Recap / Mystery Science Theater 3000 S 07 E 05 Escape 2000

Film watched: Escape 2000 aka Escape From the Bronx

The MST3K presentation contains examples of:

  • Boisterous Bruiser: "Toblerone", as they dub Dablone. The film comes alive during his brief appearances, and sags without him.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Somehow, while explaining to Mike and the Bots that he put Pearl in a home (a playhouse), he either doesn't notice or doesn't care that the Satellite of Love is currently on fire.
  • Continuity Nod: "I'm Cherokee Jack!"
    • "I'd better get over to the Zombie Nightmare set."
  • Cousin Oliver: Parodied when Dr. Forrester tries bringing in "Timmy Bobby Rusty".
  • Department of Redundancy Department:
    Mike: He died as he died: dead.
  • Foreshadowing: The segment where Dr. Forrester announces that ratings are low, and tries (and fails) to boost them. What happens to a show if their ratings are too low? Well, either it gets cancelled, or the funding gets cut.
  • God-Mode Sue / Bottomless Magazines: invokedAfter a character takes out a whole army of Mooks. "He must be in God Mode with unlimited ammo!"
  • Only Known by Their Nickname:
    Blonde Gang Member: Dablone!
    Crow: [as said blonde] I want to be called The Blonde!
  • Overused Running LEAVE THE BRONX Gag
  • Running Gag: Referring to the female lead as either a vampire or rat woman.
    • Jay the Photographer's comment "If they see us, we've had it" becomes a minor one.
    • Crow keeps setting the S.O.L. on fire.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Pearl is immediately smitten with Dablone when he shows up, and runs off with him.
  • Shaggy Dog Story: One of the last riffs has Trash deciding he'll leave the Bronx anyway, which of course means the movie had no point.
  • Shout-Out: Mike sings "Workin' on a sex farm!'' to the opening theme.
  • Smoky Gentlemen's Club: Invoked in the "Men's Night" host segment.
  • Special Effects Failure: Invoked by Servo's "Hoo-hoo!" reaction to the awkwardly tumbling dummy falling from the exploding helicopter.
  • Tempting Fate:
    Crow: [while trying to burn an ant] "Oh, like there's gonna be some kind of divine retribution?"
  • Toilet Humour:
    [Two Mooks get fried by an electrical mine]
    Mike: [as Mook #2] Oh what did you step in!
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Although it doesn't get mentioned explicitly, Toblerone Dablone and his henchmen just sort of disappear towards the end of the MST3K version of the film and Hoffman pulls a Karma Houdini escape in a flashy sports car. This is because the Brains had to cut most of the final battle scenes for time. In the full version Toblerone Dablone and pals all get gunned down by the Disinfestors later on and Junior blows up Hoffman's car with a grenade.
  • With Lyrics: Over the ending credits: "LEAVE BRONX! LEEEEAVE BRONX! LEEEEEAVE BRONX!"



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