Original Work: Code Name Diamond Head
Short: "A Day At The Fair
During the host segments, Magic Voice presents the bots with what life would be like if Mike were replaced with other questionable celebrities.
- Call Back: Crow's "mother" gets thrown out with the trash.
- Cowboy Cop: Implied (and lampooned): "Dammit, security guard, this is not your personal war!"
- Hey, It's That Guy!: Mike and the 'bots actually say this in relation to Eric Braeden.
- Quite a lot of attention is also given to the fact that the villain is Lovejoy.
- It's a Wonderful Plot: The bots learn what it would be like if Mike weren't the bland, nice guy that he is.
- Jerk Ass: The not-so-nice version of Mike that Magic Voice shows in one of her scenarios to make the 'bots appreciate the real Mike. (He's a bullying freak in a Boy Scout uniform, abusing Crow and Servo because they didn't finish their sodas. Oddly, his Wisconsin accent is much more pronounced, too.)
- Neat Freak / Terrified of Germs: The Mads become this in the opening in response to the situation on the Satellite of Love (see below).
- Paper-Thin Disguise: Assumed by the villain. Evidently the characters in the film aren't quite so astute as Mike and the 'bots, since the pathetic mustache and wig actually fool everyone.
- Pilot Movie: Painfully so.
Servo: It's so poignant the way they're trying to set up the series!
- Running Gag: Lovejoy, plenty of Hawaii Five-O references too.
- The riffers refuse to accept the more mundane settings as actually being in Hawaii.
- The riffers also frequently comment on what would have been running on TV at the same time as the movie.
- The soundtrack gets a good drubbing—since the "action music" is a weird, sprightly bassoon/flute number that would be more at home in a wacky European comedy. (At one point Mike superimposes a sped-up version of "The Boy from Ipanema" over the tune.)
- Actor Eric Braeden's Hey, It's That Guy! status is brought up continually as the riffers try to figure out where they know him from.
Mike (as Eric Braeden): What the hell was I in? I know I know me....
Crow: Now back to Code Name Diamond Head, starring...that one guy.
- The riffers take the code "Aunt Mary" literally (as if Tree is being tracked by somebody's elderly aunt).
- Something Person: The airport security guard, as he whips off his jacket and pursues Tree.
Crow: This looks like a job for— (voice breaks) Regular Guy!
- Take That: In one of Magic Voice's "what-if" scenarios, Crow and Servo see what life would be like if, instead of Mike, they lived with...a Crash Test Dummy! Mike is then shown as a guitar-playing, mumbling Brad Roberts, who sings "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" to the 'bots; they, in turn, scream in agony and bash their heads on the table. (As soon as the scenario is over, they run up and hug the real Mike.)
- Another scenario features Mike as an abusive version of The Frugal Gourmet. Again, the 'bots are appalled.
- Trash of the Titans: Mike and the bots have made a complete mess of the Bridge of the Satellite of Love in the opening.
"Aaaa, Johnny! Down there!"