Recap / Mystery Science Theater 3000 S 08 E 06 The Undead

Film watched: The Undead

The Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode of this movie contains examples of:

  • Brain Bleach
    Servo: You know, Smolkin's naked sometimes, Mike.
    Mike: ...Oh, damn you, Servo.
  • But Wait, There's More!: When Satan appears in the graveyard, and people line up to sell their souls to him:
    Servo: If you pledge your soul, you'll get a Satan tote bag.
  • 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. invoked
    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.
  • The Imp: During the final segment, Crow dons an imp costume and pretends to be the imp from the film, which consists mainly of cackling and periodically exclaiming, "I'm an imp!".
  • 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 GSTAY!!!!ag
    • Benjamin Franklin quotes whenever the bust of Franklin in the office is visible.
    • Lord of the Rings jokes for PENDRA-gon. "Gotta help Strider move a couch."
    • 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.