcorn, predicting all of the trends of the future.

Segment 2
  • Joel and the Bots perform "Hired! The Musical".

Segment 3
  • Joel, Crow, and Tom begin by discussing the octopus from the film. Somehow the conversation wanders to cold tater tots and olive loaf. Everyone is grossed out and confused.

Segment 4
  • Willy the Waffle returns, this time to defend advertising. Willy the Waffle blurts out "knew your father, I did", one of 'Mr.' B. Natural's lines.

Segment 5
  • Cambot re-edits the ending of the movie so it makes more sense, with Joel and the Bots playing Bela’s part. The Mads pretend to be Bela and Tor. Frank is disturbed.

The MST3K presentation of Bride of the Monster features:

The MST3K presentation of Hired Part 1 features:

  • All Musicals Are Adaptations: Hired! The Musical
  • Angry Mob Song: "Can't you see we're trying to tell you NO!"
  • Artistic License – Economics: "Uncle Sam's gonna need cars! Why, selling Chevrolets is gonna help the war effort! Don't ya see, Dad? Come on everybody!"
  • B.S.O.D. Song: "Zeroes... Zeroes... None of my salesmen / has ever sold a car..."
  • Failure Is the Only Option:
    Servo: I'd like to make a sale, but what can I do? I'm gonna be a failure just like yoooou, dad!
    Crow: Like me?
    Servo: That's right! I'm gonna be a failure just like yoooooooooou!
  • Gecko Ending: Joel and the 'Bots make up an ending of their own after Part 1, since they don't see Part 2 of Hired! until the next episode. They come up with something involving World War II breaking out.
    • Also counts as No Ending because they get interrupted by the Commercial Sign before they could finish. They are understandably disappointed.
  • Hello, [Insert Name Here]:
    Tom (as Jimmy): Um, "Hello sir or madam..."
  • Ho Yayinvoked: Joel and the 'bots imply this about Mr. Warren and Jimmy.
  • "I Am Becoming" Song: "I'd like to make a sale, but what can I do? I'm gonna be a failure just like you, Dad!"
  • "I Am" Song: He's Hired, and nobody can deny that.
  • Notable Original Music: Again, "Hired! The Musical"
    I got a job today! (He's hired!)
    I'm selling Chevrolets! (He's hired!)
    I'm taking home good pay...
    I just got hired!
  • Previously On: As the short was broken up into two segments, this trope was given a minor spoof.
    Crow: Previously on Hired!
  • Running Gag: Joel and the Bots pointing out that Jimmy really should have an actual car to show.
  • Left the Background Music On
    Servo: (as one of Jimmy's potential customers) Could ya turn down the music?! I can't hear a word you're saying!
  • Special Edition: When Shout! Factory rereleased "Manos" The Hands of Fate, not only was the original second half of Hired! on here, they actually fused both parts together and released it as a bonus feature, just because they could.