[[caption-width-right:350:...not in so many words.]]

-> Dig this ''[[GratuitousFrench mes amis]]'': Your ''[[AirQuotes average Joe]]'' has never seen a film like today's experiment. Your ''[[AirQuotes average person]]'' on the street has not even begun to conceptualize the horror which is your experiment today Mr. ''[[AirQuotes Joel Average]]''. I give to you, ''[[AirQuotes Manos]]: The Hands of Fate''.
-->-- '''Dr. Forrester'''

-> ''"[[{{Understatement}} You know, there are certain flaws in this film.]]"''
-->-- '''Tom Servo'''

'''Films watched: ''Film/{{Hired}} '' (Part 2) and ''Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate'''''

When the crew at Best Brains discovered ''Manos'', they thought about '''not''' riffing the film at first, as the crew considered the film '''too strange'''. Eventually, the group decided to go through with it under the idea that they must expose the world to ''Manos''. [[VindicatedByCable The episode has since become one of the show's most famous episodes.]]

It is freely available on the official channel [[https://youtu.be/Pbzkn4Wce-A here]].

!!The Segments:
* Joel reprogrammed the Bots to praise him all the time. He soon has second thoughts after feeling hollow from the compliments.

[[AC:Segment 1]]
* The Bots return to their normal selves after some adjustments. The Mads present the Chocolate Bunny Guillotine, with Frank as the executioner. Joel meanwhile present the Cartuner, a device that merges bland comics into funnier gestalts.

[[AC:Segment 2]]
* Joel attempts at a driving sketch with Gypsy, Crow and Servo. Despite tears and suffering, the two bots try to continue performing, but their unprofessionalism causes Gypsy to walk off. Frank calls up to apologize for the film, but is greeted by a disgusted Joel.

[[AC:Segment 3]]
* Influenced by Torgo's thighs, Joel and the Bots speculate on their own exaggerated features.

[[AC:Segment 4]]
* Joel comes up the bridge dressed as the Master. Servo criticizes his costume and Crow, dressed as a hellhound, joins in. Dr. Forrester also calls the SOL apologizing for the film.

[[AC:Segment 5]]
* The Bots attempt to cheer Joel up by reenacting the lingerie brawl from ''Manos''. The Mads get their pizza from Torgo's Pizza, with horrible results.

!! The ''Mystery Science Theater 3000'' presentation of ''Hired (Part 2)'' contains examples of the following tropes:
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
-->'''Mr. Warren:''' The first thing Harry drilled into me -
-->'''Crow:''' - [[HoYay was Harry!]]
-->'''Joel:''' ''(dismayed)'' Ohhhh...
** Even a few minutes before that
-->'''Mr. Warren's father:''' He worked that hard with every man he ever hired
-->'''Crow:''' He got sent to jail for it.
* IHaveYourWife: A suggested selling technique.
-->'''Joel:''' Now, if you wanna see your daughter again you'll do as I.....
* OddlyNamedSequel2ElectricBoogaloo: The TropeNamer.
-->'''Tom''': ''Hired! 2: Electric Boogaloo''.
* PreviouslyOn: "Previous on ''Hired''."
* ShoutOut: Servo [[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail confuses third and fifth placement]] when Mr. Warren is listing tips at the end of the short.
* WontTakeYesForAnAnswer: Servo and Crow took issue with Mr. Warren rebuking a salesman's technique despite it ultimately being successful.
-->'''Servo:''' BUT HE BOUGHT THE CAR!

