Recap / Mystery Science Theater 3000 S 08 E 06 The Undead
The Undead Brain Bleach Servo: You know, Smolkin's naked sometimes, Mike. Mike: ...Oh, damn you, Servo. Damned by Faint Praise: When the Observers are looking over the results of the IQ tests given to the cast
Observer: The one called "Gypsy" did rather well. 80th Percentile among robots of her kind, of which there is only one. Flashback Stares: The 'bots insist that Mike provides a COMPLETE recap of events up to and before his employment at Deep 13 — unfortunately, they send him back too far (complete with Kubrick Stare.) Mike: Never figured out why they fired me... hmm. Ah, yeah... I was late a lot, there was that... quite a bit, actually... showed up that one time from that kegger — I was all stinky, I hadn't showered... punched that guy from accounting that one time... Tom: (nervous) Th-this isn't helping, Mike... Mike: Someone really had it out for me, though... think I know who it was too... Oh, yeah... Crow: (nervous) M-Mike, honey... you're... you're scaring us... Genius Bonus: Bobo stacking boxes to find a reward is a reference to Sultan. Bobo: HEY! Where's the banana? Ho Yay: Invoked by Mike when PENDRA-gon is describing his encounter with Quintis: Pendragon: Oddly he spoke. Oddly he looked upon me. Mike: Oddly did I feel down there. Insistent Terminology: Pen-DRAGON, as opposed to PENDRA-gon. Overly Long Gag: Bobo taking his sweet time making a sandwich with Observer's brain. Power Incontinence: Livia, a witch from the film, escapes into the SoL, but is unable to control her powers and winds up transformed into a bottle of bleach. (She does make Crow scream in terror when she briefly turns into Pearl.) Running G STAY!!!! ag Benjamin Franklin quotes whenever the bust of Franklin in the office is visible. jokes for PENDRA-gon. "Gotta help Strider move a couch." Lord of the Rings STAAAAAAAY!!! SLEEEEEEEEEEP! Portraying Professor Olinger as Mel Cooley. Shout-Out: When the knight who gets Mugged for Disguise first appears, Servo sings " Me in white satin..." Simpleton Voice: Mike and Crow affect these upon finding out that Tom proved himself intelligent enough to join the Observers. Strange-Syntax Speaker: One of the knights goes a little farther in his broken ye olde englishe. Mike takes full advantage when he gets jumped. Mike: Me help! Attacked I'm being! Hitting me stop you must! God dear bleeding am I! Break my leg think I did you! Stylistic Suck: Smolkin's standards album, where every song is disrupted by his corpse/rat/filth Verbal Tic. Take That!: Servo has Mike put on Leonard Maltin -esque glasses and a beard and then read a Humiliation Conga statement in Maltin's voice as retaliation for Maltin giving The Undead three stars in his video guide. This Is Gonna Suck: Crow has this reaction upon seeing Roger Corman's name in the credits. Crow: Well, that's it, we're doomed. Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe: Mocked thoroughly: Servo (as knight pulling Smolkin over): Pullest thy vehicle to the curb and showest me thy driver's license and registration. Did thou knowest how fast thou was driving? What the Hell, Hero?: Mike was not impressed with Pendragon stabbing Livia
And our brave knight stabs an unarmed woman! Way to go, PENDRA-gon.