Recap / Mystery Science Theater 3000 S 05 E 15 Wild World Of Batwoman

Film watched: Cheating (short) and The Wild World of Batwoman

This episode was released on DVD by Rhino Entertainment.

The MST3K treatment of Cheating has examples of:

  • Disproportionate Retribution: Cheating is bad. note 
  • Driven to Suicide: Early in the short, right after John gets a phone call informing him he's been kicked off the student council, he wanders despondent into the next room and Tom supplies a gunshot sound.
  • Epic Fail: Crow shows how bad John is at doing homework.
    Crow: (as Mary, exasperated) John, this is geography!
  • Hot for Student:
    Narrator: Was there a shadow of doubt in Ms. Granby's face as she looked at you?
    Crow: Or was it lust?
  • Kick the Dog: The riffers seem really upset when Mary gives in and helps John cheat.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: Joked about when Johnny gets caught cheating on a test.
    Tom Servo: Fortunately, your mob ties will get you off, Johnny.
  • Serious Business: Apparently, the high school student council is a cut-throat political machine:
    Servo: "You've made some powerful enemies, son."

The MST3K presentation of The Wild World of Batwoman has examples of: