Recap / Mystery Science Theater 3000 S 06 E 15 Kitten With A Whip

Film watched: Kitten With a Whip

The Mystery Science Theater 3000 presentation contains these tropes:

  • Berserk Button: "You turned off Doodles Weaver!"
  • Fake Shemp:
    • Crow gets into Deep 13 and runs into Dr. Forrester. But since the same actor plays both (which including puppeteering Crow), Forrester is only shown from the waist down so he could be played by a different actor.
    • Lampshaded in the Poopie tape, with Trace popping his head into the shot, with the double, and says, "Hi, I'm not in this."
  • Lyrical Dissonance: When the characters visit a strip club, Servo adds lyrics to the background music:
    Servo: (in Louie Armstrong-esque voice) Jesus loves me, this I know / For the Bible tells me so!
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Dr. Forrester during the first segment where Crow escapes the Satellite of Love - with Mike's help - and attempts to find a way to break out Mike and Servo. Crow merely running into him is enough to send him crying in panic back to the SOL.
  • Off-Model: The collapsible version of Crow, who's folded into a torpedo for Umbilicus infiltration, doesn't have moving eyes, giving him an Uncanny Valley stare.
  • Running Gag, Call-Back: The Kitten with a Whip becomes an anthropomorphic costume, which makes a reappearance in the Turkey Day segments of Night of the Blood Beast.
    Servo: Look at camera, pay no attention, stay bland, must stay bland!
  • Take That!:
    Stratton: "On second thought, it wasn't funny at all."
    Crow: "Oh, Adam Sandler."
  • They Killed Kenny Again: TV's Frank gets beaten to death by louisville sluggers while dressed up like a pinata.
  • Visual Pun: Kevin Murphy is a literal Kitten with a Whip. (He reappears later during the special Thanksgiving episode of Night of the Blood Beast, and has a lot more funny things to do.)



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