!! The ''Mystery Science Theater 3000'' presentation of ''Manos'' contains examples of the following tropes:
* AirQuotes: When introducing ''Manos'' to the SOL crew, Dr. Forrester makes several air finger quotes, mocking the title being ''"Manos" The Hands of Fate''.
* AmbiguouslyBi: When Torgo delivers the pizza, he briefly attempts to grope Frank the same way he touched Margaret and The Master's wives.
* AsideGlance: Torgo's quick and abrupt close-ups during his early scenes are treated as this trope in action, since he appears to be glancing at the audience over the couple's bickering.
-->'''Servo:''' Oh, these two.
* Analysis/BreakingCharacter: Tom and Crow [[BreakTheCutie wind up doing this]] during the driving sketch because of the "Manos" driving footage.
* BrickJoke: Torgo forgot the drinks in his car when he delivers the pizza at the end of the episode. He leaves to get them. [[{{Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S05E08OperationDouble007}} Eight episodes later]], he finally returns with their drinks.
* CharacterFilibuster[=/=]MotorMouth: During one of the film's long driving sequences, Servo starts riffing in a female college student's voice:
-->"So, so, I told Gary that I was ''going'' on this vacation, so he goes, 'Well, then I'm goin' hunting with Jeff next weekend.' Well, that's when we were at Nye's[[note]][[http://www.startribune.com/local-landmark-nye-s-polonaise-room-to-close-next-year/284399951/#1 Nye's Polonaise Room]], a longtime Minneapolis piano bar that closed in 2016[[/note]], and then Lou sang '[[Music/{{ABBA}} Fernando]]', and then Gary--oh, he sings so good. You should meet Jeff sometime. Do you like Music/BarryManilow songs? I know the farmers need rain, but when it's damp like this, my hair just explodes--just ex-puh-''lodes''! Oooh, I'm feelin' kinda gassy; [[UsefulNotes/McDonalds McNuggets]], y'know, they make me so gassy, all that grease and all. It really helps if you drink eight to ten glasses of water a day; did you know that? Sometimes I drink five; sometimes I drink nine just to make up for the other three I didn't drink. Oh, coffee and diet drinks don't count either. Y'know, this is pretty country, isn't it? Y'know, it's really kind of a blessing in disguise that I didn't get accepted to college, yeah. You know, I'm gonna have to revise my twenty-year plan, but--oh, did I tell you about my twenty-year plan? Okay, well, okay, listen here. In year one, this is the year when I'm going to take off those extra seven pounds--you know, that's equal to seven pounds of butter, huh-huh! So it's like I'm wearing seven pounds of butter, ha-ha! And, uh--oh, oh, where was I? Oh, oh, yeah. So my aunt and uncle here, they celebrated their twentieth anniversary, and my uncle wanted to sing, uh, '[[Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof Sunrise, Sunset]]'--he wanted ''me'' to sing that, and I haven't sung that since Cindy's wedding, and, well, she never thanked me for that--well, I'm still--uh, well, y'know, she's probably really busy and all, but..."
* ContinuityNod: During one of the host segments, the Bots break down sobbing, and Joel tries to lift their spirits:
-->'''Joel:''' Come on, you guys, [[StayFrosty stay frosty]]! We survived ''Film/MonsterAGoGo'', we can survive this!
** At one point during the riffing, Servo starts singing the theme song to ''Film/CatalinaCaper'' and [[Film/TimeOfTheApes the Sandy Frank Song]].
** ''Film/SantaClausConquersTheMartians'' ("Torgo, you're the laziest man on Mars!") also gets a callback.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment:
--> '''Torgo:''' "There is no way out of here. It'll be dark soon. There is no way out of here."
--> '''Joel''' ''(as Torgo)''''':''' "It'll be dark soon."
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Both of the Mads feel compelled to ''apologize'' to Joel and the Bots for making them watch this. Rather odd, since the show's entire premise (and the Mads' goal) is to find a movie that will drive people insane... but once you've seen the movie, you understand.
* ExcusePlot: Referenced; during the scene where The Master's various harem members fight each other, Tom observes this is probably the main reason why the film was made.
* GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger: The Master does this -- and the MST crew give it a perfectly-timed riff.
-->'''Tom''': '''''PULL''' my finger!!''
* LeaveTheCameraRunning: [[{{In-universe}} Background variant]]: Cambot accidentally keeps the "Manos" driving footage going when Officer Gypsy had "pulled over" Joel and the bots during the driving sketch.
* MergingMachine: Joel's "Cartuner" invention, which "takes stodgy, ambiguous cartoons like ''ComicStrip/MarkTrail'' and mixes them with stiflingly unfunny cartoons like ''ComicStrip/{{Blondie}}'', puts 'em together, and makes 'em funny!"
-->'''All''': ''[[ComicStrip/{{Ziggy}} [=ZIGGY=]]]'' HAD ''[[ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} GARFIELD]]'' '''NEUTERED?''' NOW '''THAT'S''' FUNNY!!''
* NotSoStoic: As in ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S02E08LostContinent Lost Continent]]'', typically laid back Joel is driven to scream "DO SOMETHING!" during one particularly interminable {{Leave The Camera Running}} scene.
* OffWithHisHead: The Mads' invention is a "chocolate bunny guillotine".
-->'''Dr. Forrester''': You have stolen painted eggs in a time of famine. Off with her head, Frank!
-->'''Servo''': (''sobbing'') What about the pardon from Fanny Farmer?
-->'''Crow''': His only crime was BEING BORN DELICIOUS!
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Upbeat, friendly, nice guy Joel loses his patience during one endless scene's awkward silence, and demands the cast do something.
* RunningGag: In the beginning when the movie takes a long time to get its plot in motion: "So.... ''Manos, The Hands of Fate''."
** Making fun of the strange way Torgo talks.
* SayMyName: The title is spoken loudly and in anguish after just a brief exposure to the film.
* ShoutOut:
** During one of the skits, there's a subtle parody of ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'' when Frank, after apologizing for the awfulness of the film, encourages Joel, Tom, and Crow to keep playing.[[note]]For those who don't get it, it's referencing the scene where George returns home after failing to find the check, eventually snaps at his family, and then immediately apologizes. He tries getting his daughter, Janie, to resume playing the piano, but she's too terrified to do so.[[/note]]
** Before that, Tom and Crow briefly channel Creator/BillPaxton when they call the film "a bug hunt" and cry, "[[Film/{{Aliens}} Game over, man! Game over!]]"
* SpitTake: "You know, it's been two hours but this pizza's still pretty warm!"
-->'''"Torgo":''' They always do that.
* {{Squick}}: {{In-universe}}, Joel and the Bots were not happy to see little Debbie dressed as a wife.
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Early in the film, Crow makes a prediction:
-->'''Crow''': Joel, this is going to turn into a snuff film!\\
'''Joel''': Oh, the Mads wouldn't do this. This is ''not'' a snuff film, I guarantee it.
* WeWantOurJerkBack: The episode begins with Joel having installed "protocol modules" in the Bots to make them believe everything Joel says or does is brilliant. Their incessant sucking up forces Joel to remove the modules during the first break.
->'''Makeout Girl:''' [[TheStinger Why don't you guys leave us alone?]]