Recap / Mystery Science Theater 3000 S 06 E 13 The Sinister Urge

Film watched: The Sinister Urge, with short Keeping Clean and Neat

The Mystery Science Theater 3000 presentation contains examples of:

  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Frank and potato cakes.
  • Beauty Equals Goodness: Mockingly evoked in the riffing during Keeping Clean and Neat.
    Crow: Remember, people like you better if you're pretty.
  • Brain Bleach: The scene in which porn director Johnny Ride gave mannish porn mogul Gloria Henderson a long kiss.
    Servo: Please, Mike, cover my eyes.
    Crow: That's it. I'm gonna be a monk.
    (Crow and Servo make gagging noises as they kiss.)
  • Call-Back:
    TV's Frank: (to Forrester) HAHAHAHAHAHA - You're stuck here!
  • Cardboard Prison: Apparently, Dr. Forrester's bonds don't prevent him from leaving Deep 13.
  • Enemy Mine: Mike and the 'bots are perfectly fine with Frank blowing up Deep 13 til they realize no Deep 13, no ever coming back to Earth.
  • Felony Misdemeanor:
    Crow: If they're arresting these guys, imagine the arrests they could make at the beach!
  • Genius Bonus:
    • invoked Mike's riff, "Smut! I'll show ya smut!" is one of the most obscure MST3K riffs. (It was a line uttered by Hawkeye in an episode of M*A*S*H that was partly drowned out by other bickering characters.)
    • The follow-up to Tom's "Bob Dylan saves the day!" riff when Dirk (allegedly) skulks outside of the pizza shop scene:
  • Hostage Situation: TV's Frank sets this up after being inspired by movies like In the Line of Fire, Blown Away and Speed.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: When Mike cracks "Oh, he's a beat cop!", Tom groans and Crow chuckles. Mike comments, "Well, he liked it."
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall/Mythology Gag: Mike laughs at a car grill, commenting, "Jet Jaguar!" Crow laughs for a moment, "Hey, it is!", then quizzically asks, "How would you know?!" Joel, not Mike, was on the Satellite of Love for Godzilla vs. Megalon.
  • Let's Kick It Into KLINE OVERDRIVE!: Invoked by Crow when Kline fights Dirk during a sting operation. Unfortunately, Johnny intervenes.
    • Only it wasn't Kline. It was an unnamed undercover officer played by a different actor.
  • Padding: invoked It is an Ed Wood film, after all.
    Mike and the Bots are watching prolonged footage of the outside of a police station.
    Crow: Ah. Ed Wood agonized over this scene.
    Mike: And now we are.
    The scene continues for several more seconds
    Crow: This is why Ed Wood gets final cut!
  • Parallel Porn Title: Inevitable considering the subject matter. Examples include Forrest Hump and A Few Nude Men.
  • Poke the Poodle: "Big Ethel" is coerced into doing porn, but...
    Crow: So they put her in more clothes than she's ever had on in her life!
  • Police Are Useless
    Servo: Sir, shouldn't we get back to the office and speculate?
  • Shout-Out:
  • Take That!:
    Gloria: In church?! Don't tell me that they're peddling those pictures in church!
    Mike: (As Gloria) That market is saturated.
  • Worth It: Mike and the 'bots state watching Gloria getting caught in an obvious lie and her reaction to seeing Dirk was worth the pain of watching the movie.
    • Servo also does a sarcastic version with his boisterous laughter at Lt. Carson's prank on Randy in an earlier scene.