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Recap: Mystery Science Theater 3000 S 06 E 14 San Francisco International
Film watched: San Francisco International

''The focal point of this failed TV pilot is the astounding pomposity and self-absorption of Pernell Roberts. He plays an airport administrator. You'd think that's a pretty mundane job and you'd be right, but Pernell struts and preens like balding cock-of-the-walk."
The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Amazing Colossal Episode Guide

The MST3K treatment has examples of:

  • Call Back: "MEGAWEAPON!"
  • Dull Surprise: The general reaction to the plane in trouble (or not) during the opening credits.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: A verbal example. Crow astutely points out that Pernell Roberts is looking "John Schuckonian" at one point.
  • Fan Disservice: Shirtless, sunburned Forrester and Frank as they do construction work (although Forrester is surprisingly buff).
  • Large Ham: Dana Elcar as the outraged, hippie-hating Mr. Woodruff.
  • Only Sane Man: After an increasing number of guests from previous episodes show up to laugh hysterically at Mike's Urkel impression, Torgo shuffles into Deep 13 to proclaim that he's "nEvER BEeN a bIg URkEl FAn"; the moment immediately collapses as the guests find other things to do.
  • Overly-Long Gag: Mike Nelson does an impression of Steve Urkel during all three host segments.
  • Plank Gag: Mike Lampshades and Invokes the Trope, demonstrating it to the 'bots. Unfortunately, he does far more damage to them than he planned.
    Crow: I'm... I'm seeing a light, Mike. I'm going down a long hallway and I see a light. Is that you with me, Jesus?
    Servo: (dazed) No more with the board. Please, Mister, don't hit me with the board again.
  • Running Gag: Mike and the 'bots are constantly implying that the divorce is all Davey's fault and that nobody loves him.
    Tina Scott (to Davey): It's just that sometimes married people—
    Mike (as Tina): —break up because of their kids.
    Tina: —simply have to live apart for a while.
    Servo (as Tina): Apart from their kids, I mean.
    Davey: You're going to get a divorce.
    Mike (as Tina): Yes, and I don't want custody.
    Tina: That hasn't been decided.
    Crow (as Tina): Although because of you, it's very likely.
    Davey: Do we have to go now?
    Servo (as Tina): You have to go now.
    • And then, later, as Jim and Davey fly over the city:
    Crow (as Jim): Davey, all those people down there are getting divorced because of you.
    • Pernell's hairpiece.
  • Shirtless Scene: Funnily enough, Dr. Forrester and TV's Frank in the first segment.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: "Oop, child of a messy divorce on Runway 2."
  • The Vietnam War:
    Davey (as he packs up his things): Mom, I don't want to go. You know what I mean.
    Tina: Yes, I know what you mean.
    Crow (as Tina): But they need you in Vietnam.

"My job, my way."

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